Archive for April 28th, 2011

LIFE ~ ON THIS DATE IN 1961

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NETWORK TV DEBUT ON THIS DATE IN 1957

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Journalist Mike Wallace, who interviewed a wide range of prominent newsmakers 
during his career, debuted on network TV with The Mike Wallace Interview on ABC (1957-1958). Wallace retired as a regular full-time correspondent in 2006, but still appeared occasionally until 2008. Wallace has suffered from health problems more recently and in June 2008 his son Chris said that his father would not be returning
to television. 

 

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Mike Wallace interviewing Margret Sanger, Founder of The American
Birth control League.

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Wallace with painter Salvador Dali


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JAMES MONROE ~ BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1758

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James Monroe (April 28, 1758 – July 4, 1831)

Monroe is most noted for his proclamation of the Monroe Doctrine in 1823,
which stated that the United States would not tolerate further European
intervention in the Americas.

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LAST GODFREY SHOW ON THIS DATE IN 1959

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Arthur Godfrey and His Friends was variety show hosted by Arthur
Godfrey (above). The hour-long series aired on CBS-TV from January
1949, to June 1957, then again as a half-hour show from September
1958, to April 28, 1959.

 

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Record album

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OSCAR SCHINDLER WAS BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1908

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Oskar Schindler (28 April 1908 – 9 October 1974) was an ethnic German
industrialist credited with saving the lives of almost 1,200 Jews during the
Holocaust of  World War ll by Nazi Germany. Oskar employed them in his
enamelware and ammunitions factories, which were located in what is now
Poland and the Czech Republic. He is the subject of the novel Schindler’s Ark
(1982) by Australian author Thomas Keneally , and the 1993 Steven Spielberg
film Schindler’s List.

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Oskar Schindler (center) with some of his Jewish workers at the Krakow
enamel factory around 1943

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Liam Neeson (top) and Ralph Fiennes star in the Steven Spielberg film

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