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In 1963 Blues guitarist Elmore James dies in Chicago at age 45.
In 1964 The Beatles make their third appearance on the "Ed Sullivan Show," in a segment taped the previous April on the set of their movie "A Hard Day's Night." They perform "You Can't Do That."
In 1967 The Beatles watch Procol Harum perform at the Speakeasy in London.
In 1968 Mick Jagger and his girlfriend Marianne Faithful are arrested for weed possession.
In 1969 "Good Morning Starshine" by Oliver and "Baby I Love You" by Andy Kim both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1969 "Get Back" by the Beatles hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 5 weeks.
In 1970 Peter Green quits Fleetwood Mac to join a religious cult.
In 1974 Richard Pryor hosts NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special" with guests Olivia Newton-John and Boz Skaggs.
In 1974 Jazz great Duke Ellington dies of lung cancer at age 75.
In 1975 "Shining Star" by Earth Wind…

Today In History...

In 1738 John Wesley establishes the Methodist Church.
In 1830 The first U.S. passenger railroad service begins between Baltimore and Elliott's Mill, Maryland.
In 1844 Samuel F.B. Morse transmits the message "What hath God wrought!" from Washington to Baltimore, as he formally opened America's first telegraph line.
In 1881 Some 200 people die when the Canadian ferry "Princess Victoria" sinks near London, Ontario.
In 1883 The Brooklyn Bridge, linking Brooklyn and Manhattan, opens to traffic.
In 1899 The first auto repair shop opens in Cleveland, Ohio.
In 1935 The first major league baseball game played at night takes place in Cinncinati's Crosley Field as the Reds beat the Phillies, 2-1.
In 1941 The German battleship Bismarck sinks the British dreadnought Hood in the North Atlantic.
In 1959 The first house with built-in bomb shelter is exhibited in Pleasant Hills, Pennsylvania.
In 1962 Astronaut Scott Carpenter becomes the second American to orbit the Earth as he …

Born On This Day...

In 1544 Physician/scientist, William Gilbert (magnetism)
In 1686 Physicist, Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit (Fahrenheit temperature scale)
In 1743 King George III of Great Britain (1760-1820)
In 1743 French politician/writer, Jean Paul Marat
In 1816 Painter, Emanuel Leutze (Washington Crossing the Delaware)
In 1819 Queen Victoria of Great Britain (1837-1901)
In 1882 Silet film actor, Creighton Hale (Cat & Canary)
In 1893 Writer/columnist, Elsa Maxwell (Hotel For Women)
In 1895 Publisher, Samuel I. Newhouse (Parade, Vogue, Glamour)
In 1904 British singer/comedian, George Formby [d: 3-6-61]
In 1909 Congressman, Wilbur D. Mills (Fanne Fox scandal) [d: 5-2-92]
In 1914 Actress, Lilli Palmer (The Boys From Brazil) [d: 1-27-86]
In 1918 Civil rights leader/mayor, Coleman Alexander Young [d: 11-29-97]
In 1925 Actress/director, Mai Zetterling (Hitchhiker) [d: 3-15-94]
In 1927 Olympic athlete, John Kelly Jr. (Olypmic-Bronze-1956) [d: 3-2-85]
In 1928 Writer/correspondent, Roger Caras [d: 2-18-01]
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DID YOU KNOW?

According to Woman's Day and AOL, 32% of women eat something they later regret almost every day.Most people have at least three phone chargers and don't realize how important they are until they don't have one.30% of women think that putting on makeup is the most important thing they do all day.60% of men say they get turned off when they see a woman take a selfie.A survey found that 74% of people prefer to read a book the old-fashioned way.73% of people said they experience a sunburn at least once a year, sometimes, several times a year.According to Shape magazine, 14 million people are or have been in a long-distance relationship.31% of moms say they stress out about this, almost every day. What is it? Their weight.

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If you're thinking about buying a Rolls Royce, they have a sweet new accessory: it's an elegant champagne chest with serving tray, some hand-blown crystal champagne flutes, including two thermal caviar caissons, two blini caissons and Mother-of-Pearl spoons. Yours for just $47,000.A new study finds that chronically sleep-deprived people feel lonelier and are less inclined to be around or engaging with others.Odd moment at the Cannes Film Festival when Elle Fanning, who was attending one of the dinners, fainted and fell from her chair. The excuse being given: "Her dress was too tight."Italy was a place to avoid on Tuesday, at least, flying there. Aviation workers went on strike, causing 300 flights in and out to be canceled.All 650 Dressbarn stores are closing.Celine Dion said the other day that she owns between 3,000 and 4,000 pairs of shoes.Over 19 million watched the "Game of Thrones" finale. The series finale was watched by 19.3 million viewers across HB…

Music Calendar...

In 1926 "Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue" by Gene Austin is #1 on the charts.
In 1954 Bob Dylan celebrates his bar mitzvah.
In 1955 Bridgeport, CT, police cancel a dance featuring Fats Domino fearing a riot.
In 1958 Jerry Lee Lewis tells London reporters that he had married his 13-year-old cousin Myra.
In 1961 "Quarter To 3" by Gary "U.S." Bonds enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1961 "Mother-In-Law" by Ernie K-Doe is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1965 "What The World Needs Now Is Love" by Jackie DeShannon enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1965 "Ticket To Ride" by the Beatles is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1966 16-year-old Bruce Springsteen records his first song, "That's What You Get" with the Castiles.
In 1967 The Monkees' album "Headquarters" is released.
In 1967 Florence Ballard makes her last television appearance as a member of the Supremes, on NBC-TV's "The Tonight Show."
In 196…

Today In History...

In 1761 The first American life insurance policy is issued in Philadelphia.
In 1785 Benjamin Franklin invents the first bifocals.
In 1807 Former vice president Aaron Burr is put on trial for treason in Richmond, VA, but was acquitted in September.
In 1819 The first steamship to cross the Atlantic, the Savannah, departs from Savannah, Georgia, and arrives in Liverpool 29 days later.
In 1843 The first wagon train leaves Independence, MO, for the Oregon Trail.
In 1856 Violence erupts in Congress when Rep. Preston S. Brooks whacks Senator Charles Sumner with a cane.
In 1868 The "Great Train Robbery" takes place in Indiana, when seven men hold up the crew, detach the locomotive and take $96,000 in cash, gold and bonds.
In 1888 Leroy Buffington patents the system for building skyscrapers.
In 1892 Dr. Sheffield, a British dentist, invents the toothpaste tube.
In 1900 Edwin S. Votey patents the pneumatic piano player.
In 1935 President Franklin Roosevelt goes before Congress to explain his ve…

Born On This Day...

In 1813 German opera composer, Richard Wagner
In 1828 Pioneer eye surgeon, Albrecht Grafe
In 1859 English physician/writer, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes)
In 1892 Country music publisher/talent scout, Ralph Sylvester Peer
In 1902 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Al Simmons [d: 5-26-56]
In 1906 Actor/comedian, Harry Ritz (The Ritz Brothers) [d: 3-31-86]
In 1907 Actor, Sir Laurence Olivier (Hamlet, Jazz Singer) [d: 7-11-89]
In 1907 Cartoonist, Georges "Herge" Remi (Tin Tin) [d: 3-4-83]
In 1910 Announcer, Johnny Olsen (The Price Is Right) [d: 10-12-85)
In 1914 Author/journalist, Vance Packard (Animal IQ) [d: 12-12-96]
In 1915 Cartoonist, George Baker (The Sad Sack) [d: 5-17-75]
In 1920 Astronomer, Thomas Gold (steady-state theory of universe) [d: 6-22-04]
In 1922 TV critic, Judith Crist (TV Guide) [d: 8-7-12]
In 1924 Singer/actor, Charles Aznavour (The Tin Drum) [d: 10-1-18]
In 1927 Actor, Michael Constantine (Seymour Kaufman-Room 222) (92)
In 1928 Businessman, T. Boone Pickens (founded Mesa…

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DID YOU KNOW?

According to GQ magazine, men admit that they go on a diet more than women.The people who make parachutes claim they work properly 99.9% of the time.According to a recent study, eating late at night will heighten your risk for sunburn.One-third of married women regret taking their husband's name.According to Match.com, about 40% of guys lie about having children on dating websites.One in five single men say they haven't cooked a meal in over a year.About 2,300 Americans went to the emergency room last year because of pizza.76 percent of women make their bed every day, compared to only 46 percent of men.5% of wedding guests say they never do this, while over 40% say they always do? Use the wedding registry to pick a gift.

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According to a new study, British people are having dinner two hours later than in 1997."Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" is set to conclude after this season.Scarlett Johansson and Colin Yost are officially engaged after two years of dating.Little Caesars is joining the meatless-madness and coming out with an "Impossible Pizza." Yep, no meat. Just a meat-like substance.Melvin Edmonds, a founding member of After 7 and older brother of Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, died Saturday following a short illness. He was 65."John Wick 3" actually bumped "Avengers: End Game" out of the number one spot over the weekend.Whitney Houston's family is working with a producer and it looks like there will soon be a Whitney Houston hologram tour. Would you go?David Begnaud, Jericka Duncan, Anna Werner and Vladimir Duthiers are the new correspondents for "CBS This Morning." The co-hosts are Gayle King, Anthony Mason and Tony Dokoupil."Hoss&quo…

Music Calendar...

In 1892 The opera "I Pagliacci," by Ruggiero Leoncavallo, is first performed, in Milan, Italy.
In 1959 "Gypsy," a musical inspired by Gypsy Rose Lee, opens on Broadway.
In 1963 Stevie Wonder records his first hit, "Fingertips," live in Detroit.
In 1964 The Drifters record "Under the Boardwalk."
In 1965 Time magazine features a story titled "Rock 'N Roll: Everybody's Tuned In." The Beach Boys, Peter Noone, Petula Clark and the Supremes were among those appearing on the cover.
In 1966 "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me" by Dusty Springfield and "Red Rubber Ball" by Cyrkle both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1968 Paul McCartney and Jane Asher attend an Andy Williams concert.
In 1968 Rolling Stone Brian Jones is arrested a second time for possession of marijuana in his London apartment.
In 1969 John Lennon and Yoko Ono begin thier "Bed-in For Peace" at Montreal's Queen Elizabeth Hotel.
In 1971 Paul McC…

Today In History...

In 1542 Spanish explorer Hernando do Soto dies while searching for gold along the Mississippi River.
In 1832 The first democratic convention begins in Baltimore. (They nominate President Andrew Jackson for a second term.)
In 1840 New Zealand is declared a British colony.
In 1881 The American Red Cross is founded by Clarissa "Clara" Barton.
In 1908 The first horror film, "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde," is premieres in Chicago.
In 1919 A proposed federal amendment to give women the right to vote passes the House of Representatives, 304-89.
In 1924 14-year-old Bobby Franks is murdered in a "thrill-killing" committed by Nathan Leopold Jr. and Richard Loeb, two students at the University of Chicago.
In 1927 Charles Lindburgh lands his Spirit of St. Louis near Paris, France, completing the first solo airplane flight across the Atlantic.
In 1941 A German U-boat sinks the American freighter S.S. "Robin Moore" in the South Atlantic.
In 1945 Lauren Bacall and Humphre…

Born On This Day...

In 1471 German artist, Albrecht Durer (Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse)
In 1527 King Philip II Of Spain (1556-98)
In 1688 English poet/satirist, Alexander Pope
In 1780 English reformer, Elizabeth Fry
In 1844 French painter, Henri Julien Felix Rousseau
In 1860 Scientist/physiologist, Willem Einthoven (electrocardiograph)
In 1878 Aircraft pioneer, Glenn Curtis
In 1898 Financier/manufacturer, Armand Hammer (Arm & Hammer)
In 1899 Actor, Ralph Sanford (Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp)
In 1901 Bandleader/pianist, Horace Heidt (Musical Knights) [d: 12-1-86]
In 1902 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Earl Howard Averill (Indians) [d: 8-16-83]
In 1904 Actor, Robert Montgomery (Here Comes Mr. Jordan) [d: 9-27-81]
In 1904 Singer/bandleader, "Fats" Waller [d: 12-15-42]
In 1909 Actress/singer, Lola Lane (Lane Sisters) [d: 6-22-81]
In 1916 Author/singer, Harold Robbins (Carpetbaggers) [d: 10-14-97]
In 1917 Actor, Raymond Burr (Perry Mason, Ironsides) [d: 9-12-93]
In 1917 Actor/singer, Dennis Day (Jack Benny Sho…

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DID YOU KNOW?

39% of men say they actually like it when their wife belches.40% of American men couldn't tell you the shoe size of their significant other.34% of Americans say drinking some water is the last thing they do before they get into bed to go to sleep.A recent survey found that one in five people can't name an author.It takes the average woman 45% longer than men to order from a menu.37% of office workers say they've caught their co-worker picking their nose.The average person has three unpaid bills.According to CareerBuilders.com, 42% of people with master's degrees have traveled abroad, while only about 20% of folks with no college experience have.At one time 90% of kids played with this. Today, only 34% of kids have ever played with this. What is it? Jump rope.

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The birth certificate for the son of Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, reveals that Archie was born in a private hospital in London. The certificate filed Friday makes clear that Meghan did not give birth to the child in the couple's Frogmore Cottage home, as had been rumored.An average of 18 million people watched the 279th and final episode of history-making "The Big Bang Theory" Thursday night.Steve Kroft, one of the longest serving correspondents serving on "60 Minutes," will retire from the CBS newsmagazine, CBS News said Friday.Keanu Reeves revealed during "Ellen" he had a (mutual) crush on Sandra Bullock while filming "Speed," but neither knew it.The Saturday before Mother's Day, one gambler won $1.8 million on a slot machine at the Venetian in Las Vegas.A new study says that half of Americans are just one paycheck away from disaster.Gucci is being slammed for selling a $790 turban.Kelly Clarkson says she is not doin…

Music Calendar...

In 1942 Glenn Miller and His Orchestra records "(I've Got a Gal in) Kalmazoo" at Victor Studios in Hollywood.
In 1954 Bill Haley & the Comets' single "Rock Around The Clock" is released.
In 1958 Pianist Van Cliburn returns home after winning the Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow, and became the first musician to receive a ticker tape parade in New York.
In 1966 George Harrison visits the Maharishi Yogi for the first time.
In 1966 John Lennon, and wife Cynthia, attend an all-night party with Mick Jagger and Chrissie Shrimpton.
In 1967 Jimi Hendrix signs his first American record contract with Reprise Records.
In 1967 The BBC bans the Beatle's "A Day in the Life" for drug references.
In 1967 The Association's single "Windy" is released.
In 1967 "Soul Finger" by the Bar-Kays enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1967 "Groovin'" by the Young Rascals hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.
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Today In History...

In 1506 Christopher Columbus dies in poverty in Spain.
In 1639 The city council of Dorchester, MA, establishes the first school funded by community taxes.
In 1830 The first railroad timetable is published, in the newspaper the Baltimore American.
In 1861 North Carolina votes to secede from the Union.
In 1861 The capital of the Confederacy is moved from Montgomery, Alabama, to Richmond, Virginia.
In 1862 President Lincoln signs the Homestead Act into law, which opened millions of acres of free land to settlers in the West.
In 1874 Levi Strauss markets his blue jeans with copper rivets, priced at $13.50 a dozen.
In 1875 The International Bureau of Weights & Measures is established by treaty.
In 1892 George Sampson patents the clothes dryer.
In 1902 The United States ends its occupation of Cuba.
In 1926 Thomas Edison boldly predicts that Americans would always like silent movies better that talking pictures.
In 1927 At 7:40am, Charles Lindbergh takes off in the "Spirit of St. Louis" f…

Born On This Day...

In 1663 Publisher, William II Bradford (first New York newspaper)
In 1750 Financier, Stephen Girard (bailed out U.S. bonds during War of 1812)
In 1759 Architect, William Thornton (designed the Capitol at Washington, DC)
In 1768 Dorothea "Dolley" Madison, wife of President James Madison
In 1799 French novelist/playwright, Honore de Balzac
In 1806 English philosopher, John Stuart Mill
In 1818 Businessman, William George Fargo (co-founded Wells, Fargo & Co)
In 1822 Economist, Frederic Passy (co-winner of first Nobel Peace Prize)
In 1844 French painter, Henri Rousseau
In 1851 German inventor, Emile Berliner (microphone, grammaphone)
In 1890 Italian tenor, Beniamino Gigli
In 1894 Author, Adela Rogers St. Johns (Mother Confessor of Hollywood)
In 1899 U.S. Supreme Court Justice, John Marshall Harlan II (1955-71)
In 1901 World chess champion, Max Euwe (1935-37) [d: 11-26-81]
In 1904 British novelist, Margery Allingham (Albert Campion) [d: 6-30-66]
In 1908 Actor, Jimmy Stewart (It's A Wonde…

Playing at the Movies This Weekend 5-17-19

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Why Riverdale Is Waiting to Address Luke Perry's Death in Season 4. Riverdale, like the rest of the world, suffered a major loss earlier this year with the death of Luke Perry. The actor, who had played Fred Andrews for three seasons, died after a stroke on March 4 with three episodes of the season left to film. The show addressed Fred's absence by saying he was "away" on business, with Molly Ringwald returning as Archie's mother Mary to take care of their son for the last few episodes of the season, but Fred has not yet been written out of the series. It might feel clear why to those who kept up with the end of the season and Wednesday's season finale, as there simply wasn't the time that would be needed to deal with the loss of Archie's father, in any capacity. Showrunner and EP Roberto Aguirre Sacasa tells E! News that Fred's continued absence will "absolutely" be addressed when the show returns for season four, at the start of the se…

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Gerard Butler is an American hero turned fugitive in the first Angel Has Fallen trailer. Wherever Mike Banning goes, cities fall. But this time it's his turn. Last month, EW debuted a first look at Angel Has Fallen, the sequel to hit action films Olympus Has Fallen and London Has Fallen. And now, EW has the exclusive trailer for Gerard Butler's third go-around as the ever-faithful Secret Service agent. As seen in the trailer, Morgan Freeman's Allan Trumbull has succeeded President Asher (Aaron Eckhart) and put Mike (Butler) in charge of the Secret Service. "We really hadn't had much screen time together," Butler tells EW of working with Freeman. "But we very quickly established these two like-minded souls and this strong bond and respect for each other and this father figure that had developed for [Mike]." But that bond is immediately challenged by a deadly drone attack that leaves Mike as the primary suspect. "That was one of our first scenes …

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Nipsey Hussle's final day on a music video set was an uplifting, almost spiritual experience alongside DJ Khaled and John Legend. TMZ obtained this behind-the-scenes footage showing Nip, John and Khaled recording the vid ... just a few days before Nipsey would be gunned down outside his Marathon Clothing store in South L.A. The video setting was atop a parking structure the crew rented out in nearby Inglewood. The song is for the Khaled track, "Higher," which will be on his upcoming album, "Father of Asahd." John referenced the project in his tribute tweet to Nipsey on the day he died, saying he'd just filmed with him and calling the collab "beautiful." He was right ... the song sounds like a straight banger, and also looks like it'll have pretty interesting visuals -- John at a grand piano, right next to classic cars with hydraulic suspensions firing. Not to mention Nipsey in a dope head-to-toe blue suit. "Higher" drops Friday and i…