Tag Archives: Top Ten Things Not to Do

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 […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do on The First International Airline Service in 1919

  This week marks the occasion of the first international airline service inaugurated on a weekly schedule between Paris and Brussels. The service was established by Lignes Farman. If you want to be part of this historic occasion, don’t forget to take your list so you can avoid some of the pitfalls of time travel. […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do as the First Ford Mustang Rolls Off the Assembly Line in 1964

  March 9th  marks the 56th anniversary of the beginning of the production of the Ford Mustang. Since most of you were not around or were too little to remember. I thought it would be fun to go back to see the first roll down the line. As usual, we need to take a list […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the First Monopoly Game in 1933

  This week marks the 87th anniversary of the invention of the board game Monopoly. The Game was developed based on a 1904 patent by Lizzy Magie for a game called The Landlord’s Game. This game was played one evening in 1932 Charles Todd, and his wife hosted Esther Jones and her husband Charles Darrow […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the Issue of the First Telephone Book in 1878

  This week marks the anniversary of the world’s first telephone directory issued by the New Haven Connecticut Telephone Company containing the names of its 50 subscribers. Most of us are always interested in the release of a new book. This one is only one page but is the first of its kind, so we should […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do on the Day Prohibition Goes Into Effect in 1920

  This week marks the anniversary of the ratification of the 18th amendment prohibiting the sale or consumption of alcohol in 1920. For most of us, this might not be a trip we want to make, but for historical reasons, we should. Take this list with you so that problems are kept to a minimum. […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the Battle of New Orleans in 1815

  On January 8th, 1815 A rag-tag army under Andrew Jackson defeats the British on the fields of Chalmette in the Battle of New Orleans. Since this piece of history is fascinating you may want to go and observe. If you do, take this list with you and maybe you can avoid and trouble time […]

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. […]