Archive for December 10th, 2014

ALI’S LAST FIGHT ON THIS DAY IN 1981

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Muhammad Ali fought in the ring for the last time in a fight billed as ‘The
Drama in the Bahamas’. It was against 27- year old Trevor Berbick and 
Ali lost the match with a unanimous 10 round decision. It was after this
loss that Ali announced his retirement and finished a career with a 56
and 5 record, 37 of those wins were by knockout.

 

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Muhammad Ali (left) and Trevor Berbick who has just landed a right 
to Ali’s head. 

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FOR A MERRY CHRISTMAS IN 1960

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From Better Homes and Gardens Christmas Ideas for 1960

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Sears catalog, 1960 

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NEWSCASTER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1911

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Chester Robert "Chet" Huntley (December 10, 1911 – March 20, 1974)

Chet Huntley was a television newscaster, best known for co-anchoring NBC’s
evening news, The Huntley-Brinkley Report, for 14 years beginning in 1956.

He attended three different colleges: Montana State University, Cornish College
of the Arts, and the University of Washington. Early in his career, Chet worked
for Seattle, Washington’s AM radio station KIRO and later went to 620 AM KGW
radio in Portland, Oregon where he was a writer, newscaster and announcer
from 1936 to 1937. 

CHET AT CBS RADSIO
A young Chet Huntley conducts an interview for
CBS radio.

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NBC news anchors Chet Huntley and David Brinkley

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IN THE NEWS ON THIS DAY

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John Belmont

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Otis Ray Redding, Jr. (September 9, 1941 – December 10, 1967)

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MAGAZINE LAUNCHED ON THIS DAY IN 1953

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Hugh Hefner published the first "Playboy" magazine with an investment
of $7,600.
Marilyn Monroe was the cover girl. The first issue (above) 
was undated, as Hefner was unsure there would be a second. The
initial magazine was produced in his Hyde park kitchen.

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                         Hugh Hefner

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