Monday, March 31, 2008


Alexander Calder in 1910 Census

We found the American sculptor and artist most famous for inventing the mobile, Alexander Calder (age 11), in the 1910 Census living with his family Alexander Sr. (39), Nanette (35) and Margaret (14) in Cortlandt, New York.


Wednesday, March 19, 2008


Arthur C. Clarke (1917 - 2008)

Arthur C. Clarke, a writer whose seamless blend of scientific expertise and poetic imagination helped usher in the space age, died Wednesday in Colombo, Sri Lanka, where he had lived since 1956. He was 90. He was briefly married in 1953 to an American diving enthusiast named Marilyn Mayfield; they separated after a few months and were divorced in 1964, having had no children. (Source: International Herald Tribune)


Friday, March 14, 2008


Rita Hayworth's Burial Site

Born into a show business family in New York City, Rita Hayworth partnered both Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly in musicals of the 1940s. She is interred at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, Ca.


Thursday, March 6, 2008


Rare Helen Keller childhood photo found

Researchers have uncovered a rare photograph of a young Helen Keller with her teacher Anne Sullivan, nearly 120 years after it was taken on Cape Cod. Read the article at

Monday, March 3, 2008


Jeaf Healey (1966 - 2008)

Blind rock and jazz musician Jeff Healey has died after a lifelong battle against cancer. Healey had battled cancer since age 1, when a rare form of retinal cancer known as Retinoblastoma claimed his eyesight. Due to his blindness, Healey taught himself to play guitar by laying the instrument across his lap. He was 41. Healey is survived by his children, Rachel and Derek, as well as his wife, Cristie, father (by adoption) and stepmother, Bud and Rose Healey, and sisters Laura and Linda. (Source: AP via Google)


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