Haunted locations in the United States

By | Oct 31, 2007

1. US Route 66, traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles was one of the first US highways. Along the route are many areas of haunting. One of these are in Albuquerque New Mexico at the Albuquerque Press Club. Staff and visitors often hear sounds of hi-heeled shoes. At times the piano will play by itself. […]

Horror Films of the Silent Era

By | Oct 30, 2007

6) Frankenstein (1910). Perhaps the first Horror film. The 16 minute film was made at Edison Studios directed by J. Searle Dawley with Charles Ogle as the Monster. 5) Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923). The Victor Hugo classic starred Lon Chaney as Quasimodo with Wallace Worsley as Director. 4) Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1920). […]

About the Boston Red Sox

By | Oct 21, 2007

The Boston Red Sox began as one of the American League’s charter franchise in 1901. One of the leaders of the team was Cy Young, who would win 33 games that first season. They would win the first American League pennant as well as winning the first World Series against the National League in 1903. […]

About the Colorado Rockies – Major League Baseball Team

By | Oct 19, 2007

The Colorado Rockies was one of two expansion teams that started play in 1993. Their first game was played at New York against the Mets, losing the game 3-0. Four days later they open in Denver to a record setting 80,227 fans. Two years after playing their first game they had a season that placed […]

Company Names – What Does That Mean? R-W

By | Oct 18, 2007

1. RSA Security – Are the first letters of the family names of its founders Ronald Rivest, Adi Shamir and Len Adleman. 2. Sprint – From the parent company, Southern Pacific Railroad INTernal Communications. At the time, pipelines and railroad tracks were the cheapest place to lay communications lines, as the right-of-way was already leased […]

Company Names – What Does That Mean? L-Q

By | Oct 17, 2007

1. LG – From the combination of two Korean brands, Lucky and Goldstar. 2. MGM – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Film studio formed with the merger of three companies: Metro Picture Corporation, Goldwyn Pictures Corporation, and Louis B. Mayer Pictures. Ironically Goldwyn Picture Corporation was named after the last names of Samuel Goldfish, and Edgar and Archibald Selwyn. […]

Silent Film Stars that Made it in Talkies

By | Oct 16, 2007

Gilbert Roland Roland began his silent film career in 1925 and worked with such stars as Clara Bow and Norma Talmadge. He had no problems changing over to sound pictures. His voice was strong and clear even though he did have an accent. He acted in movies until 1982. Fay Wray Wray began working in […]

Company Names – What Does That Mean? F-K

By | Oct 11, 2007

1. Fiat – An acronym of Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino (Italian Factory of Cars of Turin) 2. Genentech – From Genetic Engineering Technology. 3. Hasbro – The company was founded by Henry and Helal Hassenfeld, the Hassenfeld Brothers. 4. IKEA – The name is a composite of the first letters in the Swedish founder Ingvar […]

Company Names – What Does That Mean? #-E

By | Oct 10, 2007

1)   3M – The original name of the company was Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company. 2)   AT&T – Original name was the American Telephone and Telegraph Corporation.  The name was officially changed AT&T in the 1990s. 3.   BASF – from Badische Anilin und Soda Fabriken. Anilin and Soda were the first products. Badisch […]

They Would Have Been 100 in 2007

By | Oct 9, 2007

John Wayne Born on May 26. Wayne was born Marion Robert Morrison and was one of the most famous stars of American movies. His began his career in silent movies in the 1920s becoming a major star at the end of the 1930’s remaining one to his death on June 11, 1979. Barbara Standwyck Born […]

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