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DID YOU KNOW?

The average American is exposed to over 270 commercials every day. Just about everybody drives around with the gas gauge on empty while driving, but men are far more likely to do it than women. According to a study by Liverpool's John Moores University, an itchy ankle is the most pleasurable body part to relieve by scratching. Before they are five years old, more than 75 percent of children get an ear infection. 45% of people waiting in drive-thru fast food lines say they chat to the other people in the car.

TODAY'S IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION

Around 27% of single men say they won't date a woman who has this? A twin.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

A Georgia woman is suing Emory University Hospital after she underwent surgery and later discovered doctors had accidentally left a camera inside of her. Illinois, Connecticut and New Jersey are all having some serious financial troubles. For now, Illinois has suspended their state lottery. A Michigan couple in an assisted living facility have just celebrated their 80th wedding anniversary. Both are 99 years old. Prince William and Prince Harry will rededicate the grave of their mom Princess Diana tomorrow, on what would have been her 56th birthday. August will mark the 20th anniversary of her death. Adele is hinting that her current concert tour will be her last. Pierce Brosnan will be back and singing in "Momma Mia 2." President Trump hosted the new South Korean president at the White House last night. The Apple iPhone turned 10-years-old yesterday. That Petya ransomeware has now spread to 65 countries. While this year's Amazon Prime Day is July 11th, it'll actuall…

ON THIS DAY

In 1834, the Indian Territory was created by Congress. Awful generous, giving them a portion of what was once theirs. It also set the world record for the biggest re-gifting ever.

On this date in 1859, a French acrobat crossed Niagra Falls on a tightrope. What some people won't do to get out of paying admission. The sad part was he forgot his passport and had to go back the same way.

In 1936, the novel "Gone with the Wind" was first published. That was the book that made "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn" more than just a household phrase.

On this date in 1936, Congress approved a 40-hour work week. They should try it sometime.

In 1948, the transistor is demonstrated in Murray Hill, New Jersey. Of course, there were people opposed to it, because it had the word "trans" in it.

It was on this date back in 1971 that the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, lowering the minimum voting age to 18... so we would have more people to blame …

Music Calendar...

In 1922 Country music's first recording session takes place when Erick Robertson and Henry Gilliland record 6 fiddle tunes at the Victor studios in New York City.

In 1939 Frank Sinatra makes his first appearance with Harry James' band at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore singing "My Love For You."

In 1954 "Sh-Boom" by Crew-Cuts enters the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1962 "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" by Neil Sedaka, "Ahab The Arab" by Ray Stevens, and "The Loco-Motion" by Little Eva all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.

In 1966 The Beatles touch down in Tokyo for a concert tour.

In 1966 The Supremes record "You Keep Me Hangin' On."

In 1967 The Monkees play the first of three sold-out concerts at London's Wembley Empire Pool.

In 1971 The Fillmore West closes in San Francisco.

In 1971 Creedence Clearwater's single "Sweet Hitch-Hiker" is released.

In 1971 "Indian Reservation" by the…

Today In History...

In 1834 The Indian Territory is created by Congress.

In 1859 French acrobat Blondin, born Jean Francois Gravelet, crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope as 5,000 spectators watched.

In 1870 Ada Kepley of Effingham, Illinois, becomes America's first female law school graduate.

In 1893 The Excelsior diamond (blue-white, 995 carats) is discovered.

In 1894 Korea declares independence from China and asks for Japanese aid.

In 1906 The Pure Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act become law.

In 1914 Mahatma Gandhi is arrested in a campaign for Indian equal rights in South Africa.

In 1921 President Harding appoints former President Taft chief justice of the United States.

In 1930 First round-the-world radio broadcast is heard from Schenectady, NY.

In 1934 Adolf Hitler begins his "blood purge" of political and military leaders in Germany. Among those killed was Ernst Roehm, leader of the Nazi stormtroopers and Hitler's one-time ally.

In 1936 The novel …

Born On This Day...

In 1470 King Charles VIII of France (1483-98)

In 1768 Elizabeth Monroe, wife of James Monroe (5th U.S. president)

In 1819 William Almon Wheeler, 19th U.S. vice-president (1877-1881)

In 1879 Actor, Walter Hampden (Hunchback of Notre Dame)

In 1883 Basketball Hall-of-Famer, Ed Wachter

In 1898 Actor, George Chandler (Uncle Petrie Martin-Lassie, Ichabod & Me)

In 1900 Actress, Madge Bellamy (White Zombie) [d: 1-24-90]

In 1904 Actress, Glenda Farrell (Kissin' Cousins) [d: 5-1-71]

In 1911 Polish-American writer, Czeslaw Milosz [d: 8-14-04]

In 1917 Singer/actress, Lena Horne (Stormy Weather, The Wiz) [d: 5-9-10]

In 1917 Bandleader/drummer, Buddy Rich (Buddy Rich Band) [d: 4-2-87]

In 1918 Actress, Susan Hayward (I Want To Live, Tulsa) [d: 3-14-75]

In 1927 Author, James Goldman (Butch Cassidy) [d: 10-28-98]

In 1927 Actor, Harvey Vernon (Jasper-Carter Country) [d: 10-9-96]

In 1930 Singer, June Valli (Your Hit Parade, Chiquita Banana) [d: 3-12-93]

In 1934 Magi…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Note: McVay Media will not be doing an Entertaiment News Report for Monday or Tuesday next week due to the 4th of July. They will be back for Wednesday's prep sheet.

Michael Buble Makes Touching Speech During First Public Appearance Since Son Noah's Cancer Battle. After months by his son Noah's side as he battled cancer, Michael Buble stepped back into the spotlight for an uplifting moment. The Grammy-winning father of two emerged in his native Canada on Wednesday to accept the National Arts Centre Award in Ottawa from the Governor General of Canada. Sporting a tailored black suit, the famous crooner was visibly moved as he was hailed as one of the "preeminent music artists of his generation" during the prestigious ceremony. Soon, he took the podium to share personal remarks, beginning with a quote from Maya Angelou that concluded with, "People will never forget how you made them feel." "My entire life has been inspired by how my family has made me …