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“A mischievous youngster named Wood Declared that he wouldn’t be good Till his father one day With a shingle they say [...]“ Fill in the last line. Back in 1910, the Los Angeles Herald held a contest to finish that … Continue reading
With Valentines coming soon, many men are looking for the perfect gift for their sweethearts. But, some of history’s most noteworthy men spent the day without a sweetheart, and perhaps were too busy to even think about finding one. So … Continue reading
(A Republican fight against free trade and an out of control financial industry) Because Do you remember 1893-4 — the free soup houses, bank failures, thousands of men out of work and the bread line? Do you remember at this … Continue reading
Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky. But that was over 200 years ago. Accents change over time, so there’s no attempt in the video to emulate a Kentucky accent. Lincoln’s best known speech was the Gettysburg Address. Four score and … Continue reading
On CNN, Timothy Stanely compared Bush Junior to Harry Truman. Both Presidents left office with low approval ratings, both supposedly fought what seemed like unpopular wars (Truman in Korea, Bush in Iraq), yet both had “a gentle, honest personality that … Continue reading
Thomas Woodrow Wilson’s name is often used to sell history degrees. Wilson was the only President ever to earn a PhD. Yet he didn’t learn to read until he was ten years old.
While some see President Reagan as the man who won the cold war, others remember him as having changed the economy at home. Some might paint him as a kind of Scrooge, the character so well portrayed by Michael Caine (or, … Continue reading
Whatever happened in Iran Contra, that didn’t win the cold war. The Berlin Wall didn’t come down until after Reagan left office, but most of us knew that the fall of communism was just a matter of time. By the … Continue reading
Last time, we remembered the birth of a Homicidal Robot called The Terminator, a personification of the fears in nineteen eighties. Whether a metallic robot or an action hero, Arnold “Arnie” Schwarzenegger played characters with tough little sayings. Arnie could … Continue reading
Last time, we remembered when the early twentieth century was the future. While Bill Cosby represented everything that was good, Arnold (Arnie) Schwartzenneger’s Terminator represented everything we felt was oppressive about 1984.