Mayflower Day – Sept. 16

Today is Mayflower Day. It celebrates the day that the Mayflower sailed from Plymouth, England, bound for the New World with 102 passengers. The ship was originally headed for Virginia  but stormy weather and navigational errors forced the Mayflower well off course. On November 21 the “Pilgrims” reached Massachusetts, where they founded the first permanent …

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Top Songs of 1963; #18

The next song to hit the top of the record charts in 1963 was “Blue Velvet” by Bobby Vinton. The song was written n 1950 by Bernie Wayne and Lee Morris. Originally recorded in 1951 by Tony Bennett. Bobby Vinton’s version hit the top of the Cash Box and Billboard Hot 100 charts for the …

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New TV Shows of Fall 1963 – NBC

NBC had 11 new shows starting the the fall of 1963. None could be considered to be a big hit. The links in the titles are to Wikipedia to where you can find more information on each show. These were the new shows that aired (All times Eastern Time Zone): The Bill Dana Show; Sunday …

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New TV Shows of Fall 1963 – CBS

CBS had the biggest ratings for the previous season and thus only had the least number of new shows for the fall 1963 season. The links in the titles are to Wikipedia to where you can find more information on each show. These were the new shows that aired (All times Eastern Time Zone): My …

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New TV Shows of Fall 1963 – ABC

In the fall of 1963 ABC added 11 new shows. Like every new TV season some failed and some ended up running for a few years See how many of these shows from the fall 1963 schedule that you remember or have seen in syndication. (All times Eastern Time Zone) The links in the titles …

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Tombstone Tuesday; Martha Ford

I went on a genealogy trip yesterday. I made stops at a few cemeteries and one of those was Maple Lawn Cemetery in Akron, Erie Co., NY. Buried there is my ancestor Mary (Holcomb) Ford. She was born in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Conn. on 11 Jan. 1756. On 24 Aug. 1772 she was married to …

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Favorite WDYTYA Episode?

This season of Who Do You Think You Are? is over. We had various kinds of stories this season. Cindy Crawford was able to trace her genealogy back over a century to Charlemagne. Jim Parsons traced his family back to France in the 1700s. Chelsea Handler found a connection in Germany in WWII that she …

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