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 19th May 2024

1585 – Spain confiscates English ships in Spanish harbors – beginning of the The Anglo-Spanish War 1930 – White women win voting rights in South Africa 1944 – German defense line in Italy collapses 1959 – The USS Triton, the first submarine with two nuclear reactors, is completed 1972 – 25th Cannes Film Festival: “The … Continue reading “Historical Events for 19th May 2024”


Historical Events for 18th May 2024

1848 – Opening of the first German National Assembly (Nationalversammlung) in Frankfurt, Germany 1863 – US General Ulysses S. Grant begins siege on Vicksburg, Mississippi; after 47 days of battle siege, Confederate Lt. General John C. Pemberton’s troops surrender 1922 – Dutch 2nd Chamber agrees to 48 hour work week (was 45 hrs) 1933 – … Continue reading “Historical Events for 18th May 2024”


BCPS Presents 2024 Community Involvement Awards Ceremony – “Catch The Spirit”

WHO: Broward County School Board Members; Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Superintendent; District Administrators and Staff; Parents, Students, Volunteers, Mentors, Partners and Community Organizations WHAT:The Community Involvement Awards honors the District’s outstanding family and community engagement initiatives, mentors, partners and volunteers.  WHEN:Thursday, May 23, 2024, 10 a.m.   WHERE:Lauderhill Performing Arts Center3800 NW 11th PlaceLauderhill … Continue reading “BCPS Presents 2024 Community Involvement Awards Ceremony – “Catch The Spirit””

Historical Events for 17th May 2024

1750 – -18] Tax revolt in Gorinchem 1881 – Frederick Douglass appointed recorder of deeds for the District of Columbia 1894 – 19th Preakness: Fred Taral aboard Assignee wins in 1:49.25 1957 – Prayer Pilgrimage, biggest civil rights demonstration to date (DC) 1973 – Five British Army soldiers are killed by a Provisional Irish Republican … Continue reading “Historical Events for 17th May 2024”


Historical Events for 16th May 2024

1763 – Samuel Johnson 1st meets his future biographer James Boswell in London 1914 – American Horseshoe Pitchers Association organizes in Kansas City 1941 – Nazis forbid Dutch Organization of Actors (NOT) 1946 – Irving Berlin, Dorothy and Herbert Fields’ musical “Annie Get Your Gun” starring Ethel Merman and featuring “There’s No Business Like Show … Continue reading “Historical Events for 16th May 2024”


Historical Events for 15th May 2024

1248 – Archbishop Konrad von Hochstaden lays cornerstone for Cologne Cathedral 1525 – The battle of Frankenhausen: German peasant army surrounded, 5,000 slaughtered ; ends the peasants’ uprising 1928 – Mickey Mouse makes his 1st ever appearance in silent film “Plane Crazy” 1944 – Dwight D. Eisenhower, Bernard Montgomery, Winston Churchill and King George VI … Continue reading “Historical Events for 15th May 2024”


BCPS Students Shine in National Merit Scholarship Competition

Seven Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) seniors were awarded the prestigious National Merit $2,500 Scholarships, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced. Additionally, Cypress Bay High School senior Marcela Lopez was honored with a corporate-sponsored National Merit PepsiCo Foundation Scholarship. Congratulations to the following BCPS National Merit Scholarship winners (pictured above left to right). Patrick Fung, McFatter Technical … Continue reading “BCPS Students Shine in National Merit Scholarship Competition”

Historical Events for 14th May 2024

1889 – The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is launched in London, England, led by Benjamin Waugh 1918 – Sunday baseball is made legal in Washington, D.C. 1920 – Washington Senator Walter Johnson wins his 300th game vs Detroit 1944 – 91 German bombers harass Bristol 1960 – Michael Flanders … Continue reading “Historical Events for 14th May 2024”


Historical Events for 13th May 2024

641 – Eligius (Saint Eloy) becomes bishop of Doornik-Noyon 1364 – Peter Coutherel banished from Leuven 1877 – Caesar Franck’s symphonic poem “Lesson Eolides” premieres 1946 – US sentences 58 camp guards of Mauthausen concentration camp to death 1949 – 1st British-produced jet bomber, the Canberra, makes its 1st test flight 1975 – “Rodgers and … Continue reading “Historical Events for 13th May 2024”


Historical Events for 12th May 2024

1534 – German Duchy of Wurttemberg becomes Lutheran under Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg 1864 – Battle of Spotsylvania, fought near Courthouse, Virginia (Overland Campaign), inconclusive result (US Civil War) 1919 – New York Yankees and Washington Senators play second straight extra inning tie, 4-4 in 15 innings at the Polo Grounds; 0-0 in 12 the … Continue reading “Historical Events for 12th May 2024”