Archive for October 26th, 2011

WARFARE SERIES DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1952

Victory_at_sea_(1952) 

Victory at Sea
is a NBC-TV documentary series about naval warfare during
World War ll. The original broadcast aired from Sunday October 26, 1952
to May 3, 1953. The series won an Emmy award in 1954 as “best public
affairs program”. The music soundtrack, by Richard Rodgers and Robert
Russell Bennett, was made into a record album.

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LIFE ~ ON THIS DAY IN 1942

 life 10-26-42

tootsie-roll life mag 1942
Ad from the above Life magazine

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CEREAL FOUNDER C.W. POST

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Charles William Post (October 26, 1854 – May 9, 1914)

Post, was a breakfast cereal and foods manufacturer and a pioneer in the
prepared-food industry. After visiting the Battle Creek Sanitarium operated
by John Harvey Kellogg, Post was inspired to start his own cereal company
based on Kellogg’s products. He founded Postum Cereal Co. in 1895. His
first product was Postum cereal beverage and the first breakfast cereal,
Grape Nuts, debuted in 1897. In 1904, C.W. Post followed up the Grape
Nuts label with his own brand of corn flakes, which was initially called
Elijah’s Manna and later renamed Post Toasties in 1908.

POST LOGO

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1910 ad

post tosties

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JACLYN SMITH IS 64 TODAY

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Jaclyn Smith main 

Actress Jaclyn Ellen Smith is best known for the role of Kelly Garrett in the
ABC television series Charlie’s Angels (1976-1981). She began developing
and marketing her own brands of clothing and perfume. Jaclyn has been
voted one of the most beautiful women in the world.

charlies angels main

 

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GUNFIGHT TOOK PLACE ON THIS DAY IN 1881

ok corral

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The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral was approximately a 30-second gunfight that took
place in the afternoon of Wednesday October 26, 1881 in Tombstone, Arizona.Tom
and Frank McLaury along with Billy Clanton were killed; Morgan and Virgil Earp and
John “Doc” Holliday were wounded and survived. Wyatt Earp was unharmed. It is regarded as the most legendary gunfight in the history of the Old West.  

gunfight at the ok corral film
The 1957 film based on the historical event

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