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Christopher Columbus lands in the Caribbean

On December 5 in:


1492, Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to set foot on the island of Hispaniola(now Hati and Dominican Republic);


1932, German-born Swiss physicist Albert Einstein is granted an American visa;


1934, American author and screenwriter Joan Didion is born;


1952, The Great Smog: A cold fog descends upon London, combining air pollution and killing at least12,000 in the weeks and months that follow and in ;


1955, E.D. Nixon and Rosa Parks lead the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Land Ho for the pilgrims and Rolling Stone rolls off the presses

On November 9 in:

1620, Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower sight land at Cape Cod, Massachusetts;

1888, Mary Jane Kelly is murdered in London, widely believed to be the fifth and final victim of the notorious unidentified serial killer Jack the Ripper;

1934, Carl Sagen, American astronomer, astrophysicist and cosmologist is born;

1953, Dylan Thomas, Welsh poet and author, dies at the age of 39; and in 

1967, the first issue of Rolling Stone Magazine is published. 



Dear Mr. President and goodbye Lamb Chop

On August 2 in:


1776, The Declaration of Independence is signed;


1870, Tower Subway, the world's first underground tube railway, opens in London, England;


1934, Adolf Hitler becomes Fuhrer of Germany following the death of President Paul von Hindenburg;


1939, Albert Einstein and Leo Szilard write a letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt, urging him to begin the Manhattan Project to develop a nuclear weapon; and in


1998, Shari Lewis, American television host and puppeteer dies at the age of 65. 

Donald Duck debuts and Mount Everest eats two climbers

On June 9 in:


1891, American composer Cole Porter is born;


1934, Donald Duck makes his debut in The Wise Little Hen ;


1924: In a second attempt to climb Mount Everest, George Mallory and Andrew Irvine disapperar possibly having first made it to the top;


1973,  In horseracing, Secretariat wins the Triple Crown;


1870, Charles Dickens, English author and critic dies. 

Today in history: January 26

On January 26 in


1905, Maria von Trapp, Austrian American singer, is born;


1915, The Rocky Mountain National Park is established by an act of Congress;


1837, Michigan is admitted as the 26th U.S. state;


1924, Saint Petersburg, Russia, is renamed Leningrad;


1934, The Apollo Theater opens in Harlem, New York City; and in 


1905,The world's largest diamond ever, the Cullinan, weighing 3,106.75 carats is found in South Africa.

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Birth of a Rolling Stone and a premiere of a classic

On December 18 in: 1777, The United States celebrates its first Thanksgiving, marking the recent victory by the Americans over British forces in the Battle...

Word of the day


(verb) to complain loudly or angrily

The collectiion: Books

Silkworm - Robert Galbraith

This book is the second in a new mystery series by J.K. Rowling writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. We again follow Private Detective Cormoran...

Kids cook

Peanut Pitas

Peanut Pitas are a nutritious, tasty snack and so easy to make. No measuring required.What you will need:1 package ( 8 ounces) small pita breads, cut crosswise...

New DVD5

Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas

An arresting medieval epic starring Mads Mikkelsen (A ROYAL AFFAIR, VALHALLA RISING, Hannibal), Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas explores...

Quotation of the day

Judy Garland

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.


Interesting things


Ever hear of Dronestagram? It's dedicated to videos and photographs taken with drones.

The collection: Music

Blue Smoke - Dolly Parton

Singer, songwriter, musician, actress and philanthropist Dolly Parton is proud to release her new album "Blue Smoke." The album reflects the character...

Science fair

T.P. Shooters

You can use ping pong balls or marshmallows as amo for these cool shooters.What you will need:2 toilet-paper tubes (or 1 paper-towel tube, cut in half...
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