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Lucille Ball: America’s Favorite Redhead

Lucille Ball captivated audiences across the country as she starred in situation comedy shows, movies, and other roles. Ira Riklis gives details about the life, career and other factors that led to Lucille Ball becoming America’s favorite redhead. The Beginning Of America’s Favorite Redhead Born August 6, 1911, in Jamestown New York as Lucille Désirée... Read More

Establishment Of The First U.S. Postal Service

Prior to the establishment of the postal system, ships carried mail to and from Great Britain. Locally, individuals sometimes relied on friends to deliver mail. At times, Native Americans transported mail for colonists. The process of sending mail and receiving a reply was long and unreliable. Ira Riklis shares how publisher William Goddard set the... Read More

Details Of The Rosetta Stone Discovery

When Napoleon Bonaparte returned to France after a successful campaign, future plans included quickly invading England. However, an alternative plan led him to Egypt, where his soldiers discovered the Rosetta Stone. Ira Riklis shares the discovery of the Rosetta Stone, what it is, its significance, and its importance today. Victories That Led To The Rosetta... Read More

The Grand Opening Of Disneyland

Walt Disney dreamed of a unique theme park for families and kids of all ages. However, his vision suffered several setbacks. Ira Riklis gets in depth with the details of when these setbacks finally led to the grand opening of one of the most magical places on earth. A Unique Vision For Disneyland When Disneyland... Read More

Why We Celebrate Black Music Month

Although many people celebrate different types of music year-round, June is set aside as the official Black Music Month. Ira Riklis shares details about the original idea, the official first declaration and recent celebrations of Black Music Month. Before Black Music Month Declaration Although segregation was still occurring in the 1950s and race riots of... Read More

How The First Gay Pride Parades Came To Be

The first gay pride parades arose out of ongoing harassment from police and others, aimed towards LGBT individuals. This week Ira Riklis shares more about the events that led to the first gay pride parades in America. Pride Parades Time-line: 1969 Stonewall Riots And Aftermath The Stonewall Riots sparked outrage among the LGBTQ community and... Read More

June Marks The Beginning Of Pride Month

The month of June is Pride Month, this week Ira Riklis shares historical insight into why and how this celebration came to be in June. As some people take part in the celebrations, events and other festivities, some other individuals likely know little about Pride Month and its history. Discover the history of the month... Read More

Events Leading Up To The Opening Of Brooklyn Bridge

Every day, more than one hundred thousand people travel across the Brooklyn Bridge, which forever provided a connection between Brooklyn and Manhattan. Few individuals traveling across the massive suspension bridge likely know the history and events leading up to the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge. Plans Begin For Brooklyn Bridge John Augustus Roebling initially created... Read More

Who Was Lawrence Of Arabia?

Lawrence of Arabia became almost a legend in his time, a reputation prevailing to the present day. Discover his identity, his accomplishments during World War I, his achievements as he traveled across Arabian countries. Learn trivia related to Lawrence of Arabia. Arabia’s Early Days Lawrence of Arabia was born Thomas Edward Lawrence in Tremadoc, Caernarvon... Read More