Harry Houdini AKA Erik Weisz was born on March 24, 1874 in Budapest Hungary. His parents were Mayer Samuel Weiss a rabbinical lawyer and Cecilia Sterner. Erik was the fourth of seven children. The family moved to the United States in 1878 and settled in Appleton Wisconsin where his father got work as a Rabbi.… Read More
Johann Sebastian Bach was born on March 21, 1685. Both his mother and father died in less than a year of each other when Bach was ten. From this point on Bach was raised by his brother Johann Christoph. At the age of 15 Bach was sent to join a church choir in Luneburg Germany… Read More
Not very much is known of Saint Joseph or Joseph of Nazareth. All of the information we have is found in the Gospel of Luke and The Gospel of Matthew. The Gospel of Matthew tells us in the lineage of Jesus that Joseph’s father’s name was Jacob. It is believed Joseph was born somewhere around… Read More
One rainy evening in Fawcett City USA a lone newsboy name Billy Batson was selling newspaper on a corner. He was wet, hungry and alone in the world. Suddenly a stranger appeared in front of him. The stranger was dressed in a dark overcoat and slouch hat. Billy could not see the man’s face. Billy, […]
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Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent a time of penance fasting and prayer for Catholics and for some Protestant denominations. Ash Wednesday is the opening day of Lent on this day some Christians receive ashes on their forehead as a sign of penance. With the ashes the Priest may say “Remember that you… Read More
Bruce Wayne born February 19. Bruce Wayne is the son of Physician Thomas Wayne and his wife Martha. Martha Wayne was a member of the prominent and wealthy Kane family. Thomas Wayne’s family reaches back as far as the founding of Gotham City. It was at that time that the Wayne family fortune began to… Read More
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 […]
(PCM) The Phantom of the Opera did not get its start on Broadway. The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical opened On The West End London, at Her Majesty’s Theatre on October 9, 1986. The West End is London’s equivalent to New York City’s Broadway. The Phantom however has a much longer history than that. The Phantom… Read More
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Edgar Allen Poe was born on January 19, 1809 to a married couple of traveling actors in Boston. Soon after his birth both of his parents passed away. Before reading this we must cast away our preconceived notions of the life of Poe. For many years it was taught that Poe was an alcoholic, a… Read More
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The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, Flight of Dragons, The Dragon Riders of Pern, How to Train a Dragon and Harry Potter are all books and films that explore dragons in one way or another. Appreciate A Dragon Day is a day set aside to celebrate this cultural icon Dragons… Read More
The Black Dahlia Mystery Elizabeth Short was a 22 year old actress whose body was found on January 15, 1947 in a vacant lot in Leimert Park, a suburb of Los Angeles California, brutally murdered. As far back as the 1800s the press have given names to unknown murderers or murders, Jack the Ripper and… Read More
Superman was brought to life by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in the mid 1930s. He made his first public appearance in Action Comics Number 0ne dated June of 1938. Superman was born as Kal El on the planet Krypton to Jor El and Lara. Jor El was one of Krypton’s leading scientists and as… Read More