The Jack Benny Program, starring Jack Benny, is a radio-TV comedy series that ran for more than three decades and is generally regarded as a high-water mark in 20th-century American comedy. Benny first appeared as a guest of Ed Sullivan in 1932, and was given his own show later in the year with Canada Dry Ginger Ale as the sponsor on the NBC Network, continuing for six monts until moving to CBS. The program utilized a show-within-a-show fomat, where the main characters played versions of themselves.
Martha Jane Cannary Burke was born on May 1, 1852 (and died August 1, 1903). She was an American frontierswoman and professional scout better known as "Calamity Jane." She was an acquaintance of Wild Bill Hickok and famous for having fought Native Americans. She's said to have also exhibited kindness and compassion, especially to the sick and needy. A popular belief is that she acquired her nickname as a result of her warnings to men that to offend her was to "court calamity."
Even though Louisiana is a popular target for natural disasters, it's not hard to see why people have been drawn to the beautiful, rugged wetlands of the Bayou State for thousands of years. First, the Native Americans, then French and West African slaves formed the Creole culture, then the Cajun culture was brought by Spanish immigrants.
Ulysses S. Grant was the 18th President of the United States, following his dominant role in the Civil War. Under Grant, the Union Army effectively ended the Civil War with the surrender of Robert E. Lee's army at Appomattox. As General, he led the Army through Kentucky and most of Tennessee, earning a fierce reputation for combat at the Battle of Shiloh and later the Battle of Chattanooga.
Frederick Law Olmsted was born on April 26, 1822 (and died August 28, 1903). He's popularly considered to be the father of American landscape architecture. His legacy of design includes Central Park in New York City, the Buffalo park system in New York, Niagara Reservation in Niagara Falls, the Emerald Necklaces in Boston and Rochester, the Grand Necklace in Milwaukee, Cherokee Park and the park system for Louisville, America's first wading pool in Massachusetts, Chicago's parks for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, landscaping around the Capitol Building in D.C.