October 31, 2017

Houdini is Dead - 1926

Harry Houdini, the most celebrated magician and escape artist of the 20th century, dies of peritonitis in a Detroit hospital. Twelve days before, Houdini had been talking to a group of students after a lecture in Montreal when he commented on the...

October 30, 2017

Welles Scares Nation - 1938

Orson Welles causes a nationwide panic with his broadcast of “War of the Worlds”—a realistic radio dramatization of a Martian invasion of Earth.
 

Orson Welles was only 23 years old when his Mercury Theater company decided to update H.G. Wells...

October 26, 2017

Shootout at the OK Corral

On this day in 1881, the Earp brothers face off against the Clanton-McLaury gang in a legendary shootout at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona.
 

After silver was discovered nearby in 1877, Tombstone quickly grew into one of the richest mining...

October 24, 2017

First barrel ride down Niagara Falls
 

On this day in 1901, a 63-year-old schoolteacher named Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to take the plunge over Niagara Falls in a barrel.
 

After her husband died in the Civil War, the New York-born Taylor moved all over...

October 23, 2017

What Are the Risk Factors for Breast Cancer?

Studies have shown that your risk for breast cancer is due to a combination of factors. The main factors that influence your risk include being a woman and getting older. Most breast cancers are found in women who are 50 year...

October 19, 2017

TOURMALINE OVERVIEW

The name "tourmaline" comes from the Sinhalese words tura mali, which mean "stone of mixed colors." As its name implies, tourmaline stands apart from other gems with its broad spectrum of colors in every shade of the rainbow.

Tourmaline is not one m...

October 17, 2017

OPAL OVERVIEW

The name “opal” originates from the Greek word opallios, which meant “to see a change in color.” The Roman scholar Pliny used the word opalus when he wrote about this gem’s kaleidoscopic “play” of colors that could simulate shades of any stone. 

Opal’s ch...

October 16, 2017

The Man Who Came To Dinner

By Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman

The Plot:

"Portly Sheridan Whiteside, critic, lecturer, wit, radio orator, intimate friend of the great and near great, met his Waterloo in the shape of a small piece of ice on the doorstep of Mr. and Mrs. Ern...

October 10, 2017

Cincinnati Music and Wellness Coalition present ...

The Sixth Annual

Music & Medicine Conference

October 13, 2017   

8:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Margaret Martin, PhD

Found of Harmony Project of America

Barry Bittman, MD

MD, Neurologist, Population Health Innov...

October 2, 2017

1. The Anglo-Saxons called October Winterfylleth, meaning the ‘fullness’ of winter.

2. The Welsh word for October is Hydref (originally Hyddfref), a word signifying the lowing of cattle.

3. The ‘October Revolution’ in Russia in 1917 took place in November, but at the tim...

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