History Schmistory: October 9. “Nice shirt! I love reggae!”

1967: Only a day after his capture, Argentine-Cuban Revolutionary, ErnestoChe” Guevara, is executed in Bolivia for attempting to start a revolution there. T-shirt prices skyrocket.

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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/58/CheHigh.jpg

History Schmistory: October 8. Today never happened.

1582: Italy, Portugal, Poland and Spain adopt the Gregorian calendar, officially eliminating this day from existence.

History Schmistory: October 7. A Painful “Memory”

1982: Cats, the musical opens on Broadway and runs for almost 18 years, just above the average life-span of your typical household cat.

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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/df/Koty_musical.jpg

History Schmistory: October 6. Around the World in 4,833 days.

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2007: Modern day adventurer, Jason Lewis completes his human-powered circumnavigation of the globe, having hiked, biked, roller bladed, kayaked, swam and pedaloed his way around the entire planet! The trip was supposed to take around 3-4 years, but he had a few hang ups, like capsizing in two oceans, going to jail, being robbed at machete point, breaking both of his legs, dodging the bullets of a civil war, and being attacked by malaria, blood poisoning, altitude sickness and a crocodile, just to name a few. All told, when reaching his original starting point, Jason Lewis had traveled nearly 46,000 miles in 13 years. As far as we’re concerned he deserves a lifetime lazy-pass. Though he probably wouldn’t even use it.

History Schmistory: October 5. Think of a wonderful thought…

1857: The city of Anaheim is founded. Nearly 100 years later it is the happiest place on Earth.

By mydisneyadventures (Flickr: Kiss!) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By mydisneyadventures (Flickr: Kiss!) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

History Schmistory: October 4. Don’t rush-more than you have to…

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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…

History Schmistory: October 3. “Eat… these broken wings…”

1964: The first plate of Buffalo Wings is served up at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York, a city once brimming with swarms of flying buffalo. Now, sadly there are only a few left 🙁

By Coast Guard photo/ Petty Officer 2nd Class Jetta H. Disco [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

By Coast Guard photo/ Petty Officer 2nd Class Jetta H. Disco [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art by Alexis Trice

History Schmistory: October 2. Fifth Dimensional TV!

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… …

By Bureau of Industrial Service. This was a division of ad agency Young & Rubicam and was widely used by those in the television industry for distributing publicity material. (eBay front back) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

By Bureau of Industrial Service. This was a division of ad agency Young & Rubicam and was widely used by those in the television industry for distributing publicity material. (eBay front back) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

History Schmistory: October 1. Back off, sound!!

1969: A Concorde turbojet-powered supersonic passenger airliner breaks the sound barrier for the first time. Sound barrier calls shenanigans and demands a rematch.

U.S. Navy F/A-18 within the sound barrier By Ensign John Gay, U.S. Navy [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

U.S. Navy F/A-18 within the sound barrier
By Ensign John Gay, U.S. Navy [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

History Schmistory: September 29. Stool ka-Boom!

1911: Italy declares war on the Ottomans. All they ever wanted was to be comfortable.

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By Wikipedia Loves Art participant “VeronikaB” [CC BY 2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons

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