Archive for October 9th, 2011

RADIO SHOW PREMIERED ON THIS DATE IN 1935

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Cavalcade of America
is an anthology drama series that documented historical
events and occasionally presented a musical, such as an adaptation of Show 
Boat
. The show was sponsored by the DuPont Company and debuted on 
Wednesday October 9, 1935 and ran till March 31, 1953. DuPont’s motto,
"Maker of better things for better living through chemistry," was read at the  
beginning of each program. It featured numerous Broadway and Hollywood
stars. The show was also on CBS television from 1952 to 1957.   
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Bill Johnstone and Jeanette Nolan of the Cavalcade of America dramas

Cavalcade

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PLAY OPENED ON THIS DAY IN 1946

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The Iceman Cometh
was written by playwright Eugene O’Neil in 1939. The play
premiered on Broadway at the Martin Beck Theatre in New York on October 9,
1946. It was directed by Eddie Dowling and ran for 136 performances closing
on March 15, 1947. 

 

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Eugene O’Neill

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LEWIS CASS ~

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(October 9, 1782 – June 17, 1866)

Lewis Cass  was a military officer and politician, born in Exeter, New Hampshire,
he moved with his family to Marietta, Ohio in 1800. He served as a brigadier
general during the War of 1812 and participated in the Battle of the Thames
and as a result he was rewarded for his military service by being appointed
Governor of the Michigan Territory by President James Madison on October
29, 1813, and served until 1831.On August 1, 1831, Cass resigned as governor
of the Michigan Territory to take the post of Secretary of War under President
Andrew Jackson, a position he would hold until 1836.

During his long political career he was an American ambassador to France, a U.S. Senator, representing Michigan. In 1848, Cass was the Democratic nominee for
president, but lost to Zachary Taylor. From 1857 to 1860, Cass also served as
Secretary of State under President James Buchanan. Lewis Cass was nationally
known as a leading spokesman for the very controversial Doctrine of Popular
Sovereignty, which would have allowed voters in the territories to determine
whether to make slavery legal instead of having Congress make the decision.

 

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A Statue of Lewis Cass stands as part The National
Statuary Hall
Collection located in the U.S. Capitol.

NOTE: LEWIS CASS IS A BRANCH ON THIS BLOGGERS FAMILY TREE.

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HERE’S A GOOD SOUND FROM BOBBY DARIN!

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1959

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JOHN LENNON’S BIRTHDAY

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John Winston Lennon  (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980)
 

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The Beatles

 

 

 

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