October 19 in Pop Culture History

October 19 in Pop Culture History
1512 – Martin Luther earned a doctorate of theology.

1798 – Chief Justice John Jay was sworn in as the first Chief Justice of the United States.

1957 – #1 Hit October 19, 1957 – October 25, 1957: The Everly BrothersWake Up Little Susie

1974 – #1 Hit October 19, 1974 – October 25, 1974: Billy PrestonNothing from Nothing

1982 – St. Elsewhere premiered on …

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 – The British Broadcasting Company (Corporation) BBC was founded.

1952 – #1 Hit October 18, 1952 – November 21, 1952: …

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 – The first commercial nuclear power station is officially opened in Sellafield, Cumbria, England.

1956 – Donald Byrne and Bobby Fischer …

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 guillotined at the height of the French Revolution. The phrase “Let them eat cake” is often attributed to Marie but …

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 is a recognizable symbol a blind person’s independence.

1582 – Pope Gregory XIII implemented the Gregorian calendar. In several …

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. With the fresh wound and bullet in his chest, Roosevelt still gave his scheduled speech.

1947 – Captain Chuck …

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 10 minute “Miracle of the Sun” was witnessed by an estimated 70,000 people in the Cova da Iria in Fátima, …

October 12 in Pop Culture History

October 12 in Pop Culture History
National Farmers Day.
Old Farmer’s Day is now actually known as National Farmers Day. Though the exact date and history of this day is not known, it is known that the holiday was originally celebrated in the 1800’s. This day is a day to remember and honor the hard work done by farmers throughout our country as well as our country’s history. We see our food, mostly, in …

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 – NASA launched the lunar probe Pioneer 1.

1962 – Pope John XXIII convened the Second Vatican Council, changing several …

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 (other organizations did not allow Jewish members)

1918 – The Cloquet Fire, northern Minnesota, USA

1953 – #1 Hit October …

October 9 in Pop Culture History

October 9 in Pop Culture History
Fire Prevention Day is part of Fire Prevention week and is observed on October 9. The observance of this day was initiated by President Calvin Coolidge in 1925. Besides being both a day and week for young people and adults to learn how to make their homes safer against accidental fires, it also is a remembrance of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

768 – Carloman I and Charlemagne …

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 are seriously ill and towards families who will find out in the emergency room of the loss of a loved …

ToyMakerz to Re-air Season Three

REIDSVILLE, N.C., Aug. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — “ToyMakerz” is set to re-air its third action-packed season Sunday, August 18th, 2019 at 9am ET/8am CT on HISTORY®. Each week, former celebrity stuntman and head “ToyMaker” David Ankin will take his fans on the ride of their lives, leading his talented team in crafting one-of-a-kind custom automotive builds. From hot rods and classics to muscle cars, trucks and motorcycles, “ToyMakerz” gives car lovers …

100 Years: 100 Songs of Summer

Popular Music has two special seasons – Christmas and Summer.

Each Year, One Song Becomes
The Song Of The Summer

The Top 100 Summer Songs 1920- 2019:

2019: Old Town Road by Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
2018: In My Feelings – Drake
2017: Despacito – Luis Fonsi feat Daddy Yankee (and sometimes Justin Bieber)
2016: Closer – Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
2015: (tie) Shut Up and Dance – Walk The Moon and Uptown

The (American) Sound of Summer – The Ice Cream Truck Music

The American Sound of Summer – Ice Cream Truck Music

Officially, in North America, the summer season does not begin until June 20th or 21st, which is the date of the summer solstice and the longest day of the year. However, if you are a resident of the United States, then we all know by popular vote the “unofficial” start of summer actually begins at the end of the working day on the last Friday …

2019 Grammy Award Winners

2019 Grammy Award Winners
Winners Announced: February 10, 2019
Held at: Staples Center, Los Angeles
Host: Alicia Key
Eligibility Year: October 1, 2017, to September 30, 2018.

Album of the year:
Golden Hour – Kacey Musgraves

Record of the year:
This Is America – Childish Gambino

Song of the year:
This Is America – Childish Gambino and Ludwig Goransson

Best rap/sung performance:
This Is America – Childish Gambino

Best music video:
This Is America – …

The Real Meaning Of Foo Fighters

(PCM) Yes, believe it or not, millennials, Foo Fighters are actually a big part of World War II history and not just the epic rock band led by front-man Dave Grohl! The term Foo Fighter was used by Allied aircraft pilots in World War II to describe various UFOs or mysterious aerial phenomena seen in the skies over both the European and Pacific Theater of Operations during battle and various missions.

Though “foo fighter” initially …

The How Of Pooh

Winnie the Pooh will turn 100 years old in 2025.  It was on Christmas Eve of 1925 that he made his first appearance in The London Evening News in a short story titled The Wrong Sort of Bees.  In 1926 a collection of short stories was published simply titled Winnie The Pooh and the legends began.

AA Milne the author of the Pooh stories nor his young son were quite ready for the fame and …

50 Facts You Thought Were True, But Weren’t

50 Facts You Thought Were True, But Weren’t

A lot of people have been taught misconceptions. How many of these facts did you believe to be true?

When you pour from cartons with a screw on top on one end, like oil for your car or broth that comes in boxes, why do they splash all around? Probably because you’re pouring it all wrong. The opening for pouring should be at the top, which will …

Surrealist Salvador Dali Once Collaborated With Walt Disney

In 1944, surrealist artist Salvador Dali and Disney studio artist John Hench of Walt Disney came together to collaborate on an animated short film titled “Destino”. The film was only seven minutes in length and was not officially completed and released until 2003. 

It took nearly 60 years for “Destino” to make it’s debut and it is about a young woman and Janus, the God of Time trying to love each other. You can watch …

HISTORY Remembers George H.W. Bush

December 3, 2018 – HISTORY will pay tribute to the life and legacy of a man who dedicated his life to public service in the special event, “History Remembers George H.W. Bush,’ premiering Wednesday, December 5 at 10PM ET/PT.

Through rare archival footage, interviews, and speeches, “History Remembers George H.W. Bush” explores the lifetime of service and legacy of a war hero, businessman, family man and the 41stPresident of the United States. Among …

The Origins Of The Christmas Ornament

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(PCM) It is the time of year where we are ready to deck the halls and begin trimming our Christmas trees. For many families this is time for togetherness and one of the most enjoyable aspects of the impending holiday season. The tradition of the Christmas tree as we know it today began here in America in the early 1700’s, however the Christmas tree itself dates back to 15th and 16th century Germany.  Evergreens were …

The Most Stolen Piece Of Art Might Just Surprise You!

(PCM) It was very surprising for us to learn that Hubert and Jan van Eyck’s 12 panel Adoration of the Mystic Lamb (also known as the Ghent Altarpiece) is widely regarded as the most stolen art piece throughout history.  It was robbed by Napoleon, nearly burned by Calvinists, sought after by the Nazis and that is only naming a few, in fact part of the art piece has been missing since 1934 and has yet …

The Story Behind The Iconic Cartoon Character Bugs Bunny!

(PCM) The Merrie Melodies/Looney Tunes cartoon character is one of the most widely recognizable throughout popular culture and around the globe. Bugs Bunny has been in more films than any other cartoon character and has also earned the rank of being the ninth most portrayed film character in history.

Bugs Bunny has appeared in numerous television shows, as well, and even managed to nab his very own star on Hollywood’s Walk Of Fame. Not too …

The Legend Of Count Dracula And The Character We Know Today!

(PCM) Many believe that the origin of Count Dracula can be linked to an area of Romania known as Transylvania, which is believed to sit upon some of Earth’s strongest magnetic fields and some feel that it gives individuals who reside in the area various types of extra-sensory perceptions.

The area gave birth to famous author Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”, as Dracula is literally translated in Gaelic as Drac Ullah meaning bad blood. It is easy …

The Story Of Caesar Salad And A Good Recipe Too!

(PCM) Seriously, who doesn’t love a good Caesar Salad every once and while? It is definitely one of the more healthy food choices and can be perfectly paired with chicken, or really any meat dish of your choosing. Others choose to simply enjoy Caesar salad as a main entree all it’s own, as it can definitely be quite filling.

The history of the Caesar Salad dates back to 1924 by chef Caesar Cardini in Tijuana, …

Why Did They Remove Lenin’s Brain?

(PCM) Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known by the alias Lenin, was a Russian communist revolutionary, politician, and political theorist. He is credited with creation of the Soviet Union and was a feared political figure until this death at the young age of 53 in January of 1924.

Lenin’s cause of death was a series of strokes that began occurring when he was just 50 years old. He was also suffering from various levels of decline …

What Is The Human Genome Project?

(PCM) The Human Genome Project was completed on April 14th of 2003 and it was a breakthrough for scientific researchers across the globe, however many of you may be wondering what exactly The Human Genome Project is and just why it is so important.

First let’s look at the definition of a genome. A genome is an organism’s complete set of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), a chemical compound that contains the genetic instructions needed to develop …

The Lost Episodes Of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood And Why They Vanished!

(PCM) Most of us reminisce about “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” with memories of star Fred Rogers and his colorful cast of puppets teaching us about creativity, empathy, learning and more. We most recall this show with happy childhood memories, however did you know there were a few times where the show actually took quite a dark turn.

Back in November of 1983, “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” aired a five episode arc about nuclear war which was titled …

Can Mental Illness Be Misdiagnosed Or Even Faked?

(PCM) Mental illness is a real condition that affects millions of individuals worldwide, however often times it can be incredibly hard to detect. Some forms of mental illness show little to no physical symptoms, so it can be truly difficult for medical professionals to get to the bottom of what is truly going on.

This article is not meant to question those who suffer for various forms of mental illness, but rather look at the …

A Look Back At The Very First Cell Phone Call

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(PCM) Over the last decade cell phones have become a huge part of our everyday lives, in fact, many of us feel completely naked if we happen to forget our phones at home or in the car and in turn freak out about what we may be missing all day long! (Trust us, it’s really not that important! Facebook can wait!)

Even so, they have become a part of our daily lives …

Can Mental Illness Be Misdiagnosed or Even Faked?

(PCM) Mental illness is a real condition that affects millions of individuals worldwide, however often times it can be incredibly hard to detect. Some forms of mental illness show little to no physical symptoms, so it can be truly difficult for medical professionals to get to the bottom of what is truly going on.

This article is not meant to question those who suffer for various forms of mental illness, but rather look at the …

Our Encounter At The Viking’s Seer’s Lair At SDCC!

(PCM) No visit to San Diego Comic Con would be complete without a visit to yet another of HISTORY Channel’s amazing on-site activations, this time with an incredibly detailed (and a bit creepy) journey to “The Seer’s Lair” in support of the upcoming season of the hit series “Vikings”!

Escaping the hustle and bustle of the SDCC convention center floor can sometime be a welcome relief and it gets quite chaotic out there, so we …

Toymakerz David Ankin is a Family Man

 

Toymakerz star David Ankin has been in the car business for most of his life. His biggest passion is building cars, particularly of the hot rod variety.  While we have spent a lot of time watching him on TV, it took him awhile to get to where he is now.

Several of David’s friends in the business have been on TV, so it was only natural that he would follow in their footsteps. However, …

History’s Vikings Returns This Fall

San Diego, CA. – July 20, 2018HISTORY’s hit drama series “Vikings” returns on Wednesday, November 28 at 9 PM ET/PT, it was announced today from San Diego Comic-Con International. An exclusive trailer from the mid-season five premiere was unveiled to nearly 5,000 fans during the “Vikings” cast panel held in Ballroom 20 this afternoon at Comic-Con.

In the mid-season five finale, the divide between the Lothbrok family climaxes with Ragnar’s …

Frank Sinatra’s Obsession With Dimes

(PCM) Many may not know this, but Frank Sinatra, otherwise known as Ol’ Blue Eyes, had an obsession with dimes. However, he was not always a collector! His obsession with the ten cent coins began for much more sinister reasons.

Sinatra’s son, Frankie Sinatra, Jr was kidnapped on December 8, 1963 and the performer ended up paying out $240,000 dollars in ransom money to the kidnappers before his son was …

Celebrating The Pop Culture Phenomena Of Playboy!

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(PCM) The iconic Playboy bunny symbol is without a doubt one of the most recognized brand logos throughout the history of pop culture. The magazine was started by Hugh Hefner back in December of 1953 and the very first issue is actually undated because they were not sure if there would even be another copy printed at the time.

The first issue of Playboy Magazine ended up being fairly successful and ended …

The Birth Of The TV Dinner Was Actually A Mistake!

(PCM) Surely nearly every one of us at one point or another hasn’t had the time or the energy to make a home-cooked dinner each and every night, so that is when the modern day TV Dinner comes in handy to save the day. We are sure you definitely have a few of these lurking throughout your freezer, just waiting to be consumed on a lazy night or for a quick and easy microwaveable meal.…

The Mysterious And Unexplained Disappearance Of Pilot Felix Moncla

(PCM) Was it a UFO,some kind of spontaneous combustion or just a freak accident? These are the questions we have to ask ourselves when delving into the mysterious and unexplained disappearance of United States Air Force Pilot Felix Moncla.

It is rumored that Mocla had an encounter with a UFO (Unidentified Flying Object) when he was flying his jet. In 1953, Moncla, an Air Force Lieutenant who was stationed at Kinross Air Force Base in …

The Evolution Of The Modern Day Bra

(PCM) The bra. Love it or hate it, it is a piece of clothing that is owned by nearly every woman both young and old. Studies revealed that the average woman will spend upwards of $4,000 dollars on bras throughout her lifetime and own approximately 16 to 20 bras at any given time.

Over the years the bra has taken on many style changes and updates since they were first created. The origins of the …

Why An Anonymous Letter Left Frank Sinatra On The FBI Watch List

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(PCM) Any follower of pop culture history will know that Frank Sinatra, our loving Ol’ Blue Eyes, definitely had his fare share of run-ins with the law. Sinatra was a true icon in the music industry and beloved by his millions of fans, however he was most certainly  involved in some illicit activities with some rather shady individuals.

The FBI has an entire file dedicated to Frank Sinatra which the majority of …

The True Birth Of Superman

(PCM) It was back in 1933 when two kids from Cleveland, Ohio named Jerome Siegel and Joseph Shuster developed a very small self-published fanzine title “Science Fiction”.

In issue #3 of their fanzine, they created a story about a super-powered telepath who was going to attempt to take over the world. At first the Superman was portrayed as a villainous character, however when their initial fanzine failed to produce sales, Siegel and Shuster shifted gears …

The Mysterious Case Of ‘The Girl In Blue’ And How It Was Eventually Solved!

(PCM) On Christmas Eve, December 24, 1933, a mysterious, yet friendly visitor to the town of Willoughby, Ohio walked directly in front of a moving train and was tragically killed. No one in the area had any idea of the young woman’s identity and she was only referred to as the “Girl In Blue”, based upon the color of her clothing at the time of the incident. She was wearing a blue dress, coat, scarf …

Can Songs Really Cause Suicides?

(PCM) Any music fan will surely tell you that music can have a significant effect on a persons mind and emotions. Listening to music can cause us to feel happiness and joy, while other times it can cause us to feel sadness and pain. It all depends on the mindset of the listener and the way in which a particular piece of music speaks to them.

But could a piece of music really cause someone …

A Look At The Insanely Long Dance Marathons Of The Mid 1900’s

(PCM) If you have ever visited a night club you will quickly realized the dancing the night away is definitely still a trend that spans throughout the globe. However, you don’t tend to see very many dance competitions or dance marathons these days, but they were certainly all the rage back in the mid 1900’s to early 1930’s.

The first ‘known’ dance marathon winner was Alma Cummings, who danced for …

Who Invented Frozen Food?

(PCM) Many of us pass by the frozen foods section of the grocery stores at least once a week. It seems as if frozen meals and vegetables have been around forever. We stock up on these frozen dishes for easy meal prep and when fresh foods are just not easily available.

Thinking about frozen meals left us wondering who was the genius that first discovered a way to freeze food in the first place. Despite …

Brush Up On Your Horse Racing Facts!

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(PCM) Many of us have heard about the infamous Triple Crown in horse racing which consists of the Belmont, Preakness and Kentucky Derby races, however that is about where our knowledge ends. We have gathered together a collection of some horse racing facts to give (ourselves) and you a better understanding behind some of the terminology and history of the sport.

Horse racing is one of America’s oldest pastimes and has been around for generations. …

Was Candid Camera The Beginning Of Reality TV?

(PCM) Nowadays it feels like reality television has taken over airwaves with shows such as the “Real Housewives” of whatever city, “Survivor”, and of course the “Kardashians”, but where did this trend really begin?

Many feel that the takeover began MTV began airing their housemate reality series “The Real World” back in the early 90’s, which was followed by the reality competition series “Road Rules” and then of course Mr. Reality TV himself, Mark Burnett …

Did You Know There Really Is No ‘Unknown Soldier’?

(PCM) As we continue to make strides in the areas of scientific and technological discoveries many mysteries of the bygone era are beginning to be solved.

For example, did you know that there is really no “Unknown Soldier” from the Vietnam War at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery? Thanks to some major advancements in DNA testing the soldiers body that was interred there from 1974 to 1998 was eventually identified.

The …

The Earliest Examples Of The Internet Meme

(PCM) Internet memes have become a staple in pop culture as we probably see an average of fifty or more of these, often hilarious, images throughout our social media feeds on a daily basis. Depending on who you follow, you could probably run into quite a bit more. Some are worth sharing, while others walk a fine line between being darkly humorous and borderline offensive or inappropriate.

Either way, the internet meme is definitely here …

The Wineville Chicken Coop Murders And The Story Of Christine Collins

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(PCM) We always love an odd crime story and this one certainly had enough people talking! Mother Christine Collins was committed to a psych ward in 1928 after her young son went missing. She was committed after the LAPD claimed they had “found” her son five months later, however Collins denied the boy the police delivered to her was actually her son.

The boy eventually confessed to being a runaway and was indeed not the …

Funny Or Sad? A Collection Of Infamous Last Words

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(PCM) While death is not a pleasant topic to ponder, many find themselves curious as to what they would choose to utter as their last words on this earth. Sadly, when death comes knocking many do not get the chance to utter any phrases of significance, however there has been a multitude of times when people have had the opportunity and many of their last words have reached a level of infamy.

We have included …

Technology Fluke Leads To Only Pre-War Television Footage In Existence!

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(PCM) A very strange occurrence took place in the year of 1938, when two RCA engineers in New York City managed to pick up a “televisor” signal from the BBC due to freak weather incident (one in which the conditions had to be just right) and this footage is said to be the only pre-war footage of television in existence.

The signal that was picked up on contains a four minute …

A Brief History Of The March Of Dimes Organization

(PCM) Back in the year of 1938, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, often referred to as FDR, founded an organization which was then called the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. The foundation’s mission was to find a cure for polio, which FDR contracted.

The foundation immediately gained intense popularity, mostly due to its’ founder and the nations’ support for him. FDR believed that if everyone donated only a dime then polio could eventually become eradicated. After …

Did De Beers Really Have The Most Successful Ad Campaign Of All Time?

(PCM) Nearly all of us are familiar with the popular catchphrase “A diamond is forever”, as it won over the hearts of women (and the wallets of men) since it was first introduced creating one of the most successful ad campaigns of all time for jewelry company De Beers.

The “A diamond is forever” slogan originated with a 1948 ad campaign created by De Beers and suddenly the modern day engagement ring as we know …

2018 Grammy Award Winners

2018 Grammy Award Winners
Winners Announced: January 28, 2018
Held at: Madison Square Garden
Host: James Corden
Eligibility Year: October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017

2018 Grammy Winners
Album of the Year:
24K Magic – Bruno Mars

Record of the Year:
24K Magic – Bruno Mars

Song of the Year:
That’s What I Like – Bruno Mars

Best Country Album:
From A Room: Volume 1 – Chris Stapleton

Best Comedy Album:
The Age of …

Did Visa Cards Really Begin As A Social Experiment?

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(PCM) If you were to check just about anyone’s wallet these days surely you would most likely find at least one credit or debit card tucked safely inside. It would also be a safe assumption to say at least one of these cards would bear the Visa logo, as it is certainly one of the most popular credit cards in the world.

But did you know that the Visa card as we …

The Comeback And History Of Christmas Kissing Balls

(PCM) Not to be confused with hanging a mistletoe, Christmas Kissing Balls are medium to large size bunches of evergreens, holly and herbs placed in a spherical shape and hung in the doorways of a home. Some people may add pieces of mistletoe to them as well, as a more recognizable symbol to urge those that pass under to sneak in a kiss.

The history of Christmas Kissing Balls dates back to the time of …

Thanksgiving History and Trivia

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  • The first Thanksgiving in North America was on September 8, 1565 in St. Augustine, Florida. Some say it was 1578, when an explorer Martin Frobisher held a Thanksgiving celebration for surviving his journey from England. The English settlers celebrated Thanksgiving on December 4, 1619, near Jamestown Virginia. The Pilgrims celebrated their first harvest in 1621, but they did not hold a true Thanksgiving until 1623.
  • The trip to Plymouth Rock took

The Delicious History Of Nachos

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(PCM) Who doesn’t love a large plate of nachos covered with melting cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and sour cream? Nachos have become one of our go to snack foods and it an incredibly popular appetizer at many restaurants and sports bars. They are one of the number one picks for a stadium snack, especially during sporting events.

Just what is it about nachos that make them just so darn irresistible?

Nachos were first …

The ‘Meister Print’: Fact Or Fiction?

(PCM) In case you haven’t heard of it, the “Meister Print” is a fossilized sandal print that was discovered by a man named William J. Meister in 1968. It wasn’t only the sandal print that was so fascinating, but rather what was inside of the print that amazed historians. The right-sided sandal print contained a trilobite, supposedly 500 million years extinct before man walked upon the face of the Earth.

There is definitely a bit …

Where Do Blue-Eyes Really Come From?

(PCM) Did you know that all blue-eyed human beings are said to have a single common ancestor? A research study conducted by the University of Copenhagen in 2007 revealed that blue colored eyes are caused by a single genetic mutation that occurred 6,000-10,000 years ago. This research proves that all blue-eyed individuals can be linked back to this single common ancestor who resided in a region near the Black Sea.

In the beginning we all …

Just Where Did The High Five Originate?

(PCM) Generally speaking what is one of the first things you do when someone does a good job? You might congratulate them verbally, however you might also give them a high five by excitedly slapping your palm together with theirs to physically say ‘job well done’!

Did you ever wonder just where the concept of the high five originally began? It is claimed that the first documented occurrence of the high five was between Dusty …

History’s ‘Vikings’ Returns To San Diego Comic Con

(AOTN) HISTORY’s hit drama series “Vikings” returns to San Diego Comic-Con with several exciting opportunities for fans including: a cast panel with new exclusive season five footage; a bona fide Vikings longship set ablaze in the San Diego Bay; a booth on the convention floor; drinking horn giveaways; an exclusive SDCC comic book and an elaborate funeral procession through downtown San Diego.

Additionally, HISTORY’s new scripted drama “Knightfall” which centers on the elite and mysterious …

2017 Grammy Award Winners

2017 Grammy Award Winners
Winners Announced: February 12, 2017
Held at: Staples Center, Los Angeles
Host: James Corden
Eligibility Year: October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016

Album of the Year:
25 – Adele

Record of the Year:
Hello – Adele

Song of the Year:
Hello – Adele

Best Rap Album:
Coloring Book – Chance the Rapper

Best Urban Contemporary Album:
Lemonade – Beyonce

Best Country Solo Performance:
My Church – Maren Morris

Best Rock …

The Number One Hits of 2016

The Number One Hits of 2016:
November 14, 2015 – January 22, 2016 : AdeleHello

January 23, 2016 – February 12, 2017: Justin Bieber – Sorry

February 13, 2016 – March 4, 2016: Justin Bieber – Love Yourself

March 5, 2016 – May 6, 2016: Rihanna featuring Drake – Work

May 7, 2016 – May 20, 2016: Desiigner – Panda

May 21, 2016 – May 27, 2016: Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla – …

Popular and Notable Books From 2016

Popular and Notable Books From 2016:
A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Apprentice in Death by J.D. Robb
Bay of Sighs by Nora Roberts
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Bill O’Relly’s Legends and Lies: The Patriots by David Fisher
The Black Widow by Daniel Silva
Blue

2016 Grammy Award Winners

2016 Grammy Award Winners
Winners Announced: February 16, 2016
Held at: Staples Center, Los Angeles
Host: LL Cool J
Eligibility Year: October 1, 2014, to September 30, 2015

2016 Grammy Winners
Record of the Year:
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars

Album of the Year:
1989 – Taylor Swift

Song of the Year:
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

Best New Artist:
Meghan Trainor

Best Musical Theater Album:
Hamilton

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:…

Barack Obama’s Letter to Donald Trump

Barack Obama’s Letter to Donald Trump
January 20, 2016

Dear Mr. President –
Congratulations on a remarkable run. Millions have placed their hopes in you, and all of us, regardless of party, should hope for expanded prosperity and security during your tenure.

This is a unique office, without a clear blueprint for success, so I don’t know that any advice from me will be particularly helpful. Still, let me offer a few reflections from the …

The Number One Hits of 2015

The Number One Hits Of 2015:
November 29, 2014 – January 16, 2015: Taylor SwiftBlank Space

January 17, 2015 – April 24, 2015: Mark Ronson featuring Bruno MarsUptown Funk

April 25, 2015 – June 5, 2015: Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie PuthSee You Again

June 6, 2015 – July 24, 2015: Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick LamarBad Blood

July 25, 2015 – August 21, 2015: OMICheerleader

August …