Archive for November 2nd, 2014

BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1913

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Burton Stephen "Burt" Lancaster
(November 2, 1913 – October 20, 1994)

Lancaster came to be regarded as one of the best motion picture actors
of his generation. He was nominated four times for Academy Awards and
won once for his work in Elmer Gantry in 1960. In 1999, the American
Film Institute
named Lancaster 19th among the greatest male stars of
all time
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From Here To Eternity Poster
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A LOOK BACK ~

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Mike Gracia

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RADIO STATIONS FIRST AIR DATE IN 1920

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Coverage of the Harding-Cox Election was the first radio news broadcast
of KDKA in Pittsburgh.

Radio station KDKA (1020 kHz) is licensed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Created
by the Westinghouse Electric Corporation on November 2, 1920, it is the world’s
first commercial radio station, a distinction that has also been challenged by other stations. It is currently owned and operated by CBS Radio.

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The world’s first broadcast of “market” reports are on the air on May 19,
1921.

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KDKA hosted political comedian Will Rogers in his very first radio
appearance in 1922

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