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.
Leopold Damrosch
Leopold Damrosch (October 22, 1832 – February 15, 1885) was a German American orchestral conductor and composer.
Damrosch was born in Posen (Poznań), Kingdom of Prussia, the son of Heinrich Damros...
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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 ...
Gjovalin Gjadri
Gjovalin Gjadri (1899 - March 13, 1974) was an Albanian engineer, academic, and builder, born in Shkodër. Among his works are the bridge on Dëshmorët e Kombit Boulevard in Tirana and the arch bridge ...
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...
Rolf Stenersen
Rolf Kristian Eckersberg Stenersen (13 February 1899 – 15 October 1978) was a Norwegian track and field athlete, businessman, art collector, non-fiction writer, essayist, novelist, playwright an...
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Frank Halleday
Frank Andrew Halleday (8 October 1899 – 5 April 1988) was an Australian politician. He was a member of the South Australian Legislative Council from 1938 to 1943.
Frank was the son of C. A. ...
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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Maurice Carême
Maurice Carême (12 May 1899 – 13 January 1978) was a Belgian francophone poet, best known for his simple writing style and children's poetry.
Carême was born in Wavre (in Walloon Brabant), t...
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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...
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...
Paula Heimann
Paula Heimann (née Klatzko, February 2, 1899 – October 22, 1982) was a German psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, who established the phenomenon of countertransference as an important tool of psychoanalyt...
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...
Ifor Evans, Baron Evans of Hungershall
(Benjamin) Ifor Evans, Baron Evans of Hungershall (19 August 1899 – 28 August 1982) was a British academic and university administrator. He was Provost of University College London from 1951 to 1966.H...
Lotte Reiniger
Charlotte "Lotte" Reiniger (2 June 1899 – 19 June 1981) was a German film director and the foremost pioneer of silhouette animation, anticipating Walt Disney by over ten years. Reiniger made over 40 f...
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...
Howard K. Beale
Howard Kennedy Beale (April 8, 1899 – December 27, 1959) was an American historian. He had several temporary appointments before becoming a professor of history at the University of North Carolina in ...
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...
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