• 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 […]

  • Building Bridges

    Building Bridges

    27 May 1937. The golden gate bridge opened to pedestrian traffic. Some describe the Golden Gate Bridge as “possibly the most beautiful, certainly the most photographed, bridge in the world.” At the time of its opening in 1937, it was both the longest and the tallest suspension bridge in the world, with a main span […]

  • Telegraphic Communication

    Telegraphic Communication

    24 May 1844. Samuel F. B. Morse sent the first message via an experimental telegraphic line from Washington, D.C., to Baltimore. The message, taken from the Bible, Numbers 23:23, and recorded on a paper tape, had been suggested to Morse by Annie Ellsworth, the young daughter of a friend. As an arts professor at New […]

  • Rock Opera

    Rock Opera

    Tommy is the fourth studio album by the English rock band the Who, a double album first released on 17 May 1969. The album was mostly composed by guitarist Pete Townshend, and is a rock opera that tells the story of Tommy Walker, a “deaf, dumb and blind” boy, including his experiences with life and […]

  • First Elections

    First Elections

    27 April 1994. South Africa holds its first elections in which all people can vote. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1994_South_African_general_election

  • Seven Samurai

    Seven Samurai

    26 April 1954. Kurosawa Akira’s Seven Samurai was released in Japan. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Samurai

  • Earth Day

    Earth Day
  • Hard Times

    Hard Times

    “Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity.” —Coco Chanel https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coco_Chanel

  • Mae West

    Mae West

    19 April 1927. Mae west was sentenced to ten days in jail for “corrupting the morals of youth”. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mae_West

  • Letter from Jail

    Letter from Jail

    16 April 1963. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. penned Letter from the Birmingham Jail saying, “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letter_from_Birmingham_Jail