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LBJ Reads DDN!

August 13, 2014
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LBJ Reads DDN!

Here is proof that President Johnson, who was famous for reading newspapers from across the country every morning, read our very own Dayton Daily News. Now knowing what we know about LBJ’s proclivities let’s not conjecture as to where he read the Dayton Daily News. Let’s just leave it alone and enjoy the fact...
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Alf Landon “also ran”

July 10, 2014
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Alf Landon “also ran”

It was announced Tuesday that Cleveland would host the 2016 Republican National Convention.  There hasn’t been a national party convention in the state of Ohio since 1936, when it was also in Cleveland  and also held by the Republicans.  That year the GOP nominated Alf Landon and Frank Knox as their presidential and vice-presidential...
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The King and the Gem City — Elvis in Dayton

May 22, 2014
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The King and the Gem City — Elvis in Dayton

I recently had the opportunity to assist a patron from the Victoria Theatre who was at Special Collections and Archives doing research for an upcoming show, Million Dollar Quartet.  Part of the Premier Health’s Broadway Series at the Schuster Center, this show focuses on the night of December 4, 1956 when Elvis Presley, Jerry...
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The University of Dayton Flyers, 1983-84

March 27, 2014
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The University of Dayton Flyers, 1983-84

The University of Dayton Flyers are back in the NCAA tournament this year and doing better than many expected.  They play the Stanford Cardinals  tonight (3/27/2014) at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, TN.  Here is a look back at the last time they made it this far in the tournament, the 1983-84 Season.  In...
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Donahue

March 4, 2014
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Donahue

Phil Donahue was born in Cleveland, OH, in 1935.  His show, aptly titled, The Phil Donahue Show, would change daytime television.  It premiered in Dayton in 1967 and ran for the next 29 years. The show introduced American daytime television audiences to a unique, new, daytime format and became a standard for a wide...
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Beatlemania in the U.S.A.

February 9, 2014
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Beatlemania in the U.S.A.

Fifty years ago today, the Beatles made their U.S. debut on T.V.’s The Ed Sullivan Show.   On February 9, 1964, the English pop group was seen by 73 million television viewers and “Beatlemania,” which had been building momentum since the group released its first U.S. single, began in earnest.   The Beatles spent just one week...
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Kirk Herbstreit

July 23, 2013
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Centerville, Ohio, native Kirk Herbstreit, is an Emmy Award-winning color commentator for ESPN’s College GameDay and ABC Saturday Night Football. He made headlines recently as he renegotiated his contract with ESPN and will stay at the network for the next ten seasons. Also beginning in 2015, he will be in the booth for one...
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