September marks the anniversary of the Great Fire of London, which occurred in 1666. This fire, which destroyed the homes of an estimated 70,000 to 100,000 people, raged for nearly five days.
The Chernobyl Disaster, which occurred on April 26, 1986 in the Ukranian city of Pripyat (then a part of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics or “Soviet Union”), was an unprecedented nuclear disaster that rocked the world. Read the blog to learn more.
Just wanted to let you all know that I was offline last week, because I was participating (against my will) in living history. I live in Texas and as you may have heard, we had a few difficulties last week with an historic snow storm.
Before “Jaws” the movie was released in June of 1975 and subsequently traumatized an entire generation away from going into the ocean past their waist (this author included); there was “Jaws” the novel published by Peter Benchley in February of 1974.
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Great Quotes in History
One of the best ways to remember our common history is to share all of the memorable, funny, elegant and amazing quotes that have helped to shape modern thinking.
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