02 November 2005

Time Capsules

I've found a great place on the web! This site can be used in so many cool ways! I found myself traveling in time, going backwards not forward though.dMarie is a time capsule site. You can put in a date and it will take you back in time and tell you little bits and pieces about that date. For example, 15 June 1972, the date of my graduation from high school (yes, I'm old, but I was only 17 when I graduated!) this is what it tells you:

Top News Headlines This Week
Jun 15 - Rock fall inside Vierzy Tunnel (France) causes 2 train crash; 107 die Jun 15 - West German police arrested RAF leader Ulrike Meinhof Jun 17 - 5 arrested for burglarizing Democratic Party HQ at Watergate Jun 17 - Looking Glass releases "Brandy" Jun 17 - "Long Haired Lover From Liverpool" by Little Jimmy Osmond peaks at #38 Jun 17 - Chile president Allende forms new government

Top Songs for 1972
A Horse with No Name by America
Alone Again (Naturally) by Gilbert O'Sullivan
I Can See Clearly Now by Johnny Nash
Mr. and Mrs. Jones by BillyPaul
The First Time Ever by Roberta Flack
The Candy Man by Sammy Davis,Jr.
American Pie by Don McLean
Without You by Nilsson
Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me by Mac Davis
Lean On Me by Bill Withers

On TV in 1972
Kung Fu Bridget Loves Bernie The Rookies The Bob Newhart Show The Little People Barnaby Jones Tuesday Movie of the Week Maude Monday Night Football The Waltons

Top Books in 1972

The Great Bridge by David McCullough
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien

1972 Prices

Bread: $0.25/loaf
Milk: $1.33/gal
Eggs: $1.20/doz
Car: $3,879
Gas: $0.36/gal
House: $30,500
Stamp: $0.08/ea
Avg Income: $12,625/yr
Min Wage: $1.60/hr
DOW Avg: 1,020

Academy Award Winners

Best Picture: The Godfather
Best Actor: Marlon Brando in The Godfather
Best Actress: Liza Minelli in Cabaret

Interesting, the Dow is now at 10,600 and minimum wage is $5.05/hr and whoa! houses are a whole lot more. Somehow when factoring in inflation the minimum wage doesn't seem to have climbed nearly as much as housing prices or the dow!

dMarie is also a scrapbooking site if you go to dMarie!