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Music Calendar...

In 1940 Lionel Hampton joins the Nat King Cole trio to record "Central Avenue Breakdown" and "Jack the Bellboy." In 1963 The Rolling Stones begin their first recording session at London's Olympic Sound Studios. In 1964 Bob Dylan arrives in Britain for his first tour. In 1967 Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Brian Jones are all in court, defending themselves in separate drug-related cases. In 1968 Jim Morrison of the Doors incites an riot during a Chicago concert, then escapes backstage as the crowd battles with police. In 1969 The Turtles and the Temptations play Tricia Nixon's White House Masque Ball. In 1969 "Get Back" b/w "Don't Let Me Down" by Beatles and "Love Theme From 40 Romeo & Juliet" by Henry Mancini both enter on the U.S. top chart. In 1973 Alice Cooper appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. In 1974 The Who sell out four nights in Madison Square Garden (80,000 seats) in less than 8 hours. In 1974 Eric

Today In History...

In 1497 Italian navigator Amerigo Vespucci sails on his first voyage to the New World. America was named for him. In 1503 Columbus discovers the Cayman Islands. In 1774 Louis XVI becomes King Of France at age four. In 1775 The Continental Congress issues paper currency for the first time. In 1775 Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys capture the British-held fortress at Ticonderoga, New York. In 1818 American patriot Paul Revere dies in Boston. In 1865 Union forces capture Confederate President Jefferson Davis in Irwinville, Georgia. In 1869 A golden spike is driven at Promontory, Utah, marking the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in the United States. In 1872 Victoria Woodhull becomes the first woman nominated for the U.S. presidency by the National Equal Rights party. In 1908 The first Mother's Day is observed during church services in Grafton, West Virginia, and Philadelphia. In 1924 J. Edgar Hoover becomes the director of the FBI. In 1930 The first U.S. plane

Born On This Day...

In 1730 Attorney/judge, George Ross (signed the Declaration of Independence) In 1755 Explorer, Robert Gray (first to carry U.S. flag around the world) In 1788 French physicist, Augustin-Jean Fresnel (optics pioneer) In 1789 Historian/publisher, Jared Sparks (North American Review) In 1838 Stage actor, John Wilkes Booth (assassinated Lincoln) In 1850 Merchant, Sir Thomas Lipton (Lipton Tea) In 1868 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Edward "Ed" Barrow (Yankees) In 1882 Actor, Thurston Hall (Mr. Schuyler-Topper) In 1888 Conductor/composer, Max Steiner (Gone With The Wind, Casablanca) In 1898 Historian, Ariel Durant (The Story of Civilization) In 1898 German biochemist, Rudolf Schoenheimer ("tagging" molecules) In 1899 Dancer/actor, Fred Astaire (Easter Parade, Daddy Long Legs) In 1899 Composer, Dimitri Tiomkin (High Noon, The High And The Mighty) In 1900 Cartoonist, Vincent T. Hamlin (created Alley Oop) [d: 6-14-93] In 1902 Film producer, David O. Selznick (Gone With The Wind) [

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Music Calendar...

In 1947 The sheet music for "White Christmas" by Irving Berlin is first published. In 1950 "The Third Man Theme" by Guy Lombardo hits #1 on the charts and stayed there for 11 weeks. In 1957 "I'm Walking" by Ricky Nelson and "Love Letters In The Sand" by Pat Boone both enter the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1965 Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards composes "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction." In 1971 Ike & Tina Turner receive their only gold record for their version of "Proud Mary." In 1972 "Rocket Man" by Elton John and "Song Sung Blue" by Neil Diamond both enter the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1973 Paul Simon begins his first tour in 20 years without Art Garfunkel. In 1976 Santana appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. In 1977 Led Zeppelin plays before 76,000 Michigan fans, breaking the group's own world attendance record. In 1977 The Kinks, James Brown and Kenny Rogers appear on NBC-TV's &