An American Playwright – Eugene O’ Neill

By | Oct 16, 2017

I was talking with a old friend over the weekend. We had gone to college together in the late ’70s and had taken a number of Theater classes together. We were discussing historical people who we would like to possibly do for performance history. The subject came up because he was thinking of doing Abraham […]

He Changed What We Read

By | Oct 14, 2017

Harold Robbins with more than 20 published books in 32 different languages and selling over 750 million copies can easily be considered one of the World’s Bestselling Author. He was born on May 21, 1916 and although he often claimed to be a Jewish orphan (just like the character in his first novel Never Love […]

Cristoforo Colombo

By | Oct 12, 2017

Christopher Columbus is thought to have been born between August and October 1451 in Genoa, Italy. Little is known about his youth, although it is thought that he had a brother, Bartolomeo who may have worked in a cartography workshop in Lisbon. He did claim that he began his life at sea at the age […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Sharpshooter on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

By | Aug 13, 2017

Annie Oakley, the female sharpshooter of “Buffalo Bill’s Wild West” fame along with her husband Frank Bulter called Cambridge, Maryland one of their retirement homes. She along with Butler decided in 1912 to stop performing with the Wild West show. The couple lived in the Eastern Shore town from 1912 until 1917. Those familiar with […]

Mata Hari – She Died a Spy’s Death

By | Aug 7, 2017

The name Mata Hari is known as a female spy. The Real Mata Hari was born Margaretha Geertruida “Grietje” Zelle on August 7, 1876 and was executed on October 15, 1917 after being sentenced on July 25, 1917 as a German spy. Prior to World War One, Mata Hari was many things. She was the […]

Red Sox Pitcher – George Herman (Babe) Ruth

By | Jul 11, 2017

It was on July 11, 1914 that the 19 year old left handed pitcher George Herman Ruth made he first appearance for the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox played the Cleveland Indians defeating them 4-3. In 1914 Babe Ruth would appear in 4 games starting 3 of them. He pitched 23 innings, with a […]

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