Sunday, October 4, 2015
American-born Danish sculptor, Gutzon Borglum begins carving Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Naturally, he started from the rear and worked his way forward…
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Art by Alexis Trice
Friday, October 2, 2015
1959: Televisions legendary sci-fi anthology series, The Twilight Zone, premiers on CBS. It receives numerous rave reviews, but ratings land in the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge… …
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
1955: After starring in only 3 movies, legendary actor James Dean dies in an auto collision, forever distinguishing him as the rebel without a seatbelt.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
1911: Italy declares war on the Ottomans. All they ever wanted was to be comfortable.
Monday, September 28, 2015
1951: CBS makes the first color television available to the public, only to see it discontinued a few weeks later.
Sunday, September 27, 2015
1605: The Polish-Swedish War: The Swedish army, in a matter of minutes, is utterly defeated by the Polish-Lithuanian calvary in the Battle of Kircholm, while in the kitchen the Swedish meatball miraculously holds ground against the Polish sausage. All was not lost.
Saturday, September 26, 2015
2008: Swiss Pilot and inventor Yves Rossy becomes the first person to fly across the English Channel in a winged jetpack of his own invention. Soon after, he flies over the Swiss Alps. Lucky he didn’t burn out his fuse up there alone…
His next mission? “To infinity and beyond!”
Friday, September 25, 2015
1930: Marco’s favorite 20th century poet/songwriter/cartoonist/performer Shel Silverstein is born, presumably where the sidewalk begins.