On this day, May 6th…
1877, Chief Crazy Horse of the Oglala Sioux Indian tribe surrenders to U.S. Troops in Nebraska. He lived a very interested life before meeting a questionable demise in a Nebraska while trying to imprison him. Read more about him here—> Chief Crazy Horse
1889, the Eiffel Tower is officially opened in Paris to the public, it was built as an entrance way to the 1889 World’s Fair. The Eiffel Tower is the most-visited paid monument in the world. I went there on a school trip in high school, I only went to the second level because the elevator wasn’t running, even from there the view was amazing.
1937, The German zeppelin Hindenberg catches fire and crashes in Lakehurst, New Jersey. The huge vessel was destroyed in one minute, 36 people died. I’ve attached a video of the event below.
1954, Roger Bannister became the first person to run the mile in under four minutes. Hicham El Guerrouj is the current men’s record holder with his time of 3:43.13.
1998, then 20 year-old Kerry Wood, of the Chicago Cubs, strikes out 20 batters in a nine inning game to tie Roger Clemens MLB record. Speaking of MLB, don’t forget to come see Doc Gooden, Jose Canseco, and more MLB legends at the Legends Night Super Show on this Thursday, May 8th at 6:30 pm at the Palace Theater. Hit this link to get your tickets—->Legends Night
If you are a baseball fan then you are not going to want to miss this event! The Stafford Little League presents Legends Night Super Show featuring Jose Canseco, Dwight “Doc” Gooden, Bill “Spaceman” Lee, Dennis “Oil Can” Boyd, and John Tudor. Doc Gooden was a former Rookie of the Year and Cy Young award winner! Listen to Jose Canseco talk about the steroid era in baseball and his controversial book where he exposes himself and others. It’s guaranteed to be a great evening.
It all takes place right here in Stafford Springs at 6:30pm on Thursday May 8, 2014 at the Palace Theater on Main St. The donation is $40 per person with all proceeds to benefit the Stafford Little League. Included in the donation you will receive dinner, 8 x 10 photo of each player, and question and answer session with the players. There will also be an autograph session(fee separate), raffles, and an auction. These events are always a great time.
If you haven’t been to the Palace Theater yet then this is a perfect opportunity to check it out. David Bacchiochi has done a great job fixing it up, check out their webpage to see what other shows are coming up –> Palace Theater. Below I’ve attached a video we made a year ago during a show down there, watch it. To purchase tickets to the show you can goto to ticketfly.com, the Palace Theater box office, or call (860)933-0425. See you there!
The Stafford Palace Theater
A few Fridays ago, Mallery and I, from the Kate & Kurt show, were invited to The Stafford Palace Theater in beautiful and revitalized downtown Stafford Springs. We took in a show and talked to theater manager Nick Zemek. Check out the video below of our interview with Nick and reaction from some locals about the Dr. Dirty comedy show that we saw that night. It was hilarious but we can’t show any footage because Dr. Dirty’s (John Valby) material is a tad bit on the vulgar side.
The great part about the Palace is that they have an wide variety of shows. You can find something that you already enjoy or venture out to try new types of entertainment. They have have every type of music genre, magic, comedy, films, hypnotism, musicals, plays, burlesque, and much more. Here’s a list of some upcoming shows:
Tonight 1/31 grammy nominated Sixpence None the Richer
Tomorrow night 2/1 The Amazing Kreskin
2/7 Red Molly
2/23 Max Creek
3/2 Girls Night, The Musical two shows 5pm and 8pm
3/9 American Idol runner-up Crystal Bowersox
These just highlight a full slate of shows in February and March. For more info check out The Stafford Palace Theater at http://www.thestaffordpalacetheater.com/ or on Facebook by clicking this link —> Palace Theater. I’d like to thank David Bacchiochi for inviting us in and for bringing back a historic Stafford treasure.