Joshua Ferm

Stories from Joshua Ferm

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Joshua Ferm
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Friday, September 15th, 2017

Monday, September 17, 1787

Fixing the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution of the United States of America was signed in Philadelphia with seven articles and establishing itself as the supreme law of the country. This also divided the government into its three branches: the Executive Branch (the President), the Judicial Branch (the Supreme Court), and the Legislative Branch (the Senate and House of Representatives).


Tuesday, September 18, 1934

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Joshua Ferm
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Friday, September 15th, 2017
On Monday, September 11, 2017, a man by the name of Carlos Smith organized a group via Facebook to gather at Cloud Gate (more commonly known as “The Bean”) in Chicago's Millennium Park. The reason for his event is a bit stranger than one might expect. Smith wanted a group to scream “Me hoy minoy!” at the Bean as a tribute to the popular Nickelodeon cartoon "SpongeBob SquarePants." “Why?” was a frequent question asked to Smith in the minutes leading up to 8:00 p.m., the time at which the screaming was scheduled to start.
By: 
Joshua Ferm
Date: 
Friday, September 15th, 2017

Avalon Hill released "Betrayal at House on the Hill" in 2004, and later that year it won awards for best board game. In "Betrayal," players begin exploring a haunted mansion using their character’s “Speed” and discover new room tiles. While exploring the rooms, players discover event cards that will reveal hidden passages, Civil War ghosts, howling winds, and much more. Along with event cards, players can find items that will help them defeat enemies and omen cards.

By: 
Joshua Ferm
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Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Sitting at 4.2 stars on Goodreads at the time of writing is Adam Silvera’s "History Is All You Left Me," and it is quickly becoming a well-known book in the LGBTQ+ community, for good reason. The book portrays the love and loss of main character Griffin and his (ex)boyfriend Theo. Taking place in two different time periods (2014 and 2016), the book investigates the history of Griffin and Theo’s relationship (2014) and the aftermath of Theo’s death (2016).

By: 
Joshua Ferm
Date: 
Friday, September 8th, 2017

Monday, September 10, 1973

Early in the morning, two bombs exploded at the King’s Cross and Euston tube stations. Fifty minutes apart, the explosions injured around thirteen people, but no one was killed. Scotland Yard immediately began searching for the teenage suspect.


Tuesday, September 11, 2001

By: 
Joshua Ferm
Date: 
Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
Recently I purchased The Red Dragon Inn made by SlugFest Games. This game is made for two to four people, though expansion packs that can be added to increase the player number. The game comes with four characters: Gerki the Sneak, Deirdre the Priestess, Fiona the Volatile, and Zot the Wizard (and his rabbit Pooky).
By: 
Joshua Ferm
Date: 
Saturday, August 26th, 2017

August 27, 1950

After two months of planning, the first television broadcast over a body of water was transmitted from Calais, France across the English Channel to Great Britain. The British Broadcasting Channel (BBC) televised a procession with torches, dances, and fireworks.


August 28, 1963