What Happened? Stories From the Past
Most “On This Day” articles are a list of birth dates, death anniversaries, and/or one sentence descriptions of events. Instead, I select one topic for the day and expound on it. I then add quotations at the end of each essay to either illustrate the subject matter or give a voice to the historical person.
Each day of the year holds a variety of possible topics. I choose subjects ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous, from horrifying to redemptive, and representing the global community while spanning recorded history. Some of the essays deal with topics of far-reaching consequences; some are stories of the “I didn’t know that” variety. All of them are entertaining and enlightening snippets of the larger, grander human experience.
Welcome to Little Bits of History by Patricia Hysell.