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today's birthday: John Jacob Astor (1864)

John Jacob Astor (1864)

Astor was a financier and inventor. A man of many talents, he made a fortune in real estate, built the Astoria Hotel, invented a… 62 more words

How Parker Brothers Bought Monopoly (AKA The Landlord's Game) For $500 And Charles Darrow, The Guy Who Took All The Credit And Got Rich

The earliest recognizable version of what we know as Monopoly was patented by Lizzie Magie in 1904. The Landlord’s Game,

as she called it, featured a board with the familiar circuit of increasingly pricey neighborhoods interspersed with railroads and utilities. 1,270 more words

Molly Brown: An Unsinkable & Unforgettable Heroine

I intended to write this post on the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking (April 15, 1912), but I figure that posting something on the last day of April 2012 is close enough. 650 more words

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