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50 Years; Sgt. Pepper’s Still Breeds Beatlemania

Fifty years ago, June 1st, 1967: The Beatles released Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. It was a different kind of album for the…

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No, Big Ben Is Not A Clock Tower In London (But It Sorta Is)

On May 31, 1859, London rang the bell on its newest clock tower. The people of London enjoyed the perfect pitch of Big Ben…

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The Lincoln Memorial Was Almost Totally Different

The dedication was May 30, 1922. By the time the District of Columbia erected the Lincoln Memorial, it was $1-million over the original plan.…

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That One Time Two Men Walked To The Top Of Everest

By the time the two climbers in Colonel Hunt’s team reached the last unknown outpost of Earth, ten other teams had attempted to summit…

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You’re Probably Not Celebrating Memorial Day Right

Every year, on the last Monday in May, Americans gather with family and friends in reverence for a great American tradition: fighting over the…

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Master Your 80s Trivia: Hands Across America

On May 25, 1986, Tom Selleck organized a line of Americans to stand hand-to-hand, connecting one ocean to another via their bodies. That event,…

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The Sinking Of The HMS Hood Was The Largest Loss Of Life From One Vessel

When the British battlecruiser, HMS Hood met the German battleship Bismarck on May 24, 1941, the outcome was disastrous. That day, marked the Royal…

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Marlon Brando Failed To Land Star Trek But He’s Still The Contender

A recently revealed story told in a new book, Brando almost joined the Star Trek franchise. The tale coincides with another story about how…

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The 1972 Moscow Summit; One Time Richard Nixon Did Something Really Right

  When President Richard Nixon arrived in Moscow May 22, 1972, he became the first American president to visit the city. It wasn’t his…

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After 133 Years, The Ringling Brothers Circus Performs Its Final Act

When the Ringling brothers performed with their new circus on May 19, 1884, they caught the attention of the more venerable, aging Barnum &…

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