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President George W. Bush signs the Patriot Act, Anti-Terrorism Legislation, in the East Room on this day in 2001.

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U.S. National security adviser Henry Kissinger declared, "Peace is at
hand" in Vietnam on this day in 1972.  

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The "Gunfight at the OK Corral" took place in Tombstone, AZ. on this day in
1881.
The fight was between Wyatt Earp, his two brothers and Doc Holiday
and the Ike Clanton Gang.

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RADIO SERIES AIRED ON THIS DAY IN 1940

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Quiz Kids was a radio and TV series of the 1940s and 1950’s created by
Chicago public relations and advertising man Louis G. Cowan, and
originally sponsored by
Alka-Seltzer. The series was first broadcast
on
NBC from Chicago, June 28, 1940, airing as a summer replacement
show for Alec Templeton Time. It continued on radio for the next 13
years. On television, the show was seen on NBC and
CBS from July
6, 1949 to July 5, 1953, with Joe Kelly as quizmaster, and again from
January 12 to September 27, 1956, with
Clifton Fadiman as host.

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Quizmaster Joe Kelly.

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QUIZ SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1940

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Ted Weems and his orchestra, with Perry Como, Marilyn (Marvel)
Maxwell and Elmo Tanner, 1940.

Beat the Band was a musical quiz show heard on NBC radio from 1940 to
1944 in two distinctly different series. The program popularized the catch
phrase
, "Give me a little traveling music”.

In the first series, broadcast on Sundays at 6:30pm from Chicago, host
Garry Moore read music-related questions submitted by listeners to band
members in the 14-piece Ted Weems Orchestra. Originally sponsored by
the General Mills cereal Kix, listeners whose questions were used on the
air received $10; those who stumped the band received $20 and a case
of Kix.


Garry Moore (born Thomas Garrison Morfit, III)
(January 31, 1915 – November 28, 1993)


Kix cereal was introduced in 1937 by the General Mills company
of Golden Valley, Minnesota.

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QUIZ SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1943


The 6ft 6in Edmund "Tiny" Ruffner (right) was the host of The Better
Half.

The radio quiz show The Better Half was aired for the first time on Mutual. The
show involved 4 married couples pitted against each other in various feats to
find out which of them was the "better" one.

                

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SERIES DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1947

The quiz show You Bet Your Life hosted by Groucho Marx with announcer
and assistant George Fenneman debuted on ABC Radio, then moved to
CBS Radio debuting October 5, 1949 before making the transition to NBC-
TV
and NBC Radio on October 4, 1950.


From left: George Fenneman and Groucho Marx

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