Tag Archives: New York

Burt Lancaster

was born 95 years ago today, in New York City, New York, U.S.A.

“I am interested in being in pictures that I would like to see.”

“Can anything be more Un-American than the Un-American Committee?”

“I always try to improve, to find new ways of expressing myself, to keep looking for truth and originality.”

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Theodore Roosevelt

was born 150 years ago today

in New York City, New York, U.S.A.

he was the 26th president of the U.S.A., he took over after President McKinley was assassinated, having been his Vice President, & served from September 14, 1901 – March 4, 1909, as a politician for the Republican Party

he was also known as “TR” sometimes, & Theodore Roosevelt National Park in the U.S.A. holds his namesake

he was born in New York, & passed away in New York, he was a historian, a lieutenant colonel, a governor,  & who knows what other things

“Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.”

“Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.”

“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”


New York

the “Empire State” entered the union 220 years ago today
as the 11th state of the U.S.A.
its capital is Albany & its motto is “Excelsior”


Joyce Carol Oates

was born 70 years ago today (in Lockport, New York, U.S.A.)

“Is there any mystery like who you finally turn out to be.”

“We are linked by blood, and blood is memory without language.”

“How can people still be superstitious, still believe in nonsense and astrology and grotesque demonic religions of every kind, every fundamentalist religion crowding us on all sides?”


The First Federal Postage Stamps In The USA

were issued 160 years ago, in New York City, New York


Where’s George?

http://www.wheresgeorge.com is a USA currency tracking project

I’ve been registering dollars on the site every once in a while for almost 3 years now, & so far my money has gone on to at least 13 states: North Dakota, South Dakota, Illinois, Minnesota, Montana, Arizona, California, New York, Georgia, Texas, Michigan, Wisconsin, & Missouri. The places I’ve intercepted marked bills from would create a different list though.