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)
Video: 'Wings' trailer
(Thursday, May 19, 1927) — , a silent war film about romantic rivals who fly against the enemy in World War I, had its world premiere today at the Texas Theater on Houston Street in San Antonio, Texas, the city where it had been filmed. Wings Continue reading ‘Wings’ premieres in San Antonio, Texas 90 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 19 1927)
Video: 'Bath School Massacre'
(Wednesday, May 18, 1927, at about 8:45 a.m. EDT) — In America’s deadliest school attack, part of a schoolhouse in Bath Township, Michigan, was blown up today with explosives planted by local farmer Andrew Kehoe, who then set off a bomb in his truck. Continue reading 38 children killed in America’s deadliest school attack 90 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 18 1927)
(Wednesday, May 11, 1927) — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, a professional honorary organization with the stated goal of advancing the arts and sciences of motion pictures, known around the world for its annual Academy Awards, now officially known as “The Oscars,” was founded today during a luncheon banquet in the Crystal Ballroom at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. Continue reading Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences founded 90 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 11 1927)
Video: 'Part 1: Buck v. Bell: SCOTUS Case That Led to Forced Sterilization of 70,000 & Inspired the Nazis'
(Monday, May 2, 1927) — The U.S. Supreme Court, in , upheld 8-1 today a Virginia law allowing the forced sterilization of people to promote the “health of the patient and the welfare of society.” Buck v. Bell Continue reading U.S. Supreme Court upholds forced sterilization 90 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 2 1927)
(Thursday, April 7, 1927, 3:25 p.m. EST) — The image and voice of U.S. Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover were transmitted live this afternoon from Washington to New York in the first successful long-distance demonstration of television ( click here to watch a film of today’s event).
Video: 'It (1927)'
(Friday, January 14, 1927) — , a silent romantic comedy film about a shop girl who sets her sights on the handsome and wealthy boss of the department store where she works, premiered today at Grauman’s Metropolitan Theatre in Los Angeles. It Continue reading ‘It’ premieres in Los Angeles 90 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 14 1927)
(Tuesday, January 11, 1927) — The creation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, better known today as the “Oscars,” was proposed tonight during a dinner of 36 Hollywood luminaries at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.
Video: 'The Complete Metropolis - Official Trailer [HD]'
(Monday, January 10, 1927) — , a German expressionist epic science-fiction drama film from the silent era about a city of the future that is threatened with destruction when a wealthy corporate leader enlists a mad scientist to put down labor reformers, premiered today at the Ufa-Palast am Zoo in Berlin. Metropolis Continue reading ‘Metropolis’ premieres in Berlin 90 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 10 1927)