1783 – Alexander Ross, born on the 9th of May in Scottland. He was a fur trader and author. 1805 – He emigrated to Upper Canada, Ontario, from Scotland. 1811 – Working for John Jacob Astor’s Pacific Fur Company, he took part in the founding of Astoria, a fur-trading post in Oregon. 1813 – He ..
1907 – Born on September 4th in Trieste, Austro-Hungarian Empire (now Trieste, Italy). One of the most influential art dealers of the twentieth century, Leo Castelli launched the careers of such Pop greats as Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Frank Stella—convincing the world that American art of the 1960s was worthy ..
1884 – Frank Buck, born on the 17th of March in Gainesville, Texas. He was a hunter and animal collector, as well as a movie actor, director, writer and producer. 1901 – Married light-opera star Lillie West (known as Amy Leslie). 1911 – He travelled extensively to South America and Asia to buy animals, which ..
English bibliographer and printer 1824 – Born on the 5th of December in Clapham, London. 1840 – He was apprenticed to his father’s printing business in London. 1861-1863 – Published Life and Typography of William Caxton, England’s First Printer. 1877 – Blades took an active part in organizing the Caxton celebration. ..
1908 – Born on March 13th in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. American publisher and philanthropist, used his wealth to promote conservative political causes and to support education and the arts. 1944-1953 – He founded Seventeen magazine and the immensely successful TV Guide. 1957 – Purchased The Philadelphia Daily News. 1969 – A prominent Republican, he served as ..