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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 of Saratoga; 


1863, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria is born; 


1892, The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky premiered in Saint Petersburg, Russia ;


1943, Keith Richards, English singer songwriter, guitarist, producer and actor (The Rolling Stones, The Dirty Mac and The New Barbarians, is born;







The Diary of Anne Frank and the first global satellite TV program

On June 25th in:


1910, The U.S. Congress passes the Mann Act, which prohibits interstate transport of females for "immoral purposes"; the ambiguous language would be used to selectively prosecute people for years to come;


1947, The Diary of a Young Girl (better known as The Diary of Anne Frank) is published;


1876, Battle of the Little Bighorn and the death of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer;


1943, the Holocaust:  Jews in the Czestochowa Ghetto in Poland stage an uprising against the Nazis;


1950, the Korean War begins with the invasion of South Korea by North Korea;


1949; Long-Haired Hare, starring Bugs Bunny, is released in theaters;


1991, Croatia and Slovenia declare their independence from Yugoslavia; and in


1967, Broadcasting of the first live global satellite television program:  Our World


Walt Disney World and the Marriage of Figaro

1786, in Vienna,Austria, Mozart's opera, the Marriage of Figaro is performed for the first time;


1915, The RMS, Lusitania departs from New York City on her 202 and final crossing of the North Atlantic.  Six days later, the sip is torpedoed off the coast of Ireland with the loss of 1,198 lives, including 128 Americans, rousing American sentiment against Germany;


1933, the Humanist Manifest I is published;


1884, Moses Fleetwood Walker becomes the first black person to play in a professional baseball game in the United States;


1940, the  Summer Olympics are cancelled due to war; and in


1707, the Act of Union joins the Kingdom of England and Kingdom of Scotland to form the Kindgom of Great Britain. 




Today in history: January 15 (take 2)

1943, The world's largest office building, the Pentagon, is dedicated in Arlington, VA;


1919, A large molasses tank in Boston, Massachusetts, bursts and a wave of molasses rushes through the streets, kiling 21 people and injuring 150 others;


1493, Christopher Columbus sets sail to Spain from Hispaniola, ending his first voyage to the New World;


1967, the first Super Bowl is played in Los Angeles, California.  The Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10;


1559, Elizabeth I is crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey, London, England; and in


1889, The Coca-Cola Company, then known as the Perberton Medicine Company, is incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Today in history: December 24

On December 24 in:

1943, Dwight Eisenhower becomes the Supreme Allied Commander;  

1914, the Christmas truce begins;

1851, the Library of Congress burns down;

1809, Kit Carson is born and in

2012, Jack Klugman dies. 

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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

Someone - Alice McDermott

One ordinary life told from the perspective of she who is living it. I do not normally read realistic or historical fiction but this book caught my eye...

Kids cook

Savory Pancakes

Easy to make and customize, these tasty treats are perfect any time of day. Kids love these pancakes because they're tasty, and parents love them because...

New DVD5

Rob the Mob

Rob the Mob chronicles the lives of a real-life Bonnie and Clyde who made the bold move to rob and humiliate some of New York Citys most powerful mobsters...

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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