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A Brief History Of...
A Brief History Of...

A Brief History Of...

I enjoy writing brief historical articles. I am especially keen on the histories of companies / manufacturers, primarily those that no longer exist. A good example is the Studebaker Corporation which at one time manufactured cars and trucks and before that, horse-drawn wagons. Other articles may be about the wheel and the camera. My interests are wide so expect neat articles on all sorts of topics. Subscribe to my blog and be notified when new articles are published. Thanks for your support!


My Lucky Sister Saw Elvis Perform Live Two Years In A Row!

13 Feb 2023 4 minute read 1 comment SweptOverNiagara

Elvis Presley fans will know that while he regularly toured the U.S.A. throughout his career, he only performed once outside the continental United States and that was in Toronto, Ontario way back in 1957. Footage of that concert can be seen here.  M...

"I'm Only Sleeping" See The Brand New Video By The Beatles

9 Dec 2022 2 minute read 0 comments SweptOverNiagara

If you're a fan of the Beatles, then have I got some great news for you! But first, some details... On April 27, 1966, The Beatles entered the Abbey Road studios to record the next track, 'I'm Only Sleeping' for their forthcoming LP, 'Revolver' using...

Imperial Russia's Missing 200+ Million Gold Rubles

9 Nov 2022 3 minute read 0 comments SweptOverNiagara

Before World War One, Imperial Russia possessed the largest gold reserves of any country in the world and its downfall began with the start of the First World War. The country was ill-prepared and ill-equipped to fight a war and Tsar Nicholas II assu...

Nicola Tesla Could Have Been The Wealthiest Man In History!

7 Nov 2022 5 minute read 0 comments SweptOverNiagara

A brief history of... When Nicola Tesla Tore Up His Contract With Westinghouse. In 1884, Nicola Tesla, originally from Serbia, sailed into New York as a new immigrant, with just 4 cents to his name. He carried something else with him that would open...

The Enigmatic Mystery Of The Great Pyramid Of Giza

16 Feb 2022 7 minute read 2 comments SweptOverNiagara

There is probably nothing else more enigmatic on Earth than the Great Pyramid at Giza, located in Cairo, Egypt. The structure continues to baffle scientists, geologists, precision machinists, mathematicians and of course, archeologists. The pyramid g...

Thanks For The Music, Meat Loaf!

24 Jan 2022 5 minute read 2 comments SweptOverNiagara

Meat Loaf 1947 - 2022 Yesterday, I learned of Meat Loaf's passing last Thursday, January 20th at the age of 74. The cause of death remains unknown for certain at this time but it appears he became gravely ill just before his passing. Michael Lee Aday...

A Brief History Of The Incredible, Dependable Zipper!

22 Jan 2022 3 minute read 0 comments SweptOverNiagara

It's hard to believe but a little thing we generally take for granted didn't actually go mainstream until the late 1930s and onward. This little thing originally known as the 'Automatic, Continuous Clothing Closure' in its 1851 patent,  morphed into...

A Brief History of The Feud Between Captain Kirk and Mr. Sulu

4 Jan 2022 4 minute read 0 comments SweptOverNiagara

Over the years, there have been many major celebrity feuds. The feud between Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and Taylor Swift is one of the more recent. The feud between Jay Leno and David Letterman went on for years. Nicki Minaj vs Mariah Carey. Paris Hi...

A Brief History of The Incredible Everlasting Vinyl Record

3 Jan 2022 4 minute read 0 comments SweptOverNiagara

From the late 80s to the early 2000s, vinyl record sales dropped precipitously against competing formats, primarily the compact disc and later, digital MP3 downloadable format. Sales of vinyl records were so severely impacted during this time that it...

A Brief History of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles

31 Dec 2021 5 minute read 2 comments SweptOverNiagara

The story of one of the most celebrated albums of all time began while on a flight from L.A. in the Fall of 1966 with roadie Mal Evans travelling with Paul McCartney. While having a bite to eat, Mal asked Paul to pass over the 'salt and pepper'. Paul...