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

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.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 13 November 2014 09:16 )

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Arts and Crafts

Electrolux

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 acquisi...

Last Updated ( Sunday, 09 November 2014 12:06 )

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Arts and Crafts

Daylight Savings Time DST

Daylight Savings Time DST

Pictured above:  Clock face/Horydczak, Theodor, ca. 1890-1971. Theodor Horydczak Collection (Library of Congress)

VAV!/March 8, 2014

Just when our inner child was begi...

Last Updated ( Saturday, 01 November 2014 07:07 )

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1950s

As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling - A Memoir By His Daughter, Anne Serling

As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling - A Memoir By His Daughter, Anne Serling

Pictured above: Rod Serling and daughter, Anne Serling, Author of "As I knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling"/From the personal photographs and journals of Anne Serling

VAV!/Octo...

Last Updated ( Monday, 03 November 2014 09:32 )

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Victorian

Halloween

Halloween

Pictured above: The Haunted Lane/ c1889/LOC

VAV!/October 22, 2014

The black as night holiday, Halloween , is celebrated on October 31.   Otherwise known as Hallowe'e...

Last Updated ( Saturday, 01 November 2014 06:00 )

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1960s

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Pictured above:  Martin Luther King

VAV!/March 17, 2011

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr (January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968)  was a charismatic civil rights leader who f...

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Victorian

Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall

Pictured above:   Carnegie Hall

VAV!/October 12, 2014

The majestic history of the world class Carnegie Hall was launched in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. It was the s...

Last Updated ( Sunday, 12 October 2014 07:34 )

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1950s

Clark Gable - The King Of Hollywood

Clark Gable - The King Of Hollywood

Pictured above: 

VAV!/August 24, 2014

"I'm just a lucky slob from Ohio who happened to be in the right place at the right time." - Clark Gable

Once known as 'The King of...

Last Updated ( Monday, 17 November 2014 06:46 )

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Arts and Crafts

Macy's

Macy's

Pictured above: Macy's Department Store's flagship location in Manhattan, New York/Highsmith, Carol M., 1946-, photographer/between 1980 and 2006/LOC

VAV!/September 21, 20...

Last Updated ( Monday, 17 November 2014 06:48 )

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1920s

Sardi's Restaurant - Toast Of Broadway

Sardi's Restaurant - Toast Of Broadway

Pictured above: Window into Sardi's BarReflections of Shubert Theater/Photographer: Tom Dussault/February 24, 2011/ CC / Flickr

VAV!/September 20, 2014

The Broadway theatre wo...

Last Updated ( Saturday, 20 September 2014 07:40 )

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Arts and Crafts

The Beverly Hills Hotel And Bungalows

The Beverly Hills Hotel And Bungalows

Pictured above: Pictured above: The Beverly Hills Hotel/By tobiwei/used under CC / Flickr

VAV!/September 7, 2014

The history of The Beverly Hills Hotel, whose name is syn...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 23 September 2014 04:26 )

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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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