Here are some front pages of newspapers around the country, showing very first reports of the Titanic disaster. There was very little information available at the time, and some news reports were, sadly, completely inaccurate.
The Titanic was one of the most luxurious, well-appointed cruise liners ever, with seemingly no expense spared... except when it came to passenger safety in the event of an emergency.
In 1927, dozens of people tried to break the coffee-drinking record. In just over a month, the cup count went from 71 to a San Francisco man who more than doubled that number.
What is a Watergate Cake? It's the popular dessert made with a recipe that was passed around a lot in the mid-1970s. In the name of historical research, we decided to give this vintage cake recipe try! Here's how it turned out.
How did the Kentucky Derby get started? Now, the famous Louisville horse race is the first part of the American Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, but when it started, people didn't know how important and iconic the Derby would eventually become. Here's a look back at its history.
Back in 1971, a California newspaper asked readers to submit their best sugar cookie recipes. Most of the cookies were made with tried-and-true vintage recipes, passed down from generation to generation. Here are 8 of the best!
The Easter girl, resplendent in lovely springtime finery, will soon emerge from her chrysalis of dormancy.
Beef Burgundy: Picnic with a casserole The Honolulu Advertiser (Honolulu, Hawaii) - July 1, 1971 Though many customs of our past have become outmoded with the jet age, a family picnic on a Sunday afternoon ... Read more...
Boy meets girl, boy marries girl. That just about summarizes the modern courtship, American style. Whatever happened to the old-fashioned courtship -- complete with hearts and flowers?
Who were the top TV stars of 1979? America's teens had favorite television programs and favorite stars, but those two categories had surprisingly little to do with each other, according to a national survey.
Versatile meatballs have become one of the most often served and enjoyed — foods on American tables. Get 10 recipes for these family favorites here!
The question of a woman president is often batted around in election years. Former President Harry S Truman has said that a woman may well occupy the White House someday. And President Eisenhower has said that women are competent for the office -- though too smart to seek it.
This story by Hal Boyle, a nationally-syndicated columnist (and Pulitzer-prize-winning journalist) was one of the first that attempted to describe the latest fad that gripped the land -- some crazy thing the kids called rock 'n' roll.
Today's toddlers ride in style in the sleek and racy, brightly-colored, low-slung plastic numbers like the Big Wheel from Marx - that whiz, spin, skid, slide, race and even roar.
The 1942 Indianapolis 500 was canceled in December, 1941, shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor -- and by late 1942, all motor racing in the US was banned due to rationing for the war effort. By the time the... Read more...
Uncle Sam's scientists, armed with every known precision test instrument, have set out to answer the much-debated question of "How safe are skyscrapers?"
Imagine getting paid to envision the future -- in ways that were inventive, optimistic, fanciful, logical, silly or surreal, depending on the week? Throughout the late 1950s and early 1960s, that is exactly what commercial artist and futurist Arthur Radebaugh got to do.
Fifty years ago, a woman practically retired from the pleasures and active interests of life at about her fortieth birthday, and began to get ready to die.
While books and articles on the American slave trade can provide important insights, actually seeing the ads that were placed in the newspapers of the era really brings it home.
The superb acting and detail directing took us to the refugee city of Casablanca, and there we stayed, right by the warm sides of Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Paul Henreid and Claude Rains. And we’re still there.
They're rocking in Detroit -- and selling, too By Peter Hoffman Detroit -- Until recently, this motor town's chief contributions to the American culture might be rated as dual headlights, the tailfin and ... Read more...
What can you serve in the punch bowl? Some society ladies of Southern Mississippi offered these 21 fruity vintage punch recipes in the summer of 1969!
Take a look back to the year 1914, and see what clothing fabrics, colors and cuts were the most fashionable for women!
Last evening at about 9:30 p.m., at Ford's Theatre, the President was shot by an assassin who suddenly entered the box and approached behind the President. The pistol-ball entered the back of the President's head, and penetrated nearly through the head. The wound is mortal.
A view of Elvis... The writer was six years old when Elvis Presley began making his presence felt in the world of music. Now, at 27, he reflects on the man who became known as the king of rock and roll. B... Read more...
If you can spare no money, and have no leisure to make pretty and inexpensive things, give pleasant words and wishes. Have faith enough in your friends to believe they will understand you.
These wheat-free bread recipes come from 1918, during the height of World War 1, when the country was asked to save wheat for the troops.
"Thanks-Living" Proper way to show gratitude is doing good to others. Thanksgiving presupposes thankfulness. One cannot give thanks unless he feels thankful, and this feeling is a cultivated habit. As an ... Read more...
Another look at the story covered in the Tom Hanks movie, Saving Mr Banks!
All of these classic pecan pie recipes come to you direct from the 1960s. In addition to the traditional pie recipes, you will find variations that feature all kinds of other tasty extras -- including caramel, ... Read more...
"The greatest man in America" has fallen in a duel The Sprig Of Liberty (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) - July 27, 1804 DISTRESSING! It is with infinite regret that we have received the following melancholy i... Read more...