Feb 28, 2017
On this date in 1983, the series finale of the television show “MASH” aired in the United States.
Here are some things you may not have known about the most-watched scripted television episode in American history.
The final episode of the series was called “Goodbye, Farewell and Amen.” The comedy/drama ran for...
Feb 24, 2017
On this date in 1942, anti-aircraft guns blazed over the city of Los Angeles during what was eventually determined to be a false alarm.
Here are some things you might not have known about “The Battle of Los Angeles.”
The United States was three months into its involvement in World War II following the Japanese...
Feb 23, 2017
On this date in 1886, Charles Martin Hall used an economical method to produce aluminum for the first time.
Here are some things you may not have known about it.
Aluminum is the third most common element in the Earth’s crust, and the most common metal. Aluminum compounds occur naturally, and have been used in clay...
Feb 22, 2017
On this date in 1959, Lee Petty won the first Daytona 500.
Here are some things you may not have known about stock car racing’s crown jewel.
The Daytona 500 is the direct descendant of earlier races held on the Daytona Beach Road Course. Stock car races were held on a stretch of Daytona Beach and an adjacent stretch...
Feb 21, 2017
On this date in 1947, Edwin Land demonstrated the first instant camera.
Here are some things you may not have known about the Polaroid Land Camera.
Edwin Land was born in 1909 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. After one year of studying chemistry at Harvard, he dropped out to move to New York and work on his own. While in New...