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French Airman Takes Off from Water, Sets Back Down on It and Survives

Henri Fabr é on the dock beside his invention. The Wright Brothers may have been first, but for a number of reasons within the first decade of flight the French leapt ahead of the Americans and their

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May the Circle Be Unbroken—Murfin Home Confinement Music Festival

Can the Circle be Unbroken by the original Carter Family, 1927. Those of us of a certain age recall the popular game of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.   The idea was that the busy actorcould be connected

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6 Degrees of Separation. A.P. Carter Carter Family Carter Sisters June Carter Kevin Bacon May the Circle Be Unbroken Maybelle Carter Sara Carter Victor Records

Piles of Dead Women on a New York Street

Police and bystanders watch helplessly as more victims jump to their deaths to escape the flames of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory on the upper floors of the Asch Building. It was a sunny but raw day

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What a Wonderful World—Murfin Home Confinement Music Festival

What a Wonderful Word-- Louis Armstrong with spoken intro. Note —Yesterday’s Music Festival blog entry, The City of New Orleans by Steve Goodman, was removedfrom my Facebook timeline and from several

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Louis Armstrong BIng Crosby ABC Records Bob Thiele Esquire Jazz All-stars George Douglas Good Morning Vietnam Grammy Hall of Fame Hello Dolly Larry Newton UK Singles Chart What a Wonderful World

Ida B. Wells—Anti-Lynching Lioness

Ida B. Wells, undaunted. The word to describe Ida B. Wells was fierce.   The word more commonly used, formidable, is entirely inadequate for a life of defiance and strugglethat began in slavery during

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