Archive for September 2nd, 2012

FIRST ATM IN THE UNITED STATES

 ATM

On this day in 1969, the first Automated Teller Machine (ATM),
called the Docuteller, was installed in a wall of the Chemical
Bank in Rockville Centre, New York. For the first time reusable,
magnetically coded cards were used to withdraw cash. Today
there are ATMs everywhere, including one at the McMurdo
research station on Antarctica.

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MORE GREAT LYRICS BY HAL DAVID

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Jackie DeShannon

From the duo of David and Bacharach. It was first recorded
and made popular by Jackie DeShannon. The song was
released on April 15, 1965 and went to number-7 in
May.

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Harold Lane "Hal" David (May 25, 1921 – September 1, 2012)

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LOOKING BACK ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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JIMMY CLANTON IS 72 TODAY

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Jimmy’s records charted in the Top 40 seven times. His biggest hits
included "Just a Dream," in August 1958 (credited to "Jimmy Clanton
and His Rockets") and Go Jimmy Go" in 1959.

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In 1961, Clanton was drafted and spent two
years in the U.S. Army.

go jimmy go promo ad

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IT’S NO LONGER A TELETHON!

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Telethon button from 1980

 

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The first Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon was held the weekend of
September 4-5, 1966; it was staged at New York’s Americana Hotel and
carried by WNEW-TV. Lewis continued to host the show until 2010. From
1966 to 2010, the telethon was seen for up to 21½ hours, starting on the
Sunday evening preceding Labor Day and continuing until late Monday
afternoon. The show has originated from Las Vegas for 28 of the 45
years it has aired.

The upcoming 2012 edition, now renamed the MDA Show of Strength
and scheduled for Sunday, September 2, 2012, is slated to be further
reduced to three hours, for prime-time broadcast.

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MDA 72

Local KPTV 12 was among the participating stations of the "Love Network"
until 2002. The telethon moved to KPDX 49 in 2003.

mda2001 rod

"Rambin’ Rod" Anders hosted local telethon segments on KPTV for 
31 years. He died in May 2002.

 

 


 

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