Monthly Archives: May 2019

HISTORY TIDBIT: NOT-SO-FAMOUS INVENTOR: SIR GEORGE CAYLEY

Since he never took out any patents, Sir George Cayley’s inventions never brought him the fame and acclaim he was due, and it’s now other people who are associated with artificial hands, spoked bicycle wheels, caterpillar tractors, seat belts, and other things originally thought of by Sir George. Who was also, incidentally, the first person […]

UNSINKABLE SHIP CAT

Ships, including warships, often have feline crew members, and in WW II, a tuxedo cat managed to served on three different warships. This sea-faring moggie started out on the German battleship, the Bismarck, and then, when it was sunk (May 27th, 1941), shamelessly went over to the enemy to save his own fur. The British […]

TRIVIA TRAIL: FIRST TELEGRAPH MESSAGE

Question: The first official telegraph message (dispatched from Washington, D.C. to Baltimore, Maryland on May 24th, 1844) was a Biblical quote. What was it? Answer: Numbers 23:23: “What hath God wrought?” (Numbers 23:23).  

HISTORIC PHOTO SHARE: VINTAGE CANDID SHOTS

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HAPPY VICTORIA DAY

 

HISTORY TIDBIT: HISTORIC TRADING

The New York Stock exchange has come a long way since it was first established on May 17th, 1792. Then it consisted of some merchants and bankers meeting under a buttonwood tree on Wall Street. But only in good weather. When the weather wasn’t so good, they ‘exchanged’ it for a coffee house.

HISTORY TIDBIT: CONVICT SHIPS

The first ships to have the dubious privilege of carrying convicts to Botany Bay in Australia left Portsmouth on May 13th, 1787, arriving at their destination on January 18th, 1788. The original landing place of Captain Cook was deemed unsuitable for a settlement, however, so the ‘cargo’ was transported a little farther up the coast, […]

Historical Debate Society for Girls and Boys

The Historical Debate Society for girls and boys is a society where kids can put their ideas about the latest historical debate and put their own debate. Join in!

Quotes 4 Folks

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