People

Italian American Mayors of NYC

June 2017 |
New York City’s 99th mayor, Fiorello LaGuardia, the “Little Flower,” was not only the first of four Italian Americans, but probably the most colorful and dynamic of all to occupy the city’s highest office. The 5-foot tall...

Space Probe Named After Italian Astronomer Continues Mission with Saturn

June 2017 |
Unmanned spacecraft Cassini-Huygens is continuing to record data from Saturn. There are two parts to the craft: the Cassini orbiter, named after Giovani Cassini, and a lander for Titan, named after seventeenth-century Dutch scientist Christiaan...

Frank Sinito’s Heritage and Family Life Propel Mission of the Millennia Companies

June 2017 |
The First in a series focused on Italian Americans in Cleveland’s Business Community This is the first of a bi-monthly column that will highlight key Italian-Americans in the Cleveland business community, both men and women who are making an...

"Learning Never Exhausts the Mind." Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)

June 2017 |
Leonardo, born in a farmhouse near Florence in the village of Anchiano and later raised by grandparents and uncles in Vinci, was a leading artist and intellectual of the Italian Renaissance who had little formal education. Born out of wedlock to a...

Luigi Palma di Cesnola

June 2017 |
One of the world’s largest and finest art museums is The Metropolitan Museum of Art (the Met) in New York City. It has more than 2 million works of art representing over 5,000 years from every corner of the world. The extensive collection is...

An American Italian: “Rosie the Riveter”

June 2017 |
How about the power and strength of an Italian woman, Rosina Bonavita of Peekskill, NY who gained fame during WWII?  Her high school sweetheart and husband-to-be, Jim Hickey, was serving in the Navy in the Pacific aboard the battleship USS...

Sylvester Poli (1858-1937) - Waxing an Empire!

June 2017 |
There’s a story that Sylvester Zefferino Poli once worked a street corner collecting pennies as his pet monkey danced to organ grinder music. While this may not be 100 percent true, Poli did, in fact, emigrate to New York in September 1881....

Parco Nazionale del Gran Paradiso

June 2017 |
Known for its wildlife and geothermal features such as Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park, 96% of which lies in Wyoming while the remaining 4% crosses the boarders into Idaho and Montana, was signed into law in March of 1872 and was the first...

The One and Only - Oriana Fallaci

May 2017 |
Italian journalist Oriana Fallaci was famous worldwide for her “take no prisoners” interviews with worldwide leaders during the 1960s, 70s and 80s. Nothing was off limits in her exchanges with the likes of Yasser Arafat, Golda Meir and...
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