Is everyone excited to see 42, the new film about Jackie Robinson? We definitely are, especially because 66 years ago today, Mr. Robinson officially signed to the Brooklyn Dodgers, and took to the field in an exhibition game against the Yankees!
Jackie Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia in 1919 and began his professional baseball career with Brooklyn’s farm club, the Montreal Royals, and then came to Ebbets Field as a first baseman. The Brooklyn Dodgers signed...Read More
Today the New-York Historical Society’s newest exhibit, Freedom Journey 1965: Photographs of the Selma to Montgomery March by Stephen Somerstein opens to the public just in time for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 19. This exhibition features 46 stunning black and white and color photographs of the Selma to Montgomery March. In 1965, the photographer was a Physics major at City College who, on a whim, headed south to cover the protest...Read More
On February 22, 1878, F. W. Woolworth opened the first Woolworth store in Utica, New York. That store failed, but he reopened in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and began one of the most successful chain businesses in America. As a kid, I remember our local Woolworth's as a one-stop shop, with everything from halloween costumes to alarm clocks to the boxes of Whitman's chocolate my dad liked to keep around the house.
In 1910, F.W. Woolworth commissioned Architect...Read More
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