A Boomer’s Guide to D-Day

Posted on 06/3/2014 by |In Other News . . . | Comments

Bulletin TodaySeventy years ago — on June 6, 1944, commonly known as D-Day — World War II took a dramatic turn with the Allied invasion of Normandy. The Allied landings — overseen by General Dwight D. Eisenhower — were conducted in two phases: an airborne assault shortly after midnight, and, beginning at 6:30 a.m., an amphibious landing of Allied infantry and armored divisions along a 50-mile stretch of the French coastline. Boomers were not, of course, around for that, but growing up …

This Week in Boomer History: January 13 — 19

Posted on 01/10/2014 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin TodayFun facts from our shared experience: 1 — Wham-O, the hula-hoop people, manufactures its first “Pluto Platter” on Jan. 13, 1957. The company later changes the name to Frisbee. 2 — The U.S. Supreme Court rules in 1984 that taping on home VCRs does not violate copyright laws. Soon, videotape changes the way we consume entertainment, although we’ll never learn to set the clock on those damned machines. 3 — Chubby Checker’s “The Twist” tops the Billboard charts on Jan. 13, 1962. Later that year, …