Saturday, July 4, 2015
Friday, July 3, 2015
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.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Monday, June 29, 2015
1613 - Shakespeare’s Globe Theater burned down. That light through the yonder window breaking? It was a fire. And while all that glistens may not be gold, all that is red and hot is most likely going to burn down a building.
Sunday, June 28, 2015
1820 - The tomato was proven to be non-poisonous. Thank goodness for that…our most important foods (pizza, spaghetti, burgers) would never have been the same!
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Friday, June 26, 2015
1927: the Cyclone; arguably the father of the modern roller-coaster, opens at Coney Island to much fanfare and vomit.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
1876: the ill-fated Battle of Little Bighorn culminates in the death of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer. Gary Larson said it best:
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…
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
1314: Battle of Bannockburn begins. With the losses of great patriots like Andrew de Moray and William Wallace still weighing heavily on their hearts, Robert the Bruce leads his troops to victory, winning Scottish Independence from England, and an Oscar for Mel Gibson.