Contact Us
History

History

Getty Images, photo by NASA
Getty Images, photo by NASA

Private Space Company Orbital Docks With Space Station

It was a week late arriving at the International Space Station by Orbital Science Corp’s unmanned cargo ship, the Cygnus, docked with the Space Station. The ship should have docked last Sunday following its launch on September 18th but a navigation glitch kept it from docking.

Read More

Getty Images, photo by Hulton Archive
Getty Images, photo by Hulton Archive

Pirate Ship ‘Whydah’ Still Holds a Fortune

Aye matey, it could be the find of a lifetime for treasure hunter Barry Clifford as he searches for the only authenticated pirate ship wreck in U.S. waters, the Whydah. The Whydah was captured in 1717 by pirate captain ‘Black Sam’ Bellamy but sank off the coast of Wellfleet, Mass.

Read More

Justin Moore
Justin Moore

It’s Justin Moore Day at B98.5!

Why? Because I said so! I LOVE Justin Moore's music! So Hmph!

He's just your typical cowboy from Arkansas but things kind of fell into place for Justin at an early age. He started performing his junior year of high school and joined his uncle's band just out of high school when they moved to Nashville.

And the story makes me envious even more:

Read More

U.S. Currency
Getty Images, photo by Houlton Archive

Believe it or Not, the U.S. National Debt Was Once $0.00

It may seem hard to believe but 178 years ago the national debt of the United States of America was $0 and on January 8th, 1835 the announcement was made. This was the last time our countries national debt was $0. It lasted one year. Andrew Jackson was the President at the time and the debt was $58.4 million when he took office.

Read More

Category: History, Newsletter Tags: ,
Orbs
Photo by Sharon Buck

What Haunted Place Should Sharon Explore Next?

Last year, Chad and I went to the Mill Agent House in Vassalboro to see if we could catch a ghost on camera, or experience anything...and I DID! Something tugged on my hair in the attic and I saw a bright flash of light in the bedroom.

You can see the whole story HERE!

I was FREAKED OUT!

This year, we'd like to explore again!

Read More

Getty Images, photo by Hulton Archive
Getty Images, photo by Hulton Archive

Babe Ruth Hits His Record 60th Home Run September 30, 1927

It was September 30, 1927, when Babe Ruth hit his Major League record 60th home run, a record that would stand for 34 years until Roger Maris broke it with 61 in the 1961 season. George Herman Ruth, known as ‘The Babe’ started as a pitcher with the Baltimore Orioles but his contract was sold that same season to the Boston Red Sox. It was with the Red Sox he got his nickname ‘Babe’, short for baby, because he was so naïve.

Read More

Getty Images, photo by Adam Berry
Getty Images, photo by Adam Berry

Strange Laws From Around the Country

There are some strange laws that are the books in some states that have long passed the time when the laws made sense. These laws are still on the books but rarely, if ever, are enforced. Here’s a look at some of the ‘strange’ laws that were once thought to be needed.

Read More

Getty Images, photo by NASA
Getty Images, photo by NASA

Top Moments in Television History

Commercial television and the development of television goes back a long way but T.V. as we know it today dates back 62 years. In 1951, President Harry Truman spoke at a press conference about officially ending the United States post WWll occupation of Japan. What makes it ‘as T.V. we know today’ is the fact it was broadcast on 87 stations in 47 cities using microwave technology.

Read More

Getty Images, photo by freelancebloke
Getty Images, photo by freelancebloke

Mike the Headless Chicken Lives for 18 Months

In September 1945, Life Magazine ran a story about ‘Mike the Headless Chicken', also known as ‘Miracle Mike”. Lloyd Olson, the owner of the rooster, was sent out by his wife, Clara, to get a chicken for the evening meal.  He headed to the barnyard to behead a chicken wanting to leave plenty of neck because his Mother in Law enjoyed that part of the chicken.

Read More

Hindenberg
http://twistedsifter.com/2013/08/historic-black-white-photos-colorized/

Famous B&W Photos Colorized

When I saw this post on my friend Dan Bacon's wall from our friend Dana Trejo, I HAD to share this!

Ever wonder what Albert Einstein looks like, in color? Or the famous Annie Oakley? Or when the Hindenberg went up in flames...was it really as incredible as they say?

Take a look!

Read More

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://b985.fm using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on B98.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on B98.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!