Land Ho!


…it was a major discovery.  But it was also a big mistake.  And it was “shoe banging” time at the U. N.

Friday, October 12th, the 286th day of 2012





Today is Child Rambunctiousness Appreciation Day, a time to admire the energy of children.









And it’s Flyaway Friday with Swap or Stop on 101 Gold.  You can win two airline tickets to anywhere in the U.S.A. on Level Five!







1492 Christopher Columbus lands in the present-day Bahamas.  (Of course he was looking for India so he was quite a bit off course.)









1960 – At the United Nations, Soviet Premier Nikita Khruschev went ballistic, taking off his shoe and pounding it on his desk! The UN Assembly President, Frederick Boland, was so irritated that he split his gavel trying to reestablish order.







1997:  while flying his home-built airplane this 53 year old singer crashed into California’s Monterey Bay.  It is the day we lost John Denver.