Making a Point During War

By | Jun 28, 2011

June 28, 1776. Continental Congress was still nearly a week away from declaring the colonies independence from England. The Declaration of Independence wouldn’t be read in congress for two days. George Washington as Commander-in-chief felt that it was important to show those in his command that treason within his ranks would not be tolerated. In […]

She Knows No Secrets, But Has One

By | Jun 25, 2011

Carly Simon’s third album, it is also one of her most popular, has the title No Secrets. The album also has You’re So Vain a song that has a big secret. Who is so vain and may think the song is about him? Carly Simon was born on June 25, 1945. She was born into […]

Challenger’s Firsts

By | Jun 24, 2011

Many may remember the Space Shuttle Challenger as being the first shuttle to be destroyed, when it exploded 1 minute 13 seconds into its flight on January 28, 1986. Francis R. (Dick) Scobee, Commander, Michael J. Smith, pilot, mission specialist Judith A. Resnik, Ellison S. Onizuka and Ronald McNair, payload specialist Gregory B. Jarvis and […]

The Six Three Stooges

By | Jun 19, 2011

Moe Howard Moe was the leader of the Three Stooges. He was born Moses Harry Horwitz on June 19, 1897 and died May 4, 1975. Shemp Howard Moe’s older brother, Samuel Horwitz born March 4, 1895, was one of the original stooges of Ted Healy. Shortly after they arrived in Hollywood he left the stooges, […]

A House Divided

By | Jun 16, 2011

One of Abraham Lincoln’s best known speech came not when he was President, but two years before the 1860 election on June 16, 1858. During his campaign for US Senator for Illinois he delivered what is known as the House Divided Speech. A house divided against itself cannot stand.” I believe this government cannot endure, […]

Frances Ethel Gumm – The Early Years

By | Jun 10, 2011

On June 10, 1922, the youngest child of former vaudevillians Frank Gumm and Ethel Milne was born in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Frances Ethel Gumm, also called Baby, had her first stage performance at the age of two and a half when she appeared with her sisters Mary Jane and Dorothy Virginia singing Jiggle Bells at […]

Woodrow Wilson – President of Princeton University

By | Jun 9, 2011

On June 9, 1902, Woodrow Wilson became the President of Princeton University. He would hold the post until 1910 when he decided to run for the post of Governor of New York. At the time he was a professor at the University having joined the faculty in 1890. Wilson is the only President to hold […]

The Apple II Computer

By | Jun 5, 2011

On June 5, 1977 the Apple II computer went on sale. The retail price for this early personal computer was $1298 for one with 4KB of Ram. A higher end one with 48 KB of RAM listed for $2638. This was without a video display. The Apple II was Apple’s second computerI. The Apple I […]

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