Recent marriage rates have been fairly similar to what they were at the turn of the century. In 1900, the marriage rate was 9.3 per 1,000; in 1988, it was 9.7. The divorce rate, however, has changed drastically. In 1900, it was 0.7 per 1,000; in 1988, it was 4.8.
Ryan O’Neal was Rodney Harrington; Mia Farrow was Allison Mackenzie on “Peyton Place” (ABC, 1964-69).
The first line of Birds Eye products was launched in the mid-1920s and named after their inventor, Clarence Birdseye. They included individually packaged boxes of peas, spinach, berries, cherries, fish, and meats. Birdseye had investigated the preservation of foods by ice while on U.S. government surveys of fish and wildlife in Labrador in 1912 and […]
Theodore Roosevelt offered a “square deal”. Franklin Delano Roosevelt offered a “new deal”. Harry Truman offered a ‘fair deal”.
Claudette Colbert says she’s proven that “The limb is mightier than the thumb” by revealing her leg to hitch a ride in It Happened One Night (1934).
Tauris came first, about 414-412 B.C.; Aulis followed about 405 B.C. In terms of the storyline, however, the order is reversed. Aulis tells of Agamemnon’s decision to sacrifice his daughter Iphigenia in order to free the Greek fleet from the harbor at Aulis. Tauris tells of Iphigenia after the goddess Artemis snatches her to safety, […]
In Charles Perrault’s original version (1697), the wolf devours Little Red Riding Hood, the “prettiest girl that ever was seen.” In the Brothers Grimm version (1812), called “Little Red Cap,” a hunter cuts open the wolf with a pair of scissors and frees the girl and her grandmother.
Born in upstate New York, Matthew Brady (c. 1823-96) worked in New York City as a clerk in the A. T. Stewart department store and as a manufacturer of jewelry cases. He opened his first daguerreotype portrait studio at the corner of Broadway and Fulton Street in 1844. He later became famous for the pictures […]
The first American restaurant to feature a menu in French and English was the influential continental restaurant Delmonico’s, which appeared in New York City in 1837. Although now in a different New York City location, it still operates today.
There was a woman who acted as Aunt Jemima Nancy Green, of Montgomery County, Kentucky. This cook for a judge’s family in Chicago was lured by executives of the Davis Milling Company to promote the pancake mix at Chicago’s World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893. She had served 1 million pancakes by the time the fair […]