One of the most popular toys, Mattel’s Hot Wheels, turns 50 this year. Introduced on January 4, 1968, the toy cars were originally marketed to kids, but adults continue to collect them as well.
The author of Dracula, Jewel of the Seven Stars, The Lair of the White Worm, and other works, was born on this day–in 1847 (in Ireland).
The classic comedy show, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, premiered on this day–in 1969. And we’ve laughed since then.
The greatest TV series of all-time–premiered on this day, in 1959.
The first animated sitcom–and one of the most popular animated shows in TV history–premiered on this day, in 1960. It was created by the cartoon powerhouse of Hanna-Barbera.
A trio of historically important events happened on September 21st.
Stephen King was born–1947.
H.G. Wells was born–in 1866.
J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit was first released–in 1937.
Proof that fake news has been with us for a long time.
The Great Moon Hoax began on this day, in 1835. Published in six parts by the newspaper, The Sun, the articles claimed that a civilization had been discovered–living on the Moon.