Tag archive for ‘Day in History’
By Brandon Jones On Monday, February 16th, 2015

This Day in History: King Tut’s tomb is opened

On this day in 1923, in Thebes, Egypt, English archaeologist Howard Carter enters the sealed burial chamber of the ancient Egyptian ruler King Tutankhamen, who had died when he was still a teenager. Carter’s More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, February 15th, 2015

YouTube celebrates their 10th anniversary

YouTube is certainly a household name and depository of videos from all over the globe, but it may surprise some folks when they learn the site is only ten years old. The history of YouTube began on February 14, More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, February 13th, 2015
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‘The Brat Pack’ returns to theaters for 30th anniversary of ‘The Breakfast Club’

The Brat Pack returns to the big screen March 26 and 31 at 7:30p.m. local time with “The Breakfast Club 30th Anniversary,” presented by Fathom Events, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and BY Experience. More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, February 13th, 2015

Thomas Edison discovers the ‘Edison Effect’ which leads to ‘horseshoe filament’

Thomas Edison’s legacy as the “Man who invented the ligh bulb” took a major step forward on this day in 1880 as he first observed the “Edison Effect.” In 1960 an article appeared in More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, February 12th, 2015
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NBA Legend Bill Russell shares birthday with Lorne Greene, Abraham Lincoln

Bill Russell, the legendary center for the Boston Celtics, celebrates a birthday alongside of other greats in their respective fields: US President Abraham Lincoln and actor Lorne Greene. Russell was a dominating More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, February 12th, 2015

This Day in History: Happy birthday Abraham Lincoln, Bill Russell and Lorne Greene

This day is a special day in history for three amazing men, famous in their perspective areas of expertise: Abraham Lincoln, NBA great Bill Russell and acting legend Lorne Greene. One of the greatest presidents, More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

This Day in History: Nelson Mandela released from prison 25 years ago

Nelson Mandela, leader of the movement to end South African apartheid, is released from prison after 27 years on February 11, 1990, 25 years ago. Mandela spent the first 18 of his 27 years in jail at the brutal More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

This Day in History: 23 die at Viet Cong bomb US barracks

It was tragic day during the Vietnam War, on this day fifty years ago, when the Viet Cong terrorists blow up the U.S. barracks at Qui Nhon with a 100-pound explosive charge under the building. A total of 23 U.S. More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, February 9th, 2015

This Day in History: The first star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame goes to Joanne Woodward

On this day in 1960, the official groundbreaking ceremony is held for the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The first star rumored to be dedicated on the historic walkway belonged to the actress Joanne Woodward, an Academy More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, February 8th, 2015

This Day in History: Happy 60th Birthday John Grisham

One of the most popular American novelists, John Grisham, was born on this day in 1955. Known for his best-selling legal thrillers, Grisham’s books have sold over 250 million copies worldwide and several have More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, February 7th, 2015

This Day in History: Beatles arrives in America, ‘Beatlemania’ begins

A flight from London just over fifty years ago today changed America and the world as we know. It was Feb. 7, 1964 when the Pan Am Yankee Clipper landed from Heathrow to Kennedy Airport in New York that launched More...

By Taylor Reed On Monday, November 17th, 2014
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This Day in History: First Stock Ticker Revealed in New York in 1867

In 1867, a revolutionary invention, the stock ticker, was revealed to the public making it possible for investors to view prices minute-by-minute around the United States. It all began November 15, 1867… The More...

By Taylor Reed On Friday, November 14th, 2014

This Day in History: Herman Melville’s Moby Dick Released in 1851

Herman Melville portrait by Joseph O. Eaton, Library of Congress In 1851, Herman Melville’s novel ‘Moby Dick’, a classic story about a crazed voyager and his obsession with a huge whale, was published More...

By Taylor Reed On Thursday, November 13th, 2014
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This Day In History: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Dedicated in 1982

In 1982 a Memorial was built with over 58,000 names of the men and women who lost their lives serving in the Vietnam War (1959-1975). The Memorial features the ‘The Three Servicemen’ statue and the Vietnam More...

By Taylor Reed On Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

This Day in History: Walt Disney’s ‘Fantasia’ Released in 1940

Seventy-four years ago, Walt Disney released a conducted animated film which would shock and revolutionize the film industry. Fantasia was unable to make a profit due to World War II cutting off the profitable More...

By Taylor Reed On Saturday, November 8th, 2014

This Day in History: The ‘Pillsbury Doughboy’ Debuted on TV in 1965

Forty-nine years ago Rudy Perz, a copywriter for Leo Burnett advertising agency, envisioned “Poppin’ Fresh”, the beloved doughboy that represents Pillsbury frozen dough around the world. “Perz More...

By Guest Author On Friday, September 26th, 2014

New York Is Always an Experience Waiting to Happen

There are plenty of good reasons to explore New York. The city is famous for its real estate, ethnic diversity, fine museums, theater, shopping, sports franchises, hotels, find dining, communication and fashion. More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

We All Scream for Ice Cream: The Story of the Good Humor Man

It seems incredible that there was once a world without the ice cream man. But, it’s true. Not all children have experienced an ice cream truck roving through their neighborhood. And, in fact, the history of the More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, July 18th, 2014

BILL O’REILLY TO NARRATE ‘KILLING PATTON’ audiobook, coming in September

Bill O’Reilly is recording his audiobook for Killing Patton, the fourth book in the #1 bestselling history series written by O’Reilly and his collaborator, Martin Dugard. The book follows the wildly successful More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Today is National Eat Your Vegetables Day, so eat your ‘dirt candy’

photo/ www.agrilicious.org/ Today, June 17, is National Eat Your Vegetables Day, presented by Agrilicious, (http://www.agrilicious.org). Agrilicious is at the heart of the food movement providing an exciting way More...



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