Beatlemania in the U.S.A.

February 9, 2014
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Beatlemania in the U.S.A.

Fifty years ago today, the Beatles made their U.S. debut on T.V.’s The Ed Sullivan Show.   On February 9, 1964, the English pop group was seen by 73 million television viewers and “Beatlemania,” which had been building momentum since the group released its first U.S. single, began in earnest.   The Beatles spent just one week...
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Remembering John F. Kennedy

November 22, 2013
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Remembering John F. Kennedy

Fifty years ago today, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated while riding in a motorcade through Dallas, Texas. It has been one of the defining moments of national tragedy in our nation’s history that is etched into people’s memories. Like the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 or...
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Dayton State Hospital

October 22, 2013
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Dayton State Hospital

In 1855, the Southern Ohio Lunatic Asylum opened on 50 acres at the southeast corner of Wayne and Wilmington streets in Dayton, a location then considered to be at the extreme edge of the city. The facility originally had 59 patients and an annual budget of $4,900. Over its first few decades, the facility...
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Local Pizza Restaurants

October 8, 2013
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Local Pizza Restaurants

October is National Pizza Month, so we thought it would be fun to highlight some local Dayton-based pizzerias. One of Dayton’s longest-running local pizza franchises is Cassano’s Pizza King restaurants.  Vic Cassano, Sr., and his mother-in-law Caroline “Mom” Donisi started the business in 1953. Mr. Cassano first sold his pizzas from a room adjoining...
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Fairmont High School

September 25, 2013
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Fairmont High School

Fairmont High School is located in Kettering, Ohio. Originally, education of children in the Kettering area was accomplished through the old Van Buren Township schools. (Van Buren Township no longer exists; it was engulfed entirely by Kettering and Oakwood.) In 1922, the old four-room schoolhouse was replaced by a newer building to accommodate population...
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