Category Ten Things Not to Do

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the First Text Message Sent in 1992

  This week on December 3rd marks the 28th anniversary of the first text message sent in 1992. A test engineer for Sema Group sent the world’s first text message, using a personal computer and the Vodafone network. Engineer Neil Papworth sent the first SMS on December 3rd, 1992, when he wrote “Merry Christmas” on […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the George Washington Proclamation of Thanksgiving in 1789

George Washington proclaimed November 25th as a day of Thanksgiving in honor of the new constitution. This day has been used to eventually set Thanksgiving as the last Thursday in November. Although the first Thanksgiving might have been held with the pilgrims and native Americans much earlier, it was George who really established the date. […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the Launch of Microsoft Windows 1.0 in 1981

  This week marks the 38th anniversary of the launch of Microsoft Windows 1.0 in 1981. Most of us were around for this event but probably didn’t pay attention to it when it happened. So let’s go back now that we have the knowledge of what Windows became and view the historic occasion. I have […]

Ten Things Not to Do If You Have a Disruptive Neighbor

  I have listened to folks complain about their neighbors. Most of them would like a violent end to the misery.  So I developed this list, which might be helpful in avoiding any unpleasantness when it comes to dealing with the situation. Also, this week in history is all about who won elections, so maybe […]

Top Ten Things Not to Say in a Text

  Since the historical picture looks a little light on humor, I decided I would make a top ten list that I have wanted to do for a while. I hope you like it. Top Ten Things Not to Say in a Text by John W. Howell ©2019 10 If you are texting, do not […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the First Parachute Jump in 1797

This week marks the anniversary of the first successful parachute descent is made by Andre-Jacqes Garnerin, who jumps from a balloon at some 2,200 feet over Paris in 1797. There are two reasons we have to go there. 1. Tiny already caught a time capsule there. 2. Andrew Joyce, the very talented writer, and history buff […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the Laying of the White House Cornerstone in 1792

  Yes, this week marks the anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone of the White House by George Washington in 1792. I’m sure you want to be there, but before you go, take this list and maybe avoid making social or time travel mistakes. Top Ten Things Not to Do at the Laying of […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the First Live Radio Broadcast of a Football Game in 1921

  This week marks the anniversary of the first live radio broadcast of a football game in 1921. The game was played at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh. The announcer was Harold W. Arlin of radio station KDKA. The University of Pittsburgh Panthers beat the West Virginia University Mountaineers by a score of 21 to 13. […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the First Hot Air Balloon Launch in 1783

  This week marks the anniversary of the first hot air balloon launch in Versailles, France in 1783. Since this was the beginning of man’s desire to fly, you must go. Please take this list with you to avoid an incident with the French (challenging to do) or to create a time continuum disruption that […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do in an Elevator

The inspiration for this post came as a result of thinking hard about the Top Tens that have already been done. Since history was a little less funny this week I decided to do this since it hasn’t been done before. Top Ten Things Not to Do in an Elevator 10 If you are in […]