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Linda Speckhals

Linda Speckhals

Writer

When she’s not out walking her dog, or taking in a baseball game, Linda loves learning about history, science, and philosophy. She will travel wherever the wind may blow, and happily loses herself in a book, whenever she can. At heart, she is a music loving tree-hugger.

How Woodstock Got Its Start

October 24, 2021

Source: (Pinterest). Woodstock was not created by individuals who had an expertise in music festiva...

Valley Of The Dolls: The Record Breaking Book Of The ‘6...

October 21, 2021

Source: (IMDb). Before there was 50 Shades of Grey, Jacqueline Sus...

It’s A Small World: A Long-lasting Ride With Good Inten...

October 18, 2021

PEPSI-COLA presents WALT DISNEY'S "it's a small world" a salute to U...

The Demolition Of Penn Station: Losing Historic Archite...

October 14, 2021

An aerial view of Penn Station from 1910. Source: (Wikipedia). Today...

CB Radios: When The Truckers’ Tool Became A Hobby

October 10, 2021

A trucker used a cb radio while driving a haul. Source: (Getty). Prior to t...

WKRP In Cincinnati: When Radio Was On TV

October 6, 2021

Source: (Reelgood.com). WKRP in Cincinnati was a delightful combination of music, sigh...

"Alfred Hitchcock Presents" made its premiere on CBS-TV...

October 2, 2021

Opening title card. Source: (Wikipedia). After World War I, Alfred H...

Louise Fletcher: The Woman Who Brought A Villain To Lif...

September 22, 2021

Louise Fletcher with James Garner in Maverick. Source: (Wikipedia). ...

Mother Teresa Wins The 1979 Nobel Prize

September 18, 2021

Mother Teresa accompanied by children at her mission in Calcutta, India (Photo by Tim Gra...

The Bloody Tet Offensive Marked A Turning Point In Viet...

September 16, 2021

The South Vietnamese took the worst of the Tet Offensive. (history) ...

Barbara Walters: Changing The Face Of Television News

September 10, 2021

American broadcast journalist Barbara Walters looks at film negatives with ...

Bloody Sunday: A Massacre During A Civil Rights March

September 6, 2021

British troops marching arrested citizens toward detention on Bloody Sunday...

Silent Movie: Slapstick In The Seventies

September 2, 2021

Dom DeLuise, Marty Feldman, and Mel Brooks. Source: (IMDb). In 1926, Brooklyn native M...

Jazzercise: The Beginnings Of A Fitness Craze

August 29, 2021

Source: (Pinterest). Jazzercise was born after second-wave feminism was underway,...

The Poor People's Campaign

August 25, 2021

Martin Luther King marching to help the poor. Source: (Pinterest). On January 8, 1964, Lyndon B. Joh...

The Harlem Cultural Festival

August 23, 2021

Source: (The Everett Collection/Pop Sugar). In the Summer of 1969, Woodstock became the music fest...

James Caan: From A Mobster To A Romance Writer

August 19, 2021

With John Wayne in El Dorado. Source: (MUBI). James Caan has had quite the caree...

Supertrain: The Show That Almost Derailed A Network

August 15, 2021

Source: (MeTV). In 1977, ABC found success with The Love Boat, a show which...

1984 Summer Olympics: Mary Lou Retton Was The First Ame...

August 11, 2021

Source: (Pinterest). In 1980, the United States and 64 other countri...

August 5, 1962: The Tragic Overdose And Death Of Marily...

August 5, 2021

Source: (The Chap). At 3 a.m., on August 5, 1962, Eunice Murray noti...

1971: Release of the film "The Omega Man" - Last Remain...

August 1, 2021

Source: (Pinterest). In 1954, Richard Matheson published the novel I...

The Crash of Delta Airlines Flight 723

July 29, 2021

Source: (Wikipedia). On July 31, 1973, Delta Flight 723 left Burlington, Vermont on a sc...

Vera Miles: Hitchcock's Potential Replacement For Grace...

July 25, 2021

Source: (Rotten Tomatoes). Vera Miles was born Vera June Ralston in ...

Jack Nicholson's Oscar Winning Performances over the De...

July 15, 2021

In The Shining. Source: (IMDb). Jack Nicholson was born on April 22,...

Morganna "The Kissing Bandit"

July 9, 2021

Source: (Pinterest). Morganna Roberts love of baseball started when her grandfather took her to s...

Questions surrounding Jim Morrison’s death

July 5, 2021

Source: (Live For Music). Jim Morrison was a voracious reader and was inspired by ...

How Americans celebrated Independence day in 1968

July 1, 2021

Washington D.C. after riots which followed the assassination of Martin Luther K...

The 10 Grooviest Cocktails And How To Make Them

June 29, 2021

Source: (Pinterest). Prohibition did not stop people from drinking, but it did ...

Time Bandits: A Monty Python Director Gets Small With A...

June 25, 2021

Source: (filmax.it). Terry Gilliam, other members of Monty Python an...

Nick Drake, The Poet And Jazz-Folk Innovator We Weren't...

June 19, 2021

Source: (Legacy.com) Nick Drake was born in 1948 in colonial Burma; ...