Headlines Tagged with History — 4,475 headlines found
By the mid-1940s, Tindley’s words and the now-familiar melody had merged. In 1945, the resulting song, known as “We Will Overcome,” was taken to the picket lines by striking tobacco workers in Charleston, S.C., who sang: “We will overcome,/And we will win
May 8, 2015 New York Times
added May 8, 2015 10:47
During the first decades of the 20th century, lung cancer was rare; however, as cigarette smoking became increasingly popular, first among men and later among women, the incidence of lung cancer became epidemic (Figure 1). In 1930, the lung cancer death r
Nov 4, 1999 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added May 7, 2015 08:18
FAA expects that the occasional nicotine craving passenger will break the law – fines and potential criminal charges be damned – so there should be a place for them to safely extinguish... In 1973, a passenger on a Varig airlines flight dropped a still-bu
May 4, 2015 WTSP-TV Ch. 10
added May 4, 2015 17:42
During its halcyon cigar days, Ybor City, named after its founder, a cigar manufacturer, brimmed with radical ideas and people. Strikes were common, mutual aid societies were abundant, women worked alongside men, blacks worked alongside Hispanics and whit
May 3, 2015 New York Times
added May 4, 2015 07:33
First-ever copy of Playboy magazine featuring Marilyn Monroe naked set to fetch over $2,700 at auction
Dated from December 1953, it is the first appearance of the 'Playboy Bunny', decked out in a smoking jacket with a pipe in his mouth.
May 1, 2015 The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 1, 2015 06:54
On May 8, the Forsyth County Historic Resources Commission will unveil a historic marker highlighting the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. labor strikes in the 1940s. After the 6 p.m. ceremony, there will be a tour of the Plant 64 complex, a former tobacco facto
May 1, 2015 Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 1, 2015 06:47
helping to promote cigarette use, an industry that accounts for one in ten adult deaths worldwide, especially among young Vietnamese women, will not make for a proud Obama legacy.
Apr 30, 2015 Huffington Post (blog)
added Apr 30, 2015 21:40
Dickie Scruggs: A 2nd chance / MISSISSIPPI'S FAMED TRIAL LAWYER-TURNED-FELON GRANTS HIS FIRST POST-PRISON INTERVIEW.
Feted by Hollywood, reviled by the Wall Street Journal, Scruggs gained fame for taking down Big Tobacco and the asbestos industry before losing it all in a judicial bribery scheme.
Apr 27, 2015 Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
added Apr 27, 2015 08:59
Tobacco was first grown by enterprising Wisconsin settlers in 1844 in Walworth County. Twenty years later, the Civil War boosted the popularity of cigars in the state, but it was ultimately the significant German immigrant population that created a huge
Apr 24, 2015 Sheboygan (WI) Press
added Apr 25, 2015 12:31
It was developed by the KGB...Orthodox Church's Department for External Church Relations, managed by Kirill, was granted the privilege of duty-free importation of cigarettes as reward for his loyalty to the KGB...the largest supplier of foreign cigarettes
Apr 23, 2015 National Review
added Apr 24, 2015 11:06