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The Decades - 1980s

Deadliest Commercial Airline Crashes In America's History

Deadliest Commercial Airline Crashes In America's History

Pictured above: A portion of the tail from the TWA plane at the Grand Canyon crash site in 1956/ Courtesy of the NPS

VAV!/March 24, 2015

Some of the worst commercial airline crashes in America involved terrorist activity. Of those crashes involved, four occurred on September 11, 2001 in rapid fire succession... a crash into New York's World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a rural Pennsylvania field, near the town of Shanksville; the 1988 downing of Pan Am Flight 103 in Lockerbie, Scotland.  There are many other crashes that involved problems associated with mid air collisions, mechanical/faulty issues, weather, pilot error, improper storage practices and a variety of other reasons that are blamed for loss of life.

Listed are America's commercial airline crashes where at least 100 people met their deaths in each incident.

June 30, 1956 – The  mid-air collision between United Airlines Flight 718, a DC-7 and TWA Flight 2, a Lockheed Constellation, over the Grand Canyon, killed all 128 aboard both aircraft; operating under Visual Flight Rules, the planes fail to see each other and collided; the Federal Aviation Administration was created in the aftermath.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 08 April 2015 20:43 )

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The Decades - 1980s

Bess Myerson - Years Ahead Of Her Time

Bess Myerson - Years Ahead Of Her Time

Pictured above: Bess Myerson, 1957

VAV!/January 5, 2015

Politician, actress, entertainer and Miss America 1945, Bess Myerson, died on December 14, 2014 at her home in Santa M...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 06 January 2015 06:58 )

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The Decades - 1980s

Hurricanes Throughout History

Hurricanes Throughout History

Pictured above: Mississippi Gulf Coast in august 1969 following Hurricane Camille. This scene of destruction was typical of the damage left by Hurricane Camille when it r...

Last Updated ( Monday, 01 September 2014 05:42 )

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The Decades - 1980s

Rolling Thunder

 Rolling Thunder

VAV/May 25, 2014

Memorial Day is a United States Federal holiday, celebrated on the last Monday in May.  This celebration recognizes the rights and costs of freedom, lib...

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The Decades - 1980s

Dipping Your Toes Into The Sand - Swim Wear Of Yesterday

Dipping Your Toes Into The Sand - Swim Wear  Of Yesterday

VAV!/July 5, 2014

Summer means excitement ahead, events, and adventure. For many, school is out, graduations are behind us,  glorious fun in the sun is before us, and...

Last Updated ( Friday, 17 April 2015 05:54 )

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The Age of Adaline

Pictured above:  Adaline, portrayed by Blake Lively VAV!/May 21, 2015/Contributed by Star In Her Eyes A sweet, romantic tale, The Age of Adaline, is a different kind of film. Though it's a romance, there is a touch of science fiction to explain Adaline's peculiar situation. Instead of a typical movie, the film seems more like a fantasy tale done in water colors and rose-water. Adaline is like everyone else who ever lived. She decides to marry and have a child and nothing seems extraordinary about her life. Things change when she is involved in a one car accident. Nature collides with science, and she changes. But Adaline never changes, never ages, and has to leave her hometown so the government does use her as a test subject. She never spends too much time in one place but keeps up with her daughter, happy with her simple, nomadic life. That changes when she meets Ellis Jones, and her feelings for him cause her to rethink all her rules.

 

The Baltimore And Ohio Railroad

VAV!/May 20, 2015 The story that the B&O Railroad Museum can tell better than any other organization on earth is the story of how railroads and railroaders shaped the course of American history during pivotal moments of the conflict. - B& O Railroad Museum Through the years, railroads have always played an integral part in the settlement of America and its industrialization. They carried people from coast to coast and through the placement of stations enabled the establishment of urban centers that served rural populations. Major industrial centers developed alongside the railroad's major transportation hubs. Railroad centers provided links to the other major form of bulk transportation, river transportation and ocean-going vessels. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, pioneered by Philip E. Thomas and George Brown in Baltimore, Maryland, was the location of one of the first commercial railroads  Here's how history plays out in the Baltimore and Ohio's beginning days... In 1826, Thomas and Brown carefully studied the railway systems in England, at the time, commercial ventures. Following their findings, they called a meeting on February 12, 1827, with some twenty-five citizens, primarily Baltimore merchants or bankers, "to take into consideration the best means of restoring to the city of Baltimore that portion of the western trade which has lately been diverted from it by the introduction of steam navigation and by other causes."

 

The Baltimore And Ohio Railroad

VAV!/May 20, 2015 The story that the B&O Railroad Museum can tell better than any other organization on earth is the story of how railroads and railroaders shaped the course of American history during pivotal moments of the conflict. - B& O Railroad Museum Through the years, railroads have always played an integral part in the settlement of America and its industrialization. They carried people from coast to coast and through the placement of stations enabled the establishment of urban centers that served rural populations. Major industrial centers developed alongside the railroad's major transportation hubs. Railroad centers provided links to the other major form of bulk transportation, river transportation and ocean-going vessels. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, pioneered by Philip E. Thomas and George Brown in Baltimore, Maryland, was the location of one of the first commercial railroads  Here's how history plays out in the Baltimore and Ohio's beginning days... In 1826, Thomas and Brown carefully studied the railway systems in England, at the time, commercial ventures. Following their findings, they called a meeting on February 12, 1827, with some twenty-five citizens, primarily Baltimore merchants or bankers, "to take into consideration the best means of restoring to the city of Baltimore that portion of the western trade which has lately been diverted from it by the introduction of steam navigation and by other causes."

 

The Baltimore And Ohio Railroad

VAV!/May 20, 2015 The story that the B&O Railroad Museum can tell better than any other organization on earth is the story of how railroads and railroaders shaped the course of American history during pivotal moments of the conflict. - B& O Railroad Museum Through the years, railroads have always played an integral part in the settlement of America and its industrialization. They carried people from coast to coast and through the placement of stations enabled the establishment of urban centers that served rural populations. Major industrial centers developed alongside the railroad's major transportation hubs. Railroad centers provided links to the other major form of bulk transportation, river transportation and ocean-going vessels. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, pioneered by Philip E. Thomas and George Brown in Baltimore, Maryland, was the location of one of the first commercial railroads  Here's how history plays out in the Baltimore and Ohio's beginning days... In 1826, Thomas and Brown carefully studied the railway systems in England, at the time, commercial ventures. Following their findings, they called a meeting on February 12, 1827, with some twenty-five citizens, primarily Baltimore merchants or bankers, "to take into consideration the best means of restoring to the city of Baltimore that portion of the western trade which has lately been diverted from it by the introduction of steam navigation and by other causes."

 

The Baltimore And Ohio Railroad

VAV!/May 20, 2015 The story that the B&O Railroad Museum can tell better than any other organization on earth is the story of how railroads and railroaders shaped the course of American history during pivotal moments of the conflict. - B& O Railroad Museum Through the years, railroads have always played an integral part in the settlement of America and its industrialization. They carried people from coast to coast and through the placement of stations enabled the establishment of urban centers that served rural populations. Major industrial centers developed alongside the railroad's major transportation hubs. Railroad centers provided links to the other major form of bulk transportation, river transportation and ocean-going vessels. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, pioneered by Philip E. Thomas and George Brown in Baltimore, Maryland, was the location of one of the first commercial railroads  Here's how history plays out in the Baltimore and Ohio's beginning days... In 1826, Thomas and Brown carefully studied the railway systems in England, at the time, commercial ventures. Following their findings, they called a meeting on February 12, 1827, with some twenty-five citizens, primarily Baltimore merchants or bankers, "to take into consideration the best means of restoring to the city of Baltimore that portion of the western trade which has lately been diverted from it by the introduction of steam navigation and by other causes."

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