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Top Ten Things Not to Do When the Globe Theater Burns Down in 1613

  Today marks the 407th anniversary of the burning of the Globe Theater in 1613. If you want to travel back to that time, you better take this list so you won’t inadvertently make a mistake that could cause a tear in the time continuum. Top Ten Things Not to Do at the Burning of […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the Production of the Last Packard Automobile in 1956

This week marks the anniversary of the production of the last Packard automobile in Detroit, Michigan in 1956. The Packard was, at one time, the hallmark of luxury production cars. The company used the slogan, “Ask a man who owns one,” for many years. Since this is the passing of an icon, it seems only […]

Ten Things Not to Do at the Launch of George Orwell’s 1984 in 1949

  Since a lot of us are writers and this week marks the 71st anniversary of the publication of George Orwell’s 1984, I think we all should go and see what it was like at the launch. If you are going to go grab a copy of the list of things not to do so, […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do on Memorial Day

    As I have written on past Memorial Days all ten things not to do on this day are the same. Do not fail to remember those who gave their lives to keep us free. I hope you have a peaceful Memorial Day.

Top Ten Things Not to Do on the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1804

    This last week marked the 216th anniversary of the beginning of the full Lewis and Clark expedition. On May 14, 1804, Clark and the Corps joined Lewis in St. Charles, Missouri, and headed upstream on the Missouri River to try and find a water passage to the Pacific Ocean. This is one journey you […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do in Moving Louis XIV’s Court to Versailles in 1682

This week marks the 338th anniversary of Louis XIV’s decision to move his court and the entire French Government to Versailles. This was a massive undertaking, and we certainly want to go and watch this happen. It nothing else; it will be a grand show of schadenfreude. If you come with us, do not forget your […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the First Boston Marathon in 1897

  April 19th marks the anniversary of the first Boston Marathon, which was run in 1897. This is an event that we all would like to see. If you decide to jump on the time travel train, please take this list to ensure you don’t put a big ole tear in the time continuum. All […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the First Recording of Bill Haley and the Comet’s Rock Around the Clock

On April 12, 1954, Bill Haley and the Comets recorded what became the declaration of independence for the new rock and roll style of music. This is the kind of event that we need to visit. If you go, please take the list with you so that we can witness the recording without causing a […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the First Use of a Catcher’s Mask in a Baseball Game in 1877

  This week marks the 143rd anniversary of the first use of a catcher’s mask in a baseball game. The game was between Harvard and The Live Oaks, a semi-pro team from Lynn, Massachusetts. James Alexander Tyng stepped on the field wearing a hand made version, and the rest is history. We must go to […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the First Sale of Coca Cola in 1886

  This week marks the anniversary of the first time Coca-Cola went on sale at a drugstore in Atlanta in 1886. Its inventor, Dr. John Pemberton, claims it can cure anything from hysteria to the common cold. This is something we have to try. If you go, please take the following list so that you […]