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Whether you’re a small investor or a company CEO, or neither, monitoring the daily Dow Jones Industrial Average is a way of keeping tabs on the pulse of the nation’s business health. (Photo by Markus Spiske via Unsplash)

Historically Speaking: When Mr. Dow met Mr. Jones

Tom Morrow September 29, 2022
Whether you’re a small investor or a company CEO, or neither, monitoring the daily Dow Jones Industrial Average is your way of keeping tabs on the pulse of the nation’s business health, and that’s certainly everyone’s business.
The White House is pictured in June 2020. (Photo by Tabrez Syed via Unsplash)

Historically Speaking: A historical assessment of 14 presidents

Tom Morrow September 17, 2022
During the last half of the 20th century and through much of what has passed thus far in this century, there often has been less than stellar performances on the part of U.S. presidents. These are my personal subjective assessments, not from a political, but from a “historical,” point of view.
Working for Britain’s Naval Intelligence Division during the Second World War is where author Ian Fleming got his ideas for creating 007, James Bond. (Photo by Kristaps Ungurs via Unsplash)

Historically Speaking: The man who would be Bond

OsideNews August 21, 2022

By Tom Morrow: The British spy hero James Bond was created by a former Royal Navy intelligence officer. The fictitious Bond was the hero character of Ian Fleming, who was a planner and coordinator of clandestine...

Working for Britain’s Naval Intelligence Division during the Second World War is where author Ian Fleming got his ideas for creating 007, James Bond. (Photo by Kristaps Ungurs via Unsplash)

Historically Speaking: The man who would be Bond

Tom Morrow August 21, 2022
The British spy hero James Bond was created by a former Royal Navy intelligence officer. The fictitious Bond was the hero character of Ian Fleming, who was a planner and coordinator of clandestine operations during World War II.
President John F. Kennedy is pictured on a 1960s-era television set. (Photo by Lucrezia Carnelos via Unsplash)

Historically Speaking: The ‘Golden Age’ depends upon your age

Tom Morrow July 14, 2022
We often hear the phrase “that was back in the ‘golden age’” (of whatever you want to discuss — television, movies, lifestyle, politics, cars). Probably the most commonly discussed “golden age” has to do with communication — and, depending upon your age, that can take in a wide variety of subjects — magazines, newspapers, television and radio.
President John F. Kennedy is pictured on a 1960s-era television set. (Photo by Lucrezia Carnelos via Unsplash)

Historically Speaking: The ‘Golden Age’ depends upon your age

OsideNews July 14, 2022

By Tom Morrow: We often hear the phrase “that was back in the ‘golden age’” (of whatever you want to discuss — television, movies, lifestyle, politics, cars). Probably the most commonly discussed...

U.S. Olympic sprinters (from left) Jesse Owens, Ralph Metcalfe and Frank Wykoff do a light warm-up on the deck of the S.S. Manhattan before they sail for Germany to compete in the 1936 Olympics. (Public Domain image)

Historically Speaking: The 10th-of-a-second nightmare in Berlin

OsideNews June 21, 2022

By Tom Morrow: A 10th of a second during one of history’s most dramatic moments kept him awake at night and often seemed like a lifetime to Ralph H. Metcalfe. Metcalfe was four-times elected Chicago...

U.S. Olympic sprinters (from left) Jesse Owens, Ralph Metcalfe and Frank Wykoff do a light warm-up on the deck of the S.S. Manhattan before they sail for Germany to compete in the 1936 Olympics. (Public Domain image)

Historically Speaking: The 10th-of-a-second nightmare in Berlin

Tom Morrow June 21, 2022
A 10th of a second during one of history’s most dramatic moments kept him awake at night and often seemed like a lifetime to Ralph H. Metcalfe.
A worker checks electrical assemblies at Vega Aircraft Corp. in Burbank in 1942 during World War II. (Photo by David Bransby, Library of Congress collection)

Historically Speaking: Some key points of 20th century U.S. history

Tom Morrow June 1, 2022
We are more than 20 years past the 20th century. Here’s a look at each of its 10 decades for just a few of its highlights and top stories. Quite a number events are missing; nevertheless, the following are thumbnail sketches of the century. This will give you a guide to add your personal important events. Today’s “thirtysomethings” have few or no memories of history’s most dynamic and war-torn century.
A worker checks electrical assemblies at Vega Aircraft Corp. in Burbank in 1942 during World War II. (Photo by David Bransby, Library of Congress collection)

Historically Speaking: Some key points of 20th century U.S. history

OsideNews May 31, 2022

By Tom Morrow: We are more than 20 years past the 20th century. Here’s a look at each of its 10 decades for just a few of its highlights and top stories. Quite a number events are missing; nevertheless,...

Movies. (Photo by Anika Mikkelson via Unsplash)

Historically Speaking: A few celebrity moments from yesteryear

Tom Morrow May 19, 2022
Back in 1969 when I was a staff writer for the Associated Press, I was assigned to go out and interview actors on a movie set east of Apache Junction, Arizona. The movie being filmed was “The Ballad of Cable Hogue.”
Movies. (Photo by Anika Mikkelson via Unsplash)

Historically Speaking: A few celebrity moments from yesteryear

OsideNews May 19, 2022

By Tom Morrow: Back in 1969 when I was a staff writer for the Associated Press, I was assigned to go out and interview actors on a movie set east of Apache Junction, Arizona. The movie being filmed was...

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