Love is in the Air
On February 14th around the year 278AD, Valentine, a holy priest in Rome in the days of Emperor Claudius II, was executed. The emperor had to maintain a strong army, but was having a difficult time getting soldiers to join his military leagues. Claudius believed that Roman men were unwilling to join the army because of their strong attachment to their wives and families. To get rid of the problem, Emperor Claudius banned all marriages and engagements in Rome. Valentine, reali
We’ve Got Your Ticket to Fly
On this day in 1964, four lads from Liverpool arrived in American for the first time. Three thousand screaming fans were waiting for The Beatles as they arrived for their appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show and three concerts to follow. An estimated 73 million Americans tuned in to the Ed Sullivan broadcast and 20,000 fans were in attendance at the first concert at the Coliseum in Washington DC. The following two concerts took place at New York City’s Carnegie Hall and police
How Much Shadow Can a Groundhog See?
Remember the tongue-twisting riddle “How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?” The Associated Press published a concrete answer to this riddle, but to this day there is still much speculation as to really how much wood a woodchuck could indeed chuck. But, TODAY in America, the woodchuck must move aside from the limelight and make way for the groundhog. One named Punxsutawney Phil to be exact. For 131 years now, a celebration on February 2nd begin