The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly Saturday night country music radio program broadcast live from Nashville, Tennessee. It is the oldest continuous radio program in the US, having been broadcast on WSM since November 28, 1925. The featured performer on the first show was Uncle Jimmy Thompson, a fiddler who was then 77 years old. In 1926, Uncle Dave Macon, a Tennessee banjo player, became the program's first real star. What was the Opry's original name, and why did it change?
Back in the day
The Zapatista Army of National Liberation is a revolutionary group founded in the southern state of Chiapas, Mexico. It sees itself as the philosophical heir to the movement started by Emiliano Zapata in the early 20th century against government-sponsored agribusiness. It represents indigenous people and is committed to opposing policies that hurt the working poor, especially farmers. The Zapatistas broke onto the international scene the same day that what agreement became operational?
Born on a day like today
Honda was a Japanese industrialist and founder of the Honda Corporation. He brought the company to great success by producing world-class motorcycles in the 1950s and 60s and later helped to revolutionize the automobile industry. His company's clean-burning CVCC engine spurred an automotive revolution, and his cars won a large share of the US market. When did Honda Motorcycles open its first dealership in the US?