Archive for November 13th, 2011

THOSE WERE THE DAY’S!

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The Tonight Show bandleader Doc Severinsen, host Johnny Carson, and  announcer/sidekick Ed McMahon

Singer Paul Anka wrote the theme song ("Johnny’s Theme"), a
reworking of his "Toot Sweet".

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AUTHOR BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1850

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seven year old robert louis stevenson  
 Robert Louis Stevenson, age 7                           
                                                                                                               

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                                 Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson

                        (November 13, 1850 – December 3, 1894)

Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist and travel writer, best-known for the books Treasure Island, and Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. He now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world.

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COMIC STRIP CONCLUDED ON THIS DAY IN 1977

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Li’l Abner
is a comic strip that was distributed by United Feature Syndicate and
appeared in many newspapers in the U.S., Canada and Europe. It featured a
clan of hillbillies in the town of Dogpatch. It was the creation of Al Capp (below)
and ran for 43 years, from Monday August 13, 1934 through Sunday November
13, 1977. The strip was so popular during its run that Al Capp was featured on
the covers of both Time and Life magazines.

 

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Al Capp

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Last Sunday strip, 11-13-77

 

al capp on time

lil abner on life

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ORBITER REACHED MARS ON THIS DAY IN 1971

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Mariner 9 was a NASA space orbiter that was used in the exploration of the planet
Mars. It was launched toward Mars on May 30, 1971 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and reached the planet on November 13 of the same year, becoming the first spacecraft to orbit another planet, narrowly beating Soviet Mars 2 and Mars 3, which arrived at their destination within a month. The orbiter began sending back pictures
of the surface of Mars after months of dust storms. Below are some photos taken
as Mariner 9 approached the planet. It returned 7,329 pictures of the planet’s
surface before contact was lost on October  27, 1972.

MARS

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mars 2

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RECORD RELEASE ON THIS DAY IN 1961

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"The Lion Sleeps Tonight", also known as "Wimoweh" and originally
as "Mbube", became a number one hit by The Tokens on December
18, 1961. It went on to earn at least 15 million dollars in royalties
from covers and film licensing.

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the tokens today
The Tokens today are from left: Jay Traynor, Jay Siegel and Bill Reid.

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