Historical happenings

12/13/1814 ~ General Andrew Jackson announces martial law in New Orleans, Louisiana, as British troops disembark at Lake Borne, 40 miles east of the city. The Battle of New Orleans

12/13/1951 ~ After meeting with FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, President Harry S Truman vows to purge all disloyal government workers.

12/13/1972 ~ Astronaut Gene Cernan climbs into his lunar lander on the moon and prepares to lift off. He is the last man to set foot on the moon.

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Ponder this

I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.

~ Vincent Van Gogh

As difficult as this may seem to believe, every painting made by all artists from some tyke in kindergarten to the great masters is painted from memory. Yes from memory, for the artist looks at his subject, then to the canvas and makes a mark from what he or she remembers they saw from looking at the subject. They may go back to refresh their memory of what they saw and then look back at the canvas and apply more paint of change the brush stroke.
Think about it

Historical happenings

12/12/1901 ~ Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi receives the first transatlantic radio transmission in St. John’s Newfoundland.

12/12/1930 ~ The Spanish Civil War begins as rebels take a border town.

12/12/2000 ~ The US Supreme Court announces its decision in Bush v. Gore, effectively ending legal challenges to the results of that year’s presidential election.

Ponder this

I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.

~ Vincent Van Gogh

Ponder this

I have Dalinian thought: the one thing the world will never have enough of is the outrageous.

~ Salvador Dali

Historical happenings

12/7/1931 ~ A report indicates that Nazis would ensure “Nordic dominance” by sterilizing certain races.

12/7/1942 ~ The U.S. Navy launches the USS New Jersey, the largest battleship ever built.

12/7/1972 ~ The crew of Apollo 17, the last manned mission to the moon, lifts off at Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Historical happenings

12/6/1876Jack McCall is convicted for the murder of Wild Bill Hickok and sentenced to hang.earlier.

12/6/1877 ~ Thomas A. Edison makes the first sound recording when he recites “Mary had a Little Lamb” into his phonograph machine.

12/6/1948 ~ The “Pumpkin Spy Papers” are found on the Maryland farm of Whittaker Chambers. They become evidence that State Department employee Alger Hiss is spying for the Soviet Union.