Founding of the NRA


According to ISAR, the National Rifle Association was founded on November 16, 1871 around 10 am in Fairfax VA. This is unrectified because the NRA only agrees that the it was founded in November 1871 and will not corroborate a specific date. Nonetheless, this speculative chart is interesting.  It has all the elements within but the Earth is definitely predominant, making it a practical hands-on … Continue reading Founding of the NRA

#752 Diva Adelina Patti


In the second half of the 19th century Adelina Patti was probably the best operatic soprano of the day. She was peerless. Audiences flocked to see and hear her from St. Petersburg to San Francisco. Internationally famous authors eulogized her; critics renowned for their severity were unstinting in her praises. Even other prima donnas, a breed unknown for their generosity to rivals, acknowledged her supremacy. … Continue reading #752 Diva Adelina Patti