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WAY BACK WHEN for Monday, Jan. 16, 2023 1919, the 18th Amendment was ratified, which banned the manufacturing, sale, or transportation of alcohol in the U.S.  The actual enforcement of Prohibition didn’t start until the following year. 1973, NBC aired the 440th

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Paul Layendecker’s “WAY BACK WHEN” for Friday. Jan 13, 2023 1920 A New York Times editorial said rockets could never fly. Obviously, they were proved wrong and eventually issued an apology in 1969 after the Apollo 11

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Paul Layendecker’s “WAY BACK WHEN” for Weds., Jan 11, 2023 1759 The first American Life Insurance Company was founded in Philadelphia. They issued their first policy in 1761. 1908 U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt declared the Grand Canyon a

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Paul Layendecker’s “WAY BACK WHEN” for Thursday, Jan 12, 2023 1854 Anthony Faas from Philadelphia patented the accordion. 1966, Batman with Adam West premiered on ABC! Burt Ward played Robin the Boy Wonder. The caped crusaders fought crime for three

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Paul Layendecker’s “WAY BACK WHEN” for Tuesday Jan 10, 2022 1888 American inventor Louis LePrince patented his single lens motion picture camera. 1920 The Treaty of Versailles took effect ending WW1 between Germany and the Allied Forces.

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Paul Layendecker’s “WAY BACK WHEN” for Monday Jan 9, 2022 1811 The first women’s golf tournament was held in Scotland. 1949 The new 7-inch 33 1/3 rpm micro-groove record format was announced by Columbia. 2007 Apple’s iPhone