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August 20, 2011
★~ Todays Quote: I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade… And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party ~ Ron White
★~ National Radio Day:
Crank it UP! On Radio day we celebrate the invention of the radio, our favorite radio station and your favorite radio announcers Celebrate, sing a song, dance to the music, get down and shake it all out with your favorite radio station.
★~ National Lemonade Day:
When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade. When life hands you lemonade, you say, ‘Life is good now I don’t have to squeeze all these lemons. Celebrate Lemonade Day by enjoy a glass of your favorite kind lemonade. Lemonade can be found in a broad range of flavors: From regular to pink, strawberry or even watermelon lemonade. All of which can also be the basis for a sweet grown-up cocktails too.
And remember, never ever pass a kid run lemonade stand without stopping to support the young entrepreneurs, by buying a glass of lemonade.Meet a man and the blogger who loves him, that always stops at Lemonade stands.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1741 – Alaska was discovered by Danish navigator Vitus Jonas Bering. That’s how the Bering Sea got its name.
♥~ 1945 – Tommy Brown became the youngest player to hit a home run in a major-league ball game. Brown, who played for the Brooklyn Dodgers, was 17 years, 8 months and 14 days old.
♥~ 1955 – Col. Horace A. Hanes, a U.S. Air Force pilot, flew to an altitude of 40,000 feet. Hanes reached a speed of 822.135 miles per hour in a Super Sabrejet.
♥~ 1985 – The machine that revolutionized the world’s offices, the original Xerox 914 copier, took its place among the honored machines of other eras at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. The document copier had been formally introduced to the world in March of 1960. In just twenty-five years, the machine, invented by Chester Carlson, a patent lawyer, had become obsolete enough to make it into the museum.
♥~ An 88-year-old man had to be rescued twice from a burning hotel in Mattawa, Ontario. He went back in to get his teeth.
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1918 – Jacqueline Susann author: The Valley of the Dolls, The Love Machine; Susann he was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 44, and she made a bargain with God: If she could have 10 more years, she would produce something really big. She published her most famous novel, Valley of the Dolls (1966), four years later. She drew on her experiences as an aspiring actress to tell a tale of backstabbing, sex, and glamour, and it was a huge hit. At one point she had three books on The New York Times best-seller list: Valley of the Dolls, The Love Machine (1969), and Once is Not Enough (1973). She died in 1974, 12 years after her cancer diagnosis
♥~ 1923 – Jim Reeves. No steel guitar, no fiddle for Jim Reeves. This is the man who turned country into pop-country, becoming the first big country-crossover artist. Jim Reeves played minor-league baseball hoping to pitch for the St. Louis Cardinals (that career was ended by an injury), was a radio announcer and an entertainer (Louisiana Hayride), and had more than forty top-ten country hits and over two dozen in the pop Hot 100.
★~ Did You Know:
♥~ Lemons were once so rare that kings and government officials presented them to each other as gifts.
♥~ Lemon trees bloom and produce fruit year-round. Each tree can produce between 500 and 600 pounds of lemons in a year.
♥~ Next time you have a sore throat, reach for a lemon! Add the juice of one lemon to an equal amount of hot water for an anti-bacterial gargle.
♥~ Food historians say lemons have been in cultivation around the Mediterranean from as early as the first century A.D.
♥~ High in vitamin C, lemons prevent scurvy, a disease that causes bleeding gums, loose teeth and aching joints. To this day, the British Navy requires ships to carry enough lemons so that every sailor can have one ounce of juice a day.
♥~ The demand for lemons and their scurvy-preventing properties hit a peak during the California Gold Rush of 1849. Miners were willing to pay huge sums for a single lemon. As a result, lemon trees were planted in abundance throughout California.
♥~ During the European Renaissance, fashionable ladies used lemon juice as a way to redden their lips.
♥~ California and Arizona produce 95% of the entire U.S. lemon crop.
★~ Odd to Know: Top Radio Broadcasts
The Hindenburg Disaster: It is particularly interesting to note the tone of voice being used by the reporter in this recording – you can truly appreciate the horror he felt witnessing the event – something which has virtually vanished from modern reporting. This is particularly evident when he cries the now famous phrase: “Oh the humanity!”
War of the Worlds: Directed by Orson Welles, this broadcast was an adaptation of H. G. Wells’ classic novel The War of the Worlds (1898), and was performed as a Halloween special on October 30, 1938. The live, 60 minute broadcast, presented mostly as a series of news bulletins, frightened many listeners into believing that an actual Martian invasion was in progress.
Einstein – e=mc2: Albert Einstein was a great physicist born in Germany in 1879. In this recording, Albert Einstein discusses his relativity theory, probably his most famous work. Einstein started out as a child with speech difficulties and was considered by many to be a dullard. Little did they know the impact he would have on the future of science.
More famous broadcasts and links: Ten of the most famous or historically important broadcasts in history.
Hope you have a Super Saturday! What radio shows do you enjoy listening too? I love to listen to the Regular Guy on WXRT-Chicago, Lin’s Bin, and Wait Wait…Don’t tell me. If you have a morno moment leave a comment…Odd Loves Company!