Category Archives: History Headlines

  • Baby Boomer Trivia From February 1952: King George VI Dies, Norway Winter Olympics, The African Queen Opens Below, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in 1939 on the Royal Tour/Train. (Photo: William Lyon MacKenzie King/Library and Archives Canada | Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain) On February 6, 1952, 56-year-old King George VI of the United Kingdom and the British […]

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  • 1947 february, blizzard, saskatchewan, calgary, alberta, winnipeg, worst blizzard in canadian railway history

    Baby Boomer Trivia From February 1947: Worst Canadian Railway Blizzard, Polaroid Instant Camera, Dior’s New Look According to Environment and Climate Change Canada, on February 8, 1947 the ten-day snowstorm dubbed the Worst Blizzard in Canadian Railway History ended. Prairie trains and towns from Calgary, Alberta to Winnipeg, Saskatchewan, were snowed in. (Photo: Saskatchewan Archives Board) […]

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  • white cane week, canada's aging population, vision loss, issues facing the blind, older adults, senior citizens, 50+, senior years, canadian national institute for the blind, cnib, lose sight, age-related macular degeneration, amd, cataracts

    It’s White Cane Week and a good time to raise awareness of the issues facing the blind. Vision loss isn’t just an issue that many older adults and senior citizens face, but most adults can expect to encounter some form of vision loss as they enter their 50+ and senior years.   (Photo: mashable.com) The Canadian […]

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  • mary tyler moore show, tv series, 70s television, actress

    American actress Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80 today on January 25, 2017. Born in Brooklyn, New York City on December 29, 1936, Mary Tyler Moore married for the first time at the age of 18 in 1955, to Richard Carlton Meeker. Their son Richard Meeker Jr. was born in July […]

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  • january 1952, curly howard, the three stooges, brothers, moe howard, shemp howard, comedian, actor, vaudeville, movies

    Baby Boomer Trivia From January 1952: The Greatest Show on Earth, Stooge Curly Dies, Johnnie Ray Sings Cry  Director and producer Cecil B. DeMille’s epic Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus movie The Greatest Show on Earth  premiered in January 1952. Starring Betty Hutton (Photo: YouTube), Cornel Wilde, James Stewart, and Dorothy Lamour as circus artists […]

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  • elizabeth short, the black dahlia, murder scene, january 15 1947, true crime, old los angeles

    Baby Boomer Trivia From January 1947: Canadian Citizenship Act, The Black Dahlia Murder and Suspects On January 1, 1947 the Canadian Citizenship Act came into effect under the government of Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King. The Canadian Citizenship Act established the criteria for obtaining citizenship and identified when/how it could be lost or revoked.  Before […]

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  • 1951 january, patti page, singer, tennessee waltz, 1950s

    Baby Boomer Trivia From January 1951: Tennessee Waltz #1 Hit, Storm Warning Premieres, Extinct Cahow Discovered American singer Patti Page’s hit single Tennessee Waltz went to #1 for the first time the week of January 1, 1951. Tennessee Waltz lyrics were written by Redd Stewart, with music by Pee Wee King, in 1948. When Patti Page […]

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  • 1946 december, the flamingo hotel, las vegas, bugsy siegel, mob investments, 1950s las vegas, 1950s cars

    Baby Boomer Trivia From December 1946: UNICEF Begins, It’s A Wonderful Life, Flamingo Las Vegas Opens UNICEF was formed in In December of 1946, when the United Nations General Assembly unanimously voted to establish an international Children’s Emergency Fund. The purpose of the new UNICEF fund was to provide relief from the famine and disease faced […]

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  • then again, herbie j pilato, classic television, 1950s tv, 1960s tv, 1970s tv series, decades network

    Then Again, the new talk show dedicated to classic television and television stars, will begin airing monthly episodes in early 2017 on the Decades Network. Find out more about your favorite TV series and performers from years gone by.   Herbie J. Pilato, Host of Then Again. (Photo: Then Again) Host Herbie J Pilato brings his knowledge […]

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  • 1951 november, joe dimaggio retires, marilyn monroe, 1961 florida

    Baby Boomer Trivia From December 1951: Golden Gate Bridge Closes; Joe DiMaggio Retires; Dragnet TV Premiere  San Francisco seniors may remember when wind gusts of 69 mph (111 kmph) caused the closure of the Golden Gate Bridge for the first time on December 1, 1951. The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the Wonders of the Modern […]

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