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William Bradford, governor of Plymouth Plantation, chronicled the difficulties of the Pilgrim's crossing. The decision to land on the shores of Massachusetts was dictated by the weather. The Mayflower, a... More >>
5 days ago Wednesday, November 25 2020 Nov 25, 2020 Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:31:24 PM CST November 25, 2020 in Pat Shingleton Column
With travel restrictions due to the Pandemic, today is still expected to be a busy travel day. On Thanksgiving Eve, 1971, travelers were inconvenienced by the actions of one passenger.... More >>
1 week ago Tuesday, November 24 2020 Nov 24, 2020 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 5:07:38 PM CST November 24, 2020 in Pat Shingleton Column
In 1931, the director of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory developed an approach to steer a lava flow from inhabited areas. Dr. Thomas Jaggar believed that by bombing the flow it... More >>
1 week ago Friday, November 20 2020 Nov 20, 2020 Friday, November 20, 2020 5:39:50 PM CST November 20, 2020 in Pat Shingleton Column

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The Pittsburgh Post Gazette reported recently on an event that happened this date in 1948 in Donora, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh was... More >>
1 month ago Friday, October 30 2020 Oct 30, 2020 Friday, October 30, 2020 9:00:00 AM CDT October 30, 2020 in Pat Shingleton Column
At this time of year, spiders and snakes will begin their underground migration. Toads might be a key ingredient in... More >>
1 month ago Thursday, October 29 2020 Oct 29, 2020 Thursday, October 29, 2020 9:36:00 AM CDT October 29, 2020 in Pat Shingleton Column
On October 28, 1991, a devastating storm formed in the Atlantic. Referred to as the Halloween Storm, 45 mph winds... More >>
1 month ago Monday, October 26 2020 Oct 26, 2020 Monday, October 26, 2020 6:29:00 PM CDT October 26, 2020 in Pat Shingleton Column
Scientists continue to investigate the reduction of glaciers around the world with evidence pointing to global warming. Climbers made an... More >>
1 month ago Saturday, October 24 2020 Oct 24, 2020 Saturday, October 24, 2020 9:00:00 AM CDT October 24, 2020 in Pat Shingleton Column
Around daybreak on October 23, 1947, the Bajkovs were having breakfast in a cafe in Marksville, LA. The cafe was... More >>
1 month ago Friday, October 23 2020 Oct 23, 2020 Friday, October 23, 2020 9:36:00 AM CDT October 23, 2020 in Pat Shingleton Column

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