Archive for August 3rd, 2012

THE NBA WAS FORMED ON THIS DAY IN 1949

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The Basketball Association of America (BAA) was founded in 1946, by owners
of the major ice hockey arenas in the Northeastern and Midwestern United
States
and Canada. The league adopted the name National Basketball
Association (NBA) in 1949 after merging with the rival National Basketball
League (NBL). The NBA was born with ten teams from the BAA and seven
teams from the NBL.

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BREAKFAST WITH POST TOASTIES IN 1912

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MUSIC ICON TONY BENNETT IS 86 TODAY!

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Tony Bennett (Anthony Dominick Benedetto) has won 17 Grammy Awards
(including a Lifetime Achievement Award, presented in 2001) and two Emmy
Awards
, and has been named an NEA Jazz Master and a Kennedy Center
Honoree
. Bennett has sold over 50 million records worldwide.

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FIRST ON THE WHEATIES BOX!

Bob Richards Wheaties Box

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Bob Richards

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Dr. Bob Richards was a two time Olympic gold medalist for pole vaulting in 
1952 and again in 1956, the first athlete to appear on “Wheaties, Breakfast
of Champions” cereal boxes, and was a sportscaster for NBC Television. He
was Ordained in 1946 as a minister in the Church of the Brethren, and elected
to the United States National Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1975 and the U.S.
Olympic Hall of Fame in 1983.


Bob Richards as the first Wheaties spokesman

 

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Bob Richards’ 1969 appearance on a Wheaties box, and the Olympian
today. He turned 86 on Feb. 20th.

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GOLD MEDAL WON ON THIS DAY IN 1936

OLYMPIC 1936 POSTER

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African American track star Jesse Owens participated in the 1936 Summer
Olympics
in Berlin, Germany, where he achieved international fame by
winning four gold medals. The first medal was for the 100m sprint on
August 3rd, defeating Ralph Metcalfe.

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                    James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens (1913-1980)

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