Monthly Archives: November 2012

EPCOT and a Vision

Walt Disney had a vision for the future and to that end he planned for the construction of  a place that would showcase those futuristic predictions and hopes.  This place would act as a model of what communities in the … Continue reading

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Harry and the Jets

It wasn’t until 1959 that Harry Wismer was granted a franchise for a professional football team in New York.  One the driving forces was to compete with the NY Giants so to that end Harry named the fledgling team the … Continue reading

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Democrats, Republicans, elephants and donkeys, Oh My!

The Republican party was formed when certain members of what was known then as the Democratic-Republican Party left under pressures surrounding the anti-salvery movement in the 1850’s.  It has been more or less recognized as an official party since the … Continue reading

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Shedding some light on the moon: Blue Moon vs. Harvest Moon

The blue moon is one that happens every three years or so.  The typical lunar cycle works out to be one full moon every 29.53 days however dividing the number of days in a year (365.25) by the lunar cycle … Continue reading

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Meaning of Thanksgiving

Though there still remains some level of controversy surrounding the actual history and reasons of what we know today as Thanksgiving it is very likely that it can be traced back to England and the Puritans.  In England in the … Continue reading

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The buckin’ Broncos come out of the gate!

Joining the AFL in 1960 the Denver Broncos became an official pro football team when Bob Howsam was granted the franchise.  The team’s name was contrived through a naming contest via the people of Denver in 1960.  For most of … Continue reading

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The Bengals begin

As with a lot of teams in the NFL, the Cincinnati Bengals began in the AFL.  It was 1966 when the Bengals got their start.  Interestingly, it was former Brown’s head coach, Paul Brown, that vied for and received the … Continue reading

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