Tuesday, October 6, 2015
2007: Modern day adventurer, Jason Lewis completes his human-powered circumnavigation of the globe, having hiked, biked, roller bladed, kayaked, swam and pedaloed his way around the entire planet! The trip was supposed to take around 3-4 years, but he had a few hang ups, like capsizing in two oceans, going to jail, being robbed at machete point, breaking both of his legs, dodging the bullets of a civil war, and being attacked by malaria, blood poisoning, altitude sickness and a crocodile, just to name a few. All told, when reaching his original starting point, Jason Lewis had traveled nearly 46,000 miles in 13 years. As far as we’re concerned he deserves a lifetime lazy-pass. Though he probably wouldn’t even use it.
Monday, October 5, 2015
1857: The city of Anaheim is founded. Nearly 100 years later it is the happiest place on Earth.
Sunday, October 4, 2015
American-born Danish sculptor, Gutzon Borglum begins carving Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Naturally, he started from the rear and worked his way forward…
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Art by Alexis Trice
Friday, October 2, 2015
1959: Televisions legendary sci-fi anthology series, The Twilight Zone, premiers on CBS. It receives numerous rave reviews, but ratings land in the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge… …
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
1955: After starring in only 3 movies, legendary actor James Dean dies in an auto collision, forever distinguishing him as the rebel without a seatbelt.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
1911: Italy declares war on the Ottomans. All they ever wanted was to be comfortable.
Monday, September 28, 2015
1951: CBS makes the first color television available to the public, only to see it discontinued a few weeks later.
Sunday, September 27, 2015
1605: The Polish-Swedish War: The Swedish army, in a matter of minutes, is utterly defeated by the Polish-Lithuanian calvary in the Battle of Kircholm, while in the kitchen the Swedish meatball miraculously holds ground against the Polish sausage. All was not lost.