This Month in History

By Del Meyer on 01/01/2020 11:07 PM

On December 2, 2001, the Enron Corporation files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in a New York court, sparking one of the largest corporate scandals in U.S. history. An energy-trading company based in Houston, Texas, Enron was formed in 1985 as the merger of two gas companies, Houston Natural Gas and Internorth. Under chairman and […]

By Del Meyer on 12/17/2019 2:57 AM

November is when the north winds begin to blow and herald the coming of winter. This month is also a time of migration: gray whales swim south to the warm waters of Mexico; ducks, geese, cranes, and even monarch butterflies fly south to escape the ice and snow; and many people now fly south to […]

By admin on 10/17/2019 8:43 AM

On this month in 1000, Leif Erikson landed in North America On this month in 1853, Turkey declared war on Russia. On this month in 1889, Thomas Edison showed his first motion pictures

By admin on 10/16/2019 9:48 PM

On September 1, 1181, Pope Lucius III begins a four-year reign, during which the former Cistercian monk founds the medieval inquisition. It condemned heretics and turned them over to civil authorities for burning. On September 1, 1422, Henry VI, nine months old, becomes king of England. Within six weeks he also inherited the crown of […]

By admin on 09/02/2019 6:13 PM

In some parts of this country, the days of August have a special name: the dog days of summer. It may refer to the doggedly hot temperatures  most regions encounter; others say it raises people’s tempers, causing some to bark like dogs; some say it’s like the laid-back attitude of a dog finding a shady […]

By admin on 08/06/2019 1:57 AM

Launched at 9:32 AM from Kennedy Space Center Florida Command Module Columbia circled the moon with Michael Collins on board. Lunar Module Eagle with 2 stages orbited around the moon at 1000s miles per hour Missed the planned landing requiring Armstrong to take control from the computer He flew the Eagle manually to the sea […]

By admin on 07/18/2019 7:54 PM

April showers may bring May flowers, but June heralds the end of the school year and the beginning of summer vacations. June is also traditionally the Marriage Month. More brides step up to the altar in June than in any other month in the year. June 1, 1926, Norma Jean Baker was born in Los […]

May

By admin on 07/16/2019 10:24 PM

May Day is Celebrated Throughout the World—Peasants in Europe, Military in Russia. May 1., 1707:    Scotland and England merged to form Great Britain. May 1, 1786:    Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro premiered in Vienna May 1, 1884:    Construction of the first skyscraper—the Home Insurance Building—began in Chicago on LaSalle street. It was 10 stories tall. […]

By admin on 05/16/2019 12:01 AM

On April 1, 1789: The U. S. House of Representatives finally achieved a quorum and convened. On April 1, 1863: First wartime U. S. conscription law was enacted. On April 14, 1536: Wales became part of England. On April 18, 1775: Paul Revere Day: The Day he made his legendary ride. Feedback . . . […]

By admin on 04/02/2019 5:49 AM

March is the same as September in the Northern Hemisphere. Each year March and June end on the same day of the week. It is the time of year when animals start to wake up from hibernation. March 1, 1932 – The 20-month-old son of aviation pioneer Charles A. Lindbergh was kidnapped from his home […]