Lauren Walsh

Daily Almanac for Saturday, December 31, 2022; New Year’s Eve

FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS Gaetano Alberto “Guy” Lombardo (June 19, 1902 – November 5, 1977) was an Italian-Canadian-American bandleader, violinist, and hydroplane racer. Lombardo formed the Royal Canadians in 1924 with his brothers Carmen, Lebert and Victor, and other musicians from his hometown. They billed themselves as creating “the sweetest music this side of Heaven.” The Lombardos […]

Daily Almanac for Thursday, December 29, 2022

FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS Randy Gene Moss (born February 13, 1977) is an American former professional football wide receiver who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 14 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, Oakland Raiders, New England Patriots, Tennessee Titans and the San Francisco 49ers. Widely regarded as one of the greatest and most talented wide receivers […]

Daily Almanac for Tuesday, December 27, 2022

FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS HISTORY Synthetic rubbers were invented in the laboratories of Bayer in the 1920s. Rubber shortages in the United Kingdom during WWII prompted research on alternatives to rubber tires with suggestions including leather, compressed asbestos, rayon, felt, bristles and paper. In 1946, Michelin developed the radial tire method of construction. Michelin […]

Daily Almanac for Monday, December 26, 2022

FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS Little League Baseball and Softball (officially, Little League Baseball Inc) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, United States, that organizes local youth baseball and softball leagues throughout the United States and the rest of the world. Founded by Carl Stotz in 1939 as a three-team league in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and formally incorporated on […]

Daily Almanac for Saturday, December 24, 2022; Christmas Eve

FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) was a Unified Combatant Command of the United States Department of Defense, tasked with air defense for the Continental United States. It comprised Army, Air Force, and Navy components. It included Army Project Nikemissiles (Ajax and Hercules) anti-aircraft defenses and USAF interceptors (manned aircraft […]

Daily Almanac for Friday, December 23, 2022

FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS Richard Glenn Rutan (born July 1, 1938) is a retired United States Air Force officer and fighter pilot, test pilot, and record-breaking aviator who in 1986 piloted the Voyager aircraft on the first non-stop, non-refueled around-the-world flight with co-pilot Jeana Yeager. He was born in Loma Linda, California, where he gained an interest in […]

Daily Almanac for Tuesday, December 20, 2022

FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS The Canadian National Railway Company (French: Compagnie des chemins de fer nationaux du Canada) (reporting mark CN) is a Canadian Class I freight railway headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, which serves Canada and the Midwestern and Southern United States. CN is Canada’s largest railway, in terms of both revenue and the physical size of its […]

Daily Almanac for Saturday, December 17, 2022

FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS Ludwig van Beethoven (baptised 17 December 1770 – 26 March 1827) was a German composer and pianist. Beethoven remains one of the most admired composers in the history of Western music; his works rank amongst the most performed of the classical music repertoire and span the transition from the Classical period to the Romantic era […]

Daily Almanac for Sunday, December 11, 2022

FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS Joseph Paul DiMaggio[a] (November 25, 1914 – March 8, 1999), nicknamed “Joltin’ Joe“, “The Yankee Clipper” and “Joe D.“, was an American baseball center fielder who played his entire 13-year career in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees. Born to Sicilian immigrants in California, he is widely considered one […]