Bowling History

I was wondering about the history of bowling the other day, so I did a little research.  Bowling may not be the most popular sport, but it has been around a long time.

  • Archaeologist discovered a primitive bowling ball and bowling pins in the grave of an Egyptian boy (dated around 3200 BCE).
  • There is a lawn bowling site in South Hampton, England, which records show has been operational since 1299.
  • In 1841, bowling became illegal in Connecticut, because it was associated with gambling and crime.
  • The first indoor bowling alley in America, was built in 1840, in New York City.

Source:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowling

Who Was Colonel Sanders?

Harland Sanders founded Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC).  He began selling franchise rights to his restaurant in 1952.  He later sold the restaurant to a group of investors in 1964; however, he remained the ambassador for the KFC brand.

Sanders was bestowed the title Kentucky Colonel, which is an honor given by the state of Kentucky to its citizens.  He was not an actual military colonel.

Colonel Sanders felt the quality of the food at KFC deteriorated after it was sold to the investment group and became highly critical of their business practices.

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source:  www.wikipedia.com

 

Who Was Chef Boyardee?

Hector Boiardi was born in Italy.  He moved to American in 1914.  Hector worked at the Plaza Hotel, and eventually he became the head chef.  He was a caterer for the rich and famous, to include President Woodrow Wilson.  Hector opened his first Italian restaurant in Cleveland, Ohio.  Later in life, he created the Chef Boyardee brand.

 

 

source:  www.chefboyardee.com

 

Bad Days in History

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In the introduction the author describes the book as being, “Plucked from all eras of history, and from around the globe, the bad in this book are intended to amuse, tantalize, and enlighten-without being predictable.”

I enjoyed reading the book.  At times I laughed at the absurdity of some of the atrocious circumstances.  At other times, I winced at the horror of it all.