Beloit Fairies Handed Green Bay Packers First Loss in 1919

Before the Green Bay Packers could conquer the world, first they had to best the state of Wisconsin and parts of Michigan, Minnesota and Illinois. In their first two seasons, before joining what later became the National Football League, the Packers battled the Laphams from Milwaukee, the Oshkosh Professionals and the Stambaugh Miners from Michigan. In … More Beloit Fairies Handed Green Bay Packers First Loss in 1919

75 Years Ago: Churchill Says Italy Should Oust Il Duce

Our first “75 Years Ago” feature comes courtesy of the San Mateo Times of California, with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill urging citizens of Italy to oust Benito Mussolini before Britain has to come to “closer grips” with Italy. LONDON, Dec. 23 (UPI) — Prime Minister Winston Churchill tonight appealed to the Italian people, monarchy … More 75 Years Ago: Churchill Says Italy Should Oust Il Duce

Rare Photos of WWII U.S. Servicemen in New Zealand

The Auckland War Memorial Museum in New Zealand has just digitized and published an amazing collection of photographs of United States servicemen who were stationed at Warkworth in northern New Zealand during World War II. The museum is asking for help from Americans to identify the service members. Nearly 1,100 images can be viewed on … More Rare Photos of WWII U.S. Servicemen in New Zealand

Big Little Books Delivered Pint-Size Adventures

For a child growing up in the 1930s and 1940s, big adventure often came in small packages. Like many boys his age, David D. Hanneman (1933-2007) was an avid collector of Big Little Books. These chunky mini-books allowed adventure-seeking children to follow the action of Buck Rogers, Dick Tracy, Flash Gordon, Tarzan and other characters. All … More Big Little Books Delivered Pint-Size Adventures