See You Next Wednesday

(aMyth) “See you next Wednesday” was first heard in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. It was said to the astronaut, Frank Poole, by his wife and father, right before Hal killed everybody off. Frank was long gone by that referenced Wednesday. John Landis claims he originally had the movie idea as a fifteen year old,… Read More

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October 20 in Pop Culture History

October 20 in Pop Culture History 1720 – Caribbean pirate Calico Jack Rackham, one of the first pirates to use the “Jolly Roger”, was captured by the Royal Navy. 1803 – The United States Senate ratified the Louisiana Purchase. 1818 – The Convention of 1818 was signed between the US and the UK which settled […]

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October 20 in Pop Culture History

October 20 in Pop Culture History 1720 – Caribbean pirate Calico Jack Rackham, one of the first pirates to use the “Jolly Roger”, was captured by the Royal Navy. 1803 – The United States Senate ratified the Louisiana Purchase. 1818 – The Convention of 1818 was signed between the US and the UK which settled […]

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Ed “Big Daddy” Roth: Kustom Kar Hot Rod Artist

Ed “Big Daddy” Roth (March 4, 1932 – April 4, 2001) By 1958, as described on his official website, “Ed became Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, a hot-roddin’, gear head, mad scientist, and struggling artist who financed his inventions by selling drawings and t-shirts at drag events, fairs, and car shows. Big Daddy Roth would draw… Read More

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Stone Spheres of Costa Rica

(PCM) Stone Spheres of Isla de Caño, Costa Rica What: Over three hundred spheres of varying size (ranging from a few centimeters to 2 meters in diameter) scattered throughout the island. The largest weigh 30,000 pounds. Most are made of basalt (volcanic rock), but some are made of limestone or sandstone. They date back to… Read More

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October 18 in Pop Culture History

October 18 in Pop Culture History 1386 – The University of Heidelberg opened. 1851 – Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick was first published as ‘The Whale.’ 1867 – “Seward’s Folly” United States took possession of Alaska after purchasing it from Russia for $7.2 million. 1898 – The United States took possession of Puerto Rico from Spain. 1922 […]

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October 18 in Pop Culture History

October 18 in Pop Culture History 1386 – The University of Heidelberg opened. 1851 – Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick was first published as ‘The Whale.’ 1867 – “Seward’s Folly” United States took possession of Alaska after purchasing it from Russia for $7.2 million. 1898 – The United States took possession of Puerto Rico from Spain. 1922 […]

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October 17 in Pop Culture History

October 17 in Pop Culture History 1091 – The London Tornado of 1091 destroyed many buildings, and killed two people. 1860 – First Open (Golf) Championship (referred to in the US as the British Open). 1919 – Radio Corporation of America (RCA) incorporated. 1931 – Al Capone was convicted of income tax evasion. 1956 – […]

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October 17 in Pop Culture History

October 17 in Pop Culture History 1091 – The London Tornado of 1091 destroyed many buildings, and killed two people. 1860 – First Open (Golf) Championship (referred to in the US as the British Open). 1919 – Radio Corporation of America (RCA) incorporated. 1931 – Al Capone was convicted of income tax evasion. 1956 – […]

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October 16 in Pop Culture History

October 16 in Pop Culture History On October 16, 1958 Patricia Bay Haroski (an employee of State Farm Insurance Company) registered Boss’s Day with US Chamber of Commerce. Haroski chose the date because it was the date of her boss’s birthday who was also her father. 1793 – Marie Antoinette, widow of Louis XVI, was […]

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October 16 in Pop Culture History

October 16 in Pop Culture History On October 16, 1958 Patricia Bay Haroski (an employee of State Farm Insurance Company) registered Boss’s Day with US Chamber of Commerce. Haroski chose the date because it was the date of her boss’s birthday who was also her father. 1793 – Marie Antoinette, widow of Louis XVI, was […]

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October 15 in Pop Culture History

October 15 in Pop Culture History On October 15, 1964 Congress resolved that October 15 would be proclaimed White Cane Safety Day. President Lyndon Johnson immediately made a proclamation sealing this as an official day to recognize the advancements and achievements of blind individuals. It is called White Cane Safety Day because the white cane […]

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October 15 in Pop Culture History

October 15 in Pop Culture History On October 15, 1964 Congress resolved that October 15 would be proclaimed White Cane Safety Day. President Lyndon Johnson immediately made a proclamation sealing this as an official day to recognize the advancements and achievements of blind individuals. It is called White Cane Safety Day because the white cane […]

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October 15 in Pop Culture History

October 15 in Pop Culture History On October 15, 1964 Congress resolved that October 15 would be proclaimed White Cane Safety Day. President Lyndon Johnson immediately made a proclamation sealing this as an official day to recognize the advancements and achievements of blind individuals. It is called White Cane Safety Day because the white cane […]

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October 14 in Pop Culture History

October 14 in Pop Culture History 1926 – Winnie the Pooh, by A. A. Milne, was first published. 1881 – Eyemouth Windstorm Disaster, Scotland 1908 – The Chicago Cubs defeated the Detroit Tigers, 2-0, winning the World Series. 1912 – Former President of the US, Theodore Roosevelt, was shot and mildly wounded by John Schrank. […]

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October 14 in Pop Culture History

October 14 in Pop Culture History 1926 – Winnie the Pooh, by A. A. Milne, was first published. 1881 – Eyemouth Windstorm Disaster, Scotland 1908 – The Chicago Cubs defeated the Detroit Tigers, 2-0, winning the World Series. 1912 – Former President of the US, Theodore Roosevelt, was shot and mildly wounded by John Schrank. […]

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October 13 in Pop Culture History

October 13 in Pop Culture History 1773 – The Whirlpool Galaxy, almost 25 million light years away, was discovered by Charles Messier. 1775 – The United States Continental Congress ordered the establishment of the Continental Navy (later renamed the United States Navy). 1843 – B’nai B’rith was founded in New York City. 1917 – The […]

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October 13 in Pop Culture History

October 13 in Pop Culture History 1773 – The Whirlpool Galaxy, almost 25 million light years away, was discovered by Charles Messier. 1775 – The United States Continental Congress ordered the establishment of the Continental Navy (later renamed the United States Navy). 1843 – B’nai B’rith was founded in New York City. 1917 – The […]

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October 11 in Pop Culture History

October 11 in Pop Culture History 1138 (Earthquake) Aleppo, Syria 1811 -The Juliana, began operation as the first steam-powered ferry service between New York City, New York, and Hoboken, New Jersey. 1852 – The University of Sydney, Australia’s oldest university, opened. 1890 – The Daughters of the American Revolution were founded, in Washington, DC. 1958 […]

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October 11 in Pop Culture History

October 11 in Pop Culture History 1138 (Earthquake) Aleppo, Syria 1811 -The Juliana, began operation as the first steam-powered ferry service between New York City, New York, and Hoboken, New Jersey. 1852 – The University of Sydney, Australia’s oldest university, opened. 1890 – The Daughters of the American Revolution were founded, in Washington, DC. 1958 […]

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October 10 in Pop Culture History

October 10 in Pop Culture History 1780 – The Great Hurricane of 1780 killed 20,000 to 30,000 people in the Caribbean region. 1845 – In Annapolis, Maryland, the Naval School (now the United States Naval Academy) opened. 1871 – The Great Chicago Fire finally dissipated. 1871 – Tau Epsilon Phi was founded at Columbia University […]

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October 10 in Pop Culture History

October 10 in Pop Culture History 1780 – The Great Hurricane of 1780 killed 20,000 to 30,000 people in the Caribbean region. 1845 – In Annapolis, Maryland, the Naval School (now the United States Naval Academy) opened. 1871 – The Great Chicago Fire finally dissipated. 1871 – Tau Epsilon Phi was founded at Columbia University […]

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October 8 in Pop Culture History

October 8 in Pop Culture History Emergency Nurses Day was established on October 8, 1989 in order to honor the nurses who specifically work in hospital emergency rooms. These nurses play an intrinsic part of a community’s life. Responding quickly to life endangering circumstances but also having to have a compassionate heart towards patients who […]

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