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Born on this day in 1882 in New York, Edward Hopper was an extremely influential artist who was best known for his Realist oil paintings …

Born on this day in 1882 in New York, Edward Hopper was an extremely influential artist who was best known for his Realist oil paintings and watercolors of urban and rural scenes.

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#Now in 1969, Neil Armstrong becomes the 1st person to walk on the Moon #Apollo11 http://t.co/Ub3GozIiwr

Wide Awake on the Sea of Tranquillity

The Oldest Known Tablet Containing a Legal Code

“The Code of Ur-Nammu is the oldest known tablet containing a law code surviving today. It was written in the Sumerian language ca. 2100-2050 BC. Although the preface directly credits the laws to king Ur-Nammu of Ur (2112-2095 BC), some historians think they should rather be ascribed to his son Shulgi.<p>“The first copy of the code, in two fragments found at Nippur, was translated by Samuel Kramer in 1952; owing to its partial preservation, only the prologue and 5 of the laws were discernible. …

 “Astronaut Neil A

<b>“Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, Apollo 11 Commander inside the Lunar Module (LM) as it rests on the lunar surface after completion of the Extravehicular Activities (EVA).”</b><p>National Archives Local Identifier: 255-AMP-as11-37-5528

Paduan School, Italian   

Paduan School, Italian<p>Man of Sorrows, 15th century<p>Tempera, oil on panel<p>LA SALLE UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM

Happy 115th Birthday, Ernest Hemingway!

Author Ernest Hemingway enjoys a drink with other war correspondents on the island of Mont St. Michel, off northern France, in the summer of 1944. Born on July 21, 1899, the author would have likely celebrated his 45th birthday a few weeks before this scene.<p>From the series: Motion Picture Films Relating to the Invasion of Normandy (D-Day) and Commemorative Visits After the War, compiled 1944 - 1969. Collection LIEB: Jack Lieb Collection, 1944 - 1969<p>Taken by newsreel cameraman Jack Lieb, this …

Photograph of Ascent Stage of Apollo 11, 07/21/1969

DILLINGER SHOT TO DEATH BY FEDERAL AGENTS AFTER HUNT

<i>DILLINGER SHOT TO DEATH BY FEDERAL AGENTS AFTER HUNT</i><p><i>CHICAGO, ILL.—Leaving a small theatre on the North Side, America’s Public Enemy Number One finds death waiting at the hands of sixteen Federal men. Sensing his danger, Dillinger started to draw his gun, but bullets reached his heart before he was able to reach his pocket, ending a career of crime unparalleled in modern police annals.</i><p>Excerpted from: Universal News, Volume 6, Release 269, Story #1, July 23, 1934<p>On the run following a <b>Federal</b> …

STS-70

Mission: TDRS-G<br>Space Shuttle: Discovery<br>Launch Pad: 39B<br>Launched: July 13, 1995 at 9:41:55.078 a.m. EDT<br>Landing Site: Kennedy Space Center, …

On the run in Chicago, gangster John Dillinger was cornered by Federal agents outside a theater and killed eighty years ago on July 22, 1934

On the run in Chicago, gangster John Dillinger was cornered by Federal agents outside a theater and killed eighty years ago on July 22, 1934.<p>This dramatic re-enactment is courtesy of the film “Your FBI,” from the series: Motion Picture Films and Video Recordings, Records of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.<p>Don’t care for re-enactments? See Dillinger’s actual personal effects in our previous post, from the Universal Newsreel of July 23, 1934.

The Battle of Atlanta occurred 150 years ago on July 22, 1864

The Battle of Atlanta occurred 150 years ago on July 22, 1864. Fought on the outskirts of the city between Union forces under Major General William T. Sherman and Confederates under General John Bell Hood, the battle preceded a siege after which Atlanta would fall to the Union.<p>Georgia, Atlanta Battlefield, July 22, 1864, ca. 1862 - ca. 1865. From the series: Selected Views from “Photographic Views of Sherman’s Campaign” by George N. Barnard, Photographer, 1862 - 1865<p>Georgia, Atlanta …