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Music Calendar...

In 1947 Minnie Pearl and Ernest Tubb headline the first Country music show ever at New York's Carnegie Hall.
In 1957 "The Big Record," a record hop style show hosted by Patti Page premieres on CBS-TV with guests Sal Mineo and Tony Bennett.
In 1961 "Take Good Care Of My Baby" by Bobby Vee hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1968 The Monkees begin a 3-week international tour with seven shows in Australia and five shows in Japan.
In 1969 Tiny Tim ("Tiptoe Through The Tulips") announces his engagement to Miss Vicki Budinger on "The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson."
In 1970 Englebert Humperdinck and Tom Jones appear on the cover of Life.
In 1970 Jimi Hendrix, 28, dies of a drug overdose in his London apartment.
In 1971 Pink Floyd becomes the first rock group to appear at the Classical Music Festival in Montreaux, Switzerland.
In 1971 "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves" by Cher enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1972 Th…

Today In History...

In 1759 The French formally surrender Quebec to the British.
In 1769 The Boston Gazzette reports on the first piano built in the U.S., a spinet with a three to four octave range.
In 1793 President George Washington lays the cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol using a silver trowel and marvel-headed gavel.
In 1810 Chile declares its independence from Spain.
In 1850 Congress passes the Fugitive Slave Act, which allowed slaveowners to reclaim slaves who had escaped into other states.
In 1851 The New York Times goes on sale for the first time. The price was at 2 cents a copy.
In 1873 A panic caused by the failure of the brokerage firm of Jay Cooke and Company results in a five-year depression.
In 1927 The Columbia Phonograph Broadcasting System (later CBS) goes on the air with a basic network of 16 stations.
In 1937 Green River Liquor is the first to try nighttime skywriting by the light of the moon over New York City.
In 1940 "You Can't Go Home Again" by Thomas Wolfe is published.
In 194…

Born On This Day...

In 1684 Composer, Johann Gottfried Walther (musical lexicographer)
In 1709 Writer, Dr. Samuel Johnson (first English Language dictionary)
In 1733 Attorney, George Read (signed the Declaration of Independence)
In 1752 French mathematician, Adrien Legendre (elliptic integrals)
In 1765 Pope Gregory XVI (1831-46)
In 1779 U.S. Supreme Court justice, Joseph Story
In 1819 Jean Bernard Leon Foucault, his pendulum proved the earth rotates
In 1831 Inventor, Siegfried Marcus (built gasoline-powered automobiles)
In 1883 Inventor, Elmer Maytag (the washing machine) (Maytag Company)
In 1886 Baseball executive, Powell Crosley Jr. (owned Cincinnati Reds)
In 1895 Canadian prime minister, John Diefenbaker (1957-63)
In 1901 Actress, May McAvoy (Ben Hur) [d: 4-26-84]
In 1905 Actor, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson (Jack Benny Show) [d: 2-28-77]
In 1905 Choreographer, Agnes De Mille (Oklahoma) [d: 10-7-93]
In 1905 Actress, Greta Garbo (Grand Hotel, Camille) [d: 4-15-90]
In 1910 Editor, Ray Geiger (Farmer's Alman…

Music Calendar...

In 1931 RCA introduces the 33 1/3 Long Playing record. However, the LP did not catch on until Columbia began producing them in 1948.
In 1939 The Harry James Orchestra featuring Frank Sinatra records "All Or Nothing At All."
In 1965 "I Got You Babe" by Sonny & Cher is certified gold.
In 1966 The Mamas & Papas perform on TV's "Hollywood Palace."
In 1967 When the Doors appear on the "Ed Sullivan Show," they are asked to omit the "get much higher" line from "Light My Fire." Jim Morrison sings it anyway.
In 1968 "Stoned Soul Picnic" by the Fifth Dimension is certified gold.
In 1970 The Grateful Dead appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1975 Pink Floyd's album "Wish You Were Here" is certified gold.
In 1976 The Spinners host NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special."
In 1976 Ringo Starr's album "Ringo's Rotogravure" is released.
In 1977 Fleetwood Mac's "Rumors&qu…

Today In History...

In 1787 The Constitution of the United States is completed and signed by a majority of delegates attending the constitutional convention in Philadelphia, PA.
In 1789 William Herschel discovers Mimas, a satellite of Saturn.
In 1796 President George Washington gives his farewell speech, declining to run for a third term.
In 1862 Union forces push back a Confederate invasion of Maryland in the Civil War Battle of Antietam.
In 1908 Orville Wright's plane crashes killing Thomas Selfridge who becomes the first fatality of powered flight.
In 1920 The American Professional Football Association, now the NFL, is formed in Canton, OH.
In 1936 The first talent search program, "Major Bowes' Amateur Hour" debuts.
In 1939 The Soviet Union invades Poland, more than 2 weeks after Nazi Germany launches its pre-emptive assault.
In 1947 James Forrestal is sworn in as the first U.S. Secretary of Defense.
In 1948 The U.N. mediator for Palestine, Count Folke Bernadotte is assassinated in Jerusalem …

Born On This Day...

In 879 Charles III, king of France (893-923)
In 1552 Pope Paul V (1605-21)
In 1730 General Baron Friedrich Von Steuben (trained Washington's troops)
In 1819 Thomas A. Hendricks, 21st U.S. vice-president
In 1846 Astronomer, Seth Carlo Chandler (movement in the Earth's axis)
In 1854 Scottish businessman, David Buick (Buick Auto Company)
In 1857 Scientist, Konstantin Tsiolkovskii (pioneer in rocket research)
In 1874 Actor/comedian, Ben Turpin (Yankee Doodle In Berlin)
In 1879 Baseball manager, Andrew Foster (the father of Negro Baseball)
In 1885 Actor, George Cleveland (Gramps Miller-Lassie)
In 1900 Businessman, John Marriott (Marriott hotel) [d: 8-13-85]
In 1901 British yachtsman, Sir Francis Chichester [d: 8-25-72]
In 1902 Silent screen actress, Esther Ralston (American Venus) [d: 1-14-94]
In 1905 Actress, Dolores Costello (This Is The Army) [d: 3-1-79]
In 1907 U.S. Supreme Court chief justice, Warren E. Burger [d: 6-25-95]
In 1918 Israeli president, Chaim Herzog (1983-93) [d: 4-17-97]
In 1923…

GOING PUBLIC

A men's magazine asked roughly 750 women about exhibitionism. Turns out, they are game if you are. Plan your next date accordingly:
63 percent of women want to have sex on a rooftop.
11 percent of women have had sex on a rooftop.
58 percent of women want to have sex in the ocean.
20 percent of women have had sex in the ocean.
42 percent of women want to have sex on a playground at night.
20 percent of women have had sex on a playground at night.
19 percent of women want to have sex at the back of a movie theater.
8 percent of women have had sex at the back of a movie theater.

Music Calendar...

In 1911 "Alexander's Ragtime Band" by Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan is #1 on the charts.
In 1938 Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra record "Boogie Woogie."
In 1957 "Chances Are" by Johnny Mathis enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1963 Swan Records releases the Beatles' "She Loves You" b/w "I'll Get You" in the U.S. after Capitol Records rejected it.
In 1964 "Shindig" premieres on ABC-TV with guests Sam Cooke, the Everly Brothers, and the Righteous Brothers.
In 1965 The Rolling Stones open the second season of "Shindig!" with the Kinks, the Byrds and the Everly Brothers.
In 1965 "Eight Days A Week" by the Beatles is certified gold.
In 1966 The Metropolitan Opera opens its season in its new opera house at New York's Lincoln Center.
In 1967 A British radio station mistakenly announces that Englebert Humperdinck had died in a car crash.
In 1970 Led Zeppelin is named the UK's top group by the readers o…

Today In History...

In 1630 The Massachusetts village of Shawmut changes its name to Boston.
In 1782 The Great Seal of the United States is used for first time.
In 1810 Mexico declares independence from Spain.
In 1857 A patent is issued for the typesetting machine.
In 1893 Hundreds of thousands of settlers swarm onto a section of land in Oklahoma known as the Cherokee Strip.
In 1908 William Crapo Durant incorporates General Motors in New Jersey.
In 1919 The American Legion is incorporated by an act of Congress.
In 1940 President Franklin Roosevelt signs into law the Selective Training and Service Act, the first peacetime military draft in U.S. history.
In 1940 Samuel T. Rayburn of Texas is elected Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.
In 1949 Wile E. Coyote debuts in the Warner Bros. cartoon "Fast & Furryous."
In 1963 The science fiction series "The Outer Limits" premieres on ABC-TV.
In 1953 "The Robe," the first movie filmed in the widescreen process CinemaScope, premieres…

Born On This Day...

In 1387 King Henry V of England (1413-22)
In 1638 King Louis XIV of France (1643-1715)
In 1725 French geographer, Nicolas Desmarest (volcanic origin of basalt)
In 1785 English journalist/editor, Thomas Barnes (The Times)
In 1797 Librarian, Sir Anthony Panizzi
In 1822 Railroad builder, Charles S. Crocker (Central & South Pacific)
In 1823 American historian, Francis Parkman (Oregon Trial)
In 1838 Railroad entrepreneur, James J. Hill (Great Northern)
In 1853 German biochemist, Albrecht Kossel (nucleic acids and proteins)
In 1875 Businessman, J.C. Penney (J.C. Penny department stores)
In 1876 Geographer, Ellsworth Huntington (climate on civilization)
In 1877 Cosmologist, James J. Jeans
In 1877 Inventor, Jacob Schick (electric razor)
In 1881 English author/art critic, Clive Bell
In 1885 German psychiatrist, Karen Horney (neo freudian psychoanalyst)
In 1887 French sculptor/painter Jean Hans Arp
In 1887 French music teacher/composer, Nadia Boulanger
In 1887 Explorer, Louise Arner Boyd (first woman to fly…

Music Calendar...

In 1958 "It's Only Make Believe" by Conway Twitty enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1962 Peter Jones of The London Daily Mirror interviews the Beatles and concludes they are a "nothing group."
In 1962 "Sherry" by the Four Seasons hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 5 weeks.
In 1964 The Beatles are ordered off the stage at Cleveland's Public Auditorium by authorities for 15 minutes so that the screaming crowd could calm down.
In 1967 The Doors perform in Cleveland for the first time at the Musicarnival in Warrensville Heights.
In 1969 Ed Sullivan tries to create a new dance craze when he releases "The Sulli-Gulli," his first and only rock record.
In 1969 Deep Purple, with new vocalist Ian Gillan and bassist Roger Glover, perform "Concerto for Rock Band and Orchestra" with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at London's Royal Albert Hall.
In 1970 U.S. Vice President Spiro Agnew says the youth of America are being "…

Today In History...

In 1776 British forces occupy New York City during the American Revolution.
In 1789 The U.S. Department of Foreign Affairs is renamed the Department of State.
In 1821 Independence is proclaimed for Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador.
In 1887 The city of Philadelphia launches a 3-day celebration of the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution.
In 1917 Russia is proclaimed a republic by Alexander Kerensky, the head of the provisional government that came to power following the abdication of Czar Nicholas II.
In 1935 The Nuremberg Laws deprive German Jews of their citizenship and make the swastika the official symbol of Nazi Germany.
In 1940 During the Battle of Britain in World War II, the tide turns as the Luftwaffe sustains heavy losses inflicted by the Royal Air Force.
In 1947 The first 4-engine jet-propelled fighter plane is tested.
In 1949 "The Lone Ranger," based on the radio show of the same name, makes its television debut on ABC with Clayton Moore as…

Born On This Day...

In 1736 Astronomer, Jean Sylvain Bailly (studied Jupiter's satellites)
In 1789 American novelist, James Fenimore Cooper (Last Of The Mohicans)
In 1830 Porfirio Diaz, president of Mexico (1877-80, 1884-1911)
In 1852 Inventor, Jan Matzeliger (shoe-shaping machine)
In 1857 William Howard Taft, 27th U.S. president (1909-1913)
In 1876 Editor/newspaper publisher, Frank Ernest Gannett
In 1886 French mathematician, Paul-Pierre Levy (theory of probability)
In 1889 Writer/editor, Robert Charles Benchley (Harvard's Lampoon)
In 1890 English author, Agatha Christie (Murder On The Orient Express)
In 1903 Country singer, Roy Acuff (The Wabash Cannonball) [d: 11-23-92]
In 1904 Actor, Tom Conway (Tom Lawrence-The Falcon) [d: 4-22-67]
In 1904 Hollywood gossip columnist, Sheilah Graham [d: 11-17-88]
In 1907 Game show host, Jack Bailey (Queen For A Day) [d: 2-1-80]
In 1907 Actress, Fay Wray (Ann Darrow-King Kong) [d: 8-8-04]
In 1908 Actress, Penny Singleton (Blondie, Jane Jetson voice) [d: 11-12-03]
In 1913 U.S…