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.
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 ...
James Donnelly (footballer)
James Elliot Donnelly (born 18 December 1899) was an Irish professional football player and manager.
Donnelly played in the Football League for Blackburn Rovers, Accrington Stanley, Southend Unite...
Fernando António
Fernando António (born 30 April 1899 - deceased) was a Portuguese footballer who played as a forward.
Fernando António - Wikipedia
Helen Shipman
Helen Shipman (1899–1984) was an American singer, dancer and actress who starred in various Broadway musicals and musical comedies and who also acted in movies.
Helen Shipman was the daughte...
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, ...
Kalki Krishnamurthy - Wikipedia
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...
Irving Thalberg
Irving Grant Thalberg (May 30, 1899 – September 14, 1936) was an American film producer during the early years of motion pictures. He was called "The Boy Wonder" for his youth and his extraordina...
Irving Thalberg - Wikipedia
Hester Adrian, Baroness Adrian
Hester Agnes Adrian, Baroness Adrian, DBE (née Pinsent; 16 September 1899 – 20 May 1966) was a British mental health worker. In 1965, the year before her death, she was created a Dame Commander of the...
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 ...
Bob Struble - Wikipedia
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 ...
Julio de Caro - Wikipedia
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...
Reg Lane
Reginald Ewart Lane (7 September 1898 – 31 August 1962) was a rugby union player who represented Australia. In his business life he founded the Macquarie Radio Network and was General Manager of the r...
Eugeniusz Bodo
Eugeniusz Bodo (born Bohdan Eugène Junod; 1899 – 1943) was a film director, producer and one of the most popular Polish actors and comedians of the inter-war period. He starred in some ...
Eugeniusz Bodo - Wikipedia
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...
Herbert Blagrave
Herbert Blagrave (3 March 1899 – 4 July 1981) was an English cricketer. He was a slow bowler who played for Gloucestershire. He was born in Cheltenham and died in Wiltshire.Blagrave made a single firs...
Herbert Blagrave - Wikipedia
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...
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...
Sam Browne (musician) - Wikipedia
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...
Sima Milutinović
Sima Milutinović (Serbian Cyrillic: Сима Милутиновић, 12 July 1899-11 December 1981), was a Yugoslav mechanical engineer and a professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, at the University...
Sima Milutinović - Wikipedia
Christopher Shannon (aviator)
Sergeant Christopher James Shannon DFM (born 1899, date of death unknown) was a World War I flying ace credited with five aerial victories.
Ralf Harolde
Ralf Harolde (May 17, 1899 – November 1, 1974) was an American character actor, who often played gangsters. Between 1920 and 1963, he appeared in 99 films, including Jimmy the Gent, Night Nurse, Baby ...