ON THIS DAY 1-17-20


It takes about 23 minutes of exercise to burn off just one can of Coca-Cola and other soft drinks.The famous North American landmark Niagara Falls is constantly moving backward.40% of married men say their wives are backstreet drivers and they don't like it.65% of fathers refuse to allow their children to touch the thermostat.If you are a nurse, you'll walk an average of four and a half miles per day.A quarter of all couples invite guests they hope won't come when planning their wedding.According to a recent survey, 2 out of 5 adults would take a trip to outer space if they could afford it.According to one bridal magazine, about 20% of people say the father giving away the bride is their least favorite wedding tradition.27% of us with back pain say this is one of the reasons for it? Picking up the kids.


The Hard Rock Cafe and Casino in Las Vegas is down to it's final couple of weeks. It closes and makes its way for the wrecking ball on February 3.Some wild storms this winter. At the Lake Tahoe Resort, they clocked a wind gust at 137 mph.You know who's excited about the new movie, "Dolittle?" The producers of the movie, "Cats." At least for now, "Dolittle" is considered the worst movie out there.All eyes were on Britain's Prince Harry yesterday as he hosted the Rugby League World Cup 2021 draws at Buckingham Palace. It just might have been his last official duty as a royal.Meanwhile, Kate Middleton reportedly said Prince William doesn't want more children.For those of you keeping score at home, there were 58.5 billion robocalls in the U.S. last year. That's up 22% from the year before.Disney-Plus already has over 40-million users.25% of U.S. broadband households use free, ad-based streaming services, and more than 25% are interested in…

Music Calendar...

In 1936 Bill Monroe begins his first recording sessions.
In 1957 "Don't Knock The Rock," a film starring Bill Haley, Little Richard, Fats Domino, The Platters, Gene Vincent, and Alan Freed opens at London's Astoria cinema.
In 1965 The Rolling Stones record "The Last Time," the first A-side single written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards.
In 1966 The Outsiders' single "Time Won't Let Me" is released.
In 1968 Manfred Mann's "The Mighty Quinn" is #1 on the UK top 40 chart.
In 1969 "Lady Samantha" by Reginald Kenneth Dwight (aka Elton John) is released in England on Philips Records.
In 1970 The Doors' 2-night stand at the Felt Forum in New York is recorded for their forthcoming album, "Absolute Live."
In 1970 Soul giant Billy Stewart, 32, is killed in a car crash.
In 1970 "Psychedelic Shack" by Temptations enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1971 Marvin Gaye sings the National Anthem at Super Bowl V in Mi…

Today In History...

In 1562 French Protestants, also known as Huguenots, are recognized under the Edict of St. Germain.
In 1733 Polar bears are exhibited for the first time in Boston.
In 1773 Captain James Cook becomes the first to cross the Antarctic Circle.
In 1806 President Thomas Jefferson's daughter, Martha, gives birth to James Madison Randolph, the first child born in the White House.
In 1871 The first cable car is patented by Andrew S. Hallidie.
In 1893 Rutherford B. Hayes, the 19th U.S. president, dies at age 70.
In 1893 Hawaii's monarchy is overthrown as a group of white businessmen and sugar planters force Queen Liliuokalani to abdicate.
In 1917 The U.S. pays Denmark $25 million for the Virgin Islands.
In 1945 During World War II, Soviet and Polish forces liberate Warsaw from the Nazis.
In 1945 Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, credited with saving tens of thousands of Jews from the Nazis, disappeared in Hungary while in Soviet custody.
In 1946 The United Nations security council holds its firs…

Born On This Day...

In 1706 Statesman/inventor, Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanac)
In 1732 Stanislaw II, last king of Poland (1764-95)
In 1771 Novelist, Charles Brockden Brown (father of the American novel)
In 1857 Inventor, Eugene Augustin Lauste (first sound-on-film recording)
In 1860 Dramatist/playwright, Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (The Cherry Orchard)
In 1863 British prime minister, David Lloyd George (1916-22)
In 1863 Actor/director, Konstantin Stanislavsky
In 1884 Director, Mack Sennett (created the Keystone Kops)
In 1899 Famed mobster, Al Capone
In 1899 American educator, Robert Maynard Hutchins
In 1900 Inventor, George Sperti (Preparation H) [d: 4-30-91]
In 1903 Game show host/actor, Warren Hull (Strike It Rich) [d: 9-14-74]
In 1919 Broadcast journalist, Dallas Townsend (CBS) [d: 6-1-95]
In 1920 Country singer, Walter Butler Bailes (Bailes Brothers) [d: 11-27-00]
In 1921 Actor, Dale Berti (John Taylor-Guns Of Paradise) [d: 11-26-91]
In 1921 Cartoonist, Antonio Prohias (Mad Magazine) [d: 2-24-99]
In 1922…


Taylor Swift's Miss Americana Netflix Doc Is Coming Sooner Than You Think. Ready for it? Taylor Swift's Netflix documentary is coming -- and it will be here sooner than you think. Starting January 31, Taylor Swift: Miss Americana will be available to watch on the popular streaming service. The upcoming documentary will also be premiering at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival on January 23. Following the 30-year-old singer's record-breaking career, the film will give a "raw and emotionally revealing look" at Swift's life as she finds her voice as a singer-songwriter and also a woman of today. Back in November, Swift announced that the documentary was underway ahead of her 2019 American Music Awards performance, where she was honored with the coveted Artist of the Decade Award. But, the good news was overshadowed by a shocking revelation from the "Lover" singer. At the time, Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta weren't letting Swift use old footage from…