October 5 - Lech Walesa Wins Nobel Peace Prize
Lech Walesa was not a highly educated man, but he worked hard and often suffered punishments to obtain rights for the working class. On October 5, 1983, Walesa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts supporting human rights.
The Last Days of Edgar Allan Poe
“There at length they found me lying, weak and ’wildered, sick and dying, / And my shattered wreck of being to a kindly refuge bore … ” These are just a few lines from a poem entitled “The Streets of Baltimore.” Hauntingly, they evoke the mysterious death of its purported author on October 3, 1849.
September 29 - Vandals Rip Up NY Giants Field
On September 29, 1957, seventy-five seasons after they started playing ball, the New York Giants played their final game. Then they flew west to San Francisco. How did their fans react? With mixed emotions, apparently.
September 26 - Drake Goes Around the World
Sir Francis Drake, one of history’s most famous privateers, completed a voyage around the world 435 years ago. What happened on that voyage? Piracy, of course! What’s the difference between piracy and privateering? There is a difference, though it has become greyed ...
Agatha Christie - Most Successful Novelist Ever
September 15, 1890: Agatha Christie is born. Her mystery novels are said to be outsold only by the Bible and the works of Shakespeare. In 2015, fans around the world are celebrating her 125th birthday anniversary.
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!
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