Merv Griffin, Sylvester Stallone, Samuel Morse discussed on Broncos Country Tonight


14 93 Italian explorer Christopher Columbus, sailing near the Dominican Republic sees three mermaids, which in reality were actually manatees and described them as not half as beautiful as they are painted this'll weekend 18 38 Samuel Morse's telegraph system is demonstrated for the first time at the speed, well ironed. Works in Morristown, New Jersey Telegraph A device, which used electric impulses to transmit encoded messages over a wire would eventually revolutionize long distance communication, reaching its height of popularity in the 19 twenties and thirties, jumping ahead this week in 1975 Wheel of Fortune, the longest running syndicated game show in American television for Miers on NBC, created by television legend Merv Griffin and hosted since the early eighties by Pat Sajak and Vanna White. Well, is one of the most popular television shows in the world. Griffin, who had already created another iconic game show, Jeopardy, conceived well as a combination between hangman and roulette. On this week in 1976 Rocky, which was written by its star Sylvester Stallone began filming shot in 28 days on a $1 million budget. Rocky divided critics between raves and pans. But it became the sleeper hit of the year, making Stallone who got 10% of the gross Rich man and a bonafide star. It was the first feature length movie to employ the Steadicam, which was used primarily in fight scenes and the scenes of rocky running in Philadelphia. During his training, I'm better what happened? Thanks for listening to this week in history on my heart.

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