Today we tour a John F. Kennedy era Delaware High School, as seen through the Green Leaf yearbook of Mount Pleasant High, in Bellefonte, Delaware.
The Military Service Records of Delaware Soldiers Irving Warner, African-American John C. Wallace and William Walther are shown today along with international and local news in the May 20th, 1917 Sunday Star newspaper.
A wonderful book written by Jewish cultural scholar Toni Young on the long history of one of the cultural jewels of northern Delaware- the Grand Opera House, is featured today. The Grand continues to offer the very best in all forms of live music and entertainment to Delaware’s culturally engaged citizens. Grab a bite to … More The Grand Experience
The Allied Spring Offensive continues. Russian workers begin to rise up against work conditions and economic oppression. France switches the Commander in Chief of its military, this week 100 years ago. An excellent blog on WWI can be found at: http://roadstothegreatwar-ww1.blogspot.com/ about the blogger: http://en.gravatar.com/dhsbooks
The Year is 1956. On the world stage, Nikita Khrushchev begins an anti-Stalinization process in the Soviet Union. West Germany bans the Communist Party. Pakistan, the first Islamic Republic, is founded. The flag of the United States Army is formally dedicated. Fidel Castro lands in Cuba. Dwight Eisenhower is elected U.S. President. IBM invents the … More Aloha from 1956 !
Wilmington celebrates its 100th anniversary of being granted city status in May 1932. Initially founded in 1638 by Swedish settlers, the city began life as Willingtown, after Thomas Willing, an early settler and land developer. In 1739, this settlement was granted formal borough status, which meant that it could organize its own government and hold … More This Month in Delaware…
Early to mid May of 1917 saw an Allied Spring offensive on the Salonika Front; the Second Battle of Bullecourt, part of the second phase of the Second Battle of Arras; Second Battle of the Cerna Bend, a phase of the Allied Spring Offensive. Also, Australian Prime Minister Billy Hughes wins a majority in federal … More Remembering World War I