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The Innovative IBM Selectric Typewriter

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  For more than 25 years, secretaries, students and writers put thoughts to paper using a technically-advanced piece of equipment. The IBM Selectric series made it’s debut on July 31, 1961, featuring some 2,800 parts. The Selectric was a game-changer in the world of typing and continued to be used in offices and classrooms long

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8 Things You Might Not Have Noticed About “Happy Days”

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For a decade, millions of Americans tuned into ABC on Tuesday nights to watch a Milwaukee family’s life from the 1950s to 1960s unfold, rather comedically. “Happy Days” premiered January 15, 1974, and lasted 255 episodes until September 24, 1984.     The show featured the Cunninghams, consisting of father Howard (Tom Bosley), mother Marion

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Superhero Comic Book History

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  Comic book fans and collectors divide the last 80 years of the publication of Superhero comic books into four ages: Golden (1938–1950), Silver (1956–1970), Bronze (1970–1985) and Modern (1985–the present). Prior to Superhero comics, there were “pulps” or pulp fiction novels that sold on newsstands for 10 cents with action heroes like The Shadow,

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