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History Schmistory: December 5. In a cavern, in a canyon…

1848: US President James K. Polk confirms that boat loads of gold have been discovered in California, leading to it’s ridiculous population surge in 1849. The miners who moved in by the thousands quickly become known as the 49ers, and they went on to win 5 Super Bowl titles and currently have the leagues most stifling rush defense… …wait…

By Molly Hayden, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Public Affairs (See 4th image on slideshow) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

By Molly Hayden, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Public Affairs (See 4th image on slideshow) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

History Schmistory: December 4. The Actual First Thanksgiving.

History Schmistory: December 4th – Ghost ship

1872 – The Atlantic Ocean

The Mary Celeste is discovered mysteriously abandoned. All her crew and the lifeboat are missing, never to be found….creepy

 

By Unconfirmed, possibly Honore Pellegrin (1800–c.1870). This speculative attribution is suggested in Paul Begg: Mary Celeste: The Greatest Mystery of the Sea. Longmans Education Ltd, Harlow (UK) 2007. Plate 2 (Scanned from Slate magazine, December 6 2011) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

By Unconfirmed, possibly Honore Pellegrin (1800–c.1870). This speculative attribution is suggested in Paul Begg: Mary Celeste: The Greatest Mystery of the Sea. Longmans Education Ltd, Harlow (UK) 2007. Plate 2 (Scanned from Slate magazine, December 6 2011) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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History Schmistory: December 3. Keep your pants on!

1927: Putting Pants on Philip, the first Laurel and Hardy film, is released. If you don’t know them, get on it. Here’s a good start!

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By film screenshot (RKO) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Do the Santa Dance!

Christmas Around the World Full Episode!

Rent the full Christmas episode today.  At $1.99, it’s barely more than a ha’penny!

History Schmistory: November 30. Jersey Shake.

1783: A magnitude 5.3 earthquake strikes New Jersey, the largest in the state’s history. Citizens threaten to punch the earth in the face.

 

Armand85 at English Wikipedia [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

Armand85 at English Wikipedia [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

Today’s MarcoWord (Italian): Buon Natale (Merry Christmas)

Today’s MarcoWord (Italian): Buon Natale. Merry Christmas. Buon Natale, nemesis, I look forward to more feuding next year!”

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