logo

Video encyclopedia

Flashback calendar

Edvard Munch's iconic painting 'The Scream' is stolen

The National Gallery in Oslo has been broken into by two men who stole its version of the painting, leaving behind a note, thanks for the poor security. However, Norwegian and British police were able to recover it undamaged in 3 months. 2 years later, 4 men were convicted in connection with the theft.

Construction begins on the Gateway Arch in St. Louis

The Gateway Arch is a 630-foot monument in St. Louis in the U.S. state of Missouri. It is the world's tallest arch, the tallest man-made monument in the Western Hemisphere, and Missouri's tallest accessible building. Construction of the arch itself began in February, as the first steel triangle on the south leg was eased into place.

Dior launches his first fashion collection, called 'New Look'

Dior launched his first fashion collection for Spring–Summer. Originally, the two lines were named "Corolle" and "Huit". However, the new collection went down in fashion history as the "New Look" after the editor-in-chief of Harper's Bazaar Carmel Snow exclaimed, "It's such a New Look!"

Paderewski's 'Polonia' has its public premiere

Paderewski started sketching the Symphony in B minor in his home near Morges in Switzerland. The work was completed in 1908 and was given a private performance in Lausanne. Its public premiere was with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under the German conductor Max Fiedler. It was soon performed in Paris under André Messager, and in London under Hans Richter.

Ballet 'Faust' premieres in Milan

Faust is a ballet in three acts and seven scenes, with choreography and libretto by Jules Perrot and music by Giacomo Panizza, Michael Andrew Costa, and Niccolò Bajetti, first presented by the Ballet of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, with Fanny Elssler, Jules Perrot, Effisio Catte and Ekaterina Costantini.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1968

Josh Brolin

died 1804

Immanuel Kant

born 1973

Tara Strong