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Italian-born Miss USA to Compete for Miss Universe

August 2017 |
Kára McCullough won the title at the 2017 Miss USA Pageant and she will be competing in the Miss Universe pageant this year. She represents the District of Columbia, as did the previous winner, U.S. Army Reserves captain Deshauna Barber. Fifty-one...

Biagiotti – It’s Cashmere – 'Vow'!

July 2017 |
Laura Biagiotti was nicknamed the “Queen of Cashmere” and assuredly contributed to the success of Italian fashion around the world. She told the media, “Being a fashion designer is like taking vows. It becomes your religion for...

Fashion Designer Donatella Versace

July 2017 |
The Versace name is one of the most recognized names in the fashion industry. At the head is chief designer and 20 percent owner, 62-year-old Donatella Versace. After a brief time studying in Florence, Italy, she joined the Versace team in the...

Francesco Petrarch: A Poet and Scholar in the Month of July

July 2017 |
Francesco Petrarca è stato uno scrittore, poeta e filosofo italiano, considerato il fondatore dell’Umanesimo ed uno dei capisaldi dell’intera letteratura italiana. Più di ogni altro contemporaneo ha influenzato la...

Queen Christina of Sweden

July 2017 |
Gustavus II Adolphus was 16-years-old when he was crowned king of Sweden. During his 21-year reign (1611-32), Sweden not only developed into one of the great powers of Europe, he established himself as one of the greatest military commanders of all...

Lamborghini: A “Bull’s Eye” of Supercar Luxury!

July 2017 |
Ferruccio Lamborghini, founder of the high performance luxury super sports cars that bear his name, was born on April 28, 1916 to grape farmers in the village of Renazzo di Cento in the Emilia-Romagna region. His Zodiac sign, Taurus the bull, is...

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...
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