Archive for February 2nd, 2012

FROM A ROCK & ROLL PIONEER

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This early recording was not released until 1969

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A HOBBY SHOP IN THE 1950s

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BROADWAY STREET SCENE, THEN AND NOW

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1940

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WILL HE SEE HIS SHADOW TODAY?

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The celebration of Groundhog Day had its origins from ancient European weather
lore. The early American reference to the custom can be found in a diary entry,
dated February 4, 1841, made by a Berks County, Pennsylvania storekeeper
James Morris. It was celebrated for the first time at Gobbler’s Knob in  the
city of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Traditionally, if a groundhog comes out 
of his hole and sees its shadow, that means there will be six more weeks of
winter weather, no shadow means an early spring. 

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QUIZ SHOW AIRED ON THIS DATE IN 1946

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Twenques

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The Mutual Broadcasting System aired "Twenty Questions" for the first time on radio
radio from the Longacre Theater in New York on radio. Listeners sent in subjects
for the panelists to guess in…in 20 questions. The programs initial sponsor was
Ronson Lighters. The popular quiz show moved to television three years later. 

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