The End Of A TV Era
The very last one ever seen on television appeared at 11:50 PM on January 1st, 1971 on the Johnny Carson Show. After that they were never seen again – a TV commercial for cigarettes. Because it was on this day in 1970 President Richard Nixon signed a lawn banning cigarette ads on TV and radio.
The Wonder Drug For Men
It was originally intended to treat high blood pressure. But when chemists at Pfizer realized it improved blood flow in all parts of the body within 30 to 60 minutes they knew they had something else and probably more valuable. The chemical name is Sildenafil, but Pfizer introduced it under the name…
Don’t Say Goodbye To The Snow Just Yet
With over a hundred inches of snow, extended periods of brutal cold and wind chill along with two blizzards this has been one of the toughest Buffalo winters in a while. It looks like we have a break from the winter weather coming up this weekend but don’t put your snow shovels …
Buffalo During Prohibition
It was the 18th Amendment in 1919 that banned the manufacture, sale and distribution of alcohol. It was known as Prohibition, but lasted just over a decade because it killed the economy. Breweries, taverns and restaurants were forced to close, thousands of people lost their jobs and it led to other …
International Day of Happiness
There's a good reason to smile and be happy today. By a proclamation of the United Nations, today is the International Day of Happiness. The U.N. says happiness is all about celebrating peace, human rights and higher standards of life and every person in the world has a right to it.