This Month in History

By admin on 07/18/2019 7:54 PM

April showers may bring May flowers, but June heralds the end of the school year and the beginning of summer vacations. June is also traditionally the Marriage Month. More brides step up to the altar in June than in any other month in the year. June 1, 1926, Norma Jean Baker was born in Los […]

May

By admin on 07/16/2019 10:24 PM

May Day is Celebrated Throughout the World—Peasants in Europe, Military in Russia. May 1., 1707:    Scotland and England merged to form Great Britain. May 1, 1786:    Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro premiered in Vienna May 1, 1884:    Construction of the first skyscraper—the Home Insurance Building—began in Chicago on LaSalle street. It was 10 stories tall. […]

By admin on 05/16/2019 12:01 AM

On April 1, 1789: The U. S. House of Representatives finally achieved a quorum and convened. On April 1, 1863: First wartime U. S. conscription law was enacted. On April 14, 1536: Wales became part of England. On April 18, 1775: Paul Revere Day: The Day he made his legendary ride. Feedback . . . […]

By admin on 04/02/2019 5:49 AM

March is the same as September in the Northern Hemisphere. Each year March and June end on the same day of the week. It is the time of year when animals start to wake up from hibernation. March 1, 1932 – The 20-month-old son of aviation pioneer Charles A. Lindbergh was kidnapped from his home […]

By admin on 03/19/2019 8:23 AM

February is American Heart month to be or become conscious of our heart health. February 14 is St Valentine’s Day is a time for romance and to remember those we love. February is Black History month and American History month, a time for love of our heritage. And there is Groundhog Day for those that […]

By admin on 01/03/2019 3:50 AM

Jan 11, 49 BC: Caesar crossed the Rubicon River in January. Jan 2, 1900: Queen Victoria admitted she wasn’t amused. Jan 3, 1882: Oscar Wilde to customs officials: “I have nothing to declare but my genius.” On Jan, 1920, The U. S. government declared a war on the “demon alcohol” by passing the Eighteenth Amendment. 

By admin on 12/04/2018 4:10 AM

Christmas comes but once a year, but the shopping season lasts much longer. There was a time when the advertising didn’t start before December. Slowly but surely the kickoff date was moved to November, the day after Thanksgiving. Then it was moved to October, even prior to Halloween. At this rate, in another century, we’ll […]

By Del Meyer on 11/26/2018 4:06 AM

November is when the north winds begin to blow and herald the coming of winter. This month is also a time of migration: gray whales swim south to the warm waters of Mexico, ducks, geese, cranes, and even monarch butterflies fly south to escape the ice and snow; and many people now fly south to […]

By Del Meyer on 10/14/2018 1:51 PM

Right between the lazy days of summer and the chilly days of autumn, there’s a time when the days are sunny and warm, the nights are crisp and cool. It’s called Indian Summer. The green leaves of summer begin to change their hue to yellow, orange, and burnt red; pumpkins and maize ripen in the […]

By Del Meyer on 09/14/2018 12:49 PM

September is the time when we traditionally conclude the rites of summer with the long Labor Day weekend. Intended to be a salute to working people, Labor Day has become a celebration of the end of the vacation season, signaling that it’s time to go back to work or for children to hit the books […]