Died Before Their Time

By | Sep 30, 2011

Rudolph Valentino was one of the most popular stars of Silent Films in the 1920’s. When he died at the age of 31 in 1926, it is estimated that 100,000 people attended his funeral in New York. His image as the Latin Lover has lasted for decades. When Amelia Earhart disappeared over the Pacific Ocean […]

The First to Die

By | Sep 24, 2011

On September 24, 2009 at 11:46 PM PT Susan Atkins breathed her last breath. She had been the longest serving woman in the California prison system and one of the people that were convicted along with Charles Manson for gruesome murders that occurred in the Summer of 1969. She was the first of those convicted […]

Republic of West Florida

By | Sep 23, 2011

On October 27, 1810 President James Madison declared parts of the region known as West Florida as part of the United States. His reason for the annexation was he claimed it was part of the Louisiana Purchase. This ended the 90-day existence of the Republic of West Florida. Beginning in the 17th century through 1763 […]

Stars Wars

By | Sep 15, 2011

Episode I: The Phantom Menace This is the beginning of the story, but the 4th of the movies produced. It tells the story of the discovery of Anakin Skywalker, the Chosen One and foresees the beginning of the end of the old Republic and the Jedi Order. Wisdom quote: Yoda: “Fear leads to anger; anger […]

September 11

By | Sep 11, 2011

September 11, 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and on the Pentagon outside of DC.  It is the first anniversary that will be on the same day of the week (Tuesday) as the attack.   In total 2974 people were killed in the attack.  September […]

Gunsmoke – From Radio to Television

By | Sep 10, 2011

It was on September 10, 1955 that the radio show Gunsmoke began its television run. The Radio series voiced by William Conrad as Marshall Matt Dillion began on April 26, 1952 and would remain on CBS radio until June 18, 1961. From the TV premier until the last radio broadcast the program would be on […]

Did You Know – Early American History

By | Sep 8, 2011

If you are a regular reader you do. St. Augustine Florida is the oldest continuous settlement in the United States. It was originally a Spanish settlement as well as its oldest port. St. Augustine was founded by Pedro Menéndez de Avilés on September 8, 1565. The first English child born in America was Virgina Dare […]

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