August 17 – Lunch

1958 – Pinoeer 0, fails during launch on board a Thor-Able rocket. Pioneer 0 was going to contain a TV camera, and orbit the Moon, this was part of the Space Race. Two interesting notes from this mission. First, due to the turbulent nature of the Space Race and the world at the time, this mission was retroactively named Pioneer 0, the original names were Able-1 (mission) and Thor-Able-1 (launch vehicle). Second, the Black and White paint pattern on the NASA vehicles at the time were an attempt to control internal temperatures.

Hopefully everyone know what a podcast and history fan I am , so take a listen to this over at Wondery (I was not paid for this link)

Photograph from NASA

We are off to Odin’s Brewing Company

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Small restaurant, so follow Pecos Rules (be there by 11’ish or you are waiting in a long line)

The famed “Hello Kitty” camera is available for all to use, assuming film supplies are available.

Lunch spot requests are always welcome. NOTE: If you make a request, you need to show up.

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Lunch – July 27

1866 – The first Trans-Atlantic Telegraph cable is completed between Ireland and Newfoundland on the second attempt by the ship Great Eastern. The first attempt for this cable ended in 1865 when half way there, the cable broke and fell to the sea floor. In 1866, after provisioning, the Great Eastern returned and spent 2 weeks dredging the bottom of the ocean with 2.5 miles of rope and a grappling hook. Once they actually had the cable end back, they spliced the old cable to the remaining cable and finished laying it.

Once operational, the cable was capable of transmitting one character every 2 minutes, using Morse Code.

Read more about getting the cable back here, and more about undersea cables in general at Atlantic-Cable.com or history-world.org.

Map of the 1858 Atlantic Cable route

Interactive Undersea Cable Map

We are off to Soup Daddy Soups

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Small restaurant, so follow Pecos Rules (be there by 11’ish or you are waiting in a long line)

The famed “Hello Kitty” camera is available for all to use, assuming film supplies are available.

Lunch spot requests are always welcome. NOTE: If you make a request, you need to show up.

Lunch – July 20th

1848 – The Seneca Falls Convention concludes with release of the Declaration of Rights and Sentiments. This was the first women’s rights convention ever held and had its start in a dispute in seating. By 1851 the annual conventions had focused on women’s right to vote, with the conventions continuing until the onset of the US Civil War in 1861.

Take a listen to an episode of Stuff You Missed In History on the subject.

We are off to Paseo

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Small restaurant, so follow Pecos Rules (be there by 11’ish or you are waiting in a long line)

The famed “Hello Kitty” camera is available for all to use, assuming film supplies are available.

Lunch spot requests are always welcome. NOTE: If you make a request, you need to show up.

Lunch July 13

1923 – The “Hollywoodland” sign was erected on Mount Lee in Los Angeles. The sign was originally erected as an advertisement for a housing development. There were 4000 light bulbs that sequentially spelled out “Holly”, “Wood” then “Land”. During the 1949 restoration “Land” was dropped to better reflect the region, not because of various movie portrayals.

Photo from “Hollywoodsign.org

We are off to Zippy’s (in White Center, Georgetown location is closed)

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Small restaurant, so follow Pecos Rules (be there by 11’ish or you are waiting in a long line)

The famed “Hello Kitty” camera is available for all to use, assuming film supplies are available.

Lunch spot requests are always welcome. NOTE: If you make a request, you need to show up.

June 29th – Lunch

1927 – The Bird of Paradise makes the first transpacific flight from the continental United States to Hawaii. This was accomplished in a Fokker Tri-motor using auxiliary tanks and radio beacons. Take a gander of the newsreel footage here.

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Photo courtesy of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

Marination

Getting there


Small restaurant, so follow Pecos Rules (be there by 11’ish or you are waiting in a long line)

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Small restaurant, so follow Pecos Rules (be there by 11’ish or you are waiting in a long line)

The famed “Hello Kitty” camera is available for all to use, assuming film supplies are available.

Lunch spot requests are always welcome.

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June 22nd – Lunch

1969 – The Cuyahoga River catches fire. One of the most polluted rivers in the United States, due to a combination of sewage, industrial run-off and littering. This fire is cited as the cause for the National Environment Policy Act (NEPA) that was passed in January 1970.

Photo: Cleveland State University Library

We are off to South Town Pie


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Small restaurant, so follow Pecos Rules (be there by 11’ish or you are waiting in a long line)

The famed “Hello Kitty” camera is available for all to use, assuming film supplies are available.

Lunch spot requests are always welcome.

Feel free to forward this to whomever, names to distribution upon request (and email being provided)

Lunch June 15th

1859 – The Pig War! A bit of local history this week. On this day, Lyman Cutlar, an American, shot and killed a pig owned by Charles Griffin, an UK citizen. Cutlar found the pig rooting about in his garden eating the potatoes. A shot was fired, an argument about dead pigs, then an arrest. This started a chain of events lasting 2 months that saw 5 British war ships, a large American encampment on a disputed island with tensions high. In August leaders on both sides realized they were getting ready to plunge these both nations into war over a pig, and decided that perhaps that was not so smart. But we can thank the German Kaiser for deciding that San Juan Island belonged to the United States. I most likely butchered the story with this synopsis, but any war that starts with shooting a pig and ends with no shots fired and the opposing armies having parties, multiple, is not so bad.

I read multiple version of the story, and they all sounded slightly different, depending n the view point of the teller. Take a few and go see for yourself:

US version: https://www.nps.gov/sajh/learn/historyculture/the-pig-war.htm

UK Version: https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofBritain/The-Pig-War/

Wikipedia version: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pig_War_(1859)

Stuff You Missed in History version: https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/the-pig-war.htm

By request, we are off to “The Jesus Room” at Drunky Two Shoes

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Get there

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Small restaurant, so follow Pecos Rules (be there by 11’ish or you are waiting in a long line)

The famed “Hello Kitty” camera is available for all to use, assuming film supplies are available.

Lunch spot requests are always welcome.

Feel free to forward this to whomever, names to distribution upon request (and email being provided)

Lunch June 1st

1792 – Kentucky is admitted as the 15th state in the union

1796 – Tennessee is admitted as the 16th state in the union

If you are a fan of history and Podcasts take a bit and listen to American History Tellers “The Age of Jackson”. It is an interesting viewpoint into American history, told in a not so dry way.

We are off to Sisters and Brothers

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Small restaurant, so follow Pecos Rules (be there by 11’ish or you are waiting in a long line)

The famed “Hello Kitty” camera is available for all to use, assuming film supplies are available.

Lunch spot requests are always welcome.

Feel free to forward this to whomever, names to distribution upon request (and email being provided)

April 27 – lunch

1667 – John Milton (1608 – 1674) sells the copy-rite for the epic poem “Paradise Lost” for 10 British Pounds (roughly $2300 usd). Please note this is the same year it was first published. By this point in his life, Milton had supported the Parliament during the English Civil War, went into hiding during the Monarchy Restoration, was briefly imprisoned and survived the Great Plague.

Take a moment and read it at Dartmoth Reading Room

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We are off to Dino’s Gyros

Get There

Small restaurant, so follow Pecos Rules (be there by 11’ish or you are waiting in a long line)

The famed “Hello Kitty” camera is available for all to use, assuming film supplies are available.

Lunch spot requests are always welcome.

Feel free to forward this to whomever, names to distribution upon request (and email being provided)

Lunch April 20 — Late start (11:30)

2018 – Mike is back from a bad beginning of the week. Sorry for the delay, apparently there are kinks in the system as of yet.

1836 – the US Congress pass an act that split the Wisconsin Territory off from Michigan as it prepared for statehood. Both were formally part of the much larger Northwest Territory

We are off to Cedar River BBQ

Get There

Small restaurant, and an odd start time, be there by 11:30

The famed “Hello Kitty” camera is available for all to use, assuming film supplies are available.

Lunch spot requests are always welcome.