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December 4, 1927

Today In History

Duke Ellington opens at the Cotton Club | Harlem

The Cotton Club located in Harlem was the place to be during Prohibition. The jazz club featured marquee performers including Count Basie, Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington, Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald, Fats Waller, etc… Owney Madden, a prominent bootlegger and gangster, took over the club in 1923 while imprisoned in Sing Sing and changed its name to the Cotton Club. While the club was closed briefly in 1925 for selling liquor, it reopened without trouble from the police.

Remember When

Will Rogers
He became a star on the radio recycling his newspaper pieces. From 1930 to 1935, his radio show on Sunday nights The Gulf Headliners, ranked among the top radio programs in the country. He rambled from one subject to another and often lost track of the half-hour time limit. To correct this, he brought in a wind-up alarm clock to alert him to when to begin wrapping up his comments. Later his show was announced as "Will Rogers and his famous Alarm Clock."
Dr. J at Harlem's famed Rucker Park
Memorable Moments in College Football History
Song of the Day
Al Green | Let's stay Together
The Best of Get Smart (Season One) 1965 - 1966
Maxwell Smart, a.k.a. Agent 86, works for CONTROL, a Washington, D.C.-based counterintelligence agency. Totally inept as a secret agent, Smart can barely use the gadgetry the agency provides him (including a phone embedded in his shoe). Nevertheless, he and his fellow agents always seem to thwart the operations of KAOS, an organized crime outfit dedicated to evil. Agent 99 is Smart's smarter partner, a resourceful agent who eventually marries her bumbling cohort. Smart and Agent 99's boss is a man known only as The Chief.
Explore America
The Oil Fields of Texas

Tender Moments

TV Show of the Day
The Judy Garland Show with special guest Barbra Streisand - 1963
The movie Jazz Singer - the 1st movie with a sound track premiers in NYC
NBA's Greatest Rivalries
Interview of the Day
Rodney Dangerfield Funniest Jokes Ever on The Johnny Carson Show | 1983
Early days with a chauffeur

Classic Boston Scenes

The Boston Marathon

The Boston Commons

Boylston Street

The Boston Gardens swan boats

The state capital building

The Boston Marathon

The Boston Commons

Boylston Street

The Boston Gardens swan boats

The state capital building

Great Baseball Feats

Babe Ruth hit 60 HR in 1927

Frank Robinson - won the Triple Crown in 1966 - his first year in Baltimore

Denny McClain won 31 games in 1968

Carl Yastrzemski won the Triple Crown in 1976 with the Red Sox

Walter Johnson won 36 games in 1913 - he only lost 7

Babe Ruth hit 60 HR in 1927

Frank Robinson - won the Triple Crown in 1966 - his first year in Baltimore

Denny McClain won 31 games in 1968

Carl Yastrzemski won the Triple Crown in 1976 with the Red Sox

Walter Johnson won 36 games in 1913 - he only lost 7

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