1900: Queen Elizabeth, ‘the Queen Mother’ is born. Not to be confused with Elizabeth II, who will most likely live forever.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Monday, August 3, 2015
Speaking of mediocre composers, here’s a Marco classic!
Sunday, August 2, 2015
1610: Explorer Henry Hudson enters the bay later named after him, the Hudson Bay. Since his crew mutinied and left him for dead, an apology card was also in order. It’s in a bottle, floating out there somewhere. Sorry Hud!
Saturday, August 1, 2015
Friday, July 31, 2015
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
1958: President Dwight D. Eisenhower eagerly signs a federal statute that creates the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Sadly, they were never able to get him back to his home planet.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
1586: The Potato is introduced into Britain from America. It quickly adopts a flawless British accent.
Monday, July 27, 2015
1890: Vincent van Gogh shoots himself; he dies two days later. Insert ear joke here.
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Fun Fact: Esperanto was the brain child of Dr. Ludwig Lazarus Zamenhof and was designed as a ‘universal language’ that would help foster global connections and communication. Unfortunately it was not the success Zamenhof had hoped. Today only 10,000, in the whole world, speak it fluently. Commiseration’s Dr. Z