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Posts Tagged ‘1951’

TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 3/9/21 – JOE FRANKLIN DAY!

For over 28,000 TV shows from 1951 to 2015, he interviewed hundreds of thousands of people, some of them household names, others bordering on anonymous, and his was the last of the Mom & Pop televisions shows, making today NATIONAL JOE FRANKLIN DAY! He invented the talk […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 3/3/21 – “ROCKET 88” DAY!

Rock & Roll was born on March 3, 1951 when Ike Turner’s band recorded what is widely considered the first Rock & Roll song, with legendary producer Sam Phillips (yes, that Sam Phillips) at the board at Sun Studio (yes, that Sun Studio) in Memphis, Tennessee, making […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 3/1/21 – PEACE CORPS DAY!

Executive Order #10924 was one of President John F. Kennedy’s better ideas, and on March 1, 1961, he mobilized America’s first peaceful army, making today NATIONAL PEACE CORPS DAY! Kennedy first proposed the Peace Corps as a Congressman in 1951, calling for an “army of missionaries for Democracy.” […]

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