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Women of World War II - March 8, 2019

Members of the 6888th, or "Six-Triple-Eight," as it was called. (Photo from U.S. Army)

Q: A monument at Fort Leavenworth honors a unique U.S. Army unit that has the distinction of being the only all-African American, all-female unit sent overseas during World War II. The women of the Central Postal Directory Battalion kept mail flowing to nearly seven million soldiers in the European Theater. What's the numeric designation of this army battalion?

SOLD OUT: Retro Cocktail Hour Presents: The Tiki Torches on February 23 at Maceli's

Retro Cocktail Hour knows that this winter has been a long one, so shake away those winter blues with The Tiki Torches on February 23 at Maceli's. During Kansas Tiki Week, Retro Cocktail Hour wants to immerse you in the tiki culture that began back in 1933 with Donn the Beachcomber's first tiki joint. Enjoy tiki-inspired cocktails and appetizers from Maceli’s while you sway to the Tiki Torches’ tunes.

Before the Fortune and Fame - February 8, 2019

Famed aviator Charles Lindbergh and the Spirit of St. Louis, the plane in which he flew solo across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927.

Q: In 1927, Charles Lindbergh became the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and became a worldwide celebrity. "Lucky Lindy," as he was called, was also named Time magazine's Man of the Year in 1927. About five years earlier, Lindbergh lived in Kansas, where he worked as a barnstorming pilot and acrobat. Where, in Kansas, did Charles Lindbergh live?

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