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Monday, November 5, 2018

ON THIS DAY

On this date in 1605, Guy Falkes was prevented from blowing up the British Parliament.

The weird thing is that, even back then, there were some people who blamed President Trump.

With that kind of lack of success rate, he went on to pick the new shows for NBC.


In 1875, Susan B. Anthony was punished for trying to vote in a presidential election.

Her punishment was a $100 fine and having her face put on a coin that nobody likes.

These days, you practically need to pay people $100 to get them out to the polls.

To make the penalty even tougher, they made her pay using Susan B. Anthony dollar coins.

On this date in 1911, Calbraith P. Rodgers arrived in Pasadena, CA, having completed the first American coast-to-coast flight in 49 days. Now, of course, we fly much faster... but it can still take up to 49 days to find your luggage.

Legendary cowboy star Roy Rogers was born way, way back in 1911. He appeared in more than 100 films, starring in 87 of them. He also starred in his own NBC-TV series for six years from 1951 to 1957, with his wife Dale Evans. Here are some Roy Rogers facts and trivia from TVcrazy.net:

He was the only man voted in the Country Music Hall of Fame twice. He was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1980 as a member of the Original Sons Of The Pioneers and in 1988 as an individual artist.

The first movie Roy appeared in was "Way up Thar" in 1935.

Through the 40's and 50's Roy Rogers was the number one western star at the box office for 12 straight years.

At one time Roy Rogers was second only to Walt Disney in souvenir sales and licensing. Roy's estate was once valued at over 100 million dollars.

It was while making the 1944 film "The Cowboy and the Senorita" that Roy first met Dale Evans. They would marry three years later, 14 months after the death of Roy's first wife, Arlene.

Roy wasn't allowed to kiss Dale in the movies.

His horse Trigger appeared in all the films and TV shows Roy Rogers starred in. In 1965 when Trigger died at 33, Roy had him stuffed and put in Roy and Dale's museum.

Roy died at age 86 in 1998, and Dale passed in 2001 at age 88. Roy and Dale appeared in 35 movies together, plus their TV show and were together for 51 years.

On this date in 1955, after 22 years of development, the first stereo radio signal was broadcast.

At long last, there were really two sides to everything.

At first, they didn't know what to do with the technology except cover ping pong tournaments.

Suddenly, the number one request on the radio was a recording of "Walking Across the Room."

It was during coverage of a political rally and for the first time, you could actually hear a candidate talking out of both sides of their mouth.

In 1958, El Capitan was climbed by a human being for the first time. True. From the day it enlisted, it had never been climbed once.

On this date in 1968, America elected Richard Nixon president... proving that we don't always get it right.

The number one song in the U.S. 30 years ago today (1988): "Kokomo" by the Beach Boys.

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