It’s just human. We all have the jungle inside of us. We all have wants and needs and desires, strange as they may seem. If you stop to think about it, we’re all

Allan G. Smorra

I’ll be taking a break from my blog during the next week or so. I have scheduled some posts in advance and welcome any comments that you may have. Please be patient, I’ll respond to each one when I return.

October 16, 1965 — The world’s first acid rock dance was held at Longshoreman’s Hall in San Francisco. Top band on the bill was the Charlatan’s with Dan Hicks, a house band from

If someone can enjoy marching to music in rank and file, I can feel only contempt for him; he has received his large brain by mistake, a spinal cord would have been enough. —Albert Einstein

October 15, 1963 — Stanley Milgram of Yale Univ. published his groundbreaking article “Behavioral Study of Obedience” in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology. His experiments, begun in 1960, created

You’re my good-luck charm, hon. Any airplane I name after you always brings me home.
—Chuck Yeager to his wife, Glennis, prior to breaking the sound barrier in the Bell X-1 aircraft.

October 14, 1947 — Captain Chuck Yeager of the United States Air Force flies a Bell X-1 rocket-powered experimental aircraft, the Glamorous Glennis, faster than the speed of sound at

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