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For Naomi where is u're pic of the "Twilight Zone" episode 'Time Enough At Last'! (Nearsighted, meek bank clerk Henry Bernis is the sole survivor of an H-bomb attack. At last he has the time to engulf himself in his passion for books. Or so he thinks). CAST: Burgess Meredith, Vaughn Taylor, Jacqueline de Wit, Lela Bliss.
Tags: twilight  zone  burgess  meredith  vaughn  taylor  jacqueline  de  wit  lela  bliss 
Added: 10th August 2007
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Posted By: Teresa
The Hindenberg Disaster 1937 On May 10, 1937, in Lakehurst, NJ, thirty-five persons died and scores of others were injured as the Hindenberg dirigible exploded three hundred feet over the landing field at the end of her first voyage of the season from Europe. A terrific burst of flame engulfed the stern of the ship and spread with the rapidity of lightning to the bow. The inferno of blazing hydrogen gas cremated all living beings in its path, as the twisted skeleton of the balloon settled quickly to the ground. Rescue crews braved death to save sixty-three persons, some of them horribly burned.
Tags: hindenberg  disaster  dirigibles 
Added: 11th October 2007
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Posted By: Naomi
Featured Member  Mia Bambina I am Alex and Stacy's Mom, Something you didn't know about MIA' Sherry Rosalie' BAMBINA* I was born in MICHIGAN in 1962 on The East side Of Detroit. MIA' Ethnicity Is SICILIAN. In April 76' My parents Both RETIRED FROM CHRYSLER. We All Moved To SPRING HILL, FLORIDA...From Detroit's East side To Florida's West coast! In 1978, I participated in : "The MISS TEEN USA / GULFCOAST BEAUTY PAGEANT" Oh, Summer Of 79' I worked as a "MERMAID" @ WEEKI WACHEE When I was younger all I wanted to do was be a singer, at the age of 17 I became a Singer." Weird Al Yanovick and I dated, in 1982... I was 20 years old! After graduating SPRINGSTEAD HIGH Class Of *80' I then went to school to be A CNA, Nursing Asst. That was almost 30 years ago. Now I am Semi Retired from that work. The Interests I Have Are FAMILY, Community Service working with Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts Programs and FoodBanks... Going Hiking And CAMPING or Horseback Riding, or Fishing, with the scouts is always fun. I like doing that all year long, here in Florida. I like getting out there and Playing BASKETBALL OR BASEBALL, or Volleyball with the kids. I also like playing Backgammon, DOMINOES, with my roommates. Or a night out Shooting Pool...And yes I do have Other Interests, Surfing the Web, DANCING and Bowling, I belong to the same bowling league for the past 15 years. I enjoy Listening to all kinds of Music & Movies. Theater, I have also taken a liking to. At a young age I got my son to audition for The Nature Coast Boys Ensemble, Which then lead him to Theater Productions and Film making. My Current hobby is Collecting Photographs. I am shy but I loosen up after getting to know people. I seem to be at times Compulsive, Playful, Sensitive, Spiritual, Flamboyant Argumentative and a Procrastinator! I am still in the progress of working on those negatives acts. I wrote a story about Christmas traditions in the St. Petersburg Times published December 25, 2001...I love reminiscing...that's MIA'
Tags: Featured  Member    Mia  Bambina 
Added: 16th March 2009
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Posted By: Steve
Gulf No Knocks commercial 1968 I remember this watching the Walt Disney Movies on Sunday nights!
Tags: Yup! 
Added: 2nd May 2008
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Posted By: Marty6697
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire 1911 On March 25, 1911, 146 employees of the Triangle Shrtwaist Company in New York City--mostly female Jewish immigrants--perished when fire engulfed their factory. Death came in many hideous ways: Some workers were trampled to death in the panic. Others suffocated on the smoke-filled ninth floor. More than 50 chose to jump to their deaths rather than burn once they discovered the emergency doors had been locked by their employer to keep them from leaving work early. Though nearly forgotten today, the Triangle Shirtwaist fire was responsible for many fire safety regulations and labor laws that exist today.
Tags: Triangle  Shirtwaist  Factory  Fire 
Added: 2nd March 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
1915 Scottish Railroad Disaster The worst railroad disaster in history occurred on May 22, 1915 near Gretna Green, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. It is commonly known as the Quintinshill Disaster, having been named for the location of a nearby intermediate signal box with passing loops on each side on the Caledonian Railway Main Line linking Glasgow and Carlisle. The crash, which involved five trains, killed a probable 226 people and injured 246 others. Those killed were mainly territorial soldiers from the Royal Scots heading for the Gallipoli front in the First World War. The precise number of dead was never established with certainty as the roll list of the regiment was destroyed by the fire. The crash occurred when a troop train travelling from Larbert, Stirlingshire to Liverpool, Lancashire collided with a local passenger train that had been shunted on to the main line, to then be hit by an express train to Glasgow which crashed into the wreckage a minute later. Gas from the lighting system of the old wooden carriages of the troop train ignited, starting a fire which soon engulfed the three passenger trains and also two goods trains standing on nearby passing loops. A number of bodies were never recovered, having been wholly consumed by the fire. The bodies that were recovered were buried together in a mass grave in Edinburgh's Rosebank Cemetery. Such was the scope of the disaster that many of the rescuers wrongly assumed the trains had been targets of German saboteurs. Four bodies, believed to be of children, were never identified or claimed and are buried in the Western Necropolis, Glasgow. The cause of the accident was poor working practices on the part of the two signalmen involved. It was discovered that the two men often colluded to falsify their records of when they relieved each other, routinely did not follow regulations properly, and engaged in other unsafe practices. The results of the official inquiry into the disaster led to their imprisonment for culpable homicide after legal proceedings in both Scotland and England. A memorial to the dead soldiers was erected soon after the accident. There are a number of more recent memorials at various locations. An annual remembrance service is held at Rosebank Cemetery.
Tags: Scotland  1915  train  disaster 
Added: 13th December 2014
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Posted By: Lava1964
Walter Cronkite reporting of UFOs Prompted by Lava's posting of Amelia Earhart, UFOs have pretty much been regularly in the news since at least the 1950s. Do You Believe?
Tags: Walter  Cronkite  reporting  of  UFOsU.F.O.    Sightings    UFO    Unidentified    Flying    Objects    Object    1973    Gulf    Coast     
Added: 9th July 2008
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Posted By: pfc
Aberfan Disaster - 1966 At 9.15 am on Friday, October 21, 1966 a enormous mountain of excavated coal mining debris (known to coal miners as a waste tip) slid down a mountainside into the mining village of Aberfan, near Merthyr Tydfil in South Wales. The waste tips, which had been building up for 50 years, had become heavy and saturated due to a week of rainy weather. The debris slide first destroyed a farm cottage in its path, killing all the occupants. At Pantglas Junior School, just below, the children had just returned to their classes after singing All Things Bright and Beautiful at their assembly. The tipping gang up the mountain had seen the slide start, but could not raise the alarm because their telephone cable had been repeatedly stolen. (The Tribunal of Inquiry later established that the disaster happened so quickly that a telephone warning would not have saved any lives regardless.) Down in the village, nobody saw anything, but everybody heard the noise as about 40,000 cubic metres of debris crashed into the school at a depth of 39 feet. Gaynor Minett, an eight-year-old student, remembered four years later, "It was a tremendous rumbling sound and all the school went dead. You could hear a pin drop. Everyone just froze in their seats. I just managed to get up and I reached the end of my desk when the sound got louder and nearer, until I could see the black out of the window. I can't remember any more but I woke up to find that a horrible nightmare had just begun in front of my eyes." The slide engulfed the school and about 20 houses in the village before coming to rest. Then there was total silence. George Williams, who was trapped in the wreckage, remembered that "In that silence you couldn't hear a bird or a child." All able-bodied persons in the village rushed to the scene with whatever implements they could find to begin digging through the mess to search for survivors. None were found after 11 a.m., but it took nearly a week to recover all the bodies. The death toll in the Aberfan disaster was 144--of which 116 were school children. That accounted for about half the school's enrolment. Five teachers were killed too. An inquiry later blamed the National Coal Board (NCB) for ignoring warnings from years earlier about the potential hazards of the growing waste tips. Families of the victims were eventually compensated 500 British pounds by the NCB for each loved one who had perished.
Tags: Aberfan  Wales  disaster  coal 
Added: 11th June 2012
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Posted By: Lava1964
First Color Photo Of Earth This is the first full face color portrait of the earth taken by the DODGE satellite. It was taken 18'100 miles into space. This is picture taken 1967. The hurricane above the gulf of Mexico is the Beulah hurricane. The image was taken with a black an white TV camera which took three photos with a red, green and a blue filter to create the color image. The small disc in front of the picture is a color match card.
Tags: First  Color  Photo  Of  Earth  1950's  50's  1959  DODGE  satellite  DigiColor   
Added: 1st December 2014
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Posted By: Old Fart
Bradford City Grandstand Fire - 1985 Here is video of a terrible sports calamity: On May 11, 1985, English soccer club Bradford City were celebrating their promotion from the third division to the second division, having mathematically clinched the championship with a week to spare. The final game of the 1984-85 season at Valley Parade Stadium was against Lincoln City. More than 11,000 spectators were on hand--about twice the home average that season--to witness the festive pregame ceremonies featuring the championship trophy presentation. Yorkshire Television, with John Helm providing the commentary, was present to record the match for a tape-delayed broadcast the following day. Everyone was in a jovial mood until about 40 minutes after the match began. A fire broke out underneath Section G of the wooden grandstand--an antiquated structure that had not been modified since 1911 and was slated for demolition at the end of the season. The blaze likely started from a discarded match or cigarette that fell through the grandstand's floor boards. Beneath the grandstand was an enormous amount of flammable material; the team used the area for storage of old programs, among other things. Because of windy conditions, within four minutes a huge fire had engulfed the grandstand. There were no extinguishers nearby and no easy way to exit the grandstand in the event of an emergency. Initially it appeared that everyone was able to escape the danger by jumping onto the pitch, but 56 people died and 265 others were injured. Most of the fatalities were fans under 20 years old or over 70. One victim was Sam Firth, the club's 86-year-old former chairman. Many fans perished near locked gates or in the washrooms under the stands. Wooden grandstands were outlawed at stadiums in the UK following the tragedy. There were many heroic actions during the fire. Some 50 fans later received commendations for their rescue efforts.
Tags: soccer  Bradford  City  Fire 
Added: 17th July 2014
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Posted By: Lava1964

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