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ON THIS DAY: October 20, 2016

October 20th is

Conflict Resolution Day *

International Credit Union Day *

International Sloth Day *

GLAAD Spirit Day *

National Waiters Day Race

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October 16, 1869: One More Giant for Mankind

In 1869, George Hull, a New York tobacconist, and his cousin, William Newell, a farmer, hired two men to dig a well on Newell’s farm. As they… 399 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

My old Manhattan home

Those who seek literary or cinematic references for the rise of Mr Trump only elevate the clown into a proper harlequin. Trump’s origin is closer to the gutter, PT Barnum and his nineteenth-century circuses, which passed off coal dust as gold to unenlightened and uneducated commoners. 119 more words


Look Behind the Curtain

Donald Trump is a great businessman. Just ask him. After all, he made billions. Better yet, he will be able to use his incredible acumen to help the rest of us. 1,057 more words



Here now two weeks in this, my third visit, to this country.   The first time I came in 2011 the amount of armed police and armed army officials was disconcerting.   768 more words

Sri Lankan Blog

Museum Monday: The Feejee Mermaid - #BLOG365 Day 12

When P.T. Barnum took control of Scudder’s American Museum in 1841, the American public was brimming with social confidence. Ordinary people were empowered like they had never been. 503 more words