Tag Archives: 1950

What Happened – December 7

It was on this day in 1963 that first authorized* use of instant replay was used during a live sports television broadcast. The Army-Navy football game was being televised on CBS, and the director had built a machine (which weighed over … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 2

It was on this day in 1950 Peanuts was first published. Charles Schulz originally called it Lil’ Folks, but United Features Syndicate forced the name to be changed. First appearing in only seven newspapers, over 350 US papers and 40 foreign papers would carry … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 4

It was on this day in 1950 that the comic strip “Beetle Bailey” first appeared in print. Originally set at the fictional Rockview University, the main character would join the Army less than a year later and has been stationed at Camp Swampy ever since. … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 25

  It was on this day in 1970 that Jimi Hendrix had a opening party at his new recording studio. Originally the guitarist and his manager had bought the place in Greenwich Village with the intentions of having a nightclub, but when his accountant … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 27

It was on this day in 1844 Joseph Smith Jr. and his brother were murdered while in a county jail in western Illinois. The Mormons had founded the town of Nauvoo about five years previously, after being driven out of Missouri. Smith, who was … Continue reading

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