“The power of Christ compels you!” – and the power of BTS, Kanye West, and Taylor Swift

EDITOR’S NOTE: In addition to ThisDayinQuotes.com, I write the QuoteCounterquote.com blog. That one is also about quotations, but has a different format. ThisDayinQuotes.com focuses on the origins and context of famous quotations. QuoteCounterquote.com uses a famous quote as a starting point, then lists some of what I think are funny, witty, or thoughtful variations on … Read more

How August 26 became “Women’s Equality Day”

Each year since 1973, August 26th has been officially recognized as “Women’s Equality Day.” It’s a commemoration of the final approval of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. That amendment, which guaranteed women the right to vote in all local, state and national elections, says: “The right of citizens of the United States to … Read more

“Turn off your mind, relax and float downstream…”

On August 8, 1966, Capitol Records released the Beatles album Revolver in the United States. (In the UK, the LP was released by Parlophone on August 5.) Revolver became an immediate chart-topper and is now widely considered to be one of the greatest albums in music history. It includes several especially famous and popular Beatle … Read more