Sunday Summary – August 30th, 2015

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So what did you miss this week?

This week we flew with “pilots of the future,” got a sneak peak at new Russian super heroes, realized that many of the Star Wars rebels were actually British, visited the Steampunk capital of the world, flew on the Goodyear blimp, and plenty more . . .


Monday, August 24th, 2015

On August 24th, 1932 aviatrix Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the United States non-stop, Lucretia Strange explored the ruins of Pompeii, and we looked back at Dan Dare the pilot of the future!


Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

It was on August 25th, 1835 that Bat People were discovered on the moon, M. Leigh Hood gave us a preview of the new Russian super hero series Zashchitniki (aka Guardians), and we danced with British band Five Star on a crashing spaceship.


Wednesday August 26th, 2015

Mount Krakatoa erupted on August 26th, 1883 and shook the world, Dr. Pembroke cut up some bodies at Anatomy Night School, and we discovered that most of the Rebel pilots in Star Wars (1977) were actually British!


Thursday, August 27th, 2015

August 27th, 1896 saw the shortest war in history, Chris Pavesic gave us a tour of New Zealand and why it’s the Steampunk Capital of the World, and we met Francesco Lana de Terzithe inventor of the airship back in 1670.


Friday, August 28th, 2015

On August 28th, 1830 there was a race between a train and a horse drawn carriage, Phoebe Darqueling gave us her monthly roundup of Steampunk Crowdfunded Projects, and Cincinnati had some Steam-Powered Belly Dance.


Saturday, August 29th, 2015

The origins of the Goodyear blimp began on August 29th, 1898 with the founding of a humble bicycle tire factory, and Katie Lynn Daniels asked “So You Wanna Be A Rocket Scientist?


Sunday, August 30th, 2015

August 30th, 1836 saw the birth of Houston, Texas, we invited artist to help us with some illustrationsand then it was time for the Sunday Summary 🙂


Coming Next Week . . .

. . . the Pandora Society will be raiding Atlanta for DragonCon, we shall be reporting on maker fairs, and some other stuff!


 

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