On October 28, 1942, the Alaska Highway was completed, Stretching more than 2700km (1700miles) when it was built, it connected the contiguous states to Alaska via a highway through Canada. Once a dangerous and difficult drive over gravel and dirt…
Tuesday, 28th October 2014
On this day in 1923, pop artist Roy Lichtenstein was born in New York. While he was best known for his paintings, he also created several large-scale sculptures, including the surrealist Cap de Barcelona.
Monday, 27th October 2014
On October 24, 1901, Annie Edson Taylor became the first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel. A cat used as a test subject a couple of days earlier survived with only a cut to the…
Friday, 24th October 2014
Celebrating his 74th birthday today is Pelé, one of the greatest ever football players. At least we think he is celebrating – Wikipedia says he was born on either October 21 or 23. He is commemorated by several statues, including…
Thursday, 23rd October 2014
On this day in 1906, French painter Paul Cézanne died. Montagne Saint-Victoire, circa 1890, is amongst many of his works displayed at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris.
Wednesday, 22nd October 2014
On October 21, 1797, the USS Constitution was launched in Boston Harbor. Nicknamed ‘Old Ironsides’, the vessel has far outlived the 10-15 years that a wooden ship usually lasted in the era, and is in fact the oldest commissioned naval…
Tuesday, 21st October 2014
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