Events

The World Trade Center opens (1973)

If you stand on the roof of Tower One... on an impossibly clear fall day, you can see... forever, or at least 100 miles into every direction of forever. Contemplations of infinity seem perfectly normal in the milieu of the Trade Center.

Disney World opens (1971)

Life magazine: Disney World opens 1500 Disney employees in front of Cinderella Castle Mickey opens in Florida Disney moves east The new site is Florida, but the air is pure old Disney. Who else could ... Read more...

Treasures of Tutankhamun exhibit (1977)

Treasures of Tutankhamun The exhibit you've been waiting for since 1325 BC The elegant solid gold funerary mask of the boy-king Tutankhamun. One of fifty-five treasures on display from King Tut's fabled h... Read more...

President Harding dies suddenly (1923)

Warren Gamaliel Harding (November 2, 1865 – August 2, 1923) was the 29th President of the United States -- in office from 1921 until his death at age 57 in 1923. His death shocks world Click to see a larger v... Read more...

Toys for a safe and sane fourth of July (1912)

Now that firecrackers, caps and gunpowder are no longer in fashion for fourth of July celebrations it is rather difficult sometimes to think of ways in which we will be allowed to do honor to the greatest of our legal holidays.

For John F Kennedy (1964)

For John F Kennedy November 26, 1963 Robert Frost, on Inaugural Day, faltered and blinked because the sun was in his eyes. He said his words from memory then. Praise to this green land, to its brave m... Read more...

Vintage natural egg dyeing methods (1917)

The USAA says that when shell eggs are hard-cooked, the protective coating is washed away, leaving open pores in the shell where harmful bacteria could enter. Be sure to refrigerate eggs within two hours of coo... Read more...

This day and time: Japan moves (1941)

This day and time Japan moves: Pearl Harbor No one need be surprised at what Japan has just done. Every competent observer in America expected this nation eventually would be called upon to go to war agai... Read more...

King’s Tut’s tomb opened (1923)

Sealed inner chamber of ancient Egyptian tomb opened and king's sarcophagus found Facts on discovery New York, Feb. 16  - The tomb of Tutankhamen, opened by explorers today in the Valley of the Kings near L... Read more...

Zodiac killer sends cipher hints (1969)

Zodiac killer breaks silence via cryptograms EDITORS: The spelling and grammar errors in the following on the Zodiac killer from San Francisco are faithful reproductions of the letter sent to the San Francisco... Read more...

Woodstock Festival posters (1969)

Woodstock Festival (officially the Woodstock Music & Art Fair, and billed as "An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music") was held at a dairy farm in the Catskills near Bethel, New York, on Augu... Read more...

The FBI update on JFK’s death (1977)

Here's an excerpt of a news story about one the country's most infamous true crime sagas: the assassination of President John F Kennedy. Time magazine published this update fourteen years after JFK's sudden and... Read more...

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