I hit my first hiccup in this 40 day journey of starting this podcast. Some sort of cold has been running through our family, and yesterday it hit me. I closed up my office just before lunchtime which meant no time to record a new episode. What’s more my voice and head are currently shot. So it’s doubtful I’ll be recording an episode today. Thursday appears to be next time I’ll be able to publish a show.
The US Patent Office, a famous New York City Theater, bowling, and a famous musician’s birthday comprise today’s set of historical footnotes. Find out what each is by listening to today’s episode.Continue reading
In what year did Alexander Graham Bell make his first telephone call? Who was the first PA announcer for a major league team? What famous martial artist was born on this day? Listen to the podcast to get your answers.Continue reading
In what year did the Barbie doll make its debut? When did “Gone With The Wind” become available for home video purchase? Who was the first athlete to throw the discus over 160ft? What country musician was born on this day? If you don’t know the answers, listen to today’s episode to find out.Continue reading
I had to do a bit of ‘splaining in today’s show since today is the anniversary of Johann Kepler’s discovery of the third Law of Planetary Motion. Listen to find out when Kepler discovered it, and what it is.Continue reading
“We Are the World” debuted on radio in what year on this day? Know where football great Lynn Swann was born? Who played in the first professional football game televised on *cable*? Press play to listen and find out.
Remember the Alamo? Do you know which year the Battle of the Alamo was fought? Who was baseball’s first designated hitter? Who does Publisher’s Clearing House have to thank for being born on this day? Get your answers in today’s episode.
What song is musician Eddy Grant best known for? Who was the first bowler to bowl two perfect games in a row? Listen to today’s episode for answers to these questions and more.
When did the first US Congress meet? Know when Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” debuted? Who was the first MLB team to hold their spring practice outside the United States? The answers are in today’s episode.
Today’s episode features footnotes from Madame Tussand’s, the NHL, and more. Listen to find out what happened On This Day.