A Witch in Time

By | May 26, 2012

A strange period of history occurred in New England a hundred years before the American Revolution. During much of the last half of the 17th century many, mostly women, were accused of Witchcraft. While the most famous of these witch trials occurred in Essex, Suffolk, and Middlesex counties of Massachusetts, between February 1692 and May […]

This happened on May 25th

By | May 25, 2012

Originally published on May 25, 2007: On May 25, 1977 the movie Star Wars was released.¬† In 1961, as part of the State of the Union address, President John F. Kennedy¬† announces plans to send men to the moon. “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is […]

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad

By | May 24, 2012

On May 24, 1830 the first section of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad opened. This section ran from Baltimore to the town of Ellicott’s Mills (now called Ellicott City). The original terminus in Ellicott City is the oldest surviving station in America and now is a museum where there is a 40-foot model train layout […]

History Shows Mistakes Made

By | May 18, 2012

History gives us a great view of the past. And looking back at the past it’s obvious that some things that were considered right and accepted would now be considered way out of our character. There has always been wrong decisions made, even by the Supreme Court. One those was made on May 18, 1896 […]

Olga Korbut – Darling of the 1972 Olympics

By | May 16, 2012

The 1972 Summer Olympics had some very memorable events. There was the sad, the deaths of the Israeli athletics and the enjoyable, the seven Gold Medals won by American swimmer, Mark Splitz. But the show stopper was the young Gymnastic from Belarus, part of the the Soviet Union, Olga Korbut. Olga Korbut was born on […]

The Stonewall Dies

By | May 10, 2012

The American Civil War may have been decided on May 10, 1863. It was on that day that General Thomas Jonathan Jackson died from complications of pneumonia eight days after he was wounded at the Battle of Chancellorsville. (May 2, 1863) His death was for certain a setback for the Confederate Army affecting its military […]

Author James Jones – He Wrote About WWII and More

By | May 9, 2012

James Ramon Jones was born in Robinson, Illinois on November 6, 1921. He was the second son of Ramon and Ada Jones. His older brother his older brother was George W. He also had a younger sister, Mary Ann. On November 10, 1939, three days after his eighteenth birthday he enlisted in the United States […]

Coca-Cola

By | May 8, 2012

Coca-Cola was first sold on May 8, 1886 at Jacob’s Pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia. It was sold as a patent medicine for 5 cents. At the time carbonization was thought to good for heath. For the first few months only a few glasses were sold each day. The formula was created by John Sith Pemberton. […]

Lorenz Hart

By | May 2, 2012

May 2nd is the anniversary of the birth of Lorenz Hart. Many many not know the name, but few don’t know at least one of the many songs he wrote along with Richard Rodgers during the 1920’s, 30’s and into the 40’s. He wrote the lyrics to Blue Moon, The Lady Is a Tramp, Where […]

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