Filene’s Automatic Bargain Basement opened in the Boston flagship store Filene’s Basemen in 1909. It followed the first example of bargain basements, the “Bargain Room” at Wanamaker’s in Philadelphia.
The colors red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet make up a rainbow.
In addition to being a sign of contentment, it is a signal, a homing call that cats learn early. At first, they feel only the vibrations of a purr when their mother cat uses it to bring them to feed. Later, cats learn to use it to indicate fear and distress as well as pleasure.
The three most popular natural attractions in the United States are: 1. The Grand Canyon (Arizona) 2. Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming) 3. Niagara Falls (New York)
It was 24th president William Howard Taft (1857-1930) who was in office when the 16th Amendment to the Constitution was passed in 1909 and ratified in 1913. The federal income tax gave the federal government power to collect tax “among the several states and without regard to census”.
The first woman to cross the English Channel, Gertrude Ederle, clocked in at 14 hours, 39 minutes on August 5, 1926. In doing so, she broke the existing men’s record.
Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall appeared in five movies. To Have and Have Not (1944); The Big Sleep (1946); Dark Passage (1947); Key Largo (1948); and Two Guys from Milwaukee (1946), in which they played themselves in an unbilled appearance.
The company that eventually bore the name Shell Oil Company was originally a novelty shop in London called The Shell Shop. In the mid-1800s, shop owner Marcus Samuel became successful selling boxes of pretty seashells. Imported shells also brought in money, and his international trade business really expanded when he found he could also export […]
Started in 1891 by President Theodore Roosevelt, the national system of forest reserves now consists of 154 forests administered by the Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service. The total area of the reserves is over 343,000 square miles.
Loretta Swit played Chris Cagney and Tyne Daly was Mary Beth Lacey in the 1981 TV movie pilot “Cagney and Lacey”. In the series (CBS, 1982-88), Meg Foster played Cagney in the first few episodes; she was replaced by Sharon Gless. Daly continued as Lacey.