(Saturday, February 22, 1947) — “Open the Door, Richard!” by Count Basie and His Orchestra (vocal refrain by Harry Edison and Bill Johnson) peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Best Sellers in Stores chart for one week.
'Video: '1950s POLAROID CAMERA COMMERCIAL'
(Friday, February 21, 1947) — Inventor Edwin H. Land publicly demonstrated his Polaroid Land camera today in Cambridge, Massachusetts, using self-developing film to produce a black & white photograph in 60 seconds. Continue reading Edwin H. Land publicly demonstrates his Polaroid Land camera 70 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 21 1947)
(Saturday, February 15, 1947) — “(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons” by The King Cole Trio peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Best Sellers in Stores chart for one week.
Video: ‘Who is Dan Quayle? Part 1 of 2’
(Tuesday, February 4, 1947) — Dan Quayle, the 44th Vice President of the United States who served under President George H.W. Bush (1989-1993), was born James Danforth Quayle today in Indianapolis, Indiana. Continue reading U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle born 70 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 4 1947)
Video: 'KTLA Celebrates Its 69th Birthday'
(Wednesday, January 22, 1947, 8:30 p.m. PST) — America’s first commercially licensed television station west of the Mississippi, KTLA-TV in Los Angeles, made its official debut tonight. Continue reading First commercial TV station west of Mississippi River begins operation 70 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 22 1947)
Video: '80th Congress Convenes; Truman State of the Union 1947/1/6' (Jan. 6, 1947, at 1:15-3:22)
(Monday, January 6, 1947, 1:00 p.m. EST) — Delivering his State of the Union message in person (the first to be broadcast on television), President Harry Truman today handed the new Republican 80th United States Congress a legislative program topped by recommendations for new labor laws and asked its members to work with him for a new and finer “state of well being” in America (click here to listen to the complete address).
Video: '80th Congress Convenes; Truman State of the Union 1947/1/6' (Jan. 3, 1947, at 0:00-1:15)
(Friday, January 3, 1947, 12:30 p.m. EST) — Congressional proceedings were televised for the first time today as viewers in Washington, Philadelphia and New York got to see some of the opening ceremonies of the 80th United States Congress. Continue reading Congressional proceedings televised for the first time this hour 70 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 3 1947)
(Tuesday, December 31, 1946, 10:30 a.m. EST) — U.S. President Harry Truman, in a surprise proclamation, terminated formally the period of hostilities in World War II as of noon today. Continue reading President Truman officially proclaims end of hostilities in World War II 70 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 31 1946)
(Saturday, December 28, 1946) — “The Old Lamp-Lighter” by Sammy Kaye and His Orchestra (Billy Williams, vocal) peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Best Sellers in Stores chart for seven consecutive weeks (Dec. 28, 1946, Jan. 4/11/18/25, Feb. 1/8, 1947).