Tag Archives: Top Ten Things Not to Do

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the Founding of the Postal Department in 1792

  This post continues the Top Ten Things Not to Do with a historical backdrop. This week marks the anniversary of the founding of the postal service in 1792. If you have access to a time travel machine, please take this list with you should you land in 1792. It might help avoid some embarrassment if […]

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 at the First New Year’s Eve Celebration Held in Times Square (then Longacre Square), in New York City – 1904

  This post continues the Top Ten Things Not to Do with a historical background. Since today is the one hundred fourteenth anniversary of the first New Years Eve celebration in Times Square, I thought the following list would be handy if you somehow get to go there. Top Ten Things Not to Do at […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the First Singing of Silent Night in 1818

This Top Ten list of what not to do continues with a historical backdrop. On December 24th, 1818 the Christmas carol “Silent Night” composed by Franz Xaver Gruber was first sung at St Nicholas parish church in Oberndorf, Austria. If you time travel there here is a list that might keep you from making a […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the Boston Tea Party in 1773

  This post continues the Top Ten Things Not to Do with a historical backdrop. Since December 16, 1773, is the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party the Top Ten list will help you avoid any trouble should you time travel to the event. Top Ten Things Not to Do at the Boston Tea Party […]

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 […]