Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Even Before When Drive-Thru Weddings Became The Norm

On this day, in 1970, singer Michelle Phillips of The Mamas and The Papas married actor Dennis Hopper. They divorced after eight days.

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Monday, 29 October 2007

Fun Fact

In 1945 The first commercially-made ballpoint pens went on sale -- at Gimbels Department Store in New York City. The pens sold for $12.50 and racked up a tidy profit of $500,000 in the first month!

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Monday, 15 October 2007

Tomorrow

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In 1973 the legendary and recently deceased great TV legend Tom Snyder's show Tomorrow debuted tonight on NBC right after the Tonight Show, Tomorrow ran until 1982

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I Love Lucy!

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What a great day in TV history! One of my ALL time favorite shows debuted today on CBS! Can you hear the theme song now! In 1951, the show debuted, and has been in the hearts of fans ever since!

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Monday, 13 August 2007

Today in History

In 1960, the first two-way telephone conversation by satellite took place with the help of Echo 1, a balloon satellite.


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Friday, 01 June 2007

Today in History

In 1980, CNN made its debut.

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Thursday, 24 May 2007

Today in History

In 1974, after nine years on TV, the last Dean Martin Show was seen on NBC. Dean’s lovely group, The Golddiggers, returned to bid farewell in the show that had been seen in a variety of formats on Thursday and, later, on Friday evenings.

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Tuesday, 22 May 2007

Today in History

In 1992, Johnny Carson hosted The Tonight Show for the last time. It was the end of three decades of late nights spent with Carson and his sidekick, Ed McMahon and bandleader, Doc Severinsen.


In 1967, what was to become the PBS’s longest-running children’s program, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, debuted on this day.


In 1955, Jack Benny signed off his last live network radio broadcast after a run of 23 years. Mr. Benny was devoting his time fully to TV. His program brought many of his old cronies to TV as well: announcer Don Wilson; bandleader Phil Harris; Eddie ‘Rochester’ Anderson; singer Dennis Day; and Benny’s wife, Mary Livingstone.

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Wednesday, 16 May 2007

Today in History

In 1960, a research study reported that TV commercials “in living color” were over three times more effective than black and white commercials.

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Friday, 04 May 2007

Today in History

In 1927, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was founded.


In 1964, Another World premiered on NBC-TV. The soap opera dramatized the story of two families: the Randolphs and the Matthews.

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