Tag Archives: Music

Kudos to the Soulsville Foundation

On nights when I cannot sleep I often get in my car, put my sunroof down, and just drive. Not two blocks from my house is a street called Southern Avenue (before it dead-ends the street name changes several times). From start to finish, round-trip, the drive is about twenty-five miles. There is almost no traffic and very few lights on this stretch of road–I can drive peacefully and stress-free.… Read More »

Today in History, January 7th

A few of the great historical events that happened today in history, January 7th! 1327 King Edward II of England is deposed. 1558 The French, under the Duke of Guise, finally take the port of Calais from the English. 1785 Frenchman Jean-Pierre Blanchard and American Dr. John Jeffries make the first crossing of the English Channel in a hydrogen balloon. 1800 Millard Fillmore, the 13th president of the United States, was born… Read More »

Today in History, November 24th

A few of the great historical events that happened today in history, November 24th! 1784 Zachary Taylor, the 12th president of the United States, was born in Orange County, Va. 1859 Charles Darwin publishes The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or The Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life. The first printing of 1,250 copies sells out in a single day.  1863 In the Battle Above… Read More »

Today in History, November 21st

A few of the great historical events that happened today in history, November 21st! 1620 Leaders of the Mayflower expedition frame the “Mayflower Compact,” designed to bolster unity among the settlers. 1783 Jean de Rozier and the Marquis d’Arlandes make the first free-flight ascent in a balloon to over 500 feet in Paris. 1789 North Carolina became the 12th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. 1855 Franklin Colman, a pro-slavery Missourian, guns… Read More »

Today in History, October 8th

A few of the great historical events that happened today in history, October 8th! 1840 King William I of Holland abdicates. 1855 Arrow, a ship flying the British flag, is boarded by Chinese who arrest the crew, thus beginning the Second Chinese War. 1862 The Union is victorious at the Battle of Perryville, the largest Civil War combat to take place in Kentucky. 1869 Franklin Pierce, the 14th president of the… Read More »

Today in History, September 28th

A few of the great historical events that happened today in history, September 28th! 855 The Emperor Lothar dies in Gaul, and his kingdom is divided between his three sons. 1066 William, Duke of Normandy, soon to be known as William the Conqueror invades England. 1106 King Henry of England defeats his brother Robert at the Battle of Tinchebrai and reunites England and Normandy. 1238 James of Aragon retakes Valencia,… Read More »