Woodrow Wilson – He Had a Few Presidential Firsts

By | Dec 28, 2010

Woodrow Wilson, the 28th President of the United States was born on December 28, 1856. He was born in Staunton, Virginia, near the location of The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library . http://www.woodrowwilson.org/ Wilson is the only President to hold a doctoral degree having received his Ph.D in Political Science from Johns Hopkins University in 1886. […]

Mama Don’t Take – Kodak Did

By | Dec 27, 2010

It was the summer of 1973 when Paul Simon begged ‘Mama, don’t take my Kodachrome away’. Mama has finally taken it away. Mama is Kodak and they have discontinued Kodachrome film. Kodak first introduced the film, which was the first successfully mass-marketed color still film using a subtractive method, in 1935. Since it required a […]

Top Songs of 1970

By | Dec 23, 2010

When the 1960’s ended and the 70’s began I wasn’t really listening too much to music. But when The Partridge Family debuted on ABC Television I was really exposed to music. Call it bubble gum rock, but the number 6 song I Think I Love You by The Partridge Family was top on my list. […]

Pan Am Flight 214 – Update

By | Dec 22, 2010

A little over 2 years ago on the 45th Anniversary of the crash of Pan Am Flight 214 outside of the small Maryland community of Elkton, 6 Things to Considered published 6 paragraphs about the accident. There has been a number of comments on the post, a few by people who were directly impacted by […]

Men on the Moon

By | Dec 11, 2010

On May 25, 1961 in a speech to the joint Congress, John F. Kennedy uttered these words, “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth.” At the time that he spoke these […]

Edison’s Phonograph

By | Dec 6, 2010

The United States Patent Office on February 19, 1878 issued to Thomas Edison patent #200,521 for the phonograph. Edison’s was working on two other inventions when he discovered that sound could make an indentation onto paper. He changed the paper to a tin foil wrap cylinder and found that the machine he designed would replay […]

The Burger Has a King

By | Dec 4, 2010

James McLamore and David Edgerton opened Insta Burger King in a suburb of Miami, Florida on December 4, 1954. The idea was loosely based on the concept developed by Dick and Mac McDonald in San Bernardino, California, the original McDonalds. By the end of the 1950s they had opened 5 regional stores and they decided […]

When giving an office gift

By | Dec 2, 2010

Know the reason for giving a gift. It shouldn’t be thought of as something that you are required to do, but as giving to someone who has helped and supported you throughout the year. Even if the office has a secret Santa policy, you can give a gift to someone you appreciate. But you may […]

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