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Old Photos: New York Historical Photos

New York Historical Photos – An Amazing Look at Pre-1900 New York City & Central Park

New York City is one of America’s oldest and largest cities. First settled along the Hudson River in 1624 by the Dutch, the colony of New Amsterdam was established on Manhattan Island two years later in 1626. In 1664, English settlers took control of the area and renamed it New York….

April 7, 2018 / 1 Comment / by / in ,
How April Fools’ Day Got Started

The Meaning and Origin of April Fools’ Day

The origin of April Fools’ Day has stumped historians for centuries and to this day there is not a definitive answer.  In fact, an article written in 1708 for Britain’s Apollo Magazine asks the same question.

Quit Mucking With The Date

The prevailing idea involves the switch from the Julian to Gregorian calendar, but it is based entirely on conjecture and not evidence….

April 3, 2018 / 2 Comments / by / in
The Mystery of The Mary Celeste

Mary Celeste – The Unsolved Mystery of Her Lost Passengers and Abandonment

The Mary Celeste was an American ship that was found adrift and abandoned near the Azores Islands on December 5, 1872. The mystery surrounding her has to do with what happened to her passengers and crew and why she was abandoned in the first place, as she was still seaworthy at the time….

April 2, 2018 / by / in
Old Photos: Fabulous 1940s Photos

Old Photos:  15 Fun & Fabulous 1940s Photos

The 1940s were turbulent times, with much of the decade being caught up in World War II. However, there were still fun and exciting things going on. Jazz music and swing dancing were wildly popular, and there were some great 1940s fashion trends. …

March 30, 2018 / by / in
How the Acronym ‘YOLO’ Got Started

The Meaning and Origin of the Acronym: YOLO

What Started the “YOLO” Craze?

The popular phrase used without hesitation in today’s society, “YOLO” or “You Only Live Once” was thought to have been started by rapper Drake in the song “The Motto” in 2011….

March 28, 2018 / by / in
Old Photos: Jayne Mansfield – Rare Historical Photos

Jayne Mansfield – Rare Historical Photos from the Netherlands – October, 1957

Born Vera Jayne Palmer, Jayne Mansfield was a wildly popular American film, theater, and television actress. In addition to acting, Jayne was also a nightclub entertainer, singer, and one of the first Playboy Playmates. She was one of Hollywood’s best-known sex symbols during the 1950s and early 1960s…

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Civil War Photos – Part 2 (20 Historical Photos)

Civil War Photographs – Part 2

Civil War Photographs – Photography was still a relatively new technology during the American Civil War, but war correspondents managed to capture thousands of riveting photos throughout the conflict. These graphic images brought the front line of the war straight to the people of the United States and the entire world….

March 4, 2018 / by / in ,
The Unsolved Murder of Tupac Shakur

Unsolved Murders: The Unsolved Murder of Tupac Shakur – Who Killed Tupac?

Tupac Shakur’s Murder

On Saturday, September 7th, 1996, American rapper / hip-hop artist Tupac Shakur was shot in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tupac was riding in a BMW driven by promoter Suge Knight.  The pair was stopped at a traffic light at East Flamingo Road and Koval Lane at 11:15 p.m. when the shooting occurred….

February 23, 2018 / by / in
Bonnie Parker Poetry – Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie Parker Poetry – Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie and Clyde were legendary outlaws that robbed banks, killed people and terrorized part of the country during the Great Depression. Police officials and the FBI viewed Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker as dangerous criminals, but much of the public admired the couple and viewed them as modern-day Robin Hoods. Their legend and warm perception with the public was in part aided by Bonnie Parker’s poems: “The Story of Suicide Sal,” and “The Story of Bonnie and Clyde.”…

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