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RADIO SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1940

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Cast member Bret Morrison

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Light of the World presented dramatized stories from the bible that were
found to be uplifting to women on the home front during
WWII. The NBC
radio series aired until June 2, 1950. It was sponsored by General Mills.

           1940s radio

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ELECTRIC RAZOR SOLD ON THIS DAY IN 1931

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Jacob Schick introduced the first successful electric shaver to go on the market
from his factory in Stamford, Connecticut. They first sold in New Your City for $25
each (equivalent to $350 today). Schick sold about 3,000 shavers the first year,
and sales increased until 1.5 million were in customers hands by 1937.

Despite some early claims, they didn’t shave closer than a wet steel blade, but
they were convenient to use.

first elec shaver

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Inventor Jacob Schick

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ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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                                          Sandy Kozel 
                               AP Radio News Anchor

 

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COUNTRY SINGER IS 75 TODAY

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Charley Pride is one of the few African-American musicians to have had
considerable success in the country music industry and only the second
African-American to have been inducted as a member of the Grand Ole
Opry
. He was one of RCA records most successful acts following Elvis
Presley
, having garnered 39 #1 hits on the Billboard
Hot Country Songs
charts.
Charley Pride was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame 
in 2000.

 

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LIFE ON THIS DAY ~

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Actor Jimmy Stewart

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1940

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1957

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1963

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