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Great Blizzard of 1888 Snowstorms have paralyzed major cites for as long as North America has had major cities. The most devastating storm was likely the Great Blizzard of 1888 that crippled most of America's major eastern seaboard cities north of Washington, DC and into Canada. What made this blizzard so bad was that it came as a total surprise. In the days leading up to March 12, 1888, there had been unseasonably mild weather. People on the streets of New York City were walking around without overcoats. The "Great White Hurricane," as some folks dubbed it, struck with a fury. Torrential rains began falling, and on March 12 the rain changed to heavy snow, temperatures plunged, and a ferocious wind began. The storm continued unabated for the next 36 hours. Sources vary, but the National Weather Service estimated that 50 inches of snow fell in Connecticut and Massachusetts and 40 inches covered New York and New Jersey. Winds blew up to 48 miles an hour, creating snowdrifts 40 to 50 feet high. The resulting transportation crisis led to the creation of the New York subway, approved in 1894 and begun in 1900. Telegraph and telephone wires snapped, isolating New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington for days. Two hundred ships were grounded, and at least 100 sailors died. Fire stations were immobilized, and property loss from fire alone was estimated at $25 million. Overall, more than 400 storm-related deaths were reported.
Tags: Blizzard  1888 
Added: 24th November 2014
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Posted By: Lava1964
The King of Queens - Thanksgiving Shopping Just a warm up for Black Friday which is now on Thanksgiving!
Tags: The  King  of  Queens  -  Thanksgiving  Shopping  CBS  Paramount  Kevin  James  Leah  Remini  Lisa  Rieffel  Patton  Oswalt  Larry  Romano  Victor  Williams  Jerry  Stiller  Nicole  Sullivan  Gary  Valentine 
Added: 26th November 2014
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Posted By: Cathy
The Doobie Brothers Appear On Whats Happening The Seventies rockers made an appearance on a two-part episode of the series in which the kids are forced to record a performance by the band at their high school. The performance includes the classic "Taking It to The Streets."
Tags: TV 
Added: 4th December 2014
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Posted By: WestVirginiaRebel
Dorothy Arnold - Missing Socialite One of the most intriguing missing persons cases in American history centers around a 24-year-old New York socialite, Dorothy Arnold, who seemingly vanished into thin air one afternoon in New York City in 1910. Arnold was from a wealthy family, the daughter of the 73-year-old head of a prosperous import company and the niece of a Supreme Court justice. Educated at Bryn Mawr, Dorothy was an aspiring writer. On Monday, December 12, 1910, Dorothy left her New York City home at about 11 a.m. telling her mother she would be shopping for an evening gown for an upcoming event. Dorothy left the house with only the clothes on her back and about $30. Arnold went to a candy store and a bookstore where she bought items using the Arnold family credit. When she left the bookstore, Dorothy encountered Gladys King, a friend. King was the last known person to have seen Dorothy. No one who saw Dorothy on December 12 noticed anything odd about her behavior. She apparently never purchased the dress, so she had either lied to her mother or had been interrupted before she could buy it. On the day of her disappearance, Dorothy was fashionably dressed and was a familiar face in New York City. Therefore, it is unlikely that Dorothy could have ventured far without being noticed. That evening, when Dorothy strangely had not returned home for dinner, the Arnold family began making inquiries among her friends. They were unable to turn up any news of their daughter. Fearing some sort of scandal, Dorothy's family did not call the police right away--which was typical of the era. Anyone calling the Arnold home inquiring about Dorothy was told she was in bed with a headache. Dorothy's parents hired a lawyer who privately tried to find Dorothy for six weeks. His investigation got nowhere, so the police were finally contacted in late January of 1911. By that time, Dorothy's trail had gone hopelessly cold. Newspapers played up the story--especially in New York City. It led to several hoaxes, including two phony ransom notes being sent to the Arnold home and a postcard purportedly sent overseas by Dorothy. These were quickly dismissed as inauthentic. After 75 days, the police closed the case under the assumption that Dorothy was dead. However as late as 1935 the New York City police were still receiving tips about alleged sightings of Dorothy. So what happened to Dorothy? She had been unofficially engaged to a 42-year-old man named George (Junior) Griscom--a situation which displeased her family who considered him to be a loafer. There was absolutely no evidence that she and Junior had a falling out or had run away together. In fact, Junior put out several ads imploring Dorothy to contact him, but to no avail. He eventually moved on with his life. Another theory was that Dorothy was upset that her parents had cruelly mocked her for wanting to become a writer and because two of her stories had recently been rejected by magazines. Thus some people speculate Dorothy committed suicide believing that she was a failure. Still no one had evidence that she was anything but happy on the day she disappeared. Yet another theory is that Dorothy died at an illegal abortion clinic and her body was swiftly incinerated in the building's furnace--which was known to happen in 1910. In 1921, John H. Ayers, who headed New York City's Missing Persons Bureau, curiously told an auditorium filled with high school students that Dorothy's fate had always been known to the police and her family but he did not elaborate any further. When journalists pressed him for more details, he quickly claimed he had been misquoted.
Tags: missing  persons  case  Dorothy  Arnold 
Added: 16th January 2015
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Posted By: Lava1964
Toking With Lawrence Welk Tags: Toking  With  Lawrence  Welk  One  Toke  Over  The  Line  Sweet  Jesus  duet  Gail  Farrell    Dick  Dale  drug  marijuana  getting  high   
Added: 24th January 2015
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Posted By: Music Maiden
CB Savage--Rod Hart Tags: CB  Savage--Rod  Hart  1977  One  Hit  Wonder  70's  music  CB  Radio  Rocking  Chair  18  Wheeler  Smoky  Bear  State  Trooper  Radar 
Added: 5th February 2015
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Posted By: pfc
Disco-Gorilla-- Rick Dees 1977 had a few weird songs to say the least!
Tags: Disco-Gorilla--  Rick  Dees    Ernest  Lee  Thomas  Haywood  Nelson  Fred  Berry  Danielle  Spencer  Mabel  King    Shirley  Hemphill  Robert  Reed  Florence  Henderson  Ann  B.  Davis  Barry  Williams  Maureen  McCormick  Christopher  Knight  Geri  Reischl  Mike  Lookinland  Susan  Olsen  Rip  Taylor  Disco  Groilla 
Added: 5th February 2015
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Posted By: pfc
Burger King Whooper 60s Advertisement Tags: Burger  King  Whooper  60s  Advertisement  hamburger  it  takes  two  hands  to  handle  the  Whopper 
Added: 4th March 2015
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Posted By: BigBoy Bob
Communion On The Moon Astronaut 'Buzz' Aldrin may have been the second man to walk on the moon, but he was the first - and only - person to celebrate Holy Communion on it. NASA kept this secret due to atheist Madalyn Murray O’Hair  who tried to sue them when the Apollo 8 crew broadcasted parts of Genesis while orbiting the moon on Christmas Eve. Before taking his first steps on the moon, Aldrin pulled out a small container of wine and some bread which he had brought from his church near Houston- Webster Presbyterian.
Tags: Communion  On  The  Moon  NASA  Buzz  Aldrin  Apollo  11  wine  bread  moon  Neil  Armstrong  National  Aeronautical  Space  Administration 
Added: 18th February 2015
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Posted By: BigBoy Bob
Dandy Fleetwood Beetle Trailer Concept never made it to production due to too light weight of materials making the trailer dangerous and unstable when driving. Was called the Dandy by fleetwood
Tags: Dandy  Fleetwood  Beetle  Trailer 
Added: 27th February 2015
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Posted By: dusman

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