This Month in History

By admin on 10/17/2019 8:43 AM

On this month in 1000, Leif Erikson landed in North America On this month in 1853, Turkey declared war on Russia. On this month in 1889, Thomas Edison showed his first motion pictures

By admin on 10/16/2019 9:48 PM

On September 1, 1181, Pope Lucius III begins a four-year reign, during which the former Cistercian monk founds the medieval inquisition. It condemned heretics and turned them over to civil authorities for burning. On September 1, 1422, Henry VI, nine months old, becomes king of England. Within six weeks he also inherited the crown of […]

By admin on 09/02/2019 6:13 PM

In some parts of this country, the days of August have a special name: the dog days of summer. It may refer to the doggedly hot temperatures  most regions encounter; others say it raises people’s tempers, causing some to bark like dogs; some say it’s like the laid-back attitude of a dog finding a shady […]

By admin on 08/06/2019 1:57 AM

Launched at 9:32 AM from Kennedy Space Center Florida Command Module Columbia circled the moon with Michael Collins on board. Lunar Module Eagle with 2 stages orbited around the moon at 1000s miles per hour Missed the planned landing requiring Armstrong to take control from the computer He flew the Eagle manually to the sea […]

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.