Lillian Gish

By | Feb 27, 2008

When Lillian Gish died on February 27, 1993, at the age of 99, the world lost a great actress. She was born in Springfield, Ohio on October 14, 1893 with the birth name of Lillian Diana de Guiche. Miss Gish’s career started on the stage when she was just six years old. She had a […]

And These Were Also Winners

By | Feb 25, 2008

On the day after the Oscars are presented, everyone knows who won the big awards. But those small, but just as important awards should also be talked about. So here we go: Achievement in Art Direction: Shouldn’t be too much of a surprise it went to Sweeney Todd:The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Art Direction: […]

The Affairs of Presidents

By | Feb 22, 2008

Over the course of United States history there has been rumors and even documented evidence that presidents are people. And they have at times taken a lover who was not their wife. The latest has been with the report that John McCain may have had one, but there’s no doubt that Bill Clinton was not […]

Presidential Succession

By | Feb 21, 2008

The United States Constitution in Article II, Section 1, Clause 6 gave Congress the right to determine who would become President in the case that both the President and Vice-President was unable to complete the term. On February 21, 1792 Congress passed the first Presidential Succession Act. This Act determined that the next officials in […]

Pierre Boulle’s “Bridge Over the River Kwai”

By | Feb 20, 2008

During the 2nd World War Pierre Boulle, who later would write the original novels from which The Bridge Over the River Kwai and Planet of the Apes were based, served as a secret agent helping the French Resistance in China, Burma and French Indochina. In 1943 he was captured and stationed at a force labor […]

Early Stars in Playboy

By | Feb 18, 2008

It’s not that unusual to find a celebrity appearing on the cover or on the pages of Playboy magazine. Some have seen it and used it as a stepping stone in their career. But that has not always been the case. In the early days of the magazine it was rare to find a celebrity. […]

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Abraham Lincoln

By | Feb 12, 2008

Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, in Hodgenville, Hardin County, Kentucky. His father, Thomas, was a Kentucky frontiersman, his mother Nancy, died when he was ten. Lincoln was in his 30’s when he married Mary Todd on November 4, 1842. It was a long courtship. Each of their four children were boys. Only […]

The First Sit-down Strike

By | Feb 11, 2008

Early in the morning of February 11, 1937, the men who on December 30th began a sit-down strike at General Motors Fisher Body Plant No. 1 in Flint, Michigan learned that their strike was over and they had won. The United Auto Workers (UAW) was only a little over a year old. They were founded […]

Grammy’s Album of the Year

By | Feb 10, 2008

The Grammy’s will be giving their annual awards this year for the 50th time. One of the top awards given is for Album of the Year. I’m not sure which of this year’s nominees will win, but the Album of the Year in those award year ending in a zero has shown to be a […]

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