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Judy Garland - Zing Went The Strings of My Heart In 1935, 13-year-old Judy Garland sang Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart in her audition for MGM. Apparently the audition went well. He she is three years later performing it in the 1938 film Listen, Darling.
Tags: Judy  Garland  MGM  Zing  Went  the  Strings  of  My  Heart 
Added: 10th June 2015
Views: 792
Posted By: Lava1964
1917 Blackboards Uncovered In June 2015 workers doing renovations at Emerson High School in Oklahoma City, OK made a remarkable discovery. When they removed the old-style blackboards to replace them with modern "smart boards" they found that four older blackboards, last used in 1917, were hidden behind them. They were wonderfully preserved. They contained beautifully written cursive handwriting for a lesson about the Pilgrims, arithmetic exercises, a music lesson, and some very good drawings to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. They had been signed and dated by the school's janitor, the last one bearing the date 'December 4th, 1917.' It is suspected that the janitor left the old blackboards as they were as a something akin to a time capsule and then installed the new blackboards on top of them. School officials say the blackboards will be preserved for their historic value.
Tags: 1917  blackboards  found  school  Oklahoma 
Added: 9th June 2015
Views: 750
Posted By: Lava1964
Mark Twain in Teslas Laboratory 1894 Tags: Mark  Twain  in  Teslas  Laboratory  Nikola  Tesla   
Added: 6th June 2015
Views: 396
Posted By: Old Fart
Funeral of Queen Victoria - 1901 When Great Britain's Queen Victoria died at age 81 in 1901, it marked the end of a record reign lasting more than 63 years. Some historians claim the end of the Victorian Era also was the end of the heyday of the British Empire. Here is British Pathe's newsreel footage of Victoria's funeral cortege. Look at the enormous crowds lining the route.
Tags: Queen  Victoria  British  royalty  funeral 
Added: 4th June 2015
Views: 433
Posted By: Lava1964
1859 Big Ben Goes Into Operation Today in history May 31, 1859 Big Ben goes into operation.
Tags: May  31,  1859  Big  Ben  Operation  London  UK  United  Kingdom  clock   
Added: 31st May 2015
Views: 295
Posted By: pfc
Lincoln Memorial Dedicated The memorial was dedicated on this day, May 30, 1922. Note the tennis courts.
Tags: Lincoln  Memorial  Abraham  Lincoln  dedication  president  assassination  statue  mounment   
Added: 30th May 2015
Views: 287
Posted By: Cliffy
Ampersand - The 27th Letter of the Alphabet There are 26 letters in the English alphabet, right? That's only the modern count. For many years the ampersand was considered the 27th. Nineteenth-century text books almost always had the ampersand listed as an additional letter. According to scholars, the ampersand was created by combining the letters E and T, which forms the French word for "and": "et". Today is it considered bad form to write an ampersand in place of the word "and" in any scholarly work. It survives mostly in business names such as Barnes & Noble. The word ampersand comes from a corruption of the phrase "and per se and" that concluded the recitation of the alphabet in the 19th century.
Tags: ampersand  alphabet  English  language 
Added: 23rd May 2015
Views: 533
Posted By: Lava1964
Lindbergh Baby Body Found Tags: Charles  Lindbergh  baby  kidnapping  Hopewell  New  Jersey  aviation  pioneer  The  Spirit  of  St.  Louis  ransom  note 
Added: 12th May 2015
Views: 486
Posted By: Cliffy
Nine European Monarchs in One Photo The funeral of Great Britain's King Edward VII in 1910 drew an impressive array of European nobility. The cream of the imperial crop were the nine European monarchs who attended the rites. They were photographed at Windsor Castle on May 20, 1910. Standing, from left to right: King Haakon VII of Norway, Tsar Ferdinand of the Bulgarians, King Manuel II of Portugal and the Algarve, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany and Prussia, King George I of the Hellenes and King Albert I of the Belgians. Seated, from left to right: King Alfonso XIII of Spain, King George V of the United Kingdom and King Frederick VIII of Denmark. The First World War, revolutions, and other political changes would change the face of Europe in the years to come. Monarchies, for the most part, were doomed to outright extinction or relegated to mere ceremonial posts.
Tags: funeral  monarch  photo 
Added: 3rd May 2015
Views: 483
Posted By: Lava1964
Pin Boys Before bowling alleys became automated, tedious manual labor was required to reset the pins after each frame. This photo of 'pin boys' was taken circa 1914.
Tags: pin  boys  bowling 
Added: 3rd May 2015
Views: 725
Posted By: Lava1964

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