Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

(Proclamation Given October 3, 1863)

The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful …

The Big List of Knock Knock Jokes For National Knock-Knock Day!

October 31st is well known as Halloween, but did you know it is also National Knock-Knock Day?

Knock, Knock…
Who’s there?
Robin
Robin who?
Robin you! Give me your wallet!
Knock Knock
Knock, Knock…
Who’s there?
Wanda
Wanda who?
Wanda come and hang out with me?
Knock Knock
Knock, Knock…
Who’s there?
Control Freak
Cont…
Ok, now you say ‘Control Freak’ who!
Knock Knock
Knock, Knock…
Who’s there?
Canoe.
Canoe who?
Canoe help me with

October 31 in Pop Culture History

October 31 in Pop Culture History
683 – During the second Second Islamic Civil War and the Siege of Mecca, the Kaaba caught fire and burned down.

1517 – Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany.

1913 – Dedication of the Lincoln Highway, from Times Square in New York City to Lincoln Park in San Francisco. It was the first automobile highway going across United States.…

Devil’s Night, Mischief Night And Haunted Refrigerator Night?

(PCM) The night before Halloween (October 30) has long been referred to as either Devil’s Night or Mischief Night and has been referenced for many years as a night where the youth in various cities take it upon themselves to partake in an evening filled with mischievous or petty crime. Mostly their behavior focuses on minor acts of vandalism or small pranks such as soaping or egging someone’s home or car windows, tossing rolls of …

October 30 in Pop Culture History

October 30 in Pop Culture History

October 30 is National Candy Corn Day

1876 – Great Backeganj Cyclone, India (now Bangladesh)

1945 – Jackie Robinson of the Kansas City Monarchs signed a contract for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the baseball color barrier.

1938 – Orson Welles broadcast his radio play of H. G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds.

1947 – The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), later becoming the World Trade …

October 29 in Pop Culture History

October 29 in Pop Culture History
1618 – Sir Walter Raleigh was beheaded for conspiring against James I of England.

1886 – The first ticker tape parade took place in New York City when office workers spontaneously throw ticker tape into the streets after the Statue of Liberty was dedicated.

1888 – The Convention of Constantinople was signed, guaranteeing maritime passage through the Suez Canal during war and peace.

1929 – “Black Tuesday” – The …

Celebrate National Cat Day!

 

(PCM) Everyone knows that the internet is obsessed with cats!  We adore looking at their adorable fuzzy little faces and seriously, who doesn’t love watching funny cat videos?  Cats have completely dominated the internet from the countless Grumpy Cat memes, Lil Bub and Colonel Meow images and of course the delightful musical styling from Keyboard Cat! They have without a doubt become quite the pop culture phenomenon. Of course cats need their very own day …

October 28 in Pop Culture History

October 28 in Pop Culture History
1420 – Beijing became the officially designated the capital of the Ming dynasty on the same year that the Forbidden City, the seat of government, was completed.

1492 – Christopher Columbus discovered Cuba.

1636 – The Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony established the first college in what would become the United States, now known as Harvard University.

1886 – President Grover Cleveland dedicated the Statue …

October 27 in Pop Culture History

October 27 in Pop Culture History
312 – Constantine the Great saw the Vision of the Cross. “In this sign, you shall conquer”

1275 – Amsterdam, in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, was founded.

1904 – The first underground New York City Subway line opened.

1955 – Rebel Without a Cause, starring James Dean was released. It premiered the night before, at the Astor Theater in New York.

1961 – NASA tested the first …

October 26 in Pop Culture History

October 26 in Pop Culture History
1774 – The first Continental Congress adjourned in Philadelphia.

1775 – King George III of Great Britain went before Parliament to declare the American colonies in rebellion, and authorized a military response to stop the American Revolution.

1776 – Benjamin Franklin went to France to seek French support for the American Revolution.

1825 – From Albany, New York to Lake Erie, the Erie Canal opened.

1861 – The Pony …

October 25 in Pop Culture History

October 25 in Pop Culture History
1938 – Archbishop of Dubuque, Francis J. L. Beckman, denounced swing music as “a degenerated musical system, turned loose to gnaw away at the moral fiber of young people.”

1940 – Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. was named the first African American general in the United States Army.

1962 – Nelson Mandela was sentenced to five years in prison.

1964 – The Rolling Stones appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show

October 24 in Pop Culture History

October 24 in Pop Culture History
1901 – Annie Edson Taylor, at age 63, became the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel.

1902 (Volcano Eruption) Santa María.

1926 – Harry Houdini’s last performance took place at the Garrick Theatre in Detroit.

1929 – Stock market crash on the New York Stock Exchange “Black Thursday”

1931 – Over the Hudson River, and connecting the Washington Heights, Manhattan in New York City to …