Monthly Archives: April 2018


With all the Angle, Saxon, and Viking bloodlines prevalent in Great Britain, people from that part of the world are often thought of as being mostly fair haired, fair skinned, and blue-eyed – a notion helped along by Pope Gregory I, who, according to legend, was so intrigued by the physical appearance of some “Anglii” […]


Speaking of horses…the importance of books was recognized long before the World Book Day celebrated a couple of days ago. During the Great Depression, libraries were a welcome source of books for people couldn’t afford their own. Unfortunately, a lot of people in remote areas of the United States didn’t have access to libraries, so […]


The Greeks are said to have entered Troy by way of the Trojan Horse on April 24th, 1184 B.C. Whether or not they actually did so on that specific date, or even at all, is something scholars still dispute.



Question: Though some of the mechanically-minded young girls who served as truck mechanics in Britain’s Women’s Auxiliary Territorial Service during WW II went on to have careers in that field, most became homemakers or went into a different line of work. The young woman in the photo is now ninety-two, and still actively involved in […]


I know two people who have the dubious honour of sharing Hitler’s birthday, but I know the female one would definitely not have aspired to be one of these.  


April’s history based or bygone era TV and/or movie suggestions: Shenandoah (1965) (American Civil War) Timeline (2003) (Time Travel Medieval Era) (14 +) Triple Cross (1966) (WW II)


“Look up, look wa-a-ay up …” From 1958 to 1985 (and beyond, in re-runs), children in Canada did just that, happy to curl up in a chair at the fireside of a medieval giant named ‘Friendly’(Bob Homme) and watch the giant’s interaction with a giraffe named Jerome and a rooster named Rusty (voiced by puppeteer, […]


Question: Around mid-April, wagon trains made up of people filled with pioneering spirit started to head for the American west. Who first said, “Go west, young man, go west.”? Answer: A newspaper man named John Soule, in an 1851 article for the Terre Haute, Indiana Express. The person it’s usually attributed to, New York Tribune […]


Question: Among the survivors of the sinking of the Titanic were two small boys travelling under assumed names. What were their real ones? Answer: Michel and Edmund Navratil, who’d been kidnapped in France by their father. Their mother recognized them in the pictures posted after the disaster and travelled to the U.S.A. to reclaim them. […]

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