Who knew that the “LB” in LBJ stood for “light bulb”? Apparently, quite a few of you! We were buzzing with excitement after reading your captions, and we needed to ground ourselves. So we turned to our guest judge, Liza Talbot, who is an archivist at the Johnson Presidential Library and the mastermind behind the [...]
Posted by Hilary on February 9, 2012, under - Presidents, Photo Caption Contest.
Tags: Austin American-Statesman, campaigning, electricity, eStore, Johnson, LBJ, LBJ timemachine, lobsters, Lyndon B. Johnson, Mattie Malone, texas
In 1885, Munich’s Oktoberfest was celebrated under the glow of the electric light for the first time. Who was responsible for that feat? None other than Albert Einstein himself. Granted, it may have been his father and uncle who are truly due the credit (Albert was a teetotaling six-year-old at the time), but the math [...]
Posted by Rob Crotty on October 5, 2010, under Myth or History.
Tags: albert einstein, american history, childhood, documerica, einstein and beer, einstein immigration, electricity, light, munich, NARA, national archives, National archives and records administration, new ulm, odd history, oktoberfest, Pieces of History, prologue blog, Prologue magazine, random history, ulm, weird US history