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WASTING FOOD IS A CRIME!

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LOOK AHEAD AND CHOOSE A PHILCO!

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FROM LIFE MAGAZINE, 1957

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IT’S THE BIRTHDAY OF THE 16th PRESIDENT

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                Abraham Lincoln
  (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865)

The earliest known observance of Lincoln’s birthday occurred in Buffalo, New York,
in 1874. Julius Francis, a Buffalo druggist, made it his life’s mission to honor the
slain president. He repeatedly petitioned Congress to establish Lincoln’s birthday
as a legal holiday.

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LORNE GREEN WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1915

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    Lorne Greene (February 12, 1915 – September 11, 1987)

Greene was a Canadian actor and musician who is best known for his
television roles as Ben Cartwright on the NBC-TV series Bonanza from
1959 to 1973 and as Commander Adama on the the ABC-TV series
Battlestar Galactica, 1978 to 1979.

Lorne Green gave up a career in chemical engineering and, upon
graduation from college, found a job as a radio broadcaster for the
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

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Greene in Battlestar Galactica

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FIRST SPONSORED RADIO SHOW ON THIS DAY IN 1924

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Standing from right: Will Rogers, Art Gillham, Wendell Hall, Eveready Quartet The orchestra is the Waldorf-Astoria Dance Orchestra. Violinist Ben Posner
is standing behind the microphone.

The Eveready Hour was the first sponsored network variety program in the history
history of broadcasting. It debuted on WEAF Radio in New York. It was paid for by
the National Carbon Company, which at the time owned Eveready Battery.The long-running host of the show was Wendell Hall, a banjo-playing singer who wrote the
popular “Ain’t Gonna Rain No Mo””. Hall, who was called “The Red Headed Music
Maker”, was married on the show in 1924 (pictured below).



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The Wendell Hall wedding ceremony

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