June 14, 2018

As luxury items that were owned only by the wealthy, early automobiles were imbued with luxurious detail. Gorgeous woods, velvet, leather, and other embellishments boasted of the owner's achievements and refined tastes.

Signature items, like the manufacturer's logo, fou...

December 21, 2017

Golf legends Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson first met while working as caddies at Glen Garden Country Club in Fort Worth, TX. In December 1927 they squared off in the club's annual Caddie Championship as 15-year-olds. The two tied in regulation before Nelson edged Hogan by...

November 23, 2017

This month, 90 years ago, Maria Kutschera and Georg von Trapp married in Salzburg, Austria. Sound familiar? Maria later wrote of their life together in her book, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers, which chronicles the family's singing career and their adventures in...

October 1, 2017

The Port of New York Authority began construction in October of 1927. Twice as long as any previous suspension bridge, with an extraordinary 3,500-foot center span, it was the marvel of its time.

While under construction, the bridge was unofficially known as the "Hudson...

September 30, 2017

On September 30, 1927, Babe Ruth hit his 60th home run of the 1927 season and with it set a record that would stand for 34 years.

Through the entire history of Major League baseball, there has never been a more dominant hitting team than the fabled 1927 New York Yankees...

August 14, 2017

On August 10, 1927 President Calvin Coolidge donned a cowboy hat, boots, spurs and rode a horse to the dedication of the Mount Rushmore site. After his speech, he presented drills to sculpture Gutzon Borglum. Borglum then descended via bosun chair to deliver the first...

July 19, 2017

The new Dr. Seuss museum opened last month in Springfield, MA. Many people know that Theodor Geisel's most famous pen name (he used several during his youth) was his mother's maiden name as well as his middle name. But, did you know that his very first paid nationally...

June 26, 2017

When Harley J. Earl met Alfred P. Sloan, Jr., President of General Motors, and Lawrence Fisher, General Manager of Cadillac, the men from GM were so impressed they ended up hiring Earl to head a completely new department.

Although some referred to it as 'the bea...

May 4, 2017

It was a busy month. Official articles of incorporation were filed May 4th, Douglas Fairbanks was named president May 6th, and the first volume of the Academy's 'newsletter' printed in November 1927 says, "The Academy was formed May 10, 1927". While the exact starting...

April 18, 2017

  (Photo by The Boston Globe September 24, 1927)                                     

In April of 1927, Colonial Air Transport (a predecessor of American Airlines) began passe...

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