Two Years Strong

By | Nov 26, 2008

November 26, 2008 marks the end of the 2nd year and the beginning of the 3rd year of 6 Things To Consider. It has been a pleasure putting together the pieces and I hope that you have found it enjoyable as well. For the Thanksgiving weekend: Thanksgiving Day: Pilgrims Black Friday: My 6 Favorite Christmas […]

The First and Last Flight for Dan Cooper

By | Nov 24, 2008

Who is or was Dan Cooper? No one knows, but everyone may be more familiar with the name D.B. Cooper, the man who hijacked Flight 305, and jumped out of the plane on November 23, 1971, Thanksgiving eve, with a ransom of $ 200,000, all in 20 dollar bills. The hijacker never used the name […]

45 Years of Doctor Who

By | Nov 23, 2008

The television character Doctor Who first debuted on British Television on November 23, 1963. It was called An Unearthly Child starring William Hartwell as the Doctor. Doctor Who is a wanderer in space and time, the only surviving members of his race. He is a Time Lord traveling in a dimensionally transcendental time machine which […]

These Are Real Museum

By | Nov 21, 2008

The McDonald’s Museum McDonald’s store # 1 located in Des Plaines, Illinois is a recreation of the very first McDonald’s opend by Ray Kroc. McDonald’s #1 Store Museum 400 N. Lee Street Des Plaines, IL 60016 http://www.mcdonalds.com/corp/about/museum_info.html Star Wars Toy Museum The Star Toys Museum, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation formed to collect, preserve, and […]

80 Years of Mickey Mouse

By | Nov 18, 2008

The first Mickey Mouse sound cartoon was Steamboat Willie, released on November 18, 1928. Steamboat Willie, a parody of the Buster Keaton film Steamboat Bill Jr., is often listed as Mickey’s debut. This film was the first cartoon to feature Mickey Mouse that was widely distributed. Earlier in 1928 Disney produced two silent cartoons that […]

Russian Czar’s (Tsar)

By | Nov 17, 2008

Originally and during most of its history, the title tsar which is derived from Caesar, meant Emperor in the European medieval sense of the term. In other words, a ruler who has the same rank as a Roman or Byzantine emperor. Ivan IV (Ivan the Terrible) Ivan was the first to assume the title of […]

Diana Krall – A Jazzy Voice

By | Nov 16, 2008

Diana Krall was born on November 16, 1964 to Jim and Adella Krall. At the age of 4 she began learning the piano. By high school she was playing in a jazz group. At 15 she started playing regularly in several Nanaimo restaurants. At age 17 she won a scholarship from the Vancouver International Jazz […]

Did You Know – Their Real Names

By | Nov 15, 2008

Barry Manilow – Barry Alan Pinkus David Copperfield – David Kotkin Neil Diamond – Noah Kaminsky Alice Cooper – Vincent Damon Furnier Boris Karloff – William Henry Pratt Doris Day – Doris von Kappelhoff

Charles Manson – An Incarcerated Life

By | Nov 12, 2008

Charles Manson was born on November 12, 1934. His mother Kathleen Maddox was a 16-year-old unmarried mother. When he was born he was first known as ‘no name Maddox’. Then he was called Charles Miles Maddox and finally Charles Miles Manson. Kathleen Maddox was married for a time after his birth to William Manson. Manson’s […]

The Edmund Fitzgerald – A Superior Mystery

By | Nov 9, 2008

On November 9, 1975 under Captain Ernest M. McSorley the SS Edmund Fitzgerald left Superior Wisconsin en route to the steel mill on Zug Island, near Detroit, Michigan. The ship was loaded with a cargo of 26,116 tons of taconite pellets. They were crossing Lake Superior at about 13 knots with the freighter Arthur M. […]

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