• WFH Day!

    A day to celebrate working from home.

  • 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

    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

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  • Ice Cream Cone

    30 April 1896. The first ice cream cone was introduced. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_cream_cone

  • Present, Past, Future

    “It is difficult to live in the present, pointless to live in the future and impossible to live in the past.” —Frank Herbert

  • 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

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

  • The Library

    24 April 1800. The Library of Congress is established in the US. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Library_of_Congress

  • Earthlike Planets

    17 April 2014. The discovery of Kepler-186f confirms that planets the size of Earth exist in the habitable zone of stars other than our sun. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Kepler-186f