Archive for the 'NEWSPAPER' Category

‘HIGH’ BALL CAUGHT ON THIS DAY IN 1926

In this rare news photograph, Babe Ruth  has just caught a baseball dropped
from an airplane at Mitchel Field (an early New York airport) in Garden City,
Long Island. The New York Times reports Ruth donned an army uniform to
drum up publicity for the Citizens Military Training Camps.

According to the Times account, Six times, baseballs were dropped from the
airplane and Ruth was sweating up a storm, running all over the field trying to
catch one. On the seventh attempt, Ruth caught a baseball from 300 feet up.

       1933-babe-ruth-signed-goudey-card-3

posted by Bob Karm in AIRCRAFT,ANNIVERSARY,Aviation,DEBUT,HISTORY,MILITARY,NEWSPAPER,PROMOTIONS,SPORTS and have No Comments

FORMER ASTRONAUT IS 93 TODAY

john_glennBABY

glennnwthn
John Herschel Glenn, Jr.

John Glenn was the first American to orbit the Earth in 1962 and in 1998 became
the oldest person to go to space. He was a recipient of the Congressional Space
Medal of Honor and Presidential Medal of Freedom.

john-glenn-friendship-7 (1)

glenn-front-page-topjpg-6ca21ddaba804e62

posted by Bob Karm in BIRTHDAY,CURRENT EVENTS,HISTORY,NEWSPAPER,SPACE,THEN AND NOW and have No Comments

A PARADE FOR LUCKY LINDY ON THIS DAY IN 1927

lindberghparade newspaper

lindbergh parade

Charles A. Lindbergh (center) was honored with a ticker-tape parade
down 5th Avenue in New York City following his historic solo flight to
Paris May 20-21.   

 


posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,Aviation,HISTORY,NEWSPAPER,Parade,SPECIAL DAY and have No Comments

FIRST CARTOON TO WIN A PULITZER PRIZE

On the Road to Moscow

The cartoon, "On the Road to Moscow," by Rollin Kirby (above) won a Pulitzer
Prize on this day in 1922. It was the first cartoon awarded the Pulitzer, an honor
that Kirby would receive three times.

rollin kirby
Portrait of political cartoonist Rollin Kirby

Gen_pulitzer

posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,ART,Awards,CARTOON,HISTORY,NEWSPAPER,POLITICAL and have No Comments

GANGSTER JAILED ON THIS DAY IN 1932

al_capone_arrested-1

capone AT ALCATRAZ

Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone (January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947)

Al Capone was an  gangster who led a Prohibition-era crime syndicate. He
was convicted on federal charges of tax evasion in 1931 and sentenced to
federal prison in Atlanta. Capone was later transferred to, what was then, a
newly established prison on Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay. His term
there was completed on January 6, 1939.

alcatraz3
Alcatraz Island

posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,CRIME,DEBUT,HISTORY,NEWSPAPER,Post Card,Prison and have No Comments