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August 27, 1957 - Underground Nuclear Test Launches Giant "Manhole Cover"

On August 27, 1957, a four-inch-thick steel plate weighing several hundred pounds shot into the stratosphere over the Nevada Test Site, never to be seen again.  311 more words


August 25, 1957 - Jello Salad for Dinner!

On August 25, 1957, the best remedy for a hot summer day may have been a popular, sweet, jiggly treat: Jello Salad.  Many, many recipes abound for this shiny slice of Americana, which took the country by storm in the 1950s.  210 more words


August 24, 1957 - The Game of Clue

On August 24, 1957, families across America may have spent Saturday night gathered around the first floor of Mr. Boddy’s mansion playing one of their favorite board games, Clue.  457 more words


Walking back to 1957 - Not such a bad life after all!

I decided to go back in time this morning and ended up in 1957, the year I was born. It made me feel old.

Oh I remember these. 134 more words


August 24 in San Antonio history...

World War I – August 24, 1914
Cattaro, an Austrian port in the Adriatic, is shelled by Franco-British forces.

Vance & Bros. give one lot of land, for the erection of an Episcopal place of worship, to St.   48 more words


August 23, 1957 - The Curtain Rises on "The Sun Also Rises"

On August 23, 1957, Ernest Hemingway’s classic novel, The Sun Also Rises, came to life on silver screens across America.  Set in 1920s France and Spain during the dissolute backlash following World War I, the story centers around wounded expatriate American journalist Jake Barnes, lovely but careless British Lady Brett Ashley, her fiance Mike Campbell, Jake’s college friend Bill Gorton, Jake’s other college friend Robert Cohn (Jewish, tortured, ex-boxer), and a young hunk bullfighter named Pedro Romero. 269 more words


August 22, 1957 - Two Americans Tried in Cuban Court

On August 22, 1957, two American men were put on trial in Cuba for carrying unlicensed arms, resisting arrest, and attempting to join the resistance movement of Fidel Castro.  240 more words