Monday, October 26, 2015
1881: The famous gunfight at the OK Corral takes place in Tombstone, Arizona, lasting only 30 seconds. A shame Kevin Costner’s movie wasn’t that short.
(GO THERE!) The well-preserved town still stands as a major tourist attraction.
-And Val Kilmer still stands as Doc Holiday, in our book.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Thursday, July 16, 2015
1439 - Kissing was banned in England to stop germs from spreading! Soon after, blowing kisses became the next best thing.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
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!)
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
1789 - Today is Bastille Day. The French Revolution began with the fall of Bastille. Aujourd’hui, nous célébrons notre liberté!
Monday, July 13, 2015
1772 - Captain James Cook began his 2nd voyage, this time to the South Seas. He commanded a ship called the Resolution & although was able to retire after this voyage, couldn’t resolve his need for adventure.
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Friday, July 10, 2015
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.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
1374 - A sudden outbreak of St. John’s Dance caused people in the streets of Aachen, Germany, to experience hallucinations and begin to jump and twitch uncontrollably until they collapse from exhaustion.This phenomena, know as “Dancing Mania” spread throughout Europe over the next few decades.
And still continues to effect “victims” all over the world today…