Tuesday, August 2, 2016
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!
Monday, August 1, 2016
Sunday, July 31, 2016
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Friday, July 29, 2016
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.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
1586: The Potato is introduced into Britain from America. It quickly adopts a flawless British accent.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
1890: Vincent van Gogh shoots himself; he dies two days later. Insert ear joke here.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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
Monday, July 25, 2016
Sunday, July 24, 2016
1567: A one year old boy becomes King James VI of Scotland when his mother, Mary Queen of Scots, abdicates. He shares a round of milk with his subjects.
Fun fact: Once he was all grown up James ruled both England and Scotland from 1603- 1625….. he was also fascinated by witches and the Daemonologie in 1599. Each to their own I guess!