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     Joe Acton was one of England’s best wrestlers in the 19th Century.  151 pound Acton went through England’s middleweight ranks before plowing through the heavyweights.  After beating the best England had to offer including Tom Cannon, Acton decided to test his abilities in the United States.      Joe Acton settled in Philadelphia at Arthur […]

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download      In this episode, I discuss why it is a bad idea to time employee’s bathroom breaks, the next family history book, a movie recommendation and can anyone beat UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Wiedman. Affiliate Link – BlueHost is your web hosting solution for blogs, podcast, vlogs and […]

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     While a few actors played Charlie Chan before Warner Oland and a few portrayed Inspector Chan after Roland Winters, the main body of Earl Derr Biggers’ Charlie Chan film adaptations occurred between 1931 to 1949.  Warner Oland began playing Charlie Chan in The Black Camel (1931).      After his death, Sidney Toler started playing […]

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