Category top ten things not to do

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 […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do entering King Tutankhamen’s Tomb in 1922

  This post is a continuation of the Top Ten Things Not to Do with a historical background. In 1922, the entrance to King Tutankhamen’s tomb was discovered in Egypt. Top Ten Things Not to Do if You Are Entering King Tut’s Tomb. 10 If you are entering King Tut’s tomb, do not ignore the curse written […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the Battle of Waterloo

The Battle of Waterloo by Clément-Auguste Andrieux This post continues the historical tableaux for the Top Ten Lists. As always I hope you enjoy it. 10 If you are at the Battle of Waterloo, do not volunteer to carry the French Eagle battle standard. If you do, at best your application will be lost. At […]

Ten Things Not to Do on International Vegetarian and Older Person’s Day

  This is another in the series of things not to do during historical occasions. Since today is the International Day of recognition for Vegetarians and Older Persons, I thought I would make fun of these occasions. Although I only do vegetarian every other day I am 100% an older person. I hope you like […]

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

More of the historical backdrop for this set of Top Ten Things Not to Do. The Top Ten Things Not to Do Working on the First Transcontinental Railroad in 1869 10. If you are working on the first transcontinental railroad, do not forget to double-check your measurements. If you do, at best you can correct […]