"How did he propose?" was asked in a series of nationally-syndicated newspaper columns during the early 1920s. Here's a selection of some of the best engagement stories - from the sweet and simple to the too-cute-for-words.
Why so much excitement? Because the teacher brings a basket brimming with weepuls -- doughnut-hole-sized bits of brightly colored fur with shaky eyes and sticky feet.
Are mothers too easy on their kids? A few people from Philadelphia had their say back in 1940, and their answers might surprise you.
If you haven't heard of 'Rocky' or Sylvester Stallone, welcome back from Mars - about the only place where you could not see or hear about this movie about a boxer, and the rags-to-riches story of the guy who wrote it.
The ghosts and goblins, witches and spirits that are so much a part of every October now, have their roots in superstitions from many centuries ago. Here's a look at the strange history of Halloween!
To this day, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York on March 25, 1911, remains the deadliest industrial disaster in the city's history,
Just 18 years old, Aretha Franklin moves flawlessly in her vocals -- from spiritual, to blues to jazz and to pop; and her ability as a pianist is something more to reckon with. Aretha is the girl to watch!
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.
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.
Another look at the story covered in the Tom Hanks movie, Saving Mr Banks!
How to make oven-fried chicken - Texas recipe (1939) Oven-fried chicken is one of the dishes that is particularly simple to prepare. After the prel... Click to read more...
WAR DECLARED: See 31 consecutive front page headlines from DC from those tumultuous weeks leading to the outbreak of hostilities in WWI back in 1914.
Released in the summer of 1975, Steven Spielberg's Jaws single-handedly drove more Americans away from the beaches and into the theaters than any storm or other force of nature ever possibly could have.
The story 'Roots' spans six generations and 100 years. Here's a day-by-day synopsis of Roots: The TV miniseries.
Larry Hagman has a juicy, lip-smacking role, and he plays it to campy perfection. His J.R. Ewing on Dalas is rotten to the core. If he had a redeeming feature, he'd probably swap it for cash, and use the money to swindle somebody.
Jelly shoes are fast replacing sandals as the footwear for the sporty look. Popular jellies are made of plastic and come in vibrant, translucent colors.
E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial, with his oversized, glowing heart, has been capturing the fancy of moviegoers since he touched down in earthbound theaters to the tune of about $3 million a day.
His style at WKRP finds him falling asleep at the turntable as he puts a needle to the station’s current playlist. But then everything changes, and as creatures trapped at a station in transition, the WKRP folk are quite funny.
The creators of Murphy Brown were convinced that she was the best actress to play a TV news anchorwoman struggling to rebuild her life and her career. And they were right.
The Mary Tyler Moore Show features Mary in the role of Mary Richards, a small-town single girl who moves to the big city (Minneapolis-St Paul) and lands a job as associate producer of a news program on a local TV station.
When the question is 'What's for dinner?' nothing could be a more popular answer than macaroni and cheese! Here are 10 delicious classic mac & cheese recipes to try.
For six years, the NBC series St Elsewhere literally set the standard for network programming, offering a consistently high level of realistic writing, ensemble acting, narrative experimentation and outrageous humor.
Actor Bob Crane murdered: The glib, boyish star of the six-year television series "Hogan's Heroes," was found beaten to death in an apartment in Scottsdale, Arizona in June 1978. The case remains unsolved.
Compared to reel-to-reel tape players -- the gold standard at the time -- cassette tapes were just so easy to use. Not only were they were small and e... Click to read more...
What is Pickleball? Is it... (a) an hors d'ouevre on the sour side; (b) a Christmas tree ornament; (c) a delicatessen decoration; (d) none of the above. If you chose (d) give yourself a prize.
If "The Outsiders" looks polished, there's good reason. The movie was made by the practiced hand of Francis Ford Coppola, responding to a petition sent to him by seventh and eighth graders in Fresno, California.
Racism is very difficult for any of us to admit, even to ourselves. But gradually and inevitably we had to conclude that the basic cause of America's racial disorders is white racism.
Prejudice - A name for racism Kerner Commission Report backstory, part 3: Prejudice. It's in all our hearts. What can we do about it? By Otto Kern... Click to read more...
The way life is carried on now seems near discovery By Watson Davis, Director, Science Service Washington -- One of the fundamental problems of ... Click to read more...
An expert said American dating and courtship is characterized by romance... After a brief, ecstatic acquaintanceship, they believe that they can go on living happily ever after.
In a spangled vest and elbow-length gloves, black bikini, black opera hose and steep ankle-strap wedgies, Tim Curry as Dr Frank N Furter, makes his grand entrance in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, an outrageous camp musical based on the stage hit.
Kurt Vonnegut Jr has hit in fact on a true science-fiction subject. As an American prisoner, in German hands, he was a witness to the Dresden holocaust, that appalling Day of Judgment for thousands -- although who deserves to be judged by whom is less obvious than you may think.
Owney, the world's most popular dog has traveled almost around the globe. He made the journey around the world all alone and with only a tag about his neck -- and found friends everywhere. Here's the story!
A Tom Collins isn't a drink just named after some guy, somewhere. It's a drink named after nobody, nowhere. Ah, but there's a story to go along with it all. Find out the backstory of "Have you seen Tom Collins?" -- and get recipes for four original, old-fashioned versions of the Tom Collins cocktail!