Archive for May 2nd, 2012

A FAVORITE SINGLE FROM 1961

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The Shirelles today featuring original member and co-founder Beverly
Lee (center, age 70).

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ACE FIGHTER PILOT BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1892

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Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen (May 2, 1892 – April 21, 1918)

                     

Baron Von Richthofen is best known as “The Red Baron”, a German
fighter pilot with the Imperial German Army Air Service during World 
War I. He is considered the top
ace of that war, being officially
credited with 80
air combat victories, more than any other pilot.

He remains quite possibly the most widely-known fighter pilot of all 
time, and has been the subject of many books and films. 

 

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Snoopy’s imaginary battles against the Red Baron began in the comic
strip in October 1965.

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A CLASSIC TV COMMERCIAL

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Little Miss Sunbeam

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POPULAR FOOTBALL PLAYER DEAD AT 43

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     Tiaina Baul "Junior" Seau, Jr. (January 19, 1969 – May 2, 2012)

Seau was a ten-time All-Pro football linebacker and a 12-time Pro Bowl selection
who was a member of the NFL 1990s All-Decade Team. He had also been a
member of the Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots. Seau was found dead
from an apparent gunshot wound in his Oceanside, CA home. The incident is
currently under investigation by authorities.

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FIRST COLOR TV STUDIOS BUILT IN 1955

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NBC COLOR

The dedication of NBC’s Color City in Burbank, Calif. took place on March
27, 1955. It was the first TV studio ever constructed specifically for color broadcasting
.

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Milton Berle poses with a RCA color TV camera in the new
Burbank studio in 1955.

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The NBC Burbank studio control room

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