November 27th, 1935 at the Waldorf Astoria
During a newspaper deliveryman strike in 1945, New York City Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia comforted the city’s comics-deprived children by reading the adventures of Dick Tracy and Little Orphan Annie on the radio. In a recording from July 15, 1945, we hear him reading about Little Orphan Annie being on trial for murder.
The New York Times Magazine’s “Who Made That?” has documented the origin of food and drink inventions. Here is a selection.