Posted in Business History

Model A to Today

On this day in 1903, the newly formed Ford Motor Company takes its first order from Chicago dentist Ernst Pfenning: an $850 two-cylinder Model A…

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Posted in Politics

Storming the Bastille-Lessons to be Learned

On this day in 1789, Parisian revolutionaries and mutinous troops storm and dismantle the Bastille, the royal fortress and prison that had come to symbolize…

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Posted in History Politics

The Brokered 1960 DNC Convention

On this day in 1960, Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy of Massachusetts is nominated for the presidency by the Democratic Party Convention, defeating among others fellow…

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Posted in Entertainment History

Chicago and Disco Demolition

On this day in 1979, the pop-music genre Disco was “killed” by an organized public backlash with the infamous “Disco Demolition” night at Chicago’s Comiskey…

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Posted in Entertainment History

99 years of the Hollywood Bowl

On this day in 1922, the Hollywood Bowl, one of the world’s largest natural amphitheaters, opens its first official full season with a performance by…

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Posted in Foreign Affairs History Human Interest

The Battle of Britain

Within the shank of the battle, PM Winston Churchill remarked “Never, in the field of human conflict, was so much owed by so many to so few.” 1,542 such few gave their lives in the course of air combat; as of February, 2019, six of The Few from the RAF are still with us.

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