“After 14 years and 27 deaths while being constructed, the Brooklyn Bridge over the East River is opened, connecting the great cities of New York and Brooklyn for the first time in history. Thousands of residents of Brooklyn and Manhattan Island turned out to witness the dedication ceremony, which was presided over by President Chester … More Today in History: In 1883, Brooklyn Bridge, NYC Opened
It’s Independence Day here in the USA! On July 4th, 1776 the forefathers signed the Declaration of Independence, a document that states the formal separation of the United States from Great Britain. The Statue of Liberty, gifted by France, to the U.S. has become a symbol of the nation’s freedom. It is one of the … More Snap Shot Saturday: The Statue of Liberty, NJ/NY
May 25, 2015 Today is Memorial Day in the United States of America. Memorial Day is a holiday that the United States observes every last Monday of May. On this day, we remember those who died while serving in the armed forces. May they rest in peace and the fruits of their sacrifices continue to … More Today, We Remember the Fallen
A no fee thing to do in places I visited. I have shared about The Ceremony of the Keys in previous posts. I’m revisiting this hundreds of years old ceremony as it is a free thing to do. Someone out there may be interested to check it out. The Ceremony of the Keys is a … More Free Friday: Witness the Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London
The Dover Green is on the list of Travel and Leisure Magazine’s America’s Most Beautiful Town Squares. This town square was a setting for momentous historical events such as the reading of the Declaration of Independence to the public in 1776 and the ratification of the United States Constitution by Delaware in 1787. The red-bricked … More Throwback: The Dover Green
Every December 8, Beatles fans gather at Strawberry Fields in Central Park, New York City in remembrance of John Lennon. He was shot in front of his apartment building, The Dakota, on December 8, 1980. Fans from various parts of the world come to lay flowers and sing Beatles songs, especially those written by Lennon. … More Throwback: Strawberry Fields, NYC
Tower Bridge, one of London’s famous landmarks turns 120 today! It opened on June 30, 1894. It was then the largest and most sophisticated bascule bridge ever completed. For me, it’s one reason to love London. 🙂 Happy Birthday, Tower Bridge!
On June 17, 1885, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York City in 350 pieces. Today, she stands tall and proud and one of the must see attractions in New York City.
Today, June 6, 2014, marks D-Day’s 70th Anniversary. The Allied forces led by the United States landed on the beaches of Normandy to launch an assault that helped defeat Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich. The world is forever grateful.