Pure Folly!


It was on this day in 1867 the U. S. took possession of a barren, frozen wasteland. 

Would it ever turn out to something useful?






It’s Get Smart About Credit Day.










1867: The U.S. took formal possession of Alaska from Russia. (It was known as “Seward’s Folly”)








1929: The Canadian government officially declared that women were “persons.” Before that, women were “persons in matters of pains and penalties, but … not persons in matters of rights and privileges.”









1957 – A band known as the Quarry Men played a gig in Norris Green, Liverpool with a new member – his name – Paul McCartney.