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Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5880 on: November 21, 2017, 03:41:15 AM »
American film actress Dorothy Arnold was born on November 21, 1917.  She co-starred in the Bela Lugosi serial 'The Phantom Creeps' but perhaps her main claim to fame was that she was Joe DiMaggio's first wife.  She passed away on November 13, 1984 at the age of 66.  She was interred at Desert Memorial Park, a cemetery in Cathedral City, California.  Frank Sinatra, Sonny Bono, Busby Berkeley, Cameron Mitchell and William Powell are some notables that are also buried there.

Dorothy Arnold bio: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0036419/

Photo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothy_Arnold_(actress)#/media/File:Dorothy_Arnold_(actress).jpg

Poster of The Phantom Creeps: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/71/Phantomcreeps.jpg

 

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5881 on: November 22, 2017, 03:50:57 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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Battle traffic on a road near Ribecourt over ground captured in the battle. British horse transport is passing a line of Clyno-Vickers motorcycle and sidecar combinations, 22 November 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205215571


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British soldiers examine two German field guns captured by the 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment, at Ribecourt, 22 November 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205215572


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Civilians being rescued from Masnieres by British soldiers, 22 November 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205213188


From The Europeana Collection.


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Honvéd Artillery on the Piave.  Date: 1917-11-22.
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Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5882 on: November 22, 2017, 04:11:45 AM »
From the Library of Congress.


The Seattle Star., November 22, 1917.


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5883 on: November 23, 2017, 03:24:55 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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A British Mark IV (Female) tank of 'G' Battalion, ‘40th Division passing the captured guns at Graincourt on its way to the attack at Bourlon Wood, 23 November 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205213182


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Tanks of the 1st Tank Brigade (51st Division) parked up close to an unfinished German concrete bunker near Flesquieres, 23 November 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205215578


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A German DFW two-seat biplane brought down in front of Flesquieres, 23rd November 1917. British soldiers are climbing about on it. Note that German identification cross has been cut off fuselage.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205247444


From The Europeana Collection.


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Captured artillery at the railway station of Cervignano.  Date: 1917-11-23.
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Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5884 on: November 24, 2017, 02:54:22 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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A German howitzer captured by the 1st/7th Gordon Highlanders, 51st Division at Flesquieres in its emplacement. 24 November, 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205073494


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Gunners of the Machine Gun Corps filling their gun with water (coolant), at Graincourt. 24 November 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205087452


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235th Brigade (47th Divisional Artillery) watering their horses in captured Flesquieres, 24 November 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205071462

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5885 on: November 24, 2017, 03:20:44 AM »
From the Library of Congress.


The Seattle Star., November 24, 1917.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5886 on: November 24, 2017, 03:35:54 AM »
A bomb went off in the Milwaukee Police Department building on November 24, 1917.  Nine policemen were killed.

Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milwaukee_Police_Department_bombing

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At the time, the bombing was the most fatal single event in national law enforcement history, only surpassed later by the World Trade Center terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 when 72 law enforcement officers representing eight different agencies were killed.


Boise's Evening Capital News headline reads Bomb tragedy kills 11 at Milwaukee.
By Evening Capital News - Evening Capital News - November 25, 1917, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=64293116

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5887 on: November 24, 2017, 06:02:07 AM »
A bomb went off in the Milwaukee Police Department building on November 24, 1917.  Nine policemen were killed.

Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milwaukee_Police_Department_bombing



"Mazzone brought the bomb to the central police station at Oneida and Broadway and turned it over to the Milwaukee Police Department. The station keeper was showing it to the shift commander, Lieutenant Flood, right before a scheduled inspection, when it exploded."




I simply don't find this story to be plausible. If it were that easy to blow up a police station, it would have happened many, many more times before and after.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5888 on: November 26, 2017, 03:12:04 AM »
From the Library of Congress.


Tonopah Daily Bonanza., November 26, 1917.


The Seattle Star., November 26, 1917.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5889 on: November 26, 2017, 12:51:20 PM »
From the Library of Congress.


Tonopah Daily Bonanza., November 26, 1917.


The Seattle Star., November 26, 1917.
I can't find much on the "Russian" champion William Berne except other references in old papers. Professor Ito has a bit more but because later wrasslers also used the moniker it is hard to get much on him also except that he was bringing the little know art of Ju-Jitsu to "catch as catch can" wrestling.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4433466/?ref_=nm_flmg_slf_1
https://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=LAH19170703.2.801

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5890 on: November 26, 2017, 05:54:50 PM »
I can't find much on the "Russian" champion William Berne except other references in old papers. Professor Ito has a bit more but because later wrasslers also used the moniker it is hard to get much on him also except that he was bringing the little know art of Ju-Jitsu to "catch as catch can" wrestling.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4433466/?ref_=nm_flmg_slf_1
https://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=LAH19170703.2.801

As you noted there is some slight info on Ito.  Looks like he was in Seattle for awhile:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seattle_Dojo

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The man who made Seattle Dojo famous, however, was professional wrestler Tokugoro Ito, who made the club his headquarters during his stay in Seattle (1907–1911).  Other wrestlers associated with Seattle Dojo included Eitaro Suzuki, who wrestled for Japan during the 1932 Olympics, and Kaimon Kudo, a popular professional wrestler of the 1930s and 1940s


Tokugoro Ito. The image appeared in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer on November 6, 1909.
PD-US, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10082913


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5892 on: November 27, 2017, 04:23:36 AM »
From the Library of Congress.


The Seattle Star., November 27, 1917.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5893 on: November 27, 2017, 04:36:50 AM »
Buffalo Bob Smith was born 100 years ago.

Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo_Bob_Smith
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The puppet, Howdy Doody was based on a caricature of Mr. Smith's sister, Esther. Esther was employed at Sattler's department store in the drapery department and Howdy was the spitting image of her.


Portrait of Buffalo Bob Smith and Howdy Doody: Fort Lauderdale, Florida (from State Library and Archives of Florida).
By Roy Erickson - https://www.flickr.com/photos/floridamemory/3926511650/sizes/o/, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7861277

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5894 on: November 28, 2017, 02:24:45 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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A bridge over the Canal du Nord near Moeuvres destroyed by the Germans, 28 November 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205213180


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Sappers from the Royal Engineers clearing wreckage of a blown-up bridge from the bed of the Canal du Nord near Moeuvres, 28 November 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205215573

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5895 on: November 28, 2017, 02:46:49 AM »
From the Library of Congress.


Tonopah Daily Bonanza., November 28, 1917.


The Seattle Star., November 28, 1917.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5896 on: November 28, 2017, 09:13:51 AM »
From the Library of Congress.


The Seattle Star., November 28, 1917.


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5897 on: November 29, 2017, 02:49:33 AM »
Haha.  Good one, Lord G!

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5898 on: November 29, 2017, 02:50:47 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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A 'C' Battalion tank bringing in a captured 15 cm naval gun. Wood east of Ribecourt on the Marcoing Road, 29 November 1917. Note camouflage net over gun.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205091919


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A tank of 'C' Battalion, Tank Corps, travelling along the Marcoing Road, bringing in a captured German 15 cm naval gun through a wood east of Ribecourt, 29 November 1917.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205215576


From the Europeana Collection.


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House at the command post with Hptm.Manoschek u.Hptm.Lechle.29.11.1917.
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Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5899 on: November 29, 2017, 03:06:23 AM »
From the Library of Congress.


The Seattle Star., November 29, 1917.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5900 on: November 29, 2017, 03:48:07 PM »
November 29, 1917.

1.  German fighter pilot Erwin Böhme was killed in aerial combat.   

Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erwin_B%C3%B6hme


Picture postcard of Erwin Böhme. Sanke postcard #502.
By Willi Sanke - [1], [2], Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=12388849


2.  Country and Western singer Merle Travis was born on November 29, 1917.

Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merle_Travis 


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5901 on: November 29, 2017, 08:30:45 PM »
2.  Country and Western singer Merle Travis was born on November 29, 1917.

Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merle_Travis 



A true pioneer of fingerpicking technique.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5902 on: November 29, 2017, 08:51:30 PM »

2.  Country and Western singer Merle Travis was born on November 29, 1917.

This says A LOT! Some of the best guitarists named their sons after him!
"Longtime Travis fan Doc Watson named his son Merle Watson, and Travis admirer Chet Atkins named his daughter Merle Atkins, in Travis's honor."

ps: I hesitate to praise Chet, or anyone, for naming a daughter Merle.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5903 on: November 30, 2017, 03:36:24 AM »
A true pioneer of fingerpicking technique.

I know it's an overused cliché, but the phrase 'music to my ears' certainly does apply to Merle's guitar playing.

This says A LOT! Some of the best guitarists named their sons after him!
"Longtime Travis fan Doc Watson named his son Merle Watson, and Travis admirer Chet Atkins named his daughter Merle Atkins, in Travis's honor."

ps: I hesitate to praise Chet, or anyone, for naming a daughter Merle.

Ha, very true.  I could only come up with one other lady Merle...the actress Merle Oberon, who appeared in one of my favorite movies, 1934's The Scarlet Pimpernel.  (Even at that, Estelle was her real first name.) 

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5904 on: November 30, 2017, 03:38:25 AM »
From the Library of Congress.


Tonopah Daily Bonanza., November 30, 1917.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5905 on: November 30, 2017, 05:57:19 PM »
The first flight of the Vickers Vimy heavy bomber took place on November 30, 1917.  It was a successful test flight but the plane didn't see any action during World War One.

Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vickers_Vimy


Vickers Vimy.
Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=267769

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5906 on: December 01, 2017, 02:32:38 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum.


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Second Lieutenant James Malcolm Chitty. Unit: 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Death: 01 December 1917 Wounded and Missing in action Western Front.
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205292142

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5907 on: December 01, 2017, 03:00:28 AM »
From the Library of Congress.


The Tonopah Daily Bonanza., December 01, 1917.



The Seattle Star., December 01, 1917.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #5908 on: December 01, 2017, 03:59:43 PM »
December 1, 1917.

1. Socialite Blanca Errázuriz was found not guilty of murdering her millionaire husband.  The shooting occurred while the couple were arguing over the custody of their son.  (The divorce proceedings involved a young dancer by the name of Rudolph Valentino.) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blanca_Err%C3%A1zuriz 


Blanca Errázuriz.
By Bain - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:DeSaulles_5125514953_3933376074_o.jpg, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=43730470


2. Joanne Siegel, the model for Superman's Lois Lane, was born on December 1, 1917.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joanne_Siegel


Joanne Siegel.  Photo taken 1976 at the San Diego Comic Con.
By photo by Alan Light, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=19566982