Happy Howdy Anniversary

On 27 Dec. 1947 was the first episode of the the legendary kid’s TV show; Howdy Doody. The original title of the show  was Puppet Playhouse. It featured Buffalo Bob Smith, Clarabell the clown and the puppet Howdy Doody. Many other characters were added over the years; some human, some puppet. Always a part of …

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Cab Calloway

Born in Rochester on this day (25 Dec.) in 1907 was Cabell “Cab” Calloway III. Cab’s father was a lawyer and his mother was a teacher. Cab only lived in Rochester until about 1918 when his family moved to Baltimore. In Baltimore, Cab graduated from Frederick Douglass High School. He attended college but was much …

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