Video: 'Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans' trailer
(Friday, September 23, 1927, 8:30 p.m. EDT) — , an American silent romantic drama film about a farmer’s affair with a city woman and how it almost destroys his life, premiered tonight at Times Square Theater in New York City. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans Continue reading ‘Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans’ premieres in New York City 90 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 23 1927)
(Sunday, September 18, 1927, 3:00 p.m. EDT) — The Columbia Phonograph Broadcasting System (later CBS) made its on-air debut today with a presentation by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from flagship station WOR in Newark, New Jersey, and fifteen affiliates.
Video: 'Glimpses of Isadora Duncan of Film'
(Wednesday, September 14, 1927, at about 10:00 p.m. CEST) — Modern dance pioneer Isadora Duncan tonight met a tragic death in Nice, France, when her scarf became entangled in a wheel of the sports car she was riding in. Continue reading American dancer Isadora Duncan killed in freak accident 90 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 14 1927)
Video: 'PHILO FARNSWORTH "SMALL SCREEN, BIG DREAMS" part 1' (Sept. 7 1927, at 26:55)
(Wednesday, September 7, 1927) — American television pioneer Philo Farnsworth, 21, succeeded in transmitting the image of a line through purely electronic means with a device called an “image dissector” today at his laboratory at 202 Green Street in San Francisco.
Video: 'PHILO FARNSWORTH "SMALL SCREEN, BIG DREAMS" part 2'
Video: 'Sacco and Vanzetti executed'
(Tuesday, August 23, 1927, 12:11-12:26 a.m. EDT) — Amid protests, Italian-born anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti died in the electric chair early this morning at Charlestown State Prison in Boston for the murders of two men during a 1920 robbery. Continue reading Anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti executed 90 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 23 1927)
Video: 'Peace Bridge Opened (1927)'
(Sunday, August 7, 1927, 3:00 p.m. EDT) — The Peace Bridge, connecting Buffalo, New York, in the United States to Fort Erie, Ontario, in Canada, was dedicated today during ceremonies attended by Prince Edward of Wales, Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King and U.S. Vice President Charles Dawes with about 100,000 in attendance. Continue reading Peace Bridge dedicated in Buffalo 90 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 7 1927)
Video: 'Calvin Coolidge -- I Do Not Choose to Run'
(Tuesday, August 2, 1927, 11:30 a.m. MDT) — U.S. President Calvin Coolidge today dramatically and unexpectedly, and without consultation with friends, issued the following statement to the correspondents at his “Summer White House” in the Black Hills in South Dakota: “I do not choose to run for President in nineteen twenty-eight.” Continue reading President Coolidge declares: ‘I do not choose to run for President in nineteen twenty-eight’ 90 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 2 1927)
Video: 'Stock Footage - CHARLES LINDBERGH. 1927. CROWDS. PARADE. TICKERTAPE. POLICE / NYC CELEBRATE'
(Monday, June 13, 1927, 1:30 p.m. EDT) — American aviation hero Charles Lindbergh, who completed the first solo transatlantic flight and the first non-stop flight between North America and mainland Europe on May 20-21, 1927, was honored today with a ticker-tape parade in New York City. Continue reading Lindbergh honored with ticker-tape parade in New York City 90 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 13 1927)
Video: 'Charles Lindbergh pilots the first flight from New York to Paris, May 20th 1927'
(Saturday, May 21, 1927, 10:22 p.m. CEST) — American aviator Charles Lindbergh, 25, landed his monoplane Spirit of St. Louis tonight at Le Bourget Airport near Paris, completing the first solo airplane flight across the Atlantic Ocean, 33 1/2 hours after taking off from Roosevelt Field in New York. Continue reading Charles Lindbergh completes first solo transatlantic flight 90 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 21 1927)
Video: 'Charles Lindbergh takes off in Spirit of Louis for the first solo non-stop transa...HD Stock Footage'
(Friday, May 20, 1927, 7:52 a.m. EDT) — American aviator Charles Lindbergh took off this morning from Roosevelt Field in Garden City on New York’s Long Island, piloting the , bound for Paris in an attempt to become the first person to complete a non-stop trans-Atlantic airplane flight. Spirit of St. Louis Continue reading Charles Lindbergh takes off from New York on historic solo flight to France 90 years ago this hour#OnThisDay #OTD (May 20 1927)