10 Million Millionaires

By | Jun 26, 2008

I was just reading that there are now over 10 million millionaires in the world. A millionaire is defined as a person who has a net worth of over million dollars, not including the equity of that person’s principal residence. One in three of these millionaires live in America with India, China and Brazil having […]

Chesapeake City and Canal Day

By | Jun 25, 2008

If the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal had not been built during the early part of the 19th Century, more than likely the town of Chesapeake City may not exist. It was at a location originally called Bohemia Village, that two locks were established to allow vessels to pass through the different water levels. As the […]

West Virginia

By | Jun 20, 2008

June 20th is celebrated as West Virginia Day in West Virginia. It was on that day in 1863 that the State of West Virginia, during the Civil War, broke away from Virginia and was admitted in the the Union becoming the 35th United State. Soon Virginia voted to secede from the union on April 17, […]

Maryland’s Eastern Shore

By | Jun 18, 2008

A little more than a third of Maryland’s land area is located in the nine counties that makes up the Maryland portion of Delmarva. In the 2004 census the population of the area was nearly 491 thousand. This is only about 8% of Maryland total population. Maryland was named in the honor of Henriette Maria, […]

The Musical – In The Heights

By | Jun 16, 2008

It stems back to my senior year in High School. I needed to select one final class in my schedule. I decided to take a Drama Class and from there I’ve always had a fondness for the theater and like many others Broadway. I watched, along with many other theater lovers the Tony Award. But […]

Broadway’s Tony Awards

By | Jun 15, 2008

The American Theatre Wing established an award to celebrate excellence in the theatre. The award was named for Antoinette Perry, an actress, director producer and the wartime leader of the American Theatre Wing who had passed away. The first awards were held on Easter Sunday April 6, 1947. Eleven awards were presented in seven categories. […]

Top Songs of 1975

By | Jun 14, 2008

While I was watching my son’s high school graduation I thought back on mine many years ago in 1976. Since graduation is at mid year, many of the songs of my prom and graduation were songs of 1975. The 6th biggest Billboard song of 1975 was Glen Campbell and the Rhinestone Cowboy. At number 5 […]

Civil Rights Leader Medgar Evers

By | Jun 12, 2008

Forty-Five years ago on June 12, 1963, civil rights activist and NAACP leader Medgar Evers was on his way to his home in Jackson Mississippi when he was struck down by an assassin’s bullet. Earlier in the day, President John F. Kennedy had delivered a speech supporting civil rights on national television. Evers was born […]

Lewes Delaware

By | Jun 11, 2008

Lewes is located on the Atlantic Ocean and is pronounced ‘Lewis’. The Dutch settlement of Hoerekil was founded in 1631, near Lewes and was one of the first settlements of Delaware. In fact it’s because of this settlement that Delaware is not part of Maryland. When Cæcilius Calvert was given the grant for Maryland in […]

Accidential Celebrity

By | Jun 7, 2008

Frank Purdue Frank Purdue was a chicken farmer from the eastern shore of Maryland town of Salisbury. In 1971 in an effort to spread word of his chicken into the New York area he was convinced by his advertising company to be the spoke person for his company. Orville Redenbacher Redenbacher spent his early life […]

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