"MISTER BALDY" CONTEST - 1955 In Italy, a bald-headed men's club holds its annual contest for Mr. Baldy of the year while the judges look for the slightest fuzz, which is an automatic disqualification. For the winner, a big kiss, atop his polished pink pate - say that fast ten times!
1936 WAR IN ETHIOPIA - CANNON FIRE Blasts from cannon fire during the 1936 war in Ethiopia tear up the ground and brush and Ethiopian fighters load missiles into cannons as the fight continues against Italian forces invading the country.
1937 GENZANO DI ROMA'S FLOWER FAIR (INFIORATA) The traditional carpet of flowers is laid down on the street of Via Livia in Genzano di Roma, Italy during the celebration of the feast of Corpus Christi. Incredibly intricate designs are created using flower petals in the town's famous flower fair (Infiorata).
1938 GENZANO DI ROMA'S FLOWER FAIR (INFIORATA) Genzano, Italy holds its annual Flower Festival (Infiorata) to mark the Corpus Christi feast. Flowers and petals are used to reproduce famous masterpieces, religious paintings and mosaic patterns covering the town's main street.
1964 LE MANS GRAND PRIX & CARNIVAL More than 250,000 people gather to enjoy the annual Le Mans Grand Prix endurance race, and a carnival for those duller moments of the 24-hour race. Some also nap, shave and play golf to pass the time until Italian amateurs Jean Guichet and Nino Vaccarella cross the finish line first.
26 DIE IN TRANS-OCEAN AIRLINER CRASH 26 die when an Italian trans-Atlantic airliner crashes on its fourth landing attempt at Idlewild Airport, and sinks in Jamaica Bay after striking a jetty and bursting into flame.
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