Grammy Awards – Did You Know?

By | Jan 31, 2010

Elvis Presley was nominated for 14 Grammy’s. He won three times, all for gospel recordings. The Albums How Great Thou Art (1967), and He Touched Me (1972) and his live Memphis concert recording of the song How Great Thou Art (1974). In 1971 at the age of 36 he was also given the Lifetime Achievement […]

Died in Space

By | Jan 27, 2010

The American Space mission that is known as Apollo 1 ended tragically with the death of three men; Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee. During a test and training exercise a fire ignited in the command module on top a Saturn IB rocket. Without an escape hatch on the capsule the three men never […]

Facts Relating to Coffee

By | Jan 26, 2010

Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the United States with an average American adult estimated to consumes 26.7 gallons of coffee per year. Even with this it is only 20% of the world’s consumption. After petroleum, coffee is the second largest commodity in the world. With the exception of Hawaii, no coffee […]

40 Years Gone

By | Jan 25, 2010

Here we are coming to the close of the first month of 2010 and for some odd reason I just realized that the 1960s are now all 40 years gone. To some the 1960s was a golden age, to others it’s little more than history. To me it was my childhood. But it was only […]

The Rock Hall

By | Jan 23, 2010

The first Rock and Roll induction occurred on January 23, 1986. The first group inducted were Performers: Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Fats Domino, James Brown, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke and the Everly Brothers. Early Influence: Jimmie Rodgers, Jimmy Yancey and Robert Johnson. Non-Performer: Alan Freed and Sam Phillips. […]

Burns and Allen

By | Jan 21, 2010

George Burns and Gracie Allen began in Vaudeville in the 1920s. They first met in 1922, but didn’t marry until 1927. At first it was George Burns who was the comic, but after having Gracie’s straight lines get more laughs, he became the straight man to her. From Vaudeville they did radio. After a few […]

The Black Dahlia

By | Jan 15, 2010

When Elizabeth Short left San Diego for Los Angeles on January 9, 1947 she was simply a 22 year old aspiring actress. On that day she hitched a ride to LA with salesman Robert Manley. He dropped her off at the Bilmore Hotel at around 6:30 PM. A few hours later she was seen leaving […]

From Good to Bad

By | Jan 14, 2010

If the Revolutionary War had ended a couple of years earlier, the war’s biggest traitor would have been a national hero. Benedict Arnold was involved as an American Military leader in the capture of Fort Ticonderoga in 1775 and the Battles of Saratoga in 1777. But things changed after he was injured at the Battle […]

Alice Paul

By | Jan 11, 2010

The United States was formed with the help of many women, such as Abigail Adams and Martha Washington along many others. During the 18th century there were others that helped keep the nation growing. Dolly Madison and even Annie Oakley and Calamity Jane. It wasn’t until the early part of the 20th century and the […]

Utah

By | Jan 4, 2010

On January 4, 1896 Utah was admitted as the 45th State of the United States. This was after its seventh attempt. The first was in 1849. The lands of Utah is thought to have been inhabited by man for 12,000 years, but it wasn’t until around 1776 that the first Spanish explorers arrived. Next came […]

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