Started by Rix Gins, January 01, 2016, 08:20:14 PM
Quote from: GravitySucks on January 09, 2016, 01:35:05 PMAnd Maxine Andrews was born January 3, 1916!
Quote from: Walks_At_Night on January 09, 2016, 01:40:33 PMDamn - how did the thread miss that?For Maxine, Patty and LaVerne
Quote from: Rix Gins on January 09, 2016, 03:12:13 AMSubmitted on May 5, 1916. Look at the date that it was accepted. "Further objects of my invention will appear from a consideration of the same appearing hereinafter." I bet Mr Jone's lawyer put that in there.
Quote from: Walks_At_Night on January 09, 2016, 01:38:20 PM'tis ok. My daughter and I play a silly game where we take turns playing youtube's of different songs to each other. The first one to hit pause on a tune is the loser. I almost always win because I know who the Captain and Tennille are (along with other 70's songs|artists). It is getting harder - the last time we played I had to drop back to the '60's for the kill shot with the Singing Nun
Quote from: GravitySucks on January 09, 2016, 02:11:22 PMHave you whipped out "Dead skunk in the middle of the road" yet?
Quote from: Walks_At_Night on January 09, 2016, 02:16:18 PMWow! That is a new one for me. I'll put it in the strategic reserve with Stafford's 'Last Chant' and Dionne with 'Do you know the way to San Jose'. I've been saving them........... Just in case.
QuoteFORT SMITH -- Charged with being involved in a conspiracy, which federal officials say knows no parallel for boldness, eight men, including three former officials of the United States internal revenue service, are to be tried during the term of United States court opening here tomorrow. The accusations against the defendants grow out of the moonshine operations of the J. C. Brewbaker distillery in this city.
Quote from: Walks_At_Night on January 09, 2016, 01:40:33 PMDamn - how did the thread miss that?
Quote from: GravitySucks on January 09, 2016, 01:46:29 PMI actually saw it on the 3rd and then got distracted and forgot to post it. My bad.
Quote from: trostol on January 03, 2016, 08:36:40 PMbirths on this dayJanuary 3Maxene Andrews, American singer (The Andrews Sisters) (d. 1995)Betty Furness, American actress and consumer activist (d. 1994)Bernard Greenhouse, American cellist (d. 2011)Warren King, American cartoonist (d. 1978)
Quote from: Rix Gins on January 09, 2016, 07:15:06 PM Battle of Gallipoli - April 25, 1915 to January 9, 1916 http://thefederalist-gary.blogspot.com/2012/04/battle-of-gallipoli-april-25-1915-to.html
Quote from: Rix Gins on January 09, 2016, 11:52:51 PMApplication filed August 4, 1909. Patented February 22, 1916.
Quote from: Rix Gins on January 10, 2016, 12:07:01 AMI wonder how much a signed copy of this would fetch?Howard's dad?
Quote from: Robert Ghostwolf's Ghost on January 10, 2016, 12:31:59 AMNice one, Rix! I cannot thank Willis Haviland "W.H." Carrier enough for inventing relief from enervating heat, humidity, and high dewpoints! It's way past time the USPS commemorated his significant contribution to modern civilization by putting that handsome devil's face on a Forever stamp!I have to admit, though, that at first glance it looked like a steam powered boom box!
Quote from: pate on January 10, 2016, 05:23:07 AMMissed the hunnert yarn mark, methinks:'pologies, Rix
Quote from: Rix Gins on January 10, 2016, 01:50:33 AMHis great great grandmother (if I read right) was hung for being a witch
Quote from: Robert Ghostwolf's Ghost on January 10, 2016, 12:35:42 PMYeah, things usually didn't end well for people who ran afoul of Cotton Mather. Good for Martha for not admitting to or confessing anything!"Cotton Mather denounced her as a 'rampant hag' whom the Devil had promised 'should be the queen of Hell.' She was arrested, convicted and, on August 19, 1692, hanged on Salem's Gallows Hill. Later it was recorded that of all the New Englanders charged with witchcraft, 'Martha Carrier was the only one, male or female, who did not at some time or other make an admission or confession.'"I forget where, but I recently read a piece about him that described him as the first paranormal investigator in North America, because he collected stories of supernatural events allegedly caused by the Devil or his followers in the colonies and wrote accounts of them. I've read some of those in a book I have called America Begins, which is a fascinating collection of 17th Century essays and articles on a variety of subjects by prominent colonial figures of the time, and they're pretty wild. Of course, he didn't personally witness any of the events, but he solemnly vouches for the veracity and "Godliness" of all the witnesses. Sounds like he would have made a great guest for Art back in the day!
Quote from: albrecht on January 10, 2016, 12:58:41 PMIf you have it handy who is the author or ISBN# etc of that book you mentioned "America Begins?" Sounds interesting. Thanks!
Quote from: Robert Ghostwolf's Ghost on January 10, 2016, 01:07:49 PMHere you go -- http://www.amazon.com/America-Begins-Early-American-Writings/dp/0253280206If you like reading first person historical accounts, you should enjoy this. It's one of the few books from college I still have.
Quote from: Walks_At_Night on January 10, 2016, 10:14:05 AMOn January 10th, 1916 Don Metz was born in Wilcox, Saskatchewan. The village of Wilcox was only formed in 1907 and even today only has a population of around 300 people, so it must have been an interesting place to grow up in.Metz would go on to play for the Toronto Maple Leafs and was his big moment in the sun was the 1942 Stanley Cup when he got hot and helped beat my beloved Red Wings. Never a star, he shuttled between the NHL and the AHL and never played a complete season in the big leagues. However he did end up playing for 5 Stanley Cup winners.http://www.thehockeynews.com/blog/don-metzs-cameos-always-paid-off-for-maple-leafs/