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Getty Images, photo by NASA

Top Moments in Television History

Commercial television and the development of television goes back a long way but T.V. as we know it today dates back 62 years. In 1951, President Harry Truman spoke at a press conference about officially ending the United States post WWll occupation of Japan. What makes it ‘as T.V. we know today’ is the fact it was broadcast on 87 stations in 47 cities using microwave technology.

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Getty Images, photo by freelancebloke
Getty Images, photo by freelancebloke

Mike the Headless Chicken Lives for 18 Months

In September 1945, Life Magazine ran a story about ‘Mike the Headless Chicken', also known as ‘Miracle Mike”. Lloyd Olson, the owner of the rooster, was sent out by his wife, Clara, to get a chicken for the evening meal.  He headed to the barnyard to behead a chicken wanting to leave plenty of neck because his Mother in Law enjoyed that part of the chicken.

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Famous B&W Photos Colorized

When I saw this post on my friend Dan Bacon's wall from our friend Dana Trejo, I HAD to share this!

Ever wonder what Albert Einstein looks like, in color? Or the famous Annie Oakley? Or when the Hindenberg went up in flames...was it really as incredible as they say?

Take a look!

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Elvis
Getty Images, photo by NBC

Elvis Performs on the Ed Sullivan Show for the First Time September 9, 1956

This day, September 9, 1956, is the day Elvis Presley performed on the Ed Sullivan Show with his hit song 'Hound Dog'. The first appearance on the show was not hosted by Ed as he was recovering from a car crash. Guest host Charles Laughton introduced Elvis.

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Cpl. Thomas "Cotton" Jones
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Long Lost Marine’s Love Found His Diary…in Museum

It sounds like it should be turned into a Nicholas Sparks movie. Imagine walking through a museum and seeing your picture in it only to find out the journal your love was writing in wartime was right next to it.

He kept her picture with him...through training and battle. And, unfortunately, battle took him away from her. His last request was his journal be delivered to the woman he loved...but it never happened. Until now.

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Mathmos.com
Mathmos.com

Still Groovy After All These Years: Happy 50th Birthday Lava Lamp

Ya, baby! The iconic 60’s home decoration, the lava lamp is 50 years old. They were created by an English company in 1963.  Since then gazillions of the lava lamps have been sold, but the originals, Mathmos lava lamps are still being made to this day.  

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Category: History, Lifestyle, Offbeat
Getty Images, photo by Hulton Archive
Getty Images, photo by Hulton Archive

Remembering Samantha Smith, 13 Year Old From Manchester, Maine

 

Yesterday, August 25, is the day Samantha Smith from Manchester, Maine died in a plane crash, but she will be remembered forever as the Manchester Elementary School fifth grader who wrote to Soviet President Yuri Andropov worried about nuclear war.

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Old phone Joe Raedle

Sounds We Don’t Hear Anymore

For me, it is the dialing of a rotary phone. I used to love that sound. Remember? My cell phone has a retro feel because it rings like that old rotary phones. However, there are many more sounds we may never hear again.

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Category: Audio, History, Offbeat
Getty Images, photo by Alex Wong
Getty Images, photo by Alex Wong

The Undefeated 1972 Miami Dolphins Finally Make It to the White House

It took 41 years but the undefeated Miami Dolphins football team from 1972 finally made it to the White House. 31 team mates from the ’72 team attended the ceremony to honor their accomplishment and their win in the Super Bowl over the Washington Redskins.

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Detector Sharon
Photo by Sharon Buck

Sharon and Family Are Real ‘Diggers’

The tv show 'Diggers' is a staple in our household. When Ringy and King George find something in the ground, whether it is roundness in the hole, some civ or even some rev (if you don't know the lingo, you will) we all get excited!

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