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MAGAZINES (continued): • Henry Luce’s next success story was Sports Illustrated, which debuted in 1954. His advisors strongly cautioned him about launching a magazine strictly devoted to sports. Two previous magazines of the same name had already failed during the 1930s and 1940s. The first issue’s featured article was about Roger Bannister, who had broken the four-minute-mile barrier three months earlier. The cover was a photo of Milwaukee Braves third baseman Eddie Mathews. Michael Jordan holds the record for the most appearances on the cover of SI, with 50 covers. The team that’s been honored the most times is the New York Yankees, with a record 71. Over 23 million people read Sports Illustrated every week.
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• The Lady’s Magazine is considered the first significant women’s magazine. First published in London in 1770, it contained essays on female virtues, fashion advice, hints for wives and mothers, medicinal recipes, and embroidery patterns. Upwards of 150,000 American women were reading Godey’s Lady’s Book when the Civil War broke out, making it the most widely circulated magazine in the country. • McCall’s was initially established as a women’s magazine called The Queen in 1873. It was renamed in 1897 and remained such until 2001 when Rosie O’Donnell became editorial director and changed the title to Rosie. Rosie lasted a little over a year. Female baby boomers may remember Betsy McCall paper dolls printed in McCall’s beginning in May, 1951. • We started reading Better Homes and Gardens in 1922, Ladies’ Home Journal in 1883, Good Housekeeping in 1885, Redbook in 1903, Woman’s Day in 1931, followed by Family Circle in 1932.
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• The first issue of TV Guide was released in April of 1953, a comprehensive listing of the week’s television programs, TV-related news, celebrity interviews, program reviews, and crossword puzzles. Actress Lucille Ball was on the cover holding her newborn son, Desi Arnaz, Jr., whose birth had been written into the storyline of the popular sitcom I Love Lucy. • In March of 1974, you could have purchased the inaugural issue of People magazine for 35 cents. The beautiful 29-yearold Mia Farrow was on the cover, the star of the upcoming movie The Great Gatsby. In 1985, the magazine introduced their new feature “Sexiest Man Alive,” with 29-year-old Mel Gibson capturing the first title. Since then, People has created their “World’s Most Beautiful People” and “Best & Worst Dressed” special issues. About 47 million people read People every week. • Although magazines derive about half of their income from advertising (the other half from subscriptions and single copy sales), a few magazines do not accept advertising. Consumer Reports does not want to give the impression that their product evaluations are influenced in any way by an advertiser, and have no paid advertising. • The list of leading magazine advertisers includes Procter & Gamble, L’Oreal, Johnson & Johnson, Toyota, and Nestle.
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• On Jan. 17, 1865, Union Gen. William T. Sherman’s army is delayed in Savannah, Ga., by 10 days of rain as it waits to begin marching into the Carolinas. Just as Sherman and his army had destroyed nearly everything in its path in Georgia, Sherman planned to subject the Carolinas to the same brutal treatment.
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• On Jan. 13, 1962, comedian Ernie Kovacs, who hosted his own television shows during the 1950s, dies after crashing his Chevrolet Corvair into a telephone pole in Los Angeles while driving in a rainstorm. The Corvair was later made infamous • On Jan. 16, 1919, the 18th by Ralph Nader’s groundbreaking Amendment to the U.S. Constitu- 1965 book, “Unsafe at Any Speed.” tion, prohibiting the “manufacture, • On Jan. 18, 1985, for the first time sale, or transportation of intoxicat- since joining the World Court in 1946, ing liquors for beverage purposes,” the United States walks out of a case, is ratified and becomes law. In this one concerning U.S. paramilitary 1933, the 21st Amendment to the activities against the Nicaraguan govConstitution repealed prohibition. ernment. The Court decided against • On Jan. 15, 1936, Edsel Ford, son the United States; it charged that the of auto pioneer Henry Ford, forms a U.S. violated international law with philanthropic organization called the its actions against the Sandinistas. Ford Foundation with a donation of • On Jan. 19, 1977, President Ger$25,000. The foundation was estab- ald Ford pardons “Tokyo Rose,” a lished in part as a legal way for the Japanese-American woman named Ford family to avoid inheritance taxes. Iva Toguri. Toguri and other women • On Jan. 14, 1954, Hollywood star had broadcast sentimental American Marilyn Monroe marries New York music and phony announcements in Yankees slugger Joe DiMaggio. The a vain attempt to destroy the morale marriage barely got past the honey- of Allied soldiers during World War II. moon, and they were divorced 274 © 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.
ALEX TREBEK (continued): • Jeopardy! has won 30 Emmy Awards, and Alex Trebek has been awarded five Emmys for Outstanding Game Show Host. During the 2004-2005 season, contestant Ken Jennings set the record for the most consecutive games, winning 74 games in a row, with earnings of more than $2.5 million. Speaking about Jennings’ streak, Alex said, “I spent more time with him than I did with my wife during that period.” • Trebek films Jeopardy! two days a week, arriving at the studio around 6:30 AM. Five shows are taped each day, ending about 4:30 PM. About 25 million viewers tune into the program each week. • This famous host’s life isn’t all about games! Trebek also hosts the National Geographic Bee and the Great Canadian Geography Challenge. In 1996, he was an Olympic torchbearer in Jacksonville, Florida, along the journey to Atlanta, Georgia. Trebek became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1998. You can find his star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame near that of AnnMargret and Vincent Price. Canada’s Walk of Fame in Toronto features Trebek’s maple leaf. • Trebek says he does a crossword puzzle every day in an attempt to stave off the dangers of Alzheimer’s Disease. Not surprisingly, he’s fluent in French, but he also speaks some German, Italian, Spanish, and Russian. He and his wife own a 700-acre thoroughbred horse farm, Creston Farms, near Templeton, California. It’s rumored that he will retire from Jeopardy! at the end of his 32nd season in 2016. Trebek offers this advice to others, “Take your job seriously, but don’t take yourself too seriously.”
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saving his regiment. He was known for locating wounded soldiers on the field, and he even once caught a German spy. He was the most decorated dog of the Great War, and he was promoted to sergeant for his combat service -- the only dog to be so honored. After the war, Sgt. Stubby was hailed as a hero; he led parades and met three presidents. He even has his very own brick at the World War I Memorial. It reads, “Sergeant Stubby, Hero Dog of WWI, a Brave Stray.” • Those who study such things say that couples in a romantic relationship actually have heart rates that are in sync with each other. • If you’re like the average American, you drink 23 gallons of coffee every year, but only 9 gallons of tea. * * * Thought for the Day: “Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.” -- Wernher Von Braun
• It was noted American writer and essayist Flannery O’Connor who made the following sage observation: “Truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.” • Even though the human brain makes up only 2 percent of the body’s mass, it consumes 20 percent of the body’s calories and oxygen. • The chief translator for the European Parliament is named Ioannis Ikonomou. He is fluent in 32 languages -and still learning. • During World War I, the United States acquired its first “war dog.” The pit bull was found wandering around Yale Field in New Haven, Conn., by soldiers in training. On particular soldier, Cpl. Robert Conroy, became close to the dog and refused to leave Stubby behind; when Conroy was shipped out, he hid the dog on board. Stubby served overseas for 18 months and saw action in 17 battles. On more than one occasion he sniffed out surprise attacks,
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JANUARY EVENTS (continued): • Not surprisingly, January is Get Organized DEERE. Month, justJOHN in timeDEERE. for your (continued): New Year’s resoProfessional sayJohn the nofirst • lutions. It was while living inorganizers Illinois that ticed problemsyour thatclutter farmers faced step is the to organize into twowhen piles, attempting to and till soil. Because the area had one for saving the other for throwing out. formerly been woodland, the soil was rich It’s best to clean out your belongings before with hummus, which clumped andwaste clungyour to you think about organizing – don’t the blades of the plows farmers were accustime organizing stuff you don’t really need! tomed While repairingexperts a broken cir-is The keytotousing. staying organized, say, cular saw, Deere stumbled upon an idea. keeping things where they belong. Every He obemployed smith skills to fashion the steel ject should his have a consistent place where it is blade into the shape of a plow. He affixed normally kept. two wooden spokes, then hitched the device • It’s Oatmeal the Illinois perfect time to National a horse. It plowedMonth, the heavy soil tolike adjust your diet to include a healthy dose a charm. In fact, a farmer who happened oftooats. Oats contain a type of fiber known be observing the test run immediately put an order for his plow. asinbeta-glucan thatown hasJohn beenDeere proven to low-
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• January is National Volunteer Blood Donor • Month. With hisEvery son Charles managing the company, two seconds someone in the John found time to pursue philanthropic inUnited States needs blood. One out of every terests. He co-founded both the First Nationseven people entering the hospital will use al Bank and the First Congregational Church. blood. A single pint can be split into platelets, He was elected the mayor of Moline in 1873, plasma, and red blood cells, and has the capawhere one of his first actions – the replacebility twoatypes menttoofsave the three city’slives. openThere drainsarewith sewerof donations – an “allogeneic,” or “homologous” pipe system – saved countless lives by reducdonation occursofwhen a donor gives blood to ing the spread disease. a bank, blood given to an unknown recipi• The original John Deere logo, registered in ent, while a “directed” donation is specifical1876, depicted a deer that was native to Afrilyca. marked for a certain individual, perhaps a Thirty-six years later, in 1912, it was refamily member friend.ofLess than 10% of the placed with theorimage a North American U.S. population donates blood regularly. white-tailed deer. In the decades that followed, the now-familiar “outline” logo took Thanks for Reading over as the symbol of the John Tidbits! Deere brand.
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