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Andy Warhol and an oral presentation of the Declaration of Independence

On July 9 in:


1945, American author Dean Koontz  is born;


1962, Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans exhibition opens at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles;


1776, George Washington orders the Declaration of Independence to be read aloud to members of the Continental Army in New York, New York             for the first time; 


1793, The Act Against Slavery is passed in Upper Canada and the importation of slaves into Lower Canada is prohibited and in;


1850, U.S. President Zachary Taylor dies and Millard Fillmore succeeds him as 13th President of the United States. 

Not much happened on September 10

On September 10 in:


1608, John Smith is elected council president of Jamestown, Virginia;


1776, Nathan Hale volunteers to spy for the Continental Army;


1846, Elias Howe is granted a patent for the sewing machine; and in


2008, The Large Hadron Collider at Cern, described as the biggest scientific experiment in history, is powered up in Geneva , Switzerland 



Dear Mr. President and goodbye Lamb Chop

On August 2 in:


1776, The Declaration of Independence is signed;


1870, Tower Subway, the world's first underground tube railway, opens in London, England;


1934, Adolf Hitler becomes Fuhrer of Germany following the death of President Paul von Hindenburg;


1939, Albert Einstein and Leo Szilard write a letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt, urging him to begin the Manhattan Project to develop a nuclear weapon; and in


1998, Shari Lewis, American television host and puppeteer dies at the age of 65. 

The Lee Resolution, Gandhi and Priscilla Presley

On June 7th in:


1965, the Supreme Court of the United States hands down its decision in Griswold v. Connecticut, effectively legalizing the use of contraception by married couples;


1982, Priscilla Presley opens Graceland to the public; the bathroom where Elvis Presley died five years earlier was kept off-limits;


1776, Richard Henry Lee presents the "Lee Resolution" to the Continental Congress.  The motion was seconded by John Adams and led to the United States Declaration of Independence; 


1892, Mohandas Gandhi commits his first act of civil disobedience; and in


1862, the United States and the United Kingdom agree to suppress the slave trade. 

The Panama Canal and the Freedom Riders


On May 4 in: 

1814, Emperor Napoleon I of France arrives at Portoferraio on the island of Elba to begin his exile;


1979, Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom;


1919, May Fourth Movement:  Student demonstrations take place in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China, protesting the Treaty of Versailles, which tranferred Chinese territory to Japan;


1959, the 1st Grammy Awards are held;


1776, Rhode Island becomes the first American colony to renounce allegiance to King George III;


1961, American Civil Rights Movement:  The "Freedom Riders" begin a bus trip through the South;  and in


1932, in Atlanta, Georgia, mobster Al Capone begins serving an eleven-year prison sentence for tax evasion. 



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Birth of a Rolling Stone and a premiere of a classic

On December 18 in: 1777, The United States celebrates its first Thanksgiving, marking the recent victory by the Americans over British forces in the Battle...

Word of the day


(verb) to complain loudly or angrily

The collectiion: Books

Someone - Alice McDermott

One ordinary life told from the perspective of she who is living it. I do not normally read realistic or historical fiction but this book caught my eye...

Kids cook

Frozen Strawberry Pops

Wonderful on a hot summer day! What you will need: Blender or food processor 1 1/2 pints of rinsed strawberries 1/2 cup of confectioners...

New DVD5

The Best of Men

If you ever wondered how the special olympics got started, this inspiring movie provides the story from it's very roots.  Darkened rooms filled with severly...

Quotation of the day

Judy Garland

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.


Interesting things


Ever hear of Dronestagram? It's dedicated to videos and photographs taken with drones.

The collection: Music

Blue Smoke - Dolly Parton

Singer, songwriter, musician, actress and philanthropist Dolly Parton is proud to release her new album "Blue Smoke." The album reflects the character...

Science fair

T.P. Shooters

You can use ping pong balls or marshmallows as amo for these cool shooters.What you will need:2 toilet-paper tubes (or 1 paper-towel tube, cut in half...
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