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History & Tiki Trivia: March 4 1792 – Oranges first introduced in Hawaii
History & Tiki Trivia: March 3 1945 The Andrews Sisters recording of ‘Rum and Coca Cola’ hit #1 on the popular music charts.
History & Tiki Trivia: February 29 45 BC Emperor Julius Caesar creates the concept of Leap year 1504 Explorer Christopher Columbus uses a lunar eclipse to frighten hostile Jamaican Indians. 1692 Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne and West Indian slave Tituba are the first to be accused of Witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts. 1832 Charles Darwin describes walking […]
World History: February 20 1703 Mount Gay in Barbados began distilling rum and is known to be the oldest existing brand of rum in the world. 1829 Yuengling Brewery in Pennsylvania opens and is the oldest brewery still operating in the USA. 1872 The patent for a toothpick manufacturing machine granted. 1881 Kansas becamomes the […]
World History: February 10 1945 The Andrew’s Sisters song ‘Rum & Coca Cola’ hist #1 on the music charts.
World History: February 9 1922 Snow falls on the active volcano of Mauna Loa in Hawaii
World History: January 17 1893 Hawaii’s monarchy overthrown by businessmen and sugar planters and force Queen Liliuokalani to abdicate. 1929 Comic strip character Popeye the spinach loving sailor first appears. 2001 Norway lifts the ban on exports of whale meat.
World History: January 9 1980 “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)” by Rupert Holmes is #1 on the music charts. 2007 Apple Inc CEO Steve Jobs announces the iPhone
World History: January 8 1935 Elvis Presley, The King of Rock & Roll is born in Memphis, Tennessee. His favorite sandwich was known as a grilled peanut butter, bacon and banana. While his daughter Lisa Marie claims he never saw him eat one, the legend sticks.
World History: January 7 2020 Puerto Rico is hit by several earthquakes, one as high as 6.4 on the Richter scale. More than 300,000 were without power and a tsunami warning was in effect.
World History: January 1 45 BC Julian calendar takes effect 1758 The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature establishes the “starting point” for standardized species names across the animal kingdom, based on the binomial nomenclature by Carolus Linnaeus. 2020 Wildfires engulf Australia killing nearly 500 million animals.