Archive for February 27th, 2012

DISTINGUISHED POET BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1807

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   Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (February 27, 1807 – March 24, 1882)

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REMEMBER THESE?

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SCREEN LEGEND BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1932

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A one year old Liz Taylor 

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Elizabeth Rosemond "Liz" Taylor (February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011)

                

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RADIO AND TV PIONEER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1891

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David Sarnoff in 1906

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              David Sarnoff  (February 27, 1891 – December 12, 1971)

David Sarnoff  was a businessman and pioneer of commercial radio and television
and led the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) and the National Broadcasting
Company throughout most most of his career until his retirement in 1970. He
was named a Reserve Brigadier General of the Signal Corps in 1945 and was
thereafter widely known as “The General.”

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General Sarnoff

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RCA Chairman David Sarnoff (right) and RCA president Franklin
Folsom are shown with an RCA color TV set in 1956. 

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CHART TOPPER ON THIS DAY IN 1961

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Chubby Checker

"Pony Time" was Chubby Checker’s second number-one hit, after
”The Twist” the previous year. The song introduced another new
dance style.

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Chubby turned 70 in October

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