Rex Stout

By | Oct 27, 2011

Rex Todhunter Stout was born on December 1, 1886, the sixth of nine children of John and Lucetta Stout. He was raised in Kansas and as a youth was considered a child prodigy in arithmetic. In 1916 he invented a school banking system, a system for keeping track of the money school children saved in […]

1903 World Series – Boston Wins over the Pirates

By | Oct 13, 2011

In 1903 Baseball’s American League was just two years old, but they were popular enough that it was decided that the champion of each league would play a series of nine games for the national championship. The series began on October 1st with the last game held on October 13th. The Pittsburgh Pirates led by […]

Did You Know – Letters, Numbers and Such

By | Oct 9, 2011

The symbol # commonly called the Number Sign is called an octothorpe. The dot over the letter ‘i’ is called a tittle. The ampersand (&) is actually a stylized version of the Latin word “et,” meaning and. The only capital letter in the Roman alphabet with exactly one endpoint is P. The letters H I […]

The Great Stone Face

By | Oct 4, 2011

During the 1920’s Buster Keaton was one of the greatest, if not the greatest, comic actor-directors of the end of the Silent Film Era. Roger Ebert has even called him the “greatest actor-director in the history of the movies”. Keaton’s films during this decade, such as The General or The Navigator, Steamboat Bill, Jr. or […]

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