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1970s

Abe Vigoda

Abe Vigoda

Pictured above: Abe Vigoda as Detective Phil Fish from the television program Barney Miller/20 October 1977

VAV!/January 27, 2016

Abe Vigoda, known for his role as mobster Tessio in "The Godfather" and Detective Phil Fish on the hit sitcom "Barney Miller," died in his sleep on Tuesday morning, January 26, 2016, in Woodland Park, N.J. He was 94.

Vigoda. who spent most of his career in the theater, was 50 when he won the role of Salvatore Tessio in Francis Ford Coppola's 1972 adaptation of the Mario Puzo novel "The Godfather."

Last Updated ( Sunday, 31 January 2016 12:47 )

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1950s

Atom Bomb Tests - Target Nevada

Atom Bomb Tests - Target Nevada

VAV!/January 27, 2016

Able, a 1-kiloton device was dropped over Frenchman Flat on January 27th, 1951 by a B-50 Superfortress. The first A-bomb of the Operation Ranger seri...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 28 January 2016 07:20 )

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Art Deco

American Bell Telephone Company

American Bell Telephone Company

VAV!/March 21, 2015

On March 7, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell received a United States patent for the invention of the telephone. By 1877, he formed the American Bell Telephon...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 31 December 2015 05:16 )

1960s

Super Bowl Savvy Handbook

Super Bowl Savvy Handbook

VAV!/February 3, 2013

Okay, its the big day, Super Bowl and everyone's got lots of friends stopping by, the best in television experience, rocking audio speakers systems, a ...

Last Updated ( Sunday, 13 December 2015 07:07 )

Art Deco

The Nobel Prize

The Nobel Prize
Pictured above:   Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
VAV!/ December 12, 2014 
 
On December 10, 1901, the first Nobel Prizes  were awarded in Stockholm, Sweden o...
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Victorian

Abraham Lincoln's Assassination - An Eyewitness Account

Abraham Lincoln's Assassination - An Eyewitness Account

Pictured above: The President's box at Ford's Theatre/LOC

VAV!/April 17, 2013

A video clip from the 1956 television show, "I've Got a Secret", featured a 96 year old man id...

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1960s

December 12-16, 1961, Martin Luther King, Jr. Protests In Albany, GA.

December 12-16, 1961, Martin Luther King, Jr.  Protests In Albany, GA.

Pictured above: Three antisegregationist leaders were marched off to jail in Albany, Ga., on charges of "disobeying an officer, congregating on the sidewalk and disorderl...

Last Updated ( Saturday, 05 December 2015 05:57 )

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1940s

Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse

Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse

VAV!/May 7, 2014

On November 7, 1940 , the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, also known as "Gallopin' Gertie,"  completed just four months previously, swayed and collapsed in a 42...

Last Updated ( Sunday, 08 November 2015 06:51 )

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1960s

Black Friday Origins

Black Friday Origins

VAV!/November 4, 2015 

" In the United States, the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas has long seen the most intense consumer sales and hence the most active ec...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 26 November 2015 18:44 )

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1980s

Black Friday Origins

Black Friday Origins

VAV!/November 4, 2015 

" In the United States, the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas has long seen the most intense consumer sales and hence the most active ec...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 26 November 2015 18:44 )

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Art Deco

The Lincoln Highway - Every Mile Is A Story

The Lincoln Highway -  Every Mile Is A Story

VAV!/October 31, 2015

Hey there, neighbor, goin' my way? East or west on the Lincoln Highway? Hey there Yankee, give out with a great big thank-ee; You're in God's Country...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 28 January 2016 10:38 )

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Abe Vigoda

Pictured above: Abe Vigoda as Detective Phil Fish from the television program Barney Miller/20 October 1977 VAV!/January 27, 2016 Abe Vigoda, known for his role as mobster Tessio in "The Godfather" and Detective Phil Fish on the hit sitcom "Barney Miller," died in his sleep on Tuesday morning, January 26, 2016, in Woodland Park, N.J. He was 94. Vigoda. who spent most of his career in the theater, was 50 when he won the role of Salvatore Tessio in Francis Ford Coppola's 1972 adaptation of the Mario Puzo novel "The Godfather."

 

Abe Vigoda

Pictured above: Abe Vigoda as Detective Phil Fish from the television program Barney Miller/20 October 1977 VAV!/January 27, 2016 Abe Vigoda, known for his role as mobster Tessio in "The Godfather" and Detective Phil Fish on the hit sitcom "Barney Miller," died in his sleep on Tuesday morning, January 26, 2016, in Woodland Park, N.J. He was 94. Vigoda. who spent most of his career in the theater, was 50 when he won the role of Salvatore Tessio in Francis Ford Coppola's 1972 adaptation of the Mario Puzo novel "The Godfather."

 

Abe Vigoda

Pictured above: Abe Vigoda as Detective Phil Fish from the television program Barney Miller/20 October 1977 VAV!/January 27, 2016 Abe Vigoda, known for his role as mobster Tessio in "The Godfather" and Detective Phil Fish on the hit sitcom "Barney Miller," died in his sleep on Tuesday morning, January 26, 2016, in Woodland Park, N.J. He was 94. Vigoda. who spent most of his career in the theater, was 50 when he won the role of Salvatore Tessio in Francis Ford Coppola's 1972 adaptation of the Mario Puzo novel "The Godfather."

 

Atom Bomb Tests - Target Nevada

VAV!/January 27, 2016 Able, a 1-kiloton device was dropped over Frenchman Flat on January 27th, 1951 by a B-50 Superfortress. The first A-bomb of the Operation Ranger series, Able was also the first nuclear test at the Nevada Proving Ground. It launched Las Vegas into the atomic age and was followed by 99 atmospheric nuclear tests and 828 below ground nuclear tests. The Nevada Test Site, today known as the Nevada National Security Site, is a 1,375 square mile area that lies north of Las Vegas, Nevada.  This desert was originally an Army Air Corps aerial gunnery range used to train pilots and gunners in World War II. Following the war, it was enlarged and was designated the site for carrying out America's nuclear tests by President Harry Truman in 1951.

 

Atom Bomb Tests - Target Nevada

VAV!/January 27, 2016 Able, a 1-kiloton device was dropped over Frenchman Flat on January 27th, 1951 by a B-50 Superfortress. The first A-bomb of the Operation Ranger series, Able was also the first nuclear test at the Nevada Proving Ground. It launched Las Vegas into the atomic age and was followed by 99 atmospheric nuclear tests and 828 below ground nuclear tests. The Nevada Test Site, today known as the Nevada National Security Site, is a 1,375 square mile area that lies north of Las Vegas, Nevada.  This desert was originally an Army Air Corps aerial gunnery range used to train pilots and gunners in World War II. Following the war, it was enlarged and was designated the site for carrying out America's nuclear tests by President Harry Truman in 1951.

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