20th Century · Airplanes · Army · England · Military · Music · Second World War · United States

December 15, 1944 – Glenn Miller Goes Missing in Action Over English Channel

I have always been a Big Band fan. For me, there is only one name that comes to mind when I think Big Band. Glenn Miller! I almost titled this post as “The Day the Music Died” but I did not want to confuse people. Glenn Miller has always been one of my heroes, and… Continue reading December 15, 1944 – Glenn Miller Goes Missing in Action Over English Channel

Michael Jackson · Motown · Music · Pop Culture · Television

December 14, 1969 – The Jackson 5 Appear on The Ed Sullivan Show

I love Music! 🎼 ♫ ♫ I grew up listening to the King of Pop and had to jump on this story. Growing up in Gary, Indiana the Jackson Brothers started performing in 1964. Brothers Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, and Jackie were a phenomenal singing group that change the band name to the Jackson 5 when little brother… Continue reading December 14, 1969 – The Jackson 5 Appear on The Ed Sullivan Show

China · Genocide · Japan · Military · Second World War

December 13, 1937 – Nanking Falls to Japanese Invaders

There are some stories that are too horrific to write about. This is one of those times. —I cannot think of a photo that I want to use for this article and fair warning, and image search will lead to VERY disturbing photos!!! I am going to talk about some of the things that happened… Continue reading December 13, 1937 – Nanking Falls to Japanese Invaders

1900s · Catholic Church · Nebraska · Orphans · States · United States

December 12, 1917 – Father Flanagan Starts What will Become Boys Town

Being an adult in today’s world is rough. Being a parent is just that much harder. Kids don’t come with an instruction manual –Heck life didn’t come with one either– and we as parents do our best to teach our children. Every parent’s dream is for their child to have a better life than they… Continue reading December 12, 1917 – Father Flanagan Starts What will Become Boys Town

1900s · Christmas · Postal Service · Tuberculosis

December 9, 1907 – First Christmas Seals Sold

In the early 1900’s tuberculosis was the number one killer in the United States. Doctors were beginning to make progress with survivability in various sanatoriums around the country. Sanatorium: a medical facility for long-term care. In December 1907, a small sanatorium near Wilmington, Deleware was having financial troubles. The Brandywine Sanatorium was $300 short of… Continue reading December 9, 1907 – First Christmas Seals Sold

1900s · New York · Newspapers · Strike · Words

December 8, 1962–NY Newspapers Shattered by Strikes

Last week, I passed a quaint little print shop in a town in Washington. I longed to go inside and just see what they were! I have had a life-long fascination with words. And that includes the look of words, as well as their meanings. In fact, some of my favorite words are the ones that look… Continue reading December 8, 1962–NY Newspapers Shattered by Strikes