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Paul Layendecker’s “WAY BACK WHEN” for Tuesday, August 9, 2022  1936 Jesse Owens won his fourth gold medal at the Berlin Olympics. 1974 “Michigan’s favorite son,” Vice President Gerald R. Ford of Michigan was sworn in as the 38th

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Paul Layendecker’s “WAY BACK WHEN” for Monday, August 8, 2022 1876, Thomas Edison received a patent for his mimeograph. (We knew them as ‘dittos.’ The ones with the purple ink that you usually couldn’t read, but smelled great!) 1963

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Paul Layendecker’s “WAY BACK WHEN” for Friday, August 5, 2021  1914, the world’s first electric traffic light was installed in Cleveland, 1921 KDKA of Pittsburgh broadcast the first baseball game on the radio. The Pittsburgh Pirates beat

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Paul Layendecker’s “WAY BACK WHEN” for Thursday, August 4, 2022 1821 The first Issue of The Saturday Evening Post was published. 1916 The U.S. signed the treaty to purchase the Virgin Islands from Denmark for $25,000,000 in gold. The

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Paul Layendecker’s “WAY BACK WHEN” for Weds, August 3, 2022 1492 Christopher Columbus set sail for the Indies. He reached the New World of the Americas instead, landing in the Bahamas in October. 1949 The National Basketball

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Paul Layendecker’s “WAY BACK WHEN” for Tuesday, August 2, 2022 1776, members of the Continental Congress began signing the official Declaration of Independence.  The July 4th printings that were first sent out only had the names of John Hancock (President of

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WAY BACK WHEN for Monday, August 1, 2022 1936, the Olympic Torch appeared for the first time, at the opening ceremonies in Berlin.  The ceremony was presided over by Adolph Hitler. 1971, “The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour

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Paul Layendecker’s “WAY BACK WHEN” for Thursday, July 28, 2022     1868 Following its ratification by the necessary three-quarters of U.S. states, the 14th Amendment, granting citizenship to all persons born or naturalized in the United

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Paul Layendecker’s “WAY BACK WHEN” for Weds, July 27, 2022  1869 Amos Tyler received the first patent for chewing gum. Tyler’s gum consisted of white rosin and olive oil. 1953 The three-year Korean War officially ended with

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Paul Layendecker’s “WAY BACK WHEN” for Tuesday, July 26, 2022  1775 the U.S. Postal system was established by the second Continental Congress. 1908 the Federal Bureau of Investigation was founded. 1990 the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

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Paul Layendecker’s “WAY BACK WHEN” for Monday, July 25, 2022  1946 The legendary comedy duo made their official debut together. Their act at the Atlantic City’s 500 Club consisted or Dean Martin trying to sing while Jerry Lewis constantly