History Schmistory: January 17. Toot-Toot!

1929: Popeye the Sailor Man, a cartoon character created by Elzie Segar, first appears in the Thimble Theatre comic strip. Deluded children begin eating spinach with the hopes of growing freakishly large forearms.

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History Schmistory: January 17. How Uncivil!

January 17, 1918. Civil War in Finland!

History Schmistory: January 16. The Impossible Dream…

1605: Book One of Don Quixote (El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha) by Miguel de Cervantes is published in Madrid. Despite great efforts, the sport of Windmill Jousting never caught on.

 

 

Don Quixote charging the windmills by Dave Winer, May 5th 2009 via Flick, creative commons contribution

Don Quixote charging the windmills by Dave Winer, May 5th 2009 via Flick, creative commons contribution

 

Not familiar with the story of Don Quixote? Are you not even sure how to pronounce it? Well there are plenty of versions out there, including the hit musical Man of La Mancha, and, of course, this faithful adaptation from Mr. Magoo…

History Schmistory: January 16. Nice Statute!

January 16, 1786. Virginia Enacts Jefferson’s “Statute For Religious Freedom”.

Video Schmistory: January 15

It’s a sticky wicket on this day in History.

History Schmistory: January 14. A Meeting of Minds!

January 14, 1943. Frank and Winston Rendezvous!

History Schmistory: January 13. Ford-ward Thinking!

January 13, 1942. Henry Ford’s Plastic Car!

History Schmistory: January 12. Rocky Mountain -Why?

January 12, 1915. Good news. Bad news.

History Schmistory: January 11. Earhart Air!

January 11, 1935. Amelia Takes On The Pacific!

History Schmistory: January 10. Straight From the Moon!

January 10, 1946. US Army Signal Corps receives a message from the Moon.

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