Category Ten Things Not to Do

Top Ten Things Not to Do at Henry VIII’s Marriage to Anne of Cleves in 1540

  This post is a continuation of Ten Things Not to Do with a historical background. Since Sunday was the four hundred and seventy-ninth anniversary of King Henry VIII’s marriage to Anne of Cleves, I thought if you had an invitation to the wedding I would give you some pointers on how to stay out of trouble. […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the First New Year’s Eve Celebration Held in Times Square (then Longacre Square), in New York City – 1904

  This post continues the Top Ten Things Not to Do with a historical background. Since today is the one hundred fourteenth anniversary of the first New Years Eve celebration in Times Square, I thought the following list would be handy if you somehow get to go there. Top Ten Things Not to Do at […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the First Singing of Silent Night in 1818

This Top Ten list of what not to do continues with a historical backdrop. On December 24th, 1818 the Christmas carol “Silent Night” composed by Franz Xaver Gruber was first sung at St Nicholas parish church in Oberndorf, Austria. If you time travel there here is a list that might keep you from making a […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the Boston Tea Party in 1773

  This post continues the Top Ten Things Not to Do with a historical backdrop. Since December 16, 1773, is the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party the Top Ten list will help you avoid any trouble should you time travel to the event. Top Ten Things Not to Do at the Boston Tea Party […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the First Sunday Football Game at Philadelphia in 1933

This is a continuation of the Top Ten Things Not to Do list with a historical background. Today marked the anniversary of the first Sunday football game played in Philadelphia in 1933. If you were there, some actions are a no-no. Top Ten Things Not to Do at the First Sunday Football Game at Philadelphia in […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the Founding of Harvard College in 1636

  This post continues the Top Ten Things Not to Do with history as a backdrop. Harvard College, the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States, is founded in Cambridge, Mass on this day in 1636. The Top Ten Things Not to Do at the Founding of Harvard College in 1636. 10 If […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do If You Were with Edison in 1879

This is a continuation of the Top Ten on a historical backdrop. On October 21st after 14 months of testing, Thomas Edison first demonstrates his electric lamp, hoping to one day compete with the gaslight. Top Ten Things Not to do if You were with Edison in 1879 10 If you were with Edison in […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do if You Helped Found Germantown Pennslyvania in 1683.

In 1683, thirteen families from Krefeld, Germany, arrived in Philadelphia to begin Germantown, one of America’s oldest settlements. Since this week marks that anniversary, the Top Ten Things Not to Do provides advice (maybe a little late) if you found yourself part of that event. Top Ten Things Not to Do if You Helped Found […]

Top Ten things Not to Do While Rome Burns in AD 64

This post continues the Top Ten series with a historical background. Hope you enjoy. 10 If you are in Rome and it’s burning, do not practice your Lyre. If you do, at best you might be mistaken as a leader. At worst, the number one Lyre player might think you are mocking him. (I see a few […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do During the 1849 California Gold Rush

  This edition continues the historical background on the Top Ten feature. I hope you like it. 10 If you are near the gold rush, do not sell everything to go mine gold. If you do, at best you will break even. At worst, you’ll find that you have blown your life savings chasing a […]