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The Wright Brothers Fly - A Boxego Moment in History - 17th December 1903

At 10:35 a.m. on December 17, 1903, Orville Wright flew the Flyer for 12 seconds over 120 feet of ground. This flight, conducted on Kill Devil Hill just outside of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, was the very first flight by a manned, controlled, heavier-than…
A Boxego Timeline journal entry... Wilbur Wright (1867-1912) and Orville Wright (1871-1948) were brothers who ran both a printing shop and a bicycle shop in Dayton, Ohio. The s… http://boxego.com/boxblog/2013/12/wright-brothers-fly-boxego-moment-history-17th-december-1903/

Postcodes Introduced - A Boxego Moment in History - 3rd October 1959

Postcodes were introduced into Britain for the first time on this day in 1959. This system divided up the whole of the UK into postal districts and there are now more than 1.7 million postcodes covering 30 million addresses.
On this day in History, postcodes were introduced into Britain for the first time.  This system divided up the whole of the UK into postal districts and there are now more th… http://boxego.com/boxblog/2013/10/postcodes-introduced-boxego-moment-history-3rd-october-1959/

Exposition Universelle - A Boxego Moment in History - 12th November 1900

The Exposition Universelle of 1900 was a world's fair held in Paris, France, from 15 April to 12 November 1900, to celebrate the achievements of the previous century and to accelerate development into the next.
The Exposition Universelle of 1900 was a world's fair held in Paris, France, from 15 April to 12 November 1900, to celebrate the achievements of the previous century and to accele… http://boxego.com/boxblog/2013/11/exposition-universelle-boxego-moment-history-12th-november-1900/

The Birth of the IPod - A Boxego Moment in History - 23rd October 2001

The very first Apple IPod, which was released on this day in 2001. The name IPod was inspired by the Stanley Kubrick movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, and in particular from the line... "Open the pod bay door, Hal".
A Boxego Timeline journal entry... Before the Ipod, digital music players fell in to two categories, they were big, heavy and clunky or they were useless. On 23rd October, Stev… http://boxego.com/boxblog/2013/10/birth-ipod-boxego-moment-history-23rd-october-2001/

The Fall of the Berlin Wall - A Boxego Moment in History - 9th November 1989

The Berlin Wall was erected in the dead of night and for 28 years kept East Germans from fleeing to the West. Its destruction, which was nearly as instantaneous as its creation, was celebrated around the world on this day in 1989.
A  BoxegoTimeline journal entry… The Berlin Wall was a land barrier constructed by the German Democratic Republic (GDR) starting on 13 August 1961, that completely … http://boxego.com/boxblog/2013/11/fall-berlin-wall-boxego-moment-history-9th-november-1989/

Martin Luther King Jr - A Boxego Moment in History - 15th October 1964

Martin Luther King Jr was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on this day in 1964.
A Boxego Timeline journal entry... Martin Luther King Jr dreamt that all inhabitants of the United States would be judged by their personal qualities and not by the colour of t… http://boxego.com/boxblog/2013/10/martin-luther-king-jr-boxego-moment-history/

Post Office Tower: A Boxego Moment in History - 8th October 1965

The Post Office Tower - the tallest building of its day - opened in London on this day in 1965.
A Boxego Timeline journal entry... The Post Office Tower - the tallest building of its day - opened in London on this day in 1965. The BT Tower is a famous building on Londo… http://boxego.com/boxblog/2013/10/post-office-tower-boxego-moment-history-8th-october-1965/

Yosemite National Park: A Boxego Moment in History - 26th September 1890

Yosemite National Park was created by an act of Congress on this day in 1890.
A Boxego Timeline journal entry... Yosemite National Park was created by an act of Congress on 26th September 1890. The park is famous for the Half Dome and El Capitan rock for… http://boxego.com/boxblog/2013/09/boxego-moment-history-26th-september-1890/

Jumping the Shark - A Boxego Moment in History - 20th September 1977

The Fonz "Jumped the Shark" on Happy Days on this day in 1977. The phrase jump the shark was coined by John Hein, an American radio personality, to describe the moment the quality of a TV show begins to decline.
A Boxego Timeline journal entry... The phrase jump the shark was coined by John Hein, an American radio personality, to describe the moment the quality of a TV show begins to d… http://boxego.com/boxblog/2013/09/jumping-shark-boxego-moment-history-20th-september-1977/

Penicillin: A Boxego Moment in History - 15th September 1928

Sir Alexander Fleming, a Scottish biologist and pharmacologist discovered penicillin on this day in history in 1928. In 1999, Time magazine named Fleming one of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century, stating of his discovery of penicillin tha…
A Boxego Timeline journal entry... Sir Alexander Fleming was a Scottish biologist, pharmacologist and botanist. He wrote many articles on bacteriology, immunology, and chemothe… http://boxego.com/boxblog/2013/09/boxego-moment-history-15th-september-1928/

Cleopatra's Needle: A Boxego Moment in History - 12th September 1878

Cleopatra's Needle was erected in London on this day in 1878.
A Boxego Timeline journal entry... Cleopatra’s Needle is an Egyptian obelisk that stands on the Victoria Embankment of the River Thames in London. Flanked by two faux-Egyptian … http://boxego.com/boxblog/2016/09/moment-history-12th-september-1878/

TV Dinner: A Boxego Moment in History - 10th September 1953

American company C.A Swanson & sons sold its first TV dinner on this day in 1953
A Boxego Timeline journal entry... On 10th September 1953, C.A Swanson & sons sold its first TV dinner.  People could now eat their dinner whilst watching television.  More… http://boxego.com/boxblog/2016/09/boxego-moment-history-10th-september-1953/

Andy Murray: A Boxego Moment in History - 10th September 2012

Andy Murray wins US Open final against Novak Djokovic on this day in 2012.
A Boxego Timeline journal entry... Andy Murray ended Britain's 76-year wait for a male Grand Slam singles champion with an epic victory over Novak Djokovic in the US Open final… http://boxego.com/boxblog/2016/09/moment-history-10th-september-2012/

Imagine: A Boxego Moment in History - 9th September 1971

John Lennon released his “Imagine” album on this day in 1971.
A Boxego Timeline journal entry... Most people know all – or at least some – of the words to this iconic song, it is one of the 100 most performed songs of the 20th century and… http://boxego.com/boxblog/2016/09/boxego-moment-history1/

Queen Elizabeth: A Boxego Moment in History - 7th September 1558

Elizabeth the First the Virgin Queen of England was born on this day in 1558.
A Boxego Timeline journal entry... Elizabeth I was born on this day in 1533 at Greenwich Castle. She was known as the Virgin Queen and reigned over England and Ireland from 17 … http://boxego.com/boxblog/2016/09/boxego-moment-history/

Boxego Moments this Week - 6th September 2013

Another week, another bunch of funny and weird stuff to make us laugh, wonder, stare agog and shake our heads at.
Another week, another bunch of funny and weird stuff to make us laugh, wonder, stare agog and shake our heads at. Google glasses ‘Hipster’ Edition: Google glasse… http://boxego.com/boxblog/2013/09/boxego-moment-week-6th-september-2013/

Pilgrim Fathers: A Boxego Moment in History - 6th September 1620

The Pilgrim Fathers set sail for the New World today in the year 1620.
A Boxego Timeline journal entry... On 6th September1620 one hundred Puritans boarded the ‘Mayflower’ bound for the New World. These people were the Pilgrim Fathers. They viewed… http://boxego.com/boxblog/2016/09/boxego-moments-history/

Larping About

When reality gives way to fantasy in the realm of historical reenactment.
The importance of keeping a journal is well documented. (No pun intended.) It’s a way of preserving a memory or keeping a record to share with future generations. For some i… http://boxego.com/boxblog/2013/08/larping-about/

Woodstock: A Boxego Moment in History - 15th August 1969

The very first Woodstock Festival took place on this day in 1969.
A Boxego Timeline journal entry... The  very first Woodstock Festival was billed as "An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music". It was held at Max Yasgur's 60… http://boxego.com/boxblog/2016/08/boxego-moment-time-15th-august-1969/

Neil Armstrong: A Boxego Moment in History - 20th July 1969

Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon on this day in 1969.
A Boxego Timeline journal entry... At 2:56am on 20th July 1969 Neil Armstrong stepped out of Apollo 11 on into the history books as the first man to walk on the moon. Armstrong… http://boxego.com/boxblog/2016/07/moment-history/

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