Archive for March 28th, 2011

SOUTHWEST 4th & YAMHILL ~ 1939

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DAVID LETTERMAN’S BROADCASTING DEBUT

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Popular Late night TV host David Letterman (above) attend Ball State University,
in Muncie, Indiana where he began his broadcasting career as an announcer and newscaster at the college’s student-run radio station…WBST, a 10-watt campus
station which now is part of Indiana public radio. He was reportedly fired for treating classical music with “irreverence”. He graduated from what was then the college’s  Department of Radio and Television, in 1969. 

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David Letterman on the Late show set

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DWIGHT DAVID EISENHOWER

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Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower, born October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969,
was a five-star general in the U.S. Army and the 34th President of the United
States, from 1953 until 1961, and the last to be born in the 19th century.

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General “Ike”

                               i like ike

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VINCE VAUGHN TURNED 42 TODAY

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(High school photo)

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Vincent Anthony "Vince" Vaughn, film actor, screenwriter, producer,
and comedian, began acting in the late 1980s, appearing in minor TV
roles before gaining wider recognition with the 1996 movie Swingers. He 
has since appeared in a number of other films, mainly comedies, such as
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), Starsky & Hutch (2004), Dodgeball
(2004), Couples Retreat (2009), and Wedding Crashers (2005). Vaughn’s
most recent film was Ron Howard’s comedy, The Dilemma, which was
released in January.


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ACCIDENT AT THREE MILE ISLAND WAS ON THIS DATE IN 1979

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America’s worst commercial nuclear accident occurred inside the Unit Two reactor at 
the Three Mile Island plant near Middletown, Pa. It was the most significant accident
in the history of Americas commercial nuclear power generating industry. A cooling system malfunction caused the release of a significant amount of radioactivity when 
a partial core meltdown occurred. No deaths or injuries to plant workers or members
of the community in the area were reported. 

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Time magazine april 9, 1979
The April 9, 1979 issue of Time magazine

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posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,CLASSIC COVER,HISTORY,MAGAZINES,TECHNICAL and have No Comments