November 30th – Happy Hour

1936 – The Crystal Palace burns down. Originally built as part of the Great Exhibition of 1851 in Hyde Park. The Palace was built to showcase sheet glass in this enormous enclosed structure. In 1854, after the exhibition, the Palace was moved to a Penge Common (south London). On the night of November 30th, a small fire started in the Women’s Cloakroom that quickly spread, eventually consuming the interior timber structure. A massive response that included 89 fire brigades and was witnessed by an estimated 100,000 people. Since then the site continues to be used for a variety of purposes including car racing and concerts.

It has been a while, but we have a things to celebrate, but you have to come to find out….

We are off to the Berliner Pub

Get There

Happy Hour Rules (be there by 3’ish or you are waiting)

  1. Go!
  2. Open up a bit
  3. Know your limits

If there is a problem we will find another place near by.

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

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Nov 23 – Black Friday Lunch

In my continuing effort to avoid Black Friday, and in the spirit of a Urban Cafe Assault Team (UCAT), “Breakfast With Good Company”.

534 BCE (Before Common Era) – Thespis of Icaria is the first person in recorded history, at least Western History, to take the stage and portray a character in a play and not speak as himself. Thespis presented a new style called a tragedy and went on to invent a traveling theater, where props, costumes and mask were all loaded into a wagon and taken on the road.

Thespis’ wagon, relief of the Giotto’s Belltower in Florence, Italy, Nino Pisano, 1334–1336

We are off to Torero’s, family friendly

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. NOTE: If you make a request, you need to show up.

Lunch – Nov 16

1904 – John Ambrose Fleming receives a patent for the thermionic valve, better known as a vacuum tube. Basically the patent was for a device that acted very much like a diode, and without too much detail, formed the basis for modern circuitry.

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Photograph of the oscillation valves first employed by Dr. J. A. Fleming, FRS, in October 1904, for the rectification of high-frequency electric oscillations as used in wireless telegraphy

We are off to Hitchcock Deli

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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. NOTE: If you make a request, you need to show up.

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

Lunch – September 14

September is Deaf Awareness Month, so I am going to deviate from my normal “This Day in history” for the month. Who knows I might even deviate from the “Before 1960” rule as well.

1880 – The Second International Congress on Education of the Deaf (ICED) (commonly known as “the Milan Conference”) is held. With out a single Deaf educator invited, the conference passed a series of 8 resolutions that supported a pure oral education for deaf students. Focusing on lip reading and actively suppressing Manual Signing language. One of the main advocates for the oral education of the deaf was Alexander Graham Bell, who viewed deafness as something to be eradicated. These resolutions had a lasting and negative effect on the Deaf community.

NOTE: Lip reading only allows for roughly 30% of word comprehension, even with skilled practitioners.

1980 – The 15th ICED was held in Hamburg. This conference passed the first repudiation of the Milan Conference Resolutions, rejecting on moral terms.

2010 – The 21st ICED was held in Vancouver BC, where the Milan Conference resolutions were rejected formally, and issued an apology for the detrimental 1880 conference.

We are off to Boss Drive In

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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. NOTE: If you make a request, you need to show up.

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

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

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. NOTE: If you make a request, you need to show up.

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

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. 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

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. 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)

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. 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.

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

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


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)