Category top ten things not to do

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the opening of Grauman’s Chinese Theater in 1927

  Sunday marked the anniversary of the opening of Grauman’s Chinese Theater in 1927. The theater has been in continuous operation since then. The opening of the theater featured the premiere of Cecil B. DeMille’s King of Kings the story of the last five days of Jesus. If you have the luxury of traveling back […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do When Applience and Furniture Shopping

  Since a better part of our time has been spent in Appliance and Furniture shopping lately,  I have picked up on a few hints of things to avoid. I hope you enjoy them. Again this week there are historical events that don’t really lend themselves to humor. 10 If you are shopping for furniture or […]

Ten Things Not to Do at the First Telephone Call in 1876

  This post continues the Top Ten Things Not to Do with a historical background. Yesterday marked the anniversary of the first telephone call made by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876. He famously said, “Watson, come here. I need you” to his assistant Thomas Watson. If you happen to have a time machine and can get […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the Founding of Facebook in 2004

    This post continues the Top Ten Things Not to Do with a historical background. On this day in 2004, Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook in his Harvard dormitory room. If you were there or if you intend to time travel there are things that you should not do. Here is a list that will […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do While Women Prohibitionists Smash 12 Saloons in Kansas in 1901

  This post continues the Top Ten Things Not to Do with a historical background. This week is the anniversary of the 1901 smashing of twelve saloons in Kansas by women prohibitionists lead by Carrie Nation. If you have the ability to time travel to that event this list is designed to keep you out […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the First Publication of an American Novel in 1789

  This post continues the Top Ten Things Not to Do with a historical background. Today is the 230th anniversary of the publication of the first American novel. Its title was “Power of Sympathy,” and it was written by William Hill Brown. If you were there when this event happened, there are some things you […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do Landing at Plymouth Rock in 1620

  The Mayflower This post is a continuation of the Top Ten Things Not to Do with a historical background. On December 11th, 1620 the pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. If you were there here is a list to help you stay out of trouble. Top Ten Things Not to Do Landing at Plymouth Rock […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at Napoleon’s Emperor Crowning Ceremony in 1804

  This post continues the Top Ten things not to do with a historical backdrop. On December 2, 1804, Napoleon Bonaparte himself Emperor of France. If you were there here are at least ten things that I hope you did not do. I hope you enjoy this list. 10 At Napoleon’s crowning, do not boo when […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do in the Great Flood of 2348 BC

    This post continues the Top Ten Not to Do list with a historical background. Scholars widely assert that November 25th is the anniversary of the beginning of the great flood in 2348 BC. Pretend you were there and here is a list that will keep you out of trouble. Top Ten Things Not […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do When William Tell Shot the Apple Off His Son’s Head in 1307

  This post continues the historical backdrop for the Top Ten Things Not to Do. Yesterday was the anniversary of William Tell purportedly shooting the apple off his son’s head in 1307. If you were there at the time, there are ten things that you should take care not to do. 10 At William Tell’s […]