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  • #848400

    Jeankit
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    Happy Purrday to Photographer:
    Born today in 1879 photographer Harry Whittier Frees.
    cat airplane
    🙂

    #848580

    Jeankit
    Participant

    06-12-16:
    Happy Purrday Artist Today:
    Happy Birthday painter Gerard Schlosser. Schlosser is eighty-five today.
    purrday artist

    #848618

    Jeankit
    Participant

    This Day in History: It’s Flag Day!
    stars & stripes
    1777
    Congress adopts the Stars and Stripes
    On June 14, 1877, the first Flag Day observance was held on the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the Stars and Stripes.
    More History Hi-lights:
    Tragedy
    1985 TWA flight 847 is hijacked by terrorists
    Disaster
    1903 Flash flood devastates Oregon town
    General Interest
    1951 UNIVAC computer dedicated
    1982 Falkland Islands War ends
    Hollywood
    2003 Queen Elizabeth makes Helen Mirren a Dame
    Literary
    1811 Harriet Beecher Stowe is born
    Music
    1909 Folk singer Burl Ives is born

    #848667

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Purrday Artist:
    Born today in 1904 photographer Margaret Bourke-White.

    Below: Ansel Adams photograph of Bourke-White with her cat (1964).

    MBWhite

    #848705

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Belated Purrday Artist:
    06-15:
    Born today in 1914 cartoonist and illustrator Saul Steinberg.
    steinberg
    steinberg round cat

    #849650

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Today in History 07-14:
    1789
    French revolutionaries storm Bastille
    Storm the Bastille
    The capture of the Bastille symbolized the end of the ancien regime and provided the French revolutionary cause with an irresistible momentum. Joined by four-fifths of the French army, the revolutionaries seized control of Paris and then the French countryside, forcing King Louis XVI to accept a constitutional government. In 1792, the monarchy was abolished and Louis and his wife Marie-Antoinette were sent to the guillotine for treason in 1793.
    By order of the new revolutionary government, the Bastille was torn down. On February 6, 1790, the last stone of the hated prison-fortress was presented to the National Assembly. Today, July 14–Bastille Day–is celebrated as a national holiday in France.

    There are celebrations all over to commemorate this historical occurrence!
    Happening in Brewtown too: 35th Anniversary of Bastille Days

    Bastille Days Entertainment


    bastille days milwaukee
    The Bastille Days Festival will light up the Cathedral Square neighborhood Thursday through Sunday.

    #849692

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Purrrday Artists:
    Gustav Klimt
    07-14:
    Gustav Klimt

    Rembramdt van Rijn
    07-15:
    Rembrandt van Rijn

    #849808

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Belated Happy Purrday to:
    July 16 at 1:56pm ·
    Born today in 1904 artist and curator Rowland Lyon.
    Below: A pair of prints by Lyon, “Smokey” and “That Cat”.

    cat wood block print

    Rolany Lyon chat noir wood block print

    #849881

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Happy Purrday Artist:
    Born today in 1883 painter Otto Möller.

    Below: Möller painting “Weiß Rot Schwarz Katz (White-Red-Black Cat)” 1930.

    calico cat
    🙂

    #849920

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Happy Purrday to:
    Ernest Hemingway!
    Hemingway & Maine Coon
    Ernest & Calico
    with kit caboodle

    Enjoy 🙂

    #850110

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Today we are celebrating a Purrday:
    beatrix potter cats bunnies
    Beatrix Potter!

    #850124

    Moonshadow_NZ
    Moderator

    I loved the Beatrix Potter books as a child. I have a collection of them all here – just waiting to be read to grandchildren. Waiting on the grandchildren too.
    Happy Beatrix Potter birthday.

    #850296

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Happy Purrday Artist Today:
    Sloan
    Born today in 1871 painter John French Sloan.
    Belated Purrday Wishes:

    Born 08-01 in 1883 artist Benedict Fred (B.F.) Dolbin.
    cat in repose
    Enjoy 🙂

    cat alert

    #850372

    Jeankit
    Participant

    ThrowBackThurs:
    Happy Purrday to
    dolores de rio & noir

    Born today in 1904 actress Dolores del Rio.

    #850374

    katzenjammer
    Participant

    Dolores and KJ rock similar eye makeup – but not the same Basement Cat! 😉

    #850400

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Belated Happy Purrday to US President Obama:
    Below: Come this January both President Obama and Prime Minister Cameron will both be out of office but Larry (the cat) will likely continue in his position as Britain’s first mouser at 10 Downing Street.
    Obama, Cameron & Larry
    UK Kit Larry sends headbonks & purrs 😉

    #850416

    CatWScotia
    Participant

    Larry stays because he doesn’t belong to the Camerons, but to a member of staff. So his position is much safer!

    😆

    #850434

    lagatta
    Participant

    True. I don’t know whether or not PM May likes cats, but suspect she prefers them to a rodent infestation.

    #850593

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Happy Purrday too:
    Born today in 1845 artist Xavier Mellery.
    artist xavier mellery

    Belated Purrday wishes for:
    Born in 1869 painter and printmaker Louis Valtat.

    Below: Valtat painting, “Self-Portrait with Cat” 1899.
    self portrait w/cat

    Hope you enjoyed both!

    #850633

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Happy Purrday to:
    Born today in 1897 author Enid Blyton.
    birthday boy

    Disappearing Cat

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