Archive for September 27th, 2012

OREGON GREYHOUND BUS AD FROM 1946

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STATESMAN WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1722

SAMUEL ADAMS

Samuel Adams
(September 27, 1722 – October 2, 1803)

Samuel Adams was a politician in colonial Massachusetts and one of the Founding
Fathers of the United States. He
was a leader of the movement that became the American Revolution, and was one of the architects of the principles of American republicanism that shaped the political culture of the United States. Adams was a
second cousin to President John Adams.

Note: Samuel Adams did indeed operate a malt house in Boston, Massachusetts,
but after a few years, the entire company eventually went bankrupt. He lost a large
sum of his father’s money and returned to politics.

             samuel adams beer

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TALK SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1954

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The Tonight Show was hosted by Steve Allen (above) on NBC until
1957.
The show is the longest currently running regularly scheduled entertainment program in the country and the third longest-running
show on NBC
after Meet the Press and Today.


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tonight show set 
Steve at the piano during rehearsal for the show

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WILLIAM CONRAD WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1920

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William Conrad (John William Cann Jr.)
(September 27, 1920 – February 11, 1994)

Conrad’s career spanned five decades in radio, film. and television as
a writer, actor, producer and director. He created the role of Marshall
Matt Dillon for the popular CBS radio series Gunsmoke (1952-1961)
and narrated the TV adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (1959-1964)
and The Fugitive (1963-1967).

Conrad found stardom as a detective in the CBS- TV series Cannon
(1971-1976), and in the crime drama Jake and the Fatman on CBS
from 1987 to 1992.

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REMEMBERING MARTY ROBBINS

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Robbins served in the Navy until 1945

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Marty Robbins
(Martin David Robinson)

(September 26, 1925 – December 8, 1982)

Robbins was one of Country Music’s best loved and most successful and singers
of his time. His 1957 recording of "A White Sport Coat and a Pink Carnation" sold
over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. Other accomplishments
also include the Grammy Award for his 1959 hit and signature song "El Paso",

In addition to his recordings and performances, Robbins was an avid race car
driver, competing in 35 career NASCAR races with six top 10 finishes, including
the 197 Firecracker 400. In 1967, Robbins played himself in the car racing film
Hell on Wheels.


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Marty Robbins with his Magnum 6 race car

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