Oct 30, 2015
On this date in 1938, the village of Grover’s Mill, New Jersey, was ground zero for an invasion by Martians in the radio drama “The War of the Worlds,” directed by and starring Orson Welles.
Here are some things you may not have known about “The War of the Worlds,” and the reaction to its broadcast.
Oct 29, 2015
Welcome to the Trivia Minute, your daily dose of history, facts and tidbits from TriviaPeople.com … I’m Marcus Michelson.
On this date in 1969, two computers were linked on ARPANET, a precursor of today's Internet for the first time.
Here are some things you might know about the early days of computer...
Oct 28, 2015
Today is the 73rd anniversary of the completion of the Alaska Highway from Dawson Creek, British Columbia to Delta Junction, Alaska.
Here are some things you may not have known about the highway.
A land route from the lower 48 states to Alaska was considered as far back as the 1920s. At the time, the Canadian government...
Oct 26, 2015
On this date in 1936, Wallis Simpson was granted a divorce from her second husband, Ernest Aldrich Simpson, setting up the British constitutional crisis that led to the abdication of King Edward VIII.
Here are some things you may not have known about Wallis Simpson and the abdication crisis.
Bessie Wallis Warfield was...
Oct 23, 2015
Today is the 56th birthday of musician and actor “Weird Al” Yankovic.
Here are some things you may not have known about him.
Alfred Matthew Yankovic was born and raised in the Los Angeles suburbs. He had his first accordion lesson the day before his sixth birthday, making yesterday the 50th anniversary of his...