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The Diary of Anne Frank and the first global satellite TV program

On June 25th in:


1910, The U.S. Congress passes the Mann Act, which prohibits interstate transport of females for "immoral purposes"; the ambiguous language would be used to selectively prosecute people for years to come;


1947, The Diary of a Young Girl (better known as The Diary of Anne Frank) is published;


1876, Battle of the Little Bighorn and the death of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer;


1943, the Holocaust:  Jews in the Czestochowa Ghetto in Poland stage an uprising against the Nazis;


1950, the Korean War begins with the invasion of South Korea by North Korea;


1949; Long-Haired Hare, starring Bugs Bunny, is released in theaters;


1991, Croatia and Slovenia declare their independence from Yugoslavia; and in


1967, Broadcasting of the first live global satellite television program:  Our World


Woman in space and cabs on the street yeah, yeah, yeah!

On June 18 in:


1923, Checker Taxi puts its first taxi on the streets;


1983, astronaut Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space;


1812, The U.S. Congress declares war on Great Britain, Canada, and Ireland, known as the War of 1812;


1942, Paul McCartney  of the Beatles, is born in Liverpool, England and in


1949, Chris Van Allsburg, American author and illustrator(The Polar Express) is born. 

#7 is retired & 1984 enters.

On June 8 in:

-1949 George Orwell's 1984 is published;

-1786 Commerically made ice-cream is first advertised;

-1969 Mickey Mantle, #7 retires; and

-Any year! It is World Ocean Day.

Today in history: January 24

On January 24 in


1908, The first Boy Scout troop is organized in England by Robert Baden-Powell;


41, Roman Emperor Caligula dies by assasination;


2003, The United States Department of Homeland Security officially begins operation;


1848,James Marshall finds gold at Sutter's Mill near Sacramento,starting the California Gold Rush;


1984, The first Apple Macintosh goes on sale; and in 


1949, American actor and comedian, John Belushi is born. 

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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

Summer Fresh Pasta

This is terrific for a summer lunch.What you will need:12 0z. pasta, any shape1/2 cup pine nuts (optional - they are crazy expensive - but oh so good)...

New DVD5

Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad is an American crime drama television series that originally aired on the network AMC for five seasons, from January 20, 2008, to September...

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

The Clean Cloud

This is just so completely cool!What you will need:a bar of Ivory soapknifemicrowave ovenWhat  you do:Cut a bar of Ivory soap in half. Put one half in...
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