This Week in History – 05/04

Dave Plier and Dave Schwan talk this week in history including Benjamin Franklin testing the lightening rod, Paramount Pictures is formed in 1914 celebrating 100 years, Maxwell House Coffee ‘Good to the Last Drop’ advertising campaign debuts, the Alder Planetarium opens, the last broadcast of ‘I Love Lucy’, Ernie Banks manages the Cubs, and after 26 innings, the Sox beat the Brewers 7-6 in 1984, the longest game in MLB history.

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  • "Bill Veeck Night" on September 1980 at Comiskey Park provides adoring fans with an opportunity to salute the Sox's departing president and gives the 66-year-old showman a chance to return the affection.Veeck attended despite having a 102 degree temperature. He was unable to take part in the fun and had to leave 15 minutes before the game ended on Sept. 30, 1980. (Gerald West, Chicago Tribune)

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  • 'The Mulqueens'. Courtesy of WGN TV.

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  • Ed Sullivan and ‘The Beatles’ George Harrison, Paul McCartney, John Lennon and Ringo Starr, behing the scenes of ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ on February 9, 1964. Courtesy of WGN Radio guest Andrew Solt/Sofa Entertainment, owner of The Ed Sullivan Show library.

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  • PHOTO: Frazier Thomas and a young guest on ‘Garfield Goose & Friends’. Courtesy of WGN Television

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  • PHOTO: Classic Swanson TV Dinner. Courtesy of Swanson/Pinnacle Foods.

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  • PHOTO: Al Capone. Chicago Tribune Archives

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  • PHOTO: Chicago Cubs' Ernie Banks kisses his 500th home run ball on May 12, 1970.
Courtesy of Ray Gora/Chicago Tribune

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  • PHOTO: Tribune historical photo. Performers sing "Merry Widow" for WGN radio, circa Oct. 4, 1941

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  • PHOTO: Korean War veteran John Billingham of St. Louis pauses to read the inscription about Pearl Harbor from President Franklin D. Roosevelt: "...A date that will live in infamy..." Veterans and their guardians on an Honor Flight from St. Louis, MO were able to visit the WWII memorial today, as well as the Korean and Vietnam Veterans' memorials, despite the government shutdown.Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun /Tribune Publishing

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  • The Stanley Cup. Courtesy of WGN Radio’s Dave Plier, June 15, 2015.

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  • PHOTO: Cicero’s new ice rink will be named after Blackhawks great Bobby Hull, left, shown in the early 1970s. (Tribune file photo, Chicago Tribune / January 11, 2008)

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  • PHOTO: The WGN-TV mobile unit in operation on the street as it rehearsed programs for opening tonight at Illinois Street and the WGN Building on April 4, 1948. — Hardy Wieting, Chicago Tribune Archive Photo

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  • PHOTO: 68th anniversary of Iwo Jima flag raising. The U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial is dedicated in honor and in memory of the men and women of the United States Marine Corps who gave their lives to their country since November 10, 1775.Photographer: Sgt. Christopher Zah/United States Marine Corp.

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