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  • Almanac
    Tornadoes a shipwreck and minor flooding
    Tornadoes a shipwreck and minor flooding top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on May 28.1860 - The side-wheel wooden steamer Arctic while...
  • Oliver Martinez is Santa Anna, the true star of Texas Rising
    Santa Anna: The Real Star of the Real Texas Rising
    Bill Paxton's General Sam Houston and Jeffrey Dean Morgan's Texas Ranger Erastus“Deaf” Smith are the heroes of The History Channel's big, bold and brash miniseries about the days after the fall of the Alamo and the...
  • Almanac
    Snow flurries, shipwrecks, tornadoes and record temperatures
    Snow flurries, shipwrecks, tornadoes and record temperatures top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on May 27.1884 - The side-wheel boom tug...
  • Aerosmith bailed out over 28 fans after being arrested at their concert
    Aerosmith bailed out over 28 fans after being arrested at their concert
    On the Excitedlybored website, Aerosmith was credited with paying the fines and bailing out 28 fans who got a little rowdy at one of their concerts in 1978. The website explains: "On October 3rd 1978, 30 people were arrested for drinking beer...
  • Almanac
    Record warmth, snow flurries and a shipwreck
    Record warmth, snow flurries and a shipwreck top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on May 26.1919 - The wood, bulk freight Ferdinand Schlesinger...
  • Almanac
    Large hail, tornadoes, and record rain
    Large hail, tornadoes, and record rain top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service and Storm Prediction Center (SPC) archives here are the events that happened on May 25.1896 - An estimated F5...
  • Almanac
    Tornado death, ice floe shipwreck, and record temperatures
    Tornado death, ice floe shipwreck, and record temperatures top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Servicearchives here are the events that happened on May 24.1890 - One person was injured as a...
  • Joy Harris' "A Culinary History of Florida"
    Florida's food history: 500 years of good eats in the Sunshine State
    From barbecued alligator to Key lime pie, Florida's culinary history is as diverse as the people who have called the state home. In her beautifully illustrated new book, "A Culinary History of Florida:Prickly Pears, Datil Peppers &...
  • Almanac
    Large hail and record rain, destroyed barns, and cold air
    Large hail and record rain, destroyed barns, and cold air top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Serviceand Storm Prediction Center (SPC) archives here are the events that happened on May 23.1963 ...
  • Bill Dalton of the Dalton Gang
    Held up by outlaw Bill Dalton’s ghost
    The engineer and fireman both agreed that it was Bill Dalton’s ghost that held up an Iron Mountain train and delayed it for about 45 minutes back in June 1901. The superintendent of the railroad said he knew better, and that the only spirit...
  • Libertarian Country?
    'What would a libertarian country look like?'
    LauraKY asks on an online discussion thread "What would a libertarian country look like?"First, non-statist anarchist, voluntaryist and agorist libertarians would note that "libertarian country" is an oxymoron and then go on to...
  • Almanac
    A snowstorm, a shipwreck, and a cold May day
    A snowstorm, a shipwreck, and a cold May day top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Servicearchives here are the events that happened on May 22.1883 - A very late season snowstorm hit Detroit with...
  • Almanac
    Tornadoes, the latest opening to the shipping season, and record rainfall
    Tornadoes, the latest opening to the shipping season, and record rainfall top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Serviceand Storm Prediction Center (SPC) archives here are the events that happened...
  • Almanac
    Record rain, a wildfire, and a deadly tornado
    Record rain, a wildfire, and a deadly tornado top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Servicearchives here are the events that happened on May 20.1975 - A tornado injured one person as it destroyed...
  • Almanac
    A deadly tornado, ping pong ball sized hail, and snow flurries
    A deadly tornado, ping pong ball sized hail, and snow flurries top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Servicearchives here are the events that happened on May 19.1906 - After the previous day of...
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