Thursday, January 20, 2011

Robbie(?) Stubbs, Born Oct. 4, 1907; Died July 7, 1955
An unusual headstone in that it is made of poured cement. It was sitting in the back of a small church cemetery in Spotsylvania. I know there is a story here but it will have to wait for another day. What we can do is take a look at what was going on in 1955-

--1st presidential news conference filmed for TV (Eisenhower).
--The minimum wage is raised from 75 cents to $1 an hour.
--Tappan sells 1st microwave oven.
--1st World Series color TV broadcast on NBC-TV (New York Yankees beat Dodgers).
--Marian Anderson becomes 1st black singer to perform at Met (New York City)


  1. I assume you're talking about just the first World Series game that was broadcast in color, because the Dodgers (from my ancestral home of Brooklyn) actually won that series.

  2. A bit before my time. Actually 3-years before my time. So I will defer to you on this point.