Today in History @ BellaOnline http://www.bellaonline.com/Site/todayinhistory History reminds us that the stories we are living now had beginnings we might have forgotten. Our stories are at once epic and episodic, intimate and universal. Ever since we started using the calendar, we’ve had at least 365 stories a year to share. en-us Copyright 2016 BellaOnline.com All Rights Reserved. Fri, 6 May 2016 05:38:38 EST 240 http://www.bellaonline.com/images/logo.jpg Today in History @ BellaOnline http://todayinhistory.bellaonline.com May the 4th is the Start of Star Wars Days http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art19985.asp Jedi fans celebrate Star Wars Day this week because the pun is irresistible: “May the 4th be with you.” And it’s a trilogy, of course, as Vader devotees continue to geek out for the two days after that. Join me, and together we’ll find out how it all started. Wed, 4 May 2016 00:00:01 EST 16 Things We Love about Shakespeare http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art19714.asp The greatest playwright in history shuffled off this mortal coil on his 52nd birthday: April 23, 1616. Exactly 400 years on, this eventful day still arouses excitement in all corners of the world. What merit lived in Shakespeare that we should love after his death? Sat, 23 Apr 2016 00:00:01 EST The Samuel Applegate Alarm Clock http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art19401.asp Heavy sleepers could have thanked Samuel S. Applegate for his invention, which was patented on April 11, 1882. Too bad it was just too weird to be constructed! Mon, 11 Apr 2016 00:00:01 EST