a Motto

Ama Nesciri

Love to be unknown, and to be valued as nothing. This will be more beneficial and useful than to be praised by other people.

-Thomas à Kempis.


Episode 11 of 57weeks.COM pOdcast. Coffee Episode

A brief review of the “explosive” events that lead to the unconditional surrender of Japan in World War II.


Episode 10 of 57weeks.COM pOdcast. Apple Dumpling Episode. Also, “this week in History.”

This episode talks about the life and death of famous gunfighter, “Wild Bill” Hickok. Also, a bit of information about the first voyage of Christopher Columbus.


Historical Events for 20th April 2024

1818 – Napoleon Bonaparte bids emotional farewell to his old guard at Palace of Fontainebleau 1896 – John Philip Sousa’s operetta “El Capitan” premieres on Broadway at Broadway Theatre, NYC 1912 – Tiger Stadium in Detroit opens, Tigers beat Cleveland Indians 6-5 1936 – 40th Boston Marathon won by Ellison Brown in 2:33:40.8 1982 – … Continue reading “Historical Events for 20th April 2024”


Historical Events for 19th April 2024

1775 – New England militiamen begin the siege of Boston, hemming in the British army garrison 1825 – 33 patriotic exiles return to Uruguay 1919 – French assembly decides on 8 hour work day 1928 – New York Yankees are out of 1st place for 1st time since May 1926 1956 – 1st MLB baseball … Continue reading “Historical Events for 19th April 2024”


Historical Events for 18th April 2024

1861 – Colonel Robert E. Lee turns down offer to command Union armies (US Civil War) 1881 – Natural History Museum opens in South Kensington, England 1904 – 8th Boston Marathon won by Michael Spring in 2:38:04.4 1916 – Edith Wharton is appointed Chevalier of the Legion of Honour, France’s highest award, for her contribution to … Continue reading “Historical Events for 18th April 2024”


Historical Events for 17th April 2024

1711 – Charles VI becomes Holy Roman Emperor after the death of his brother Joseph I 1758 – Francis Williams, 1st US black college graduate, publishes poems 1797 – Sir Ralph Abercromby attacks San Juan, Puerto Rico, one of the largest invasions of Spanish territories in America 1860 – Champion of England Tom Sayers and … Continue reading “Historical Events for 17th April 2024”


Broward County School Board Approves Dr. Howard Hepburn as New BCPS Superintendent

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) welcomes Dr. Howard Hepburn as the new Superintendent of Schools. The Broward County School Board approved the appointment during the April 16, 2024, School Board meeting, following an announcement by Superintendent Dr. Peter B. Licata that he was retiring due to medical reasons. Following the School Board vote, Dr. Hepburn’s … Continue reading “Broward County School Board Approves Dr. Howard Hepburn as New BCPS Superintendent”

Historical Events for 16th April 2024

1849 – Giacomo Meyerbeer’s opera “Le prophète” premieres in Paris 1917 – 21st Boston Marathon won by Bill Kennedy in 2:28:37.2 1943 – 40 NZ bombers attack Haarlem, Netherlands (85 killed) 1948 – Organization for European Economic Cooperation (EEC) forms in Paris 1962 – 66th Boston Marathon won by Eino Oksanen of Finland in 2:23:48; … Continue reading “Historical Events for 16th April 2024”


200 BCPS Middle School Students Participate in Rally to the Tally for New Floridians

BCPS Middle School Students Participate in Rally to the Tally for New FloridiansStudents Depart on Tuesday, April 16Excellent Feature Story Opportunity It’s set to be an exciting week for 200 Broward County Public Schools middle school students who are English Language Learners, as they prepare to participate in Rally to the Tally for New Floridians. The … Continue reading “200 BCPS Middle School Students Participate in Rally to the Tally for New Floridians”

Autism in Flight Prepares for Take-Off – Wednesday, April 17

Autism in Flight Prepares for Take-OffExcellent Media Opportunity Autism in Flight is once again preparing to provide Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) students with autism and their families a positive and informative, hands-on experience. For the ninth year, the District has partnered with JetBlue, Broward County Commission and Broward County Aviation to offer students a unique opportunity to participate in a simulated flight experience – this … Continue reading “Autism in Flight Prepares for Take-Off – Wednesday, April 17”

Historical Events for 15th April 2024

1450 – Battle of Formigny: French defeat the English decisively in the Hundred Years’ War, paving the way for the capture of English strongholds in Normandy 1621 – Hugo Grotius arrives in France after escaping prison in a book chest 1912 – 16th Boston Marathon won by Mike Ryan in race record 2:21:18.2 1915 – … Continue reading “Historical Events for 15th April 2024”


Historical Events for 14th April 2024

1570 – Polish Calvinists, Lutherans and Hernhutters unify against Jesuits 1756 – Governor Glen of South Carolina protests against 900 Acadia indians 1841 – 1st detective story published, Edgar Allan Poe’s “Murders in Rue Morgue” (April 1841) 1861 – Formal Union surrender of Fort Sumter (US Civil War) 1890 – Pan American Day-1st conference of … Continue reading “Historical Events for 14th April 2024”