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WAY BACK WHEN for Thursday, May 4, 2023 “Star Wars Day!” – “May the 4th be with you!”  1626, a Dutch colonist named Peter Minuit landed on the island of Manhattan.  He eventually bought the island from the Indians for beads

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WAY BACK WHEN for Tuesday, May 2, 2023 1933, the first sighting of the Loch Ness Monster in Scotland was reported when a couple drove by and saw “an enormous animal rolling and plunging on the surface” of Loch Ness. Much of

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WAY BACK WHEN for Monday, May 1, 2023 It’s May Day. Traditional springtime festival marking the first day of summer or as an international day honoring workers. Traditional activities include dancing around a maypole. the Haymarket Massacre

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Paul Layendecker’s “WAY BACK WHEN” for Friday, April 28 2023 1789 “The Mutiny on the Bounty”’ as Fletcher Christian led a mutiny against his commanding officer William Bligh the HMS Bounty, placing Bligh and some of his crew

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WAY BACK WHEN for Thursday. April 27, 2023 1880, Francis Clarke and M.G. Foster patented the Electrical Hearing Aid.  1899 American cartoonist. Creator of Woody Woodpecker, Andy Panda, and Chilly Willy Walter Lantz was born. His wife Gracie Lantz provided

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WAY BACK WHEN for Wednesday, April 26, 2023 1865 John Wilkes Booth, who shot and killed U.S. President Abraham was shot and killed in Garrett’s barn in Virginia. When Booth refused to come out of the barn, soldiers

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WAY BACK WHEN for Tuesday, April 25, 2023 1859 Construction of the Suez Canal, a North-South waterway connecting the Mediterranean and the Red seas, begins. It was completed in 1869. 1719 The first volume of Daniel Defoe’s

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Paul Layendecker’s “WAY BACK WHEN” for Monday April 24, 2023 1800 The Library of Congress was established. It was started with the library of Thomas Jefferson. 1888 The Eastman-Kodak company was founded. They filed for bankruptcy in

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WAY BACK WHEN for Friday, April 21, 2023 1876 The first ‘fire pole’ was installed in a New York City Firehouse. Installed in New York City. 1918, Baron Manfred Von Richthofen, better known as the “Red Baron”, was

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Paul Layendecker’s “WAY BACK WHEN” for Thursday April 20, 2023 1862 Louis Pasteur completed the first test of his method of preserving foods also known as Pasteurization. 1940 The electron microscope is publicly demonstrated for the first