Happy Birthday Vaccinations

On this date in 1796, one of the most important and under appreciated events in human history happened. Edward Jenner administered the first ever vaccination. He was an English Doctor and Scientist. He was bold, and liked to take chances with experiments. Smallpox had killed an estimated 300-500 million people in human history. People had […]

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Happy Birthday to the Jewish Refugee Who Gave Us the Songs Sung by Christians and Patriots.

Happy birthday to Irving Berlin, one of the most successful song writers in American history. He is the author of “White Christmas”, even though he was Jewish, and “God Bless America”, even though he was born in Russia. In 1888, Russia ramped up it’s “Pogroms” against Jews. In Russian, the word pogrom means “to wreak […]

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Please Stanley, Don’t Hurt ‘Em

Say the word “Stop” in in the presence of a group of middle aged people and you will likely get a word hurled back at you in response: “Hammertime.”    Anyone who listened to popular music in the early 1990’s still vividly remembers  the exuberant dance party songs and videos of M.C. Hammer.  What many […]

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