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Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, Dec. 7, 1940

December 7, 2010 | 11:37 am

  Dec. 7, 1940, Schoenberg
  Dec. 7, 1940, Bomb  

  Dec. 7, 1940, Traffic Semaphores  

Dec. 7, 1940: Yes, the bell on traffic semaphores in the old Warner Bros. cartoons wasn’t a joke. Today, we just honk since drivers are usually checking their BlackBerrys when the light turns green.

The audience walks out on the world premiere of Arnold Schoenberg’s Violin Concerto. According to the New York Philharmonic’s archives, the orchestra has performed the concerto three times in its history, twice in 1952 and again in 1967.

Astrid Allwyn receives her final divorce decree from Robert Kent today, Jimmie Fidler says.

One year to Pearl Harbor.


Arnold Schoenberg in the Daily Mirror

  Dec. 7, 1940, Jimmie Fidler