Wednesday, July 20, 2016
1858 - The first ever fee was charged to see a baseball game at the steep price of 50 cents per person. Sure had to break the piggy bank for Babe!
Monday, July 18, 2016
1768 - The Boston Gazette published the “Liberty Song,” America’s 1st patriotic song. It was an American Revolutionary War song composed by patriot, John Dickinson. Come, join hand in hand, to sing this tune to the motherland!
Sunday, July 17, 2016
1850 - The Harvard Observatory took the 1st photograph of a star (Vega). Vega is argued to be the next most important star in the sky after the Sun. Needless to say, it is a “bright spot” in history for astronomers!
Saturday, July 16, 2016
1439 - Kissing was banned in England to stop germs from spreading! Soon after, blowing kisses became the next best thing.
Friday, July 15, 2016
1799 – The Rosetta Stone was found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon’s Egyptian Campaign. It unfortunately did not give them the ability learn a new language online. It did however have three different languages written on it (Greek, Demotic & Hieroglyphic!)
Thursday, July 14, 2016
1789 - Today is Bastille Day. The French Revolution began with the fall of Bastille. Aujourd’hui, nous célébrons notre liberté!
Sunday, July 10, 2016
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.
Friday, July 8, 2016
Monday, July 4, 2016
Sunday, July 3, 2016
1767 – Norway’s oldest newspaper still in print, Adresseavisen, was founded and the first edition was published. They needed a way to adress-a the news-a to the peopla-a.