Writer’s Dreamtools includes Today in History, History by Decades, Collection of Lists, Slang Thesaurus, Clichés and Catch Phrases, and Humorous Quotations.

Compiled by writer/editor Larry Belling over 25 years, the historical databases and a section on web humor are free. Lists, Clichés, Slang and Quotes are offered on a one-time only subscription fee of $20 for individuals or $99 for small companies. These useful Writer's Tools enhance creativity, spark ideas and help fight writer's block.

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  On this day in history

The real mutiny on the Bounty began today in 1789 when a thirsty crew observed Captain Bligh feeding water to his pet plants. The League of Nations was founded. The first freefall parachute jump took place over Dayton, Ohio. Thor Heyerdahl sailed from Peru. "Hair" opened on Broadway and "A Chorus Line" finally closed. Charles de Gaulle resigned as President of France and Farouk ascended the throne of Egypt. Tycoon Dennis Tito became the first tourist in space paying $20 million to the Russians. Born today: James Monroe, Lionel Barrymore, Alistair MacLean, Antonio Salazar, Ann-Margaret and everybody's favorite, Saddam Hussein. Mussolini was shot to death by Italian Partisans. Also dead: Francis Bacon, Ed Begley Senior. And the ever popular Luisa Tetrazzini.
 
     
 
 
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A page for every day of the year lists all major events, famous people who were born or died, Saints' Days and holidays. More...   A cultural history by decades - people, events, factoids, fads, innovations, techno- logy, arts and fashions from the 1650s to now. More...   A collection of classic, well-written, humor pieces that have circulated via the web for years - the crème de la crème. More...
 
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A tool for journalists, adver- tising copywriters, headline writers, etc. with 18,000+ expressions and 1,700 key words. More...   More than 650 complete lists useful for writers - lists of names, people, places and things - animal, vegetable and mineral. More...
     
 
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