Daily Run Down 06/30/2013: Historical Edition

born. In 1559, King Henry II of France is mortally wounded in a jousting battle. In 1685, English writer John Gay is dies. In 1947, American businessman Barry Bremen is dies. In 1972, The first leap second is added to the UTC time system. In 1987, The Royal Canadian Mint issues the $1 coin, known […]

Daily Run Down: 12/16/2012: Historical Edition

Here is today’s Historical Daily Run Down. In 714, Frankish Noble Pippin of Herstal dies. In 1431, Henry VI of England is crowned King of France. In 1485, Catherine of Aragon is born. In 1497, Vasco da Gama rounds the Cape of Good Hope. In 1575, The Valdivia earthquake strikes. In 1687, English scientist William […]

Daily Run Down 10/16/2012

Here is today’s Daily Run Down. Big News 25 Primate Species on Brink of Extinction 25 Primate Species on Brink of Extinction How a single DMCA notice took down 1.45 million education blogs Actually file-sharers buy more legal music than everyone else The Walking Dead Record-Setting Ratings for Season Three Premiere US meningitis investigation widens […]

Daily Run Down: Historical Edition: 07/15/2012

Here is today’s Historical Daily Run Down. In 1149, The reconstructed Church of the Holy Sepulchre is consecrated in Jerusalem. In 1207, King John of England expels Canterbury monks for supporting Archbishop Stephen Langton. In 1291, Rudolph I of Germany, king of the Romans, dies. In 1353, Russian prince Vladimir the Bold is born. In […]

Daily Run Down 06/25/2012

Here is today’s Daily Run Down. Rare video of Woz from 1984 talking about computing joining Apple and the Mac Tortoise Lonesome George is dead Colorado wildfire out of control residents evacuated +videos Anne Frank my wild cousin Raindrops a-Fallin’ on My Head Hey Wait a Minute… Cubas farewell to cheap imports One feared dead […]