Category Archives: Share Your World

Share Your World – Week 213

February 2, 1709 was a glorious and joyful day for one Alexander Selkirk, who had spent the past four and a half years marooned on one of the Juan Fernandez Islands far off the coast of Chile.  The English ships … Continue reading

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Share Your World – Week 212

On January 26, 1905 one of South Africa’s many diamond mines produced the biggest hunk of glass the world has ever seen.  Weighing in at a whopping 3,106 carats, the Cullinan Diamond (named after the mine’s owner who probably wasn’t … Continue reading

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Share Your World – Week 211

On January 19, 1915 Georges Claude received a patent for the neon discharge tube specifically to be used in advertising, and a huge part of mid 20th Century Americana was born.  Neon signs became a ubiquitous part of American life … Continue reading

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Share Your World – Week 210

On January 12, 1967, a University of California psychology professor by the name of James Bedford died from cancer at the age of 73.  Why is this worthy of even mentioning?  Because Bedford became the first human to ever be … Continue reading

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Share Your World – Week 209

January 5, 1933 saw construction begin on one of America’s best known landmarks, and the iconic representation of San Francisco, California… the Golden Gate Bridge.  Named for the strait it spans connecting the San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean, … Continue reading

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