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FESTIVAL OPENED ON THIS DAY IN 1969

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On August 15, 1969, the Woodstock music festival opened on a patch of
farmland in White Lake, a hamlet in the upstate New York town of Bethel.

Promoters John Roberts, Joel Rosenman, Artie Kornfield and Michael Lang originally envisioned the festival as a way to raise funds to build a recording
studio and rock-and-roll retreat near the town of Woodstock, New York. The longtime artists’ colony was already a home base for Bob Dylan and other musicians. Despite their relative inexperience, the young promoters
managed to sign a roster of top acts, including the Jefferson Airplane, the
Who, the Grateful Dead, Sly and the Family Stone, Janis Joplin, Jimi
Hendrix, Creedence Clearwater Revival and many more.

Plans for the festival were on the verge of foundering, however, after both Woodstock and the nearby town of Wallkill denied permission to hold the
event. Dairy farmer Max Yasgur came to the rescue at the last minute,
giving the promoters access to his 600 acres of land in Bethel, some 50
miles from Woodstock. The event attracted an audience of more than
400.00.

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TITLE REGAINED ON THIS DAY IN 1955

Sugar Ray Robinson vs Carl Bobo Olson
Sugar Ray Robinson (left) decks Carl Olson.

Sugar Ray Robinson upset the odds to regain the middleweight crown in 1955 by
knocking out champion Carl “Bobo” Olson in two rounds in Chicago.

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Sugar Ray Robinson (Walker Smith Jr.)
  
(May 3, 1921 – April 12, 1989)

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REMEMBER THESE?

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Rewards catalog,1965

S&H Green Stamps were trading stamps popular in the from the
1930s until the late 1980s. They were distributed as part of a
rewards program operated by the Sperry & Hutchinson company
(S&H), founded in 1896 by
Thomas Sperry and Shelley Byron
Hutchinson
.

Customers would receive stamps at the checkout counter of many
supermarkets,
department stores, and gasoline stations among
other retailers, which could be redeemed for numerous products
in the
catalog (above).


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A Green Stamp Redemption Center.

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REVIVAL IN PORTLAND, OREGON ~ 1950


Billy Graham in Portland (1950) - Back

 
Billy Graham Preaching full stadium


William Franklin "Billy" Graham, Jr. will be 97 November 7.

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RADIO SERIES DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1943

Archie Andrews began on the NBC Blue Network and switched to Mutual in 1944,
and then continued on NBC radio from 1945 until September 5, 1953. The show’s original announcer was Kenneth Banghart. Archie was first played by Charles Mullen (1943-1944).

    From left: Harlan Stone as Jughead, Bob Hastings as Archie, and
Gloria Mann as Veronica.

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