Archive for February 26th, 2015

FROM THE SATURDAY EVENING POST ~ 1949

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COMEDIAN BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1916

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John Herbert “Jackie” Gleason (February 26, 1916 – June 24, 1987)

During his early years,Gleason worked as a MC for a theater, in a pool
hall, as a stunt driver, and carnival barker before working his way up at
New York’s Club 18 as an insult comic.

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HISTORICAL NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

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Ross Simpson


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Antoine "Fats" Domino Jr. is 87 today

Domino released five gold (million-copy-selling) records before
1955. He also had 35 Top 40 hits.

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CEREMONY HELD ON THIS DAY IN 1933

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A Limited issue button shows artist-rendered aerial view of bridge
and land approaches.

Construction began on January 5, 1933. This was followed by the official
ground breaking ceremony held on February 26, 1933, at nearby Crissy
Field (now part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area).  Mayor
Angelo Rossi of San Francisco , and Board President William P. Filmer
made speeches, and a congratulatory telegram from President Herbert
Hoover was read. Major General Craig gave the right-of-way grants to
Filmer, and Rossi and Filmer then turned a golden spade.

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