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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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THE RETURN OF THE COLONEL ~


Darrell Clayton Hammond

(AP) – KFC is bringing back Colonel Sanders as the fried chicken chain seeks
to refresh its image by harkening back to its past.

Sanders, who founded KFC, will be played by "Saturday Night Live" alumnus
Darrell Hammond (above) in TV commercials. The real Colonel Harland Sanders
(below) died nearly 35 years ago, and KFC hasn’t featured him in TV ads for
about 20 years.

KFC also plans to redesign its restaurants with light fixtures shaped like chicken
buckets and quotes from Colonel Sanders hanging on the wall.


Colonel Harland David Sanders (September 9, 1890 – December 16, 1980)

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FROM PDX RETRO ~

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PROMOTION FOR PEACE ON THIS DAY IN 1969

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Following their March 20 marriage, John Lennon and Yoko Ono decided to
use the publicity to promote world peace. They spent their honeymoon in
the presidential suite (Room 702, later renovated and became 902) at the
Amsterdam Hilton Hotel for a week between March 25 and 31, inviting the
world’s press into their hotel room every day between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.

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THE FIRST COUPON ~

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Believed to be the first coupon ever, this ticket for a free glass of Coca-
Cola was first distributed in 1888 to help promote the drink. By 1913,
the company had redeemed 8.5 million tickets.


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John Pemberton, the inventor of Coca-Cola

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