Archive for October 27th, 2011

OFFICIAL OPENING ON THIS DAY IN 1904

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New_York_Subway

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The first underground line of the New York city subway system and the first rapid- 
transit subway in America opened on October 27, 1904, almost 35 years after  
the opening of the first elevated line in New York City, which became the IRT 
Ninth Avenue Line. The Great Blizzard of 1888 helped demonstrate the
benefits of an underground transportation system.

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NEW TO DVD AND BLU-RAY THIS WEEK!

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The Jurassic Park Trilogy (Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park,
and Jurassic Park III) one of the biggest movie trilogies of all time is
now available in both 3 Disc Blu-ray and 4 Disc DVD editions.  
 

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COVERED BY POST ON THIS DAY IN 1956

Cover title: Tossing the Football, drawn by artist John Falter

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U.S. PRESIDENT BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1858

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Roosevelt, age 11

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Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt  (October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919)

Roosevelt was the 26th President of the United States, in office from 1901 to
1909. He was a leader of the Republican Party and founder of the short-lived
Progressive, “Bull Moose”, Party of 1912. Before becoming President, he held
various levels of city, state, and federal offices. He was a naturalist, explorer,
hunter and a soldier.

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A DISNEY DEBUT, 57 YEARS AGO TODAY

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Walt Disney

The first of the Walt Disney anthology television series premiered on ABC,
Wednesday night, October 27, 1954. The show was originally hosted by
Walt Disney himself presenting a series of cartoons and other material from
the studio library. One-hour edits of recent Disney films were also aired and
occasionally, educational segments would be featured. The television series
continued to be produced by the Walt Disney Company under several titles
until 2008.

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Filming a segment of Disneyland with Walt

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TV Guide

 

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