Archive for April 21st, 2013

FIRST VICE PRESIDENT ON THIS DAY IN 1789

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John Adams served as the first Vice President of the United States under
George Washington from April 21, 1789 to March 4, 1797. He later became
the second U.S. President from 1797 to 1801.

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A PRICELESS MOMENT OF FILM HISTORY!

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QUIZ SHOW AIRED ON THIS DAY IN 1940

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The $64,000 Question had its beginnings in the CBS radio quiz show,
Take It or Leave It, which followed the pioneering Professor Quiz,the
first radio quiz show.Take It or Leave It ran from April 21, 1940 to July
27, 1947. It was first hosted by Bob Hawk (1940–41), followed by Phil
Baker
(1941–47). In 1947, the series switched to the NBC radio
network, and was hosted at various times by Baker, Garry Moore
(1947–49), Eddie Cantor (1949–50) and Jack Paar, beginning
June 11, 1950. On September 10, 1950, the title of the show was
changed to The $64 Question.

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Bob Hawk

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 Phil Baker

 

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Jack Paar

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ABRAHAM LINCOLN’S FINAL TRIP HOME

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The funeral car

Following his assassination, the body of President Abraham Lincoln was brought
from Washington, D.C. to its final resting place in Lincoln’s hometown of Springfield, Illinois, by funeral train (above), accompanied by dignitaries. Lincoln’s eldest son
Robert Todd rode the train to Baltimore and then disembarked and returned to
the White House. The remains of his son, William Wallace Lincoln, were also
placed on the train.

The funeral train left Washington, D.C., on Friday, April 21, 1865 at 12:30 pm and
traveled 1,654 miles to Springfield, arriving on May 3, 1865. Several stops were
made along the way, in which Lincoln’s body lay in state.

Lincoln’s wife Mary Todd Lincoln remained at the White House, too distraught to
make the trip; she returned to Illinois a month later. The President was interred
at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield.

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ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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