Saturday, July 4, 2015
Friday, July 3, 2015
1767 – Norway’s oldest newspaper still in print, Adresseavisen, was founded and the first edition was published. They needed a way to adress-a the news-a to the peopla-a.
Thursday, July 2, 2015
July 2nd – 1901, Montana – Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid rob train! They get away with $40,000!
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
July 1st 1690, Ireland – The Battle of the Boyne between the deposed British King James the II and the guy that took his crown, William III. This was the decisive battle in a long protracted struggle between the Catholic James and Protestant William, in the period know as the Glorious Revolution….and another example of how Williams are often destined to rule!
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Monday, June 29, 2015
1613 - Shakespeare’s Globe Theater burned down. That light through the yonder window breaking? It was a fire. And while all that glistens may not be gold, all that is red and hot is most likely going to burn down a building.
Sunday, June 28, 2015
1820 - The tomato was proven to be non-poisonous. Thank goodness for that…our most important foods (pizza, spaghetti, burgers) would never have been the same!
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Friday, June 26, 2015
1927: the Cyclone; arguably the father of the modern roller-coaster, opens at Coney Island to much fanfare and vomit.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
1876: the ill-fated Battle of Little Bighorn culminates in the death of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer. Gary Larson said it best: