John Wayne Dies - Jun 11, 1979
On this day in 1979, John Wayne, an iconic American film actor famous for starring in countless westerns, dies at age 72 after battling cancer for more than a decade.
Madonna declines to loan Frida Kahlo painting to Detroit exhibit
Try as they might, the Detroit Institute of Arts could not convince Madonna to loan the museum one of five paintings artist Frida Kahlo painted during her time in the city. The museum had tried for o...
In Detroit's Rivera And Kahlo Exhibit, A Portrait Of A Resilient City
This is the first exhibit to focus on the time Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo spent in Detroit. It's a big step for the Detroit Institute of Arts as it recovers from the tumult of the city's bankruptcy.
Meet Joseph Duveen, The Savvy Art Dealer Who Sold European Masterpieces
Duveen once observed: "Europe has a great deal of art, and America has a great deal of money." A new exhibit explores the relationship between Duveen and American mega-millionaire Norton Simon.
Frida’s Corsets
Frida Kahlo wore plaster corsets for most of her life because her spine was too weak to support itself. She painted them, naturally, covering them with pasted scraps of fabric and drawings of tigers, ...
John Wayne Dies - Jun 11, 1979
On this day in 1979, John Wayne, an iconic American film actor famous for starring in countless westerns, dies at age 72 after battling cancer for more than a decade.
Manuel Tato
Manuel Tato (March 5, 1907 - August 12, 1980) was a prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as auxiliary bishop of Buenos Aires from 1948 till 1961, when he became bishop of Santiago del Ester...
Robert Barbour Johnson
Robert Barbour Johnson (1907-1987) was an artist and writer of weird fiction, whose stories were admired by H.P. Lovecraft. Johnson wrote "Far Below" (1939), voted in 1953 by readers as the best stor...
Margaret MacDonald (philosopher)
Margaret MacDonald (9 April 1907 – 7 January 1956) was a British analytic philosopher.
Margaret MacDonald was awarded a first class degree in philosophy from Birkbeck College, London in 1932, fol...
George Hill Hodel
George Hill Hodel, Jr. (October 10, 1907 - May 16, 1999) was an American physician. He was the prime suspect during the murder investigation of Elizabeth Short, which became known as the "Black Dahlia...
Evelyn King (politician)
Evelyn Mansfield King (30 May 1907 – 14 April 1994) was a British member of parliament for both the Labour Party and then the Conservative Party.The son of Harry Percy King and Winifred Elizabeth née ...
Per Høst
Per Høst (5 December 1907 – 28 December 1971) was a Norwegian zoologist, film producer and non-fiction writer.He was born in Kristiania as a son of Hans Andreas Høst (1874–1944) og fiskematprodu...
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Melvin Steen
Melvin C. Steen (1907–1992) was an American attorney and founding partner of the New York law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. Steen graduated from the University of Minnesota Law Scho...
Madonna declines to loan Frida Kahlo painting to Detroit exhibit
Try as they might, the Detroit Institute of Arts could not convince Madonna to loan the museum one of five paintings artist Frida Kahlo painted during her time in the city. The museum had tried for o...
Meet Joseph Duveen, The Savvy Art Dealer Who Sold European Masterpieces
Duveen once observed: "Europe has a great deal of art, and America has a great deal of money." A new exhibit explores the relationship between Duveen and American mega-millionaire Norton Simon.
Bertha Hernández Fernández
Bertha Hernández Fernández (17 April 1907–11 September 1993) was the wife of the 17th President of Colombia, Mariano Ospina Pérez, and served as First Lady of Colombia from 1946 to 1950. A Conse...
Willy Langkeit
Willy Langkeit (2 June 1907 – 27 October 1969) was an Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II, and one of only 882 recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Kni...
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S. Lane Faison
Samson Lane Faison, Jr. (November 16, 1907 – November 11, 2006) was an American art historian, professor, and director of the Williams College Museum of Art.
Faison was born in Washington D...
Snipe Hansen
Roy Emil Frederick "Snipe" Hansen (February 21, 1907 – September 11, 1978) was a left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. In a five-season major league career, he played for the Philadelphi...
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George V. Chalmers
George V. "Shorty" Chalmers (November 19, 1907 – March 1984) was an American college athlete. He served as the quarterback of the University of Maryland football team from 1929 to 1931. Chalmers...
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Stasys Šačkus
Stasys Šačkus (September 9, 1907 – November 9, 1985) was an Lithuanian athlete and basketball player.
In 1928, he graduated Marijampolė Gymnasium. Later studied humanities studies at Vytautas Magn...
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Pieter van der Bijl
Pieter Gerhard Vintcent van der Bijl (21 October 1907 in Kenilworth, South Africa – 16 February 1973 in Kalk Bay, Cape Province) was a South African cricketer who played in 5 Tests in 1938–39. His son...
Béla Volentik
Béla Volentik (5 December 1907-27 October 1990) was a Hungarian footballer and football manager. He played for Nemzeti FC, Újpest, FC Lugano and for the Hungarian national team, capping once.He starte...
Lester Lanin
Lester Lanin (b. Nathaniel Lester Lanin, August 26, 1907, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania–d. Oct. 27, 2004, New York City) was an American jazz and pop music bandleader.Lanin's brothers, Sam and Howard, we...
John Gamble Kirkwood
John "Jack" Gamble Kirkwood (May 30, 1907, Gotebo, Oklahoma — August 9, 1959, New Haven, Connecticut) was a noted chemist and physicist, holding faculty positions at Cornell University, the University...
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Eric Langton
Eric Kemp Langton (27 September 1907 – 2001) was an English motorcycle speedway who won the Star Riders' Championship in 1932, the forerunner to the Speedway World Championship.
Born in Leeds, E...
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Ross Butler (artist)
Ross Butler (1907-1995) was a farmer, photographer, songwriter, livestock judge, cattle and poultry breeder, pioneer of cattle artificial insemination, painter and sculptor of farm animals, as well as...
John R. Womersley
John Ronald Womersley (20 June 1907 – 7 March 1958) was a British mathematician who made important contributions to textiles, computing and arterial mechanics. He studied mathematics at Imperia...
Burgess Meredith
Oliver Burgess Meredith (November 16, 1907 – September 9, 1997), known professionally as Burgess Meredith, was an American actor and director in theater, film, and television. Active for more th...
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Charles R. Farnsley
Charles Rowland Peaslee "Charlie" Farnsley (March 28, 1907 – June 19, 1990), a Democrat, served as mayor of Louisville, Kentucky and as a member of the United States House of Representatives.Farnsley ...
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