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August 20, 2013
★~ Todays Quote: … all this ending is leading to more and more beginnings, isn’t it? It’s not ruined, it’s merely different. ~ Seth Godin
★~ National Radio Day:
Crank it UP! On National Radio day we celebrate the invention of the radio, our favorite radio station and your favorite radio announcers. Sing along and get down and shake it all out with your favorite radio station.
WWJ in Detroit, was America’s first commercial radio station when it took to the air on this date in 1920, using the call letters 8MK.
There are more than 12,000 radio stations in the U.S., and more than two billion radios in use.
★~ National Lemonade Day:
On Aug. 20, 1630, lemonade debuted in Paris. It was made from sparkling water, lemon juice and honey. That original version has morphed into dozens of variations and flavors, and is enjoyed by people of all ages. In the 1870s, First Lady Lucy Webb Hayes was nicknamed “Lemonade Lucy” for her famous position as a teetotaler. The White House was dry during her husband’s term.
My sweet mother says Minute Maid lemonade is the best store bought Lemonade
★~ 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.
♥~ 1992 – 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 – James Travis “Jim” Reeves, US country singer. The first country singer to crossover into the pop market. (1960 US No.2 single ‘He’ll Have To Go’, 1966 UK No.1 single ‘Distant Drums’). Reeves was killed in a plane crash on 31st July 1964 when the single engine aircraft flying from Arkansas to Nashville crashed in thick fog.
♥~ 1942 Isaac Hayes – Grammy and Academy Award-winning singer, song-writer: Theme from Shaft ; score: Shaft; w/David Porter: Soul Man, Hold on I’m Coming; actor: Tough Guys, Truck Turner
★~ Good to Know:
When radio was new, it raised all sorts of questions about how it would affect our lives and what its benefits and drawbacks might turn out to be. Journalists responded to these questions in the same way they always have, with trend pieces introduced by provocatively clickable headlines. Of course, no one was clicking back then, but they were doing the 1920s equivalent –noticing, stopping, reading, buying more. The formula that got them to that point has been working ever since.
According to Erik Barnouw, in his history of the early days of radio (A Tower in Babel), there were no articles about radio broadcasting listed in the 1919-21 Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature, but the next edition “listed a cataract of radio articles, going on for ten pages.” Here are 12 that could just as well be attached to trend-pieces on anything that’s newfangled today.
1. “How radio is remaking the world.”
2. “Does radio rob the song writers?”
3. “Removing the last objection to living in the country.”
4. “How ten concerns are putting radio to practical use.”
5. “Shall we advertise by radio?”
6. “Is radio hurting the church?”
7. “Ether waves vs. crime waves.”
8. “Are women undesirable over the radio?”
9. “Fight for freedom of the air.”
10. “Urgent need for radio legislation.”
11. “Decorating the radio room.”
12. “Radio, the modern peace dove.”
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