October 15, 2012: TTYL

When the time comes that a joy begins to feel like a job it is a sign that you need to take some time off. I have been very proud of myself, for 3+ straight months I have been able to post daily and bring you obscure daily facts. Though for two very simple reasons: 1) It has become a dreaded daily task, and 2) I am getting, on average, 3 views a day, I have decided to take some time off, re-access, and try and figure out what my next step will be. I thank you all. Stay Tuned. -RVS

October 14, 1884: Say Cheese!

George Eastman receives a U.S. Government patent on his new paper-strip photographic film.


October 13, 1958: Marmalade sandwich please

Paddington Bear, a classic character from English children’s literature, makes his debut.


October 12, 1492: Sailing the ocean blue

Christopher Columbus‘s expedition makes landfall in The Bahamas. The explorer believes he has reached India.


October 11, 1975: Live from New York

Saturday Night Live debuts with George Carlin as the host and Andy Kaufman, Janis Ian and Billy Preston as guests.

October 10, 1582? Never heard of it.

Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.

October 9, 1888: Obelisk, Au Revoir

The Washington Monument officially opens to the general public. It becomes the world’s tallest structure and holds this designation until 1889, when the Eiffel Tower is completed.

October 8, 1982: All alone in the moonlight

Cats opens on Broadway and runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000.

October 7, 1849: Once upon a midnight dreary

The mysterious death of Death of Edgar Allan Poe

October 6, 2007: For better or worse

The joining on to hands in matrimony…and attraction, and debt, and weirdness, and silliness, but overall love. Happy Anniversary Honeydew.