Watkins Glen Summer Jam

By | Jul 28, 2013

It was at the Watkins Glen Raceway in New York that the concert Summer Jam at Watkins Glen took place on July 28, 1973. It was attended by many who hadn’t attended the Woodstock concert and they weren’t going to miss this one. Even though there were only 150,000 tickets sold for the event, ticket […]

Happy Birthday Gracie

By | Jul 26, 2013

Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen, of the comic team Burns and Allen was born on July 26 in San Francisco. Her death record shows 1902 as does her grave marker as the year of her birth. This date was given by her husband George Burns, who had said he was never sure in what year […]

A Sea Venture to the Summer Isles

By | Jul 24, 2013

It was the summer of 1609 when the Sea Venture lead a fleet of nine vessels loaded with provisions and settlers for the Virginia Colony in Jamestown. When the fleet encounter a storm, probably a hurricane on July 24th the Sea Venture became separated from the fleet. After fighting the storm for three days the […]

Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf

By | Jul 18, 2013

On July 18, 1925 the first volume of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf was published. The work is a combination autobiography and political ideas of the young Hitler. It was originally titled Four Years of Struggle against Lies Stupidity and Cowardice. The publisher, Secker and Warburg, retitled the work Mein Kampf or My Struggle. This first […]

The Great Train Wreck of 1856

By | Jul 17, 2013

It was 1856, the railroad was still in its infancy and many of the runs between towns were on single tracks. The St. Michael’s R.C. Church of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Sunday School, with as many as 1500 people, were on their way to a picnic at Fort Washington on that early Thursday summer morning of July […]

Zebulon Pike’s 1806 Expedition

By | Jul 15, 2013

After The United States under President Thomas Jefferson completed what is known as the Louisiana Purchase, the government found it necessary to explore the region. The most commonly known expedition to explore the vast ‘purchase’ is the Lewis and Clark Expedition. It wasn’t the only one. Perhaps just as important was the Pike’s expedition, which […]

Red Sox Pitcher – George Herman (Babe) Ruth

By | Jul 11, 2013

It was on July 11, 1914 that the 19 year old left handed pitcher George Herman Ruth made he first appearance for the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox played the Cleveland Indians defeating them 4-3. In 1914 Babe Ruth would appear in 4 games starting 3 of them. He pitched 23 innings, with a […]

The Begining of the Most Covered Trial of 1925

By | Jul 10, 2013

It was the summer of 1925 and in Dayton, Tennessee a trial took place that helped shaped the American culture. The trial lasted 11 days and it was on July 10 of that year that the State of Tennessee began its case against school teacher John Scopes for teaching Darwin’s Theory of Evolution to his […]

The First Base Ball All-Star Game

By | Jul 6, 2013

Until 1933 the only time that Baseball’s National League faced the American League was in the World Series. That changed on July 6, 1933, at Chicago’s Comiskey Park when players from the two leagues came together to play the first All-Star Game. This first All-Star Game was held as part of the 1933 World’s Fair […]

Happy Independence Day

By | Jul 2, 2013

On Monday July 1, 1776, the Continental Congress began the debate on the resolution that Richard Henry Lee of Virginia had made on June 6th. Resolved, That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all […]

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