Remembering the Andrews Sisters

By | Jan 30, 2017

With the death of Patty Andrews on January 30, 2013, an era of music is gone too. Patty Andrews, along with her sisters LaVerne and Maxene, sang the Boogie-Woogie music of the late 1930s and the 1940s.

A Fire in Space Exploration

By | Jan 27, 2017

President John F. Kennedy’s goal of landing a man on the moon by the end of the 1960s was well on scheduled until January 27, 1967. 50 years ago the Moon project was put on hold. A fire in the command module sitting atop a Saturn IB rocket, just weeks before the first manned Apollo mission was set to blast-off, killed three astronauts.

Gold in Dem Dare Hills

By | Jan 24, 2017

John W. Marshall had developed a partnership with John Sutter, the founder of Sutter’s Fort, California to build a sawmill. The area around Sutter’s Fort would eventually become Sacramento. Marshall’s job was to oversee the construction and operation of the mill. The location where they decided to build the mill was around 40 miles from […]

USS Nautilus – The World’s First Nuclear-Powered Submarine

By | Jan 21, 2017

About two and a half years after the US Congress authorized the construction of a nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus was officially launched into the Thames River in Connecticut on January 21, 1954.

Robert E. Lee – The Lee of Lee-Jackson Day

By | Jan 19, 2017

January 19th 2017 is the 210th anniversary of the birth of Robert E. Lee. Lee was born in 1807, the son of Henry “Light Horse Harry) Lee III, a general of the American Revolution. He was raised mostly by his mother since his father died in 1812 from a mob attack on him in Baltimore.

Prohibition – A Failed Amendment

By | Jan 16, 2017

Almost from the beginning as a nation the United States the manufacturing, sales and use of intoxicating liquor has been a political issue. Early in the Washington Administration, George Washington needed to deal with the issue with what is commonly known as the Whiskey Rebellion. This was as a result of the taxing of whiskey. […]

Sophie Tucker – Last of the Red Hot Mommas

By | Jan 13, 2017

Sophie Tucker, billed later in her career as the Last of the Red Hot Mommas, was born Sophie Kalish in Russia as her parents were immigrating to the United States on January 13, 1884. When the family arrived in America her father decided to adopt the name Abuza. One could say she was destined to […]

Freezer Bowl

By | Jan 10, 2017

As most of the United States is frozen we are going to look back on a football game that was played in cold weather. The Cincinnati Bengals hosted the San Diego Chargers in the AFC Championship game on January 10, 1982. The game has been called the Freezer Bowl with air temperatures at -9 with […]

Phases of Elvis

By | Jan 8, 2017

When looking back on the career of Elvis Presley, it’s not hard to break it down into six stages. The Beginning. (1954-1955) Elvis was first discovered by Sam Phillips of Sun Records and for the first months of his career he performed throughout the south. The Hits. (1956-1958) Once Elvis was under the management of […]

Millard Fillmore

By | Jan 7, 2017

Thirteen may be an unlucky number to some, but in any long list there is an item 13. The 13th President of the United States was Millard Fillmore. Fillmore was elected to be Zachary Taylor’s Vice President in 1848 and became President upon Taylor’s death on July 9, 1850. Millard Fillmore was born on January […]

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