The year is 1961. The United States severs diplomatic relations with Cuba. John F. Kennedy is elected President. The Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba fails. The Beatles perform for the very first time at The Cavern Club in Liverpool. The U.S. rockets a chimpanzee named Ham into outerspace. And Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes … More John Dickinson High School Yearbook, 1961
We spotlight world and local events according to the Delmarva Sunday Star Newspaper exactly one hundred years ago, at the start of 1917. The service records of African American Sergeant James Mathews, of Glendale, Maryland, Sergeant Herman Ferdinand Armstrong of Wilmington, Delaware, and a photograph of Private Harry B. Ash, also of Wilmington, are also … More New Years Day, 1917
We visit the University of Delaware in 1959 this week. Of note are photos of Christmas on campus and a visit by the well known poet Robert Frost at the UofD.
We feature a beautifully illustrated catalog of sculptures by Charles Parks of Delaware this week. A highlight from the Delaware Historical Society’s book collection appears on this blog every Wednesday morning. https://dhsbooks.wordpress.com/about-this-old-book/
William Penn High School’s “Penn Quill” is our featured yearbook for Christmas.