You Say It’s Your Birthday

By | Aug 30, 2010

One of the songs on the album The Beatles, also known as the White Album, is Birthday. The opening line is “They say it’s your birthday, Well it’s my birthday too, yeah!”. This song rings true for me today, since August 30th is my birthday. If yours is as well, then we share a birthday. […]

1935 Labor Day Hurricane.

By | Aug 29, 2010

When the hurricane of Labor Day 1935  hit the United States at the Florida Keys it had winds reaching 200 miles per hour with a barometric pressure recorded at 26.35, the lowest ever recorded on land. It had a 17-foot tidal surge. At its inception it was only 3 to four days away from the […]

Female Aviators

By | Aug 11, 2010

I was looking at some of the keywords that have been used by people that have landed here and one jumped out at me.  That was, “sexy female fighter pilots”. Other than Amelia Earhart, there wasn’t a lot that I knew about women in aviation history so I took a look. Orville and Wilbur Wright’s […]

Favorite Songs

By | Aug 9, 2010

I don’t do this often, since nearly everything here is facts, but once in a while I like to just say things that are important to me. And selections of things that to me is purely subjective. This is is my personal favorite songs. Colour My World – Chicago This is a favorite of many […]

Damn The Torpedoes! The Battle of Mobile Bay

By | Aug 5, 2010

Many of us have heard the phrase, “Damn the Torpedoes! Full speed ahead”. And many of us may also have not idea who said these words or when. Admiral David Farragut, who was commanding a Union Fleet during the American Civil Words is credited with saying this at the Battle of Mobile Bay on August […]

Christopher Columbus

By | Aug 3, 2010

Christopher Columbus is thought to have been born between August and October 1451 in Genoa, Italy. Little is known about his youth, although it is thought that he had a brother, Bartolomeo who may have worked in a cartography workshop in Lisbon. He did claim that he began his life at sea at the age […]

The First United States Census – 1790

By | Aug 2, 2010

The first United States Census began on Monday, August 2,1790 using that date as the ‘as of’ of the census. President George Washington had taken office the year before and the country wished to have a count of its population. The Congress assigned responsibility for the 1790 census to the marshals of the U.S. judicial […]

The Month of August

By | Aug 1, 2010

August is the 8th month of the Gregorian Calendar. The month was named after the Roman Emperor Augustus in the year 8 BC. Many of the events in his rise to power occurred in this month. At the time the Month was named August it was practice for the months to alternate with 30 and […]

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