Here are some one liners...
Skittles Arrive in New York and Texas -- Skittles is a game called ninepins. It is an early form of bowling.
Poor Richard's Almanac and Modern PR -- Benjamin Franklin prints his own almanac, and it is not only filled with proverbs. It also contains a prank and a running joke.
George Washington and So-called Presidents Day -- I talk about the basic facts of his birth and the fact that there is not really a president's Day as a Federal holiday.
Skittles Arrive in New York and TexasNinepins is a bowling game from the Middle Ages with its origins in Germany. A version of this game called "skittles" is played in Great Britain. Sometimes it is a lawn game. Other times it is a tabletop pub game played indoors. Ninepins is brought to New York by the Dutch and played for the first time this year. By 1895 the game will be standardized after being outlawed in Connecticut. The game will be replaced by the 10-pin bowling game when a machine for resetting 10-pins is developed.   
Poor Richard's Almanac and Modern PRThe word "almanac" comes from the Arabic word meaning "calendar." Such calendars have grown from a simple list of religious reminders to include the phases of the moon, information on bloodletting and predictions from Nostradamus. Print shops love almanacs because like any calendar, you need a new one every year. Thus they are a steady source of income. Benjamin Franklin has been printing two popular almanacs, but he has had a falling out with the authors so he writes his own under the pen name of Richard Saunders. Along with the normal information expected in almanacs, "Poor Richard" provides his thoughts on life in the form of proverbs. Some of these proverbs are original, and others are well-known but reworked.  
- * Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
- * He that lies down with dogs shall rise up with fleas.
- * Haste makes waste.
- * No gains without pains.
- * God helps them that help themselves.
- * None preaches better than the ANT, and she says nothing.
George Washington and So-called Presidents DayAdjusting the date to the Gregorian calendar, George Washington is born on February 22, 1732 into a Virginia plantation family of "middling rank" as they put it. He will live at what he later calls "the Old Mansion" where Pope's Creek meets the Potomac. They will move to Ferry Farm in 1738. He will receive an elementary school education, and then his father will die. His mother, Mary, will push him hard to succeed and he will listen carefully to her guidance. Many of the stories about his youth have no documentation, or are recollections that are misremembered by relatives or are simply wrong. He could not possibly have skipped a silver dollar across the Potomac, but other rivers were possible. The story about the cherry tree came from Parson Weems who was looking for inspirational stories about George Washington. The story was known and the relatives never denied it, but actual hard evidence is lacking.     
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