The man of a thousand voices such as cartoon characters Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the Cat, Yosemite Sam, Speedy Gonzales, the Tasmanian Devil, Barney Rubble of The Flintstones, Mr. Spacely of The Jetsons and Heathcliff was born today in 1908. Now WE know em

Melvin Jerome “Mel” Blank was born May 30, 1908 in San Francisco. The youngest of two children Mel and his family moved to Portalnd, Oregon just before he started high […]

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The St. Louis Gateway Arch was dedicated today in 1968 as Vice President Hubert Humphrey declared that the arch was “a soaring curve in the sky that links the rich heritage of yesterday with the richer future of tomorrow” and brings a “new purpose” and a “new sense of urgency to wipe out every slum.” “Whatever is shoddy, whatever is ugly, whatever is waste, whatever is false, will be measured and condemned” in comparison to the Gateway Arch. Now WE know em

Ground was broken for the Gateway Arch in 1959, and in 1961 the foundation of the structure was laid. Construction of the arch itself began on February 12, 1963, as […]

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