More 50 in 2008

By | Aug 30, 2008

August 30, 1958 was the day that me, the author of 6 Things to Consider, Steven G. Atkinson was born. So as I reach one of those milestone years that ends in a zero I’ll list 6 more people who will be turning 50 between now and the end of 2008. September 22nd: Joan Jett, […]

The End of Summer

By | Aug 26, 2008

Depending on who you are and how technical you want to be there are three days that can be classified as the end of summer. One of those days is the First Day of School. For many, including those who live in my area, the first day of school is August 25. I remember when […]

Olympic Medals at the Beijing Games

By | Aug 24, 2008

Many will write about the medal count at the 2008 Olympic Games and I won’t shy away and not write something so here’s some facts. One of the facts that is being said by about nearly everyone is that the United States won the most medals (110), but it was the host county China that […]

Kansas City Chiefs

By | Aug 24, 2008

After Lamar Hunt had been turned down by the NFL for an expansion franchise in his hometown Dallas, Texas and he was only offered the chance to purchase 20 percent of the Chicago (Arizona) Cardinals he began thinking about creating a new football league. On August 14, 1959, the six team American Football League (AFL) […]

More Strange or Unusual Olympic Events

By | Aug 21, 2008

One Hand Weightlifting This event was held in each of the first three of the modern Olympic games of 1896, 2004 and 2008. Similar to the modern snatch event, lifters were required to lift the weigh with each hand one hand at a time. Winner was determined from the combined weigh lifted. Swimming Obstacle Race […]

Delaware Beaches – Bethany, Dewey and Rehoboth

By | Aug 20, 2008

Bethany Beach was conceived in 1887 as an eastern seaside resort for the Disciples of Christ Church by Dr. F.D. Power. By 1894 there was a site established for summer camp religious retreats. The first town government was formed in 1902. From its beginnings Bethany Beach has strived to be a family resort community. Because […]

The Panama Canal

By | Aug 15, 2008

It was on August 15, 1915 that the first cargo ship, The Ancon, traveled between the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans through the Panama Canal. This was two years ahead of the original scheduled completion date. A Canal at this location had been envisioned across the narrow Isthmus of Panama as early as 1534 when […]

Northampton County, Virginia

By | Aug 13, 2008

The Eastern Shore of Virginia was first explored by John Smith in 1608 with the first settlement being made in 1614 in what is now called Northampton County. The originial name of the Virginia portion of the Delmarva Peninsula was ‘Ye Plantacon of Accawmacke’. At the time the entire region was one of the original […]

The City of Chicago

By | Aug 12, 2008

When the City of Chicago was first organized on August 12, 1833 the town had a population of 350. The City was incorporated on March 4, 1836 and by 1840 it had a population of over 4000. Even before this time the area around Chicago had seen a plenty of European activity. In 1683 because […]

Atlanta Falcons

By | Aug 10, 2008

The Atlanta Falcons had their first season in the NFL in 1966. The year before on June 30, 1965 Rankin Smith Sr was granted the franchise. The name Falcons came from Julia Elliott’s essay when entering a contest to name the team. In her essay she wrote; “The falcon is proud and dignified, with great […]

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