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Pirates in Chicago? and "to infinity and beyond"

On November 22 in:


1869, in Dumbarton, Scotland, the clipper Cutty Sark is launched - one of the last clippers ever built, and the only one still surviving today;


1954, the Humane Society of the United States is founded;


1963, U.S. President John F. Kennedy is assassinated.  Lee Harvey Oswald is later captured and charged with the murder.  Oswald is shot two days later by Jack Ruby while in police custody;


1977, British Airways inaugurates a regular London to New York City supersonic Concorde service;


1986, Mike Tyson defeats Trevor Brvick to become youngest Heavyweight champion in boxing history;


1987, two Chicago television stations are hijacked by an unknown pirate dressed as Max Headroom; and in


1995, Toy Story is released as the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery.



The first appearances of Saturday Night Live and the steam ferry Juliana

On October 11 in:


1811, Inventor John Stevens' boat, the Juliana, begins operation as the first steam-powered ferry (service between New York City, New York and Hoboken, N.J.) 


1852, Australia's oldest university, University of Sydney, is inaugurated;


1890, In Washington, DC, the Daughters of the American Revolution is founded;


1906,  San Francisco public school board sparks a diplomatic crisis between the United States and Japan by ordering Japanese students to be taught in racially segregated schools;


1939, JC Penney opens store #1252 in Milford, Delaware, making it a nationwide company with stores in all 48 U.S. states;


1950, CBS's mechanical color system is the first to be licensed for broadcast by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission;


1975, the NBC sketch comedy/variety show Saturday Night Live debuts, hosted by George Carlin and featuring guests Andy Kaufman, Janis Ian and Billy Preston; and in


1986, Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet in Reykjavik, Iceland, in an effort to continue discussions about scaling back their intermediate missile arsenals in Europe.



Take the train, Sponge Bob.....

On July 14 in

1986, SpongeBob SquarePants is born,

1877, the Great Railroad Strike begins,

1789, French citizens storm the Bastille, marking Bastille Day,

1969, the US decirculates the $500, $1000, $5000 and $10,000 bills. 

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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

The Collector - Nora Roberts

When professional house-sitter Lila Emerson witnesses a murder/suicide from her current apartment-sitting job, life as she knows it takes a dramatic...

Kids cook

Won tons / pot stickers

Won tons / pot stickers

New DVD5

Mr. Selfridge - Season 2

This is the much-anticipated continuation of the British hit about the establishment of Selfridge's department store in London.

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

Twin Forks - Twin Forks

Each track has its own feel and rhythm. Really unique sound. Very nice blend of rhythm with some incredible guitar playing. It's easy to get lost into...

Science fair

The Clean Cloud

This is just so completely cool!What you will need:a bar of Ivory soapknifemicrowave ovenWhat  you do:Cut a bar of Ivory soap in half. Put one half in...
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