October 9, 1936~ Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to Los Angeles

Power House Abutments, Boulder Dam (later Hoover Dam)
by Stanley Huber Wood

1934 / Pencil, watercolor, and ink on paper / 18”x20 1/5” / Created under the Public Works of Art Project
Published as part of “Boulder Dam in Color: A Portfolio of Watercolors” in the May 1934 issue of Fortune magazine

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Previous October 9 posts:

Autumn~ October 9

John Lennon: Born October 9, 1940

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/9~

August 30, 1907~ Artist, designer, & author Leonor Fini is born in Buenos Aires

Opération I  by Leonor Fini

1939 / Oil on canvas / 36 1/4”x25 1/2” / Weinstein Gallery, San Francisco, CA

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Previous August 30 posts:

Self Portraits~August 30

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/30~

August 16, 1916~ Migratory Bird Convention (Treaty) signed

Great Blue Heron by Robert Havell, Jr. after John James Audubon

The Birds of America: From Original Drawings by John James Audubon
“Drawn from nature by J. J. Audubon F.R.S. F.L.S.” “Engraved, printed & coloured by R. Havell, 1834”

1834 / Hand-colored engraving and aquatint on paper / 39 3/4”x26 15/16” / Various collections

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The Migratory Bird Treaty~
https://www.ducks.org/conservation/public-policy/the-migratory-bird-treaty-centennial

Previous August 16 posts:

Self Portraits~August 16

Babe Ruth, February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/16~

August 15, 1969~ Woodstock Music Festival opens

Wallkill, New York August 15-16-17
First Festival Poster by David Edward Byrd

1969 / Original offset lithograph, 10,000 qty. / Approx. 14”x22” / Various collections

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Previous August 15 posts:

Self Portraits~August 15

August 15, 1969: The Woodstock festival opens in Bethel, New York

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/15~

August 11th, 1866~ First public roller skating rink in US opens

Children Rollerskating by William J. Glackens

c.1912-14 / Oil on canvas / 23 3/4”x17 15/16” / Brooklyn Museum, New York

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See also: Skating Rink, New York City by William J. Glackens~
https://www.philamuseum.org/collections/permanent/59876.html

Previous August 11 posts:

Self Portraits~August 11

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/11~

 

 

July 30, 1729~ Maryland General Assembly establishes the Town of Baltimore

View of Baltimore by William Henry Bartlett

c.1840 / 4 4/5”x7” / Steel plate engraving by S. Fisher for
“American Scenery, Vol. II” (of 2) by Nathaniel Parker Willis

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Previous July 30 posts:

Summer~ July 30

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/30~

July 28, 1866~ “Buffalo Soldier” cavalry regiments officially formed

The Alert by Frederic Remington

1888 / Oil on canvas / 22”x19 1/2” / Private collection

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BUFFALO SOLDIERS~ https://www.blackpast.org/aaw/vignette_aahw/buffalo-soldiers/

Previous July 28 posts:

Summer~ July 28

Beatrix Potter: Born on July 28, 1866

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/28~