Snippets of History: On #ThisDayinHistory 1939, The Wizard of Oz, opens in theaters around the United States . Based on the 1900 children’s novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum the film starred J udy Garland as the young Kansas farm girl Dorothy #AceHistoryNews – @AceHistoryNews

#AceHistoryNews – Aug.25: Nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Picture category, The Wizard of Oz lost to the Civil War-era epic Gone With the Wind but won a Best Song Oscar for “Over the Rainbow,” which became one of Garland’s signature hits. Garland won a special award at that year’s Oscar ceremony, for Best Juvenile Performer #AceNewsDesk reports

https://t.me/HistoricalPics/6897 Filmed at MGM Studios, The Wizard of Oz was a modest box-office success when it was first released, but its popularity continued to grow after it was televised for the first time in 1956. An estimated 45 million people watched that inaugural broadcast. Today, some of the film’s famous lines, including “There’s no place like home” and “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore” are well-known to several generations of moviegoers. The Wizard of Oz was one of the first 25 films to be put on the National Film Registry, which is reserved for culturally or historically significant movies. #WizardofOz #filmhistory #MGM #JudyGarland #AceHistoryNews

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Snippets of History: #OnThisDay in 1990, the UN Security Council imposed a naval embargo on Iraq in the aftermath of its invasion of Kuwait #AceHistoryNews – @AceHistoryNews

#AceHistoryNews – Aug.25: #OnThisDay in 1990, the UN Security Council imposed a naval embargo on Iraq in the aftermath of its invasion of Kuwait #AceHistoryDesk reports

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Snippets of History: On #ThisDayinHistory 1970, Lou Reed played his last show with the Velvet Underground Arguably one of the most influential American band of the late 1960s and early 1970s #AceHistoryNews – @AceHistoryNews

#AceHistoryNews – Aug.25: Still arguably one of the most influential American band of the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Velvet Underground had an impact on modern rock and roll that was well out of proportion to the popularity they achieved in their short-lived heyday……….That heyday, which included four studio albums still cited as major influences by bands whose members were not even alive at the time of their release, came to an end on this day in 1970, when lead singer and primary songwriter Lou Reed played his last gig with the Velvet Underground at the famous Manhattan rock club Max’s Kansas City #AceHistoryDesk reports

https://t.me/HistoricalPics/6883 At the heart of the Velvet Underground’s classic lineup were Reed and the Welsh-born John Cale, who met and began collaborating in New York City in 1964. Cale’s droning instrumentals and Lou Reed’s half-sung, half-spoken vocals were, it is safe to say, well outside of the mainstream of mid-1960s commercial rock. When they were adopted as a pet project by pop artist Andy Warhol, however, the Velvets found themselves and their unorthodox sound being embraced by New York’s avant garde—an association that persisted even after Warhol and his enigmatic muse Nico, whom he installed as Reed’s co-vocalist for their debut album, The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967) exited the group’s professional lives. It was that first album that yielded more of the Velvets’ biggest songs than any other, including “Heroin,” “All Tomorrow’s Parties” and “Venus in Furs.” #VelvetUnderground #LouReed #MusicHistory #AceHistoryNews

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Snippets of History: On #ThisDayinHistory 79 AD, Mount Vesuvius erupts, devastating the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum and killing thousands #AceHistoryNews – @AceHistoryNews

#AceHistoryNews – Aug.25: The cities, buried under a thick layer of volcanic material and mud, were never rebuilt and had largely been forgotten. In the 18th century, Pompeii and Herculaneum were rediscovered and excavated, providing an unprecedented archaeological record of the everyday life of an ancient civilization, startlingly preserved in sudden death #AceHistoryDesk reports

https://t.me/HistoricalPics/6891 At noon on August 24, 79 A.D., the peak of Mount Vesuvius exploded, propelling a 10-mile mushroom cloud of ash and pumice into the stratosphere. For the next 12 hours, volcanic ash and a hail of pumice stones up to 3 inches in diameter showered Pompeii, forcing the city’s occupants to flee in terror. Some 2,000 people stayed in Pompeii, holed up in cellars or stone structures, hoping to wait out the eruption. The people who remained in Pompeii were killed on the morning of August 25 when a cloud of toxic gas poured into the city, suffocating all that remained. A flow of rock and ash followed, collapsing roofs and walls and burying the dead. Much of what we know about the eruption comes from an account by Pliny the Younger. The remains of 2,000 men, women, and children were found at Pompeii. After perishing from asphyxiation, their bodies were covered with ash that hardened and preserved the outline of their bodies. Later, their bodies decomposed to skeletal remains, leaving a kind of plaster mold behind. Archaeologists who found these molds filled the hollows with plaster, revealing in grim detail the death pose of the victims of Vesuvius. The rest of the city is likewise frozen in time, and ordinary objects that tell the story of everyday life in Pompeii are as valuable to archaeologists as the great unearthed statues and frescoes. Today, Mount Vesuvius is the only active volcano on the European mainland. Its last eruption was in 1944 and its last major eruption was in 1631. Another eruption is expected in the near future, would could be devastating for the 700,000 people who live in the “death zones” around Vesuvius. #Pompeii #Vesuvius #volcano #AceHistoryNews

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