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    August 10, 1939 -- "Brazilian Bombshell" Carmen Miranda makes her US radio debut as a guest on this evening's edition of the Rudy Vallee Hour. Others on the evening's bill include Joe Cook -- the sage of Evansville, Indiana -- and actor Peter Lorre.
    The humblest citizen in all the land, when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error. -- William Jennings Bryan

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    August 11

    Apparently nothing worth noting ever happened.

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    Here's One

    August 11, 1934 - Alcatraz, in San Francisco Bay, received federal prisoners for the first time.

    Bring back "The Rock"...

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    August 12

    1927 - "Wings," the only silent film to win an Oscar for best picture, opens.

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    This far into August 14th and nobody's yet mentioned what happened on this date in 1945. For shame.
    The humblest citizen in all the land, when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error. -- William Jennings Bryan

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    August 14, 2003

    The great black out!
    "Hello. I'm Mr. Hardy, and this is my friend, Mr. Laurel."

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    August 15, 1937

    This evening's presentation of the Chase and Sanborn Hour on NBC proves what was really wonderful about this Goldenest Year of the Golden Age Of Radio -- in a single hour's time, listeners heard Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, W. C. Fields, Don Ameche, Dorothy Lamour, Nelson Eddy -- and a fifteen minute scene from Eugene O'Neill's searing drama "Mourning Becomes Electra."

    The dramatic scene did *not* feature Mortimer Snerd as Orin.
    The humblest citizen in all the land, when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error. -- William Jennings Bryan

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    August 15, 1939

    The Wizard of Oz, premiered in Hollywood.

    They say ignorance is bliss, but it really just means you failed to learn.

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    August 16, 1948

    A wave of national mourning follows the death from throat cancer, at age 53, of baseball legend Babe Ruth -- the first athlete to really become a beloved celebrity even for those who didn't follow sports.

    (Exactly 22 years later, I attend my first major league game. Red Sox vs. Minnesota, Fenway Park, Sox lose 9-6. Bah.)
    The humblest citizen in all the land, when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error. -- William Jennings Bryan

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    August 16, 1930

    The first color sound cartoon, called Fiddlesticks, is made by Ub Iwerks.
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