July 26, 1943

Today In History

BORN TODAY - Mick Jagger

Remember When

The Swan Boats are the harbinger of spring to native Bostonians
Make Way for Ducklings The Swan Boats are the harbinger of spring to native Bostonians. Famed in the stories Make Way for Ducklings and The Trumpet of the Swan, the Swan Boats are the only boats of their kind in the world! For over 120 years, the Swan Boats have appeared in Boston’s Public Garden, the first public botanical garden in the United States, established in 1837 This Boston tradition dates back to 1877 when Robert Paget was granted a boat for hire license by the City of Boston. He developed a catamaran which housed a paddle wheel arrangement that was foot-propelled. To cover the captain, Robert suggested a swan! The idea came to him from his familiarity with the opera Lohengrin. The opera is based on a medieval German story in which Lohengrin, a knight of the Grail crosses a river in a boat drawn by a swan to defend the innocence of his heroine, Princess Elsa. Robert lived only one year after the first Swan Boats were launched. His wife Julia, a young widow with four children, assumed full management of the new enterprise. In 1914, Julia's youngest son, John carried on the family tradition. The current fleet consists of six boats, the oldest of which was built by John in 1918. John and his wife Ella raised six children, all of whom spent many summers working on the boats. John’s son Paul took over the helm in 1969. The tradition, which began over 120 years ago, has grown to become a symbol of Boston and the city's unique blend of history and beauty.
The Richie Allen story
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Song of the Day
Righteous Brothers | Unchained Melody
From its original broadcast (March 29, 1978), here are the final minutes of "A Special Evening With Carol Burnett." This was also the final "Carol Burnett Show." Carol thanks the crew, and sings "I'm So Glad We Had this Time Together" one last time.
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Visit Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, Florida

Variety Themed Television Shows

The Carol Burnett Show

Saturday Night LIVE

The Ed Sullivan Show

American Bandstand

Sonny and Cher

The Carol Burnett Show

Saturday Night LIVE

The Ed Sullivan Show

American Bandstand

Sonny and Cher

TV Show of the Day
The Hollywood Squares - 1972
Jodie Foster presents Al Pacino with the Best Actor Oscar® for his performance in the movie "Scent of a Woman" at the 65th Academy Awards® in 1993
Larry Bird's Legendary Moment in the Three Point Shootout - 1988 All-Star Saturday in Chicago
Interview of the Day
Katharine Hepburn interview - 1979
Delivering the milk in Los Angeles in 1955
Remembering | The radio comedy team of Bob and Ray
Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding | perform one of their routines in this rare 1981 TV appearance. Bob and Ray were an American comedy duo whose career spanned five decades. The comedians duo's format was typically to satirize the medium in which they were performing, such as conducting radio or television interviews, with off-the-wall dialogue presented in a generally deadpan style as though it was a serious broadcast.

American Scenes

Classic Sports Images

Willie Stargell

Dr. J in the ABA

Duke Snider robs the batter of extra bases

Pee Wee Reese

The Four Horseman of Notre Dame

Willie Stargell

Dr. J in the ABA

Duke Snider robs the batter of extra bases

Pee Wee Reese

The Four Horseman of Notre Dame

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