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Remembering Rita Hayworth on her birthday. http://bit.ly/1xZZzWd

Remembering Rita Hayworth on her birthday. http://bit.ly/1xZZzWd

Bing Crosby died today in history.

Bing Crosby died today in history.

superseventies:

Donna Summer with her album, ‘Four Seasons of Love’, 1976.

superseventies:

Donna Summer with her album, ‘Four Seasons of Love’, 1976.

archivesfoundation:

Happy birthday, President Dwight D. Eisenhower!
Born 124 years ago today, Eisenhower was a product of Abilene, Kansas, where he spent most of his early years. After working for two years to help pay for his brother’s college education, he won an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and went on to an eventful military career, eventually serving as Supreme Allied Commander in Europe during World War II. As commander, he planned and led the greatest amphibious military assault in history when the Allied forces landed at Normandy 70 years ago on June 6, 1944.
After the war, he served as Army Chief of Staff under President Truman, and then later ran for and won the Presidency. During his two terms, Eisenhower launched many key programs and departments including NASA, DARPA, and the Interstate Highway System. However when asked about his illustrious career, he said, “the proudest thing I can claim is that I am from Abilene.” 
Image: President and Mrs. Eisenhower pose for their portrait on the occasion of their 39th wedding anniversary in Gettysburg, PA, 1955

archivesfoundation:

Happy birthday, President Dwight D. Eisenhower!

Born 124 years ago today, Eisenhower was a product of Abilene, Kansas, where he spent most of his early years. After working for two years to help pay for his brother’s college education, he won an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and went on to an eventful military career, eventually serving as Supreme Allied Commander in Europe during World War II. As commander, he planned and led the greatest amphibious military assault in history when the Allied forces landed at Normandy 70 years ago on June 6, 1944.

After the war, he served as Army Chief of Staff under President Truman, and then later ran for and won the Presidency. During his two terms, Eisenhower launched many key programs and departments including NASA, DARPA, and the Interstate Highway System. However when asked about his illustrious career, he said, “the proudest thing I can claim is that I am from Abilene.” 

Image: President and Mrs. Eisenhower pose for their portrait on the occasion of their 39th wedding anniversary in Gettysburg, PA, 1955

(via ourpresidents)

Today in history: actor David Strickland is born in 1969. His 1999 suicide shocked friends and fans, and Suddenly Susan wrote it into the show’s story line to help his coworkers deal with their loss.

Today in history: actor David Strickland is born in 1969. His 1999 suicide shocked friends and fans, and Suddenly Susan wrote it into the show’s story line to help his coworkers deal with their loss.