"Adele Bloch-Bauer I" 1907 oil painting by Gustav Klimt, sold for a record $135 million in 2006 to the Neue Galerie in New York, making it the most expensive painting in world for about 4 months. As of 2012 this painting is the 4th most expensive painting sold in the world.

JULY 14 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1862 ~ GUSTAV KLiMT the Austrian painter and graphic artist, was born on the 14th day of July in 1862 (died in 1918 aged 55). The 150th anniversary of the birth of the great Gustav Klimt, was celebrated on Saturday 14th July 2012, with Google providing a Google Doodle dedication on the search engine homepage. “Adele Bloch-Bauer I” by Gustav Klimt  is the 4th most expensive painting ever sold in the world ($135 million), as of July 2012. See the current List of most expensive paintings

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“Adele Bloch-Bauer I” 1907 oil painting by Gustav Klimt, sold for a record $135 million in 2006 to the Neue Galerie in New York, making it the most expensive painting in world for about 4 months. As of 2012 this painting is the 4th most expensive painting sold in the world.

1865 ~ The 1st ascent of the MATTERHORN was made by English illustrator and climber EDWARD WHYMPER on the 14th day of July in 1865.

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The Matterhorn view from Zmutt valley in Switzerland (photo by Jeff Pang on Wikipedia)

1944Margaret Pomeranz (AM) the Australian film critic, producer and television personality was born on the 14th July 1944.

1946JOHN WOOD the Gold Logie Award winning Australian actor, best known for his role as Senior Sergeant Tom Croydon in Blue Heelers was born on the 14th day of July in 1946.

1947JOHN BLACKMAN the Australian radio and television presenter, was born on the 14th day of July in 1947. John Blackman is best known for his rich, dulcet, velvety tones in his voice-over work, as mentioned on his website: www.Blackman.com.au, and also known for his wonderful work on Hey Hey It’s Saturday from 1971 to 2010, as announcer and character voice-over as popular characters; Dickie Knee, The Angel, Doctor Ben Dover, Charlie Who, Mrs Macgillicuddy and others.

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Get a “Dickie on Hold” by John Blackman from the Hey Hey it’s Saturday TV show, with a Dickie Knee voice over personalised message

1952BOB CASALE aka BOB 2, the American guitarist in DEVO, was born on the 14th day of July in 1952.

1960KYLE GASS the American actor, singer and guitarist from TENACiOUS D, was born on the 14th day of July in 1960.

1966ELLEN REiD the Canadian pianist and vocalist from CRASH TEST DUMMiES, was born on the 14th day of July in 1966.

1966BRiAN SELZiCK the American author and illustrator, was born on the 14th day of July in 1966.

1969The UNiTED STATES $500, $1,000, $5,000 & $10,000 BiLLS were officially withdrawn from circulation on the 14th day of July in 1969.

1972 ~ DEBORAH MAiLMAN the Australian actress was born on the 14th day of July in 1972.

1987Dan Reynolds the American musician and frontman of Imagine Dragons was born on the 14th day of July in 1987.

Today in History for July 14th ~ video presented by the Associated Press… 

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