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This Day, That Year – September 21

This day in history we feature American Idiot. The American band Green Day released its iconic American Idiot, on this day in 2004. Trivia – American Idiot American Idiot is the seventh studio album by American rock band Green Day, released by Reprise Records. The album was produced by Rob Cavallo in collaboration with Green […]...Read More

This Day, That Year – September 20

This day in history we feature Cannes Film Festival. The first Cannes Film Festival an annual film festival held in Cannes, France founded on this day in 1946. Trivia – Cannes Film Festival The Cannes Festival, until 2003 called the International Film Festival and known in English as the Cannes Film Festival, which previews new […]...Read More

This Day, That Year – September 19

This day in history we feature Emoticon. American scientist Scott E. Fahlman used the emoticons for the very first time on this day in 1982. Trivia – Emoticon An emoticon short for “emotion icon”, also known simply as an emote, is a pictorial representation of a facial expression using characters—usually punctuation marks, numbers, and letters—to […]...Read More

This Day, That Year – September 18

This day in history we feature Comet Ikeya-Seki. This comet was discovered independently by Kaoru Ikeya and Tsutomu Seki on this day in 1965. Trivia – Comet Ikeya Seki Comet Ikeya-Seki was observed as a faint telescopic object, the first calculations of its orbit suggested that on October 21, it would pass just 450,000 km […]...Read More

This Day, That Year – September 17

This day in history we feature Civic Arena. The world’s first retractable roof stadium, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was opened on this day in 1961. Trivia – Civic Arena The Civic Arena, formerly the Civic Auditorium and later Mellon Arena, was an arena located in Downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Civic Arena primarily served as the home […]...Read More

This Day, That Year – September 16

This day in history we feature Robert College. The first American educational institution in Istanbul, is founded on this day in 1863. Trivia – Robert College The American Robert College of Istanbul, often shortened to Robert, RC, or RK, is a highly selective, independent, co-educational high school in Turkey. The school is situated in a […]...Read More

This Day, That Year – September 15

This day in history we feature Tommy Lee Jones. Tommy Lee is an American actor and film director born on this day in 1946. Trivia – Tommy Lee Jones Tommy Lee Jones has received four Academy Award nominations, winning Best Supporting Actor for his performance as U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard in the 1993 thriller film […]...Read More

This Day, That Year – September 14

This day in history we feature The Golden Girls. NBC aired an American sitcom television series created by Susan Harris on this day in 1985. Trivia – The Golden Girls The Golden Girls series ran for a total of seven seasons and a total of 180 full-length episodes. With an ensemble cast starring Bea Arthur, […]...Read More

This Day, That Year – September 13

This day in history we feature Super Mario Bros. It is a platform game developed and published by Nintendo released in Japan on this day in 1985. Trivia – Super Mario Bros The successor to the 1983 arcade game Mario Bros. and the first game in the Super Mario series, it was first released in […]...Read More

This Day, That Year – September 12

This day in history we feature Mae Jemison. Astronaut Mae Jemison is the first African American woman to fly in space, on this day in 1992. Trivia – Mae Jemison Mae Carol Jemison is an American engineer, physician, and former NASA astronaut. Jemison joined NASA’s astronaut corps in 1987 and was selected to serve for […]...Read More

This Day, That Year – September 11

This day in history we feature The Famous Five. Enid Blyton’s first book in this series, ‘Five on a Treasure Island’ was published on this day in 1942. Trivia – The Famous Five The Famous Five is a series of children’s adventure novels and short stories written by English author Enid Blyton. And the first […]...Read More