Thomasina Winifred Montgomery aka Tammi Terrell

By | Apr 29, 2012

Tammi Terrell died from a brain tumor in 1970 at the young age of 24 and with that the career of a R&B and soul singer ended. Had she not died she would probably be mentioned along with Diana Ross and Aretha Franklin as soul greats. Even though her career was short her duets with […]

Shores of Tripoli

By | Apr 27, 2012

A line in the Marine Corp. Hymn goes; “From the Halls of Montezuma, To the shores of Tripoli” The shores of Tripoli refer to the Battle of Derne which occurred on April 27, 1805 as part of the First Barbary War. An attachment of Marines under the command of Lieutenant Presley O’Bannon lead an attack […]

Rudolf Hess

By | Apr 26, 2012

Rudolf Hess, born April 26, 1894, can be considered one of Adolf Hitler’s many henchmen. In the early days of the Nazi Party as one of Hitler’s deputies he rose to the ranks of third in the German leadership behind Hitler and Hermann Göring. On May 10, 1941 he left Germany suddenly for Scotland. His […]

The Red Baron

By | Apr 25, 2012

He was only 25 when he died on April 25, 1918, but Manfred von Richthofen also known as the Red Baron was a flying ace and a deadly combat pilot for Germany during World War I. he was also know as “le Diable Rouge” (“Red Devil”) or “Le Petit Rouge” (“Little Red”) in French, and […]

Hershey: The Man and His Park

By | Apr 24, 2012

In 1903 Milton Hershey broke ground for his chocolate factory on a 1200 acre parcel of ground located in the cornfields of Pennsylvania about 10 miles from Harrisburg. Around his factory he also planned a town. The town now bares his name, Hershey. Hershey planned more than just a place to live and work for […]

Emancipation Day

By | Apr 16, 2012

On April 16, 1862 President Abraham Lincoln signed the Compensated Emancipation Act for the District of Columbia. The act emancipated slaves in Washington DC. $1 million was set aside to give Union slaveholder up to $300 for their freed slave. This was nearly nine months before the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. This is the […]

Titanic

By | Apr 14, 2012

On the night of April 14, 1912, the RMS Titantic, a ship considered virtually unsinkable was struck by an Iceberg and sank. The ship carried the minimum number of lifeboats which could only carry about 1000 people. In 1898, the novel ‘Futility’ written by Morgan Robertson was published. It’s a story about a giant ship, […]

Songs Heard on the Titanic

By | Apr 12, 2012

After the Titanic stuck the iceberg and panic was all abound the band lead by Wallace H. Hartley played as the ship was sinking. The other member of the band were Fred Clarke, P.C. Taylor, G. Krins, Theodore Brailey, Jock Hume, J.W. Woodward and Roger Bricoux. Here are a few of the songs that may […]

No Parole for Charlie

By | Apr 12, 2012

Once again on April 11, 2012, Charles Manson was denied parole by the State of California for his involvement of the 1969 murders of actress Sharon Tate and six other people during a bloody rampage in the Los Angeles area. Manson did not attend his parole hearing. It was the 12th time he has not […]

William and Mary

By | Apr 11, 2012

William and his wife, as well as first cousin, Mary had their Coronation as co-rulers of the Kingdom of England on April 11, 1689. They ruled together until her death on December 28, 1694. William Henry of Orange was born in The Hague in the Dutch Republic on November 14, 1650. He was the only […]

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