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Camillo GolgiJul 15, 1898

Bob HopeJan 4, 1935

Jacques CousteauJan 17, 1954

David LettermanApr 5, 1989

Osama bin LadenOct 29, 2004

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Network - Historical Events
Date Event
1898-07-15

Camillo Golgi discovers the Golgi Apparatus (a delicate network inside cells essential for the transmission and reception of information between cells)

1915-07-15

The head of German propaganda in the US, Dr Heinrich Albert, loses his briefcase on a subway in New York City; an examination of its content reveals an extensive network of German espionage and subversion across the US

1923-07-01

1st permanent radio network-AT&T (WEAF NY & WMAF Mass)

1926-11-15

1st formal radio network, RCA takes over AT&T 25 station Network (NBC)

1928-03-19

"Amos & Andy" debuts on radio (NBC Blue Network-WMAQ Chicago)

1928-12-23

NBC sets up a permanent, coast-to-coast radio network

1929-01-08

CBS radio network buys WABC in NYC

1929-09-02

WOR (NYC) ends affiliation with CBS radio network

1932-05-02

Jack Benny's 1st radio show premieres (NBC Blue Network)

1932-12-02

"Adventures of Charlie Chan" 1st heard on NBC-Blue radio network

1935-01-04

Bob Hope 1st heard on network radio as part of "The Intimate Revue"

1935-03-24

Major Bowes' Original Amateur Hour goes national on NBC Radio Network

1938-05-17

Radio quiz show "Information Please!" debuts on NBC Blue Network

1941-07-01

Bulova Watch Co pays $9 for 1st ever network TV commercial

1942-06-28

Dumont TV network begins (WABD NY)

1946-10-02

1st network soap opera-Faraway Hill-Dumont

1946-12-18

TV's 1st network dramatic serial "Faraway Hill" ends 2 month run in US

1947-06-16

1st network news-Dumont's "News from Washington"

1947-11-20

"Meet the Press" makes network TV debut on NBC

1948-04-19

ABC-TV network begins

1948-07-26

1st black host of a network show-CBS' Bob Howard Show

1948-07-30

Professional wrestling premieres on prime-time network TV (DuMont)

1948-08-10

ABC enters network TV at 7 PM (WJZ, NY)

1949-06-24

"Hopalong Cassidy" becomes 1st network western (NBC)

1949-09-01

1st network detective series-Private Eyes-premieres

1951-09-04

NBC extends to become a 61 station coast-to-coast network

1951-09-29

1st color telecast of football game on network, Phila (CBS)

1952-04-22

1st atomic explosion on network news, Nob, Nevada

1953-05-30

1st major league network baseball game-Cleveland 7, Chicago 2

1953-06-07

1st color network telecast in compatible color (Boston Mass)

1954-01-17

Jacques Cousteau's 1st network telecast airs on "Omnibus" (CBS)

1954-01-20

The National Negro Network is established with 40 charter member radio stations.

1955-02-02

1st presidential news conference on network TV-Eisenhower on ABC

1955-03-27

Steve McQueen makes his network TV debut (Goodyear Playhouse)

1955-04-19

The German automaker Volkswagen, after six years of selling cars in the United States, founds Volkswagen of America in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey to standardize its dealer and service network.

1955-06-12

Monitor (full weekend program) begins on NBC radio network

1956-08-06

After going bankrupt in 1955, the American broadcaster DuMont Television Network makes its final broadcast, a boxing match from St. Nicholas Arena.

1956-08-09

1st state-wide state-supported educational TV network, Alabama

1957-02-27

Premiere of only prime-time network TV show beginning with an "X": "Xavier Cugat Show" on NBC (until X-Files)

1957-05-04

Alan Freed hosts "Rock n' Roll Show" 1st prime-time network rock show

1957-08-05

"American Bandstand" premiers on network TV (ABC)

1958-08-04

Dumont TV Network crumbles

1962-05-22

Netherlands telephone network becomes completely automated

1963-03-27

Beeching axe: Dr. Richard Beeching issues a report calling for huge cuts to the United Kingdom's rail network.

1963-09-02

CBS & NBC expand network news from 15 to 30 minutes

1967-01-10

PBS (the National Educational TV) begins as a 70 station network

1968-01-08

Jacques Cousteau's 1st undersea special on US network TV

1969-04-13

Closure of the Brisbane tramway network.

1969-10-15

Madison Square Garden TV Network begins (Rangers vs North Stars)

1969-11-13

VP Spiro T Agnew accused network TV news depts of bias & distortion

1970-10-05

PBS becomes a US television network.

1972-05-01

Radio's Mutual Black Network premieres

1973-05-04

1st TV network female nudity-Steambath (PBS)-Valerie Perrine

1973-07-02

Nation Black Network begins operation on radio

1976-04-22

Barbara Walters becomes 1st female nightly network news anchor

1976-05-14

Lowell Thomas ends 46 years as radio network reporter

1978-01-30

Mutual Broadcasting Network begins airing Larry King Show on radio

1979-05-29

Radio's 1st rock network "Source" premieres

1979-08-29

Sheridan Broadcasting Corp purchases Mutual Black Network

1979-09-07

The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) makes its debut.

1979-10-01

RKO radio network begins operation

1980-06-01

1st transmission of CNN, Cable News Network

1980-10-10

Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope network dedicated

1980-12-08

"Bravo" network premieres on cable TV

1981-05-15

2nd City TV's (SCTV) network premier (NBC)

1981-05-15

SCTV Network 90, sequel to Second City Television debut on NBC

1981-09-01

RKO radio network premieres America Overnight talk show

1982-01-04

ABC Direction Network (57 affiliates) & ABC Rock Network (40 affiliates) become the 5th & 6th ABC radio network

1982-05-03

ABC's All Talk network begins on radio (2 west coast stations)

1982-05-10

WABC joins ABC's All Talk radio network

1982-06-18

ABC's All Talk radio network expands to 22 stations

1982-07-01

ABC national music radio network scheduled premiere (never happened)

1982-08-02

Roger Ebert's Movie News premieres on ABC FM network

1982-10-17

1st live orch on commerical network since 1954 (National Symphony)

1982-12-31

NBC radio cancels almost all of its network daily features

1983-03-07

TNN (The Nashville Network) begins on Cable TV

1983-10-13

Ameritech Mobile Communications (now Cingular) launched the first US cellular network in Chicago, Illinois.

1983-11-03

Nashville Network begins on cable TV

1984-01-31

Edwin Newman retires from NBC News after 35 years with the network

1987-04-05

Fox TV network premieres showing Married With Children & Tracey Ullman

1988-06-05

1st Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $590,000

1989-02-22

1st Spanish commercial on network TV (Pepsi-Cola-CBS Grammy Award)

1989-04-05

David Letterman becomes 1st network TV series to use dolby stereo

1989-06-04

2nd Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $770,000

1990-01-01

Sports News Network begins operation on cable TV

1990-02-05

Notre Dame becomes 1st team to sell its game to a major network (NBC)

1990-06-03

3rd Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $894,560

1991-04-22

Shalom America (Jewish cable network) is launched in Brooklyn & Queens

1991-06-02

4th Children's Miracle Network Telethon

1991-10-01

Howard Stern adds Baltimore to his radio network (WJFK-AM)

1992-05-31

5th Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $1,060,000

1992-10-01

Cartoon Cable Network premieres

1992-10-27

Fox is to launch Tuesday night network TV, rescheduled to Decemeber

1992-11-27

Howard Stern Interview premieres on E! Network

1993-06-06

6th Children's Miracle Network Telethon

1994-06-01

FX Channel, Cable Network, debuts

1994-06-05

7th Children's Miracle Network Telethon

1994-06-20

Howard Stern begins 30-minute (Radio) TV show on E! cable network

1994-08-12

1st NFL game on Fox network (exhibition - SF vs Denver)

1994-12-06

Warner Brothers announces a 5th TV network to begin on Jan 11, 1995

1995-01-11

5th TV network (WB) Warner Brothers begins (WPIX-TV in NYC)

1995-01-16

UPN (Universal-Parmount Network) begins telecasting (WWOR in NYC)

1995-05-06

Classic Sports Network begins on cable TV

1995-06-04

8th Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $1,331,000

1995-07-25

A gas bottle explodes in Saint Michel station of line B of the RER (Paris regional train network). Eight are killed and 80 wounded.

1995-08-01

Westinghouse purchases CBS-TV network

1995-08-30

Cable News Network joins internet

1995-11-29

CNN/fn, the financial network by Turner Enterprises, launched

1996-06-02

9th Children's Miracle Network Telethon

1997-06-01

10th Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $5,400,186

1998-01-20

Warner Brothers TV Network begins Tueday night programming

2002-05-14

Ten members of the Darwin-based Network Against Prohibition invade the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory of Australia.

2002-10-27

The ITV Network aired a constant regional service for the last time in England and Wales, but LWT lost its identity completely. All companies (except UTV, Channel, Scottish TV & Grampian TV) formed the national ITV1 with regional references only before regional programmes.

2003-08-28

An electricity blackout cuts off power to around 500,000 people living in south east England and brings 60% of London's underground rail network to a halt.

2004-03-11

Terrorists explode simultaneous bombs on Madrid's rail network ripping through a commuter train and rocking three stations, killing 190

2004-10-29

The Arabic news network Al Jazeera broadcasts an excerpt from a video of Osama bin Laden in which the terrorist leader first admits direct responsibility for the September 11, 2001 attacks and references the 2004 U.S. presidential election.

2006-03-04

Final contact attempt with Pioneer 10 by the Deep Space Network. No response was received.

2006-12-21

Puzzle Play aired to network Ten, replacing In the Box

2012-12-30

The opening of Line 6 of the Beijing subway makes it the longest metro network in the world at 442km

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Network - Birthdays
Date Event
1685-02-23

George Frideric Handel, The Social Network

1843-06-15

Edvard Grieg, The Social Network

1909-06-24

Emmett 'Babe' Wallace, The Black Network

1913-08-04

Wesley Addy, Network

1914-08-02

Beatrice Straight, Old Westbury, New York, American actress (Network, Poltergeist)

1916-09-28

Peter Finch, London, actor (Network, Windom's Way, Raid on Entebbe)

1916-9-28

Peter Finch, Network

1920-02-17

Gene Gross, Network

1923-01-29

Paddy Chayefsky, Network

1925-02-14

Elliot Lawrence, Network

1926-03-28

Stanley Grover, Network

1926-9-05

Ed Crowley, Network

1929-03-01

Jerome Dempsey, Network

1930-04-08

John Alese, Network

1931-07-28

Darryl Hickman, Network

1932-03-24

Pirie MacDonald, Network

1935-01-15

Philip Rosenberg, Network

1935-07-15

Ken Kercheval, Network

1935-07-25

John Robinson, USA Network: World League of American Football

1937-07-06

Ned Beatty, Lexington Ky, actor (Deliverance, Repossed, Network)

1938-08-02

Paul Jenkins, Network

1940-06-19

Marlene Warfield, Network

1941-02-05

David Selby, The Social Network

1941-9-04

Kenneth Kimmins, Network

1944-03-03

Andrew Harvey, A Network Under Scrutiny

1944-08-12

Larry Troutman, The Social Network

1946-01-08

Tod Brannan, VP (Logos Network Corp)

1946-07-25

Rita Marley, The Social Network

1946-10-06

Eddie Villanueva, JIL Spiritual Director, Owner of ZOE Broadcasting Network

1946-10-21

Lux Interior, The Social Network

1947-08-29

Arthur Burghardt, Network

1949-05-30

Klaus Flouride, The Social Network

1949-07-03

Elizabeth Edwards, John and Elizabeth Edwards/The Network/Prisoner 05A4820

1950-9-05

Kathy Cronkite, Network

1952-03-27

Pamela Roylance, The Social Network

1952-10-25

Shelley Smith, Battle of the Network Stars VII

1953-02-20

Poison Ivy Rorschach, The Social Network

1953-04-23

Zane Lasky, Network

1953-11-30

Burke Ewing, Children's Miracle Network: Making Miracles Happen

1953-12-17

Barry Livingston, The Social Network

1955-11-17

Bill Macatee, USA Network: World League of American Football

1958-06-17

Jello Biafra, The Social Network

1958-11-17

East Bay Ray, The Social Network

1959-02-16

Kelly Tripucka, MSG Network: New York Knicks Basketball

1959-07-09

DH Peligro, The Social Network

1959-12-01

Billy Childish, Sub Pop Video Network Program 1

1962-11-05

Marcus J. Ranum, American computer/network security innovator

1962-12-21

Joe Johnson, Cartoon Network Hall of Game Awards

1964-05-28

William Doyle, The Social Network

1965-05-17

Trent Reznor, The Social Network

1967-9-15

Huw Bunford, The Social Network

1968-01-16

Atticus Ross, The Social Network

1969-02-07

Ben Mezrich, The Social Network

1969-03-01

Dafydd Ieuan, The Social Network

1969-07-01

Andrew Thacher, The Social Network

1969-11-20

Jack Reidelberger, Network One

1970-07-18

Gruff Rhys, The Social Network

1971-03-03

Tyler Florence, chef, Food Network personality, & cookbook author

1971-08-10

Krista, The Flesh Shopping Network

1972-10-26

Keith Garsee, Funny News Network

1972-9-04

Guto Pryce, The Social Network

1973-06-11

Dana Brunetti, The Social Network

1973-11-19

James Tauber, Alibi Phone Network

1974-04-26

Adil Ray, English radio presenter (BBC Asian Network)

1974-11-23

Malik Rose, MSG Network: New York Knicks Basketball

1974-9-12

Tamera Reed, FLNNN: The Florida News Network News

1975-01-01

Glen Stollery, One Network News

1975-02-11

Aaron De Clue, The Severed Head Network Volume 2

1975-02-26

Raul Prado, The Social Network

1976-03-18

Bryan Barter, The Social Network

1976-06-16

Cian Ciaran, The Social Network

1978-07-12

Alex Reznik, The Social Network

1978-11-24

Bob Riley, The Social Network

1979-03-15

Bagheera, Private Gold 38: Network

1979-03-16

Felisha Terrell, The Social Network

1980-07-23

Edina, Private Gold 38: Network

1981-07-29

Anh Tuan Nguyen, The Social Network

1981-11-15

Nicole M. Rivera, The Social Network

1981-12-11

Jared Hillman, The Social Network

1982-04-26

Cedric Sanders, The Social Network

1982-06-08

Josh Pence, The Social Network

1982-06-16

May Andersen, Network: The Making of a Fashion Shoot with Steven Lyon

1982-08-23

Trevor Wright, The Social Network

1983-10-05

Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network

1983-9-21

Joseph Mazzello, The Social Network

1984-11-16

Ethan Goldsmith, The Ghost Network

1984-9-10

Tiffany Donahue, The Social Network

1985-03-20

Emma Fitzpatrick, The Social Network

1985-04-17

Rooney Mara, The Social Network

1985-06-20

Mark Saul, The Social Network

1985-06-29

James Dastoli, The Social Network

1985-07-19

Nick Zayas, The Social Network

1986-07-04

Paul S. Kim, The Social Network

1986-12-19

Dustin Fitzsimons, The Social Network

1986-9-27

Jeffrey Thomas Border, The Social Network

1987-05-11

Jeff Martineau, The Social Network

1987-06-30

Robert Ian Evans, The Social Network

1987-10-17

Ray Poulter, The Social Network

1987-9-30

Robert Yeager, TVG Network: Year in Review 2014

1988-02-05

Nick Smoke, The Social Network

1988-03-27

Brenda Song, The Social Network

1988-07-26

Caitlin Gerard, The Social Network

1988-10-29

Cherilyn Wilson, The Social Network

1990-02-20

Abhi Sinha, The Social Network

1990-08-25

Tyler Corbin, The Social Network

1991-02-17

Sam Gaus, The Real Social Network

1991-02-18

Malese Jow, The Social Network

1992-04-08

Shelby Young, The Social Network

Network - Weddings
Date Event
2012-05-10

Food Network chef Robert Irvine (46) weds "TNA" pro wrestler Gail Kim (35) in California

Network - Deaths
Date Event
1759-04-14

George Frideric Handel, The Social Network

1907-09-04

Edvard Grieg, The Social Network

1977-01-14

Peter Finch, actor (Network, Nun's Story, Judith), dies at 60

1981-08-01

Paddy Chayefsky, screenwriter (Network, Hospital) dies of cancer at 58

1981-08-01

Paddy Chayefsky, Network

1981-11-16

William Holden, actor (Network, Wild Bunch, Breezy), dies at 63

1988-12-20

Max Robinson, 1st black network (ABC) TV anchor, dies of AIDS at 49

1989-05-21

Gene Gross, Network

1996-12-31

Wesley Addy, Network

1997-08-24

Stanley Grover, Network

1998-08-27

Jerome Dempsey, Network

1999-04-25

Larry Troutman, The Social Network

2002-08-27

Dr. Edwin Louis Cole, "Father of the Modern Day Men's Movement," Founder of the Christian Men's Network (CMN)

2006-12-03

Emmett 'Babe' Wallace, The Black Network

2009-02-04

Lux Interior, The Social Network

2010-12-07

Elizabeth Edwards, John and Elizabeth Edwards/The Network/Prisoner 05A4820

2011-02-23

John Alese, Network

2013-03-11

Ed Crowley, Network

2013-07-01

Paul Jenkins, Network

2016-06-03

Jan Crouch dies aged 78; Trinity Broadcasting Network cofounder passes away after stroke


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