Highlights from the Bee, an annual event of the Rae Valley Heritage Association.
Photo Friday: July is National Ice Cream Month!
President Ronald Reagan declared July National Ice Cream Month in 1984. The third Sunday of the month is National Ice Cream Day.
Photo Friday: Today is National Arbor Day
National Arbor Day began in 1870 as a campaign to encourage the planting of trees in Nebraska. Arbor Day is celebrated each year on the last Friday in April.
Photo Friday: Anniversary of Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
Today is the anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of 1911. The factory was located in Greenwich Village in New York City. The fire claimed the lives of 123 women and girls and 23 men, mostly Jewish and Italian immigrants. This fire goes down as one of the deadliest workplace disasters in U.S. history….
When “OK” Became Kewl
This is too good to ignore. On this day in 1839, the term “OK” became part of United States vernacular. It stands for “oll korrect,” a popular misspelling of “all correct.” As kiddos today use “kewl” for “cool” and “DZ” and “these,” young folks back then did the same kind of thing. Go figure. The…