Monday, July 2, 2012

July 2

CRAF Klasix Magasin Taon 1 Blg. 12, Hulyo 2, 1964
Tampok sa taklob-pahina ang kuwentong “Marko Bandido” ni Francisco V. Coching at Medy Tarnate
na iginuhit ni Federico Javinal

Jayne Mansfield on the cover of Picturegoer July 2, 1955 issue.

Events that happened on July 2:
1973 – The San Juanico Bridge (also known as the Marcos Bridge), the longest bridge in the Philippines and in Southeast Asia during the time connecting the islands of Samar and Leyte, was inaugurated

1993 – The processional boat or pagoda bearing the Wawa holy cross capsized in the middle of a river. About 275 devotees drowned. It is known as the Bocaue Tragedy.

Personalities and celebrities born on July 2:
1862 – Proceso Pabalan, composer and considered as the “Father of Pampango Plays” – in Bacolor, Pampanga (d. January 1, 1904)
1877 – Proceso Gabriel, doctor of medicine and bacteriologist (d. November 4, 1935).
1929 – Imelda R. Marcos (born Imelda Remedios Visitacion Romualdez), public servant, politician and first lady – in Leyte.
On the left: Portrait of First Lady Imelda R. Marcos
on the cover of Liwayway (May 28, 1956).
On the right: An artist’s illustration of “Imelda (The World’s Most Beautiful First Lady)
on the cover of Pilipino Komiks No. 473 (October 27, 1966).
1960 – Lourdes Sereneo (born Maria Lourdes Punzalan Aranal), lawyer, jurist, law professor and 24th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court – in Manila.
1961 – Tetchie Agbayani (real name Visitacion Agbayani del Prado), actress and model – in Manila.
Tetchie Agbayani
on the covers of People Magazine (July 25, 1982) and Playboy German Edition (July 1982).
1980 – Ciara Sotto (full name Ciara Anna Gamboa Sotto), actress and singer.
Ciara Sotto (with Onemig Bondoc)
on the cover of Mr. & Ms. (January 21, 1997)

A Meeting Of Two Great Women
Philippine First Lady Imelda R. Marcos shaking hands with India’s Premier Indira Gandhi
(From Philippine Free Press Vol. 81 No. 15, April 15, 1989).
Portrait of Eero Saarinen on the cover of
Time (July 2, 1956).
Picture Trivia
          The Finnish architect and structural engineer Eero Saarinen (1910-1961) is considered one of the best structural designers of the 20th century. He is known and admired throughout the world for his rationalist style of structural design.
          The General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Michigan, which is made of steel and glass and constructed in 1956, was designed by Saarinen together with his father who is also a renowned architect of his time. Here, he used scaled models to show and impart his ideas at the same time obtain some inputs from other professionals in the field of design and construction.
          Many of Saarinen’s projects made use of catenary curves in its structural design. One of the most well-known thin-shell structures in the United States, the Kresge Auditorium inside the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was designed by Saarinen. Another is the Ingalls Rink inside Yale University. The most prominent structure he designed is the TWA Flight Center.

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