Archive for July 23rd, 2018

HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY IN 1962

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The "Telstar" communications satellite (above) sent the first live 
television broadcast to Europe.     

        
        
        
   
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The first public images beamed from New York to the Goonhilly Satellite
Earth Station in Cornwall (above) on July 23 should have been of President
John F Kennedy, but because of a delay in the United States viewers were
first treated to footage of a baseball game which was being shown on US
television.


The satellite was used for several television demonstrations before going
out of service on February 21 the following year.

Control staff at Goonhilly Earth Station in Cornwall, which received the first live television signals from the U.S. through the Telstar satellite
Control staff at the British Goonhilly Earth Station
in Cornwall.

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FIRST STUDIO RECORDING UP FOR AUCTION

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David Bowie (David Robert Jones)
(January 8, 1947 – January 10, 2016)
 
 

(Fox News) – Before blasting off into space in 1969 with his first single at the
top of the UK charts, “Space Oddity," the late
David Bowie, who was then
called by his birth name: David Jones, hitchhiked from band to band in
pursuit of stardom.

Now, his most primitive recording as a member of The Konrads is heading
to auction in September, and
is expected to sell for at least $13,000. 

Former The Konrads drummer and manager David Hadfield found the tape
today, which includes Bowie’s lead vocals on the song, “I Never Dreamed",
in an old bread basket sitting in his garage.

According to Hadfield, There is no other recording featuring David as lead
in existence.”

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TV SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1950

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"The Gene Autry Show" premiered on CBS-TV on July 23, 1959.

The western/cowboy television series starring Gene Autry aired for 91
episodes from July 23, 1950 until August 7, 1956, originally sponsored
by
Wrigley’s Doublemint chewing gum.

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Gene and Pat promoting the TV and radio
shoe in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, c. 1953.

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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It was on this day in 1967.

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Ulysses S. Grant (Hiram Ulysses Grant)
(April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885)

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Former president Ulysses S. Grant working on his memoirs just
weeks before he died. After a year-long struggle with cancer,
surrounded by his family, Grant died at 8 o’clock in the morning
in the Mount McGregor cottage on July 23, 1885, at the age of 63.

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Commanding General Grant, 1866 portrait.

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Britain’s Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson at Westminster
Abbey in London on this day in 1986. They divorced in 1996.

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On this day in 1984, Miss America, Vanessa Williams, turned in her
crown after it had been learned that nude photos of her appeared 
in "Penthouse" magazine. She was the first to resign the title.

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Vanessa Lynn Williams turned 55 March 18.

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Golfer Tiger Woods wins career Grand Slam on this day in 2000.

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