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The Day Movies Learned to Speak
A quick glance at the calendar will reveal that I’m a bit late in pulling the “Welcome to August” trigger, but better late than September. So let me be the last to welcome you to the eighth month of the year. (And as the eighth month, shouldn’t it be called Octo-ber? The answer is yes. […]
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The Greatest Day in Sports History?
If you had to choose just one day from the entire history of American sports to crown as the most memorable ever, a few come immediately to mind. There’s October 8, 1956, of course, when Don Larsen pitched the only perfect game ever to happen in the World Series. February 22, 1980 also enters into […]
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Wanted Dead or Alive: Tiburcio Vasquez, Part One
One of the things that I love most about the Santa Clarita Valley is its double-layered Old West heritage – double-layered because it was not only the place where the events most associated with the Old West took place, but where those same happenings were later portrayed to the rest of the world in thousands […]
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“Modern Times” Monument – Paid in Full!After much hard work, our fundraising efforts for the "Modern Times" monument have finally paid off! Thanks to your generosity, we have fully paid off the beautiful black marble marker created by the talented Charles and Maria Sotelo, owners of High Desert Monuments in Hesperia, California. The Sotelos donated 100% of the labor required to create the beautiful black marble monument, and took it on faith that the money to pay for the materials would somehow materialize. Thank you all for your support and contributions to help pay these kind people for their belief in us! We are continuing our fundraising efforts to pay for the stand that will house the marker on Sierra Highway. We will post fundraising events as they come about. Again, thank you all for your support, and Maria and Charlie Sotelo for their patience and passion for film entertainment history!
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The Santa Clarita Valley Guide – Everything Happening in Santa Clarita:
- At the Birth of a Legend, Part 2
- At the Birth of a Legend
- A New Birth of Freedom
- M*A*S*H Today
- The Shy Stooge
- Occupy Chuck
- Post-“Modern Times”
- The Day Movies Learned to Speak
- July Stories
- Howard the Odd Duck
- Carnival of Souls
- Michael and Farrah in the Santa Clarita Valley
- I Predict He’ll Be a Big Star
- The Big Man and The Boss
- Down the Road to Eternity, Part 3
- Down the Road to Eternity, Part 2
- Down the Road to Eternity, Part 1
- "Be-Bop-A-Newhall," Part 2
- "Be-Bop-A-Newhall," Part 1
- 2011 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival
- 2011 Santa Clarita Valley ChaplinFest
- Beneath Los Angeles – A place to find the formerly famous, infamous, and just plain dead.
- Chris Epting – Author and Pop Culture Guru
- John Shore – Author and Funnyman Extraordinaire (also Kimi's High School Friend)
- Kimi's Blog – A Gathering Place for Parents of Teens
- Laurie's Wild West – Old West and SCV history
- Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy
- Michael Neill – Inspiring daily wisdom
- Peggy Wheeler – Spiritualist, Writer, Energy Healer and Dear Friend
- Santa Clarita Valley History!
- SCVTV Website
- Teen Help Center
This Day In History
- Freshman Michael Jordan hits winning shot to give North Carolina NCAA title October 14, 2021On March 29, 1982, 19-year-old North Carolina freshman Michael Jordan makes a 16-foot jump shot with 15 seconds left to give the Tar Heels a 63-62 win over Georgetown for the NCAA Tournament championship. "To tell the truth," Jordan tells reporters in New Orleans afterward, "I didn't see it go in. ...
- Keeling Curve, showing increase of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere, is discovered April 7, 2020In March of 1958, Dr. Charles David Keeling begins regularly measuring the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere from the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawai'i. Over the ensuing years, his research will reveal what is now known as the Keeling Curve: a graph of continuously-taken measurements ...
- U.S. space probe, Mariner, visits Mercury February 9, 2010The unmanned U.S. space probe Mariner 10, launched by NASA in November 1973, becomes the first spacecraft to visit the planet Mercury, sending back close-up images of a celestial body usually obscured because of its proximity to the sun. Mariner 10 had visited the planet Venus eight weeks before ...
- U.S. withdraws from Vietnam November 24, 2009March 29, 1973: Two months after the signing of the Vietnam peace agreement, the last U.S. combat troops leave South Vietnam as Hanoi frees many of the remaining American prisoners of war held in North Vietnam. America’s direct eight-year intervention in the Vietnam War was at an end. In Saigon, ...
- Lt. William Calley found guilty of My Lai murders November 16, 2009Lt. William L. Calley is found guilty of premeditated murder at My Lai by a U.S. Army court-martial at Fort Benning, Georgia. Calley, a platoon leader, had led his men in a massacre of Vietnamese civilians, including women and children, at My Lai 4, a cluster of hamlets in Quang Ngai Province on ...
- Herbert Hoover has telephone installed in Oval Office November 16, 2009On March 29, 1929, President Herbert Hoover has a phone installed at his desk in the Oval Office of the White House. It took a while to get the line to Hoover’s desk working correctly and the president complained to aides when his son was unable to get through on the Oval Office phone from an ...
- The "Mad Bomber" strikes in New York November 13, 2009On March 29, 1951, a homemade device explodes at Grand Central Station in New York City, startling commuters but injuring no one. In the next few months, five more bombs were found at landmark sites around New York, including the public library. Authorities realized that this new wave of terrorist ...
- Rosenbergs convicted of espionage November 13, 2009In one of the most sensational trials in American history, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are convicted of espionage for their role in passing atomic secrets to the Soviets during and after World War II. The husband and wife were later sentenced to death and were executed in 1953. The conviction of the ...
- Appomattox, the final campaign in the Civil War, begins November 13, 2009On March 29, 1865, the final campaign of the Civil War begins in Virginia when Union troops under General Ulysses S. Grant move against the Confederate trenches around Petersburg. General Robert E. Lee’s outnumbered Rebels were soon forced to evacuate the city and begin a desperate race west. ...
- Swedish prime minister resigns over WWI policy November 5, 2009Prime Minister Hjalmar Hammarskjöld of Sweden, father of the famous future United Nations Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld, resigns on this day in 1917 after his policy of strict neutrality in World War I—including continued trading with Germany, in violation of the Allied blockade—leads to ...
- Freshman Michael Jordan hits winning shot to give North Carolina NCAA title October 14, 2021
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