Monthly Archives: December 2013

Gorgeous retouch of an old Moon Chin photo

The classic 1941 Moon Chin photo, retouched by Jeff Schader. Isn’t it gorgeous? Continue reading

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The grave of William and Kitsi Bond

A fellow so inspired by the story of William and Kitsi Bond that he decided to pay his respects in person… Continue reading

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Keith Richards and the creative process

Fascinating WSJ interview with Keith Richards: ‘I had a sound in my head that was bugging me'” that details the evolution of their classic “Street Fighting Man.” Continue reading

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Small pox and the power of love, 1868

Classic news item from January 11, 1868 Continue reading

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Pearl Harbor Day in Hong Kong: “Those planes are Japanese!”

Pearl Harbor Day in Hong Kong–which, on the other side of the International Date Line, was December 8, 1941. Description of the Japanese attack on the China National Aviation Corporation (CNAC) at Kai Tak Airport. Continue reading

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Pearl Harbor Day

A long-neglected article about the Pearl Harbor attack written by Elizabeth McIntosh, a reporter who was there. Along with a recording of FDR’s “Day of Infamy” address to Congress. Continue reading

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Japanese submarine I-400 discovered 2,300 feet deep

Undersea searchers discovered the wreck of the Japanese submarine I-400 in 2,300 feet of water off the coast of Hawaii. A “mega submarine” that was 400 feet long and could launch three bombers, it was secretly scuttled by the US … Continue reading

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RIP Athletic’s great Lou Brissie

tribute to the passing of WWII combat veteran and Philadelphia Athletic’s great Lou Brissie Continue reading

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