8/20/17

Publick Occurrences, Both Foreign and Domestick, the first newspaper published in America, was printed by Richard Pierce and edited by Benjamin Harris in Boston on September 25, 1690. It contained three printed pages and one blank. The pages were about 6 x 10 inches in size in a folded sheet of paper. . . . Ultimately, the first newspaper published in America became the first to be suppressed by the authorities.”

Source

Disclaimer

8/12/17

fivetotwenty.jpg

“Monica’s apartment changed from number 5 to number 20 when the show’s writers realised that “5” wouldn’t denote an apartment on an upper level floor in a large block. So they matched, Chandler’s also changed from 4 to 19.”

Source

Disclaimer

7/29/17

The book character, Harry Potter, will celebrate his 37th birthday July 31, 2017 (he was born in 1980).

The producers tried to give Daniel Radcliffe green eyes and Hermione buck teeth like in the books, but failed. Sadly, Daniel had a terrible allergic reaction to his green contact lenses and had to stop wearing them, while Emma Watson couldn’t speak clearly wearing her false buck teeth.”

Source

Disclaimer

7/1/17

Happy Independence Day, America! 🇺🇸

“Three US presidents have died on July 4 — John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe. In a bizarre twist of fate, Adams and Jefferson both died on July 4, 1826, the fiftieth anniversary of the country they helped found.”

Source via History.com

6/25/17

“Although the concept of electronic publishing had existed for several decades, it wasn’t until the summer of 1998 that specific devices for reading e-books, as well as e-books themselves, became available at the retail level.”

Source

Disclaimer