On this date in 1916, Georgia Tech defeated Cumberland University, 222-0, in Atlanta.
  • By halftime, the Cumberland cheerleaders switched teams.
  • Georgia Tech scored so many times, at half time they had to re-sod the end zone.
  • The scoreboard operator was changing numbers faster than a gas station.

On this date in 1931, the very first infra-red photograph was taken at Rochester, New York. Next goal: to take the very first out-fra red photo. This is not to be confused with this date in 1961, when Barney on the Flintstones said, "Hi ya, Fra-red!" for the first time.

According to fiftiesweb.com, Bandstand began as a local program on WFIL-TV (now WPVI), Channel 6 in Philadelphia way back in 1952. Then it was hosted by Bob Horn and was called Bob Horn's Bandstand. On July 9 of 1956 the show got a new host, a clean-cut 26-year-old named Dick Clark. When ABC picked the show up, it was renamed American Bandstand, airing it's first national show on August 5, 1957. The show was moved to Los Angeles in 1964. From 1963 to 1987 Bandstand was on only once a week, on Saturday. Briefly it was part of the USA Network with new host David Hirsh but went off the air in 1989.

On this date in 1955, Annette Funicello appeared on the "Mickey Mouse Club" for the very first time. She was so cute, although some suspected she may have enhanced her mouse ears.
In 1968, the movie industry implemented a ratings system that ranked movies from G-rated to the video's I have hidden in the coffee table X-rated ones.
On this date in 1975, America's military services officially went co-educational. Up until then, a Maureen could become a Marine.

In 1982, "Cats" opened on Broadway. And that's about all the mews of the day!


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