Historical Happening – Diamond Sutra

Posted in art, books, Cool Stuff, history, literature, reading, Uncategorized, wisdom, Words, writing with tags , , , , on 05/11/2017 by Edward Brock

The Diamond Sutra, is believed to be the oldest known printed book. It is dated to May 11, 868.

Historical Happening – Robinson Crusoe

Posted in adventure, art, books, children's book, ebook, fiction, Film, history, literature, Uncategorized, Words, writing with tags , , , , , , on 04/25/2017 by Edward Brock

The classic novel, Robinson Crusoe (by Daniel DeFoe), was published on this day–in 1719.

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(Classics Illustrated #43)

Historical Happening – Army-McCarthy Hearings Televised

Posted in history, life, News, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 04/22/2017 by Edward Brock

The Army-McCarthy Hearings began their live televised coverage on this day, in 1954. It would last until June 17. 

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Historical Happening – Great San Francisco Earthquake

Posted in history, life, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 04/18/2017 by Edward Brock

The “Great San Francisco Earthquake”, which killed nearly 3000 people and devastated 80% of the city, occurred on this day in 1906. It is still one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history.

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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).

RMS Titanic 3.jpg

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

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