Monthly Archives: October 2013

War of the Worlds

Did you know Orson Welles narrated the War of the Worlds on the radio on October 30, 1938? The famous radio broadcast was presented in a bulletin style format which made many Americans believe the world was being attacked by … Continue reading

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Guising For Coins

Did you know trick or treating in Scotland is called guising?  Children wear disguises and carry lanterns made from scooped out turnips and go door to door for food and coins.  This tradition was first recorded in 1895 in Scotland. … Continue reading

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Grow Whiskers And They Will Vote For You

The old saying “Out of the mouth of babes, oft comes gems” was certainly true when young Miss Grace Bedell wrote to Presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln on October 15, 1860.  Grace was eleven years old at the time of her … Continue reading

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Washington Monument

Did you know the Washington Monument opened to the public on October 9, 1888? Did you know that there are 50 flags surrounding the Washington Monument?  Each flag represents a state in the union.  The flags are not the only … Continue reading

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