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On This Day Overload Again!

It's May 1st and what a day it is. Let's head into the weekend with a full load of today's history.

Celebrity spotlight

Larry King goes live

For over 60 years, Larry King has broadcast his voice to millions. On this day in 1957, Americans got their first taste of what would become one of the most influential voices in television and radio.

Photo source: Time

Blast from the past

The Dark Knight rises

On this day in 1939, Batman made his world debut in Detective Comics #27. Decades later, Batman continues to save Gotham and capture our hearts.

Photo source: Wikimedia Commons

Guess the historical figure

Who am I?

While few female folk heroes arose from the Wild West, I made a name (and a nickname) for myself. As a companion of Wild Bill Hickock, I even got a comfy role in his traveling show, many years before I landed in HBO's Deadwood. I was born today in 1856.

Photo source: Wikimedia Commons

On this day

That's Mr. Potato Head to you

In 1952, children were introduced to a new type of tuber, a playful one with removable eyes, ears, and hats. Mr. Potato Head became a sensation, going through a massive transformation in the process before becoming the grumpiest of Andy's collection in Toy Story.

Photo source: Flickr

'Calamity' Jane Cannary is today's historical figure.
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