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Fanny Brice Of The The Ziegfeld Follies

Fanny Brice Of The The Ziegfeld Follies

Pictured above:  Fanny Brice

VAV!/February 29, 2012

"I breathed and ate and drank and lived theater -- in my neighborhood were all the nationalities of all of Europe. That is where I learned my accents; the Polish woman with her intonation rising up like chant. I saw Loscha of the Coney Island popcorn counter and Marta of the cheeses at Brodsky's Delicatessen and the Sadies and the Rachels and the Birdies at the Second Avenue dance halls. They all welded together and came out staggeringly true to type in one big authentic outline." ~Fanny Brice, 1936

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The Decades - Art Deco

Inez Milholland Boissevain - American Joan Of Arc

Inez Milholland Boissevain - American Joan Of Arc

Pictured above: Inez Milholland Boissevain, wearing white cape, seated on white horse at the National American Woman Suffrage Association parade, March 3, 1913, Wash...

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 19 March 2014 06:39 )

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The 1913 National American Woman's Suffrage Association March

The 1913 National American Woman's Suffrage Association March

Pictured above:  Inez Milholland Boissevain, wearing white cape, seated on white horse at the National American Woman Suffrage Association parade, March 3, 1913, Was...

Last Updated ( Monday, 17 March 2014 05:16 )

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May Mail Babies By Parcel Post

May Mail Babies By Parcel Post

Pictured above: Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institute

VAV!/February 8, 2014

When the  Parcel Post System was introduced to Americans on July 1, 1913  its growth wa...

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Nabisco

Nabisco

Pictured above: Fairfax, Virginia. A Nabisco truck on the door of which is displayed a United States Truck Conservation Corps pledge. The driver is taking a box of p...

Last Updated ( Monday, 27 January 2014 18:26 )

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Musical Autographs Radio Program

  VAV!/November 18, 2014/Contributed by Dennis Nyhagen Guy Lombardo and his brothers were arguably the most successful big band of The Golden Age of Radio. Along with his Royal Canadians, Lombardo built a band music franchise that had become a multi-million dollar enterprise by the World War II years. For almost half a century, Guy Lombardo's performances of Auld Lang Syne had become an American tradition in bringing in New Years Eve across the country. Indeed, well after his passing in 1977, Lombardo's rendition of Auld Lang Syne is the first song played during every Times Square celebration of New Years Eve.

 

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2014

... LET'S HAVE A PARADE™ THE 88TH ANNUAL MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE® MARKS THE START OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH THE NATION'S MOST BELOVED SPECTACLE, FEATURING GIANT HELIUM BALLOONS, FLOATS OF WONDER, PULSE POUNDING MARCHING BANDS, ROLLICKING PERFORMANCE GROUPS, CELEBRITY APPEARANCES AND THE ONE-AND-ONLY SANTA CLAUS VAV!/November 15, 2014 New York City, NY As the nation gathers to celebrate and give thanks with family and friends, the biggest spectacle of the holiday season returns to entertain millions, as the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade® hits the streets of New York City. On Thursday, Nov. 27 at 9 a.m., more than 8,000 participants, some donning clown costumes, handling balloon giants or striking up the band, will set down the streets of Manhattan at the sound of the time honored catchphrase Let's Have a Parade™. With a live audience, more than 3.5 million strong and a nationwide television gathering of more than 50 million viewers, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is the nation's most beloved holiday pageant.

 

Pot legal at the White House?

VAV!/November 13, 2014/Contributed by Will Roberts FYI... DC pass the marijuana law by 35 points. it's now officially legal to smoke weed in Washington DC!

 

First Peacetime Military Draft Signed Into Law - Selective Training and Service Act Of 1940

Pictured above: President Roosevelt, left, looks on as Secretary of War Stimson draws the first capsules in the National Lottery for selective service registrants in October 1940. (DA photograph) VAV!/November 13, 2014 On September 16, 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940 which created the country's first peacetime draft in history and formally established the Selective Service System as an independent Federal agency.  Throughout the following six weeks after the signing, men across the nation were obligated to register to receive draft numbers.  On October 29, 1940, before a crowed of over 1,000 onlookers, gathered in the Interdepartment Auditorium located on Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC. , President Roosevelt, along with Cabinet officers, and Members of Congress drew the first draft number.

 

Electrolux

Pictured above: LUXOMATIC/Courtesy of Elektrolux VAV!/November 9, 2014 Having started out with the sale of a single vacuum cleaner, after 90 years of innovations and acquisitions, Electrolux is now a global leader in home and professional appliances! Electrolux designed the first ever vacuum cleaner with metal runners and launched the world's first countertop dishwasher. Here you can follow other notable years in the company's design history. Here's the Electrolux timeline:

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