1921- Dean of women decries fads for young marriage and smoking at meeting with freshmen women. April 26.
1930- Garden Theater unveils its new neon marquee sign. Still there today. Restored in 2011. April 24.
1962- President Fawcett bans speakers from Emergency Civil Liberties Committee from campus, igniting speaker’s rule battle. April 25.
1965- Free speech supporters protest on Oval after Marxist banned from speaking on campus. April 22.
1968- Student anti-war & black militants occupy Administration Bldg. Refuse to let administrators or staff depart until demands met. April 26.
1974- Legendary Ohio State football hero Chic Harley dies at 79. Body returned to Columbus and buried near campus at Union Cemetery at his request. April 21.
1989- Bronze plaque with map of campus unveiled at 15th & High by Frank Long (proprietor of Long’s Bookstore) and UCBA to cap off streetscape improvements. April 22.
Digging through the $1 bin at Used Kids on Record Store Day this past weekend, came across this gem from 1978: the original Q-FM-96 Hometown Album Project.
Way back when radio mattered, WLVQ-FM-96 was the big AOR station here in Columbus. Every 13-30 year-old’s radio was tuned to Q-FM all of the time. Kids joked about breaking the knobs off their car radios so no one could change the station.
Beginning with this one, the station did hometown albums to showcase the work of local artists. Artists on this LP include country-rockers McGuffey Lane, pop rockers Spittin’ Image, and power pop group The Muffs.
This is all from http://donglutsdinosaurs.com . The entire thing is just a huge collection of photos he took of hot chicks and dinosaur memorabilia.
Donald Glut is a writer and filmmaker with deep roots in pulps, comics, horror, and science fiction. He loves dinosaurs. He wrote a great book The Dinosaur Scrapbook (1980), chronicling dinosaurs in pop culture. He made a straight-to-video movie called Dinosaur Valley Girls (1996).
He also owns a vast collection of dinosaur fossils, toys, art, books, props, memorabilia, etc.
His website has become an Internet roadside attraction. It features amateur photos of his dinosaur collectables in the hands of a variety of lightly attired young beauties who may or may not be models.
Dinosaur Land (a 50-year-old roadside attraction in White Post, VA) has some of the most unintentionally hilarious faces I’ve ever seen. I highly recommend it!
I was here many years ago. It was great fun! Glad to see it’s still around.