About Johns Hopkins

By | May 19, 2011

Johns Hopkins (May 19, 1795 – December 24, 1873) left $7 million in his 1867 incorporation papers and 1873 will for the foundation of a university and Hospital. The equivalent is over $131 million in the year 2006 dollars. The peculiar first name of Johns Hopkins came from the surname of his great-grandmother, Margaret Johns. […]

USO

By | May 6, 2011

The United Service Organizations, the USO, was chartered on February 4, 1941. General George C Marshall suggested the idea in 1940. The armed forces were growing even before the US entered World War II and he felt that there was a need for recreation for on-leave members. The USO, Inc., was organized by representatives of […]

Shots Fired – 4 Dead in Ohio

By | May 4, 2011

At 12:22 on Monday May 4, 1970, 29 members of a group of 77 National Guard troops from A Company and Troop G fired shots towards a group of students at Kent State. 13 seconds and about 67 shots later it ended. Some shots were in the air as warnings, others to induce injury and […]

The Barrymore Family

By | May 2, 2011

Georgiana Drew (July 11, 1856 – July 2, 1893) She was the daughter of actors John Drew and Louisa Lane Drew. She made her theatrical debut in 1872, in the play The Ladies’ Rattle. She acted in many Broadway’s hits, like As You Like It and Pique. In 1876 she married Herbert Arthur Chamberlayne Blyth, […]

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