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On This Day In 1972 – Bloody Sunday

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Army kills 13 in civil rights protest British troops have opened fire on a crowd of demonstrators in the Bogside district of Londonderry, killing 13 civilians. Seventeen more people, including one woman, were injured by gunfire. Another woman was knocked down by a speeding car. The army said two soldiers had been hurt and up [...]

Elly Beinhorn – Aviatrix

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Elly Beinhorn-Rosemeyer (30 May 1907 – 28 November 2007) was a German pilot. She was born in Hannover, Germany on 30 May 1907. In 1928, she attended a lecture by famed aviator Hermann Köhl, who had recently completed a historic East-West Atlantic crossing. This lecture is described as the spark that ignited her interest in [...]

Your Attention Please

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Filed under: People Tagged: C, Dennis Ritchie, Objective C, Steve Job

Retro DIY Project – “Swampy”, The Flat-Bottom Scow

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Build this low-cost flat-bottom boat for your fishing trips. Plans and descriptions from Popular Mechanics’ May issue from 1959 in jpg and pdf format here Filed under: DIY project, Retro DIY projects Tagged: Carpentry, DIY, Do-it-yourself projects, Ply-wood boat

Juliet Prowse – South African Dancer

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Juliet Anne Prowse (September 25, 1936 – September 14, 1996) was a South African dancer, whose four-decade career included stage, television and film. Early life Prowse was born in Bombay, India and brought up in South Africa. She began studying dance at the age of four. In her early twenties she was dancing at a [...]

1953 Rovin D-4

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The little Rovin car earned itself a significant place in the sun, in the history of the French car. Uncompromisingly well-built and delightfully styled, around 400 – 500 cars emerged each year from the old Delaunay-Belleville factories in Saint Denis, upstream against the tide of "real" cars. By 1950 the D-4 was in production, now [...]

Yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin – Race Winner

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Yuri Gagarin posing with his wife Valentina and daughter Jelena on the beach in Glasma, June 1960. At just after 0700BST, 12 April 1961, Russian, Major Yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin was fired from the Baikonur launch pad in Kazakhstan, in the space craft Vostok (East), to become the first man in space. Major Gagarin orbited the [...]

The Agreti Capri Scooter

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After the second world war Agrati aquired the Garelli company.  Agrati were principly a bicycle company with numerous arms in many industries including farm machinery.  Garelli were a motorcycle and motorized bicycle company At the 1959 Milan Fair, on the  Garelli stand, a compact scooter of 70 cc, named Capri was launched.  Very soon this [...]

On This Day In 1952

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Test drive for TV detector vans A new method for tracking down users of unlicensed television sets has been unveiled in the UK. The first TV detector van was demonstrated in front of Postmaster-General, Lord De La Warr and Assistant Postmaster-General Mr Gammans. The detection equipment was developed at short notice at the radio experimental [...]

How A Sign Was Painted In The Forties

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Recreated from an article in Popular Science’s October issue from 1946 A water-colour drawing, scaled one inch to the foot, is squared off by the pictorial painter for his own guidance in putting such outsize art work on a board with raw paint. This is shown below, overlaid on an outline sketch of picture and [...]

On This Day In 1979

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Sid Vicious dies from drugs overdose – Sex Pistols‘ bass player Sid Vicious has died of a heroin overdose in New York. His mother, Anne Beverley, found him dead in bed with his sleeping girlfriend in an apartment in Greenwich Village this morning. There had been a party in the flat to celebrate Mr Vicious’ [...]

Mechanix Illustrated Tests The Crosley ‘Hotshot’

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Article by Tom McCahill from the 1949 October issue A “warm missile” is one way our English cousins might sum up the new Crosley “Hotshot.” Whatever you call it, though, this brand-new, miniature American sport car should prove a fiery shot in the arm to its big, somber American contemporaries. This new car is something [...]

Delphin Enjolras – French Academic Painter

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Delphin Enjolras (May 13, 1857 – 1945) was a French academic painter. Enjolras painted portraits, nudes, interiors, and used mostly watercolours, oil and pastels. He is best known for his intimate portraits of young women performing mundane activities such as reading or sewing, often by illuminated by lamplight. Perhaps his most famous work is the [...]

“Ingo Læsk” Now Called “Zingo” – Swedish Softdrink

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Text from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Images from my Facebook friend  Martin Klasch’s blog Zingo is a Swedish soft drink. Zingo was introduced during the 1950s as Ingo-läsk ("Ingo drink"), named after the boxer Ingemar "Ingo" Johansson. After Ingo lost the world championship in heavy weight boxing the drink was renamed Zingo in 1962. Originally [...]

On This Day In 1959

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Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper killed in air crash Three young rock ‘n’ roll stars have been killed in a plane crash in the United States. Buddy Holly, 22, Jiles P Richardson – known as the Big Bopper – 28, and Ritchie Valens, 17, died in a crash shortly after take-off from [...]

A Jewel Named June

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Based on a picture feature on June Wilkinson in Bewitched Vol 1 from 1962 There seems to remain, despite the frequent appearances of the "June Jewel" a constant demand for more of this century’s most spectacular anatomy. The general trend in the real men’s magazine is nude, nuder and nudest. But since some people’s imagination [...]

The Supreme Hollywood Photography Of Elmer Fryer

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Elmer Fryer with Jane Wyman Elmer Fryer is a Hollywood great who cannot be missed when mentioning the glamour photography of yesteryear. Joan Blundell Alice White Loretta Young  Fryer was born January 21, 1898 in Springfield, Missouri.  He began working as a photographer in 1924.  When Warner Brothers and First National Studios joined operations in [...]

What An Amazing Contraption!

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Members of the Martin family at Ross House, Co. Galway posing in their wonderful motor car, that was housed in the stables when not in use. It has been suggested that the lady may be the novelist Violet Martin (of Somerville & Ross, and The Irish R.M. fame), but Violet was born in 1865 so [...]

Louis Treserras – Painter

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Louis Treserras claims to be a self taught painter. For 30 years he has been painting young and mysterious nude female models. His rigorous approach to artistic composition would almost compare to a science, like mathematics. His style remains however poetic an intimist, with a very distinct and soft range of colors. A contemporary artist [...]

Fallout Safe Powdered Milk With Extended Shelf Life

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It’s nice to know that if the nukes wiped out your whole family, at least your powdered skim milk was safe – Ted Image found at “My Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck By Lightning” Filed under: Advertising, Design Tagged: Extended shelf life, Fallout safe packs