Historical Happenings – Lincoln, Titanic, Webster

Posted in books, history, non-fiction, people, Uncategorized, Words with tags , , , , on 04/14/2017 by Edward Brock

Several picks today.

Abraham Lincoln is shot by John Wilkes Booth (1865). He dies the following day.

An iconic photograph of a bearded Abraham Lincoln showing his head and shoulders.

The SMS Titanic hits an iceberg (1912).

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Noah Webster publishes the 1st edition of what would become Webster’s Dictionary (1828).

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Historical Happening – Twinkies

Posted in Cool Stuff, food, history, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on 04/06/2017 by Edward Brock

Good or bad, one of the most popular snacks, Twinkies, was invented on this day, in 1930–by James Dewar.

Twinkies

Historical Happening – Terracotta Army

Posted in art, Cool Stuff, history, life, mythology, non-fiction, people, Smithsonian, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 03/29/2017 by Edward Brock

The incredible Terracotta Army sculptures (of China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang) was discovered on this day, in 1974.

Terracotta Army, View of Pit 1

Historical Happening – Virginia Woolf’s 1st Novel

Posted in amazon, art, books, ebook, fiction, history, life, literature, News, people, Uncategorized, Words, writing with tags , , , , , on 03/09/2017 by Edward Brock

Author, Virginia Woolf, delivers her first book–The Voyage Out–to publisher.

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Historical Happening – King Kong Premiere

Posted in adventure, art, box office, classic horror, Cool Stuff, creature features, dark, fantasy, fiction, Film, history, horror films, legends, monster movies, monsters, movies, RayHarryhausen, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on 03/02/2017 by Edward Brock

The classic, King Kong, made its New York premiere on this day–in 1933. (It was released nationwide on April 7th).

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It’s also Willis O’Brien’s birthday (who created the marvelous stop-motion effects for the film). He was born in 1886.

Historical Happening – M*A*S*H

Posted in comedy, Cool Stuff, Film, funny, history, humor, laughter, life, Netflix, TV, Uncategorized, writing with tags , , , , , on 02/28/2017 by Edward Brock

On this day, in 1983, one of the greatest TV series of all-timeĀ ended its 11 year run.

The M*A*S*H finale was seen by 125 million viewers–the most of any U.S. TV show.

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Historical Happening – Jackson 5 on American Bandstand

Posted in Albums, art, Cool Stuff, funk, history, legends, LP, music, News, radio, soundtracks, TV, Uncategorized, youtube with tags , , , , , , , , on 02/21/2017 by Edward Brock

The Jackson 5 made their TV debut on American Bandstand–on this day in 1970.

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