and it’s all gone!

October 10 has a strange list of holidays including the following feast days of Arbor Day in Poland, World National Mental Health Day, and . The Old Farmer’s Almanac says that today is a


The Man in the Moon is struck by a spacecraft in the 1902 fantasy film

August 22nd is the It’s also a . The Old Farmers Almanac says that this month’s moon was named as such because it was observed that the fish in the Great Lakes were more plentiful this time of year. …


She’s like the wind.

Peshwa of the Maratha Empire.


And the greatest British adventurer you’ve never heard of. , for reasons that are nobody’s business.

of an Eastern Screech Owl.

Photographer Gene Stratton-Porter was born on August 17, 1863.

Shakespearean actress Julia Marlowe was born on August 17, 1866, in England.


The Modern Prometheus

Frankenstein (1931) starring and .

Actress Mae Clark was born on August 16, 1910.

Writer and fiction editor at from 1936 to 1975, was born on August 16, 1908.

The “”, was born on August 16, 1832. …


View of Hyde Park Corner Turnpike, Westminster, London, 1792.

The frog asks to be allowed to enter the castle

Born on August 15th:

Civil engineer also known as Blind Jack, was born on August 15, 1717. …


Now begone, before someone drops a house on you too.

16th-century portrait of Elizabeth Bathory

Hungarian aristocrat and serial killer was born on August 7, 1560.


Portrait of Hedda Sterne by the Waintrob Brothers, c. 1960 from the Foundation website.

Jennifer Van Orman

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