April 16, 1947~ Bernard Baruch coins term “Cold War”

Area of Agreement by Herblock

1954 / Washington Post; reprinted in Herblock’s Here and Now
The Opper Project, Department of History, Ohio State University

On this day in 1947, Bernard Baruch, the multimillionaire financier and adviser to presidents from Woodrow Wilson to Harry S. Truman, coined the term “Cold War” to describe the increasingly chilly relations between two World War II Allies: the United States and the Soviet Union.
https://www.politico.com/story/2010/04/bernard-baruch-coins-term-cold-war-april-16-1947-035862
A Visual Guide to the Cold War~ https://coldwar.unc.edu/

Previous April 16 posts:

Spring~ April 16

Dorothy P. Lathrop: Born April 16, 1891

Garth Williams: Born on April 16, 1912

Artist Birthday Quiz for 4/16~

April 12, 1877~ Catcher’s mask first used in a baseball game

A Collegiate Game of Base-Ball By W. P. Snyder

1889 / Wood engraving, hand colored / 16”x22”
Published as double-page litho in Harper’s Weekly, New York issue of August 31, 1889

On April 12, 1877, in a baseball game between Harvard students and the Live Oaks (a semipro team from Lynn, Massachusetts), James Alexander Tyng, A.B. 1876, stepped onto the field wearing a catcher’s mask. According to established history, he was the first man to do so.
https://harvardmagazine.com/2004/07/home-plate-security.html

Previous April 12 posts:

Spring~ April 12

Lily Pons: Born on April 12, 1898

Hardie Gramatky: Born on April 12, 1907

Artist Birthday Quiz for 4/12~

April 9, 1682~ Robert Cavelier de La Salle discovers the mouth of the Mississippi River

La Salle Christening the Country “Louisiana” by Howard Pyle

Oil on Canvas / 24”x16 1/4” / Private collection

Illustration for article “The Great La Salle” by Henry Loomis Nelson, published in Harper’s Monthly Magazine, February 1905

1923 / Reproduced as Cover and Frontispiece for “Howard Pyle’s Book of The American Spirit” / Harper & Brothers

Previous April 9 posts:

Spring~ April 9

Eadweard Muybridge: Born April 9, 1830

Tom Lehrer: Born April 9, 1928

April 9, 1939: Marian Anderson’s Easter Sunday Lincoln Memorial concert

Artist Birthday Quiz for 4/9~

April 1, 2019~ April Fools’ Day

April Fool: Girl with Shopkeeper by Norman Rockwell

1948 / Cover illustration for April 3, 1948 “The Saturday Evening Post” / Norman Rockwell Museum Digital Collections

Can you find all 57 “errors” in Rockwell’s Girl with Shopkeeper cover of The Saturday Evening Post?
Click on the image to enlarge it. Click here for the answers~ https://www.nrm.org/2009/04/fools-gold-answers/

1943 Rockwell April Fools painting~ https://www.nrm.org/2018/03/april-fools-2018/

1945 Rockwell April Fools painting~ https://www.nrm.org/2019/03/april-fools-2019/

Previous April 1 posts:

The Four Seasons: Spring

Spring~ April 1

April 1~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 4/1~

 

 

March 16, 1834~ H.M.S. Beagle, with Charles Darwin, arrives in the Falklands

Falklands Wolf, “Canis Antarcticus” by George R. Waterhouse,
from Part 2, No. 1 of The Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle,
edited and superintended by Charles Darwin

1838 / 5-part book, “The Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle
Under the Command of Captain Fitzroy, R.N., during the Years 1832 to 1836”

New Clues To Extinct Falklands Wolf Mystery:
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/11/091102121449.htm

Previous March 16 posts:

March 16~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Anna Atkins: Born March 16, 1799

Artist Birthday Quiz for 3/16~

March 13, 1759~ First predicted perihelion(*) of Halley’s Comet

Illustration of a Comet from The Book of Miracles, Unknown artist, Augsburg, Germany

c.1552 / Gouache and watercolor / approx. 9 1/2”x13 1/2” / Augsburg Book of Miraculous Signs

In 1705 English astronomer Edmond Halley published the first catalog of the orbits of 24 comets. His calculations showed that comets observed in 1531, 1607, and 1682 had very similar orbits. Halley suggested that they were really one comet that returned approximately every 76 years, and he predicted that comet’s return in 1758. Halley did not live to see his prediction come true (he died in 1742), but the comet was sighted late in 1758, passed perihelion —(*)closest distance to the Sun — March 13, 1759, and was named in Halley’s honour. Its periodic returns demonstrated that it was in orbit around the Sun and, thus, that at least some comets were members of the solar system.
https://www.britannica.com/topic/Halleys-Comet

Previous March 13 posts:

March 13~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Al Jaffee: Born March 13, 1921

William James Glackens: March 13, 1870-May 22, 1938

March 13~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 3/13~

March 3, 1575~ Akbar defeats Bengali army at the Battle of Tukaroi

Prince Riding an Elephant by Khem Karan

16th–17th century / Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper / Painting: 7 3/4”x10 3/4” / The Met

The Battle of Tukaroi, fought on March 3, was a decisive factor in the Mughals taking over Bengal.

Mughal painting under Akbar

The Art of the Mughals before 1600

Previous March 3 posts:

March 3~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Joseph Binder: Born March 3, 1898

Artist Birthday Quiz for 3/3~

March 1, 1873~ E. Remington & Sons begin production of their first typewriter

Remington by Leonetto Cappiello

1910 / Color Lithograph / 78 7/10”x51 1/5” / Various collections

Previous March 1 posts:

March 1~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

March 1~

Frédéric Chopin: Born March 1, 1810 (?)

Diana of the Tower by Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Glenn Miller: Born March 1, 1904

Harry Belafonte: Born on March 1, 1927

Artist Birthday Quiz for 3/1~

February 28, 1820~ Sir John Tenniel born

Self Portrait by Sir John Tenniel

1882 / Oil on canvas / 13 3/5”x11 3/4” / Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums, Scotland

Previous February 28 posts:

February 28~ African-American visual artists

Sir John Tenniel: Born February 28, 1820

February 28~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 2/28~

Previous February 29 posts:

February 29~

February 29, 1940: Hattie McDaniel wins an Oscar

February 22, 1987~ Death of Andy Warhol

Eva Mudocci (After Munch) by Andy Warhol

1984 / Silkscreen ink and polymer paint on paper / 56 1/10”x39 1/2” /
Haugar Vestfold Art Museum, Tønsberg, Norway

Previous February 22 posts:

Andy Warhol (1928-1987)

February 22~ African-American visual artists

The Abu Simbel Sun Festival~ 2/22 & 10/22

February 22~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 2/22~