Yogi Berra is the AL MVP

11/08/2016 0

On November 8, 1951, Yankees catcher Yogi Berra is voted the American League’s most valuable player for the first time in his career. St. Louis Browns’ ace pitcher and slugger Ned Garver almost won the […]

Remembering our veterans

11/03/2016 0

The men and women who defend the liberties and freedoms of the countries they represent hold a special place in people’s hearts and an eternal spot in their countries’ histories. Any opportunity is a good […]

Statue of Liberty dedicated

10/28/2016 0

The Statue of Liberty, a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States, is dedicated in New York Harbor by President Grover Cleveland.Originally known as “Liberty Enlightening the […]

U.S. takes possession of Alaska

10/18/2016 0

On this day in 1867, the U.S. formally takes possession of Alaska after purchasing the territory from Russia for $7.2 million, or less than two cents an acre. The Alaska purchase comprised 586,412 square miles, […]

John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry

10/16/2016 0

Abolitionist John Brown leads a small group on a raid against a federal armory in Harpers Ferry, Virginia (now West Virginia), in an attempt to start an armed slave revolt and destroy the institution of […]

Yeager breaks sound barrier

10/14/2016 0

U.S. Air Force Captain Chuck Yeager becomes the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound. Yeager, born in Myra, West Virginia, in 1923, was a combat fighter during World War II and […]

Ride ’Em, Cowboys

10/12/2016 0

The Magnificent Seven Starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Peter Sarsgaard & Haley Bennett Directed by Antoine Fuqua PG-13 The western pretty much trotted into the sunset decades ago, but every once in a […]

First presidential speech on TV

10/05/2016 0

On this day in 1947, President Harry Truman (1884-1972) makes the first-ever televised presidential address from the White House, asking Americans to cut back on their use of grain in order to help starving Europeans. […]

‘Sully’

09/28/2016 0

Sully Starring Tom Hanks & Aaron Eckhart Directed by Clint Eastwood PG-13 In theaters Sept. 9, 2016 “Brace for impact.” Those three words are at the heart of this inspiring big-screen salute to Chesley “Sully” […]

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