Archive for March 29th, 2011

JACK BENNY’S RADIO DEBUT ON THIS DATE IN 1932

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Jack Benny was eager to break into the new medium of radio. In 1932, after a four 
week nightclub run, he was invited onto a radio program hosted by his friend Ed
Sullivan, uttering his first radio spiel "This is Jack Benny talking. There will be a
slight pause
while you say, ‘Who cares?’’ With Canada Dry Ginger Ale as a
sponsor, Jack soon had his own radio show, The Canada Dry Program, which
began May 2, 1932 on the NBC Blue Network.

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FIRST HIT FOR CONNIE FRANCIS ON THIS DATE IN 1958


Connie’s first chart success reached Billboard’s #4 spot

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SAM WALTON ~ BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1918

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Samuel Moore "Sam" Walton (March 29, 1918 – April 5, 1992) was a
businessman and entrepreneur born in Kingfisher, Oklahoma best known
for founding the retailers Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club. Walton’s career began
when he joined JP Penney as a management trainee in Des Moines, Iowa
three days after graduating from college in 1940. In 1945, after a stint in
the U.S. Army, Walton took over management of his first variety store. 

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The first true Wal-Mart opened on July 2, 1962 in Rogers, Arkansas.

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