As hard as it is to believe, some area schools are back in session today. For that reason, those of us driving around in cars today need to shake off our summer driving patterns and slow down a bit.
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In the 19th century, because of advances in printing technology and growing literacy, the serial novel became an increasingly popular way to deliver written works to the masses.
Julia Child would be 102 today were she still alive. If anyone reading this doesn’t know who I am talking about, that person should immediately go out and rent “Julie and Julia” and then be amazed. Of course, one could also just go to the local public television channel and watch the original episodes of Julia Child’s cooking programs. That would be enough to bring anyone who didn’t know who she was or why the world should take notice of her birthday up to speed.
In 2010, about this time of the year, I was anxiously awaiting my turn to leave home and go off to college.
On Sunday, I wrote a Good Morning about historic events that happened in this week in years past. As I was talking to my father over the weekend, he asked if I remembered another historical anniversary — it is the one I’d never expect him to forget.
One of my clearest early memories is of helping my sister make a mix tape. We made a new one every year for our summer vacation. I remember waiting, my finger on the “record” button of the tape deck, while my sister lined up the right track on the record player.
This is always a tough time of year for me. As a sports fan, it should be heavenly — the beginning of football season overlapping with the final two months of the baseball regular season — but it’s not. It’s stressful.
Last week was pretty exciting for me as both a journalist and a history buff. We commemorated both the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I and remembered, 40 years ago, when President Richard Nixon resigned amid the Watergate scandal. It got me thinking, what happened in this upcoming week in years past. It turns out, quite a lot. Here is a list of some of the events that happened in this week in history.
After straining my brain at work and home, it’s nice to give the old noggin’ a rest. I do this at times by playing those free online games, like slot machines. However, those goofy slot machines do have a bonafide use – baby sitting!
“On this day in 1945, at 8:16 a.m. Japanese time, American B-29 bomber the Enola Gay drops the world’s first atom bomb over the city of Hiroshima,” said the entry for this day on History.com