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Mashed Potatoes 1965 Wow, this makes me feel like a teen again! DeeDee Sharp started her career recording back-up vocals in 1961. In 1962 she began a string of very successful Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 hits: "Slow Twistin'" with Chubby Checker, "Mashed Potato Time", "Gravy (For My Mashed Potatoes)", "Ride!" and "Do the Bird". Here's DeeDee Sharp doing Mashed Potato Time.
Tags: deedee  sharp  mashed  potato  time  60s  dance  music 
Added: 9th November 2007
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Posted By: Sophia
The Honey Bees On Gilligans Island This is about when The Girls decide to put on a show for the guys called the Honey Bees!
Tags:   Gilligan    Island  Honey  Bees  Mosquitoes   
Added: 9th February 2009
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Posted By: mia_bambina
Mr and Mrs Potato Head 1960s Commercial I didn't know they originally used real potatoes.
Tags: Mr  and  Mrs  Potato  Head  Commercial    Vintage 
Added: 6th July 2010
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Posted By: Marty6697
Tippee Toes Introduced in 1967 the doll continued into the 80's making little girls happy.
Tags: Mattel  doll  Tippee  Toes  stroller  girl  toy  1967 
Added: 31st August 2015
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Posted By: Freckles
Black Tom Explosion 1916 Even though the United States was neutral nation in 1916, it was still occasionally affected by acts of war. The most notable to happen on land was the Black Tom explosion on July 30, 1916, in Jersey City, NJ. It was an act of sabotage by German agents to destroy American-made munitions that were to be supplied to the Allies in the First World War. Black Tom was originally a man-made island constructed around a large black rock in New York Harbor that was a well-known hazard to naval navigation. It was eventually connected by the Lehigh Valley Railroad to the mainland and was absorbed into Jersey City. It became a major munitions depot even before the war. Shortly after midnight on July 30, 1916, a series of small fires was discovered on the pier. Some guards tried to fight the fires while others fled, fearing an explosion. They had good reason to fear such a calamity as 2 million pounds of explosives and small arms were stored on Black Tom Island awaiting shipment to Czarist Russia. The feared explosion came; actually there were several explosions. The first and biggest occurred at 2:08 a.m. It had the force of an earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale. Flying fragments caused more than $100,000 in damages to the Statue of Liberty on its gown and torch. (To date, the torch has never been reopened to the public.) Windows 25 miles were shattered and the explosion was felt as far away as Philadelphia. Four people were definitely killed by the blast--including an infant. Some sources claim the fatality total was seven. Blame originally was directed at Black Tom Island watchmen who had lit small smudge-pot fires to drive away mosquitoes, but they were quickly absolved of blame when the true nature of the fires showed obvious evidence of arson. German saboteurs were blamed for the incident which caused $20 million in damages. The Leigh Valley Railroad successfully sued the German government after the war but had no success in collecting any compensation until 1953 when the West German government agreed to pay $95 million. The final payment was made in 1979.
Tags: Black  Tom  Explosion  1916  German  sabotage 
Added: 13th January 2018
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Posted By: Lava1964

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