To celebrate History By Zim reaching 2,000,000 views, we are having a giveaway! I have decided to call it the ‘Read it before you see it’ giveaway since it involves three books that Hollywood has turned (or is currently turning) into films. Enter below for your chance at winning these great prizes! Giveaway includes the following: […]
A timeline of the history of Veterans Day courtesy of the United States Army’s Center for Military History: 1918 World War I, then normally referred to simply as The Great War (no one could imagine any war being greater!), ended with the implementation of an armistice [temporary cessation of hostilities-in this case until the final […]
The 1904 Olympic games were held on the Washington University campus in St. Louis, Missouri. Men and women’s boxing was first introduced and only the United States competed in the sport with 18 fighters. While it was not an official Olympic sport, it was shown as a demonstration and exhibition sport. After the games, the […]
At the age of 21, Timothy Robinson was inducted in the U.S. Army. On March 6, 1968, he shipped out and was assigned to the 3rd platoon, Company C, 2nd Battalion, 501st Infantry, 101st Airborne Division. On Easter Sunday, 1968, the 22-year-old Army Corporal wrote the following to his family back home in Hoyt Lakes, […]
A woman poses in a doorway with three children. They are all dressed in Halloween costumes. She wears a clown costume with a pointed hat and the three children also wear clown costumes. Two of the children wear pointed hats and a little girl wears a jester type hat. They were attending a Halloween costume […]
Lois Duncan Steinmetz sitting with a pumpkin headed mannequin in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1938. The photo was taken by her father, Joseph Janney Steinmetz who was a world-renowned commercial photographer. Zim’s Note: Ummm….am I the only one who thinks it’s creepy how excited she is about the mannequin?!
Nothing is scarier than Halloween halitosis! This Halloween advertisement for Chlorodent toothpaste ran in the October 26, 1953 issue of LIFE magazine. So what does one do if they do not have a pumpkin to put over their heads to cover up their bad breath? According to their advertisement, Halloween halitosis can be combated with Chlorodent Chlorophyll […]