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On December 12, 1932 in the midst of the greatest financial crisis in history, Bob Pettit entered this world. Pettit was reared in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. As a youth with a passion, he tried out for his high school’s basketball team as a freshman only to receive the disappointing news that he would not be joining the squad that year. Discouraged, he was forced to wait another year to get another shot at donning a Baton Rouge High jersey. As a sophomore, Pettit again showed up to the basketball tryouts. His second attempt at the basketball team reopened his wound as he was cut from the team once again.
Posted on 8/23/2016 at 6:00:00 PM
John Adams’s ancestors were Puritans, members of a religious group that fled England to have a chance to practice their own faith. They believed in being a “city on a hill,” or an example to people around them. John Adams, who was born as the oldest of three sons in the Massachusetts Bay colony in 1735, would inherit this legacy and serve as an example for many citizens of the United States.
Posted on 8/16/2016 at 6:00:00 PM
This film series is based on the DC Comics character, Batman. The storyline, written by David Goyer, drew its inspiration mostly from the comic books stories The Man Who Falls, Batman: Year One, and Batman: The Long Halloween. The films were directed by Christopher Nolan and starred Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne. Nolan ultimately chose Bale because, “He ha[d] exactly the balance of darkness and light that we were looking for.” This was important as the actor conceptualized the part in four separate personalities. He wanted to portray the angry Batman persona, along with the shallow playboy, the young man seeking revenge, and the older, more complicated Bruce Wayne trying to find his purpose in life. The first film received critical acclaim and much of its success was attributed to its more realistic and darker tone in contrast to previous Batman films.
Posted on 8/9/2016 at 6:00:00 PM
Success does not have to be measured with number one hits, or even numerous album releases (although they did manage to sell 35 million albums, worldwide). In the case of the Grateful Dead, the success came from the adoration of their fans, and the band’s unique sound. The fans named their community the Deadheads and in doing so, they brought a lot of different people together to celebrate music that they all enjoyed. The Grateful Dead stand out from any other band with their unique style of music, which combined what is known as psychedelic rock, with blues, country, reggae, jazz and folk music into a sound all their own.
Posted on 8/3/2016 at 6:30:00 AM
When a baby is born, the baby will be surrounded by all of its family members full of smiles on their faces no matter what the baby does. It is a very pure beginning moment of a person’s life. Alexander Turney Stewart (A.T. Stewart) was born into a great caring family in Lisburn, Ireland on October 12, 1803. His Scottish Protestant parents were smiling at Stewart’s face. For A.T. Stewart, the smiling should have lasted on his face for a long time. However, Three weeks after his birth, Stewart’s father died of tuberculosis. One can only imagine how many different emotions his wife had to deal with at that the time with a new baby boy--unaware of the tragedy—that would never be able to call out to his dad. This would not be thought to be a great way to begin one’s life, but anything can happen in life and one can never know how a story might end. Indeed, A.T. Stewart became a successful Irish entrepreneur amassing a multi-million dollar fortune from running the most extensive and lucrative dry goods business in the world to date.
Posted on 7/26/2016 at 6:00:00 PM
Walter Perry Johnson, commonly referred to as “Big Train” for his large stature and fast pitches, was born as the second of six children to Frank and Minnie Johnson on November 6, 1887 in Humboldt, Kansas. His childhood years were spent in rural isolation on his family farm. He found that living in the country away from the hubbub of city life he was able to learn more about himself. He liked the solitude of country living so much that in between baseball seasons he and his wife Hazel would return to their own working farm in Coffeyville, Kansas.
Posted on 7/19/2016 at 6:00:00 PM
Games using a stick and a ball have been enjoyed by people for thousands of years. However, finding that sort of recreation in cold, icy climates can be difficult for anyone. Being limited by temperature, people began to play versions of field hockey in the fields of European countries. Later, when British soldiers settled in areas of Canada, they adapted their form of field hockey to be played on the ice and snow that was so prevalent in the colder areas of the country. Since the introduction of ice hockey, the sport’s popularity has thrived in North American countries (Particularly Canada and the United States), and is now a part of the winter Olympics. The following are 6 lessons we can take from ice hockey and apply to business:
Posted on 7/12/2016 at 6:00:00 PM
Claude Monet was one of the most influential painters of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Born in Paris in 1840, Monet studied art at an early age. He started creating caricatures of local figures and politicians and selling them when he was 10. He began taking private art lessons with Eugène Boudin, studying oil painting and plein air techniques. Monet spent a great deal of time on the beaches of Normandy, painting and experimenting with different techniques. It was here that he met and befriended fellow artists including Édouard Manet, who would go on to become an influential artist in his own right. Monet has often been credited with founding the Impressionist movement, however, there were several artists exploring this technique. Monet created the painting that gave the technique its name. Impression, Sunrise was the title of a painting in a Paris exhibit that was reviewed by art critic Louis Leroy. Leroy was not a fan of the work and wrote a scathing review of the exhibition, calling the Impressionist work “more unfinished than embryonic wallpaper”.
Posted on 7/5/2016 at 6:00:00 PM
We are all familiar with one of Hollywood’s most famous and beautiful smiles. Audrey Hepburn blessed us (yes, that’s the correct term) with her acting for decades, starring in some of the most influential films throughout history. Though she passed away back in 1993, it seems that we are still reminded of the power of her films on a daily basis. And not just her films, many people have her picture on the wall, they read about her life, and some even have magazines that featured her.
Posted on 6/28/2016 at 6:00:00 PM
Alexander the Great also known as King of Macedon is one of the most famous men from the ancient world. He was known for his great skills as a leader since he was able to conquer parts of Asia, Persia, and Egypt, making him the conqueror of one of the largest empires of the ancient world. He is also known because he had the privilege of being under the tutelage of Aristotle. He is a great example of a leader because he was very successful commander, and his armies were almost undefeatable. Before he was even thirty he had already conquered the great Persian Empire, and yet he also died in his early thirties.
Posted on 6/21/2016 at 6:00:00 PM