Ray Kroc built his first restaurant in 1955 in Des Plaines, after franchising the brand from the original owners, Richard and Maurice McDonald.
The Chicago Tribune reports the store was torn down in 1984. McDonald’s Store No. 1 Museum opened the next year, with the original restaurant’s sign out front.
A letter may prove famous hijacker last seen leaping out of a plane – survived.
A letter newly released from the FBI’s archives may prove that DB Cooper – the 1971 hijacker last seen leaping out of a plane with a fortune in cash – survived his apparent death, the Daily Mail reports.
Manson had been at a Bakersfield hospital seeking medical treatment.
During this war, there were an average of 420 combat deaths a day. This means that the Civil War cost more American military lives than World Wars I and II, the Vietnam War, the Korean War, the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War and GWOT all combined.
Just 1 in 10 adults meet the federal fruit or vegetable recommendations, according to a new study published today in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).
Depending on their age and sex federal guidelines recommend that adults eat at least 1½ to 2 cups per day of fruit and 2 to 3 cups per day of vegetables as part of a healthy eating pattern. Yet in 2015, just 9 percent of adults met the intake recommendations for vegetables, ranging from 6 percent in West Virginia to 12 percent in Alaska. Only 12 percent of adults met the recommendations for fruit, ranging from 7 percent in West Virginia to 16 percent in Washington, D.C. Results showed that consumption was lower among men, young adults, and adults living in poverty.
Source: CDC Press Releases
For the first time since the 19th century, scientists have discovered a new area inside the Great Pyramid of Giza. Originally published in Nature, Egyptologists are calling the find a significant discovery but aren’t sure exactly what it may mean yet. To locate this new area, named “ScanPyramids Big Void”, the archaeologists partnered with particle physicists to scan inside Khufu’s Pyramid.
Mason and Dixon placed their last marker atop Brown’s Hill in what’s now Mason-Dixon Historical Park, which sits on both sides of of the line — Pennsylvania’s border with what’s now West Virginia.
That park is where the Mason-Dixon 250 anniversary will be celebrated Oct. 13-15, with re-enactors and guides in period costumes; speakers and guests including, from England, Jeremiah Dixon’s great-grandnephew John Dixon and other descendants; astronomy and surveying demonstrations (the two used to go hand-in-hand); politicians and proclamations; a quilt show and other arts and crafts; plus music, food and souvenirs.
The documents are among the last of still-secret papers the government amassed on the assassination. Some grand jury and tax documents will remain secret.
The lie that Poe died as a result of alcohol and drug abuse, was refuted 25 years ago by EIR researcher Allen Salisbury. Marianna Wertz reports.
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-49) was America’s greatest poet and a leading counterintelligence agent for the anti-British republican faction in pre-Civil War America. Recent press reports on medical findings about the cause of his early death have
raised anew one of the greatest unsolved crimes in American history-who murdered Edgar Allan Poe?
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BOSTON – The anticipated release of thousands of never-before-seen government documents related to President John F. Kennedy’s assassination has scholars and armchair detectives buzzing.
The National Archives has until Oct. 26 to disclose the remaining files related to Kennedy’s 1963 assassination, unless President Donald Trump intervenes.
The bright yellow boxes, located about a mile apart on the 550-mile turnpike, were installed in 1988 to give motorists a way to call for help if they had an emergency. They connect directly to the turnpike’s Traffic Operations Center in Highspire, where dispatchers can send help..
More deconstruction revealed the prize: a perfectly preserved two-story log cabin, probably built between 1820 and 1840.
Experts say it’s one of the largest and best-preserved log cabins discovered in central Ohio.
Among the items discovered inside was a statue of the goldsmith Amenemhat, sitting beside his wife.It is unclear whether the three mummies discovered are connected to Amenemhat.
Warm caves under Antarctica’s glaciers may be hiding previously undiscovered plant and animal species, scientists say. A new study led by Australian National University revealed an extensive network of warm caves around Mount Erebus, an active volcano in Antarctica. Soil samples taken from the caves turned up traces of DNA that could not be identified, lead researcher Ceridwen Fraser said early Friday. “The results from this study give us a tantalizing glimpse of what might live beneath the ice in Antarctica—there might even be new species of animals and plants,” Fraser said, according to Agence France-Presse.
Soil samples taken from caves around Mount Erebus revealed unrecognizable DNA.
(CNSNews.com) – Americans on average spent more on taxes in 2016 than they did on food and clothing combined, according to data released this week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The same data also shows that in three years—from 2013 to 2016—the average tax bill for Americans increased 41.13 percent.
The tablet was discovered in the early 1900s but researchers have since puzzled over its function.The calculations may have been used for architectural calculations when building pyramids or other structures.
“The tablet not only contains the world’s oldest trigonometric table; it is also the only completely accurate trigonometric table, because of the very different Babylonian approach to arithmetic and geometry.”
The Frankenstein dinosaur, more properly called Chilesaurus, puzzled experts when it was first discovered two years ago.
It had the legs of an animal like a Brontosaurus, the hips of a Stegosaurus, and the arms and body of an animal like Tyrannosaurus rex. Scientists simply did not know where it fitted in the dino family tree.
The ship enters dry dock about every 20 years for below-the-waterline repairs. The most recent work included replacing 100 hull planks and installing 2,200 new copper sheets, 500 of which were signed by nearly 100,000 museum visitors, according to USS Constitution Museum President Anne Grimes Rand, who called the ship “a wonderful symbol for our democracy.”
Hobby Lobby agreed to forfeit thousands of artifacts from modern-day Iraq and pay a $3 million fine to resolve a civil action the Justice Department brought against the company, according to court documents.
The semi-circular stone wall memorial is inscribed with the names of the people hanged at the site.
Mayor Kim Driscoll says the shadows from the tragic episode in U.S. history “extend across our city in ways we cannot see with our eyes.”
Poor documentation is a major issue for a group of creditors trying to go after borrowers in default.
Creditors taking borrowers to court over loans in default are instead seeing the debt wiped out because of incomplete ownership records and other documentation, The New York Times reports.
Some of the problems playing out now in the $108 billion private student loan market are reminiscent of those that arose from the subprime mortgage crisis a decade ago, when billions of dollars in subprime mortgage loans were ruled uncollectible by courts because of missing or fake documentation. And like those troubled mortgages, private student loans — which come with higher interest rates and fewer consumer protections than federal loans — are often targeted at the most vulnerable borrowers, like those attending for-profit schools.
In a town that has long profited from witchcraft-seekers and Halloween revelers alike, a new memorial strikes a different tonefor much of history, the site sat quietly obscured by woods and buildings. A leather tannery and railroad operated nearby, and in recent years, houses surrounded it. And for O’Connor, Benedict and much of Salem, that history has faded despite the town’s outsized reputation.
Now, it will finally be commemorated when Salem mayor Kimberley Driscoll dedicates a memorial below Proctor’s Ledge on July 19. The date coincides with the first of three mass executions there. On the same day in 1692, five women—Sarah Good, Elizabeth Howe, Susannah Martin, Rebecca Nurse, and Sarah Wildes—were hanged from a tree on the ledge, and their bodies fell into a “crevice,” where the memorial now marks their names.
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The photograph was rediscovered a few years ago in a mislabeled file at the National Archives by a former U.S. Treasury agent named Les Kinney, who began looking into Earhart’s disappearance after he retired, according to previews for a new History channel documentary, “Amelia Earhart: The Lost Evidence,” that airs July 9.
Italy has threatened to close its ports and impound rescue ships run by aid agencies carrying people from Libya.
It needs more support as people cross the Mediterranean from Africa in large numbers, the UN’s refugee agency said.
More than 500,000 migrants have passed through Italian ports since 2014, and numbers are on the rise again.
Why is Italy under so much pressure?
Italy is the main destination for migrants attempting to reach Europe by sea, due to its proximity to Libya.
Who can’t enter the US?The test for foreign nationals under the Supreme Court’s ruling is whether one has a “credible claim of bona fide relationship” with either an entity (like a school or a job) or a person living in the US (such as a spouse).If you can’t sufficiently establish such a close relationship, you are banned for 90 days if you are from Libya, Syria, Iran, Somalia, Yemen and Sudan, and 120 days if you are a refugee from any country.
Source: Travel ban – CNNPolitics.com
A recent report from Credit Suisse, a Wall Street financial services firm, predicted that up to 25 percent of America’s malls will close in the next five years. The evidence appears to be insurmountable that Century III will be one of them.
The signs are everywhere. The massive 1.2 million square-foot building is eerily quiet and has dozens of empty storefronts. Many of the escalators have been turned off. The water in the fountain has been drained, although signs still caution against playing in it. Trash receptacles are strategically placed to catch water leaking from the ceiling.
It is difficult to piece together any logical story from the many accounts, but one can note that the people of Hamelin had a strong belief that children from their town disappeared in the year 1284. In fact, even in the 16th century they would note this event, such as when a new gate was built along the town walls. At this gate they inscribed the following message: “In the year 1556, 272 years after the magician led 130 children out of the town, this portal was erected.”