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In 1935 Benny Goodman recorded the "King Porter Stomp," signaling the beginning of the swing era. In 1956 Elvis Presley appeared on the "Steve Allen Show" and sang "Hound Dog" to a Bassett hound named "Sherlock." In 1956 Brenda Lee signed her first record contract at age 11. In 1963 The Beatles recorded "She Loves You" and "I'll Get You" at the Abbey Road studios in London. In 1965 The Beatles' album "Beatles VI" was certified gold. In 1967 The Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album hit #1 on the U.S. albums chart and stayed there for 15 straight weeks. In 1967 Following the drug convictions of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, the London Times printed an editorial sympathizing with the pair. In 1967 "Windy" by the Association hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for four weeks. In 1968 The Doors' album "Waiting For The Sun" was relea

Today In History

In 1535 Sir Thomas More went on trial in England, charged with treason for rejecting the Oath of Supremacy. In 1776 The first vote was taken on the Declaration of Independence. In 1847 The first adhesive U.S. postage stamps went on sale. In 1862 Congress outlaws polygamy (multiple marriages). In 1863 The Civil War Battle of Gettysburg began. In 1867 Canada became a self-governing dominion of Britain as the British North America Act took effect. In 1874 The Philadelphia Zoological Society, the first U.S. zoo, opened. In 1893 President Cleveland underwent a secret operation to remove a cancerous growth from the roof of his mouth. The procedure was successful. In 1898 During the Spanish-American War, Theodore Roosevelt and his "Rough Riders" wage a victorious assault on San Juan Hill in Cuba. In 1915 Actress Annette Kellerman did the first movie nude scene in the movie "Daughter Of The Gods." In 1916 Dwight D. Eisenhower married Mary "Mamie" Geneva

Born On This Day

In 1730 Revolutionary, Isaac Sears (anti-British demonstrations) In 1802 U.S. Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles (Lincoln, Johnson) In 1804 French novelist, George Sand In 1807 Engineer, Thomas Green Clemson (Clemson University was named for him) In 1853 Diamond merchant/politician, Cecil John Rhodes In 1857 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Roger Connor (New York, St. Louis) In 1861 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, John Gibson Clarkson In 1872 Aviator, Louis Bleriot (the first to fly across the English Channel) In 1873 Director, Alice Guy-Blanche (world's first woman director) In 1892 Author, James M. Cain (The Postman Always Rings Twice) In 1899 Pianist/guitarist Thomas A. Dorsey (Father of Gospel Music) In 1899 Fictional adventurer Henry "Indiana" Jones Jr. In 1899 Actor, Charles Laughton (The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Spartacus) In 1904 Physician, Mary Calderone (Planned Parenthood) [d: 10-24-98] In 1906 Cosmetics founder/executive, Estee Lauder [d: 4-24-04] In 1909 Actress/panelist, M

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In 1957 "Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley and "Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On" by Jerry Lee Lewis entered the U.S. top 40 charts. In 1959 Ricky Nelson sang "I Got A Feeling" on TV's "Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet." In 1964 Sam Cooke began a 2-week stay at New York's Copacabana Club. In 1965 John Lennon's second book, "A Spaniard In The Works," was published. In 1966 The Beatles began their final world tour in Munich, Germany. In 1966 The Rolling Stones began an American tour in Lynn, Massachusetts. In 1967 "Whiter Shade Of Pale" by Procol Harum and "White Rabbit" by Jefferson Airplane entered the U.S. top 40 charts. In 1967 The 5th Dimension performed "Up, Up & Away" on "American Bandstand." In 1972 A Rolling Stones concert was filmed in Fort Worth, Texas, for the movie "Ladies & Gentlemen The Rolling Stones," released two years later. In 1972 "Long

Today In History...

In 1314 The forces of Scotland's King Robert I defeated the English in the Battle of Bannockburn. In 1497 The first recorded sighting of North America by a European took place as explorer John Cabot claimed eastern Canada for England. In 1509 Henry VIII was crowned King of England. In 1647 Margaret Brent, a niece of Lord Baltimore, is ejected from the Maryland Assembly after demanding to vote in the governing body. In 1793 The first republican constitution in France was adopted. In 1901 The Jewish National Fund was started. In 1908 Grover Cleveland, the 22nd and 24th U.S. president died at age 71. In 1915 More than 800 were killed when the excursion steamer Eastland capsized at Chicago's Clark Street dock. In 1916 The first million-dollar movie contract was awarded to Mary Pickford for 2 years. In 1930 The first radar detection of planes was used in Anacostia, DC. In 1940 France signed an armistice with Italy during World War II. In 1947 Pilot Ken Arnold reports flying saucers

Born On This Day...

In 1771 French industrialist Eleuthere I. du Pont (Dupont Chemical Co.) In 1777 British explorer Sir John Ross (located at the north magnetic pole) In 1788 Inventor, Thomas Blanchard (machine tools) In 1813 American clergyman/author, Henry Ward Beecher In 1839 Manufacturer, Gustavus Franklin Swift (founded by Swift & Co.) In 1842 Author/journalist, Ambrose Bierce In 1895 Boxer, Jack Dempsey (world heavyweight champ, 1919-26) In 1899 Actor, Chief Dan George (Outlaw Josey Wales, Americathon) In 1900 Singer/actor, Gene Austin (My Little Chickadee) [d: 1-24-72] In 1904 Singer/actor, Phil Harris (Anything Goes, Jungle Book) [d: 8-11-95] In 1907 Actress, Martha Sleeper (Spitfire, The Scoundrel) [d: 3-25-83] In 1909 Scientist, Lord William Penney (British atomic bomb) [d: 3-3-91] In 1910 Judge, Irving Kaufman (sentenced Rosenbergs to death) [d: 2-1-92] In 1911 Auto racer, Juan Manuel Fangio (5-time Formula 1 champ) [d: 7-17-95] In 1912 Publisher/editor, Norman Cousins (Saturday Review) [d

On This Day 6-14-22

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