Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The early Olympic Games were celebrated as a religious festival from 776 B.C. until 393 A.D., when the games were banned for being a pagan festival (the Olympics celebrated the Greek god Zeus)!
Monday, July 30, 2012
The last Olympic gold medals that were made entirely out of gold were awarded in 1912. Gold spray paint probably became popular soon after that…
Saturday, July 28, 2012
The five Olympic rings represent the five major regions of the world – Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania! The rings will always bring us together.
Friday, July 13, 2012
1772 - Captain James Cook began his 2nd voyage, this time to the South Seas. He commanded a ship called the Resolution & although was able to retire after this voyage, couldn’t resolve his need for adventure.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
You say you want a revolution? OK–you got it. 2 days to Bastille Day!
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
1040 - Lady Godiva rode naked on horseback to force her husband, the Earl of Mercia, to lower taxes. I am sure her husband wished they could have kept their disagreement covered up.
Monday, July 9, 2012
1776 - Declaration of Independence was read to George Washington’s troops in New York. I am sure some must have wondered why they were still following the leader after they were told they were free. After all, they now had the unalienable right to life which war could take away.
Sunday, July 8, 2012