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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.
In 1967 &quo…

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]
In 19…


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 …


A big breakthrough in Australia as researchers have achieved a world record Internet speed of 44.2 terabits per second, allowing users to download 1,000 HD movies in a single second.Tomorrow at 4:33 p.m. EDT, veteran NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will launch as co-commanders on SpaceX's Crew Dragon vehicle, which will lift off on a Falcon 9 rocket from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.A low-budget horror film called "The Wretched" has been the #1 movie in the country for the last three weeks, due to it's popularity among the drive-in theater crowd.ABC's "World News Tonight With David Muir" came out on top in all major categories (adults 25-54 and adults 18-49), becoming the number one newscast in America when it came to total viewers during the 2019-20 broadcast season. This is the first time in 24 years that "World News Tonight" has taken that trophy.Norway's Thomas Waerner won this year's Iditarod Trail Sled D…

Music Calendar...

In 1954 "Three Coins In The Fountain" by Frank Sinatra enters the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1958 "Rave On" by Buddy Holly enters the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1962 "Stranger On The Shore" by Mr. Acker Bilk is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1965 The Rolling Stones appear on TV's "Shindig!" along with Jackie DeShannon, Sonny & Cher and Jimmie Rodgers. In 1966 Bob Dylan's often-bootlegged performance takes place at London's Royal Albert Hall. In 1968 Guitarist Little Willie John dies of pneumonia in the Washington State Penitentiary at age 30. In 1969 At Toronto's Queen Elizabeth Hotel, John Lennon and Yoko Ono begin their second "Bed-in For Peace." In 1969 Janis Joplin appears on the cover of Newsweek magazine. In 1970 The Beatles' album "Let It Be" is certified gold. In 1971 Don McLean records "American Pie.&qu…

Today In History...

In 1521 Martin Luther is banned by the Edict of Worms because of his religious beliefs and writings. In 1805 Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned king of Italy. In 1865 Arrangements are made in New Orleans, LA, for the surrender of Confederate forces west of the Mississippi. In 1868 The Senate impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson ends with his acquittal as the Senate fell one vote short of the two-thirds majority required for conviction. In 1913 The Actors Equity Association is formed. In 1917 The longest tornado path (293 miles) terrorizes Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana for 7 hours and 39 minutes. In 1940 Evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk, France, begins during World War II. In 1946 A patent is filed in the U.S. for the Hydrogen Bomb. In 1960 U.N. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge accuses the Soviets of a hiding a microphone inside a wood carving of the Great Seal of the Unite…

Born On This Day...

In 1478 Religious leader, Pope Clement VII (1523-34) In 1799 Russian author/playwright, Alexander Pushkin In 1837 Engineer, Washington Roebling (Brooklyn Bridge builder) In 1863 World boxing champion, Robert Fitzsimmons In 1876 Boxer, Jack Root (boxing's first light heavyweight champion) In 1886 Actor/singer, Al Jolson (The Jazz Singer) In 1905 Fashion designer, Aldo Gucci (leather goods) [d: 1-19-90] In 1907 Actor, John Wayne (Rio Bravo, The Shootist, True Grit) [d: 6-11-79] In 1907 Actor, Carleton Young (Reefer Madness) [d: 7-11-71] In 1908 Actor, Robert Morley (High Road To China, African Queen) [d: 6-3-92] In 1909 Screenwriter, Richard Maribaum (wrote James Bond movies) [d: 1991] In 1909 Blues guitarist, Charlie McCoy [d: 1-28-50] In 1911 Actor, Ben Alexander (Frank Smith-Dragnet, Felony Squad) [d: 7-5-69] In 1913 Actor, Peter Cushing (Frankenstein, Dracula, Star Wars) [d: 8-11-94] In 1914 Jazz trumpeter, Harold "Shorty" B…

Virtual Memorial Day Tribute on Fort Huachuca

Music Calendar...

In 1907 "School Days" by Byron G. Harlan is #1 on the charts.
In 1911 Composer Gustav Mahler dies in Vienna, Austria.
In 1946 "The Gypsy" by Dinah Shore hits #1 on the U.S. charts and stayed there for 8 weeks.
In 1959 "Kansas City" by Wilbert Harrison hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1963 The Beatles begin their first headlining tour in Slough, England, co-headlining with Roy Orbison and Gerry & The Pacemakers.
In 1963 The Kingsmen record "Louie, Louie."
In 1963 "Blue On Blue" by Bobby Vinton and "Pride & Joy" by Marvin Gaye both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1964 David Frost interviews the Beatles' Paul McCartney on the BBC.
In 1966 The Hollies record "Bus Stop" at London's Abbey Road studios.
In 1966 Frank Sinatra's album "Strangers In The Night" is released.
In 1968 "This Guy's In Love With You" by Herb Alpert, "Think" by Aretha Frankl…

Today In History...

In 1642 The Canadian city of Montreal is founded.
In 1804 The French Senate proclaims Napoleon Bonaparte as emperor.
In 1860 The Republican Party convention in Chicago, IL, nominates Abraham Lincoln for president.
In 1910 Halley's Comet, as seen from Earth, moves across the sun.
In 1914 The first ship goes through the Panama Canal.
In 1926 Evangelist Aimeee Semple McPherson mysteriously vanished while visiting a beach in Venice, CA; she reappeared a month later, claiming to hve been kidnapped.
In 1927 Grauman's Chinese Theatre opens in Hollywood, California.
In 1933 The Tennessee Valley Authority is created.
In 1934 Congress approves a package of anti-crime measures, including the so-called "Lindbergh Act," which calls for the death penalty in cases of interstate kidnapping.
In 1944 During World War II, Allied forces occupy Monte Cassino in Italy after a four-month struggle that claimed about 20,000 lives.
In 1951 The United Nations moves out of its temporary headquarters in L…

Born On This Day...

In 1815 Inventor, James Bicheno Francis (modern hydraulic engineering)
In 1825 Manufacturer, Daniel Wesson (Smith & Wesson Co.)
In 1850 Physicist, Oliver Heaviside (ionosphere)
In 1851 Writer, Isaac Peretz (modern Yiddish literature)
In 1868 Czar Nicholas II of Russia (last Tsar of Russia, 1894-1917)
In 1872 Scientist/mathematician, Lord Bertrand Russell (modern logic)
In 1891 German philosopher, Rudolph Carnap (logical positivism)
In 1897 Director, Frank Capra (Its A Wonderful Life, Mr. Smith)
In 1902 Composer, Meredith Willson (Music Man) [d: 6-15-84]
In 1903 Actor, George E. Stone (Perry Mason, Some Like It Hot) [d: 5-26-67]
In 1903 Bandleader/pianist, Tommy Tucker [d: 7-11-89]
In 1909 Tennis star, Fred Perry (Wimbledon, 1934-36) [d: 2-2-95]
In 1911 Blues singer, "Big" Joe Turner (Shake, Rattle & Roll) [d: 11-23-85]
In 1912 Director, Richard Brooks (In Cold Blood) [d: 3-11-92]
In 1912 Singer, Perry Como (Perry Como Show) [d: 5-12-01]
In 1912 Baseball team owner, Dan Topping (Yan…



Music Calendar...

In 1824 Beethoven's Ninth Symphony is presented for first time.
In 1825 Composer Antonio Salieri dies in Vienna, Austria.
In 1941 Glenn Miller & his Orchestra record "Chattanooga Choo Choo."
In 1949 "'A' You're Adorable" by Perry Como is #1 on the charts.
In 1966 The Shadows of Knight perform "Gloria" on "American Bandstand."
In 1966 "I Am A Rock" by Simon & Garfunkel and "Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind?" by Lovin' Spoonful both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1966 "Monday, Monday" by the Mama's & The Papa's hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1967 Ringo Starr watches the Jimi Hendrix Experience play the Saville Theatre in London.
In 1967 Jefferson Airplane performs on CBS-TV's "Smothers Brothers Show."
In 1968 Reginald Dwight changes his name to Elton John.
In 1972 The Rolling Stones's album "Exile On Main Street" is rel…

Today In History...

In 1789 The first inaugural ball is held in New York in honor of President and Mrs. George Washington.
In 1847 The American Medical Association is founded in Philadelphia, PA.
In 1915 Nearly 1,200 die when a German torpedo sinks the British liner Lusitania off the Irish coast.
In 1939 Germany and Italy announce a military and political alliance known as the Rome-Berlin Axis.
In 1945 Germany signs an unconditional surrender at General Dwight D. Eisenhower's headquarters in Rheims, France, ending the European stage of World War II.
In 1945 Mary Chase wins the Pulitzer Prize for her play "Harvey" and photographer Joe Rosenthal wins for his picture of the Iwo Jima flag-raising.
In 1947 Kraft Television Theater premieres.
In 1954 The 55-day Battle of Dien Bien Phu in Vietnam ends with Vietnamese insurgents overrunning French forces.
In 1960 Leonid Brezhnev replaces Marshal Kliment Voroshilov as president of the Supreme Soviet.
In 1963 The U.S. launches the Telstar II communications sa…

Born On This Day...

In 1574 Religious leader, Pope Innocent X (1644-55)
In 1711 Scottish philosopher, David Hume (skepticism)
In 1774 Inventor, Sir Francis Beaufort (wind force scale)
In 1812 English poet, Robert Browning (The Pied Piper)
In 1833 Pianist/composer, Johannes Brahms (Brahms Lullaby)
In 1840 Composer, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Swan Lake, Nutcracker)
In 1870 Film executive, Marcus Loew (Loew's Theater Chain)
In 1885 Actor, George "Gabby" Hayes (Bad Man of Deadwood, El Paso)
In 1888 Actor, Selmer Jackson (Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp)
In 1892 American poet, Archibald MacLeish
In 1896 Tennis Hall-of-Famer, Kathleen McKane "Kitty" Godfree
In 1901 Actor, Gary Cooper (High Noon, The Plainsman) [d: 5-13-61]
In 1909 Inventor, Edwin H. Land (Polaroid Camera) [d: 3-1-91]
In 1917 Actor, David Tomlinson (The Love Bug, Marry Poppins) [d: 6-24-00]
In 1919 Argentine first lady, Eva Peron (Evita) [d: 7-26-52]
In 1921 Actress/singer, Gale Robbins (Calamity Jane) [d: 2-18-80]
In 1922 Actor, Darren …

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As governors are trying to figure out how to ease back in to a new normal, please remember:

Some people don't agree with the state opening.... that's okay. Be kind.

Some people are still planning to stay home.... that's okay. Be kind.

Some are still scared of getting the virus and a second wave happening....that's okay. Be kind.

Some are sighing with relief to go back to work knowing they may not lose their business or their homes....that's okay. Be kind.

Some are thankful they can finally have a surgery they have put off....that's okay. Be kind.

Some will be able to attend interviews after weeks without a job....that's okay. Be kind.

Some will wear masks for weeks....that's okay. Be kind.

Some people will rush out to get the hair or nails done.... that's okay.

Be kind. The point is, everyone has different viewpoints/feelings and that's okay. Be kind. We each have a different story. If you need to stay home, stay home. But be kind. If you need t…


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Mona Lisa's Mother -- "After all that money your father and I spent on braces, Mona, that's the biggest smile you can give us?"

Humpty Dumpty's Mother -- "Humpty, If I've told you once, I've told you a hundred times not to sit on that wall. But would you listen to me? Noooo!"

Columbus' Mother -- "I don't care what you've discovered, Christopher. You still could have written!"

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Michelangelo's Mother -- "Mike, can't you paint on walls like other children? Do you have any idea how hard it is to ge…

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Music Calendar...

In 1886 The Gramophone, the first practical phonograph, is patented.
In 1940 Duke Ellington first records "Cottontail" and "Don't Get Around Much Anymore."
In 1940 "The Woodpecker Song" by Glenn Miller is #1 on the charts.
In 1956 Gene Vincent records "Be Bop A Lula."
In 1959 John Coltrane records "Naima."
In 1959 The first annual Grammy Awards are held. Domenico Modugno's "Volare" is named Best Record and Henry Mancini's "Music From Peter Gunn" wins Best Album.
In 1964 The Moody Blues are formed in Birmingham, England, with members Denny Laine, Mike Pinder, Ray Thomas, Graeme Edge and Clint Warwick.
In 1964 The Beatles' LP "Beatles' Second Album" hits #1 on the U.S. albums chart and stayed there for 5 weeks.
In 1967 "Happy Together" by the Turtles is certified gold.
In 1968 After seeing 16-year-old Mary Hopkin on the ITV Network talent show "Opportunity Knocks," model Twiggy…

Today In History...

In 1626 Dutch explorer Peter Minuit lands on present-day Manhattan Island.
In 1776 Rhode Island declares independence from England, two months before the Declaration of Independence was adopted.
In 1886 A labor demonstration for an eight-hour work day at Haymarket Square in Chicago turns into a riot when a bomb explodes.
In 1916 Responding to a demand from President Wilson, Germany agrees to limit its submarine warfare, thereby averting a diplomatic break with Washington.
In 1927 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences is founded.
In 1932 Mobster Al Capone, convicted of income-tax evasion, enters the federal penitentiary in Atlanta.
In 1942 The Battle of the Coral Sea, the first naval clash fought entirely with carrier aircraft, begins during World War II.
In 1946 A 2-day riot at Alcatraz prison in San Francisco Bay kills five.
In 1961 The first "Freedom Riders" leave Washington, DC, for New Orleans to challenge racial segregation in interstate buses and bus terminals.
In 197…

Born On This Day...

In 1796 American educator/author, Horace Mann
In 1806 Engineer, Sir William F. Cooke (co-invented electric telegraph)
In 1820 Julia Gardiner Tyler, second wife of U.S. President John Tyler
In 1825 Author/biologist, Thomas Henry Huxley (promoted Darwinism)
In 1874 Engineer, Frank Conrad (established first commercial radio station)
In 1877 Boxer/businessman, Arthur Lang
In 1902 Country singer, Al Dexter (Pistol Packin' Mama) [d: 1-28-84]
In 1903 Actor, Luther Adler (Voyage of the Damned) [d: 12-8-84]
In 1909 Actor, Howard Da Silva (Ben Franklin-1776) [d: 2-16-86]
In 1914 Children's author/illustrator, Paul Frame (Hardy Boys) [d: 11-8-94]
In 1919 Swiss skater, Hansreudi "Frack" Mauch (Frick & Frack) [d: 6-4-79]
In 1921 Actress, Patsy Garrett (Nanny & the Professor) [d: 1-8-15]
In 1928 Golfer, Betsy Rawls (U.S. Womens Open 1951, 53, 57, 60) (92)
In 1928 Jazz trumpeter, Maynard Ferguson (Gonna Fly Now) [d: 8-23-06]
In 1928 Egyptian president, Hosni Mubarak (1981-2011) (92)
In 19…


Get a First Look at Terry Bradshaw's "Crazy Family" in New E! Series The Bradshaw Bunch! Hall of Fame quarterback, acclaimed sports analyst...reality TV star? Yes, that's Terry Bradshaw! The Bradshaw Bunch -- which will follow his life in rural Oklahoma -- is premiering on E! this summer, and you can get your first look at the series with this exclusive trailer. In the clip, you're not only introduced to Terry himself, but also his wife, Tammy. "Without Tammy, my dad would literally lose his mind," says Rachel, one of Terry's daughters. "But she might give him a heart attack with all those pranks." But Tammy's antics -- from popping around a corner to honking a car horn, all in the name of scaring Terry -- are just one part of the madness that makes up the Bradshaw household. Rachel, along with Terry's other daughters, Erin and Lacey, are major contributors themselves! "She got a boob job," Terry says to Tammy, referring …