Happy birthday, allaert pietersz. van everdingen! he was born on june 18 in 1621. during his scandinavia trip he made numerous nature drawings. back home he used them for landscape paintings with which he founded a new sector in dutch painting: brusque, untamed and often murky nature portraits.
allaert pietersz. van everdingen, swedish mountain landscape, 1647, wood
The war of 1812 between britain and the us began on this day in, well, 1812 obviously. there were a number of reasons for it, including a us desire to take some of british controlled canada and british resentment over the loss of their american colonies in 1783. the war lasted until 1815, when the us forces under future president andrew jackson won the battle of new orleans. and i'm too hungover to think of any smart a*s comment to add #onthisday#onthisdayinhistory
“the celebrated boardwalk, atlantic city, n. j.” c.1910. on june 18, 1898, the steel pier was opened as the first amusement establishment on a pier in atlantic city, new jersey. in its prime, the pier was esteemed as one of the most popular entertainment venues in the country, hosting exhibits, movie screenings, operas, stunts, and other unique attractions such as the famous “steel pier high diving horses.” the steel pier continues to operate to this day as an amusement park.⠀
in today’s stereoscopic view, the steel pier can be seen just to the left of the visitors strolling the boardwalk.⠀
stereoview published by the keystone view company. ⠀
keystone-mast collection, ucr/california museum of photography, university of california at riverside.⠀
*swipe for #anaglyph version and original stereoscopic negative pair.⠀
On this day, june 18, 1999, vice president al gore lashed out at the republican controlled house vote rejecting tough gun control measures already approved by the senate.
during a campaign stop at fairfax high school in los angeles, gore told an audience of students, teachers, senior citizens and veterans that those who voted down the proposals missed the opportunity to "respond to the desire of all americans who want to see our laws changed to make it harder to get guns into the hands of children." looking on is his wife tipper gore.
file photo by jim ruymen/upi. #upi#upilegacy#upioriginals#otd#onthisday#archivephotos#colorarchives#algore#gunlaws#schools#children#guncontrol#ushistory
Sally ride became the first u.s. woman in space on this day in 1983. after her career at nasa, she became a physics professor and was a champion for improving science education. ride died in 2012.
credit: (ap photo)