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In 1932 Louis Armstrong plays the London Palladium for the first time. In 1939 Bandleader Erskine Hawkins first records "Tuxedo Junction." In 1942 "Jingle Jangle Jingle" by Kay Kyser is #1 on the charts. In 1953 Elvis Presley records "My Happiness" as a gift for his mother. The so-called vanity disc was his first recording. In 1960 "It's Now Or Never" by Elvis Presley and "Walk Don't Run" by the Ventures both enter the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1960 "I'm Sorry" by Brenda Lee hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks. In 1964 "A Hard Day's Night" by the Beatles enters the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1964 "Rag Doll" by The Four Seasons hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks. In 1966 Bobby Fuller ("I Fought The Law") is found dead in his car in Los Angeles. No conclusive cause of death was ever established. In 1968 "Grazin' in the Grass"

Today In History...

In 64 The Great Fire of Rome begins and lasts for several days. In 1536 The Pope's authority is declared void in England. In 1792 American naval hero John Paul Jones dies in Paris at age 45. In 1872 Britain introduces secret ballot voting. In 1918 During World War I, American and French forces launch a counter-offensive against the German between the Aisne and Marne Rivers in France. In 1927 Ty Cobb hit safely for the 4,000th time in his career. In 1931 The first air-conditioned ship, "Mariposa," is launched. In 1932 U.S. and Canada sign a treaty to develop St. Lawrence Seaway. In 1936 The Spanish Civil War begins as General Francisco Franco leads an uprising of army troops based in Spanish North Africa against a socialist coalition government in Madrid. In 1938 Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan arrives in Ireland after he left New York for California. In 1940 The Democratic National Convention nominates President Franklin D. Roosevelt for an unprecedented third term

Born On This Day...

In 1720 British naturalist Gilbert White In 1811 Novelist, William Makepeace Thackeray (Vanity Fair) In 1890 U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles E. Wilson (1953-57) In 1894 Actor, Richard Dix (The Ten Commandments, Cimarron) In 1903 Actor, Chill Wills (voice of Francis The Talking Mule) [d: 12-15-78] In 1906 Dramatist/playwright Clifford Odets [d: 8-15-63] In 1908 Actress, Lupe Velez (Redhead From Manhattan, Nana) [d: 12-14-44] In 1909 Soviet diplomat, Andrei Gromyko [d: 7-2-89] In 1909 Actress, Harriet Hilliard Nelson (Ozzie & Harriet) [d: 10-02-94] In 1911 Actor, Hume Cronyn (World According to Garp, Cocoon) [d: 6-15-03] In 1913 Actor, Marvin Miller (Space Patrol, Millionaire) [d: 2-8-85] In 1913 Comedian/actor Red Skelton (Red Skelton Show) [d: 9-17-97] In 1914 U.S. runner Mack Robinson (Olympic-Silver-1932) [d: 3-12-00] In 1917 Actress, Pamela Brown (Alice in Wonderland, Dracula) [d: 9-18-75] In 1918 South African President Nelson Mandela [d: 12-5-13] In 1920 Actor, Dolph Sweet (

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"Virginia woman buys six lottery tickets, wins six times!" Truth! A Virginia woman bought six identical tickets for the same Pick 5 drawing and ended up winning six times, for a grand total of $180,000. "Man With Two Heads Cuts Headaches in Half!" Trash! And when you think about it, the cost of owning hats would double. "Mysterious plane found abandoned at side of Florida road!" Truth! Authorities in Florida are trying to solve the mystery of a plane found abandoned at the side of a Bay County road. "Republican National Convention To Host Jell-O Wrestling Night!" Trash! They should really save that for the next debate. "HOV lane driver's passenger was a dummy head!" Truth! The Washington State Patrol said a driver polled over for speeding in the high-occupancy vehicle lanes had a surprise in her back seat -- her passenger was a mannequin bust. "Nostradamus Predicted This Year's Presidential Race!" Trash! No way would h

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Music Calendar...

In 1937 "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" by Shep Fields is #1 on the charts. In 1939 Cab Calloway records "Jumpin' Jive," considered to be the first million selling R&B record. In 1942 "Just As Though You Were Here" by Tommy Dorsey hits the charts. In 1959 Blues great Billie Holiday dies of an herion overdose. In 1965 ABC-TV airs a portion of the Beatles' "Help!" In 1965 "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag" by James Brown, "The Tracks Of My Tears" by the Miracles and "Unchained Melody" by the Righteous Brothers all enter the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1967 Jimi Hendrix opens for the Monkees in Forest Hills, New York. In 1968 The Beatles' animated film "Yellow Submarine" premieres in London. In 1971 "Sweet Hitch-Hiker" by Creedence Clearwater Revival, "I Just Want To Celebrate" by Rare Earth and "Ain't No Sunshine" by Bill Withers all enter the U.S. top 40 chart. In 19

Today In History...

In 1821 Spain formally ceded Florida to the United States. In 1841 The British humor magazine "Punch" is first published. In 1850 Harvard Observatory takes the first photograph of a star (Vega). In 1898 During the Spanish-American War, Spain surrenders to the U.S. at Santiago, Cuba. In 1917 The British royal family adopts the name "Windsor." In 1935 Variety publishes its famous headline "Sticks Nix Hick Pix" (which might be translated as "rural America dislikes rural-themed movies"). In 1938 Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan takes off from New York, saying he was headed for Los Angeles, but ends up in Ireland the next day. In 1944 322 people are killed when a pair of ammunition ships exploded in Port Chicago, California. In 1945 President Truman, Soviet Premier Josef Stalin and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill begin meeting at Potsdam in the final Allied summit of World War II. In 1948 The Republic of Korea is founded. In 1948 Southe