Archive for April 28th, 2012

PLANES FIRST FLIGHT ON THIS DAY IN 1927

 Lucky-Lindy
Charles "Lucky Lindy” Lindbergh


spirit first flight
photo of the historic first flight of the Spirit of St. Louis, from Dutch Flats Airport.

The Spirit of St. Louis was built by 35 employees of Ryan Airlines, Inc., in San
Diego, California. It took just 60 days. Essentially all of those employees came
to the field to witness Charles Lindbergh taking the aircraft on its first test flight.

on May 20–21, 1927, Lindbergh made the historic first non-stop flight from 
Roosevelt Airfield in New York to Paris, France in 33 hours, 30 minutes for 
a distance of approximately 3,600 miles.

Lindbergh-Spirit-of-St_-Louis
Charles Lindbergh, third from the right

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NOVELTY SINGLE BY STEVE ALLEN

Steve Allen - The Disc-Jockey's Theme Song copy

Steve Allen was still doing the Tonight Show on NBC-TV three nights a
week, alternating with Ernie Kovacs, when this record was made in late
1957.The voice of the musician is actually record producer Bob Thiele
who was running Coral Records for parent Decca at the time.
  
 

bob thiele
Bob Thiele

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RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1940

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pennsylvania 6-5000 78

 telephone 1940s

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PEnnsylvania 6-5000
is claimed by its owner, the Hotel Pennsylvania, to be
the oldest continuing phone number in
New York City. The exact age of the phone number, and the validity of the claim, is unknown. The earliest it could have existed is around 1930, when seven-digit numbers were first adopted
in New York City.

Many big band names played in the Hotel’s Cafe Rouge Ballroom, including
the Glenn Miller Orchestra; the phone number was the inspiration for the
Top 5 Billboard hit.

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