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1994

Getting Your Five a Day

Happy birthday to BBC Five Live, the little radio station that sprang onto the airwaves on this day in 1994. Rising from the ashes of the unimaginatively named ‘Radio Five’, baffled listeners just couldn’t tell whether the entertainment offered was live or not. After many months of consultation, the Beeb’s bigwigs decided that sticking ‘live’ after the name might make things clearer... Read more >

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1969

Dwight D. Eisenhower Dies

Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th president of the United States and one of the most highly regarded American generals of World War II, dies in Washington, D.C., at the age of 78.

Born in Denison, Texas, in 1890, Eisenhower graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1915, and after World War I he steadily rose in the peacetime ranks of the U.S. Army. After the U.S. entrance into W... Read more >