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November 11 – Today in Hat History

November 11 – Today in Hat History

on Nov 11, 2015

November 11 – Today in Hat History.  Maria Teresa de Filippis. Madge celebrates the life of Maria Teresa de Filippis, born today in 1926 in Naples, Italy; the first women to race in Formula One.     De Filippis participated in five World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 18 May 1958, but scored no championship points. Though largely unsuccessful...

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September 23 – Today in Hat History

September 23 – Today in Hat History

on Sep 23, 2015

September 23 – Today in Hat History. Publication of Phantom of the Opera, 1909.     The Phantom of the Opera (French: Le Fantôme de l’Opéra) is a novel by French writer Gaston Leroux. It was first published in serial form in the magazine Le Gaulois from September 23, 1909, to January 8, 1910. It was published as a book in April 1910 by Pierre...

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August 28 – Today in Hat History

August 28 – Today in Hat History

on Aug 28, 2015

August 28 – Today in Hat History.  Lida Scott Howell   Proving you can win an Olympic Gold Medal in style, Madge salutes Matilda (Lida) Scott Howell on her 156th birthday.   She competed in archery at the St Louis Olympic Games in 1904, winning two gold medals. Her score for the national round archery was 620 and for Columbia round archery, 867. Her...

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July 31 – Today in Hat History

July 31 – Today in Hat History

on Jul 31, 2015

July 31 – Today in Hat History. Mary Vaux Walcott     She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to a wealthy Quaker family. After graduating from the Friends Select School in Philadelphia in 1879, she took an interest in watercolor painting. When she was not working on the family farm, she began painting illustrations of wildflowers that she saw on...

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July 22 – Today in Hat History

July 22 – Today in Hat History

on Jul 22, 2015

July 22, Today in Hat History. 1932. Oscar de la Renta.    Óscar Arístides Renta Fiallo known professionally as Oscar de la Renta, was a Dominican American fashion designer. Born in Santo Domingo, he was trained by Cristóbal Balenciaga and Antonio del Castillo. De la Renta became internationally known in the 1960s as one of the couturiers who dressed Jacqueline...

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July 11 – Today in Hat History

July 11 – Today in Hat History

on Jul 12, 2015

July 11 – Today in Hat History Georgiana Drew Barrymore     Born in Philadelphia, her parents were the famous actors John Drew and Louisa Lane Drew. Brothers John Drew, Jr., Sidney, and sister Louisa — were all actors with the exception of Louisa. Georgiana made her theatrical debut in 1872 in The Ladies’ Rattle. She followed John Jr. to New...

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July 7 – Today in Hat History

July 7 – Today in Hat History

on Jul 7, 2015

July 7 – Today in Hat History. First Ziegfeld Follies in 1907. The Ziegfeld Follies were a series of elaborate theatrical productions on Broadway in New York City from 1907 through 1931, with renewals in 1934 and 1936. They became a radio program in 1932 and 1936 as The Ziegfeld Follies of the Air.   Inspired by the Folies Bergère of Paris, the Ziegfeld...

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