The Great Stone Face

By | Oct 4, 2017

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 […]

1903 World Series – Boston Wins over the Pirates

By | Oct 1, 2017

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 […]

September 30, 1955

By | Sep 30, 2017

Had he lived, James Dean would be an 82 year old man and who knows what would have happened with his career. He could have been one of those stars that would shine for a couple of years and then fade away never to be seen again. It’s possible he may even had changed careers. […]

The First 12 Proposed Amendments to the US Constitution

By | Sep 25, 2017

It didn’t take long for Congress to start debate on Amendments to the United States Constitution. Congress first convened on March 4, 1789 and on June 8th of the same year James Madison read his thoughts regarding a Bill of Rights. During the course of debates through the ratification process of the Constitution many states […]

King George III

By | Sep 22, 2017

United States history shows King George III as the tyrant ruler of the American Colonies that first taxed them without representation, then forced them to house the military that was sent to the colonies to bring order and the King that they fought to win their independence. History does show him as a king who […]

Silent Film Comedy Actor Roscoe (Fatty) Arbuckle

By | Sep 20, 2017

Roscoe Conkling Arbuckle was born on March 24, 1887 in Smith Center, Kansas, to Mollie and William Goodrich Arbuckle. His mother died in 1899 and his father abandoned him shortly afterwards. Arbuckle survived by doing odd jobs at a hotel in San Jose, California. He entered an amateur night contest where he caught the attention […]

The Red Baron Wins his First Aerial Combat

By | Sep 17, 2017

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 […]

Private William Williams

By | Sep 13, 2017

William Williams enlisted in the U.S. Army on April 14, 1814. He was assigned to the 38th U.S. Infantry Regiment. The unit was assigned to Fort McHenry in early September of 1814. Williams had his leg blown off in the British Attack on Fort McHenry. The same attack that prompted Francis Scott Key to pen […]

Her Death Lead to the Downfall of a Clown

By | Sep 9, 2017

If it wasn’t for the people that were around her when she died on September 9, 1921 in San Francisco, the name and the person Virginia Rappe would just be a small fact in the course of history. However, Rappe died after attending a Labor Day party held by Hollywood Silent Film Comic Roscoe ‘Fatty’ […]

The Mayflower set Sails

By | Sep 6, 2017

Many know the story of how the Pilgrims sailed on the Mayflower from Southampton, England (the same port where the Titanic set sail for New York nearly 300 years later) to settle on the shores of the New World. It was on September 6, 1620 that the ship left England. The ship was bound for […]

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