Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi’s First Television Interview


Mahatma Gandhi lead the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India by employing techniques of nonviolent civil disobedience. His methods were eventually successful, and they went on to inspire civil rights movements across the world. In his first television interview on April 30, 1931, Gandhi spoke with Fox Movietone News about … Continue reading

Apollo Theater
Gladys Knight On The Importance Of The Apollo


The Apollo Theater on 125th street in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, is a famous venue that has launched the careers of many African-American performers. The Apollo Theater opened on January 26, 1934. The Apollo went on to host Showtime at the Apollo, which was a nationally … Continue reading

Gone with the Wind
Gone With The Wind’s Movie Premiere


Gone with the Wind is a film from 1939 based on Margaret Mitchell’s Pulitzer-winning 1936 novel of the same name. Set in the 19th-century American South, the film tells the story of Scarlett O’Hara, the strong-willed daughter of a Georgia plantation owner, from her romantic pursuit of Ashley Wilkes, who … Continue reading

Babe Ruth
Witnesses Confirm Legend: Babe Ruth Pointed to Centerfield


According to legend, during the 1932 World Series, Babe Ruth pointed to the spot in the stands at Wrigley Field where he would hit the next pitch for a home run. Many people think this never happened, however, his teammates who were there, Joe Sewell and Ed Wells, confirm that … Continue reading

World War II
Neville Chamberlain on Signing the Munich Agreement

Munich Agreement

On September 30, 1938, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain arrived in Great Britain with a signed copy of The Munich Agreement. Dated September 29, The Munich Agreement allowed Germany to annex parts of Czechoslovakia that were predominately inhabited by German speakers, designating this territory “Sudetenland”. Czechoslovakia was not present at … Continue reading

J. R. R. Tolkien
Tolkien’s Daughter on Her Dad’s Meticulous Story-Telling

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Priscilla Tolkien, daughter to author of “Lord of the Rings” book series J. R. R. Tolkien interview, discusses her father’s conscientious and exact approach to the details in his books. She recalls how he would fastidiously revise elements in his books until they accurately portrayed the situations he construed for … Continue reading

Pacific Crest Trail
[Blog] The Pacific Crest Trail’s History & Rise to Prominence

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Author: Robbie Faselt “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” -John Muir The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is one of the most well-known long-distance hiking trails in the world. It spans 2,663 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border to the U.S.-Canada border and changes in elevation … Continue reading

J. R. R. Tolkien
J. R. R. Tolkien’s Son on His Dad’s Use of Rings As Metaphor


J. R. R. Tolkien’s son, Christopher Tolkien analyzes his father’s work, particularly the metaphoric use of magic in his books: “Magic is very close to the machine. Magic is coercion…” And due to man’s use of machines, or “magic,” in order to attain power, Christopher Tolkien says it was important … Continue reading