P.T. Barnum brings Jenny Lind to New York

09/01/2016 0

The iconic American huckster, showman and circus entrepreneur P.T. Barnum is most often associated not with refined high culture but of somewhat coarser forms of entertainment—the circus, yes, but also Siamese twins and various human […]

19th Amendment adopted

08/26/2016 0

The 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote, is formally adopted into the U.S. Constitution by proclamation of Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby. The amendment was the culmination of more than 70 years of […]

CIA-assisted coup overthrows government of Iran

08/19/2016 0

The Iranian military, with the support and financial assistance of the United States government, overthrows the government of Premier Mohammed Mosaddeq and reinstates the Shah of Iran. Iran remained a solid Cold War ally of […]

Dinner on the Deck

08/15/2016 0

Dinner on the Deck By the editors of Relish Magazine (Lemon-Herb Chicken) Yogurt Dill Sauce: 1          cup plain nonfat yogurt 1/2      cup light sour cream 1          garlic clove, finely minced 2          tablespoons chopped fresh dill […]

Annie Oakley is born

08/13/2016 0

Annie Oakley, one of the greatest female sharpshooters in American history, is born in Patterson Township, Ohio.Born Phoebe Ann Oakley Moses, Oakley demonstrated an uncanny gift for marksmanship at an early age. “I was eight […]

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