Writer’s Dreamtools includes Today in History, History by Decades, Collection of Lists, Slang Thesaurus, Clichés and Catch Phrases, and Humorous Quotations.

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  On this day in history

Henry Ford became the first company owner to award equal pay to women today in 1916 - $5.00 per day. United Nations Day is celebrated today to commemorate that august body coming into existence in 1945, and four years later its HQ opened in NY. The expression 'cold war' was first used today in a Senate testimony by Bernard Baruch in 1948. On the same day in 1929 as 'Black Thursday' started the Great Depression, the first variety program went on the air - "My Time is Your Time" with Rudy Vallee. Kodak was incorporated today and its brownie cameras went on sale for a buck. Born today: Moss Hart, Kevin Kline, Roman Abramovich, Caprice Bourret and Wayne Rooney. Died: Jane Seymour, Scarlatti, Quisling and Christian Dior.
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A page for every day of the year lists all major events, famous people who were born or died, Saints' Days and holidays. More...   A cultural history by decades - people, events, factoids, fads, innovations, techno- logy, arts and fashions from the 1650s to now. More...   A collection of classic, well-written, humor pieces that have circulated via the web for years - the crème de la crème. More...
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