November 2nd, This Day in History

On November 2 1959 Charles Van Doren confessed to cheating on a game show before a congressional committee that probably had much better things to be doing. Van Doren told the committee that he’d been given the answers to questions beforehand by the show’s producers. Later, he wrote for the Encyclopedia Britannica, although it came […]

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August 12th, this Day in History

Night of Murdered Poets. In Soviet Russia thirteen Jewish poets were put on trial for espionage. Just Stalin’s way of thanking a population that gave its all to beat back Nazi Germany. The thirteen pleaded their cases in front of a jury of their peers, although, in this case, their peers were a three military […]

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This Day in History: July 24th

  The Kellogg–Briand Pact (or Pact of Paris, officially General Treaty for Renunciation of War as an Instrument of National Policy) went into effect on this day in 1929, effectively ending war as they knew it. Fortunately, war as they didn’t know it was still waiting in the wings. The Kellogg-Briand Pact has been ridiculed […]

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June 26, This Day in HISTORY!!!

  On June 26th 1948, Shirley Jackson published her short story, The Lottery, in the New Yorker magazine. What are the odds of that?! Much of the public furrowed their Neanderthal brows, shambled to their typewriters and wrote angry letters… mostly about not knowing what the HELL the story was about. It is an indictment […]

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On This Day!

[This is a concept I played with for a while.  Please let me know what you think]     Jaws was released June 20, 1975 and THAT was the last time many of us stepped into the ocean. Besides some dynamite acting and some jump-scares that were positively cruel, the movie had a giant robot […]

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