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James J. McCabe - Business Card - 1971

Family Marks 45th Anniversary of the Death of “Father of Who’s Who Online”

On Wednesday, February 15, 2017 the family of James J. McCabe marked the 45th anniversary of his death in 1972. Both the patriarch of his family and later acknowledged as the “Father of Who’s Who Online,” Jim was both a New York State bar-admitted attorney as well as in operations management with AT&T’s Longlines Division for over 25 years. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, an in-house group for what was then known simply as “the phone company.“

Team USA's Michael Phelps ups his medal totals to 28 in fifth Olympic games

American swimming legend Michael Phelps competed in his fifth Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and came away with a total of 28 medals including 23 gold, three silver and two bronze over a span of sixteen years. At the Rio games he won gold medals as a member of three winning relay teams, and in two of his three individual events.

Clinton becomes the first woman nominated for U.S. Office of President

Hillary Clinton 2012

Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton captured the Democrat party's nomination for the office of President of the United States on 26 February 2016 at the party's convention just before 8PM local time in Philadelphia. The roll for delegate votes was called state until the State of Vermont had cast its votes. Clinton's former opponent, Senator for Vermont Bernie Sanders, rose from where he was seated with his home state delegation, took the microphone in hand, and made a procedural motion.

World mourns loss of Muhammad Ali, dead at 74 in Phoenix

Muhammad Ali 1967

Three time World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali, who sparked his own international acclaim winning an Olympic gold medal at the 1960 games in Rome, died at a hospital near his Scottsdale, Arizona home on Friday, June 3, 2016, at the age of 74. A glorious athlete, he will be remembered not only for his boxing prowess and wins, but also his intertwined talents for self-promotion and provocation, which notably extended to issues of racial equality and US military intervention in Vietnam.

Anniversary of St. John Paul II's encyclical draws Bernie Sanders to the Vatican

At the invitation of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, Senator Bernie Sanders will participate in a conference in Vatican City on 15 April 2016. Organized to mark the 25th anniversary of an encyclical by Pope John Paul II - since canonized as Saint John Paul II - which criticized excesses of unfettered capitalism . Expressing both profound respect and great admiration for current Pope Francis' outspoken evangelism in that regard, presidential-hopeful Sanders will leave the campaign in New York State to attend.