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Sunday, February 7, 2021

Fun Fact of the day


The first TV commercial didn't air until the 1940s.

On July 1, 1941, the Brooklyn Dodgers were playing the Philadelphia Phillies in New York at Ebbets Field. And while the game was surely exciting on its own, those who were watching at home on the NBC-owned WNBT— now WNBC—also saw another exciting historical moment: the very first TV commercial shown in the United States.

As reported by WJCT News, the ad cost just $9 and was disarmingly simple: Over a silhouette of the continental United States, a watch face pops up, and a voiceover says, "America runs on Bulova time." Today, of course, America runs on Dunkin'.


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