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Mary Pickford- A Words Crush Wednesday Quote

“You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.”

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Happy Birthday, Mary Pickford!

Today is film actress Mary Pickford’s birthday!

And, as so many of the stars from her era did, she has a cocktail named after her! 441 more words


Trivial Week Podcast Episode #2

Trivial information to get you through the week April 5th – 11th, 2015.

Major Highlights:

The US Civil War ended in 1865 this week.  And by a twist of fate, Bo Duke, primary driver of the General Lee on The Dukes of Hazard was a yankee. 37 more words

April 8 in history

217  Roman Emperor Caracalla was assassinated (and succeeded) by his Praetorian Guard prefect, Marcus Opellius Macrinus.

1093 The new Winchester Cathedral was dedicated by Walkelin. 753 more words


The man behind David Lloyd George in the House of Commons

On a day when the launch of the electoral campaign for the 2015 elections is dominating the headlines I am reminded of a house I researched several years ago that has some unexpected links with UK politics. 630 more words


Toronto’s old Princess Theatre

The Princess Theatre on November 18, 1930. City of Toronto Archives, Salmon Collection, Series 1278 File 136.

In 1880, a grand theatre opened in Toronto at 167 King Street West. 901 more words

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