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FIRST COLOR 3-D FILM ON THIS DAY IN 1953

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On April 10, 1953, the horror film The House of Wax, starring
Vincent Price, opened at New York’s Paramount Theater
(below)..

Released by Warner Brothers, it was the first movie from a
major motion-picture studio to be shot using the three-
dimensional, or stereoscopic, film process and one of the
first horror films to be shot in color.

Directed by Andre De Toth, The House of Wax was a remake
of 1933’s Mystery in the Wax Museum.

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Vincent Leonard Price Jr. (May 27, 1911 – October 25, 1993)

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ASTRONAUTS INTRODUCED ON THIS DAY IN 1959

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From Top Left: Alan B. Shepard, Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom, L.
Gordon Cooper
Bottom Left: Wally Schirra, Donald K. "Deke" Slayton, John

Glenn and Scott Carpenter.

On April 9, 1959, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) introduced America’s first astronauts to the press (above).

The seven men, all military test pilots, were carefully selected from
a group of 32 candidates to take part in Project Mercury, America’s
first manned space program. NASA planned to begin manned orbital flights in 1961.

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POSTAL SYSTEM DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1860

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Painting depicting the first Pony Express rider arriving in
Sacramento.


On April 3, 1860, the first
Pony Express mail, traveling by horse
and rider relay teams, simultaneously left St. Joseph,
Missouri,
and Sacramento,
California. Ten days later, on April 13, the
westbound rider and mail packet completed the approximately
1,800-mile journey and arrived in Sacramento, beating the
eastbound packet’s arrival in St. Joseph by two days and setting
a new standard for speedy mail delivery. Although ultimately
short-lived and unprofitable, the Pony Express captivated
America’s imagination and helped win federal aid for a more
economical overland postal system. It also contributed to the
economy of the towns on its route and served the mail-service
needs of the American West in the days before the telegraph
or an efficient transcontinental railroad.

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IT’S THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING !

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Portable radios were invented by John F. Mitchell in 1941 when  he 
created the first 2-way radio that was small enough for soldiers to
carry with them during World War II. These radios were called the
“Walkie-talkie.” 

Portable radios became available for home use in 1958 when
Raytheon produced a pocket transistorized radio that cost
$49.95.  

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John Francis Mitchell
(January 1, 1928 – June 9, 2009)

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DYLAN DEBUT ALBUM RELEASED IN 1962

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Bob Dylan’s  debut studio album was produced by Columbia talent
scout
John H. Hammond, who had earlier signed Dylan to the label,
a decision which was at the time controversial. The album primarily features folk standards, but also includes two original compositions, "
Talkin’ New York" and "Song to Woody". The latter was an ode to Woody Guthrie, a major influence in Dylan’s early career.

The album did not initially receive much attention, but it achieved
some popularity following the growth of Dylan’s career, charting
in the UK three years after its release, reaching #13.

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Bob Dylan in the studio recording his debut album in 1961.

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Robert Dylan (Robert Allen Zimmerman) will be 81 in May.

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