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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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NBC’s "Today" show premiered on this day in 1952.


NBC built a "Today" show studio inside the RCA Exhibition
Hall on West 49th Street and dubbed it "the nerve center of
the planet."

Dave Garroway, the host, knew, on the very first day, that he
was making history. In the first few minutes, he stood up to
take viewers on a tour of this strange-looking newsroom.

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On this day in 1954, Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were married
in a civil ceremony at San Francisco City Hall, where they were
mobbed by reporters and fans. Monroe had apparently mentioned
the wedding plans to someone at her film studio and they leaked it
to the press. The couple spent their wedding night at the Clifton
Motel in Paso Robles, California and later honeymooned in Japan
and Korea. The marriage only lasted nine short months.

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AMONG EARLY TV NEWS COMMENTATORS

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Douglas Edwards (July 14, 1917 – October 13, 1990)


Edwards anchored
CBS‘s first network nightly television news broadcast from
1947– 1962, which was later to be titled CBS Evening News.

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John Cameron Swayze (April 4, 1906 – August 15, 1995)

Swayze was chosen in 1949 to host NBC’s first television newscast, the 15-
minute Camel News Caravan.

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Hattie Ophelia Wyatt Caraway (February 1, 1878 – December 21, 1950)

Hattie W. Caraway became the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate
when Arkansas Governor Harvey Parnell appointed Caraway to fill
her late husband Thaddeus’ seat; her appointment was formally confirmed by a special election held on this day in 1932.
 

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On this day in 1971, the television sitcom "All In the Family" debuted
on CBS-TV. It is often regarded as one of the greatest TV series of
all time. It soon became the most watched show during summer
reruns and afterwards ranked number one in the yearly Neilsen
ratings from 1971 to 1976. TV Guide ranked “All in the Family” 
as the fourth-greatest show of all time. The final original show
was April 8, 1979.

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From left: Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Carroll O’Connor, and Sally
Struthers.

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Thomas Edison gave his first public demonstration of incandescent lighting to an audience in Menlo Park, NJ. on this day in 1879.

The Pennsylvania Railroad Company ran special trains to Menlo Park on the
day of the demonstration in response to public enthusiasm over the event.

Although the first incandescent lamp had been produced 40 years earlier, no inventor had been able to come up with a practical design until Edison, after
countless tests, developed a high-resistance carbon-thread filament that
burned steadily for hours and an electric generator sophisticated enough to
power a large
lighting system.

Thomas Edison’s greatest contribution to the modern industrial world came
from his work in electricity. He acquired 1,093 patents in his lifetime and
died in 1931 at the age of 84.

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Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins is 81 years old today.

Welsh actor Anthony Hopkins is best known for his portrayal
of the ingenious serial killer Hannibal Lecter in
The Silence
of the Lambs
(1991), a role that won him the Academy Award
for Best Actor. He has also played roles in
The Mask of Zorro 
(1998), and Nixon (1995). He turned to TV in 2016 upon landing
a starring role on HBO’s Westworld.

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Anthony Hopkins portraying Hannibal Lecter from The Silence
of the Lambs.

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The poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas" by Clement C. Moore (" ‘Twas
the night before Christmas…") was published on this day in 1823.

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