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August 9th in Seal Beach History

 On this date in 1919, the following ads ran in the Santa Ana Register.

Not very glamorous or novel, but if your automobile ever breaks down in Seal Beach during 1919, you’ll know where to take it for repairs and where to stay if you’re forced to wait a few days for back-ordered parts to arrive.

– Michael Dobkins

Seal Beach

Theo Logan, Washington County, Iowa, 1918 and around 1919

Theo Helen Logan, named for her grandfather, Theodore Buhrman(n), and aunt, Helen Buhrman(n) (Chorpenning), was born 6 August 1917 in Crawfordsville, Washington County, Iowa. Theodore Buhrman(n) died in a farm accident 15 January 1917 in Washington County, Illinois. 11 more words

Historic Photo: Soldier on the Western Front, 1918, colorized.

In my last entry in the “Historic Photo” series, I presented a stunning image of commerce on the New York City waterfront, circa 1900, which was originally taken in black-and-white but colorized in 2016 by digital artist Marina Amaral. 463 more words

British History

The Forbidden City.

Norma Talmadge in The Forbidden City, 1918.


Venäläiset anarkistit Suomessa 1917-1918

Lenin tiettävästi ehdotti, että “lokakuun vallankumous” pitäisi tehdä varovaisesti pelkästään Helsingissä. Rämäpäisimmät bolshevikit hylkäsivät idean. Kun ns. väliaikainen hallitus otti vallan helmikuussa 1917, niin Suomi oli eräs monista paikoista, jossa hallituksen valta oli lievästi sanottuna hatara. 519 more words


Edward Theatre

The Edward Theatre at Metro (close to Kayani Cafe & bakery) was built in 1918 to stage operas but after the moving pictures came it was turned in to a cinema hall. 15 more words