Category top ten things not to do

Top Ten Things Not to Do at a Gusher Oil Well Hit in Beaumont Texas in 1901

  This week marks the 120th anniversary of a big oil strike at Spindletop Hill near Beaumont, Texas. Since this is the dawn of the oil industry, which grew to be the first Trillion dollar industry, we need to see this. We better take a list of the things not to do so we don’t […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the Opening of the Flamingo Hotel by “Bugsy Siegle in 1946.

  This week marks the 74th anniversary of the Flamingo Hotel opening in Las Vegas by Bugsy Siegle in 1946. Since Bugsy is a colorful character, we will want to go to this grand opening. We need to take our list of things not to do to avoid a tear in the time continuum. We […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the Completion of the Washington Monument in 1884

This week marks the 136th anniversary of the completion of the Washington Monument. The Washington Monument was started on July 4th, 1832, and because of money shortfalls and the Civil War wasn’t completed until December 6th, 1884. So it isn’t any wonder that we should go and see the last piece of the construction put […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the First Folies Bergère Revue in 1886

  This week marks the 134th anniversary of the first revue stages at the Folies Bergere theater in Paris in 1886. The show was quite a hit, and we certainly want to be there. Grab the list of the Top Ten things not to do so we don’t cause a time continuum tear. Hop in […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do Attending the Opening of the Guggenheim Museum in 1959

  This week marks the 61st anniversary of the opening of the Guggenheim Museum in New York in 1959. You know we all have to go there to be part of that historic event. We need to take a list of things ‘not to do’ to prevent any accidental tear in the time continuum. So […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the Start of Construction of Mount Rushmore in 1927

This week marks the 93rd anniversary of the beginning of the construction of Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills National Forest in South Dakota. We should go there to mark this historic occasion. We do need to take our list of the things we should avoid doing so that we will not inadvertently put a […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do Working on the First Transcontinental Railroad in 1869

Since I ran out of time yesterday I needed to repeat a post from September 24th of 2018. I hope you enjoy it cause who knows you may have forgotten it. More of the historical backdrop for this set of Top Ten Things Not to Do. The Top Ten Things Not to Do Working on […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at Elvis’ Appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1956

Happy Labor day to everyone and especially to those who work to keep our lives normal. To those out of work, a wish for this COVID mess to end. This week marks the 64th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s first appearance on the Ed Sullivan show in 1956. You know we all want to be there, […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the Great Moon Hoax of 1838

  This week marks the  185th anniversary of the appearance of the first in a series of six articles in the New York Sun newspaper announcing the supposed discovery of life on the moon. Now, we cannot miss going there to get a feeling of how folks back then could have been fooled by such […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the Yukon Gold Strike in 1896

  This week marks the anniversary of the discovery of gold in the Yukon territory in Canada in 1896. This was the last big gold strike in North America. We don’t want to miss out on the opportunity. As always, we need to take the list to ensure we don’t make any errors that could […]