Archive for May 1st, 2011

KATE SMITH (MAY 1, 1907 – JUNE 17, 1986)

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Singer Kate Smith is best remembered for her rendition of Irving Berlins “God Bless America”. She had a radio, television, and recording career spanning five decades,
which reached its pinnacle in the 1940s.

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JACK PAAR WAS BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1907

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Jack Harold Paar (May 1, 1918 – January 27, 2004) host of The Tonight Show
from 1957 to 1962 on NBC-TV.

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Jack Paar with guest Richard Nixon

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TRAIN SERVICE ORGANIZED ON THIS DATE IN 1971

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The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, known as Amtrak is a U.S federal government-owned corporation that was organized on May 1, 1971, to provide
intercity passenger train service in the United States. It is headquartered at Union
Station in Washington, D.C. It operates passenger service on 21,000 miles of track primarily owned by freight railroads connecting 500 destinations in 46 states and
three Canadian provinces.

 

 

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GLENN FORD ( MAY 1,1916–AUGUST 30, 2006)

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1957

Glenn Ford for Chesterfield Cigarettes

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THE #1 SONG ON THIS DATE IN 1965

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