Category Archives: History

Remembering the 1920 Wall Street Bombing

The 1920 dynamite attack that took place on Wall Street just steps from the NYSE and the spot where George Washington was sworn in was one of the worst attacks on U.S. soil in history but is all but forgotten … Continue reading

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Teddy Roosevelt Became President 108 Years Ago

They don’t hold White House lunches the way they used to at the beginning of the century. On Jan. 1, 1907, for example, the guest list was as follows: a Nobel prizewinner, a physical culturalist, a naval historian, a biographer, an essayist, a paleontologist, a taxidermist, an ornithologist, a field naturalist, a conservationist, a big-game hunter, an editor, a critic, a ranchman, an orator, a country squire, a civil service reformer, a socialite, a patron of the arts, a colonel of the cavalry, a former Governor of New York, the ranking expert on big-game mammals in North America and the President of the U.S.

All these men were named Theodore Roosevelt. Continue reading

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9/11 Timeline: 102 Minutes that Changed America

It all began at 8:45 a.m. when hijacked American Airlines flight 11 crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center. 102 minutes later both towers were gone and America was forever changed. Watch this interesting video by the … Continue reading

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September 11, 2001 As Seen From Space

We’ve seen so many shocking and startling photos of 9/11 from the perspective of people on the ground but what did that terrible day look like from space?

As you will see from the following photos the action taking place in lower Manhattan was very visible from more than 250 miles above Earth inside the International Space Station. Continue reading

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Before He Was The “Bambino” Babe Ruth Was A Pitcher

Before he was the home run slugging “Great Bambino” Babe Ruth was a pitcher, a very good pitcher. In his career “The Babe” went 94-46 with a 2.28 ERA in 163 games. In the World Series Ruth was one of … Continue reading

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Celebrating The 40th Anniversary of Woodstock

Back in August of 1969 Michael Lang and friends set up shop on a rented 600 acre daily farm in upstate New York and unexpectedly set in motion what would become one of the most pivotal moments of the 1960’s. … Continue reading

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