The Chevy Corvette

By | Jun 30, 2013

In many ways June 30th is the birthday of what many men think as their Dream Car. It was on that day in 1953 when the first Corvette rolled off of the assembly line at the Flint Michigan Chevrolet Plant 39. In this production year only 300 Corvettes were built. The first two Corvettes off […]

The Broadway Tradition

By | Jun 28, 2013

The first American Theatre Wing award to celebrate excellence in the theatre was held on Easter Sunday April 6, 1947. Eleven awards were presented in seven categories. There are presently 25 categories of awards, plus several special awards. The award was named for Antoinette Perry, an actress, director producer and the wartime leader of the […]

Lewis And Clark Expedition

By | Jun 20, 2013

Beginning in 1801 the United States began an effort to bring New Orleans, which had just changed hands from Spanish to French rule, into the United States. After nearly 2 years of negotiation the United States, who had been prepared to pay 10 Million dollars to the cash starved French discovered that the entire region […]

Juneteenth

By | Jun 19, 2013

Juneteenth or June 19th is the date that many celebrate as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day. June 19, 1865 was the day Union General Gordon Granger and 2,000 federal troops arrived on Galveston Island, Texas to take possession of the state and enforce the emancipation of its slaves. The holiday had it starts in Galveston […]

The Long and Winding Road

By | Jun 13, 2013

On June 13, 1970 the Long and Winding Road by the Beatles hit number one of the Billboard Charts. It was their last Number One. The single stayed at the top spot for two weeks. The song was credited to the writing team of Lennon/McCartney, but it was nearly completely Paul McCartney’s song. The version […]

The Baseball Hall of Fame

By | Jun 12, 2013

It was on June 12, 1939 that the Baseball Hall of Fame opened in Cooperstown, New York. Why Cooperstown? At the time it was thought that Cooperstown was the birthplace of Baseball with Abner Doubleday inventing the game. Using this claim hotel owner Stephen Carlton Clark opened the Hall as a way to bring tourists […]

Have You Read: John D. MacDonald

By | Jun 11, 2013

I was walking through a book store the other day (yes a real store where they sell books) and came across new editions of the Travis McGee series by John D. MacDonald. John D. MacDonald was one of the most prolific writers during the decades of the 50s, 60s, 70s and into the 80s. I […]

Happy Birthday Miss Gumm

By | Jun 10, 2013

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 […]

The Streak Begins

By | Jun 1, 2013

One June 1, 1925 a young ball player for the New York Yankees pinch-hit for shortstop Pee Wee Wanninger. Little did anyone know, especially Lou Gehrig, that he would play in 2130 consecutive games before a disease that would carry his name would cause him to sit down. It’s always thought that he played his […]

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