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Springhill Mining Disaster 1958 One of the first major 'ongoing' news stories to be covered live on television was the coal mining disaster in Springhill, Nova Scotia, Canada on October 23, 1958. That night 174 miners were trapped 13,000 feet below ground when a 'bump' caused a huge section of the mine to collapse. It was the third major disaster at the mine since 1891. Exactly 100 miners were rescued; some were trapped for five days before being saved. The bodies of the other 74 were all eventually recovered. Because of the heat at that depth, many of the corpses had badly decomposed by the time they were found. The mine never reopened.
Tags: Springhill  mine  disaster 
Added: 13th June 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
Think Twice Before Tricking This Halloween Remember when you went trick-or-treating as a kid, and there was always the neighbor that handed out the lame candy? In this ad for Snickers, you'll see what can happen when that very neighbor suddenly needs the help from some kids as he clings to the roof of his second story house after a Halloween un-decorating mishap. The message here is hell hath no fury like a surly trick-or-treater!
Tags: snickers  candy  halloween  commercials 
Added: 19th October 2007
Views: 1901
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Posted By: Babs64
USS America Tribute   The ship I served onboard This is the ship I served onboard from 1978 to 1981. She served the Mediterranean Sea area primarily. You will see she was decommissioned, her final demise was to be sunk by our own military because it was one of the most recent carrier class so they wanted to see what it would take to bring her down:(
Tags: USS  America  Tribute   
Added: 11th November 2007
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Posted By: Steve
Lindbergh Kidnapping Case 1932 One of the most famous criminal cases in American history was the kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh, Jr., son of the famous aviator. On March 1, 1932, sometime between 8 and 10 p.m., the toddler was snatched from his upstairs nursery at the Lindberghs' still-under-construction retreat home near Hopewell, New Jersey. A note in badly written English was found on the window sill. It demanded $50,000 in ransom for the safe return of the child. A crude homemade ladder was also found leaning against the house. There were few other clues. The case took an odd turn when a 72-year-old good samaritan named John F. Condon took out a newspaper ad volunteering to act as an intermediary to negotiate with the kidnappers. His offer was accepted but neither Lindbergh nor Condon immediately informed the police for fear of putting the child's life in danger. Eventually the money--much of it in rare gold certificates--was paid to a man in a cemetery but the child was not returned. Shortly afterward a child's body was found in a wooded area not far from the Lindbergh home. It was badly decomposed and was identified as the Lindbergh child based on a slight deformity on its right foot. The child had died from a severe skull fracture. Eventually Bruno Richard Hauptmann, a German immigrant with a criminal record in his homeland, was tracked down for spending one of the gold certificates at a gas station. About $15,000 in ransom money was found in his house. Planks from his garage matched the wood used to make the crude ladder. Hauptmann proclaimed his innocence, claiming he was only holding the money for a man named Isador Fisch who had returned to Germany and died there. Hauptmann said he only began spending the money after learning of Fisch's death. Hauptmann was tried, found guilty, and executed in 1936. There is little doubt that Hauptmann was somehow connected with the kidnapping, but there are lingering suspicions that he was assisted by someone who knew the routine and the goings-on at the Lindbergh household. The Lindberghs were not even supposed to be at their Hopewell home on the night of the kidnapping. The kidnapper(s) also had to know precisely when and where the boy would be left unattended.
Tags: Lindbergh  kidnapping 
Added: 14th December 2007
Views: 1938
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Posted By: Lava1964
Window Stencils Tags: Window  Stencils  spray  snow  Christmas  decorations  decorating  holiday  fun  childhood   
Added: 23rd December 2014
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Posted By: Cathy
Easter Eggs Symbolize New Life Of all the symbols associated with Easter, the egg, the symbol of fertility and new life, is the most identifiable. The customs and traditions of using eggs have been associated with Easter for centuries. Originally Easter eggs were painted with bright colors to represent the sunlight of spring and were used in Easter-egg rolling contests or given as gifts. After they were colored and etched with various designs the eggs were exchanged by lovers and romantic admirers, much the same as valentines. In medieval time eggs were traditionally given at Easter to the servants. In Germany eggs were given to children along with other Easter gifts. Different cultures have developed their own ways of decorating Easter eggs. Crimson eggs, to honor the blood of Christ, are exchanged in Greece. In parts of Germany and Austria green eggs are used on Maundy Thursday (Holy Thursday). The Slavic people decorate their eggs in special patterns of gold and silver. In Germany and other countries eggs used for cooking where not broken, but the contents were removed by piercing the end of each egg with a needle and blowing the contents into a bowl. The hollow eggs were dyed and hung from shrubs and trees during the Easter Week. The Armenians would decorate hollow eggs with pictures of Christ, the Virgin Mary, and other religious designs. At the Jewish Passover Seder, a hard-boiled egg dipped in salt water symbolizes both new life and the Passover sacrifice offered at the Temple in Jerusalem.
Tags: easter  eggs  origins  of  the  tradition 
Added: 22nd March 2008
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Posted By: Naomi
Colony Hotel from the 30s Here's the Colony, originally built in the 30's, it was the winter home of NYers for years, now it's part of the Club scene on Miami Beach. I often think of the scene in Scarface, where Al Pacino meets with the Columbians for a drug deal, remember the chainsaw shower scene?? I think it was filmed next door. I know this neighborhood like the back of my hand.
Tags: colony  hotel  art  deco  miami  beach  hotels 
Added: 2nd April 2008
Views: 1603
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Posted By: Naomi
Dennis Weaver Promotes Mothers Pizza Here's another defunct restaurant chain that I miss: Mother's Pizza. The one in my hometown had a real 1920s atmosphere. They showed silent movies and had lots of cool antiques as decorations. The food was great too! Dennis Weaver did this commercial for Mother's sometime in the early 1980s.
Tags: Mothers  Pizza  commercial  Dennis  Weaver 
Added: 5th March 2008
Views: 1468
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Posted By: Lava1964
The Interior Decorator - Paul Lynde and Dean Martin Tags: The  Interior  Decorator  -  Paul  Lynde  and  Dean  Martin  Show  comedy      variety      show      funny      sketch      joke 
Added: 20th March 2008
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Posted By: Old Fart
Audie Murphy Life Cover Here is the very definition of an American hero: Audie Murphy, the most decorated American soldier of the Second World War. He was under age and undersized, but his battlefield exploits are almost beyond belief. Murphy was awarded 33 American military medals (including the Congressional Medal of Honor), five French military medals and one Belgian military medal. He was killed in a private plane accident in 1971. According to some sources, his grave at Arlington National Cemetery is the second-most visited, second only to John F. Kennedy's.
Tags: Audie  Murphy  Life  magazine 
Added: 7th August 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964

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