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Retro News Wednesday Just For You

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

1) McMartin Preschool: Anatomy of a Panic

2) When a Bridge Falls: Disaster in Minneapolis -The New York Times

3) American Blackout 2013 – National Geographic

4) The Day After (1983) American Nuclear Holocaust

5) Surviving in the Siberian Wilderness for 70 Years

6) Woman Burned by McDonald’s Hot Coffee

7) 50 most influential, powerful and brilliant songs ever made in the music’s modern history

8) Top 50 Greatest Songs of All Time

9) Top 10 Inventions of All Time

10) 12 Worst Inventions of All Time


Retro News Wednesday Just For You

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

1) Holiday Inn, starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire (1942)

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2) Olympic Bombing 1996, Richard Jewel, The Wrong Man

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3) Biosphere 2: An American Space Odyssey

4) Retro Indy: Biographer Ray Boomhower shares his fascinating figures in local history

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5) 21 old-fashioned fruit punch recipes (1969)

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6) The Shadow of the Thalidomide Tragedy

7) St Paul’s street trolley: The Auto of the People (1904)

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8) The American girl – fashion’s latest model (1915)

9) Terri Schiavo Documentary: The Case’s Enduring Legacy

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10) The Battle for School Busing

11. Photos: See retro New York in all its black-and-white glory

12. Retro album makeovers for modern musicians from Miley to Drake

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Retro News Wednesday Just For You

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

1. Demolished 1920s Carlton Tavern ‘should be rebuilt’

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2. 1920s Silent Film, Native American Cast Get Due Decades Late

3. Secret service officials discussed smearing Labour party in 1920s

Papers show top UK intelligence committee, whose members included

Winston Churchill, discussed ‘anti-red activities’ following Zinoviev letter incident

Russian Communist leader Grigory Zinoviev.

4. World War I, the 1920s and Modern Cool

World War I tore down old traditions and gave counterculture a chance to begin again.

Prussian guard infantry leave Berlin on their way to the front line in August 1914 during World War I.

5. Madonna’s caterpillars, Marlene Dietrich’s shocked shape, Pamela Anderson’s pencil lines and Cara Delevingne’s bushy brow: How eyebrows evolved since the 1920s

For more than a century, women have loved fiddling with their eyebrows. Pictured: Marlene DietrichIn the 1950s, caterpillars  were in mode thanks to stars like Audrey HepburnMany women are still trying to recover from the  Scouse brow of recent years. Pictured: Katie PriceBritish supermodel Cara Delevingne is being credited with spearheading the new obsession

6. 1920s V: Al Jolson & Two Landmark Hits

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7. Duke students’ blood donations paid off in the 1920s

In the 1950s, Duke students were lining up to donate blood.

8. HIV’s origins traced to Kinshasa in 1920s

 The rise in the use of trains caused HIV to spread more easily, researchers believe.

9. Wildwood Sanatorium in the News.

10. Korakia a taste of 1920s Tangier in Palm Springs


Retro News Wednesday Just For You

Wednesday, March 01, 2015

1. Civil rights protesters arrested in 1960s Birmingham will thank FDNY for fighting fire-hose, dog attacks

2. Top 10 Historical Moments of the 1960s

3. This is the man who designed the 1970s

4. 7 technologies to thank the 1970s for

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5. 1970s Christmas in Teesside: Top telly, turkey and a Tomahawk bike

6. 50 Best Sci-Fi Movies of the 1970s

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7. “Brady Bunch” Star Barry Williams Revives 1970s un Great American Country’s “A Very Barry Branson”

8. Childhood in the US ‘safer than in the 1970s’

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9. Dietary advice from the 1970s found to be a big fat mistake

10. Top 10 books about the 1970s

Led Zeppelin in concert in San Francisco, 1973


Retro News Wednesday Just For You

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

1. The Ferry: A Civil Rights Story

2. Jack Kevorkian Dies, Leaves Controversial Legacy, No Successor

3. 1950s American cars aren’t collector’s items in Cuba

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4. The mystery of Crooked Cottage: Home abandoned over ten years ago is still filled with food and belongings of long-gone residents 

Known as the Crooked Cottage, this rural Hertfordshire home is believed to have been untouched since its owners, said to be a married couple, departed

5. Original Rolling Stones to rock Old Capitol

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6. The Truman Doctrine, 1947

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7. What Women Used to Wear to Play Sports

As these vintage photos show, turn-of-the-century sportswear was much different than today’s performance gear.

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8. Bing Crosby Sang Me a Lullaby

A chance encounter on a train led to an unforgettable photo.

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9. Hey, Mom Used To Make That

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10. Flashback Music Memories


Retro News Wednesday Just For You

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

1. From Gitmo to an American Supermax, the Horrors of Solitary Confinement

2. Ancient ‘lost city’ home to a vanished civilisation found deep in jungles of Honduras

Expedition of archaeologists accompanied by ex-SAS survival experts makes stunning discovery of fabled “White City” where locals may have once worshipped a monkey god

The ruins of an ancient civilisation who were neighbours to the Maya

3. American Architecture & Business News

4. American life in 1914: How we lived a century ago – Why America Is Not Normal

Majestic Vaudeville billboard, 1914,  in Houston at the corner of Main and Texas.   Photo: File Photo / Handout

5. ISIL video shows destruction of Mosul artefacts

Five-minute clip shows group of men using hammers and drills to smash several large statues in Iraqi museum.

6. Pharaoh of “Lost Dynasty” Died Brutal Death, Forensic Study Reveals

Forgotten pharaoh may have been earliest Egyptian ruler to die in battle.

7. Nihiwatu – On the edge of wildness | The story.

8. The Story of Mathematics

Ancient Greek Herodianic numerals

9. Darth Vader, Renaissance Man? How ‘Star Wars’ Could Have Looked Centuries Ago

Darth Vader, a major character from 'Star Wars', imagined as a Renaissance gentleman. Credit: Sacha Goldberger

10. Pictures: New Pyramid Found With Vivid Murals, Stacked Tombs