Tag Archives: history
Posted on 06. Mar, 2013 by Glow Images.
Happy birthday, Michelangelo! On this date in 1475, Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni was born in Caprese, Italy, now known as Caprese Michelangelo. That’s like your hometown being renamed to “Springfield Kevin”. Although most commonly known for his masterpiece David and for painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo was also a poet, architect, and engineer. [...]
Posted on 04. Feb, 2013 by Glow Images.
On February 4, 1938, Disney publicly released Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. This was Disney’s first full-length feature and was the first animated feature to be produced in English and in amazing Technicolor. But before you write this movie off as a classic kids’ movie, consider that this film would heavily influence legendary director [...]
Posted on 04. Dec, 2012 by Glow Images.
On December 4, 1956, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis met at Sun Records Studios for a once in a lifetime jam session. Quite fittingly, they were dubbed the “Million Dollar Quartet”. Although this was only a one time occurrence, it was captured in a photo by a local newspaper photographer [...]
Posted on 25. Sep, 2012 by Glow Images.
On September 25, 1965, the legendary Satchel Paige became the oldest player to ever pitch in a Major League Baseball game, at age 59. In an outing for the Kansas City Athletics, Paige faced the Boston Red Sox, tossing 3 inning of scoreless, 1-hit baseball. While most of us will be lucky to be able [...]
Posted on 06. Sep, 2012 by Glow Images.
Objects and still lifes can tell a story all their own. The New York Times helped prove this by summing up the history of New York in 50 objects. Among our favorites: the Greek coffee cup, Tonight Show audio track, and the Boom Box. This concept is based on a BBC radio series from the [...]