Artwork

Daily Art (6/19/20) – The Yellow Dress, John Bulloch Souter

Daily Artwork — “The Yellow Dress, John Bulloch Souter”

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20th Century — The Yellow Dress.  Oil paint on canvas. Realism style. John Bulloch Souter (1890-1972). Private collection.

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On This Day, Video

Daily Video for June 19 – Sports Firsts!

TODAY IN HISTORY…

FIrst REcorded Baseball Game & First NASCAR Race

On June 19, 1848, the first recorded baseball game under Alexander Cartwright’s rules (those that would be most recognizable to those used today) is played in Hoboken, NJ.  Amateur teams played and the New York Base Ball CLub defeated the Knickerbockers 23-1 with Cartwright himself umpiring.

Exactly 101 years later, on June 19, 1949, the first NASCAR stock race is held at the Charlotte Speedway.  Tracing its origins to Prohibition and the modification of cars by bootleggers to outrun police, after alcohol was legalized again, these drivers still kept up racing, but this time in competition with each other.  In 1947, seeing a lack of formal rules, the National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing is established, and formal races are held, with the first “strictly stock” race, the format most commonly held today, is run with Jim Roper winning.

A Brief History of Baseball:

 

A Brief History of NASCAR:

Infographic

Popular Apps for Making Extra Money – Infographic

Gig Work Apps

Looking for a little extra money for the summer?  Saving up for something nice?  AS traditional jobs are becoming a little harder to find in today’s world, many have turned to online sources for work, but how do you avoid the scams that may be out there?  Today’s infographic takes a look at some of the most widely used apps in the world of “gig work”, where you are your own boss and can make a little extra money without the hassle of a job interview or being in an office or business during set hours. [VIA]

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Photo Prompt

Daily Photo (6/18/20) – War Stories, 1935

Photo — “War Stories, 1935”

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1935. Philadelphia, PA. Young shoe shine boys listen to the war stories of a Civil War veteran.

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On This Day, Video

Daily Video for June 18 – NYC Checker Taxis Begin Service

TODAY IN HISTORY…

The First CHecker Cabs Hit the Road

On June 18, 1923, the first iconic Checker Cab hits the street in New York City.  While taxi services have been in existence in some form since the early 17th century, the yellow painted cars with the checkerboard stripes from New York have become the iconic symbols of taxis everywhere.

While the last Checker Cab was retired in 2009, the cars remain instantly recognizable and highly collectible by car enthusiasts.

Check out this video to see different Checker Cabs over the years:

Infographic

What Do Different Satellites See? – Infographic

Earth-Observing Satellites

Since 1957 and Sputnik 1, man had been sending satellites into space, all with different jobs to do.  While some are turned towards space to observe, others are used for communication, and some are turned back to Earth to observe life here. Just what do they see, however?  Today’s infographic takes a look at some of these Earth-observing satellites and gives sample images from most. [VIA]

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Photo Prompt

Daily Photo (6/17/20) – Everybody Out!

Photo — “Everybody Out!”

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1926. A police woman chases skinny dipping boys out of the Serpentine in Hyde Park, London. 

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Artwork

Daily Art (6/17/20) – Asakusa Rice Fields and Torinomachi Festival, Hiroshige

Daily Artwork — “Asakusa Rice Fields and Torinomachi Festival, Hiroshige, 1857”

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1857 — Asakusa Rice Fields and Torinomachi Festival.  Color woodblock print. Edo Period. Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858). Multiple collections, including the Brooklyn Museum (NYC, NY), The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL), and The Norton Simon Museum (Pasadena, CA).

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On This Day, Video

Daily Video for June 17 – The Battle of Bunker Hill

TODAY IN HISTORY…

The Battle of Bunker HIll in Boston

On June 17, 1775, with the city of Boston under siege by the British Army, American colonists began establishing fortifications on hills surrounding the city to defend it, and the British did the same to attack it.  Two of these, Breed’s Hill and Bunker Hill were key objectives for both armies.

On this day, intense battles were fought on both hills, and while the American troops retreated from the field, making this a British victory, they inflicted heavy losses on the British army, including many officers — showing this would not be the easy war the British had hoped for.

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