Today in History: Stanley Walter Galli born in 1912

Today in History: Stanley Walter Galli born in 1912

Happy Birthday, Stanley Walter Galli. The San Francisco native studied at the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco and the Art Center School in Los Angeles before he launched his illustration career in the late 1930s. Over the decades, his works appeared in McCall’s, Ladies Home Journal, Readers Digest, True Magazine, and the Saturday Evening Post. He also designed 26 postage stamps for the USPO. In the poster world, Galli is well-known for his beautiful travel posters for United Airlines that were commissioned during the late 1950s through the mid-1960s. Galli died in 2009 at the age of 97.

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Today in History: Golden Gate Bridge opens in 1937

Today in History: Golden Gate Bridge opens in 1937

79 years ago today, on the opening day of the Golden Gate Bridge, some 200,000 pedestrians appeared to cross the bay between San Francisco and Marin County. A day later, the bridge opened to traffic. With a total length of 8,981 ft. (2,737 m), the Golden Gate Bridge remained the largest suspension bridge in the world until 1964. First ideas and drafts of the project started circulating at the end of the 19th century but no one thought the project financially and technically feasible. Today, the bridge is considered to be one of the Wonders of the Modern World. Frommers travel guide called it ” possibly the most beautiful, certainly the most photographed, bridge in the world.”

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Today in History: Construction on the Golden Gate Bridge began in 1933

Today in History: Construction on the Golden Gate Bridge began in 1933

For a long time, bridging the San Francisco Bay with its dangerous currents and hurricanes was considered an incalculable risk. After all, a strait over 300 feet deep and more than a mile wide had to be linked. When Bank of America secured the funding for the project, work began on February 5, 1933. At the time, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world. In addition, its two Art Deco style pillars were the tallest structures outside of New York. The bridge opened in May 1937. Construction offered many people work during the Great Depression. When hit with a severe earthquake in 1989, the bridge was not damaged. ‪#‎GoldenGate‬‪#‎SanFrancisco‬ ‪#‎GoldenGateBridge‬

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Today in History: Stanley Walter Galli born in 1912

Today in History: Stanley Walter Galli born in 1912

Happy Birthday, Stanley Walter Galli. The San Francisco native studied at the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco and the Art Center School in Los Angeles before he launched his illustration career in the late 1930s. Over the decades, his works appeared in McCall’s, Ladies Home Journal, Readers Digest, True Magazine, and the Saturday Evening Post. He also designed 26 postage stamps for the USPO. In the poster world, Galli is well-known for his beautiful travel posters for United Airlines that were commissioned during the late 1950s through the mid-1960s. Galli died in 2009 at the age of 97.

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Today in History: Disneyland opening in 1955

Today in History: Disneyland opening in 1955
60 years ago today, the “happiest place on earth” opened its doors to the public. On opening day, some 60,000 people visited the park. Admission on July 17, 1955 was $1.

After several years of careful planning, construction of the huge amusement park began in 1954. The theme park was built on 160 acres of former farming land near Los Angeles, California and cost $17 million to build.

As a result of Disneyland’s huge success, an even bigger theme park was built in Florida, opening in 1971. Other parks in Tokyo (1983), Paris (1992) and Hong Kong (2005) followed. In 2013, the original Disneyland greeted more than 16 million visitors who spend close to $3 billion! Interestingly enough, Tokyo’s Disneyland exceeded that number with 17.2 million visitors during 2013.

PS: if you happen to visit San Francisco and have some extra time, go and visit the Walt Disney Family Museum! It is worth it.

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Today in History: Golden Gate Bridge opens in 1937

Today in History: Golden Gate Bridge opens in 1937
San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge is a spectacular technological and artistic achievement. 78 years ago, on opening day, some 200,000 pedestrians crossed the bay between San Francisco and Marin County. The following day, the bridge opened to vehicular traffic. Construction began in January of 1933 and was completed in under 4 ½ years. With a total length of 8,981 ft. (2,737 m), the Golden Gate Bridge remained the largest suspension bridge in the world until 1964. First ideas and drafts of the project started circulating at the end of the 19th century but no one thought the project financially and technically feasible. Today, the bridge is considered to be one of the Wonders of the Modern World. Frommers travel guide called it “possibly the most beautiful, certainly the most photographed, bridge in the world.”