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Some Wonderful Sort of Someone

The first George Gershwin song to be published by T.B. Harms was “Some Wonderful Sort of Someone,” which was featured in the 1918 Broadway show called “Ladies First.” The lyrics are written from the perspective of Cupid and were written by Schuyler Greene. 234 more words

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February 17 in San Antonio history...

Piggly Wiggly opened San Antonio’s first self-service grocery.

Billy Squier makes his first appearance in San Antonio, bringing his “Emotions in Motion” tour to Convention Center Arena.   131 more words


On this day: the Brighton Tornado

Three tornadoes hit Brighton in Melbourne, Australia on the 2nd of February, 1918.

Beginning at around 5:45pm, the storm killed a man and a boy. The drowning of a woman swimming at St Kilda Beach is believed to also have been caused by the disaster. 14 more words


February 1, 1919: Influenza in New York State and Reservoir Maintenance

February 1, 1919: Article in Municipal Journal. Declares Influenza Cause Is Unknown. “Albany, N. Y.-According to a statement by Dr. Hermann M. Biggs, state commissioner of health, in this state in the month of October alone approximately 32,000 lives were lost, while in the country as a whole 400,000 people are believed to have died of so-called influenza during the months of September, October and November. 462 more words


Sir Edward Elgar: String Quartet in E minor, Op. 83

performed by the Coull Quartet, or below by the Maggini String Quartet (do note that the video below is both the quartet and the quintet; the quartet itself is only about a half hour in performance) 1,459 more words


Bathing Beauties and Big Boobs (Vitagraph, 1918)

Bathing Beauties and Big Boobs (Vitagraph, 1918)
Directed by Larry Semon
Starring Larry Semon and Madge Kirby

You don’t have to hang around long with a group of silent comedy enthusiasts before at least a few of them will make sure you know of their vehement hatred of Larry Semon. 449 more words


The Chilling Tale of Chicago’s Clown Graveyard

Clowns have always freaked people out. Not all people, mind you, but those who suffer from Coulrophobia will certainly tell you those painted faces and bright red noses are the things of absolute nightmares. 430 more words

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