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In 1791 "The Magic Flute," a "singspiel" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, premieres at the Theatre auf der Wieden in Vienna. In 1950 The Grand Ole Opry is televised for the first time on WSM-TV in Nashville. In 1957 Bobby Helms records "Jingle Bell Rock." In 1957 "Wake Up Little Susie" by the Everly Brothers enters on the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1961 Bob Dylan signs with Columbia Records. In 1965 Donovan makes his U.S. television debut on "Shindig." In 1967 On "The David Frost Show," John Lennon and Paul McCartney espouse the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's doctrines of transcendental meditation. In 1967 "Incense & Peppermints" by the Strawberry Alarm Clock enters the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1968 The Beatles' biography "The Long And Winding Road" is published. In 1969 David Crosby's girlfriend Christine Gail Hinton is killed in a head-on auto accident north of San Francisco, the same day the "Crosby, St

Today In History...

In 1452 The first book is published, Johann Guttenberg's Bible. In 1787 The sailing ship Columbia leaves Boston on the first voyage around the world by an American vessel. In 1777 The Congress of the United States, forced to flee in the face of advancing British forces, moves to York, Pennsylvania. In 1846 Dr. William Morton of Charleston, MA, uses an experimental anesthetic, known as ether, for the first time on one of his patients. In 1880 Henry Draper takes the first photograph of the Orion Nebula. In 1902 The patent for Rayon is issued. In 1927 Babe Ruth hits his 60th homerun of the season to break his own major-league record. In 1935 "Porgy & Bess" premieres in Boston. In 1938 British, French, German and Italian leaders end the Munich Conference with a decision to appease Adolf Hitler by allowing Nazi annexation of Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland. In 1939 The first manned rocket flight is made by auto maker Fritz von Opel. In 1939 The first televised college foo

Born On This Day...

In 1227 Pope Nicholas IV (1288-1292) In 1627 Fictious character, Robinson Crusoe (according to Daniel Defoe) In 1732 French banker and statesman, Jacques Necker In 1802 French chemist, Antoine Jerome Balard (discovered bromine) In 1813 Scottish physcian/explorer, John Rae (Canadian Arctic) In 1861 Businessman, William Wrigley Jr. (Wrigley's Gum, Chicago Cubs) In 1870 French physicist, Jean-Baptiste Perrin (atomic nature of matter) In 1912 Actor, Kenny Baker (Calendar Girl) [d: 8-10-85] In 1915 Former Georgia governor, Lester Garfield Maddox [d: 6-25-03] In 1921 Actress, Deborah Kerr (The King & I, Night of Iguana) [d: 10-16-07] In 1924 Author, Truman Capote (In Cold Blood) [d: 8-25-84] In 1926 Baseball Hall-of-Famer/announcer, Robin Evan Roberts [d: 5-6-10] In 1928 Author, Elie Wiesel (Souls on Fire) (Nobel-1986) [d: 7-2-16] In 1931 Actress, Angie Dickinson (Pepper-Police Woman, Sabrina) (91) In 1932 Baseball player, Johnny Podres (Dodgers) [d: 1-13-08] In 1933 Actor, Ben Coope

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In 1928 In Nashville's first commercial recording session, the Binkley Brothers record "Dixie Clodhoppers" for Victor Records. In 1963 New York disc jockey Murray The K plays "She Loves You" by the Beatles. It is believed to be the first time a Beatles' song was ever played in the U.S. In 1968 Jeannie C. Reily sings "Harper Valley PTA" on TV's "Hollywood Palace." In 1968 Janis Joplin announces plans to leave Big Brother & The Holding Company. In 1968 Pete Townshend of the Who appears on the cover of Rolling Stone. In 1968 The Moody Blues' LP "Days Of Future Past" debuts on the U.S. albums chart. In 1968 "Hey Jude" by the Beatles hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 9 weeks. In 1972 David Bowie sells out his first U.S. show at New York's Carnegie Hall. In 1973 The Rolling Stones appear on U.S. television for the first time since 1967 on ABC's "In Concert." In 1973 Seals &am

Today In History...

In 1066 William The Conquerer invades England to claim the English throne. In 1542 Portuguese navigator Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovers California at what is now San Diego. In 1781 American forces in the Revolutionary War, backed by a French fleet, begin their siege of Yorktown Heights, Virginia. In 1787 Congress votes to send the just-completed Constitution of the United States to state legislatures for their approval. In 1850 Flogging is abolished as a form of punishment in the U.S. Navy. In 1858 Donati's comet is the first to be photographed. In 1892 The first nighttime football game takes place, in Mansfield, PA, between Mansfield University and Wyoming Seminary. In 1920 Eight members of the Chicago White Sox are indicted for allegedly throwing the 1919 World Series against the Cincinnati Reds in what becomes known as the "Black Sox" scandal. In 1924 Two U.S. Army planes land in Seattle, WA, having completed the first around-the-world flight in 175 days. In 1939 Dur

Born On This Day...

In 1807 Geologist/geographer, Arnold Henry Guyot In 1839 Frances Willard, founded Women's Christian Temperance Union In 1841 French statesman, Georges Clemenceau (Treaty of Versailles) In 1852 French chemist, Henri Moissan (isolated fluorine) In 1856 Author, Kate Douglas Wiggins (founded free kindergarten) In 1888 Author, Herman McNeile (created English detective Bull-Dog Drummond) In 1889 Country singer, D.P. "Dad" Carter (Chuck Wagon Gang) In 1895 Architect, Wallace K. Harrison (Lincoln Center) In 1901 CBS Founder, William S. Paley [d: 10-26-90] In 1902 Variety show host/columnist, Ed Sullivan [d: 10-13-74] In 1905 Heavyweight boxing champ, Max Schmeling (1930-32) [d: 2-2-05] In 1907 Animator, Arthur Babbitt (Goofy, Snow White, Mr. Magoo) [d: 3-4-92] In 1907 Football player, Glen "Turk" Edwards (Redskins) [d: 1-12-73] In 1909 Cartoonist, Al Capp ("Li'l Abner") [d: 11-5-79] In 1911 Tennis player/golfer, Henry Ellsworth Vines Jr. [d: 3-17-94] In 19