Archive for September 15th, 2013

NEWSPAPER DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1982

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Allen Neuharth (far right), the CEO of Gannett Newspapers, celebrates the 
first issue of USA Today along with the staff

USA Today is a national daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company 
and founded by Al Neuharth. The newspaper vies with The Wall Street Journal
for the position of having the widest circulation of any newspaper in the United
States
, USA Today is distributed in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto
Rico
, Guam, Canada and the United Kingdom. The newspaper is headquartered 
in the Tysons Corner area of Fairfax County, Virginia.

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USA Today headquarters

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TOMMY LEE JONES IS NOW 67

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Tommy Lee Jones has received four Academy Award nominations,
winning one as Best Supporting Actor for his performance as U.S.
Marshal
Samuel Gerard in the 1993 thriller film The Fugitive.

 

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TODAY IN HISTORY

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Tim maguire     radio board 1 
        Tim Maguire

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Oliver Stone in Vietnam

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William Oliver Stone is 67 today

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TV SERIES PREMIERED ON THIS DAY IN 1949

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The Lone Ranger (Clayton Moore) and Tonto (Jay Silverheels)

The Lone Ranger television series ran from 1949 to 1957, starring Clayton Moore
(John Hart from 1952 to 1954) with Jay Silverheels as Tonto. The show initially
featured Gerald Mohr as the episode narrator. Fred Foy served as both narrator
and announcer of the radio series from 1948 to its finish and became announcer
of the television version when story narration was dropped there. This was by far
the highest-rated television program on the ABC network in the early 1950s and
its first big hit. 

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NUMBER-ONE ON THIS DAY IN 1962

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The Four Seasons first #1 hit remained at the top for five consecutive
weeks, and was  number one on the R&B charts for one week.

According to song writer Bob Gaudio, the song took about 15 minutes
to write and was originally titled "Jackie Baby" (in honor of then-First
Lady
Jacqueline Kennedy).

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Frankie Valli (Francesco Stephen Castelluccio) turned 79 on May 3

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