OPENING OF THE WILLIAMSBURG BRIDGE - 1904 A scene from an "actuality," film produced by the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company in 1904: members of the press, representatives from the military, and mayor Seth Low celebrate the opening of the Williamsburg Bridge in New York City.
Date: February 11, 1904 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:53:00, No Audio
EXPO 67 OPENS IN MONTREAL Expo 67, the worlds largest fair, opens in Montreal, Canada, for a 6 month celebration of international culture, education, and entertainment with a torch-lighting ceremony and military plane demonstration.
Date: April 27, 1967 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:37:00, No Audio
OPENING DAY OF BASEBALL 1936 President Franklin Roosevelt throws out the first ball to open the baseball season in Washington. Lefty Gomez pitches for the New York Yankees. The Senators won opening day in 1936. In Fenway Park in Boston, Connie Mack and Joe Cronin exchange hellos. At New York's Polo Grounds Mayor Fiorello La Guardia threw out the opening ball while Babe Ruth watched from the stands.
CHELSEA FLORAL SHOW Queen Elizabeth opens the Chelsea Floral show, a highlight of the spring season. Also attending is Princess Margaret, Anthony Armstrong Jones, and the Queen Mother. The display on the grounds of the Royal Hospital attracts thousands to view the tens of thousands of blooms. Prince Philip views the cut flower arrangements.
RUNYON MEMORIAL FUND DRIVE EVENT In New York City, people attend the opening of the Runyon Memorial Fund for Cancer Research. The Fund's headquarter, a pre-fab house, will be given to the winner of a slogan contest.
Date: May 19, 1947 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:40:00, No Audio
KENNEDY THROWS OUT GAME BALL President Kennedy throws out the game ball at the season opener for the new Washington Senators team. In the tradition of the old team which moved out to Minnesota, the new Senators lose, 4-3.
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