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THE FIRST CEREMONY ON THIS DAY~1929

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The 1st Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the
Academy of Motion
Picture Arts
and Sciences
, honored the best films of 1927 and 1928 and 
took place on May 16, 1929 at a private dinner held at the
Hollywood
Roosevelt Hotel
in Los Angeles, California. The academy’s president
Douglas Fairbanks hosted the show. Tickets cost $5 and 270 people
attended the event. The presentation ceremony lasted 15 minutes. The
Awards were created by
Louis B. Mayer, founder of Louis B. Mayer
Pictures Corporation which merged into
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It is the
only Awards ceremony not to be broadcast either on radio or TV.
The
radio broadcast was aired
the following year in 1930
. The first television
broadcast was made by NBC on March 19, 1953.



 


Emil Jannings with the first ever Academy Award “Oscar”. He
one of Germany’s most popular actors.

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Janet Gaynor won the first Best Actress Academy Award
in the 1929 ceremony.

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HE WAS A BIG NAME ON THIS DAY IN 1922 ~

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Ed Wynn became the first big-name, vaudeville talent to sign on as a radio talent.

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Ed Wynn on stage (second from left) as “The Fire Chief,” ca. 1935.

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Ed Wynn (Isaiah Edwin Leopold)
(November 9, 1886 – June 19, 1966)

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RECAPPING PAST WORLD NEWS

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The Tet Offensive began on this day in 1968,  as Communist forces launched surprise attacks against South Vietnamese provincial
capitals.

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Adolf Hitler was named the German Chancellor on this day in 1933
by President Paul von Hindenburg (right).

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945)

Franklin Roosevelt (FDR) served as the 32nd President of the United
States
from 1933 until his death in 1945. A Democrat, he won a record
four
presidential elections and emerged as a central figure in world
events during the mid-20th century. Roosevelt directed the United
States federal government during most of the
Great Depression,
implementing his
New Deal domestic agenda in response to the
worst economic crisis in U.S. history.

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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (October 2, 1869 – January 30, 1948) 


Indian political and spiritual leader and activist Mahatma Gandhi was
murdered by a Hindu extremist on this day in 1948.

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In Northern Ireland on this day in 1972, British soldiers shot and
killed thirteen Roman Catholic civil rights marchers. The day is
known as "Bloody Sunday."

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Earle Graser portrayed “The Lone Ranger” in the 1930s.

"The Lone Ranger" was heard on radio for the first time on
this day in 1933. The program ran for 2,956 episodes and
ended in 1955.

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Announcer Fred Foy (far right) during a broadcast of THE LONE
RANGER at WXYZ, Detroit. At left are. John Todd (Tonto) and
Brace Beemer (the Lone Ranger).

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On this day in 1968, three Apollo 8 astronauts, James A. Lovell,
William Anders and Frank Borman, reached the moon. They
orbited the moon 10 times before coming back to Earth. Seven
months later man first landed on the moon.

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From left: astronauts  William A. Anders, James A. Lovell Jr. and
Frank Borman.

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Several veterans of the Confederate Army formed a private social
club in Pulaski,
TN, called the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) on this day in
1865 and still exists today.

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Canadian born Reginald A. Fessenden (above) became the first
person to broadcast a human voice and music program over
radio, from Brant Rock, MA.

Coherer And Tapper - Marconi, circa 1905

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On this day in 1871, In Cairo, Egypt, Giuseppe Verdi’s opera "Aida"
had its world premiere at the Khedivial Opera House.

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Giuseppe Verdi conducting.

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SINGER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1915

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Francis Albert Sinatra
  (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998)

Singer, actor, and producer Frank Sinatra was one of the most popular
and influential musical artists of the 20th century. He is one of the
best-
selling music
artists of all time
, selling more than 150 million records
worldwide. Born in
Hoboken, New Jersey, to Italian immigrants, Sinatra
began his musical career in the
swing era with bandleaders Harry James
and
Tommy Dorsey.

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