Happy 148th Birthday Molly Brown

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NAME:  Molly Brown
OCCUPATION:  Film Actor/Film Actress, Philanthropist
BIRTH DATE:  July 18, 1867
DEATH DATE:  October 26, 1932
EDUCATION:  Carnegie Institute
PLACE OF BIRTH:  Hannibal, Missouri
PLACE OF DEATH:  New York, New York

BEST KNOWN FOR: Molly Brown was best known for her social welfare work on behalf of women and children, and for surviving the Titanic sinking.

Philanthropist Margaret Tobin, better known as Molly Brown, was born on July 18, 1867, in Hannibal, Missouri. Sometimes referred to as “the Unsinkable Molly Brown,” this survivor of the 1912 Titanic disaster has become the subject of many myths and legends throughout the years. Her early years were relatively quiet; she grew up in an Irish-Catholic family with five siblings. At the age of 13, Molly Brown went to work in a factory. After two of her siblings headed to Colorado to…

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One Hundred Fifty Years Ago

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Last Picture of Abraham Lincoln

The last photo of Abraham Lincoln

“With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation’s wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan–to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations.”

This Wednesday, April 15th, besides being the day by which you were to have filed your Federal Income Tax returns, is also the 150th anniversary of the death of Abraham Lincoln.

Yes I know. Most of you consider this date to be ancient history.

But it isn’t.

You millenials who are too young to remember 9/11 can’t comprehend that Lincoln lived only two life times ago.

I was already 14 years…

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Making Do …

Bite Size Canada

In the tough Depression years, a newly hired 16-year-old working at Dare’s Kitchener factory was paid 17 cents an hour. Ontario’s minimum wage for adults was 22 cents an hour!

Photo of a food line in Toronto during the Great Depression Food line at the Yonge Street Mission, 381 Yonge Street, Toronto, Canada, during the Great Depression in the 1930s.

The worldwide Great Depression that started in the United States in late 1929 quickly reached Canada, and was hit hard. Between 1929 and 1939, the gross national product dropped 40% (compared to 37% in the US). Unemployment reached 27% at the depth of the Depression in 1933. Many businesses closed, as corporate profits of $398 million in 1929 turned into losses of $98 million as prices fell. Farmers in the Prairies were especially hard hit by the collapse of wheat prices.  The Depression ended in 1939 as World War II began.

Denyse Baillargeon, historian and author, uses oral histories from 30…

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Ink for Ammunition

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Mr. Hook Mr. Hook

In 1942, Henry K. Ketcham was sworn into the Naval Reserve. Henry was from Washington State, where he had dropped out of college in his freshman year.  He had hitchhiked to Los Angeles, California in 1938 where he lived until he joined The Navy.

Navy poster with artwork by Henry Ketcham Navy poster with artwork by Henry Ketcham

Mr. Hook eyes his target after coming home rich on war bonds Mr. Hook eyes his target after coming home rich from investing in war bonds

The War brought thousands of men like Henry together; Americans who were ready to serve their country in its time of need. Henry was going to fight the Japanese and his weapon would be his pen.
Henry was an animator. He had worked on Woody Woodpecker films until he made it to the big show at Disney, working on films like Bambi, Pinocchio and Fantasia. Studios such as Disney and Warner Brothers threw themselves into supporting the war effort by designing insignias and creating…

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Happy Birthday Molly Brown

Waldina

NAME:  Molly Brown
OCCUPATION:  Film Actor/Film Actress, Philanthropist
BIRTH DATE:  July 18, 1867
DEATH DATE:  October 26, 1932
EDUCATION:  Carnegie Institute
PLACE OF BIRTH:  Hannibal, Missouri
PLACE OF DEATH:  New York, New York

BEST KNOWN FOR: Molly Brown was best known for her social welfare work on behalf of women and children, and for surviving the Titanic sinking.

Philanthropist Margaret Tobin, better known as Molly Brown, was born on July 18, 1867, in Hannibal, Missouri. Sometimes referred to as “the Unsinkable Molly Brown,” this survivor of the 1912 Titanic disaster has become the subject of many myths and legends throughout the years. Her early years were relatively quiet; she grew up in an Irish-Catholic family with five siblings. At the age of 13, Molly Brown went to work in a factory. After two of her siblings headed to Colorado to…

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