Tag Archives: Top Ten Things Not to Do

Top Ten Things Not to Do Wrapping Presents – Redo

This post was published in December of 2017. Since history does not lend itself to humor this week, I thought you might enjoy a revisit or a visit for those who missed it. I always enjoy wrapping presents. I pretty much avoid the “store gift wrap” in favor of the messes I create. I think […]

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. […]

Veteran’s Day – 2019

    The Top Ten feature will be back next week. Today is the day to recognize our veterans. Please join me in thanking those veterans currently active and inactive for their service and dedication.

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 Gym

  This week in history had some pretty serious things going on, and not one was something I could mock without appearing disrespectful. (I guess Babe Ruth’s 60th home run in 1927 could be an exception, but I have already done a ballpark top ten) So, I have begun going to the gym again (after […]

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 at The Introduction of the First IBM Personal Computer in 1981

  Today marks the anniversary of the introduction of the first personal computer by IBM in 1981. If you want to return to that time, take this list with you. It may save a mistake or even a tear in the time continuum. Top Ten Things Not to Do at the Introduction of the First […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do on the First Income Tax Day in 1861

  Since today is the anniversary of the establishment of the first income tax in 1861, I thought it would be fun to travel back there and take in the atmosphere of what had to have been an eventful time. The income tax was established to pay for the Civil War. Of course, there are […]