• Dear Abby

    Dear Abby

    “If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them and half as much money.” –Abigail Van Buren Pauline Esther “Popo” Phillips (born Friedman; July 4, 1918 – January 16, 2013), also known as Abigail Van Buren, was an American advice columnist and radio show host who began the […]

  • Security Blanket

    Security Blanket

    1 June 1954. Linus’ security blanket was introduced in the Peanuts comic strip. The blanket was featured throughout the remainder of the strip’s run. Linus can be seen carrying the blanket around and sucking his thumb. Toward the end of the strip’s run, however, the security blanket appeared less and less, usually only when a […]

  • First NY Taxis

    First NY Taxis

    31 May 1907. The first gas-powered taxis arrive in New York. Taxicab vehicles, each of which must have a medallion to operate, are driven an average of 180 miles per shift. As of March 14, 2014, there were 51,398 individuals licensed to drive medallion taxicabs. There were 13,605 taxicab medallion licenses in existence. In 1907, […]

  • Early University

    Early University

    30 MAY 1527. The University of Marburg was founded in Germany. The university is significant for its life sciences research and is also home to one of the few centers that conduct research on the middle east, the CNMS (center for near and middle eastern studies). The departments of psychology and geography reached Excellence Group […]

  • A Station in Space

    A Station in Space

    29 May 1999. The space shuttle docs for the first time with the international space station. The International Space Station (ISS) is a modular space station (habitable artificial satellite) in low Earth orbit. It is a multinational collaborative project involving five participating space agencies: NASA (United States), Roscosmos (Russia), JAXA (Japan), ESA (Europe), and CSA […]

  • Psychedelic Rolls

    Psychedelic Rolls

    Beatle John Lennon bought a 1964 Mulliner Park Ward Phantom V, finished in Valentine’s black. Everything was black except for the radiator, even the wheels. Lennon asked for the radiator to be black as well, but Rolls Royce refused.[5] Originally the car was customized from Park Ward with black leather upholstery, a cocktail cabinet with […]

  • WFH Day!

    WFH Day!

    A day to celebrate working from home.

  • On Silk and Straw

    On Silk and Straw

    Mary Dixon Kies (March 21, 1752 – 1837) was an American inventor. On May 5, 1809, her patent for a new technique of weaving straw with silk and thread to make hats was signed by President James Madison. Some sources say she was the first woman to receive a US Patent, however other sources cite Hannah Slater in 1793, or Hazel Irwin, in 1808, as the […]

  • May the Fourth Be with You

    May the Fourth Be with You

    First, a congratulatory advertisement in the London Evening News to congratulate Margaret Thatcher, saying “May the Fourth Be with You, Maggie. Congratulations.” Then In the 1988 episode of Count Duckula, “The Vampire Strikes Back”, a space-faring superhero, Tremendous Terrance, asks Duckula the date and is told, “May the Fourth”. As Terrance departs, he tells all below, “May the […]

  • Empire State Opens

    Empire State Opens