20th Century · Accidents · Airplanes · Exploration · Modern Marvels · NASA · Rockets · Science · United States

January 28, 1986 – NASA Space Shuttle Challenger Explodes After Launch

My prayer is that I honor these brave men and women who I have held dear to me these last 30 years. “Space, the final frontier… to boldly¬†go where no man has gone before” – Star Trek This is the first history blog post that I was a witness to. I was in high school… Continue reading January 28, 1986 – NASA Space Shuttle Challenger Explodes After Launch

20th Century · Inventions · Military · Modern Marvels · Navy · Ships

January 17, 1955 – USS Nautilus Becames the World’s First Nuclear Powered Ship

I love history, and I love literature. I have been a Captain Nemo fan for a very long time. And one of my favorite Disney World memories is riding in the Nautilus. Looks like 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and The Mysterious Island are getting added to my kindle today. Until today, I was certain… Continue reading January 17, 1955 – USS Nautilus Becames the World’s First Nuclear Powered Ship

Criminals · Forensics · Kidnappers · Modern Marvels · States · United States · Virginia

December 3, 1989 – Forensic Evidence Used to Catch a Kidnapper

To start off with the family of Melissa Brannen has not had closure. Their little girl is still missing! Missingkids.com Fairfax County Police (Virginia) – Missing Persons Unit – 1-703-691-8888 Or Your Local FBI Missing Since: December 3, 1989 Missing From: Fairfax, VA Date of Birth: April 12, 1984 Age Now: 31 Sex: Female Race:… Continue reading December 3, 1989 – Forensic Evidence Used to Catch a Kidnapper

Doctors · Inventions · Inventors · Medical · Medicine · Modern Marvels · States · Surgery · United States · Utah

December 2,1982 -1st Permanent Artificial Heart Implant

It never ceases to amaze me at the accomplishments that have come out of the University of Utah. I really never gave the school much thought, and not being from Utah did not really care. Looking through the University’s history and the things that affect my everyday life it is pretty amazing. Nolan Bushnell –… Continue reading December 2,1982 -1st Permanent Artificial Heart Implant

1800s · Criminals · Murder · Old West · Thief · Trains

November 30, 1902-Kid Curry Logan (Butch Cassidy’s Gang) Sentenced

On November 30, 1902–Kid Curry Logan–part of Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch Gang–was captured and sentenced. Author’s Note: I needed to write about this topic because I have distant ties to the outlaw Butch Cassidy–with whom Kid Curry Logan was associated. Butch Cassidy was a rough, salty, vicious outlaw and played a huge part in the… Continue reading November 30, 1902-Kid Curry Logan (Butch Cassidy’s Gang) Sentenced

Inventors · Modern Marvels · Record Player

November 21, 1877 – Edison Invents the Phonograph

Besides a love of all things historical, Littlesparksoflife2 and I have a great many things in common. One of these common interests is our love of music. Our musical tastes are both super eclectic and do not always overlap, yet we share our discoveries back and forth. Music is the access to our souls. All… Continue reading November 21, 1877 – Edison Invents the Phonograph