Love looking at old LIFE magazines. I’m not sure what to make of the cover girl, but I’m particularly intrigued by the headline up top: “Men At Most Primitive” is certainly not a 21st-century way to say, “White dudes intruded upon previously undisturbed, self-sufficient aboriginals.”
On this day in LIFE Magazine — May 19, 1958: How the Girl’s Grown: Margaret O’Brien
Rough Day in History
On the bright side:
- 1775: The first (modern) antislavery society was founded.
- 1860: The first successful Pony Express route was achieved.
- 1939: “The Grapes of Wrath” is published.
On the dark side:
- 1846: The Donner Party started what would become a cannibalistic adventure across the U.S.
- 1986: The heaviest ever hailstones fall, killing 92.
- 1999: Hail again! Australia’s most costly natural disaster.
- 2010: The Icelandic volcanic plumes started that shut down air travel all over Europe.
On April 14th: Lincoln was shot (1865), the Titanic hit an iceberg (1912), and the Great Plains saw the worst dust storm of the Dust Bowl era (1935).
This is the way I do it,” he says. “I’m not saying this is the right way to do it, but this is the right way for me to do it.
“THIS IS NOT A DRILL”
At 7:55 a.m. December 7, 1941, Japanese bombers and torpedo planes attacked the U.S. Pacific fleet anchored at Pearl Harbor, catapulting the United States into World War II. In less than 2 hours, the U.S. Pacific Fleet was devastated, and more than 3,500 Americans were either killed or wounded.
Hewlett-Packard, computer wizards (in mid-1956)
“…nor does anyone in our organization have any appreciable knowledge.”