Michael Jackson · Motown · Music · Pop Culture · Television

December 14, 1969 – The Jackson 5 Appear on The Ed Sullivan Show

I love Music! 🎼 ♫ ♫ I grew up listening to the King of Pop and had to jump on this story. Growing up in Gary, Indiana the Jackson Brothers started performing in 1964. Brothers Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, and Jackie were a phenomenal singing group that change the band name to the Jackson 5 when little brother… Continue reading December 14, 1969 – The Jackson 5 Appear on The Ed Sullivan Show

Beatles · Music · Pop Culture · Songs · Television

♬ ♬ November 29, 1963–Beatles Release “I Want to Hold Your Hand” ♬ ♬

Author’s Note: As with yesterday’s post about inventions, another one of my LOVES in life is music. If you hadn’t picked this up before, I promise you–dear readers–you will be hearing more about music as we are on this journey. I hope you will enjoy my musical enthusiasm as much as I enjoy sharing it!… Continue reading ♬ ♬ November 29, 1963–Beatles Release “I Want to Hold Your Hand” ♬ ♬

Holidays · New York · Pop Culture · Thanksgiving Day · United States

November 27, 1997 – The Day Barney Died

I am going to cheat a little today. It is Thanksgiving Day here in the United States. For my entire life, Thanksgiving has meant one thing. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. On the fourth Thursday of November, I always wake with two things on my mind: turkey and parade floats. Don’t get me wrong, I… Continue reading November 27, 1997 – The Day Barney Died

Airplanes · Criminals · Pop Culture · Thief · Washington State

November 24, 1971 – D.B. Cooper Conspiracies

On a cold night before Thanksgiving in 1971, Dan –D.B.– Cooper literally leapt into history books and legends. In the previous post, I gave the facts of what happened. In this one, I am going to discuss the what-ifs of the story. Did He Survive the Jump? The first conclusion that the FBI came to was… Continue reading November 24, 1971 – D.B. Cooper Conspiracies

Animation · Movies · Pop Culture

November 22, 1995–Toy Story was Released

20 years ago today, Toy Story was released. This was the first fully computer-animated film ever created. On November 22, 1995, this movie changed the course of animated movies forever. I remember when this movie first came out. I remember them trumping that it was the first fully digital animated film, and for a moment, I… Continue reading November 22, 1995–Toy Story was Released

Operating Systems · Pop Culture · Software

November 20, 1985–Microsoft Windows 1.0 is Released

30 years ago today, the very first version of Microsoft’s Windows Operating System was released. On November 20, 1985, the first of the Microsoft Windows line was sent out into the world. When I saw this line item on “today in history” lists, I have to admit I giggled a little. I just had my… Continue reading November 20, 1985–Microsoft Windows 1.0 is Released

Books · Pop Culture · Ships · United States · Whale

November 20, 1820 – Essex Sunk by Sperm Whale

I love when two of my favorite subjects are combined in one article. This happens to do just that–it combines shipwrecks and literature, and cannibalism thrown in for fun! I have to admit, I have not read Moby Dick. It is on my Kindle, and as soon as I finish the book I am reading… Continue reading November 20, 1820 – Essex Sunk by Sperm Whale