Former Beatle John Lennon shot and killed in New York: The musician who set the beat for a revolutionary youth generation in the 1960s, was shot to death outside his Manhattan home.
The following is a list of the indispensable and necessary pieces of china and glass for correct dinner service, together with a menu describing each of the fourteen courses served at a formal dinner party.
After a lengthy crime spree, Bonnie & Clyde were finally caught and killed in 1934: Clyde Barrow, the Southwest's No. 1 outlaw, and his gunwoman companion, Bonnie Parker, were trapped and shot dead by Texas and Louisiana officers.
New idea! Pinapple treasure chest salad recipe Enjoy this original Treasure Chest Salad -- home party size. It's easy. Here's how: 1. Use one bi... Click to read more...
On the way to achieving today's super-simple, one-piece pregnancy tests that give results in minutes, women had to use these first home pregnancy test kits with test tubes, then wait hours for a result.
President Lincoln's call to arms - and the start of the Civil War The day after the surrender of Fort Sumter, President Lincoln met with his cabinet ... Click to read more...
What is the average lifespan for men and women in America? Among the curious things shown by the census of 1880 is the new data relative to the US life expectancy.
Here are 10 great recipes old-fashioned waffles - including chocolate waffles, sour cream waffles, Southern waffles, coffee waffles, gingerbread waffles and more delicious variations.
The Flintstones was a half-hour animated sitcom that ran for six seasons, from September 30, 1960 to April 1, 1966. See the opening credits, hear the Flintstones theme song and get the theme lyrics here!
See inside vintage train cars on the old Overland Limited Train, where every luxury possible in a hotel was found - including a barber shop, valet service, massage, maid, library, buffet, clubroom and a cafe dining car.
Vintage wedding dresses for brides of 1914 often had a court train and a high neck, while long gloves covered the arms. The decollete was so demure that there is nothing to shock the conventional.
A Trapper Keeper was a super-popular binder/portfolio that came in a wide range of colors and designs -- and almost every schoolkid in the '80s seemed to have one. Take a look back at these 10 Trappers and see which ones you remember!
Another look at the story covered in the Tom Hanks movie, Saving Mr Banks!
The inventor of the dishwashing machine The patron saint of the emancipated woman of the future will be Josephine Garis Cochrane, the inventor of... Click to read more...
Even in the seventies, making groovy cakes wasn't something just for professionals. see some of what the Wilton cake decorating yearbooks offered!
Careful selection of wallpaper important By William Pahlmann, Fellow, American Institute of Interior Designers A beautiful design on a fine wall... Click to read more...
Make these brilliant harvest desserts - Halloween Jello recipes! Whip up a glittering pumpkin parfait. A sparking new way to serve grapes. Or a glowing harvest moon salad.
So many experts have come out with learned treatises on how to land an eligible bachelor, it was time for an experienced amateur to speak up. There is one big difference between their fancy methods and mine. Mine worked.
Garnishes can also be an integral part of a dish. What could be prettier than a carrot larkspur, a turnip narcissus, or a cucumber lily? Or a rose, that by any other name, is a radish, lemon, lime, or tomato?
The season's most unlikely novelty hit -- 'I'll Be There for You,' best known as the 'Friends' theme song -- started life as a 42-second musical snippet treated for a TV comedy series.
'Family Ties' has the most enviable time slot in network TV, following 'The Cosby Show.' But the four-year-old sitcom has managed to create its own following, and now clocks in at #2.
'The Cosby Show' enters millions of American living rooms precisely because it so well mirrors those living rooms. Sure, the Huxtable family is funnier, wealthier and more idealized than most.
These gorgeous illustrations of fairies and other fanciful creatures were featured in magazine ads for Djer-Kiss (pronounced "dear kiss") -- a line of... Click to read more...
There's new Jell-O salad gelatin in two flavors, celery or mixed vegetable. Either savory salad gelatin provides a receptive base for vegetables and meats. The results can be main dishes, or side salads or even jellied soups.
Children's activity center Hours of family-planned fun with this compact "home saver" A separate little world for the youngsters of your house .... Click to read more...
A lighthearted look back at the 50s housewife during the sunny days of yesteryear, when a woman's home was her castle -- and her kitchen was the heart of that home.
Marriage rates rose each year between 1945 and 1949 - more than ever before during a 5-year period - as almost 3,000,000 women swapped the single life for married life.
By Nathan B Medbery, author "Social Etiquette" Etiquette topic: Which treats of etiquette in the parlor 14 simple suggestions on conduct for gentlem... Click to read more...
Whether out for business or pleasure, a lady feels hungry after several hours. To find near at hand a clean, cozy places of refreshment -- tea rooms -- appeal to the soul of every woman.
Here are two recipes for easy-to-bake banana pudding, made Southern-style with vanilla wafers and a topping of light, fluffy meringue.
Here's a clever way to use Thanksgiving leftovers! Add your turkey to this one pan turkey 'n' stuffing casserole - it's an easy after-holiday lunch or dinner.
California -- particularly Los Angeles -- is notorious for having awful traffic -- but as this video from the '50s will prove, that bumper-to-bumper freeway crawl is nothing new.
Got pants? Here are some styles from early 1973 when bell bottoms and other types of pants for women were really coming into fashion!
Cute cookies, whipped topping, Oreos and pudding come together to make this spooky Halloween dessert!