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Funeral of Orville Wright

Orville Wright, who with his brother, Wilbur Wright, invented the first powered controlled aircraft, died on January 30, 1948, after suffering his second heart attack. He was 76. (Wilbur died in 1912 at the age of 45.) His niece, Ivonette … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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