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Music Calendar...

In 1822 At age 11, Franz Liszt makes his piano-playing debut in Vienna. In 1879 Gilbert & Sullivan's operetta, "H.M.S. Pinafore" opens. In 1940 Glenn Miller is informed by ASCAP that he couldn't use "Moonlight Serenade" as his band's theme song. He had to use "Slumber Song" instead, because of an ASCAP ban. In 1945 Burl Ives makes his concert debut at New York's Town Hall. In 1950 "Frosty The Snowman" by Gene Autry debuts on the U.S. chart. In 1954 Nashville music publisher Fred Rose dies. Rose wrote the Country standard "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain." In 1956 The Leonard Bernstein musical "Candide," based on "Voltaire," opens on Broadway. In 1957 Sam Cooke, Buddy Holly & the Crickets, and the Rays make their national television debut on the "Ed Sullivan Show." In 1958 The Rodgers & Hammerstein musical "Flower Drum Song" opens on Broadway. In 1958 Neil Sedaka signs with

Today In History...

In 1824 The presidential election is turned over to the U.S. House of Representatives when a deadlock occurs. John Quincy Adams is declared the winner. In 1903 The first Christmas Club payment is made, to the Carlisle Trust Company Company in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. In 1913 The first drive-in gasoline station opens in Pittsburgh, PA. In 1918 Iceland becomes an independent state under the Danish crown. In 1919 Lady Astor is sworn in as the first female member of British Parliament. In 1929 Bingo is invented by Edwin S. Lowe. In 1934 Sergi M. Kirov, a collaborator of Josef Stalin, is assassinated at the Leningrad party headquarters. In 1939 Rudolph, the Red Nosed Reindeer makes his first appearance in a Montgomery Ward advertising brochure. In 1942 During World War II, nationwide gasoline rationing goes into effect in the United States. In 1943 President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Josef Stalin conclude their Tehran conference during

Born On This Day...

In 1743 German chemist, Martin Klaproth (discovered uranium) In 1761 Madame Marie Tussaud (created wax museum) In 1872 General Electric president, Gerard Swope (1922-39, 1942-44) In 1886 Mystery writer, Rex Stout (Nero Wolf) In 1896 Songwriter, Ray Henderson (DeSylva, Brown & Henderson) In 1897 Actor, Cyril Ritchard (Captain Hook-Broadway's Peter Pan) In 1899 Robert Welch, founded the John Birch Society In 1910 English ballerina, Alicia Markova [d: 12-2-04] In 1911 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Walter Alston (Dodgers) [d: 10-1-84] In 1912 Architect, Minoru Yamasaki (World Trade Center) [d: 2-6-86] In 1913 Actress/singer, Mary Martin (Peter Pan) [d: 11-3-90] In 1920 Actress/writer, Mary K. Wells (Edge of Night) [d: 8-14-00] In 1921 Actor, Ralph Manza (Jay Drury-Banacek, Bud-Newhart) [d: 1-31-00] In 1922 Actor, Paul Picerni (Agent Lee Hobson-The Untouchables) [d: 1-12-11] In 1923 Actor, Dick Shawn (Producers, Maid To Order, Angel) [d: 4-17-87] In 1923 Former CIA Director, Stansfield Tu

FUN WAYS TO GET RID OF TELEMARKETERS

Pretend you don't speak English. Say "Hold on," then scream to a nonexistent person: "If you try to take the knife out, it'll just hurt worse!" Burst into tears when money is mentioned. Ask if the deal is good for all your personalities. Tell them you'll accept their offer if they can guess the color of your socks. Repeat everything they say in the form of a question. As soon as they identify themselves, say, "You guys are still in business? I thought you went under after the scandal at your company." Tell them the restraining order applies to phone calls as well as physical distance. Mutter: "Oh, no. Not another one. The last one almost got me the death penalty." Hang up the phone!

National Chocolates Day --

Forrest Gump was right -- life is like a box of chocolates. The king of bonbon that pleases your sweet tooth provides a telling insight into the flavor of your personality. "An extensive survey proved the theory that chocolate is one of those foods that taps a wellspring of childhood memories," says psychologist Dorothy Maples, of Detroit, MI. "Kids don't bother with facades. What you see is what you get. And that same core truth about your personality is revealed by your choice of chocolate." Chocolate-Covered Nuts  -- You're the mainstay of your family, always there to support your loved ones. And they know that you can be depended on to solve most any problem. Caramel Center  -- You're the Peter Pan in your circle of loved ones -- beneath your adult shell beats the heart of a youngster. Your genuine enjoyment of everything life has to offer is contagious. Creme-Filled  -- You take pride in an old-fashioned lifestyle that's a mirror of your parents

Music Calendar...

In 1924 Italian composer Giacomo Puccini dies in Brussels. In 1941 "Chattanooga Choo Choo" by Glenn Miller is #1 on the charts. In 1947 Louis Armstrong performs at Carnegie Hall in New York City. In 1959 Frank Sinatra wins Best Album for "Come Dance With Me" at the second annual Grammy Awards. Bobby Darin wins Best Record for "Mac The Knife." In 1963 The Beatles release "I Want To Hold Your Hand" in the UK. In 1963 "Sugar Shack" by Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs is certified gold. In 1965 Governor John A. Love declares Rolling Stones Day in Colorado. In 1968 John Lennon is convicted for marijuana possession in London and fined $360. In 1969 Bob Dylan appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. In 1969 "Don't Cry Daddy" by Elvis Presley enters the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1969 "Something" b/w "Come Together" by the Beatles is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1972 "I'd Love You To Want Me"

Today In History...

In 1530 Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, onetime advisor to England's King Henry VIII, dies. In 1864 The Colorado militia kills 150 peaceful Cheyenne Indians in what becomes known as the "Sand Creek Massacre." In 1877 Edison makes the first sound recording: "Mary Had a Little Lamb." In 1887 The U.S. receives rights to Pearl Harbor on Oahu, Hawaii. In 1890 The first Army-Navy football game is played, at West Point, New York. Navy defeats Army, 24-0. In 1897 The first oval-track motorcycle races are run in Surrey, England. In 1929 Navy Lt. Commander Richard E. Byrd radios to say that he had made the first airplane flight over the South Pole. In 1934 Chicago beats Detroit in the first nationally broadcast NFL game. In 1945 The monarchy is abolished in Yugoslavia and a republic proclaimed. In 1947 The U.N. General Assembly passes a resolution calling for the partitioning of Palestine between Arabs and Jews. In 1951 First underground atomic explosion at Frenchman Flat, Nevada