Born: Dec 25, 1821 · Oxford, MA
Died: Apr 12, 1912 · Glen Echo, MD
Founded: American Red Cross · National First Aid Society · American Association (20th century)
Parents: Stephen Barton (Father) · Sarah Barton (Mother)Highlights
- 1821: Clara Barton was born on December 25, 1821 in North Oxford, Massachusetts.
- 1868: She closed the Missing Soldiers Office in 1868 and traveled to Europe.
- 1869: In 1869, Clara Barton closed the Missing Soldiers Office and headed to Europe.
- 1897: In 1897, responding to the humanitarian crisis in the Ottoman Empire in the aftermath of the Hamidian Massacres, Barton sailed to Constantinople and after long negotiations with Abdul Hamid II, opened the first American International Red Cross headquarters in the heart of Turkey.
- 1900: Barton’s last field operation as President of the American Red Cross was helping victims of the Galveston hurricane in 1900.
- 1912: On April 12, 1912 at the age of 90, she died in her home.
Lived: Feb 04, 1902 – Aug 26, 1974 (age 72)
Height: 6′ 3″ (1.91 m)
Spouse: Anne Morrow Lindbergh (m. 1929 – 1974)
Children: Anne Lindbergh (Daughter) · Jon Lindbergh (Son) · Reeve Lindbergh (Daughter) · Land Morrow Lindbergh (Son) · Scott Lindbergh (Son) · Dyrk Hesshaimer (Son) · David Hesshaimer (Son) · Astrid Hesshaimer Bouteuil (Daughter) · Vago Hesshaimer (Son) · Charles Lindbergh Jr. (Son) · Christoph Hesshaimer (Son)
Parents: Charles August Lindbergh (Father) · Evangeline Lodge Lindbergh (Mother)
Awards: Orteig Prize (1927) · Medal of Honor (1927) · Distinguished Flying Cross (1927) · Congressional Gold Medal (1928) · Hubbard Medal (1927) · Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography (1954) · Silver Buffalo Award · Air Force Cross (1927) · Daniel Guggenheim Medal (1953) · Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy (1949)Highlights
- 1937: At age 25 in 1927, he went from obscurity as a U.S. Air Mail pilot to instantaneous world fame by making his Orteig Prize–winning nonstop flight from Long Island, New York, to Paris.
- 1927: Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1906–2001) was the daughter of Dwight Morrow who, as partner at J.P. Morgan & Co., had acted as financial adviser to Lindbergh; he was also U.S. Ambassador to Mexico in 1927.
- 1927: In mid-February 1927 he left for San Diego, California, to oversee design and construction of the Spirit of St. Louis.
- 1929: Charles Lindbergh married Anne Morrow Lindbergh on May 27, 1929.
- 1957: In the motion picture The Spirit of St. Louis, directed by Billy Wilder and released in 1957, Lindbergh was played by James Stewart, an admirer of Lindbergh and himself an aviator who had flown bombing missions in World War II.
- 1974: Lindbergh spent his last years on the Hawaiian island of Maui, where he died of lymphoma on August 26, 1974, at age 72.
Album: The Great Twenty-Eight
Artist: Chuck Berry
Release year: 1955
Genre: Rock, Early Rock & Roll / Oldies
Real World (formerly known as The Real World from 1992 to 2013) is a reality television series on MTV originally produced by Mary-Ellis Bunim and Jonathan Murray. First broadcast in 1992, the show, which was inspired by the 1973 PBS documentary series An American Family, is the longest-running program in MTV history and one of the longest-running reality series in history, credited with launching the modern reality TV genre. Seven to eight young adults are picked to temporarily live in a new city together in one residence while being filmed non-stop.
The series was hailed in its early years for depicting issues of contemporary young-adulthood relevant to its core audience, such as sex, prejudice, religion, abortion, illness, sexuality, AIDS, death, politics, and substance abuse, but later garnered a reputation as a showcase for immaturity and irresponsible behavior indicative of the declining morals of contemporary youth.
Following Bunim’s death from breast cancer in 2004, Bunim/Murray Productions continues to produce the program. The current 32nd season, set in Seattle, Washington, premiered on October 12, 2016.
The series has generated two notable related series, both broadcast by MTV: Road Rules, a sister show, which lasted for 14 seasons (1995–2007), and the ongoing spin-off reality game show The Challenge, which has run for 29 seasons since 1998.
First episode: May 21, 1992
Episode duration: 30 minutes
Creators: Jonathan Murray · Mary-Ellis Bunim
Producers: Jonathan Murray · Matt Kunitz
Awards: GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Reality Program · GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Documentary Series