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When Procrastination Bites

Let’s give a rousing birthday shout out to everyone’s favorite Scottish chemist: James Swinburne.


Exactly my point. Swinburne might have been everyone’s favorite Scottish chemist had he not been so overly cautious. 330 more words

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This Week In History: Billy Joel, Elvis & Priscilla, Joe Dolce, Frank Sinatra, and Britney Spears

Hey Guys, it’s Joe Causi back at you again with another ‘Week in History.’ This week it’s all about a no-name piano player who would get his first break; One of the biggest marriage breakups of the ’70s; one cool ‘One Hit Wonder’ of the ’80s; The Chairmen of the Board goes out in style; and Britney becomes a baldie! 307 more words


This is History: Invention of Aspirin, Opening of The University of Illinois, Hoola Hoop Debuts, ‘Kiddie-A-Go-Go'  

 Dave Plier and Dave Schwan talk ‘This Week in History’ including the day in 1849 that America had no President, The University of Illinois opened, the telephone is introduced, the ’Star Spangled Banner’ was written, the Academy Awards debuted on television, the Hoola Hoop was invented, and the passing of Jack Mulqueen of Chicago TV’s ‘The Mulqueens’ and ‘Kiddie A-Go-Go’. 19 more words

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Before iTunes ...

On this date, February 19, 1878, Thomas Edison patented the phonograph.

In other events that year, the most oft-repeated phrase for the rest of 1878 was, “TURN THAT RACKET DOWN!”

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This Week In History: Frank Sinatra's Nickname, Lake's Skinny Dipping, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Wayne's World, and Chubby Checker's Lawsuit

Hey everybody! It’s Joe Causi with another installment of This Week in History!

This week we find out how Frank Sinatra got his nickname, Emerson, Lake & Palmer do a little skinny dipping and pay a price, Ronnie Van Zant’s stolen headstone, partying with  347 more words


This is History: Origins of ‘God Bless You’, WW Kellogg & Co Founded, 1st Academy Awards, Batman Debuts, The Chicago 7

Dave Plier and Dave Schwan look back at the creation of the US Postal Service, Kellogg’s Corn Flakes were introduced, Cracker Jack was first made in Chicago in 1913, comic strip Batman and Robin premieres in Newspapers, the US fleet launches the invasion of Iwo Jima in 1945, Chicago 7 defendants are found innocent and Jimmy Fallon takes over as the 6th host of ‘The Tonight Show’. 19 more words

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Giving Up the Greatest Throne on Earth

I am an editor and a writer. That means two things:

  1. I like words.
  2. I don’t make a lot of money.

But I fare much better than Henry Puyi. 614 more words

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