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August 31 in History
What happened in the past on August 31? Too many things to list, but among them a queen was born and a princess died …
Für Elise - A Classical Music Mystery
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven on April 27, 1810, “Für Elise” is one of the world’s most recognizable pieces of classical music. The question is, who is Elise?
August Heat Wave of 2003
August 2003 saw a heat wave that killed thousands of people in southern Europe, as well as a power outage on the eastern seaboard that affected states from New Jersey to Michigan and parts of Canada.
Gloria Gaynor - Still Surviving
September 7 is the birthday of Gloria Gaynor, whose talent was masked by a musical family. It was not until she sang her first solo that her confidence grew and she seriously began to think about a career in music.
September 14 - Princess Grace Dies
Princess Grace, American actress and Princess of Monaco, is pronounced dead one day after being rescued from a car crash with her daughter Stephanie. Witnesses observed the car swagger before diving off a winding mountain road.
August 17 - Phelps Wins 8th Olympic Gold
Michael Phelps swam to win his eighth Olympic gold on August 17, 2008, in Beijing. He broke many national, world and personal best records, and will go down in history for his outstanding performance.
Remembering Gene Kelly's Interpretive Dance
Gene Kelly was born on August 23, 1912. His quick career to success was followed by many ups and downs. And while his career as a singer, actor, director and film producer may go unnoticed, his interpretation of dance entertainment will be remembered forever.
Zany October Holidays
October is chock-full of fun celebrations! Most famous for Halloween and Oktoberfest, this month also sees such celebrations as Sweetest Day, Boss’s Day, and Leif Eriksson Day. October is also a month for awareness. What should you be aware of? Read on and find out!
A Woman Named Girly
Reptilian aliens. A con-man. An innocent girl. What sounds like would be an amazing science-fiction story turns out to be a true case of murder. Girly Chew Hossencoft, 36, disappeared on September 10, 1999. Her body was never found.
Freddie Mercury of Queen
On September 5, 1946, the world received an incredible gift of music in the form of Freddie Mercury, lead singer of Queen.
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