Baltimore and Ohio Railroad

By | Feb 28, 2011

Originally published on February 28, 2008: It was on February 28, 1827 that the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad Company was incorporated in Maryland, A week later on March 8th the incorporation was confirmed by Virginia. By the 24th of April, the company’s first Board of Directors had been elected with Philip E. Thomas as […]

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Awards

By | Feb 19, 2011

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences were established in 1927. It was decided that they would create a ceremony to publicize and reward fourteen individuals and movies that were the best artistic examples of film making. The first award ceremony was in 1929 for the period August 1, 1927 to July 31, 1928. […]

PTA

By | Feb 17, 2011

In 1897 Alice McLellan Birney and Phoebe Apperson Hearst organized the first meeting of National Congress of Mothers. It was held February 17–19 in Washington DC. They were expecting about 200 people, 2000 attended. Birney was elected President with Apperson named First Vice President. The wife of Adlai E. Stevenson, Vice President of the United […]

Well! – It’s Jack Benny

By | Feb 14, 2011

While many may be writing about Valentine’s Day today, I decided to write about something a little different. February 14th is the Birthday of the comic Jack Benny, who was born Benjamin Kubelsky in 1894. Beginning at the age of six he began playing the violin, his parents had hopes that he would be a […]

About Abraham Lincoln

By | Feb 12, 2011

Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, in Hodgenville, Hardin County, Kentucky. His father, Thomas, was a Kentucky frontiersman, his mother Nancy, died when he was ten. He married Mary Todd after a long courtship on November 4, 1842. They had four boys, but only one lived to adulthood. On May 22, 1849 Lincoln […]

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