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Woodstock August, 1969 - As much a cultural event as a concert, the performers of Woodstock 1969 not only represented the best of the 1960s, but a variation of music from around the world as well. Offering some of the most memorable performances in music to this day, the Jimi hendrix, Who, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin and other highlights are still seen as landmark performances in the history of music.

What Happened at Woodstock

Lauri Allan Törni aka Larry Thorne was a Finnish soldier who fought under 3 flags:Finnish, Nazi Germany,US.Thorne fought against the USSR both as a Finnish soldier and Waffen SS.The Russians put a price on his head during the Finno-USSR war because of his battle feats.Postwar,Thorne entered the US illegally but in 1954 was inducted into the US Army and was among the first to join the Special Forces.Thorne was killed in Vietnam in 1965.He is buried at Arlington Ntl Cemetery.

The beautiful face of courage: Lance Cpl. William Kyle Carpenter USMC Carpenter, 21, lost an eye, most of his teeth and use of his right arm from a grenade blast Nov. 21 near Marjah, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Friends and family say he threw himself in front of the grenade to protect his best friend, Cpl. Nick Eufrazio.

Joseph Patrick. Kennedy Jr. (July 25, 1915 – August 12, 1944)--The elder brother of future U.S. President John F. Kennedy, he had been expected to become the family's political standard-bearer, especially after his father's political exile for supporting the appeasement policy of Neville Chamberlain in the advent of World War II. However, he was killed in action, and the task fell to his brother John.

Al Capone and His Family | Al Capone, far right, stands next to his attorneys in a Chicago ...

Local History Comes Alive

The "mail order brides" of the American west were the "supply" that met two "demands". For the men of the west who far outnumbered women and wanted to create families, farms, towns, a mail order bride could be the solution. For young women of the eastern states who faced loneliness, poverty, and the social stigma of spinsterhood if they didn't marry, being a mail order bride could offer social economic opportunity.

The Great Blizzard of 1888 was one of the most severe recorded blizzards in the history of the United States. Snowfalls of 40-50 inches fell in parts of New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut, and sustained winds of more than 45 miles per hour produced snowdrifts in excess of 50 feet. Railroads were shut down and people were confined to their houses for up to a week.

F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald~ Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald was the muse of the Jazz Age. She was the embodiment of all things modern and new, the prototype for every flapper to follow. She met and married the prophet of the Roaring Twenties, F. Scott Fitzgerald. Zelda was Scott’s personal inspiration, the model for almost every fictional heroine he created.

Abraham Lincoln, Walt Disney, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and Steve Jobs, all of them had no college degree.

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Gallery: A History Of Data 1877 to 1935 Wikimedia Commons 1877: Thomas Edison invents the phonograph [pictured]. 1878: By an act of Congress, the collection of morbidity data on cholera, smallpox and yellow fever begins. 1895: Belgian lawyers Paul Otlet and Henri La Fontaine begin to collect index cards of information to answer factual questions by mail. By 1934, they had amassed 15.6 million cards.

Gallery: A History of Data

The Little Bar looks like a little house, and it’s a place the locals love. The bar is an original towny hang-out, and even Henry Ford (or Thomas Edison) used to come here...don't forget to try the Mini-Beer!

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Warren G. Harding, Harvey Firestone, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford Horseback Riding Photographs :: OHS Selections

Lady Edison If inventors were as revered in the 19th century as they were in the 20th, Beulah Henry (1887-1973) would be famous. Though she had a role in over 100 inventions—the can opener, inflatable doll, hair curlers, the vacuum ice cream freezer, and the “protograph” (a primitive photocopying machine) —she only has 49 US patents.

10 Underrated Women in History

Henry Ford lived next door to Thomas Edison in my home town Ft. Myers Fl.

The Edison and Ford Winter Estates contain a historical museum and 17 acre botanical garden on the adjacent sites of the winter homes of Thomas Alva Edison and Henry Ford beside...

Edison and Ford Winter Estates