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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

65 Years Ago . . .

On October 19, 1953, Howard Hughes had Trans World Airlines launch the first regularly scheduled non-stop air service in the USA, between New York and Los Angeles.

One Of The Greatest Hitters In Baseball

“If I was being paid thirty-thousand a year, the very least I could do was hit .400.” -Ted Williams, born August 30, 1918    

100 Years Ago . . .

On August 13, 1918, Opha May Johnson enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, becoming the first female U.S. Marine. More than 300 women joined the Marine Corps Women’s Reserves during WWI.