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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Comedian James Douglas Muir
"Jay" Leno is 69 today.

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Jay Leno hosted The Tonight Show on NBC from May 25, 1992, to
May 29, 2009, and resumed production on March 1, 2010 until ending
on February 6, 2014.

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Jay Leno Gets the Last Laugh With Jimmy Fallon on his ‘Tonight
Show’ Exit Week.

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Jay leno’s car collection.

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SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1937

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Dave Elman, a noted radio host, comedian, and songwriter approached
NBC with an idea for a new radio show: "Ordinary people would become
advocates about their unusual hobbies", which were to be judged by an
invited celebrity. NBC approved, and, on October 6, 1937, Elman debuted
Hobby Lobby. The show became popular, and thousands of letters came
in each week from people who wanted to talk about their hobbies. Many
celebrities also sought to be on Elman’s show.

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Dave Elman (David Kopelman) 
(May 6, 1900 – 5 December 1967)

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SPORTSCARD TO BRING BIG BUCKS

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(AP) – The world’s most expensive baseball card has hit the
auction block, and sports fans in Manhattan scored a peek
at it Friday.

The extremely rare 1909 Honus Wagner — which experts
have called the “Holy Grail” of sports memorabilia (above) 
is expected to fetch up to $5 million in an online auction
ending Oct. 1, according to Ken Goldin, founder of Goldin
Auctions.

Goldin said “In the world of sports, it is the single most well-
known, iconic symbol in the industry. Wagner was the
greatest shortstop of all time.” The card was put on
display at the Yankees-themed restaurant NYY Steak
in Midtown on Friday.

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Johannes Peter "Honus" Wagner 
(February 24, 1874 – December 6, 1955
)

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RADIO SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1937

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Rare 1930’s advertising charm from Fels- Naptha Soap made for the Hobby
Lobby radio show.

Hobby Lobby allowed listeners everywhere to write in about their unusual hobbies
so they could come on the radio and "lobby for their hobby."  Many of the hobbies
were actually people’s professions like a female gorilla trainer, a scientist that makes robots, and a beekeeper (whose bees escaped during the show). The show was on
the air till 1948. The host of the series was Dave Elman who was billed as "the dean
of American hobbyist."

 

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