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« Reply #420 on: January 16, 2016, 04:02:50 PM »
On January 17, 1916 the initial meeting that would result in the Professional Golf Association [PGA] would take place in NYC:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pga-is-formed
http://www.pga.com/pgachampionship/2006/news/pgachamp_star_born081406.html

Here are few that damn four lettered game pix from the era:

14 year old Bobby Jones:






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« Reply #421 on: January 16, 2016, 05:20:58 PM »
Rix - Nice one on Montenegro.  I had that one eyeballed in advance but you beat me to it.  When I was poking around on the subject I found this cool German print about the Montenegrin army.   





Great print, Walks.  I brought this photo back to show how much the soldiers match up with it.  And number 7 is spot on with the old gent standing in the auto.

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« Reply #422 on: January 16, 2016, 06:42:50 PM »
They sure match up don't they?

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« Reply #423 on: January 16, 2016, 06:44:00 PM »
I see that Edison and Tesla have shown up in the thread.

My kid showed me this the other day - I got a big smile out of it.  Of course
as usual George Westinghouse gets overlooked.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJ1Mz7kGVf0

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« Reply #424 on: January 16, 2016, 06:59:44 PM »
In 1916 the remants of the Argo Electric Vehicle Company located at 1203 South Jefferson Ave in Saginaw, Mich were purchased by the Columbia Motors Company.

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The Argo used a Westinghouse motor on a 60 volt system and claimed 20 miles per hour. The Argo had 6 forward and 6 reverse speeds. Speed selection was done with one pedal and this pedal was also the brake.
Other features included a 108 or 110 inch wheelbase, wheel steering, 36 inch wheels and tires, weight 3,200 pounds and MV Exide batteries that lasted over 75 miles per charge.

75 mile range is pretty damn respectable.............


An Argo:








Today it looks like the location of the Argo factory is home to a pool supply wholesaler:


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« Reply #425 on: January 16, 2016, 10:55:28 PM »
In 1916 the remants of the Argo Electric Vehicle Company located at 1203 South Jefferson Ave in Saginaw, Mich were purchased by the Columbia Motors Company.

75 mile range is pretty damn respectable.............


An Argo:




The subtext of that ad is right in line with the times. Women like it because it's shiny and pretty, but the menfolk will make the ultimate decision to buy one based on their instant, comprehensive, and apparently innate, understanding of newfangled mechanical designs and principles. 

The rear facing front passenger seat that makes it possible to chat with backseat passengers in ease and comfort by eliminating uncomfortable neck strain is a rather nice feature.

I noticed that the driver is on the right.  Was that common in cars of that era?

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« Reply #426 on: January 16, 2016, 10:59:10 PM »
I see that Edison and Tesla have shown up in the thread.

My kid showed me this the other day - I got a big smile out of it.  Of course
as usual George Westinghouse gets overlooked.


That's brilliant!  And you're right about Westinghouse.  He's the Rodney Dangerfield of electricity!

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« Reply #427 on: January 17, 2016, 06:58:04 AM »
Silent movie star Arthur V. Johnson died of tuberculosis on this date back in 1916, just short of his 40th birthday.  He starred in some films directed by D.W. Griffith and became a director himself in later years.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_V._Johnson

           

 
https://youtu.be/dTVDDRyPefQ


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« Reply #428 on: January 17, 2016, 09:31:50 AM »
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I noticed that the driver is on the right.  Was that common in cars of that era?

It varied.  Henry Ford led the way to left side steering:

http://www.lostinthepond.com/2013/03/fact-american-steering-wheels-havent.html#.VpuzHX0rLnA

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« Reply #429 on: January 17, 2016, 12:53:36 PM »
Births
January 17 – Peter Frelinghuysen, Jr., American politician (d. 2011)

Jan 17th - 1st PGA Championship: Jim Barnes at Siwanoy CC Bronxville NY
Jan 17th - Professional Golfer Association (PGA) forms in NYC

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« Reply #430 on: January 17, 2016, 12:58:07 PM »
Not from 1916 but this British and American audio from bombing missions over Germany is interesting for both the similarities and contrasts in the language used:

http://bellgab.com/index.php/topic,2023.msg682795.html#msg682795


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« Reply #431 on: January 17, 2016, 08:06:49 PM »
Found this obscure little blurb about Russia sinking 163 sailing vessels in a raid in the Black Sea on January 17, 1916.   

Haven't found much more about this:

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« Reply #432 on: January 17, 2016, 08:14:35 PM »
Found this obscure little blurb about Russia sinking 163 sailing vessels in a raid in the Black Sea on January 17, 1916.   

Haven't found much more about this:
I'm guessing Ottoman vessels.
http://www.neva.ru/EXPO96/book/chap11-3.html
Cue conspiracy theory here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_battleship_Imperatritsa_Mariya


 

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« Reply #433 on: January 17, 2016, 08:42:25 PM »
On January 17, 1916, the New York Giants purchased three stars from the Federal League. 

Fred Anderson, pitcher.  

                       Benny Kauff, outfielder. 

                                                             Bill Rariden, catcher.







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« Reply #434 on: January 17, 2016, 08:45:05 PM »
On January 17, 1916, the New York Giants purchased three stars from the Federal League. 

Fred Anderson, pitcher.  

                       Benny Kauff, outfielder. 

                                                             Bill Rariden, catcher.
Call me bad but everytime I hear/see "Federal League" I think of the great movie "Slapshot."
ps: what do you think these guys would think of SF banning tobacco, even chewing, from stadium and players? Ha.

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« Reply #435 on: January 17, 2016, 08:48:05 PM »
Call me bad but everytime I hear/see "Federal League" I think of the great movie "Slapshot."
ps: what do you think these guys would think of SF banning tobacco, even chewing, from stadium and players? Ha.

Especially Benny.  He's got quite a wad packed in his cheek.  lol

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« Reply #436 on: January 17, 2016, 09:06:07 PM »
Especially Benny.  He's got quite a wad packed in his cheek.  lol
I hope Redman, or whatever was prominent then, cut him a check or at least some free pouches. It is funny some of them oldtime photos.

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« Reply #437 on: January 18, 2016, 05:06:50 AM »
I hope Redman, or whatever was prominent then, cut him a check or at least some free pouches. It is funny some of them oldtime photos.

Redman was around back then (since 1904) and Mail Pouch (since 1879) too.  Both were heavily advertised on local barns.  The farmers were given a dollar or two a year, and were only too happy to get their barns painted for free.   



 


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« Reply #438 on: January 18, 2016, 02:19:25 PM »
Births
January 18 – Silviu Brucan, Romanian author and politician (d. 2006)


Jan 18th - A 611 gram chondrite type meteorite stikes a house near the village of Baxter in Stone County, Missouri.

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« Reply #439 on: January 18, 2016, 02:21:56 PM »
Call me bad but everytime I hear/see "Federal League" I think of the great movie "Slapshot."
ps: what do you think these guys would think of SF banning tobacco, even chewing, from stadium and players? Ha.

The Hanson Brothers rock!

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« Reply #440 on: January 18, 2016, 03:19:22 PM »
The Hanson Brothers rock!

+10  My favorite line from the movie.... Steve Hanson: "I'm listening to the fucking song!"

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« Reply #441 on: January 18, 2016, 03:27:32 PM »

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« Reply #442 on: January 18, 2016, 03:30:41 PM »
From the Chicago Tribune

http://archives.chicagotribune.com/1916/01/18/page/1

At first glance, I thought that said, "Aliens Land At Athens."  ;D

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« Reply #443 on: January 18, 2016, 03:39:51 PM »
For our Canadian friends, who have much to be proud of for their country's actions in the World's wars.

113 members of their military died on January 18th. I counted at least 4 that died on January 18, 1916.

http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/honour-roll?p=1

It appears that this link may update day by day since the date is not in the URL

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« Reply #444 on: January 18, 2016, 03:45:45 PM »
On January 18, 1916, the arrival of the first Balkanzug from Constantinople to Berlin was celebrated in Serbian Niš with a grand banquet.  This train was a kind of "Orient Express" between Germany and Turkey

http://retours.eu/en/30-balkanzug-1916/#

 

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« Reply #445 on: January 18, 2016, 09:43:57 PM »

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« Reply #446 on: January 19, 2016, 12:48:53 AM »
births

January 19 – Harry Huskey, American computer designer


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« Reply #447 on: January 19, 2016, 01:19:45 AM »
On January 17, 1916, the New York Giants purchased three stars from the Federal League. 

The pictures of Benny Kauff and Bill Rariden look like they were taken by Charles M. Conlin, who photographed Major League players, great and obscure, from 1904 to 1942, and is responsible for most of the iconic baseball pictures of his time.  His work is well worth a look for the baseball fans here.

The Federal League, which existed from 1913 through 1915, has a significant place in baseball history despite its brief existence.  Acknowledged as a legitimate major league, it was the last serious attempt to compete with the American and National Leagues, and raised quite a ruckus during its brief existence by signing many stars away from the existing leagues by paying significantly higher salaries. It was responsible for MLB being declared exempt from the Sherman Anti-Trust Act, and the owner of its Chicago Whales franchise, Charles Weeghman, built Weeghman Park, known today as Wrigley Field, and which became the Cubs' home field when he bought the team in 1916.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_League

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« Reply #448 on: January 19, 2016, 01:44:17 AM »
On January 18, 1916, the arrival of the first Balkanzug from Constantinople to Berlin was celebrated in Serbian Niš with a grand banquet.  This train was a kind of "Orient Express" between Germany and Turkey

http://retours.eu/en/30-balkanzug-1916/#


Great story! Even though that train was almost exclusively reserved for government and military big shots, the concept of traveling in elegant luxury on a train has appealed to me for a long time. It sure looks like fun in old movies!

I wonder what that board game shown in the story is worth today!




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« Reply #449 on: January 19, 2016, 02:21:23 AM »
Damn thyme travelers, cannot ever get the touristsTops, Rite?

('pologies, Rix)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbTYr3NuUMs

Disregard