There She Is, Miss America

By | Dec 30, 2008

The man who is probably best known for singing There She Is, Miss America was born on December 30, 1914. Bertram Jacobson, or as he’s better know Bert Parks, was born on that day in Atlanta, Georgia. He was the host of the annual telecast of the Miss America contest from Atlantic City from 1955, […]

No Longer One of the Top 2

By | Dec 29, 2008

For the first time since its release in 1977 the film Star Wars also known as Star Wars: A New Hope does not end the year as either the Number 1 or Number 2 grossing movie of all time in America. The Dark Knight starring Heath Ledger (and Christian Bale as Batman) now stands at […]

Greening The Office

By | Dec 27, 2008

Follow The 3 R’s – Recycle, Reuse and Reduce Everything has a beginning and the simplest beginning to creating a greener office is to follow the 3 R’s. Some of the things that you can do is; Recycle toner cartridges and paper. (Shreadded paper can be recycled too). Use mugs and cups that display your […]

The Life of Roscoe Arbuckle

By | Dec 25, 2008

For Christmas I am reprinting one of the most popular articles of the past year. Hope everyone has a Very Merry Christmas and a Joyous and New Year. Roscoe Conkling Arbuckle was born on March 24, 1887 in Smith Center, Kansas, to Mollie and William Goodrich Arbuckle. His mother died in 1899 and his father […]

Washington Resigns

By | Dec 23, 2008

It was more than two years after the British defeat at Yorktown. The Treaty of Paris had been signed on September 3rd and the last British ship had departed New York on December 3rd when General George Washington journeyed to Maryland’s State Capital in Annapolis. Congress was meeting in the Maryland Senate Chamber when George […]

Strange and Weird

By | Dec 16, 2008

1) Author J.R.R Tolkien died on September 2, 1973. When you reverse; Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky, Seven for the Dwarf-Lords in their halls of stone, Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die, One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne, It’s 1973. 2) On Jun 28, 2000 Oregon’s Columbian newspaper […]

Top Songs of 1974

By | Dec 13, 2008

Billy Don’t Be a Hero was a big hit in Europe by the group that originally recorded it, Paper Lace. Bo Donalson and the Heywoods released it in the United States and reached the number 1 spot and the Number 6 Song of the year. Ironically the song by Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods didn’t […]

Santa Claus at the Movies

By | Dec 11, 2008

Silent Santa’s: SANTA CLAUS AND THE CHILDREN (1898) SANTA CLAUS (1899) SANTA CLAUS FILLING STOCKINGS (1897) SANTA CLAUS’ VISIT (1900) WAITING FOR SANTA CLAUS (1901) AN UNEXPECTED SANTA CLAUS (1908) A TRAP FOR SANTA CLAUS (1909) THE ADVENTURE OF THE WRONG SANTA CLAUS (1914) SANTA CLAUS VS. CUPID (1915) THE DETECTIVE’S SANTA CLAUS (1924) SANTA […]

Pan Am Flight 214

By | Dec 8, 2008

Pam Am flight 214, a Boeing 707-121, took off from Luis Munoz Marin International Airport at 4:10 p.m. EST on December 8, 1963 for a flight to Philadelphia Philadelphia. The 73 passengers and 8 crew on board had no idea that they would go down in history. The airplane was built in 1958 and was […]

Christmas Music of 1958

By | Dec 6, 2008

1958 introduced many Christmas songs that we now consider classics. The thirteen year old Brenda Lee first released Rockin’ ’round the Christmas Tree in 1958, although it didn’t really become a big christmas hit until the 1960s. Johnny Marks, famous for Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer also wrote Rockin’ ’round the Christmas Tree as well as […]

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