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Monthly Archives: December 2015

Looking Back over the Year and Looking into the Future

Looking Back over the Year and Looking into the Future

New Year’s Eve gives us a chance to look back and to the future before we ring in 2016. With New Year’s Eve just around the corner and the hectic holidays behind us for the most part, we have the perfect opportunity to pause and reflect. Some of us may have already written a full

Celebrating Eggnog Day, Christmas, Boxing Day & Kwanzaa!

Celebrating Eggnog Day, Christmas, Boxing Day & Kwanza!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Don’t miss your chance to celebrate these upcoming festivities in the days ahead. December 24th: To get you ready for the coming days of celebration, tomorrow is Eggnog Day.  Drink up and know that every gulp is part of the festivities.  Over the years I have made egg

First Crossword Puzzle Created in the U.S.

First Crossword Puzzle Created in the U.S.

Arthur Wynne invented the crossword puzzle, which was first published in 1913. Just in time for Christmas, the New York World published a fun surprise for its readers in 1913. It was a grid of white and black boxes paired with a series of clues and it quickly became a popular part of the Sunday entertainment section.

Wright Brother’s First Flight Took Of Over 100 Years Ago Today!

Wright Brother's First Flight

The first flight succeeded in 1903 thanks to the Wright Brothers. When we board a plane today, we feel generally safe. Sure, some of us have more fear about flying than others, but we know we’re statistically more likely be injured while driving a vehicle than flying. We have the Wright Brothers to thank!  On

On This Day in 1911: South Pole was Discovered!

On This Day in 1911: South Pole was Discovered

Roald Amundsen and a team of explorers discovered the South Pole on this day in 1911.  Can you imagine living at a point in history where the entire world hadn’t yet been explored? It must have been so exciting to think about the new lands we had yet to find. Roald Amundsen lived during such

Susan B. Anthony Coin, the First with a Woman, Minted & Circulated

Susan B. Anthony Coin Circulated

The first woman to be honored by appearing on a circulated US coin was Susan B. Anthony. On December 13th, 1978, the Philadelphia Mint began striking a new coin. It was not just unique because it changed the shape, weight, and design of the one-dollar coin in the United States. It was also the first

Today in History: Marconi’s Radio Signal Crosses the Atlantic

Today in History: Marconi’s Radio Signal Crosses the Atlantic

The first radio signal crossed the Atlantic today in history, thanks to physicist Guglielmo Marconi. In the 1800s, people believed that radio transmissions could travel a maximum of 200 miles before they’d be disrupted by the curvature of the earth. Not to be deterred, physicist Guglielmo Marconi worked to send a transmission not just further