American Bandstand with Dick Clark Philadelphia, PA 1956 American Bandstand announced that clean-cut 26 -year old Dick Clark will become the new host. Locally produced now, it will soon air it's first national show in 1957. The regulars on Bandstand, Kenny Rossi, Arlene Sullivan, Bunny Gibson, Eddie Kelly, Pat Molittieri, Carmen Jimenz, and Joyce Shafer are not paid actors or dancers... Continue reading
Charles M. Schulz… November 26, 1922 - February 12, 2000 - Creator of the ‘Peanuts’ comic strip, Charles Monroe Schulz, is considered by his peers to be one of the most influential cartoonists of all times. The comic, featuring ’Charlie Brown’, ‘Snoopy’, ‘Lucy’, ‘Linus’ and the rest of the Peanuts gang has warmed the hearts of Americans for generations. The cartoon is known for its sarcastic... Continue reading
Rosa Parks refusal to make room for a white passenger on a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama in December of 1955 sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott. This one brave act made great strides towards the end of racial segregation and the Civil Rights Movement. The boycott lasted 381 days and ended segregation on buses.
On December 17, 1969 over 45 million people tuned in to The Tonight Show to watch the marriage of Tiny Tim and Miss Vicki. It was the most attended wedding in television history, and also received the highest rating in television history for a talk show. Asked if he thought getting married would hurt his public image, Tiny Tim replied: "No, I'm not a sex symbol like Tom Jones."... Continue reading
On August 9, 1974, President Richard Nixon of the United States prepares to board the Presidential helicopter to leave the White House for the last time after delivering his resignation speech following the Watergate scandal.
In 1973, 55 year-old Bobby Riggs, a former tennis champion and # 1 player in the world played the role of male chauvinist and promoter, and challenged the top women players of the day. He claimed that the women’s game was inferior and that even at the age of 55, the top female players could not beat him. Riggs’ defeated Margaret Court the top ranked women’s player at the time in straight sets and... Continue reading
Neil Armstrong realized that they were heading into a field of boulders on the northeast shoulder of a crater the size of a football field. Drama was the last thing that anyone had wanted. A warning light was telling him he had less than 60 seconds of fuel left, but they were close now and it was just a matter of easing themselves down. Forty seconds had passed since the sixty-second warning, and... Continue reading
James D. Watson exhibits the molecular model of DNA. He is a molecular biologist and geneticist and is best known for co – discovering the structure of DNA in 1953 with Francis Crick.
The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963 was one of the largest political rallies for human rights in United States history. It took place in Washington DC and is where Martin Luther King Jr. standing in front of the Lincoln Memorial delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech, on the 28th day of August 1963. An estimated 200,000 to 300,000 people were in attendance that day.