Archive | August, 2010

Today in 1803

31 Aug

Lewis and Clark start their expedition to the west. They bring 99 bullets, the maximum allowed from the general store, and immediately begin shooting buffalo.


Today in 2005

30 Aug

Hurricane Katrina dissipates, leaving more than 80% of New Orleans under water. Pool party!

Today in 1910

29 Aug

Japan changes Korea’s name to Chōsen and appoints a governor-general to rule its new colony. Japan, stop treating Korea like a Pokémon.

Collect all two.

Today in 1963

28 Aug

Martin Luther King, Jr. gives his I Have a Dream speech. The twist is, he actually was dreaming. Or was he? Inception.

His actual totem was the human spirit, and baby, that won't ever stop spinning.

Photos from: and; edited by me

Today in 1896

27 Aug

The shortest war in world history (09:00 to 09:45) between the United Kingdom and Zanzibar. Plus most of the British soldiers showed up late, so Zanzibar didn’t even feel like it anymore.

Well come on, we've got way more buttons than you guys.

Today in …

26 Aug

My Mama Bear was born. All you need to know about her age is that she’s a child at heart.

I love you, you young thing.

Today in 1609

25 Aug

Galileo Galilei demonstrates his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers. They drip gelato all over the lens.

Photo by Tory Stolper

The path to success is a rocky road.

Photo by Tory Stolper.