On This Day: February 4

February 4, 2015 § Leave a comment

1902
On Feb. 4, 1902, Charles A. Lindbergh, the American aviator who became the first man to fly the Atlantic solo nonstop from the United States to Europe, was born. Following his death on Aug. 26, 1974, his obituary appeared in The Times.

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Charles A. Lindbergh. Source: Wikipedia. Click to enlarge.

Charles A. Lindbergh. Source: Wikipedia. Click to enlarge.

1938
The Thornton Wilder play “Our Town” opened on Broadway.

Source: The Times

Wilder as Mr. Antrobus in The Skin of Our Teeth, 1948. Source: Wikipedia. Click to enlarge.

Wilder as Mr. Antrobus in The Skin of Our Teeth, 1948. Source: Wikipedia. Click to enlarge.

Disney’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” is officially released.

Source: HistoryOrb

1943
Bertolt Brecht‘s “Der gute Mensch von Sezuan” premieres in Zurich.

1957
1st electric portable typewriter placed on sale (Syracuse NY).

1961
Sputnik 7 launches into Earth orbit; probable Venus probe failure

Source: HistoryOrb

1976
Benjamin Britten, British composer, died.

Source: infoplease

1977
The album “Rumours” by Fleetwood Mac was released.

2004
The social networking website Facebook was launched.

Source: The Times


Thornton Wilder on Ivy:

Thornton Wilder: The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1927)

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