Archive for January 1st, 2012

BANNED FROM RADIO AND TV ON THIS DAY IN 1971

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On April 1, 1970, President Richard Nixon signed legislation officially banning
cigarette ads on television and radio. By the early 1970s, a  fight between the
tobacco lobby and public health interests began. Though the cigarette company’s continued to bombard unregulated print media with ads for cigarettes, tobacco companies lost the regulatory battle over television and radio.  

The last televised cigarette ad ran at 11:50 p.m. during The Johnny Carson Show
on Friday, January 1, 1971. Tobacco ads representing $20 million dollars in
advertising were then officially banned from TV and radio broadcast.  

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THE FIRST ROSE BOWL GAME ON THIS DAY IN 1902

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Originally titled the "Tournament East-West football game," now known as the Rose
Bowl Game was first played on Wednesday, January 1, 1902 in Pasadena, California, starting the Pasadena tradition of New Year’s Day bowl games. It was part of the Tournament of Roses which also included the historic Tournament of Roses
Parade. The inaugural ball game featured the Michigan Wolverines, who 
represented the East and Stanford University representing the West. The 
winner was Michigan, 49 to 0. 

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TODAY’S HISTORICAL BIRTHDAY’S

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Betsy Ross (January 1, 1752 – January 30, 1836)

 

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Paul Revere (January 1, 1735 – May 10, 1818)

 

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Longines Medal

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HOPE YOU ALL HAD A GREAT NEW YEAR’S EVE!

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FROM PDX RETRO ~

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