April Through History

This was an interesting month…well known historical events seem to come in waves. There is some good ones in April. This is why April Fools Day started… 01 April 1700 English pranksters begin popularizing the annual tradition of April Fools’ Day BUT DID YOU KNOW this may have started in 1582, when France switched toContinue reading “April Through History”

This Month in History: March

I’ll be honest…March was a bit more difficult to find interesting “did you know” facts…but it was worth it! Did you know the Nuclear Bomb… 01 March 1954 The US explodes Castle Bravo, a 15 megaton hydrogen bomb at Bikini Atoll…BUT DID YOU KNOW that this ACCIDENTALLY became the the most powerful nuclear device everContinue reading “This Month in History: March”

This Month in History: February

Another month…and another great list of interesting historical facts!! Did you know that Janet Jackson… 01 February 2004 On February 1st, 2004, in what was perhaps the most controversial halftime show in Super Bowl history, pop singer Janet Jackson experienced a “wardrobe malfunction”…and DID YOU KNOW that Justin Timberlake was actually SUPPOSED to pull awayContinue reading “This Month in History: February”

This Month in History: December

We hope that everyone is enjoying the holidays! Here are some holiday facts for you to enjoy. 😊 01 December 1955 This day in 1955, in violation of segregation laws in Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Parks refused to surrender her bus seat to a white passenger and was arrested, sparking a 381-day bus boycott led byContinue reading “This Month in History: December”

This Month in History: November

Fall makes for interesting history…maybe people just do the most interesting things then? 01 November 1512 The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, one of Michelangelo’s finest works, was opened to the public for the first time. 02 November 1947 The Hughes Flying Boat—at one time the largest aircraft ever built—is piloted by HowardContinue reading “This Month in History: November”

This Month in History: October

October is a cool month for fun history facts…enjoy! 01 October 1890 On October 1, 1890, an act of Congress createdYosemite National Park, home of such natural wonders as Half Dome, El Capitan, and the giant sequoia trees. Paving the way for national parks and future generations of hikers, campers and nature lovers. 02 OctoberContinue reading “This Month in History: October”

This Month in History: August

Ever wonder what happened this day in history? How about what happened this past month in history? Us too. 😉 August 1st, 1981 On this day in 1981, MTV played its first music video. Do you know what the second video was? August 2nd, 1776 On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence wasContinue reading “This Month in History: August”