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The Decades - 1940s

Margaret Bourke-White

Margaret Bourke-White

Pictured above:  Margaret Bourke-White/Life Magazine

VAV!/April 11, 2014

... "in this experience of mine, there was one continuing marvel: the precision timing running through it some special graciousness of fate I am deposited—as all good photographers like to be—in the right place at the right time". - Margaret Bourke-White, American photographer, war correspondent, author and photojournalist.

Margaret Bourke-White took thousands of photographs in her career body of work. She captured iconic photographs of legendary individuals to include President Roosevelt, Pope Pius XII, Ghandi, Winston Churchill. Through her photographic genius, she brought the atrocities of war into American homes and shared history with the world at large. She captured the dawning of the industrial age, all the while she pioneered quality photojournalism and the photo essay.

Bourke-White was born on June 14th, 1904 in the Bronx, New York daughter of Joseph and Minnie Bourke-White. Her father was an engineer who was active in development of offset lithography and the rotary press. Her mother, a stenographer and avid homemaker who received her education at Pratt Institute.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 12 April 2014 04:26 )

The Decades - 1940s

Screen Legend Mickey Rooney Dies At 93

 Screen Legend Mickey Rooney Dies At 93

Pictured above:  Mickey Rooney

VAV!/April 7, 2014

Screen legend, Mickey Rooney, died Sunday, April 6, 2014 at his Hollywood home. He was 93.   Rooney is best remem...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 08 April 2014 06:19 )

The Decades - 1940s

Toomey, Casey Introduce Resolution Honoring “Wild Bill” Guarnere & Band Of Brothers

Toomey, Casey Introduce Resolution Honoring “Wild Bill” Guarnere & Band Of Brothers

Pictured above: Wild Bill Guarnere member of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division/ Easy Company WebBase /Contributed by Scr...

Last Updated ( Sunday, 30 March 2014 07:46 )

The Decades - 1940s

Screen Tests For Gone With The Wind

Screen Tests For Gone With The Wind

Pictured above: "Image credit(s): Insomnia Cured Here/twm1340 via Flickr"/Contributed by Screen Grab©

VAV!/February 26, 2014

What went into the making of the epic Amer...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 27 February 2014 08:02 )

The Decades - 1940s

President Franklin D. Roosevelt Signs The G.I. Bill Into Law.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt Signs The G.I. Bill Into Law.

Pictured above: "FDR signs the historic GI Bill of Rights." n.d. Photograph. U.S. Government

VAV!/February 26, 2014


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April 24 On This Day In History

Pictured above: Willie Shoemaker VAV!/April 24, 2012 1184 BCE - The Trojan Horse of Greece entered Troy via Greek Forces. 1704 - The Boston News-Letter was the first American newspaper to be published. 1781 - Phillips and Arnold launched an attack on Petersburg, Virginia. 1778 - The Continental Navy sloop Ranger captured HMS Drake. 1779 – Eleazar Wheelock, American minister and academic died.  He founded Dartmouth College (b. 1711) 1800 - The United States Library of Congress is established after President John Adams signed legislation to appropriate $5,000 USD to purchase "such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress". 1805 - United States Marines attacked and captured the town of Derna in Tripoli.


April 23 On This Day In History

Pictured above:  The First Presidential Mansion/{{PD-US}} – published in the US before 1923 and public domain in the US. VAV!/April 23, 2014 1616 - English poet and dramatist William Shakespeare, died at age 52 on what has been otherwise regarded as the anniversary of his birth in 1564. 1635 - The first public school in America, the Boston Latin School, was founded. 1778 - John Paul Jones burns Whitehaven, England.


The History of Earth Day

VAV!/April 22, 2014 Each year, Earth Day, April 22, marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement launched in 1970. During the 1970's, when Flower Children were strewing love, peace and flowers onto a world drowning with air and water pollutants from factories, a war raged on in Vietnam.  However, there was a change 'blowin' in the wind'... With the publication of author Rachel Carson's New York Times bestseller "Silent Spring" in 1962, a watershed moment for the modern environmental movement took place. Through her book, Ms. Carson raised public awareness and concern for living organisms, the environment and public health. Earth Day 1970 grasped onto the growing tide of consciousness to place environmental concerns into the forefront globally.


The History of The Feeding Bottle

Pictured above: Middle River, Maryland. A FSA (Farm Security Administration) housing project (later administered by the National Housing Agency) for Glenn L. Martin aircraft workers. A baby drinking from its bottle/LOC VAV!/April 22, 2014 Bottle feeding may be the most suitable option for families and the new baby. In fact, bottle feeding may be the only option available!   It's natural to take the feeding bottle for granted, but hold on! Let's visit "The History of The Feeding Bottle "  and take a closer look into its historical evolution of where it all began. The feeding bottle was introduced in the 19th century but there is evidence that a form of artificial feedings were used throughout ancient times.  We know this because vessels in a variety of shapes and sizes have been discovered dating back thousands of years BC, through the Roman Era, Middle Ages, and into the Renaissance. It wasn't until the Industrial Revolution that an improved, refined, hygienic, and sanitary version of the feeding bottle came into existence.


April 22 On This Day In History

Pictured above:  Earth Day, 1970 VAV!/April 22, 2013 1778 - Captain John Paul Jones of the Ranger led landing party raid on Whitehaven, England 1793 - Philadelphia hosted the first circus attended by George Washington. 1836 - A day after the Battle of San Jacinto, forces under Texas General Sam Houston captured Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna. 1864 - Congress authorized the use of the phrase "In God We Trust" on U.S. coins. 1876 - The National League began its inaugural season.

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