Andy Griffith Show – Today In Southern History

3 October 1960 

On this date in 1960…

The Andy Griffith Show started its 8-year run on CBS.  One of the most beloved television programs of all time, the Andy Griffith Show is one of the few programs that has remained, through syndication, on the air somewhere in the world every day since it first began.

Other Years:

  • 1849 – American author Edgar Allan Poe is found delirious in a gutter in Baltimore, Maryland under mysterious circumstances. Poe died four days later.
  • 1862 – The Battle of Corinth, Mississippi began.
  • 1922 – Rebecca L. Felton became the first female to hold office of U.S. Senator. She was appointed by Governor Thomas W. Hardwick of Georgia to fill a vacancy.
  • 1945 – Elvis Presley made his first public performance at age 10, coming n fifth place in a talent show.
  • 1962 – The Sigma VII blasted off from Cape Canaveral for a nine-hour flight.
  • 1974 – Frank Robinson of Beaumont, Texas took over the Cleveland Indians as the first black manager in major league baseball.
  • 1990 – Florida record store owner Charles Freeman was found guilty of obscenity for selling 2 Live Crew rap records.

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