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Music Calendar...

In 1955 The Cole Porter musical "Silk Stockings" opens at the Imperial Theater on Broadway. In 1956 Bill Haley is paid a $250,000 guarantee to perform at 21 U.S. gigs. In 1961 The first French International Rock and Roll Festival is held. In 1965 The Beach Boys record "Help Me Rhonda." In 1968 Pete Seeger sings all 6 verses of "Waist Deep in the Big Muddy" on the "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour." It had been censored because it was critical of President Johnson's Vietnam policy. In 1968 Janis Joplin appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. In 1969 "Love Is All Around" by the Troggs enters the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1969 The Jimi Hendrix Experience plays its last British concert at London's Royal Albert Hall before breaking up. In 1969 "Hooked On A Feeling" by B.J. Thomas is certified gold. In 1971 Four months after her death, Janis Joplin receives a gold record for the "Pearl" album. In 1973 "Drift

Today In History...

In 1582 Pope Gregory XIII outlines his calendar reforms for the Gregorian Calendar, still in use today. In 1803 In its Marbury vs. Madison decision, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that it was the final interpreter of constitutional issues. In 1821 Mexico declares independence from Spain. In 1863 Arizona is organized as a territory. In 1868 The U.S. House of Representatives votes to impeach President Andrew Johnson following his attempted dismissal of Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. He is later acquitted by the Senate. In 1903 The U.S. acquires a naval station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. In 1920 The Nazi party holds it first meeting in Munich. In 1922 Serial killer Henri Landau known as "Bluebeard" is executed in France for the murder of ten women. In 1927 The U.S. Supreme Court rules that states may control KKK activities. In 1929 The first Sherlock Holmes movie is released, a one-reeler withClive Brook as Holmes. In 1938 The first nylon toothbrushes go on sale in New Jersey. I

Born On This Day...

In 1500 King Charles I Of Spain (1516-56) In 1556 Religious leader, Pope Clement VIII (1592-1605) In 1663 Inventor, Thomas Newcomen (first practical atmospheric steam engine) In 1786 Author, Wilhelm Karl Grimm (Grimm's Fairy Tales) In 1824 Editor/writer, George William Curtis (Harper's Weekly) In 1836 American painter, Winslow Homer In 1840 Inventor, John Holland (designed the first successful submarine) In 1874 Baseball player, Honus Wagner (Pirates) In 1876 Actor, Victor Moore (Ziegfeld Follies, Seven Year Itch) In 1877 Swiss conductor/composer, Rudolph Ganz In 1885 Actor/TV host, Bert Lytell (Henry-One Man's Family) In 1885 Admiral Chester Nimitz (in charge of Pacific Fleet during WWII) In 1890 Actress, Marjorie Main (Ma Kettle) In 1893 Inventor, Miles Seed (photographic dry plates for X-Rays) In 1917 Physicist, William Fairbank (superconductivity) [d: 9-30-89] In 1921 Actor, Abe Vigoda (Barney Miller, Fish) [d: 1-26-16] In 1921 Actor, Douglas Watson (MacKenzie-Another W

Weird News 2-24-21

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Things You Need to Know- 2:23:21, 4.04 PM

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Did You Know- 2:23:21, 4.06 PM

Desert Radio AZ Podcasts · Did You Know- 2:23:21, 4.06 PM