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Today in 1918: Paris hit by shells from new German gun

Today in 1918 at 7:20 in the morning, an explosion in the Place de la Republique in Paris announces the first attack of a new German gun. 166 more words


And In-Flu-Enza

I had a little bird,

Its name was Enza.

I opened the window,

And in-flu-enza.  (children’s rhyme)

Last week, the flu came to my house.  My oldest daughter, the normally healthy one, was out of school for the whole week.  591 more words


March 14 in San Antonio history...

Capt. B. H. Fournier, noted San Antonio balloonist, and a five cadets were injured when the balloon in which they were making a trial flight from San Antonio fell from an altitude of 3,200 feet near Killeen today.   186 more words


The Syncopated Walk: Early Irving Berlin (III)

Welcome to a new Musical Theatre Monday and the conclusion of our first ever series of posts on the musical scores of Irving Berlin, a composer whose identity is inextricably linked with the definition of the American musical theatre! 404 more words


London's flying past

One seldom thinks of central London as a focal point for aviation. There’s London City Airport, plus the interminable political blathering about where the next major runway should be built to service the city and, for schoolchildren, an occasional visit to the Royal Air Force Museum, Science Museum or Imperial War Museum. 1,898 more words

Aviation: 1939 - 1945

On this day: the birthday of the Tootsie Roll

The famous American confection, the Tootsie Roll, was officially introduced on the 23rd of February, 1896.

It was created by an Austrian immigrant named Leo Hirshfield, who began his business opening a small candy shop in Brooklyn, New York. 12 more words


February 17 in San Antonio history...

Piggly Wiggly opened San Antonio’s first self-service grocery.

The first San Antonio Rodeo and Livestock Exposition is kicked off – in the brand new Bexar County Coliseum (later known as the Joe & Harry Freeman Coliseum.) 125 more words