Friday, November 27, 2015
1962 – Seattle Washington
The first test flight of the Boeing 727. Incidentally, if you ever find yourself in Costa Rica you can stay in a hotel made of an old model!
Friday, October 16, 2015
1869: Boston, A hotel in Boston becomes the first to have indoor plumbing. Yet in 2015 we still have to deal with these….
Saturday, August 15, 2015
1939 – Hollywood
The Wizard of OZ premieres! And the stereotype of the Witch is born! (You know, they were never green!)
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
1851: The Isle of Wight, England.
It’s the first America’s cup! Victory goes the the US schooner America who beat the British entry. Queen Victoria watches on, no doubt with her head in her hands.
Thursday, August 6, 2015
1181 – The Supernova is first observed by Japanese and Chinese astronomers.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
1926 – New York.
Magician and escape artist Harry Houdini is submerged in an underwater coffin. It take’s him 1 1/2 hours to escape.
Thursday, July 2, 2015
July 2nd – 1901, Montana – Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid rob train! They get away with $40,000!
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
July 1st 1690, Ireland – The Battle of the Boyne between the deposed British King James the II and the guy that took his crown, William III. This was the decisive battle in a long protracted struggle between the Catholic James and Protestant William, in the period know as the Glorious Revolution….and another example of how Williams are often destined to rule!
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Here’s a peek at Marco Polo’s legendary interview with Befana herself!
Saturday, January 3, 2015
January 3, 1932. Banana Revolt in Honduras!