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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 at the First Sunday Football Game at Philadelphia in 1933

This is a continuation of the Top Ten Things Not to Do list with a historical background. Today marked the anniversary of the first Sunday football game played in Philadelphia in 1933. If you were there, some actions are a no-no. Top Ten Things Not to Do at the First Sunday Football Game at Philadelphia in […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do If You Were with Edison in 1879

This is a continuation of the Top Ten on a historical backdrop. On October 21st after 14 months of testing, Thomas Edison first demonstrates his electric lamp, hoping to one day compete with the gaslight. Top Ten Things Not to do if You were with Edison in 1879 10 If you were with Edison in […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do if You Helped Found Germantown Pennslyvania in 1683.

In 1683, thirteen families from Krefeld, Germany, arrived in Philadelphia to begin Germantown, one of America’s oldest settlements. Since this week marks that anniversary, the Top Ten Things Not to Do provides advice (maybe a little late) if you found yourself part of that event. Top Ten Things Not to Do if You Helped Found […]

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 […]

Top Ten things Not to Do While Rome Burns in AD 64

This post continues the Top Ten series with a historical background. Hope you enjoy. 10 If you are in Rome and it’s burning, do not practice your Lyre. If you do, at best you might be mistaken as a leader. At worst, the number one Lyre player might think you are mocking him. (I see a few […]