Today in History @ BellaOnline 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 All Rights Reserved. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 18:53:23 EST 240 Today in History @ BellaOnline Gershwin Debuts ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ The Jazz Age had begun, but in 1924 the music was not considered a serious art form. Then, on February 12, an octave-surfing clarinet glided into ‘Rhapsody in Blue,’ and it made musical history. And to think Gershwin almost didn’t write it … Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:00:01 EST The Problem with Project Nim In 1974, a chimp named Nim was taught to use sign language as part of a linguistic study. Nim signed his first word on February 4. But why was the project problematic? What happened to Nim? Wed, 3 Feb 2016 00:00:01 EST Lego Teaches Us to Play Well Patented on January 28, 1958, the Lego brick lets us use our imagination to build worlds. Did you know it started with a duck? Here’s a partial visual history, with pictures from the Lego website. Wed, 27 Jan 2016 00:00:01 EST