The Wedding March became popular today in 1858 when played at the wedding of Queen Victoria’s daughter. Now WE know em

If you are married or have ever attended a wedding then you are very familiar with the Wedding March by Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, generally known in English-speaking countries as Felix Mendelssohn. Felix was born February 3, 1809 into a Hamburg Jewish family and son of a prominent banker. At the time, Hamburg was an independent city-state…

The first rule book for basketball was published today in 1892. Now We know em

Dr. James Naismith was born in Canada November 6, 1861. Naismith studied physical education in Montreal before moving to the United States. At the Springfield, Massachusetts YMCA, Naismith struggled with a rowdy class which was confined to indoor games throughout the harsh New England winter and thus was perpetually short-tempered. Under orders from Dr. Luther Gulick, head…