Archive for September 16th, 2012

COMPANY FOUNDED ON THIS DAY IN 1908

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General Motors Company (GM) was founded in Flint, Michigan as a holding 
company for Buick, controlled then by William C. Durant who was a leading
manufacturer of horse-drawn vehicles. GM’s co-founder was Charles S. 
Mott, whose carriage company was merged into Buick prior to GM’s 
creation.

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William C. Durant

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Charles S. Mott

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This 1908 Cadillac was produced the year GM was formed.

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Car number ten million for General Motors, a 1929 Buick sedan

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RADIO SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1941

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In 1941, musical comedian Bob Burns was given his own radio show, called “The 
Arkansas Traveler on CBS radio. The show was renamed “The Bob Burns Show” 
in 1943 and ran until 1947. The comedy show featured Burns playing the bazooke  
(above) and telling tall tales about mythical hillbilly relatives like Uncle Fud and  
Aunt Doody.The music of Spike Jones was also featured often.

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‘THE KING OF THE BLUES’ TURNED 87 TODAY

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B.B. King (Riley B. King) had been ranked by Rolling Stone magazine at No.
6 on its list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time. He was inducted into
the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.

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B.B. King’s Restaurant and Blues Club in West Palm Beach

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THE BUDDY HOLLY YEARS

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Left: Buddy Holly with Don Everly, January 19th, 1958.

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