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Posts Tagged ‘Radio’

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, 2/13/21 – WORLD RADIO DAY!

Maybe video killed the radio star, but no invention has yet to replace radio itself, so today we mark WORLD RADIO DAY! This is not a celebration of Marconi, Faraday, Hertz, Orsted, Ampere, Henry, Maxwell, Stubblefield or Popov, all of whom seem to have a claim on […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 2/10/21 – JIMMY DURANTE DAY!

This son of Italian immigrants grew up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, dropped out of 8th Grade to play ragtime piano and became one of America’s most versatile and beloved performers, so we celebrate his birth on NATIONAL JIMMY DURANTE DAY! Jimmy began to develop […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/10/20 – NIKOLA TESLA DAY!

Of all the people who invented and built today’s modern world, he was not only one of the most brilliant, but the most selfless, relinquishing his claims to many patents and a potential vast fortune in order to ensure that mankind benefitted from his scientific breakthroughs, and […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/9/20 – TOWN CRIERS DAY!

Hear ye, hear ye, hear ye! Before Anderson Cooper, before newspapers or telegraphs, before there were newsreels in movie theaters, before radio or television, and before Cable TV News stations began bombarding us 25 hours a day, 8 days a week, there were bearers of tidings in […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 7/8/20 – ZIEGFELD FOLLIES DAY!

Florenz Ziegfeld staged his first one on the Roof Theater called Jardin de Paris on Broadway on July 8, 1907, beginning a 30-year run and making today NATIONAL ZIEGFELD FOLLIES DAY!  Inspired by Paris’ Follies Bergere, showman Florence Ziegfeld conceived and produced lavish revues featuring dozens of […]

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