Category History

On This Day: A Look Back at the Kennedy Assassination

Occasionally there are times something will happen that is so sudden and unexpected that it’s forever ingrained in our memories where we were and what we were doing at the time.  Such was the case on Friday, November 22, 1963.  I’ll guarantee you that anyone old enough to remember the assassination of President John F. […]

September 11th, 2001: Never Forget – And Never Forgive

Ah, the beauty and tall majesty of the twin towers of the World Trade Center.  While it’s true they didn’t have the shapely appearance of, say, the Empire State Building, the fact that they were twin towers and, at 110 floors each, some of the tallest buildings in the world, made them impressive nonetheless. So […]

Things I didn’t know about George Washington

Although I hadn’t originally intended to do so, it’s probably fitting that my first blog post should be about our first president.  The late newspaper columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, Sydney Harris, frequently wrote about “Things I Learned En Route to Looking Up Other Things.”  Although that’s exactly how this came about, I won’t steal […]