July 13, 1923: Roy Chapman Andrews Discovered the First Recognized Dinosaur Eggs in the Gobi Desert, Mongolia
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On July 13, 1923, American explorer, adventurer, and paleontologist, Roy Chapman Andrews, was the first person in the world to discover dinosaur eggs, in the Gobi Desert, Mongolia. Originally thought to belong to Protoceratops, the eggs were later determined to be from the theropod Oviraptor. Roy Chapman Andrews traveled the world studying fossils, from mammals to dinosaurs, during the first half of the twentieth century. Andrews worked and collected fossil specimens for the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City, New York. Throughout his career, Andrews collected bone ..read more
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18 Photos of Harrison Ford on the Set of “Working Girl” (1988)
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Harrison Ford’s cinematic career reached new heights in the 1980s, where he delivered memorable performances as Indiana Jones, Han Solo, and Rick Deckard. But amidst these era-defining movies, Ford also starred in a less well-known romantic comedy alongside Melanie Griffith and Sigourney Weaver. Working Girl (1988) foregrounds the lovable and comedic side to Ford that we only catch glimpses of in his other major appearances of the decade. The role of Jack Trainer, a dashing mergers and acquisitions associate, shows Ford at his most charming, where his performance transforms this movie into a c ..read more
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20 Stunning Portraits of a Young and Beautiful Cheryl Ladd From the Late 1970s
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Cheryl Ladd (born Cheryl Jean Stoppelmoor; July 12, 1951) is an American actress, singer, and author best known for her role as Kris Munroe in the ABC television series Charlie’s Angels, whose cast she joined in its second season in 1977 to replace Farrah Fawcett. Ladd remained on the show until its cancellation in 1981. Ladd originally came to Hollywood to begin a career in music (she was known as “Cherie Moor” when she was the singing voice of Melody on Hanna-Barbera’s Josie and the Pussycats animated series, and she also sang on the 1970 album of the same name). However, she soon began t ..read more
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Eutin, Germany in the Late 1960s Through Fascinating Photos
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Eutin is the district capital of Eastern Holstein county located in the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein. The town had some 17,000 inhabitants. These fascinating photos from Shane Egan were taken by Raivo Luik, an Estonian-American engineer from Lincroft, New Jersey, that show street scenes of Eutin, Germany in July 1969. See more ..read more
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Freddie Mercury Once Refused to Meet Prince Charles, Princess Diana at Live Aid in 1985
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Freddie Mercury did not want to meet Prince Charles and Princess Diana at the Live Aid despite having a special chance to do so. Queen performing at Live Aid, 1985. Mercury’s bandmates in Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor, have been headlining Queen Elizabeth II’s Jubilee celebrations. After the 2002 Diamond Jubilee, the duo performed at her Platinum Jubilee Party alongside Adam Lambert. May and Taylor met Prince Charles and Diana at Live Aid in 1985. But at that time, Mercury did not attend the event. The Princess of Wales, The Prince of Wales, David Bowie, Roger Taylor an ..read more
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45 Beautiful Photos of Sharon Tate Taken by Orlando Suero in 1966
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Born 1925 in New York, American photographer Orlando Suero started snapping photos with the Kodak Jiffy his father gave him in 1939. He later attended NY Institute of Photography and worked at camera shops and photo labs including Compo Photo Color where he printed the images for Edward Steichen’s monumental exhibition, The Family of Man. One of his first assignments was to spend five days in May 1954 with newlyweds, Jackie and Senator John F. Kennedy at their Georgetown duplex, documenting their everyday lives. This was the beginning of a successful career shooting some of the most recogni ..read more
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Historical Photographs of Christ the Redeemer Statue Under Construction in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Christ the Redeemer is an Art Deco statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, created by French-Polish sculptor Paul Landowski and built by Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa, in collaboration with French engineer Albert Caquot. Romanian sculptor Gheorghe Leonida sculpted the face. Constructed between 1922 and 1931, the statue is 30 meters (98 ft) high, excluding its 8-meter (26 ft) pedestal. The arms stretch 28 meters (92 ft) wide. It is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone. Christ the Redeemer differs considerably from its original design, as the initial plan was a large Ch ..read more
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The Story of Charles Osborne, the Man Who Had the Hiccups Non-Stop for Approximately 68 Years, From 1922 to 1990
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When you’re suddenly attacked with a bout of the hiccups, it can feel like they last forever. And for one man, that was almost the case! Charles Osborne (1894-1991) was the victim of the longest attack of hiccups, which lasted a jaw-dropping 68 years, from 1922 to 1990. Charles Osborne got the hiccups as a young man but it followed him into his elderly years. Charles, then working as a farmer, was trying to weigh a hog that he was planning to slaughter when he fell and started hiccupping back in 1922. The doctor, Terence Anthoney, believed that when Charles fell, he destroyed a sma ..read more
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30 Beautiful Photos of Alessandra Panaro in the 1950s and ’60s
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Born 1939 in Rome into a wealthy family, Italian actress Alessandra Panaro made her film debut at 16 years old, and got a large success in 1956 thanks to the Dino Risi’s comedy film Poor, But Handsome, then specializing in romantic comedies. In 1957–58, together with her Poor, But Handsome co-star Lorella De Luca, she assisted Mario Riva in presenting the popular RAI game show Il Musichiere. Panaro is best known for her films in the early 1960s, notably Luchino Visconti’s crime drama Rocco e i suoi fratelli in 1960. Panaro died in 2019 in her home in Geneva at the age of 79. Take a look at ..read more
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Captivating Portraits of Christine McVie, ca. 1980
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Christine Anne McVie (July 12, 1943 – November 30, 2022) was an English musician and songwriter. She was best known as keyboardist and one of the vocalists of the band Fleetwood Mac. McVie was a member of several bands, notably Chicken Shack, in the mid-1960s British Blues scene. She began working with Fleetwood Mac in 1968, initially as a session player, before joining the band in 1970. Her first compositions with Fleetwood Mac appeared on their fifth album, Future Games. She remained with the band through many changes of line-up, writing songs and performing lead vocals, before part ..read more
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