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Historically Speaking: Out of Goldwyn’s Mouth Sprang Gems

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By Tom Morrow Samuel Goldwyn was born Aug. 17, 1879, a Jewish Polish-American film producer. He was most well-known for being the founding contributor and executive of several ...

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Historically Speaking: The Rise and Fall of Napoleon

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By Tom Morrow Napoleon Bonaparte emerged to become emperor of France following the chaos of the French Revolution in the late 1700s. After King Louis XVI and his wife, ...

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Historically Speaking: The President Whose Wife Guided the Ship of State

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By Tom Morrow Woodrow Wilson served two terms as President, but he was more or less missing in action the last 17 months of his tenure – his ...

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Historically Speaking: Irish-Americans are Here Due to the Potato

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By Tom Morrow The Great Irish Famine of 1845, was an unusual blight which devastated Ireland’s potato crop, the basic staple of the population. Approximately 1 million people ...

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Historically Speaking: The Meaning of British Letters and Numbers, MI-5 and MI-6

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By Tom Morrow More and more the security services of the United Kingdom’s MI-5 and MI-6 monikers are mentioned in news reports, but what do they mean. MI-5 ...

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Historically Speaking: The Founding Father with the Loudest Voice

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By Tom Morrow John Adams was born in the British colony of Massachusetts on Oct. 30, 1735. He was a farmer and a somewhat successful lawyer, who later ...

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Historically Speaking: He Could Have Been Great

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By Tom Morrow If he had lived, James Garfield could have been one of America’s most popular and successful presidents. Unfortunately, an assassin’s bullet struck him down. He ...

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Historically Speaking: The 20th Century’s Great American Songwriter

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By Tom Morrow While a number of composers like Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, and others could be considered America’s greatest songwriter, George Gershwin has to be at the ...

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Historically Speaking: From Veep to President in 30 days

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By Tom Morrow John Tyler was our 10th president, but he was vice president under William Henry Harrison for 30 days earlier – one of those oddities of ...

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Historically Speaking: The Worst U.S. President … Or Was He?

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By Tom Morrow He was a gambler, a hard drinker and a womanizer, but did that make him a bad President? Warren Gamaliel Harding was the 29th President ...

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Historically Speaking: The Nation’s Largest Military Base More Popular than it’s Namesake

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By Tom Morrow For the past 75 years, the name “Pendleton” has become legendary because of the nation’s largest military base hugging the northern city limits of Oceanside, ...

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Historically Speaking: The Tragic, Gifted Lives of the Fitzgeralds

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By Tom Morrow If ever there was an example of success ruining two lives it was the tragic fame of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. Francis Scott Key ...

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Historically Speaking: The Real Tragedies of the USS Indianapolis

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By Tom Morrow Among the many tragic stories of World War II, the sinking of the USS Indianapolis resulted in a miscarriage of justice that sent its skipper ...

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Historically Speaking: Hollywood’s Utility Comedian and Oldest Freshman

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By Tom Morrow Anyone who loves old movies, especially comedies and mello-dramas made during the 1930s and 1940s, will recognize the comedy and “second-banana” roles of Jack Oakie. ...

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Historically Speaking: The Most Private Public Man Who Ever Lived

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By Tom Morrow For four decades, America’s most recognizable and popular entertainer was Johnny Carson. From 1962 until 1992, Carson’s talk-show, known as The Tonight Show Starring Johnny ...

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