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St. Valentines Day Massacre

St. Valentines Day Massacre

Pictured above: Two guns used in the 1929 Massacre/Courtesy The Mob Museum

VAV!/February 14, 2015

On February 14, 1929, a day that was anything but sweet hearts amidst a bed of roses, the St. Valentines Day Massacre unfolded as five rivals of gangster A...

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day

VAV!/February 13, 2012

 

Saint Valentine's Day, or more popularly known today as Valent...

First Civilians In American History To Die For Espionage

First Civilians In American History To Die For Espionage

Above: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, separated by heavy wire screen as they leave U.S. Court...

General Motors

General Motors

Pictured above: Cadillac El Dorado

VAV!/June 24, 2011

Who could have anticipated the pu...

 

August 1 On This Day In US History

August 1 On This Day In US History

Pictured above: Ute Indian Camp, Garden of the Gods, Shan Kive/c1913/LOC.

VAV!/August 1, 2015

1620 – The Speedwell brought pilgrims to America by way of England.

1774 – Brit...

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The Art Of Being A 1950s Housewife

The Art Of Being A 1950s Housewife

VAV!/December 7, 2015

Let's take a nostalgic trip back to the 1950s and investigate what life was like for suburban women, or more specifically, probing the art of being a h...

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Hood Ornaments - An Art Form All Their Own

Hood Ornaments - An Art Form All Their Own

Pictured above: The Spirit of Ecstasy/Rolls Royce Ornament

VAV!/February 8, 2015

The hood ornament or "mascot,"' remains a striking vestige of the past and a distinctive st...

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Chef Paul Prudhomme

 Chef Paul Prudhomme

Pictured above: Chef Paul Prudhomme /Image courtesy of FB Screen Grab©

VAV!/October 8, 2014

Renowned celebrity chef, Paul Prudhomme , who has been credited with popularizing Ca...

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Obamacare Insurers Sweeten Plans With Free Doctor Visits

Obamacare Insurers Sweeten Plans With Free Doctor Visits

Pictured above: Dr. Craig McDougall of ZOOM+ discussing food as medicine with a patient (Photo courtesy of ZOOM+)

VAV!/January 4,2016/By Phil Galewitz  / Kaiser health N...

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KFC TWISTERS RECIPE

 KFC TWISTERS RECIPE

 

January 17, 2016/Contributed by Bobby of the Blog Chef

This is a copycat recipe for the Twisters from KFC restaurant. The Twister consists of fried chicken strips, l...

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Edna Woolman Chase

Edna Woolman Chase

VAV!/March 14, 2015

" Fashion can be bought. Style one must possess." ~ Edna Woolman Chase

On March 14, 1877, Edna Woolman Chase was born. She was the American editor of Vogue...

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Max Factor Father Of Modern Make-up

Max Factor Father Of Modern Make-up

Pictured above:  Max Factor Advertisement

VAV/July 29, 2015/ Ad contributed by Oh-Katie-Kookie Kat

Max Factor..."You smooth it on and suddenly love is just a kiss away...

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Highlights for Children Is Devoted To "Fun with a Purpose™!

Highlights for Children Is Devoted To

Pictured above:  Highlights for Children/June 1946 Issue

VAV!/February 2, 2015

I t's true! Highlights for Children has been helping children become their best selves for ...

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Finding Places For Your Cat To Scratch

Finding Places For Your Cat To Scratch

VAV!/June 18, 2015

So, your beloved cat scratches, preens, jumps, and chews? All excellent signs of a happy, healthy cat. But, your home will likely be far more peaceful f...

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The Art Of Being A 1950s Housewife

The Art Of Being A 1950s Housewife

VAV!/December 7, 2015

Let's take a nostalgic trip back to the 1950s and investigate what life was like for suburban women, or more specifically, probing the art of being a h...

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FIRST PREPARATIONS BEFORE A WEDDING

FIRST PREPARATIONS BEFORE A WEDDING

Pictured above: "The radiance of a truly happy bride is so beautifying that even a plain girl is made pretty, and a pretty one, divine." / ETIQUETTE IN SOCIETY, IN BUS...

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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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