Crosley Field, which was previously known as Redland Field before being renamed in 1934, is best remembered as being the home of the Cincinnati Reds from 1912 to 1970. It is fondly remembered as a smaller stadium which allowed for a more intimate setting than most other ballparks. The stadium hosted four World Series, most notably the 1919 Fall Classic known for the “Black Sox” scandal. Crosley... Continue reading
The first game ever played in this iconic stadium was on October 4, 1930, when Knute Rockne’s Fighting Irish defeated SMU 20-14. Notre Dame would go undefeated that season and win the national championship – one of nine Notre Dame teams to win the championship since the stadium opened. Seven Heisman winners, including the legendary Paul Hornung called this stadium home; as did non-Heisman... Continue reading
Between 1923 and 1930, Bobby Jones dominated the game of golf, winning 13 of 21 major championships he entered. In 1926, Jones became the only amateur to win both the U.S. and British Open championships in the same year, receiving a ticker tape parade down Broadway in New York City. In 1930, Jones accomplished the unthinkable by winning the U.S. and British Open and Amateur Championships all in... Continue reading
On March 26, 1973, Bill Walton had one of the most memorable single game performances in college basketball history. The UCLA Bruins, coached by the legendary John Wooden, had won 6 consecutive championships, and were going for lucky # 7 in St. Louis, as they faced Memphis State in the 1973 title game. UCLA’s Bill Walton miraculously made 21 out of 22 field goal attempts and led all scorers with... Continue reading
Most of us remember baseball players for their power, speed, pitching, or defensive prowess. However, throughout the sport’s history, some players are better remembered for other more unique reasons. For example, over the years there have been a handful of players who have stood out for their eccentric personalities and antics. Here are some of those players: Bill “The Spaceman” Lee –... Continue reading
Actors Bert Lahr, Ray Bolger, Judy Garland, composer Harold Arlen, and various MGM and music publishing executives sing songs from the 1939 film musical 'The Wizard of Oz' around a microphone in the NBC radio studio in 1939.
In the early 1920s Du Pont held the U.S patented rights for Cellophane but also owned a problem that came along with it. Cellophane was ineffective for food packaging because water vapor was seeping in. It took William Hale Charch and his team of Du Pont researchers 2,000 test trials and a four–year commitment to realize their goal – a discovery and patent of an effective moisture-proofing... Continue reading
In 1948, Ed Sullivan was hired by the CBS television network to host ‘Toast of the Town’. The show was eventually renamed ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ and still holds the record for the longest running variety show ever aired. The show was broadcast from CBS Studio 50 in New York, which was renamed the ‘Ed Sullivan Theater’ in 1967. The studio has stayed true to its purpose and today is the home of the... Continue reading
She was born on July 26, 1956, in Chicago, Illinois, and raised in Greenwich, Connecticut. She learned to skate as a young girl on her grandparent's pond, and immediately became dedicated to the sport, begging her parents to take her to formal lessons at 4:30am to learn how to skate backwards. Her big breakthrough came when she won silver medals in the 1974 and 1975 World Championships. At... Continue reading
Named for the Preservation Hall venue located in New Orleans, Preservation Jazz Band performs traditional New Orleans-style jazz both at the hall and on tour around the world. When the Preservation Jazz Band began, New Orleans was a racially segregated community under Jim Crow laws. Preservation Hall made its mark by being one of the very few venues in New Orleans that welcomed both white and... Continue reading