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In 1957 Fats Domino released his first album titled "The Fats." In 1960 In Britain, Decca Records destroyed 25,000 copies of the song "Tell Laura I Love Her" by Ray Peterson. The company refused to release the single about the last thoughts of a teenager dying from a car accident, saying it was "too tasteless and vulgar for the English sensibility." In 1963 The Kingsmen's controversial single "Louie, Louie" was released. In 1964 Nat "King" Cole guest hosted TV's "Hollywood Palace." In 1964 The Beatles appeared on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post. In 1964 "House Of The Rising Sun" by the Animals entered the U.S. top 40 charts. In 1966 Newsweek featured an article about the Mamas & Papas. In 1966 The Beatles' album "Revolver" was released in the U.S. In 1969, The famous photo on the Beatle's "Abbey Road" album cover with Paul McCartney barefooted, holding a cigarette in the

Today In History...

In 1609 The Venetian senate examined Galileo Galilei's telescope. In 1709 The first known ascent in a hot-air balloon was made by my Father Bartolomeu de Gusmao of Portugal, indoors! In 1815 Napoleon Bonaparte set sail for St. Helena to spend the remainder of his days in exile. In 1844 Brigham Young was chosen to lead the Mormons following the killing of Joseph Smith. In 1876 Thomas A. Edison received a patent for his mimeograph, a "method of preparing autographic stencils for printing." In 1888 The revolving door was patented. In 1900 The first Davis Cup tennis matches were held in Boston. In 1929 The Graf Zepplin flew around the world in 21 days. In 1940 The Battle of Britain began as Germany launched air attacks during World War II. In 1942 Six convicted Nazi saboteurs, who landed in the U.S., were executed in Washington, DC. Two others received life imprisonment. In 1945 President Truman signed the United Nations Charter. In 1945 The Soviet Union declared war against

Born On This Day...

In 1763 First U.S. professional architect, Charles Bulfinch In 1799 Explorer, Nathaniel Palmer (sighted Antarctica on 11-18-1820) In 1819 Editor/journalist, Charles Anderson Dana (The New York Sun) In 1861 Scientist/biologist, William Bateson (founded genetics) In 1866 Explorer, Matthew A. Henson (reached North Pole with Peary) In 1879 Social reformer, Dr. Robert Smith (Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder) In 1879 Mexican revolutionary, Emiliano Zapata In 1884 Poet, Sara Teasdale In 1887 Actor, Malcolm Keen (Uncle Chris-Mama) In 1896 Author, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (The Yearling) In 1900 Bandleader/conductor, Victor Young [d: 11-11-56] In 1901 Inventor, Ernest O Lawrence (Cyclotron, Nobel-1939) [d: 8-27-58] In 1902 British physicist, Paul Dirac (quantum mechanics) [d: 10-20-84] In 1907 Jazz musician/composer, Benny Carter [d: 7-12-03] In 1908 U.S. Supreme Court justice, Arthur Goldberg (1962-65) [d: 1-19-90] In 1910 Actress, Sylvia Sidney (Mrs. Carlson-WKRP, Beetlejuice) [d: 7-1-99] In 19

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Study Shows Cooperation Among Strangers Is Increasing

You've probably heard it before. Whether it's about holding a door, helping locate a lost item or providing strangers with directions, you've encountered the idea that people aren't as helpful as they once were. Is there any truth to this idea, despite its pervasiveness? Denying the perception that people today aren't as willing to assist one another, a study published shows that the inclination to cooperate has slightly increased among strangers in the U.S. in the years since the 1950s. This slight increase, the authors say, could indicate an improvement in people's abilities to address global problems, such as pandemics and climate change. (DiscoverMagazine)

'Zombie' fungus causes males to fly to mate with female corpses.

New research out of the University of Copenhagen in Denmark reveals some interesting, albeit disgusting, facts about a fungus that affects common houseflies. The fungus is called Entomophthora muscle, and it survives by causing male flies to perform necrophilia with infected female corpses. First, the fungus infects the female fly with deadly spores that consume the fly from within slowly over roughly six days. Second, after the fungus has completely taken over the female fly, it changes the females' behavior causing the flies to reach the highest point they can get, whether on top of vegetation or a wall. Then, the fly dies. When the fungus kills the female, it releases chemical signals that bewitch male flies and cause an incredible urge for them to mate with lifeless female carcasses, infecting themselves. (TND)