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Amelia Earhart Flies Solo from Honolulu to Oakland

Jan 11, 2013 |  Retro Staff No Comments

On January 11, 1935, Amelia Earhart was the first to fly a solo transoceanic flight from Honolulu, Hawaii to Oakland, California. Many others had attempted the route, most notably pilots who participated in the Dole Air Race in 1927. Also known as the Dole Derby, the air race route ran from northern California to Hawaii.

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October 1, 1962: Carson Takes Over The Tonight Show

Oct 01, 2012 |  Retro Staff 2 Comments

Originally titled Tonight, NBC’s late-night talk show was a counterpart to the Today show, which aired early morning. Originating in 1953, Steve Allen was the first host of this experimental show which became quite a success. Allen left the show in 1957, and Jack Paar took over. It was Johnny Carson’s success on Who Do

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