Archive for June 18th, 2015

SPECIAL STAMP ISSUED ON THIS DAY IN 1927


The U.S. Post Office offered a special 10-cent postage stamp for sale. It
depicted Charles Lindbergh’s "Spirit of St. Louis." The first of 15 million
U.S. air mail stamps went on sale in St. Louis, Detroit, Washington and Lindbergh’s boyhood hometown of Little Falls, Minnesota.



Charles Augustus Lindbergh
(February 4, 1902 – August 26, 1974)

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SERIES DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1939


Santos Ortega Hugh Marlowe Marian Shockley Ellery Queen on radio 1939.JPG

From left: Santos Ortega as Inspector Queen (father of Ellery), Hugh
Marlowe as Ellery Queen and Marian Shockley as Ellery’s assistant,
Nikki, from the radio program The Adventures of Ellery Queen.

During the first season of The Adventures of Ellery Queen, Radio Guide
magazine called it "a CBS drama that will keep you on the edge of your
chair." It added "You will find Ellery Queen both brave and brilliant and
you will find yourself participating joyously in the ageless thrill of the
manhunt." Several repeats of the program appeared on different
networks, with the first one broadcast on CBS June 18, 1939, and
the last on ABC May 27, 1948.

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RECAPPING NEWS OF THE PAST

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Sir James Paul McCartney is 73 years old today.

"Silly Love Songs" was written by Paul McCartney and performed by
Wings. The song appears on the 1976 album Wings at the Speed of
Sound
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THE LP RECORD DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1948

CBS Laboratories head research scientist Peter Goldmark (below) led a team
to develop a phonograph record that would hold at least 20 minutes per side.

Research began in 1941, was suspended during World War II, and then
resumed in 1945. Columbia Records unveiled the LP at a press conference
in the Waldorf Astoria on June 18, 1948. 

 

Peter Carl Goldmark (December 2, 1906 – December 7, 1977)



Dr. Goldmark (left) examining the first 33 1/3 LP record developed.

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