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Downtown Seoul in the 1950’s
It looks a bit different these days.
Young Beatles fans, 1965.
Bill Russell of the Boston Celtics pulls down a rebound against the New York Knicks during the 1968-69 season. As player-coach from 1966 to 1969, Russell led the Celtics to two more titles and made the inaugural All-Defensive First Team in 1969.
Prior to Game 7 of the 1969 Finals, Los Angeles Lakers owner Jack Kent Cooke had placed “proceedings of Lakers victory ceremony” on the game leaflets and stocked championship balloons in the rafters of The Forum in Inglewood, California. Upon noticing the giant net holding the balloons in the ceiling, an angry Russell remarked to Lakers guard Jerry West, “Those [expletive] balloons are staying up there.”
The Celtics jumped out to a 24-12 lead behind a high-octane running game orchestrated by Russell, Sam Jones and John Havlicek. Russell played 48 minutes and grabbed 21 rebounds, leading the Celtics to their 11th championship in 13 years.
Photo: William E. Sauro/The New York Times
This day in history:
Minutes before giving a speech on a campaign stop in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Theodore Roosevelt is shot in an assassination attempt.
The would-be assassin’s bullet is slowed down after travelling through a steel eyeglass case and the folded, fifty page speech he intended to give, stopping in his chest. Realizing that he wasn’t coughing up blood, Roosevelt figured he was well enough to go ahead and deliver his speech rather than rush to the hospital.
He spoke for the next 90 minutes, opening with the words:
“Ladies and gentlemen, I don’t know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot; but it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose.”
Doctors deemed it too risky to remove the bullet, and Roosevelt carried it with him inside his body for the rest of his life.
October 14, 1912 - 100 years ago today
This is interesting, because last week I suffered a paper cut while signing posters and took the rest of the day off.
ca. 1855-95, [carte de visite portrait of Tom Coughlan sitting within a studio prop window], Charles Lake Cramer