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circa 1943: Portrait of Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), American author, diplomat and humanitarian. She was the wife of Franklin D. Roosevelt and served as a delegate to the United Nations (1945-1951) and was chairperson of the U.N. 33 more words


You Don't Need Much to Change the World

Today (July 20) marks the anniversary of the first moon landing. I still remember two things about that night 47 years ago:

  1. Stretched out on the floor watching our 19″ black-and-white TV from Sears, I watched Neil Armstrong step on to the moon, and I thought, “Dang.
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This Week In History

This Week In History: The Four Seasons, Springsteen, Survivor, KISS, and... Elvis's Tooth?

Joe Causi back at you with another week in music history — and what a week it was! The Four Seasons spend two weeks at number 1; Springsteen rehearses for 19 straight hours; Survivor release ‘Eye Of the Tiger’; KISS release a ‘kasket’; and Elvis Presley’s tooth gets no bids on eBay! 434 more words


This Week in American History: 7/17/16

Dave Plier and Dave Schwan talk about ‘This Week in History’ including WGN Radio’s coverage of the Scopes Monkey Trial in 1925, the introduction of the typewriter, Dillinger is shot outside of the Chicago’s Biograph Theater, popular radio show ‘Gangbusters’ premiered and aired on WGN Radio, The Democratic Convention opens in Chicago in 1944, Apollo 11 goes into orbit, ‘Match Game’ debuts. 18 more words

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This Week In History: The Stones, Donna Summer, MJ, Chet Atkins, & Diddy

Hey gang, Joe Causi back at you with another week in music history, and what a week it was — from the LOWEST paid gig ever for the Rolling Stones to Michael Jackson setting an all-time record — it’s all coming up! 342 more words


Need a Morale Booster?

What boosts your morale? In a climate of terror, shootings, and nasty politics, we could use something to brighten our day.

In 1963, two Massachusetts insurance companies merged. 366 more words

This Week In History

This Week In History: Elvis, The Boss, 'Afternoon Delight', The Beckhams and Michael Jackson

Hey gang, it’s Joe Causi back at you again with another week in music history!

This week we go back in the day with ‘The King’, Elvis Presley; Starland Vocal Band start a two week run at No.1; ‘The Boss’ has a hit with his patriotism; David Beckham marries Posh Spice; and finally, we said farewell to the ‘King of Pop’, Michael Jackson! 261 more words