Archive for January 21st, 2019

REMEMBERING THE JACK BENNY PROGRAM


The radio cast of The Jack Benny Program, from left: Eddie Anderson,
Dennis Day, Phil Harris, Mary Livingstone, Jack Benny, Don Wilson,
and Mel Blanc. (1932-1955)

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Jack Benny and Fred Allen, 1936.

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IT’S OFFICIAL, TODAY IS MLK DAY

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Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968)

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day (officially the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., and sometimes referred to as MLK Day) is a federal
holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed
on the third Monday of January each year, which is around King’s birthday, January 15. The holiday is similar to holidays set under
the
Uniform Monday Holiday Act. The earliest Monday for this
holiday is January 15 and the latest is January 21.

Marchers gather at the Martin Luther King Memorial for a silent walk to a prayer service on the National Mall to mark the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination on 4 April 2018 in Washington DC.
Marchers gather at the Martin Luther King Memorial for a silent
walk to a prayer service on the National Mall in Washington DC.

                       
                 

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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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 On this day in 1977, President Jimmy Carter pardoned almost all Vietnam War draft evaders. During his presidential campaign, he
had
 
announced his intention to pardon those who had failed to
register
for the draft or left the country to avoid service.    

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Vietnam Draft Dodgers in 1977.

      
      

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On this day in 1976, the French Concorde SST aircraft began regular commercial service for Air France and British Airways.

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The official handover ceremony to British Airways of its first
Concorde occurred on 15 January 1976 at Heathrow Airport.

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