Archive for January 6th, 2012

WRITER/POET BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1878

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Carl Sandburg (January 6, 1878 – July 22, 1967) 

Sandburg won three Pulitzer Prizes, two for his poetry and
another for a biography of Abraham Lincoln.   

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GENE AUTRY FOR WRIGLEY’S GUM ~ 1950

double mint gum

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A SUNDAY DEBUT ON THIS DAY IN 1952

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The first Sunday strip of “Peanuts” 

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Charles Monroe Schulz (November 26, 1922 – February 12, 2000)

“Peanuts” is a syndicated daily and Sunday comic strip that was written
and illustrated by Charles M. Schulz. It ran from October 2, 1950, to
February 13, 2000 and continued in reruns afterward. The strip made
it’s debut in Sunday papers "Peanuts" debuted in Sunday papers
across the United States.

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FINAL APPEARANCE ON THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW

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Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires during rehearsal 

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Elvis, with Leny Eversong and Ed Sullivan, after rehearsing for his
final appearance on the Sullivan show

Elvis Presley made his third and final appearance on Ed Sullivan’s ‘Toast
of the Town Show’ on Sunday, January 6, 1957, just days before his 22nd
birthday on January 8th.

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TOM MIX WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1880

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Thomas Edwin "Tom" Mix (January 6, 1880 – October 12, 1940)

Actor Tom Mix was a star of many early Western movies. He reportedly made
336 films between 1910 and 1935, all but nine of which were silent features. He
was Hollywood’s first Western megastar and is noted as having helped define
the genre for all cowboy actors who followed him.

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1928

tom mix circus
1935

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