Rasputin’s Daughter Was As Fascinating As The ‘Mad Monk’ Himself
Daughter of the Russian “Mad Monk”. Maria Rasputin’s life was as extraordinary as her father’s. She was born Matryona Rasputina in the Siberian village of Pokrovskoye in 1898. Since her dad was a hol...
Badass of the Week: Jack Pritchard
One of the most decorated firefighters in FDNY history. Standing all of five foot five and weighing in at a little over a hundred and fifty pounds, John J. Pritchard joined the Department in 1970 and ...
The St Valentine’s Day Massacre in Chicago
Prohibition in the United States gave a massive boost to crime. In Chicago in the 1920s gangs made fortunes from illegal liquor and the associated protection and vice rackets. The relationships betwee...
115-Year-Old Woman Credits Longevity to "Being Single"
Today the New York Times has a lovely profile of Emma Morano, an Italian woman who, at 115, is the oldest living person in Europe. Born in 1899, Morano credits her longevity to two things: eating raw ...
Duke Ellington - It don't mean a thing (1943)
Duke Ellington and his orchestra playing this awesome tune in 1943. It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) is a 1931 composition by Duke Elling...
Francis Poulenc - Poulenc Two Piano Concerto First Movement
Poulenc Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestras with Francis Poulenc, Jacques Février and Orchestra National de la RTF conducted by Georges Prêtre.
Byrd D. Crudup
Byrd D. Crudup (September 16, 1899 – March 12, 1960) was the fourth head football coach for the North Carolina Central University Eagles located in Durham, North Carolina and he held that positi...
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Vincent Hanly
The Most Reverend Vincent Hanly (22 Apr 1899–9 Nov 1970) was an Irish Roman Catholic clergyman who served as the Bishop of Elphin from 1950 to 1970. He is one of the founders of St. Aloysius Col...
Badass of the Week: Jack Pritchard
One of the most decorated firefighters in FDNY history. Standing all of five foot five and weighing in at a little over a hundred and fifty pounds, John J. Pritchard joined the Department in 1970 and ...
William Kenneally
William Kenneally (1899 – 13 September 1964) was an Irish politician. A native of Curradara, Villierstown, County Waterford, he was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála (TD) at ...
Kalki Krishnamurthy
Kalki (Tamil: கல்கி) was the pen name of R. Krishnamurthy (9 September 1899 – 5 December 1954), a noted Tamil freedom fighter, social crusader, novelist, short story writer, journalist, humorist, ...
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Ardeshir Darabshaw Shroff
Ardeshir Darabshaw Shroff (1899–1965) was an eminent industrialist, banker and economist of India. In 1944, Shroff served as a non-official (since India was not yet independent) delegate at the United...
Wilfred Dunderdale
Commander Wilfred Albert (Biffy) Dunderdale MBE (24 December 1899 – 13 November 1990) was a British spy and intelligence officer. It has been suggested that Dunderdale was used by Ian Fleming as a bas...
Lakshamilavan
Lakshamilavan also spells Lakshami Lavan (Thai: ลักษมีลาวัณ; rtgs: Laksamilawan; 3 July 1899 – 29 August 1961), née Princess Vanbimol Voravan (Thai: วรรณพิมล วรวรรณ; rtgs: Wanphimon ...
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Bob Struble
Robert (Bob) Struble (1899–1967) was a political figure and social welfare reformer in Washington from the post-World War II years until his death in Seattle on July 26, 1967.He was a U.S. veteran of ...
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Julio de Caro
Julio de Caro (December 11, 1899 – March 11, 1980) was an Argentine composer, musician and conductor prominent in the Tango genre.
His father opened a conservatory in the San Telmo ...
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Gerard Rotherham
Gerard Alexander Rotherham (28 May 1899 at Coventry – 31 January 1985 at Bakewell, Derbyshire) was a first-class cricketer for Cambridge University and Warwickshire in England and for Wellington...
Chang Dai-chien
Chang Dai-chien or Zhang Daqian (May 10, 1899 – April 2, 1983) was one of the best-known and most prodigious Chinese artists of the twentieth century. Originally known as a guohua (traditionalist) pai...
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Muriel Brunskill
Muriel Brunskill (18 December 1899 – 18 February 1980) was an English contralto of the mid-twentieth century. Her career included concert, operatic and recital performance from the early 1920s until t...
John Pennycuick (judge)
Sir John Pennycuick (6 November 1899 - 14 January 1982) was an English barrister and judge. He was a High Court judge from 1960 to 1974, and Vice-Chancellor of the Chancery Division from the recreati...
Hans Lunding
Hans Mathiesen Lunding (25 February 1899 – 5 April 1984) was a Danish military officer. He won a bronze medal in individual eventing at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. He served as head of the Dan...
Jaroslav Skobla
Jaroslav Skobla (16 April 1899 – 22 November 1959) was a Czechoslovakian weightlifter. After winning a world light-heavyweight title in 1923 he was a favorite at the 1924 Olympics, but finished in a m...
Stephen Armone
Stephen Armone (November 17, 1899 Palermo, Sicily – 1960), also known as "14th Street Steve", was a New York gangster with the Gambino crime family who ran gambling operations in Lower Manhattan. He w...
James Grant (aviator)
Sergeant James Grant DFM was a Scottish flying ace credited with eight aerial victories during World War I. The teenage non-commissioned officer was a rarity among aces. While most were commissioned o...
Vera Reynolds
Vera Reynolds (November 25, 1899 – April 22, 1962) was an American film actress.
Born in Richmond, Virginia in 1899, she started out as a dancer, worked as one of the Sennett Bathing Beautie...
Leonard Halmrast
Leonard Christian Halmrast (October 10, 1899 – February 7, 1979) was a provincial politician from Alberta, Canada. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1945 to 1967 sittin...
Johannes Türn
Johannes Türn (27 May 1899, Tartu – 8 March 1993 Tallinn) was an Estonian chess player.
Türn played in numerous Estonian championships. In 1923, he took 2nd, behind Paul Rinne, in Tallinn (1st EST...
Sam Browne (musician)
Sam Browne (1898 – 1972) was an English dance band singer, who became one of the most popular British dance band vocalists of the 1930s. He is remembered for singing with Jack Hylton and with Am...
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Hector Robinson
Hector Gordon Robinson (9 June 1899 - 9 December 1965) was the Anglican Bishop of Riverina in Australia from 1950 until his death in 1965.Robinson was educated at Scotch College, Melbourne, The Austra...