History

Pearl Habor, December 7th, 1941
This Sunday is the 73rd anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7th, 1941. This is the day President Franklin Roosevelt said would be the day that 'lived in infamy'. It's the date that threw the United States into the World War.
December is Bingo Month
December is ‘Bingo’ month. The game made its debut in December of 1921 and has been a popular game ever since. The original name was ‘Beano’ until toy salesman, Edwin S. Lowe, heard an excited winner yell out ‘bingo’ when they won a g…
The First Horseshoe Tounament Winner
On this day in 1910, the first horseshoe pitching tournament was held in Bronson, Kansas. Things were a little different in those days of horseshoes, the stakes were only 2 inches high, ringers counted as five points, leaners three and close shoes were one. The stakes were 38 feet apart.
5,000 Year Time Capsule Buried in New York
In 1938 at the site of the 1939 World’s Fair in New York, Westinghouse buried a 5,000 year time capsule. It is scheduled to be opened in the year 6963. It is located in the Westinghouse Pavilion of the fairgrounds in Queens, New York.
New Book: DNA Identifies Jack the Ripper
One of the biggest murder mysteries that has gone unsolved since the late 1880’s, may have been solved. Jack the Ripper, who brutally killed and mutilated five women in 1888, may have been identified using DNA evidence.
Attractions No Longer at Disney Parks
If you visited Disney World or Disneyland in the early days of the parks and you visit Disney today, you will see quite a few changes in the park. Some of the early rides and attractions are gone forever. There was a day on the monorail you could sit up front with the driver simply by asking, but th…
Maine’s ‘Open Lighthouse Day’ September 13th
Maine’s annual Open Lighthouse Day is Saturday, September 13. On that day, 22 lighthouses around the state will offer free admission to visitors. The annual draw is 15,000 to 18,000 people as they get the opportunity to climb to the top of the lighthouses.
Who is the Girl in the Photo with Amelia Earhart? [Photo]
This past Saturday (August 2) was an event to honor the 80th anniversary of Amelia Earhart’s visit to Maine. At Maine Instrument Flight they had a display about Earhart and a special focus on encouraging girls and women to learn to fly. One of the old newspaper photos in the display about Earhart’s …
45 Years Since Man First Set Foot on the Moon
In this day and age of technology, your smart phone probably has more capabilities than the first space ship to go to the moon, but on July 20th 1969, an American made the first footprints on the moon’s surface. This Sunday, July 20th marks the 45th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing o…

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