Tag: Great Race 1908

  • February 12, 1908:  The Day the Great Race Began

    February 12, 1908: The Day the Great Race Began

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    The Race was sponsored by the NEW YORK TIMES and LA MATIN, a sister newspaper in Paris. The torturous New York to Paris route crossed three continents and amounted to over 22,000 miles in 169 days. The Thomas Flyer Team of Buffalo, New York won with a comfortable margin of 26 days. The feat has…

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Past Article

Hy Mariampolski


If you are of “a certain age” will you recall a time when you turned on the radio and heard an announcer say, “This broadcast comes to you LIVE! from the Roseland Ballroom.” If you heard that introduction, you were listening to the NBC Radio Network’s weekly, hour-long broadcast of a big-band performance of America’s best dance music led by Vincent Lopez, Harry James, Tommy Dorsey, or Glenn Miller. Sit back and listen, or stand-up and dance.

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