Monthly Archives: October 2014

Black Tuesday

10-29-14 More stories of terror and woe. On this day, October the 29th  in 1929, more than 16 million shares of stock were sold off in a panic, creating the stock market crash known as “Black Tuesday.” Thirty billion dollars disappeared … Continue reading

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Weird tales

10-28-14 It’s October the 28th and that can mean only one thing, time for weird stories. What weird story have I read today? Well it is the birthday of convicted murderer and best-selling detective novelist Anne Perry , who was born on this … Continue reading

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St. Crispin’s Day

10-26-14 This story shall the good man tell his son; And Crispin Crispian shall ne’er go by, From this day to the ending of the world, But we in it shall be remembered — We few, we happy few, we … Continue reading

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Edison

10-22-14 I give Thomas Edison a lot of shit. He’s dead, I figure he can handle it now. His feud with Tesla ended in a draw, and Westinghouse turned out to be the real villain. I only bring this up … Continue reading

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History

10-21-14 History, as it is taught, is a pack of lies. Most are simplifications, put in place by lazy historians in order to coddle the teaching of their presumed idiot children, like the idea that Thomas Edison was a great … Continue reading

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Steamboats

10-20-14 This is an important day for all you steampunkians… ….steampunkins?…steampunkers?….screw it… For people who dress up and claim to worship the age of steam, October the 20 is a great day because on this day in 1811, the first steamboat to … Continue reading

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Johannes Kepler

10-17-14 On October the 17th, way back in 1604, Johannes Kepler personally witnessed the opening moments of the last supernova to be observed in the Milky Way. Kepler had figured out the laws of planetary motion, and he knew the night sky … Continue reading

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Nietzsche!…..Gesundheit.

10-15-14 October the 15th is the birthday of philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. He was born in the Prussian village of Röcken on this day in 1844. Yet another example of how everything important in the 21st century has it roots in the 19th. … Continue reading

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The white house on a hill

10-13-14 It was on October the 13th in 1792 that builders laid the cornerstone for the President’s House, now known as the White House. When George Washington was elected as the first president of the United States three years earlier, Philadelphia … Continue reading

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The Pledge of Allegiance

10-12-14 It was on this day, October the 12th in 1892, that the Pledge of Allegiance was recited en masse for the first time, by more than 2 million students. It had been written just a month earlier by a … Continue reading

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