#710 Grasping Mussolini


Benito Mussolini  was named for Benito Juarez of Mexico, because his socialist father felt it would give his son character.  Strong willed, and intelligent, when his father was told by the nuns that his son had academic promise, Signore Mussolini told his son to beat his teacher up, lest she encourage the boy to be … Continue reading #710 Grasping Mussolini

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#32 The prettier half – May Allison


Marc Jones in his list of nativities, places Miss May Allison #32.  The data he gives is Riding Farm, Georgia  June 14, 1897 at 11.29 am.  Checking that we discovered that the real data should be Rising Fawn, Georgia June 14, 1890.  She died March 27, 1989 at Bratenahl, Ohio -- her second husband's hometown … Continue reading #32 The prettier half – May Allison

Sanriku Earthquake 1933


The Sanriku earthquake on March 2, 1933 at 10:30 am LMT was the most powerful quake to hit Japan in over 180 years.  It registered 8.5 on the Richter scale.  Our featured images of the previous quake on Sanriku that was much lower in velocity but had a 30,000 dead body count.  You can read … Continue reading Sanriku Earthquake 1933

Venus as Inanna at the Fourth Gate


Venus is descending deeper into the underworld and will enter the Fourth Gate at 7:39 AM EDT, July, 20, 2017. A Recap of the Myth of Inanna The Sumerian myth of Innana is probably the oldest account that we have of a passage through an initiation-transformation endeavor.      One reason for giving particular attention … Continue reading Venus as Inanna at the Fourth Gate

#615 The First Lady of Radio: Mary Margaret McBride


Mary Margaret McBride was born to a Missouri farmers daughter in 1899. Her earliest education was "disorganized" because the family often relocated, but she entered a preparatory academy at the age of six and at 16 entered the University of Missouri. She earned her journalism degree by the age of 19. https://youtu.be/2ZZMY_8PjPg Having reasonable success … Continue reading #615 The First Lady of Radio: Mary Margaret McBride

The Titanic Sinks


The Titanic sank four hours after its distress call at 2:26 Newfoundland Time on  April 15, 1912.  Easter had been celebrated aboard the ship a week earlier on April 7th. As depicted in both Titanic movies, the Bandmaster took control of the panic alleviated the dismay with song.  He chose fittingly, Hold Me Up in … Continue reading The Titanic Sinks

Not so Sunny von Bulow


Biograph: Martha (Sunny) von Bülow, was an American heiress who first married Austrian playboy prince and then to a Danish-born man-about-society who was twice tried on charges of attempting to murder her, died on December 6th, 2008 on a Saturday at a nursing home in Manhattan. Mrs. von Bülow, who was 76, had been in … Continue reading Not so Sunny von Bulow