Birth of the Blues

By | Sep 28, 2015

During the early part of the 20th Century it was sheet music that was the way that music was purchased. On September 28, 1912, W.C Handy’s The Memphis Blues sheet music went on sale in department stores. It was a huge success selling the first thousand copies in three days. But W.C Handy did not […]

Famous Yogiisms – Quotes of Yogi Berra

By | Sep 23, 2015

Note: Yogi Berra passed away on September 22, 2015 at the age of 90. Yogi Berra is one of the best catchers to play the game of baseball. During his career he won the American League Most Valuable player three times and with the New York Yankees appeared in fourteen World Series winning ten. After […]

Birth of the Titanic

By | Sep 20, 2015

On March 31, 1909 at the shipyards of Harlan and Wolff, in Belfast Ireland, the keel of the Titanic was laid. This can be considered the birth of the ship. Thomas Andrews, the managing director of Harland and Wolff, was the ship’s chief designer. He spend many hours with the ship, including going on its […]

A ‘Trial of the Century’

By | Sep 18, 2015

In 1935 it was termed the ‘trial of the century’ and lasted from the 2nd day of the New Year until a verdict was proclaimed on February 13th. It was on that date that German carpenter Bruno Hauptmann was found guilty of the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh’s young son. The media proclaimed ‘crime […]

James Cash Penney

By | Sep 16, 2015

Nearly everyone knows of the store J.C Penney. The first store was opened in 1902 in Kemmerer, Wyoming. The owners were Guy Johnson, Thomas Callahan and James Cash Penney, or J.C. Penney. By 1907 two more stores had been opened. Johnson and Callahan decided they wanted to dissolve the partnership leaving Penney as lone owner. […]

Signal Hill

By | Sep 15, 2015

Today when Signal Hill is mentioned one usually thinks of a hill where TV or Radio stations have their transmission towers. There is also a community of Signal Hill in California. In the mid 18th century Signal Hill is the location of the last North American Battle of the Seven Years War or as it […]

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