Elvis is Back

By | Jun 29, 2010

In the fall of 1968 The Singer Sewing Machine Company developed plans to sponsor a Christmas Season Special for Elvis Presley. The show ended up not being a Christmas Special, but a special featuring Elvis as a singer. The show aired on NBC TV on December 3, 1968. Now this special is called the Elvis’ […]

Do Not Call

By | Jun 27, 2010

It was on June 27, 2003 that the Federal Trade Commission began allowing consumers the chance to register their telephone number on the “Do Not Call List”. Even though at the time when the list began, the numbers placed on the list would be taken off of the list after five years requiring reentry, Do-Not-Call […]

Strange Facts – Automobiles

By | Jun 24, 2010

David Buick, who started Buick Motors was originally a plumber. He invented a process where porcelain could be annealed onto iron, which made possible the production of the white porcelain bathtub. The first automobile race ever seen in the United States was held in Chicago in 1895. The track ran from Chicago to Evanston. The […]

State of California

By | Jun 21, 2010

On September 9, 1850 California became the 31st state of the United States of America.  It was admitted as a Free State. The name California is believed to derived from  a paradise ruled by Queen Califia.  The Myth of Califia was first recorded in 1510.  It it thought that this myth helped to fuel the […]

The Beginning of Summer

By | Jun 21, 2010

Summer is one of the four seasons. One common beginning of the season is the Summer Solstice. The Summer Solstice is an astronomical event that happens twice each year. It’s when the tilt of the Earth axis, North or South, is most inclined towards the sun. But this should be considered the middle of the […]

San Francisco Songs

By | Jun 18, 2010

Golden Gate Written by Al Jolson, Dave Dreyer, Joseph Meyer & Billy Rose and recorded 1928 Rose and Dreyer. San Francisco This song was introduced in the 1936 movie San Francisco. The motion picture’s title song was written by Bronislaw Kaper and Walter Jurman, with lyrics by Gus Kahn. I Left My Heart in San […]

A Keystone Girl

By | Jun 17, 2010

One of the many silent film stars who appeared in films made by Mack Sennett and Keystone Pictures was Louise Fazenda. Fazenda was born in Lafayette Indiana on June 17, 1895 to a merchant broker named Joseph Fazenda. He moved his family to Los Angeles when she was a young girl. Louise Fazenda got her […]

Evers is Killed

By | Jun 12, 2010

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 on July 2, […]

The Committee is Formed

By | Jun 11, 2010

  How much do you actually know about what happened on and around July 4, 1776? We all know that July 4th is the birthday of the United States, but is it really.Events that lead up to the birth of the United States started with a Resolution by Richard Henry Lee, a representative to the […]

Quick Amendments

By | Jun 8, 2010

It didn’t take long for Congress to start debate on Amendments to the United States Constitution. Congress first convened on March 4, 1789 and on June 8th of the same year James Madison read his thoughts regarding a Bill of Rights. During the course of debates though the ratification process of the Constitution many states […]

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