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Fun Facts About Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day will be celebrated on February 14th, so let’s take a look at some fun facts for this holiday: • Pope Gelasius declared February 14th as Valentine’s Day in 496 A.D. This was his effort to Christianize the pagan […]

Remembering A Character From The “City Slickers” Movie

“The only two things you can depend upon are gravity and greed.” Jack Palance, born February 18, 1919

50 Years Ago . . .

On February 9, 1969, the Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet made its first flight. This plane can accommodate up to 660 passengers. Over 1,500 have been built, and it is still in production today.

Remembering A Great President

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” President Theodore Roosevelt, died January 6, 1919

70 Years Ago . . .

January 10, 1949, RCA launched the 7-inch 45-rpm vinyl record. The first records and the 45 players were released to the public in March, 1949. They came in seven colors, and each one of the seven types of music had […]

Remembering Shirley Temple

“I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.” Shirley Temple Black (4/4/1928 – 2/10/2014)  

125 Years Ago . . .

December 24, 1893, Henry Ford completed his first (one cylinder) gasoline engine. It was built in his spare time at his workplace. He took it home, clamped it to his kitchen sink, and tested it with the help of his […]

Remembering A Great Actor

“I walked onstage in a play at prep school, and with childish naivete, told myself, “Wow, I’m an actor!” Efrem Zimbalist Jr., born November 30, 1918

65 Years Ago . . .

On November 20, 1953, Scott Crossfield, an American Navy pilot, became the first person to fly at twice the speed of sound (Mach 2) in a Douglas D-558-II Skyrocket at Edwards Air Force Base.

Remembering Colonel “Hannibal” Smith, From The 80’s A-Team Television Show

“I love it when a plan comes together.” George Peppard, born October 1, 1928