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Connie Stevens - Irrepressible

Connie Stevens - Irrepressible

 

Pictured above:  Connie Stevens

VAV!/April 17, 2014

Connie Stevens, born Concetta Rosalie Ann Ingoglia on August 8, 1938 in Brooklyn, NY, has a career that spans well over 30 years. She is a motion picture star, television star, Broadway star, recording artist, director, producer, and humanitarian who was bebopping all over the 1950s and 1960s since she first sang in a group called The Three Debs at age 16. She recorded far out way cool tunes in the early sixties, to include "Kookie Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb)", and the number one record in the country in 1961, "Sixteen Reasons".

Last Updated ( Saturday, 19 April 2014 05:54 )

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1970s

Apollo 13: "Houston, we've had a problem"

Apollo 13:

Pictured above:  Apollo 13 Crew/L-R/Fred. W. Haise, Jr., lunar module pilot; James A. Lovell Jr., commander; and John L. Swigert Jr.,/NASA

" Houston, we've had a probl...

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 16 April 2014 21:37 )

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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 ...

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

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Arts and Crafts

Military Personal Identity Tags - "Dog Tags"

Military Personal Identity Tags -

Pictured above: FORD, EDWARD R., I.D. TAG/Harris & Ewing, photographer/Published: between 1913 and 1918/LOC

VAV!/April 9, 2014/Contributed by  Data Reporter - Data...

Last Updated ( Monday, 14 April 2014 05:46 )

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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 )

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1960s

Hobart "Hobie" Alter

Hobart

Pictured above: A Hobie Cat rests just one day after the passing of its creator Hobart Hobie Alter/30 March 2014, 07:37:52/Author WPPilot/ Wikipedia /Contributed by Screen ...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 01 April 2014 22:21 )

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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 )

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1970s

Stephen Stills' "Manassas": "Both of Us (Bound to Lose)" (1972)

 Stephen Stills'

Pictured above: Stephen Still's Band and Manassas cover

VAV!/March 27, 2014/Contributed by Field Reporter,  Paco Malo

In the spring of 1972 perspective, Stephen Stills'...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 27 March 2014 12:25 )

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Arts and Crafts

Fannie Farmer And The Fannie Farmer CookBook

Fannie Farmer And The Fannie Farmer CookBook

Pictured above: Schrafft's, Madison Ave. and 58th St., New York City. Cakes in bakery/Gottscho-Schleisner, Inc., photographer/1948 Jan. 30

VAV!/March 24, 2014

"I always was...

Last Updated ( Saturday, 12 April 2014 05:25 )

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Victorian

The United States Military Academy at West Point (USMA) Duty • Honor • Country

The United States Military Academy at West Point (USMA)   Duty • Honor • Country

 

Pictured above: Cadets on Parade, West Point/Bain News Service, publisher/between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915/LOC

VAV!/March 16, 2014

On March 16, 1802, President Thomas Je...

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 19 March 2014 06:40 )

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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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April 20 On This Day In History

Pictured above:  Halley's Comet VAV!/April 20, 2012 1769 - Chief of the Ottawa's killed by an Indian in Cahokia, Illinois. 1777 - New York adopted a new constitution as an independent state. 1818 - Congress passed a protection tariff legislation.

 

April 19 On This Day In History

Pictured above: Cast from "Father Knows Best" VAV!/April 19, 2012 "Old soldiers never die, they just fade away." - General MacArthur 1775 –  The American Revolution began after fighting broke out at Lexington, MA. 1782 – John Adams secured the Dutch Republic's recognition of the United States as an independent government. The house which he had purchased in The Hague, Netherlands becomes the first American embassy. 1783 - George Washington proclaimed the end of hostilities. 1802 - The Spanish reopened New Orleans port to the American merchants. 1852 - The California Historical Society was founded. 1861 - Thaddeus S. C. Lowe traveled 900 miles in nine hours in a hot air balloon from Cincinnati, OH, to Unionville, SC. 1861 – During the Baltimore riot of 1861, A pro-Secession mob in Baltimore, Maryland, attacked United States Army troops marching through the city. 1861 - President Lincoln ordered blockade of Southern ports from SC to Texas.

 

April 18 On This Day In History

Pictured above: Ruins of San Francisco, from the Site of the Mechanics' Pavilion,San Francisco, California, copyright 1906/Taking the Long View: Panoramic Photographs, 1851-1991/LOC VAV!/April 18, 2014 {play}images/audio/GGPM.mp3{/play} Above:  Actual recorded sound of an earthquake 1676 - Sudbury, Massachusetts attacked by Indians. 1775 -Paul Revere began his famous ride from Charlestown to Lexington, Mass., warning American colonists that the British were coming. "The British are coming!" 1796 - In New York City, the first Opera 'The Archers', was composed. 1806 - The Non-Importation Act was put in affect. 1831 - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa was officially opened. 1846 - R.E. House received a Patent for the telegraph ticker.

 

Connie Stevens - Irrepressible

  Pictured above:  Connie Stevens VAV!/April 17, 2014 Connie Stevens, born Concetta Rosalie Ann Ingoglia on August 8, 1938 in Brooklyn, NY, has a career that spans well over 30 years. She is a motion picture star, television star, Broadway star, recording artist, director, producer, and humanitarian who was bebopping all over the 1950s and 1960s since she first sang in a group called The Three Debs at age 16. She recorded far out way cool tunes in the early sixties, to include "Kookie Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb)", and the number one record in the country in 1961, "Sixteen Reasons".

 

April 17 On This Day In History

Pictured above: Author, Thornton Wilder as Mr. Antrobus in The Skin of Your [Our] Teeth, Carl Van Vechten, photographer, August 18, 1948/LOC VAV!/April 17, 2013 1492 - A contractual agreement was signed by Christopher Columbus and a representative of Spain's King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, granting Columbus a commission to seek a westward ocean passage to Asia. 1521 - Martin Luther was excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church after refusal to admit charges of heresy. 1524 - Navigator, Giovanni Verrazano, reached New York Harbor. 1629 - Horses were imported into the colonies by the Massachusetts Bay Colony on this day.

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