Archive for May, 2012

Thought of the week 5/21 — 5/25/2012

Monday, May 21st, 2012

The will to succeed is important, but even more important is the will to prepare!!  By Bobby Knight

EVENTS of the Period —ca. 1850

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012


  • 1849 Zachary Taylor becomes the 12th president.
  • 1850  Zachary Taylor dies; Millard Fillmore becomes president.
  • 1850 Taiping Rebellion occurs in China.
  • 1851 Cuba declares its independence.

Thought of the week 5/14/ —5/18/2012

Monday, May 14th, 2012
No man knows what he can do until he tries. By Publilius Syrus

Events of the Period—-ca.1840

Friday, May 11th, 2012


  • 1838 Charles Dickens writes Oliver Twist and Nicholas Nickleby.
  • 1839 The first baseball game is played in Cooperstown, New York.
  • 1841 The first university degrees are granted to women in America.
  • 1841 Adolph Sax invents the saxophone.

Thought of the week 5/07 – 5/11/2012

Monday, May 7th, 2012
You never conquer what you are not willing to face!!

Events of the Period—ca.1840

Friday, May 4th, 2012


  • 1839 Charles Goodyear discovers the process of vulcanization, making possible the commercial use of rubber.
  • 1839 Carl August Steinheil builds the first electric clock.
  • 1841 Scottish surgeon James Braid discovers hypnosis.