Listen: Manhattan, Guillermo Marconi, Holland Tunnel discussed on Rush Limbaugh
"Guillermo Marconi succeeds in sending the first radio transmission across the Atlantic. Ocean. Disproving detractors who told him that the curvature of the earth would limit transmission to two hundred. Miles or less. The message simply the Morse code signal for the letter s traveled more than two thousand miles from Poldhu in Cornwall England to Newfoundland Canada this week in nineteen sixty two the New York City board of estimate unanimously votes against the plan for one hundred million dollar elevated expressway across the bottom of Manhattan, the road known as the lower Manhattan expressway have been in the works since nineteen forty one. It was supposed to link the Holland tunnel on the city's west side with the Williamsburg, Manhattan bridges on the east side. Slicing right through the neighborhoods known as Tribeca and SoHo the commission behind the plan kept fighting the highway until nineteen sixty nine when New York governor Nelson Rockefeller declared that lower Manhattan was safe from the highway for good this week in nineteen seventy seven Saturday Night, Fever a pop culture juggernaut had its world premiere at Mann's Chinese theater in Los Angeles. The music complemented the action in Saturday Night Fever as perfectly as if it were written for the movie, even though most of it wasn't in fact, other than staying alive and Night Fever every song that appeared in Saturday Night Fever had been. Written recorded, and in some cases, released before the film ever went into production and this week in the year two thousand General Motors, declares that it will begin to phase out the one hundred and three year old Oldsmobile brand. The oldest automotive brand in the United States old cars with the first ahead fully automatic transmissions, but a GM reorganization in the mid eighties at drained, the brand of most of its unique identity. That's your look back at this week in history.."