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Washington Turkey (hehe) a thanksgiving turkey is delivered to Washington, D.C., for President Herbert Hoover on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 1929 . . .
Tags: vintage        Thanksgiving 
Added: 24th November 2008
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Posted By: Teresa
Star-Spangled Banner Becomes US National Anthem - 1931 On November 3, 1929, Robert Ripley drew a panel in his syndicated cartoon, Ripley's Believe it or Not!, saying "Believe It or Not, America has no national anthem". This news startled a great many people who thought The Star-Spangled Banner, written as a poem by Francis Scott Key, had long been America's official national anthem. It hadn't. For years, Hail Columbia had served that purpose on official government occasions. My Country 'Tis of Thee was also frequently used. In 1931, John Philip Sousa published his opinion in favor of the Star-Spangled Banner, stating "...it is the spirit of the music that inspires" as much as it is Key’s "soul-stirring" words. By a law signed on March 3, 1931 by President Herbert Hoover, The Star-Spangled Banner was finally adopted as the national anthem of the United States.
Tags: Star-Spangled  Banner  anthem 
Added: 23rd August 2011
Views: 1869
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Posted By: Lava1964
Herbert Hoover Cartoon Herbert Hoover was a brilliant orgtanizer of relief supplies for Europe during and after the First World War. Unfortunately for him, he is mostly remembered as the man who was president of the United States when the stock market crashed in 1929. The resulting Great Depression crippled the economy. Hoover's administration largely chose to wait things out, believing that the economic downturn would be short, and that government intervention was not necessary. He famously predicted in 1932 that, "Prosperity is just around the corner." Of course many grim years followed and it took pretty much until the end of the 1930s for the United States and the rest of the world to extricate itself from the Great Depression. This political cartoon (from 2005!) lampoons Hoover's unwarranted optimism.
Tags: Herbert  Hoover  cartoon  president  economy  Depression 
Added: 13th March 2012
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Posted By: Lava1964
Mills Brothers-Till Then I use to sit on daddy's lap and sing this song with him. Daddy is now in heaven but I think of him when I hear the Mills Brothers. Til then Daddy!
Tags: Mills    Brothers    Till    Then    John    Mills    Jr.    Herbert    Mills    Harry    Mills    Donald    Mills    John    Mills    Sr.   
Added: 24th June 2012
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Posted By: Cathy
Future King Plays Wimbledon Doubles - 1926 In 1926, Sir Louis Greig won the Royal Air Force's tennis championship. In those days of strict amateurism at the top levels of tennis, Greig's victory earned him the right to play in the gentlemen's singles at Wimbledon. He also opted to enter the gentlemen's doubles tournament. Greig chose as his partner a noteworthy someone whom he had mentored and often advised--the Duke of York, the man who would ascend to the British throne in December 1936. Greig and his royal partner faced two other Brits, Arthur Gore and Herbert Roper Barrett, in the first round. Gore and Barrett had little trouble dispatching the future King George VI and Greig 6-1, 6-2, 6-2. Apparently the Duke of York was quite a good sport about being thrashed so handily. Greig fared far better in the gentlemen's singles, advancing to the fourth round. Although there is a frequent royal presence at Wimbledon, the Duke of York remains the only royal to actually have competed at the world's most prestigious tennis tournament.
Tags: tennis  Wimbledon  Duke  of  York  royalty  doubles 
Added: 10th July 2015
Views: 984
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Posted By: Lava1964

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