ALL NEW History Schmistory: January 6. Kerrigan Clubbed!

January 6, 1994. Nancy Kerrigan is clubbed on the knee before a competition.

ALL NEW History Schmistory: January 5. Charles is Dead!

January 5, 1477: Charles the Bold Butchered in Battle!

History Schmistory: January 4. An Elephant Never Forgets…

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Edison.jpg#/media/File:Edison.jpg, [public domain]

1903: Topsy, an old circus elephant, is electrocuted by Thomas Edison in an effort to shed light on the “dangers” of AC current, during the much publicized War of Currents campaign. More proof that Thomas Edison had no soul. Just look at the guy…

GO THERE! And you thought the holidays were over!

Grab your broomstick and pointy hat and fly out to Italy this Monday, the best place to be for the Epiphany

 

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Maggas at en.wikipedia [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

 

 

ALL NEW History Schmistory: January 4. Nixon Says No!

January 4, 1974: Nixon refuses the demands of the Senate Watergate Committee.

ALL NEW History Schmistory: January 3. Revolt!

January 3, 1932. Banana Revolt in Honduras!

Epiphany, Italian Style

La Befana interviewed by Marco Polo in “Legend Has It.”

History Schmistory: January 3. Top o’ the world, Ma (Tour Eiffel)

1956: A fire damages the top of the Eiffel Tower. Souvenir candles sell like hot-crepes

 

Ouch!

Ouch!

 

GO THERE! And take multiple sweaters!

Quebec’s Hôtel de Glace opens in 3 days. If, in these Wintery months, you find yourself in the mood for some icy opulence, this annual dwelling would be an excellent choice, albeit a chilly one!

History Schmistory: January 2. But, I can’t drive 55…

1974: President Richard Nixon signs a bill lowering the maximum U.S. speed limit to 55 MPH in order to conserve gasoline during an OPEC embargo. This eventually causes Sammy Hagar to completely lose it.

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