Archive for December 30th, 2014

COLOR TV SETS SOLD ON THIS DAY IN 1953

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The first color TV sets went on sale to the general public for about $1,175. 

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SERIES DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1942

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Mr. and Mrs. North was a radio mystery series that aired on NBC and
CBS from 1942 to 1954. Alice Frost and Joseph Curtin had the original 
title roles. The program received the first Best Radio Drama Edgar Award
from the Mystery Writers of America. In 1953 Barbara Britton and Richard
Denning took over the roles of Mr. and Mrs. North.

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Barbara Britton and Richard Denning

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IN THE NEWS ON THIS DAY

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Ed Donahue

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Bo Diddley (Ellas Otha Bates) (December 30, 1928 – June 2, 2008)

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NUMBER-ONE ON THIS DAY IN 1967

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"Hello Goodbye" became The Beatles 15th Billboard number one hit. The  
flip side, "I Am The Walrus" reached #56, the lowest ranking for any charted
"B" side of a Beatles number one single.

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