Monthly Archives: May 2022

It Took More than Three Centuries to Clear Her Name

Elizabeth Johnson Jr (1670 – 1716) This has been in the news lately. This young woman was sentenced to be ‘hanged by the neck until dead’ but had her sentence thrown out by the Governor of Massachusetts, at the time. … Continue reading

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Yesterday in History XV

Golden Gate Bridge Opened (May 27, 1937) On this day in history: The Golden Gate Bridge opens in San Francisco. To those of us who have been around for a great number of years, this bridge is iconic. Ask anyone. … Continue reading

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Some Visitors to the Lot Birdfeeders

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After the Fifteenth Million “Tin Lizzie” was Assembled…

Ford Stopped Production of the Model-T (May 26, 1927) At the time, it seemed like a nonsense thing to do: sending the factory workers home with no promise of a future, but Henry Ford had a secret plan to start … Continue reading

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From a Galaxy, Far, Far Away…

Star Wars (May 25, 1977) Almost everyone of a certain age (50 and over) remember this day in history: Star Wars opens in U.S. theatres. Here’s the preview that caught the attention of the world. Here’s the randomized chart of … Continue reading

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Here’s a Fellow with a Big Beak…

Male Red-Breasted Grosbeak His black tuxedo and white shirt combination has a huge red cravat…

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“What Hath God Wrought?”

Morse Code Demonstration (May 24, 1844) Sometimes, you just have to use your intuition and reasoning powers together to get the timing right… The U.S. Congress sits at night, to my understanding. Even if they sat during the day, a … Continue reading

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They Seek Her Here, They Seek Her There

The Doggies Seek Her Everywhere Is she in heaven, or is she in hell, That damned, elusive Chipmunk-elle?

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Yesterday in History XIV

The Wars of the Roses (May 22, 1455) Two arms of the Plantagenet family duke it out for control of the English crown. On this day in 1455: The Wars of the Roses begin with the First Battle of St. … Continue reading

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What Happens When These Three Unite Against the Sun

Moon/Jupiter/Uranus Conjunction (April 29, 1983) I was asked to erect a chart for an individual in an extended family situation. I don’t think he wanted his birth chart done, but he may have expressed an interest in understanding how astrology … Continue reading

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