Monday, November 16, 2015
1907: Oklahoma becomes the 46th State in the US. And honestly. Where on Earth would we be without Oklahoma! ?
Sunday, November 15, 2015
1920: The first assembly of the League of Nations is held in Geneva. They swear they reserved the big conference room, but another “League” begged to differ.
Saturday, November 14, 2015
1889: Nellie Bly begins her trip around the world, aiming to accomplish the journey in 80 days, a span Jules Verne predicted in his work of fiction, Around the World in 80 Days. Get this, Nellie did it in 72 days. In your face, Phileas Fogg!
Friday, November 13, 2015
1851: The Denny Party lands at Alki point, the first settlers in what would become Seattle, Washington, and the current residence of the one and only Marco Polo! …Just in case you were wondering.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
1970: The Oregon Highway Division learns exactly what not to do with a dead whale.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
1911: Apocalyptic expectations went wild the last time we saw an 11/11/11, as The Great Blue Norther, a cold snap that produced record highs and lows on the same day, barreled through the central US, leaving much of the bewildered population with contrasting habiliments.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Monday, November 9, 2015
1494: Only two years after our man Lorenzo Magnifico dies, his eldest son Piero (the Unfortunate) manages to get the entire Family de’ Medici kicked out of Florence. This led to the sarcastic expression; “way to go, Piero!” Actually it’s not an expression at all, but you should start using it anyway. It’ll make you feel intellectually superior to others Hit it, Marco!
Sunday, November 8, 2015
1895: Wilhelm Röntgen discovers the X-Ray almost completely by accident. And that’s when the fun began!