Tag: history

  • Crossword Puzzles: Looking for Answers Since 1913

    On this date in 1913, the first crossword puzzle was printed in the New York World newspaper. Here are some things you may not have known about crossword puzzles. The first puzzle was actually called a word-cross puzzle. It was created by Arthur Wynne, who was a journalist from Liverpool, England. It was based on […]

  • Ponzi Schemes and Pyramid Schemes: What’s the Difference?

    On this date in 2008, Bernard Madoff was arrested and charged with running a $50 billion Ponzi scheme. Here are some facts about Ponzi schemes, their history and how they work. A Ponzi scheme is a scam where a person or organization pays returns to investors using funds from new investors, rather than from profit […]

  • Death of John Lennon

    Today marks the 35th anniversary of the death of John Lennon. Here are some things you may not have known about that horrible day. John Lennon and Yoko Ono had spent the day participating in a photo shoot with Annie Leibovitz for the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Following the photo shoot, Lennon gave a […]

  • Instant Replay is Used for the First Time

    On this date in 1963, the first instant replay during a sporting event was shown on television. Here are some things you may not have known about the technology. The first replay of any type to be shown on television was during a 1955 Hockey Night in Canada broadcast by the CBC. In that instance […]