Video: '1. St.Moritz ~Olympic Winter Games 1928' (5 videos)
(Saturday, February 11, 1928, 10:00 a.m. CET) — Athletes from 25 nations marched today in the opening ceremonies of the 1928 Winter Olympics, officially known as the II Olympic Winter Games, in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Continue reading 1928 Winter Olympics open in St. Moritz 90 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 11 1928)
Video: 'The Circus' trailer
(Saturday, January 7, 1928, midnight EST) — The Circus, a silent comedy film about the ringmaster of an impoverished circus who hires Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp as a clown, but discovers that he can only be funny unintentionally, not on purpose, premiered this morning at Mark Strand Theater in New York City. Continue reading ‘The Circus’ premieres in New York City 90 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 7 1928)
Video: 'Walter Mondale '84 Convention Intro'
(Thursday, January 5, 1928) — Walter Mondale, the 42nd Vice President of the United States who served under President Jimmy Carter (1977-1981) and was the 1984 Democratic presidential nominee, was born today in Ceylon, Minnesota. Continue reading U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale born 90 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 5 1928)
Video: 'SHOW BOAT (1929 Footage)'
(Tuesday, December 27, 1927, 8:15 p.m. EST) — Show Boat, a musical in two acts, with music by Jerome Kern and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II about riverboat entertainers who find love, laughs and hardships as they sail along “Old Man River,” opened tonight on Broadway at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City. Continue reading ‘Show Boat’ opens on Broadway 90 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 27 1927)
Video: 'Rare Film: Introduction Of The 1928 Ford Model A'
(Friday, December 2, 1927) — Ford Motor Co. today unveiled its Model A automobile that replaced its Model T, which had been produced for 18 years. Continue reading Ford unveils Model A to replace Model T automobile 90 years ago#OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 2 1927)
Video: 'Columbine Mine Massacre: The Sacrifice Made to Earn Rights for Future Miners (Award Video)'
(Monday, November 21, 1927) — The Colorado state police opened fire with machine guns on 500 unarmed striking coal miners today at the Rocky Mountain Fuel Company’s Columbine mine in Serene, Colorado. Continue reading Police open fire on 500 unarmed miners, killing six 90 years ago#OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 21 1927)
Video: 'Holland Tunnel Construction'
(Saturday, November 12, 1927, 4:55 p.m. EST) — The Holland Tunnel, a highway tunnel under the Hudson River between Canal Street in Manhattan in New York City and Jersey City in New Jersey, opened today to the public after President Calvin Coolidge, aboard his yacht, the Mayflower, at anchor in the Potomac River, pressed a button that rang a large brass bell at the entrance. Continue reading Thousands pour into Holland Tunnel after gala opening 90 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 12 1927)
Video: 'Rise of Josef Stalin' (Trotsky expelled from party at 10:12)
(Saturday, November 12, 1927) — Josef Stalin, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, became the undisputed ruler of the Soviet Union today as Leon Trotsky and Grigory Zinoviev were expelled from the Communist Party. Continue reading Stalin becomes undisputed ruler of Soviet Union 90 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 12 1927)
Video: 'A Championship Legacy: 1927'
(Saturday, October 8, 1927, at approximately 1:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m. EST) — The New York Yankees won the 1927 World Series today, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York, in the fourth and deciding game. Continue reading Yankees beat Pirates to win World Series 90 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 8 1927)
Video: 'The Jazz Singer (1927) - Trailer' (Oct. 6, 1927, at 1:43)
(Thursday, October 6, 1927, 8:45 p.m. EST) — The era of talking pictures arrived tonight at Warner Theatre in Times Square in New York City with the opening of The Jazz Singer, an American musical film about a cantor’s son who breaks with family tradition to go into show business. Continue reading ‘The Jazz Singer’ ushers in era of talking pictures 90 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 6 1927)