• 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 […]

  • Free Library

    Scoville Memorial Library is the public library of Salisbury, Connecticut. Established in 1803, it was the first in the United States open to the public free of charge. It is located at 38 Main Street in an architecturally distinguished Romanesque 1894 building donated by Jonathan Scoville, a local philanthropist. The building was listed on the […]

  • Founding the Red Cross

    The American Red Cross (ARC), also known as The American National Red Cross,[5] is a non-profit humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief, and disaster preparedness education in the United States. It is the designated US affiliate of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and the United States moved to […]

  • World Meditation Day

    World meditation day coincided with @2:50’s 800th day. We celebrated with visualizations from the MIT CAVE Lab.

  • Museum Day

  • Apple Pie Day

    When May Day deserves a new flavor.

  • 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 […]

  • Empire State Opens

    empire state at 250 image
  • Ice Cream Cone

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

  • Pan-Pacific Flight

    28 April 1937. Pan American Airlines embarked on the first commercial pan-pacific flight via Hawaii, Midway, Wake, Guam, and the Philippines to arrive in Canton, China. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transpacific_flight

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