How Brown Saw the Baseball Game is a 1907 American short comedy film
distributed by Siegmund Lubin's Lubin Manufacturing Company. The film
follows Mr. Brown, a baseball fan, who drinks several highball cocktails
before arriving at the ballpark. He has become so intoxicated that the
baseball game appears to him in reverse motion. During production, trick
photography was used to achieve this effect. The film received positive
reviews in a 1908 issue of The Moving Picture World, a film journal,
that regarded it as successful and "truly funny". The identities of the
film's cast and production crew are not known. Film historians have
noted similarities between the plot of How Brown Saw the Baseball Game
and the comedy film How the Office Boy Saw the Ball Game directed by
Edwin S. Porter, released the previous year.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_Brown_Saw_the_Baseball_Game>
Today's selected anniversaries:
English sea explorer Henry Hudson sailed into what is now known
as Hudson Bay, thinking he had made it through the Northwest Passage to
reach the Pacific Ocean.
The first United States Census was conducted, as mandated by
the United States Constitution to allocate Congressional seats and
Tower Subway (interior pictured), one of the world's earliest
underground tube railways, opened beneath the River Thames in London.
The Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization started the
Ilinden Uprising against the Ottoman Empire in Macedonia.
Iraq invaded Kuwait, overrunning the Kuwaiti military within
two days, and eventually sparking the outbreak of the Gulf War seven
Wiktionary's word of the day:
A trained clinician who operates the heart-lung machine during cardiac
and other surgeries.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the
history of the world, but then you read. It was Dostoevsky and Dickens
who taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very
things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who ever
had been alive. Only if we face these open wounds in ourselves can we
understand them in other people. An artist is a sort of emotional or
spiritual historian. His role is to make you realize the doom and glory
of knowing who you are and what you are. He has to tell, because nobody
else can tell, what it is like to be alive.
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