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In 1950 "Mona Lisa" by Nat King Cole debuts on the charts.
In 1953 Elvis Presley graduates from L.C. Humes High School in Memphis.
In 1956 "I Almost Lost My Mind" by Pat Boone enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1958 "The Purple People Eater" by Sheb Wooley and "Yakety Yak" by the Coasters both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1962 Island Records releases its first single, "Twist Baby" by Jamaican vocalist Owen Gray.
In 1962 "I Can't Stop Loving You" by Ray Charles hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 5 weeks.
In 1964 The Rolling Stones open the group's first U.S. tour with a show at a high school football stadium in Lynn, Massachusetts.
In 1967 David Bowie's self-titled debut album is released.
In 1967 The Beatles' album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" is released in the U.S.
In 1972 Dion reunites with the Belmonts for an Oldies revival show at Madison Square Garden in New York.
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Today In History

In 1851 Maine becomes the first state to enact a law prohibiting alcohol.
In 1858 The Donati Comet is first seen and named after it's discoverer.
In 1883 The first non-league baseball game played under electric lights takes place in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.
In 1886 President Grover Cleveland marries Frances Folsom and becomes the first president (and to date the only) to wed while in office.
In 1896 Marconi is given a patent on his new invention, the radio.
In 1910 Pygmies are discovered in Dutch New Guinea.
In 1924 U.S. citizenship is granted to all American Indians.
In 1941 Baseball's "Iron Horse," New York Yankee Lou Gehrig, dies at age 37 of ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis).
In 1946 The Italian monarchy is abolished in favor of a republic.
In 1953 Elizabeth II is crowned Queen of Great Britain in Westminister Abby, 16 months after the death of her father, King George VI.
In 1966 The U.S. space probe Surveyor I makes the first soft-landing on the moon and begins transmitting …

Born On This Day...

In 1535 Religious leader, Pope Leo XI (1605)
In 1740 French military general/writer, Marquis de Sade
In 1835 St. Pius X, 257th Roman Catholic pope (1903-14)
In 1840 English novelist/poet, Thomas Hardy
In 1857 Composer, Sir Edward Elgar (Pomp and Circumstance)
In 1863 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Wilbert Robinson
In 1881 Engineer, Henry Joseph Round (helped develop radio communications)
In 1899 Actor, Royal Beal (Death of a Salesman)
In 1903 Physicist, Robert Morris Page (pulse radar) [d: 5-15-92]
In 1904 Swimmer/actor, Johnny Weissmuller (Tarzan) [d: 1-20-84]
In 1908 Newscaster, Ben Grauer (radio news pioneer) [d: 5-31-77]
In 1915 Cartoon vocist, Walter Tetley (Sherman-Bullwinkle Show) [d: 9-4-75]
In 1917 Actor, Max Showalter (Niagra, Sixteen Candles) [d: 7-30-00]
In 1920 Football Hall-of-Famer, Tex Schramm (Cowboys President) [d: 7-15-03]
In 1921 Producer, Alexander Salkind (Superman movies) [d: 3-8-97]
In 1926 Actor, Milo O'Shea (Barbarella, Romeo & Juliet, Verdict) [d: 4-2-13]
In 1927 Historian…

Music Calendar...

In 1950 Frank Sinatra makes his TV debut appearing on NBC's "Star-Spangled Review" with Bob Hope.
In 1957 Buddy Holly & the Crickets' single "That'll Be The Day" is released.
In 1961 Johnny Cash appears on the NBC-TV drama "The Deputy."
In 1962 Bob Dylan's album "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan," containing the track "Blowin' in the Wind," is released.
In 1963 The Beatles' single "From Me To You" b/w "Thank You Girl" is released in the U.S. It wouldn't chart until the following March.
In 1964 Eleven boys are suspended at a Coventry, England, school for having hair styles like Mick Jagger.
In 1966 John Lennon and Bob Dylan appear in a TV documentary "Eat The Document" on New York's educational TV station WNDT.
In 1967 Columbia Records and RCA Victor announce they would raise the list price of mono albums by one dollar on June 1. It's the first increase since 1953.
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Today In History...

In 1647 The first recorded execution of a witch takes place by hanging in Massachusetts.
In 1703 St. Petersburg (Leningrad) is founded by Peter the Great.
In 1896 255 people are killed when a tornado strikes St. Louis, MO, and East St. Louis, IL; thousands were left homeless.
In 1907 The Bubonic Plague breaks out in San Francisco.
In 1919 The first pop-up toaster is patented by Charles Strite of Minnesota.
In 1921 After 84 years of British control, Afghanistan achieves sovereignty.
In 1929 Charles Lindbergh marries Anne Spencer Morrow in Englewood, NJ.
In 1930 Cellophane and masking tapes are patented by Richard G. Drew.
In 1933 Walt Disney's Academy Award-winning animated short "The Three Little Pigs" is first released.
In 1935 The U.S. Supreme Court declares the National Industrial Recovery Act unconstitutional.
In 1936 The ocean liner, "Queen Mary," leaves England on its maiden voyage.
In 1937 The Golden Gate bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, Californi…

Born On This Day...

In 1818 Women's rights advocate, Ameila Jenks Bloomer (popularized bloomers)
In 1819 Poet/social reformer, Julia Ward Howe (Battle Hymn of the Republic)
In 1836 Industrialist, Jay Gould (railroad magnate)
In 1837 American gunfighter/entertainer, "Wild Bill" Hickok
In 1867 English novelist/playwright, Arnold Bennett (Great Babylon)
In 1871 French expressionist painter, Georges-Henri Rouault
In 1878 American dancer, Isadora Duncan (founded modern dance)
In 1894 Author, Dashiell Hammett (Maltese Falcon, Thin Man)
In 1897 Physicist, Sir John D. Cockroft (Radar) (Nobel-1951)
In 1907 Scientist/author, Rachel Carson (deplored pesticide use) [d: 4-14-64]
In 1909 Singer, Dolores Hope (Bob Hopes's wife) [d: 9-19-11]
In 1911 Hubert Humphrey, 38th U.S. vice-president [d: 1-13-78]
In 1911 Actor, Vincent Price (The Fly, House of Wax) [d: 10-25-93]
In 1912 Golf Hall-of-Famer, Sam Snead (3-time Masters, PGA) [d: 5-23-02]
In 1915 Novelist, Herman Wouk (Caine Mutiny, Winds of War) [d: 5-17-19]
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DID YOU KNOW?

A wedding ring helps a man in a job interview, but hurts a woman.18% of women have gotten a credit card behind their spouse's back.Coca-cola cost just 5 cents for its first 73 years of existence.Most of us consider an alarm clock essential, but 12% of us don't have one.When it comes to eating, less than one out of five people eat at the kitchen or dining room table just once a week.The average American watches up to 18 different TV channels.Ladies, if a friend asks you to be a bridesmaid, it will cost you about $1,700.Although they can save you money, the amount of people using coupons has dropped over the last few years.The average guy thinks about this 6 times a day, the average women does 40 times. What? Their hair. Periodically, a rumor starts on the Internet that says natural redheads will become extinct by the year 2060. Lucky for gingers everywhere, this is a myth. It's true that the gene that causes red hair is recessive, meaning that both parents must have it for …