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Today in History with Eva Halloween – Special Birthday Edition

Kids, I bet you think we forgot about our Today in History series. Hahahah, no. We didn’t forget! We’ve just been too lazy to write it busy lately. But this day in history deserves a little special attention, since today is Acadia Einstein’s birthday.  Lion wrestler, fearless leader, can’t-stop-screwing-with-the-site-layout-but-we-still-love-him…what is there to say about Acadia…

Today in History with Eva Halloween: 13 Facts About Uranus

March 13, 1781 – Uranus was discovered by William Herschel. On this day in history in 1781, composer, astronomer, and general man-about-town William Herschel discovered the 7th planet in our solar system, Uranus.  Now, we’re all adults here and far too mature to laugh over the word “Uranus,” right?   Oh, no, wait.  I mean the…

Today in History with Eva Halloween: The Oreo

March 6, 1912: The first Oreo Cookie is sold. On this day in history in 1912, the first Oreo cookie (then known as the Oreo Biscuit) was sold to S.C. Thuesen, a Hoboken grocer. In the 101 years since, Oreos have become one of the most popular cookies in the world with over half a trillion sold. Not…

Today in History with Eva Halloween: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

February 26, 1920: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Premiers  Kids, you might not know this, but  I run a little Halloween horror site when I’m not filling in here at the glamorous basement offices of Superficial Gallery.  So when I started throwing something together arduously researching for today’s post and saw that The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, known as the first…

Today in History with Eva Halloween: The Condom

February 20, 1985: Ireland allows the sale of condoms available without a prescription. After a bitter fight with the Catholic Church and conservative factions of the legislature, on February 20, 1985, Ireland approved the sale of non-medical contraceptives such as condoms.  With this landmark reversal of Ireland’s previous strict ban on all forms of birth control (except leaving…

Today in History with Eva Halloween: Valentine’s Day

Kids, it’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow and I’m sure some of you are running around in a Lifetime Movie Network frenzy of trying to plan the evening. Personally, I’d rather tongue-clean a pigeon coop than get dragged out to dinner tomorrow night, but hey – whatever floats your particular boat. In the spirit of giving, I’m…

Today in History with Eva Halloween

January 23, 1989 – Surrealist artist Salvador Dalí dies. On this day in history, legendary Surrealist artist Salvador Dalí died, leaving behind a legacy of painting, sculptures, photography, and general wackiness, setting the bar for weirdos around the world. Best known for his dreamy paintings that decorate dorm rooms everywhere, Dalí also made headlines in his day…