Browsing: October 31

A Brief History Many of our readers are probably preparing for their Halloween parties this weekend.  As such, we have some recommendations for fun and interesting drinks to share with fellow revelers on October 31st!  The items featured in this article are non-alcoholic because we here at History and Headlines want your fun time to be safe as well. Digging Deeper First off, the millions of Harry Potter fans around the world will surely appreciate Pumpkin Juice. Universal Studios sells this “spicy sweet pumpkin beverage…attractively packaged with a removable, reusable pumpkin cap cover” on their official website. Speaking of witchcraft and wizardry, another…

A Brief History The first record of dressing up in costumes on Halloween in North America goes back to 1911 when a newspaper in Kingston, Ontario reported how the neighborhood children were “guising.”  It was not until the 1930s, however, that companies began mass-producing Halloween costumes for commercial sale.  Early costumes were scary in nature and were often of vampires, werewolves, ghosts, mummies, witches, etc.  Later costumes moved on from the ghoulish characters and expanded to include non-scary figures ranging from superheroes to cowboys and Indians to fairy princesses to athletes to animals.  In recent years, it has become a popular trend for women to…

A Brief History One of the world’s most widely celebrated holidays occurs today: Halloween! Digging Deeper To begin to learn about Halloween, we encourage you to consider the Top 10 Halloween Symbols and What They Mean and watch the following short video: Now that you know some of the history of the holiday, if you are staying home on Halloween night, you may want to enjoy the Top 10 Funny Halloween Movies. If instead, you are going to a Halloween party and are an adult, you may want to avoid wearing one of the Top 10 Embarrassing Halloween Costumes but might…

A Brief History On October 31, 1944, Dr. jur. Erich Göstl, a member of the Waffen SS, was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross, to recognize extreme battlefield bravery for losing his face and eyes during the Battle of Normandy during World War II and continuing to fight while blind. Digging Deeper It is easy to dismiss Nazi Germany for its evil war crimes and the popular culture stereotypes of Germans during that dark moment in human history.  Indeed, even this article is not intended to offer any praise to that ultimately failed state, but rather to remember…