Archive for July 3rd, 2011

#1 ON THIS DAY IN 1962

quarter to three
quarter to three


"Quarter to Three" appears on The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s
500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll list.

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MAGAZINE DEBUTED ON THIS DATE IN 1922

FruitGardenAndHome july 1922-07
First issue

The Meredith Corporation is a media conglomerate based in Des Moines,
Iowa. Edwin Thomas Meredith (below) founded the company in 1902 when
he began publishing Successful Farming magazine. On July 3, 1922, the
company began publishing Fruit, Garden and Home magazine, a home and
family service publication. Two years later, this magazine was retitled Better
Homes and Gardens.
In 1930, they published the first edition of the Better
Homes and Gardens Cook Book. 

edwin thomas meredith

Publisher Edwin Thomas Meredith was appointed as United States
Secretary of Agriculture during the Woodrow Wilson administration,
serving from 1920 to 1921.

Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book 1946
1946

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HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND!

vintage fourth of july card

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‘’BLONDIE’’ ON RADIO ~ THIS DATE IN 1939

Blondie 
blondie lake and singelton

Blondie was a radio situation comedy adapted from the long-run comic strip by
Chic Young. The radio program also had a long run on several networks from
July 3, 1939 to 1950. It was a summer replacement for The Eddie Cantor Show,
but Cantor did not return in the fall, so the shows sponsor, R.J. Reynolds’ Camel Cigarettes chose to keep Blondie on the air Mondays at 7:30pm. The program
starred Arthur Lake and Penny Singleton (above).

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ABBOTT & COSTELLO RADIO DEBUT ON THIS DATE IN 1940

abbottcostello radio

The comedy team of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello (shown above) were
a summer replacement on radio for Fred Allen. They launched their own
weekly show October 8, 1942, sponsored by Camel cigarettes.The Abbott
and Costello Show
mixed comedy with musical interludes by vocalists such
as Connie Haines and the Les Baxter Singers.

abbott & costello

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