Archive for September 18th, 2012

SHORT-LIVED SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1957

the big record

The Big Record was a record hop styled music show hosted by singer
Pattie Page and featured a mix of young and old big name guests of
the music and recording industry performing for a musical hour. They
included Harry James, Paul Anka, Gogi Grant, and Sammy Kaye. The
choreography was done by June Taylor. The Big Record was sponsored
by Oldsmobile and ran for 7 episodes from 1957 to 1958 on CBS-TV.

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CAPITOL CORNERSTONE LAID ON THIS DAY IN 1793

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A groundbreaking ceremony for the United States Capitol building took place 
on September 18, 1793. President George Washington, dressed in masonic 
attire (above), laid the cornerstone.


cornerstone tools

The tools used at the cornerstone ceremony, on display at the George
Washington Masonic Memorial in Alexandria, VA

US capitol

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ROBERT BLAKE IS 79 TODAY

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Robert Blake young

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Robert Blake was born Michael James Vincenzo Gubitosi in Nutley, New Jersey. He 
went from child actor in 1939 to ABC – TV’s "Baretta" (1975-1978). Blake was later 
arrested for the 2001 murder of his wife, Bonny Lee Bakely. In 2005, he was tried 
and acquitted.  

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Detective Anthony Vincenzo "Tony" Baretta with Fred the
Cockatoo

 


in cold blood
1976

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ONE OF MY FAVORITE NATIONAL HOLIDAYS!

 cheesburger day

Adding cheese to a burger became quite popular during the late 1920s.The culinary creation has been accredited to Lionel Sternberger, who claims he came up with the 
invention when he was a 16-year-old fry cook at his father’s “The Rite Spot” sandwich shop in Pasadena, California. Sternberger said he “experimentally dropped a slab of American cheese on a sizzling hamburger.”

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Pictured is Lionel Sternberger’s father, Herman, at his roadside snack stand

bigcheeseburger

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A LOOK AT TODAY IN HISTORY

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greta-garbo

                  Greta Garbo
(Greta Lovisa Gustafsson)


                     (18 September 1905 – 15 April 1990)

garbo on life


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1990

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