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May 7, 2009

Jackie Robinson is best remembered for being the first African American to play for one of the Major League baseball teams, but his 1944 court martial for his refusal to "go to the back of the bus" nearly derailed his career. 

Also find out about the first UPC barcode, a trained squirrel, the world's longest beard, and twins marrying twins.  Listen to the first singing radio commercial - one that saved Wheaties from extinction.

 


School Damaged
eight and a half years ago

Have really enjoyed every podcast so far. Keep them coming! I tell everyone I know that commutes to get their hands on these interesting tidbits. And I always thought I didn\'t like history!