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SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1928

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William Penn Adair "Will" Rogers

The Dodge Victory Hour, one of radio’s first variety shows, debuted on
NBC in January 1928. The show starred Will Rogers, Paul Whiteman
and his orchestra, Fred Stone and Al Jolson in a 47-station coast-to-
coast program with Jolson in New Orleans, Stone in Chicago and
Whiteman in New York. From his home in Beverly Hills, Will Rogers
did a Coolidge imitation, the first time a President was imitated on radio.

Sponsored by Dodge‘s new Victory Six automobile, the program reached
an audience estimated at 35 million, the largest since Charles Lindbergh‘s
return in 1927.

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TOP 40 CHART ENTRY ON THIS DAY IN 1961

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After leaping from #100 to #50 last week, Mark Dinning’s "Teen Angel" entered
the Top 40 of the Billboard Pop chart. The teenage tragedy song will reach the
top less than five weeks later, despite being banned by some radio stations in
the United States.  

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SCIENTIST WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1643

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Sir Isaac Newton was born on January 4, 1643 in Woolsthorpe, England
and died in London on March 31, 1727.

Physicist and mathematician Sir Isaac Newton became one of the most
influential scientist of all time for formulating the three basic laws of motion
and the law of universal gravitation. He built the first practical reflecting
telescope and his work helped Enlightenment thinkers rebel against
Church theology. Newton’s mother wanted him to be a farmer, but the
headmaster of King’s School, Henry Stokes, convinced her to let him
complete his education. 
 

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IN THE NEWS ON THIS DAY

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‘’THE GREAT SOCIETY’’ DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1965

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The goals of “The Great Society” were outlined by President Lyndon B.
Johnson in his State Of The Union Address.

Note: President Truman gave the first televised State of the Union in 1947.

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