Superman Comic Strip Debuted January 16, 1939

Sci Fi Newspaper strips had been around long before Superman would make his first appearance as a newspaper comic strip on January 16, 1939.  His first appearance was in the April, 1938 issue of Action Comics, just nine months earlier. Although he was the first comic book hero, there were more other-wordly heroes before him. […]

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America’s First Hot Air Balloon Flight

In the late 1700s, there was a major change in a lot of people’s perception of the world. It was the end of the Age of Enlightenment and the Start of the Industrial Age. Call it The Age Before Pop Culture. People were doing more than just just thinking what was possible, they started thinking […]

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Stan Lee Born December 28th 1922

Stan Lee (Stanley Lieber, December 28, 1922 – November 12, 2018) .  As a boy Mr. Lee loved to read to quote him, “It would be easier to say what I didn’t read.”  He enjoyed The Tarzan Stories, Jules Verne, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Sherlock Holmes, Edgar Allan Poe and H.G. Welles.  His original career […]

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Peter Pan Opens December 27, 1904

(PCM)Peter Pan Or The Boy Who Wouldn’t grow up opened on December 27, 1904 at the Duke of York Theater in London England. Peter Pan was written by the playwright/novelist James M. Barrie.  Barrie had been influenced to write the play after developing a friendship with the boys of Sylvia Llewelyn Davies.  He would make […]

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December 26 is Boxing Day

Boxing Day is a traditional holiday in a few countries around the world, but its main celebration and place of origin is The United Kingdom or England. Boxing Day is a public Holiday in England and its history can be traced back as far as 800 years ago.  There are two parts of Boxing Day; […]

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5 Days 5 Staves Of A Christmas Day Two

Stave Two of A Christmas Carol is titled “The First of the Three Spirits.  When the Stave opens we find Scrooge in bed.  He wakens to the sound of the clock striking 12.  He is bewildered by this as he knows it was after two when he went to bed.  He even wonders if something […]

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Happy Winter Solstice!

  (PCM) The Winter Solstice falls on or around December 21st. On this day in the Northern Hemisphere, the earth is tilted away from the sun as far as it can get. As the shortest day of the year and the absolute height of winter (astronomically speaking), the Solstice was an important ritual day in […]

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Celebrate Short Fiction – December 21st

(PCM) Does life imitate art? If the sales of fiction for our e-readers, smart phones and – oh yeah, books – tell us anything, it’s that it might be the other way around: life in the information age moves fast, and art (including literature) needs to keep up. In recent years, short fiction has become […]

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Happy National Sangria Day! (December 20th)

(PCM) December 20th is National Sangria Day. We’re not really sure why, other than “because the internet says so,” but hey – if you’ve made it this far into December, then cheers! Who needs a better reason to celebrate? Sangria (from the Spanish word for blood. Yum?) is a deep red cocktail or wine punch […]

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Saturnalia: December 17th – December 23rd

  (PCM) In ancient Rome, the period between December 17th and December 23rd was known as the Saturnalia, a festival to honor the god Saturn. Saturn ruled over such things as abundance, destruction, and time. He gave his name to our largest planet as well as everyone’s favorite day of the week (Saturday). His celebration […]

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Saturnalia: December 17th – December 23rd

  (PCM) In ancient Rome, the period between December 17th and December 23rd was known as the Saturnalia, a festival to honor the god Saturn. Saturn ruled over such things as abundance, destruction, and time. He gave his name to our largest planet as well as everyone’s favorite day of the week (Saturday). His celebration […]

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December 2nd Is National Special Education Day

(PCM) Happy Special Education Day! On this day in 1975, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was signed into law, giving all children with disabilities access to free and appropriate public education. Though IDEA has since been revised many times, it is still the basis for special education law in the United States. IDEA […]

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December 2nd Is National Special Education Day

(PCM) Happy Special Education Day! On this day in 1975, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was signed into law, giving all children with disabilities access to free and appropriate public education. Though IDEA has since been revised many times, it is still the basis for special education law in the United States. IDEA […]

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Occult Day is November 18

This is the day that celebrates anything unnatural, or supernatural.  November 18 is Occult Day. Though there is no specific origin to the celebration of Occult Day, it is not hard to understand why a day such as this would exist.  Our fascination with witches goes far back as Hansel and Gretel and as recent […]

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Occult Day is November 18

This is the day that celebrates anything unnatural, or supernatural.  November 18 is Occult Day. Though there is no specific origin to the celebration of Occult Day, it is not hard to understand why a day such as this would exist.  Our fascination with witches goes far back as Hansel and Gretel and as recent […]

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USMC Day November Tenth

USMC stand for The United States Marine Corps and November 10th has been chosen to celebrate and honor these brave men.  The Marine Corps was established on November 10, 1775 to aid the navy during The Revolutionary War.  It was created in The Tun Tavern on Water Street in Philadelphia and this is considered the […]

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USMC Day November Tenth

USMC stand for The United States Marine Corps and November 10th has been chosen to celebrate and honor these brave men.  The Marine Corps was established on November 10, 1775 to aid the navy during The Revolutionary War.  It was created in The Tun Tavern on Water Street in Philadelphia and this is considered the […]

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50 United States Quick Facts

50 United States Quick Facts US State #1. Delaware – Capitol: Dover, joined on Dec. 7, 1787, nickname: The First State US State #2. Pennsylvania – Capitol: Harrisburg, joined on Dec. 12, 1787, nickname: Keystone State US State #3. New Jersey – Capitol: Trenton, joined on Dec. 18, 1787, nickname: Garden State US State #4. […]

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50 United States Quick Facts

50 United States Quick Facts US State #1. Delaware – Capitol: Dover, joined on Dec. 7, 1787, nickname: The First State US State #2. Pennsylvania – Capitol: Harrisburg, joined on Dec. 12, 1787, nickname: Keystone State US State #3. New Jersey – Capitol: Trenton, joined on Dec. 18, 1787, nickname: Garden State US State #4. […]

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June 12 is Superman Day

Superman Day was founded by DC Entertainment.  The company started the day in order to honor their most iconic character.  It is said that there are three characters every child on earth knows, Sherlock Holmes, Mickey Mouse and Superman.  Superman Day was established as a yearly event by DC on June 12, 2013 two days […]

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Happy Birthday Superman

“Faster than speeding bullet.  More powerful than a locomotive.  Able to leap tall building in a single bound.  “Look up in the sky!”  “It’s a bird!”  “It’s a plane!”  It’s Superman!”  Yes, it’s superman strange visitor from another planet who came to earth with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men.  Superman who […]

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January 29th Curmudgeon’s Day

Curmudgeon’s Day.  According to The American Heritage Dictionary a curmudgeon is a “cantankerous person’.  And, according to The American Heritage Dictionary cantankerous means” ill tempered, quarrelsome, disagreeable, contrary.,” in other words cantankerous can be a mood or someone’s whole personality. Curmudgeons Day is a day to celebrate the cranky people in our lives or a […]

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December 2nd Is National Special Education Day

(PCM) Happy Special Education Day! On this day in 1975, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was signed into law, giving all children with disabilities access to free and appropriate public education. Though IDEA has since been revised many times, it is still the basis for special education law in the United States. IDEA […]

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