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Leo Fender August 10, 1909

It's a big day for lovers of the  Stratocaster Guitar. Innovator  Leo Fender, would have been 103 today. Leo was born on a farm near Anaheim, California.  His love of electronics would change the guitar world.

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The Wienermobile Hits The Road

This is a big day in Hot Dog history. It was July 18, 1936 that Carl Mayer, nephew of Oscar Mayer, invented the Wienermobile.

The first Wienermobile rolled out of General Body Company’s factory in Chicago. The Wienermobile tours around the U.S. as it promotes the famous Oscar Mayer wiener.Today there are six of the hot dog cars touring the nation.

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Keystone, Hulton Archive
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The Satellite Era Began On This Day In 1962

It was on July 10, 1962 that the Telstar communications satellite was successfully launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida. Telstar was the beginning of a new age of communication via telephone and TV, with voice and picture transmission from Europe to America and back.

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Jim Gray, Hulton Archive
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The Beatles Go Satellite 45 Years Ago

On June 25, 1967, the BBC in London, England put on the world's first global satellite television broadcast. The program was called Our World, and consisted of five different segments from five continents, very high tech in 1967.

One of the segments featured The Beatles, 40 million people saw The Beatles perform "All You Need is Love," live via satellite as part of the TV global link.

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Evening Standard, Hulton Archive
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Big Payday For Jimi Hendrix

On this day June 20, 1969, the 3-day Newport '69 Festival began. An estimated 150,000 made it in to hear Jimi Hendrix, Jethro Tull, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Joe Cocker, Steppenwolf and others. Hendrix received $125,000 for his appearance

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images News
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Happy Birthday to Cheerios

It was on this date in 1941 General Mills in Minneapolis created a new dry breakfast cereal called Cheerie Oats. The name was later shortened to Cheerios.

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Americans Honor The Flag

Today is Flag Day part of Flag Week in the U.S., marking adoption of the Stars & Stripes on June 14, 1777. At 7:00 tonight, all Americans are invited to "Pause for the Pledge" as those who attend national ceremonies at Fort McHenry National Monument pledge allegiance to the flag.

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Home Run Run History Made On This Day

June 9,1926: Babe Ruth blasted a home run over the right-field roof of Tiger Stadium in Detroit. The ball landed on Plum Street and rolled on the pavement, stopping 850 feet from home plate. No home run ball ever traveled farther

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Happy Compact Disc Day

It was on this date in 1981 the Compact Disc was first introduced. To impress your friends here's some background on the compact disc (CD), it's a small plastic disc used for the storage of digital data. As originally developed for audio systems, the sound signal is sampled at a rate of 44,100 times a second, then each sample is measured and digitally encoded on the 4 3/4 in (12 cm) disc as a series of microscopic pits on an otherwise polished surface.

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The Day The Corvair Died

It was on this day May 14,1969: The last Chevrolet Corvair rolled off the Willow Run assembly line in Ypsilanti.

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This Day in History for April 27 – Sultana Steamboat Disaster and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1865 – The steamboat Sultana explodes on the Mississippi River and kills 1,700 passengers, many of whom were discharged Union soldiers (More info)

1956 – Rocky Marciano becomes the only heavyweight boxing champion to retire with a perfect record (More info)

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This Day in History for April 25 – DC Comics Introduces Batman and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1859 – British and French engineers break ground for the Suez Canal (More info)

1901 – New York becomes the first US state to require automobile license plates (More info)

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