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ON THIS DAY

On this date in 1621, the Pilgrims and Native Americans signed a treaty. As far as I know, it all worked out.
The Native Americans wouldn't open any casinos as long as the Pilgrims didn't watch football on Thanksgiving. We all know how that worked out.
As we all know, it turned out to be one of the worst time-share agreements of all time.
The Native Americans agreed to teach them the ways to survive in the New World and the pilgrims agreed to learn and eventually displace the Native Americans from their home.
Within 6 months, the "Ye Olde Casino" opened up.

In 1790, Thomas Jefferson reported to George Washington as our country's new Secretary of State. The first thing Washington said was, "Dibs on the dollar bill and the quarter!" He wanted to make sure he started the job before National Secretary's Day rolled around.

On this date in 1871, Journalist Henry M. Stanley began his famous expedition to Africa to locate the missing Scottish missionary David Liv…

Music Calendar...

In 1952 Allan Freed hosts the first rock & roll concert, the "Moondog Ball," in Cleveland.
In 1953 "The Doggie In The Window" by Patti Page is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1955 Big Maybelle records "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On."
In 1956 Carl Perkins breaks four ribs and his shoulder in a car accident that killed his brother, Jay, and his manager on their way to appear on "The Ed Sullivan Show." Perkins spent 9 months in the hospital.
In 1961 The Beatles make their first appearance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, England.
In 1964 Dean Martin leaves his handprints, footprints and signature in cement at Hollywood's Chinese Theatre.
In 1964 The Beatles appear on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post.
In 1964 "She Loves You" by The Beatles hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1966 Newsweek features an article on The Beatles and their new album "Rubber Soul."
In 1969 One day after their wed…

Today In History...

In 1621 The Pilgrims and Indians make a treaty.
In 1790 Thomas Jefferson reports to President George Washington in New York as the new secretary of state.
In 1791 Hopley Yeaton is commissioned as the first U.S. naval officer.
In 1804 The French civil code, the "Code Napoleon," is adopted.
In 1859 The first Zoological Society is incorporated in Philadelphia.
In 1871 Journalist Henry M. Stanley begins his famous expedition to Africa to locate the missing Scottish missionary David Livingstone.
In 1890 Ellen Shannon is burned to death when a lamp explodes that was filled with R.E. Danford's non-explosive burning fluid.
In 1881 The famous 20-year-long Hatfield and McCoy feud ends.
In 1918 During World War I, Germany launched the Somme Offensive, hoping to break through the Allied line before American reinforcements could arrive.
In 1924 The Massachusetts Investors Trust is the first mutual fund set up in the U.S. in Boston.
In 1932 Tornados kill 232 people in Alabama.
In 1940 A new gove…

Born On This Day...

In 1685 German composer, Johann Sebastian Bach
In 1713 Revolutionary, Francis Lewis (signed Declaration of Independence)
In 1768 Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Fourier, mathematician & Egyptologist
In 1806 Mexico's first president, Benito Juarez (1858-72)
In 1839 Composer, Modest Mussorgsky (Night on Bald Mountian)
In 1869 Stage producer, Florenz Ziegfeld (Ziegfeld Follies)
In 1906 Philanthropist, John D. Rockefeller, III [d: 1-10-78]
In 1910 Winemaker, Julio Gallo [d: 5-2-93]
In 1912 Actor, Peter Bull (African Queen, Dr. Strangelove) [d: 5-2-84]
In 1923 Actor, Philip Abbott (The FBI, Rich Man Poor Man) [d: 2-23-98]
In 1923 Bandleader, Mort Lindsey (Merv Griffin Show) [d: 5-4-12]
In 1925 English director, Peter Brook (1776) (94)
In 1929 Broadcast journalist, Jules Verne Bergman (ABC) [d: 2-12-87]
In 1929 Actor, James Coco (Man Of La Mancha, Murder By Death) [d: 2-25-87]
In 1934 Actor, Al Freeman Jr. (Ed Hall-One Life To Live, Roots) [d: 8-9-12]
In 1937 Football coach, Tom Flores (Raiders, Seahawks) (8…

TV/STREAMING . . .

Mia and William Are on the Hunt for Felicity in Arrow Sneak Peek. The Queen kids are going to the Glades. In last week's episode of Arrow, William (Ben Lewis) and Mia (Katherine McNamara) found a message from Felicity that said, "whatever you do, don't come looking for me." So of course, that's exactly what they're doing in the night's episode, "Star City 2040." E! News has your exclusive first look at their dangerous mission, which appears to involve climbing up a cliff to get into the Glades. Mia's doing fine, but William's having some trouble both with the mountain climbing and with understanding why Mia's so determined to save her mom if she hates her. "No one gets to kill my mom except me," she says. William also doesn't understand why they didn't bring backup in the form of the rest of the team. "They're not a team, they're vigilantes. Their kind ruined Star City," Mia says. We're going t…

Movies

Toy Story 4 Releases First Full-Length Trailer. "You've got a friend in me" is how the old song goes. While it's been over two decades since fans first heard the time-honored tune, Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the gang proved its message still holds true in the new Toy Story 4 trailer. Disney's Pixar released a sneak peek for the new film on Tuesday. The new trailer opens up with everyone's favorite sheriff introducing the crew to Forky -- a utensil-turned-toy created by their new owner Bonnie. "Forky is the most important toy to Bonnie right now," Woody explains. "We all have to make sure nothing happens to him." However, Forky doesn't seem up for living life as a toy and things take a turn during a road trip. As Woody comes to the rescue, and comes across old friends like Bo Peep and new friends like carnival toys Ducky and Bunny, he starts to reevaluate this own life as a toy. "Sometimes change can be good," Bo Peep says in t…

Music

Former Nickelodeon Star Leaves Katy Perry Flustered on American Idol. First there was a 90 Day Fiance star on American Idol, now? A former Nickelodeon actor is giving his all on Idol. Nick Merico, 22, appeared in four seasons of Nickelodeon's Every Witch Way as Daniel Miller. The series, which is about a teenage girl who moves to a new town and learns she's a witch, ran from 2014-2018. Merico told judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan he discovered singing with The Sound of Music, then got heavily in to pop music. He called Every Witch Way his big break, and said the experience was amazing, but "at the bottom of my heart I knew music was always what I wanted to do and that's where my soul lies." Merico sang "Back to Black" by Amy Winehouse and played the piano while singing the famous song. "That's what I'm talking about, OK!" Richie told him. "Nick, man, can you prepare him on the girl's screaming?" Bryan asked…

THE OTHER STUFF . . .

Kate Middleton Steps Out for Her First-Ever Solo Outing with Queen Elizabeth! Kate Middleton joined Queen Elizabeth for a special joint outing on Tuesday -- their first since she joined the royal family in 2011. The future Queen got further insight into the life of the Sovereign when she and the monarch, 92, toured a high-tech university in central London. Kate and the Queen visited King's College's Strand campus, which is housed in the former BBC building, Bush House. The Queen arrived in a Stewart Parvin pink cashmere coat (accessorized with her pink sapphire and diamond brooch!) over a silk printed dress and a matching hat, while Kate opted for a grey Catherine Walker coat dress and a black fascinator. The event marks the first time Kate has had a joint appearance with the Queen without any other members of the royal family in attendance. Almost a year after her wedding to Prince William, Kate made a royal visit to Leicester as part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee tour i…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Rumor has it Kelly Rohrbach is engaged to Walmart heir. Are "Baywatch" actress Kelly Rohrbach and Walmart heir Steuart Walton engaged? Author Cat Marnell tweeted that she sat across from Walton "for 5 hours .?.?. in train from Chur to Zermatt [in Switzerland] listening to him call fiancee Kelly Rohrbach then bitch out .?.?. their wedding planner. Actual quote: 'A $20K sandcastle is not required to have a good time.'" So true. Marnell continued eavesdropping. "They're getting married on Harbor [sic] Island [in the Bahamas] and the budget for the wedding is $1 to $1.5 million. He also called his lawyer .?.?. and worked on his prenup or life insurance policy. 'I don't want to incentivize my death.'" Rohrbach previously dated Leonardo DiCaprio. Reps did not get back to us. (PageSix)

Here's What Lupita Nyong'o Had to Say About Her Secret Collaboration With Rihanna. In case you didn't know, Lupita Nyong'o and Rihanna are c…

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DID YOU KNOW?

One in four drivers runs a red light at least once a week.The average teenage girl slams a door about 150 times a year.12% of us don't use prescriptions even after we've paid for them.According to research, people who wrote to-do lists fall asleep 9 minutes faster than those who wrote about completed tasks.62% of women wouldn't date a guy who had a ponytail.70% of 5-year-olds can operate a computer mouse but only 10% can tie their shoe.Meanwhile, the number one rule in most people's houses is no shoes on the furniture.For every 100 miles we drive, we do this about 40 times. Curse.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

If you need to know, Chrissy Teigen hates chicken breasts.Sam Smith says he's considered having a sex change.Former Democratic Party Chair Donna Brazile is now a contributor on FOX News.The Angels Mike Trout is said to be getting ready to sign a $430-million, 12-year deal with the club.Starting April 16, Starbucks Rewards loyalty program is getting a makeover, allowing members to earn Stars - aka rewards points - sooner, and use those points to buy more items than before.It's Free Cone Day at Dairy Queen today, to celebrate the first day of spring.American Idol ratings have hit a new low.The final Super Moon event of the year is four years after the official arrival of spring.The family of the alleged mass shooter in New Zealand are saying he should be executed.Burger King is offering a coffee subscription plan. For $5 a month, get a cup of coffee every day of the month.On Monday, President Trump announced he has donated a quarter of his 400,000 salary to the Department of Hom…

National Proposal Day -- Cosmopolitan's ten ways NOT to get him to propose:

Gain 35 pounds to show him how sexy you'll look pregnant.Freak out whenever he utters "Will you...," then act all depressed when the words "...marry me" don't follow. Practice on these: "Will you... pass the remote?" or "Will you... stop staring at me like that?"Surreptitiously change his ring tone to "Chapel of Love."Since the theory is that all guys are looking for their mother, start wearing pleated elastic-waist jeans, appliqu├ęd vests, and jewelry that looks like fruit.Buy an old-fashioned alarm clock and place it by his bed. Tell him that this is your biological clock. Make sure it ticks - loud.Constantly call his best friend "excellent best-man material."At a family party, tap your spoon on your glass and say, "Everybody, I think Pete wanted to ask me a special question while you were all here tonight. Sweetie?"Not that you'd ever bribe anyone, but explain to your man that if you were to get engage…

TODAY IS

Spring arrives this afternoon at 5:58pm EDT.

Bathing suit model turned furniture salesperson Kathy Ireland turns 56 today. She Missed a St. Patrick's birthday by 3 days. How perfect would that have been? When I say, "Some day, I'd like to visit Ireland," that's who I'm referring to.

David Thewlis turns 56 today. Who? Let's bring a face into focus: Remus Lupin in the Harry Potter movies and the bad guy in one of seasons of TV's "Fargo."

Holly Hunter turns 61. She still looks great. Of course, I'm basing that on the "Incredibles" movies. She's at the stage of being an actress where the best jobs are on TNT.

Spike Lee turns 62 today. Had hoped for an Oscar for his birthday. He plans an enjoyable night court side at Madison Square Garden because the Knicks are out of town.

Basketball coach Pat Riley turns 74 today. Nothing special planned. Just going out and having the oil changed on his hair.

Carl Reiner is still going and alive and…

ON THIS DAY

On this date in 1616, Sir Walter Raleigh was released from the Tower of London.
I'm no history expert, but I believe that was an attraction at Disneyland: London.
After getting everyone hooked on cigarettes.
Ironically, the Tower was non-smoking.
Oh, sure, let the guy who introduced us to cigarettes, walk.

In 1760, the "Great Fire of Boston" burned down 349 buildings. Technically speaking, Boston has had six "Great Fires", with the biggest being in 1872. It's like there's a competition.

It was on this day in 1815, Napoleon entered Paris. I think I've seen that video on the Internet.

On this date in 1885, John Matzeliger patented the shoe lacing machine. Oh, for Pete's sake, how lazy can you be if you have to have a machine tie your shoes? Oh, for manufacturing shoes? Never mind.
Ironically, because he was such a loafer.
Because, heaven forbid, we'd have to bend over and lace our own shoes.
It was for those who can't reach there anymore.
It was for …

Music Calendar...

In 1936 Benny Goodman and his Orchestra record "Christopher Columbus."
In 1948 The first live televised musical, "Eugene Ormandy" is seen on CBS.
In 1954 Decca, Columbia and MGM records introduce "high fidelity" records.
In 1958 Elvis Presley reports for U.S. Army duty.
In 1959 Bobby Rydell makes his first TV appearance on "American Bandstand."
In 1961 Ricky Nelson records "Hello Mary Lou."
In 1961 "Surrender" by Elvis Presley hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1965 "Game Of Love" by Mindbenders and "I Know A Place" by Petula Clark both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1967 The Supremes' single "The Happening" is released.
In 1967 "Penny Lane" by the Beatles is certified gold.
In 1968 Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Richie Furray and Jim Messina are arrested in Los Angeles for "suspected marijuana use."
In 1969 John Lennon marries Yoko Ono in Gibral…

Today In History...

In 1413 England's King Henry IV dies and is succeeded by Henry V.
In 1616 Sir Walter Raleigh is released from the Tower of London.
In 1727 Physicist, mathematician and astronomer Sir Isaac Newton dies in London.
In 1760 The "Great Fire of Boston" destroys 349 buildings.
In 1815 Napoleon Bonaparte enters Paris, beginning his "Hundred Days" rule.
In 1816 The U.S. Supreme Court, in its Martin vs. Hunter's Lessee ruling, affirms its right to review state court decisions.
In 1833 The U.S. and Siam (now Thailand) conclude a commercial treaty in Bangkok.
In 1852 Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin," is published.
In 1885 John Matzeliger patents the shoe lacing machine.
In 1899 U.S. Marines land in Nicaragua to protect U.S. citizens in the wake of a revolution.
In 1899 Martha Place of Brooklyn, New York, becomes the first woman to die by electrocution for the murder of her stepdaughter.
In 1922 The first aircraft carrier, the USS Langley, is commissio…

Born On This Day...

In 1811 Napoleon II, king of Rome
In 1828 Dramatist, Henrik Ibsen (Peer Gynt, Hedda Gabler)
In 1856 Inventor, Frederick Winslow Taylor (scientific management)
In 1903 Actor, Edgar Buchanan (Uncle Joe-Petticoat Junction) [d: 4-4-79]
In 1904 Novelist/psychologist, B.F. Skinner (Skinner box) [d: 8-18-90]
In 1906 Actor, Ozzie Nelson (Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet) [d: 6-3-75]
In 1908 Actor, Sir Michael Redgrave (The Lady Vanishes) [d: 3-21-85]
In 1913 Actress, Judith Evelyn (Rear Window) [d: 5-7-67]
In 1918 Game show host, Jack Barry (The Joker's Wild) [d: 5-2-84]
In 1920 Editor, Lenore Hershey (Ladies Home Journal) [d: 2-27-97]
In 1920 Jazz pianist, Margaret "Marian" McPartland [d: 8-20-13]
In 1920 Actor, Patrick Troughton (Dr. Who, 1966-69) [d: 3-28-87]
In 1922 Bandleader/saxophonist, Larry Elgart (Hooked On Swing 1982) [d: 8-29-17]
In 1922 Comedian/disc jockey, Ray Goulding (Bob and Ray) [d: 3-24-90]
In 1922 Actor, Jack Kruschen (Webster, Busting Loose) [d: 4-2-02]
In 1922 Writer/di…

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Music Calendar...

In 1859 The opera "Faust" by Charles Gounod premieres in Paris.
In 1941 Jimmy Dorsey & Orchestra record "Green Eyes" and "Maria Elena."
In 1955 "Ballad Of Davy Crockett" by Tennessee Ernie Ford enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1957 Elvis Presley buys the Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee.
In 1958 Simon & Garfunkel's first single "Hey Schoolgirl" is released under the name Tom & Jerry.
In 1962 Elvis Presley records "She's Not You" in Nashville.
In 1966 Nancy Sinatra sings "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'" on TV's "Hollywood Place."
In 1966 "Gloria" by Shadows of Knight enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1966 "19th Nervous Breakdown" by the Rolling Stones peaks at #2 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1968 Donovan travels to India to study transcendental meditation under Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
In 1968 Dean Martin's album "Houston" and Jimi Hendrix's albu…