1888 Following a quarrel with Paul Gauguin, Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh cut off part of his own earlobe Van Gogh arrived at a brothel called House of Tolerance and asked for "Rachel"...He then handed her his ear, saying “Keep this and treasure it.” Then he disappeared. Police went to the man’s address the next [...]
1895 German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen made the first X-ray It was of his wife's hand 1961 James Davis became the first U.S. soldier to die in Vietnam U.S. involvement was still limited to the provision of military advisers Specialist Four James T. Davis served as a 3rd Radio Research Unit advisor to elements of the Army of the [...]
West Coast cities top a Washington Post list of the 10 best food cities The newspaper's food critic, Tom Sietsema, spent 60 days traveling and tasting food from different cities to determine America's Best Food Cities Portland, Oregon was ranked first, followed by San Francisco in second and Los Angeles in third New York, Chicago [...]
Nameberry's Top Baby Names Of 2015 Nameberry released its list of the top baby names of 2015 and Charlotte was the top name for a girl and Ezra was the top boy’s name. Some of the hottest baby names in 2015 were based on literary characters like Esme and Kai. The top 10 [...]
1891 The first basketball game was played The modern game was invented at Springfield College in Massachusetts by Dr. James E. Naismith 1913 Arthur Wynne published a new "word-cross" puzzle in the "New York World" in England. The name was later changed to crossword 1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was released This was [...]
1961 "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" by The Tokens, hit #1 on the pop singles chart It went on to earn at least $15 million in royalties from cover versions and film licensing 1966 Dr. Seuss's "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" aired for the first time on CBS It was the first Dr. Seuss book to be adapted into a [...]
1903 Wilbur & Orville Wright proved man could fly by become the first men to do so! It was first Orville, and then Wilbur Wright kept their invention flying at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina Each flight lasted under a minute 1976 Happy birthday to TBS! WTCG-TV in Atlanta, Georgia changed its call letters to WTBS, and was uplinked via [...]
Estately gathered the most popular Google searches by state, and some of them are pretty hilarious!
1939 Gone With the Wind, premiered at Loew’s Grand Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia The governor of Georgia proclaimed the day a state holiday in commemoration of the event and the holiday celebrations continued for three days 1973 Pirates Of The Caribbean opened at Disneyworld It was the very last attraction that Walt Disney helped design himself Captain Jack [...]
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