Archive for April 19th, 2011

THEY’RE GRRRREAT!

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FIRST MARATHON HELD ON THIS DATE IN 1897

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The Boston Marathon is an annual event hosted by the city of Boston, Massachusetts
on Patriot’s Day, the third Monday of April. It began in 1897 and was inspired by the success of the first modern-day marathon competition in the 1896 Summer Olympics. The Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world’s best-known road racing events. The first marathon started with 18 participants, and today it attracts an average of 20,000 registered participants each year. It is the most widely viewed sporting event in New England.

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Earliest known photo the the Boston Marathon, dated 1904

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FAMOUS SPEECH DELIVERED ON THIS DATE IN 1951

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General of the Army Douglas MacArthur (January 26, 1880 – April 5, 1964) made
his last official appearance in a farewell address to the U.S. Congress on April
19, 1951. The address was interrupted by fifty ovations and is considered to
be one of the most impressive and divisive oratorical performances of recent  
times.

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HUGH O’BRIAN IS 86 YEARS OLD TODAY

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Actor Hugh O’Brian, known for his starring role in the ABC television series
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955- 1961).

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Wyatt Earp cap gun (1959)

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JAYNE MANSFIELD ~ BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1933

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Jayne Mansfield (April 19, 1933 – June 29, 1967) was a actress working both 
on Broadway and in Hollywood. She was one of the leading blonde sex symbols
of the 1950s. While Mansfield’s film career was short-lived, she had several box 
office successes. She won the Theater World Award, a Golden Globe and a  
Golden Laurel. Jayne was only 34 when she died in an automobile accident.

                                

 

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