Tag Archive: history

Extraordinary People and Places

A recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Welty was the first living author to have her works published by the Library of America.

We Are Learning to Downsize

I see folks downsizing; homes are no longer the huge castles of the past twenty years but rather smaller and more sensible homes.

Girl Scout Day

This holiday marks the date Juliette Gordon Low registered the organization’s first 18 girl members in Savannah, Georgia, creating the first official Girl Scout troop on March 12, 1912

Telephone Patent Granted

It was on March 7th, in 1876, that the telephone patent was granted to Alexander Graham Bell.

Paper Money Introduced in the United States

It was on this day in 1862 that President Abraham Lincoln introduced paper currency in the United States as a way to pay bills and finance the Civil War without raising taxes.

MONOPOLY Board Game Goes on Sale

For 75 years, dogs, thimbles, cannons, irons and cars have been making their way through Atlantic City by the roll of the dice.

The Day the Music Died

It was February 3, when a plane crash claimed the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, the “Big Bopper” and their pilot, Roger Peterson, forever known as The Day the Music Died.