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Music Calendar...

In 1932 Mildred Bailey first records "Rockin' Chair."
In 1956 "Don't Be Cruel" b/w "Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 11 weeks.
In 1958 "Volare" by Domenico Modugno hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 6 weeks.
In 1960 The Beatles give their first public performance at Kaiserkeller in Hamburg, Germany.
In 1960 Bobby Darin records "Lazy River" and "Artificial Flowers."
In 1962 "If I Had a Hammer" by Peter, Paul & Mary enters on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1962 The Beatles introduce their new drummer Ringo Starr at Liverpool's Cavern Club.
In 1965 At a Honolulu party during the filming of the movie "Paradise Hawaiian Style," Elvis Presley meets Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits. Noone interviews Presley for a local radio station.
In 1966 Mike D'Abo joins Manfred Mann as its new lead singer replacing Paul Jones, who left the group fo…

Today In History...

In 1227 The Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan dies.
In 1587 Virginia Dare becomes the first child of English parents to be born on American soil, on what is now Roanoke, Island, NC.
In 1838 The first marine expedition sponsored by the U.S. government set sail from Hampton Roads, Virginia.
In 1846 U.S. forces led by General Stephen W. Kearney capture Santa Fe, NM.
In 1868 Pierre Janssan discovers helium in the solar spectrum during an eclipse.
In 1894 Congress establishes the Bureau of Immigration.
In 1914 President Wilson issues the Proclamation of Neutrality, aimed at keeping the U.S. out of World War I.
In 1920 Tennessee becomes the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment which guarantees the right of all American women to vote.
In 1938 President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicates the Thousand Islands Bridge connecting the U.S. and Canada.
In 1954 Assistant Secretary of Labor James Wilkins is the first black to attend a president's Cabinet meeting when he sat in for Labor Secretary James P. Mit…

Born On This Day...

In 1587 Virginia Dare, first American born of English parents
In 1685 English mathematician, Brook Taylor (calculus)
In 1750 Italian conductor/composer, Antonio Salieri
In 1774 American explorer, Meriwether Lewis (Lewis & Clark)
In 1778 Fabian Gottlieb von Bellinghausen, first to navigate Antarctica
In 1803 U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Nathan Clifford (1858-81)
In 1830 Austrian king, Franz Joseph (1848-1916)
In 1834 American businessman, Marshall Field (Marshall's Department Stores)
In 1873 Composer/lyricist, Otto Harbach
In 1875 Opera singer, Leo Slezak (Erika's grandfather)
In 1893 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Burleigh A. Grimes
In 1899 Architect, Pietro Belluschi (Pan-Am building)
In 1900 TV Host/songwriter, Walter O'Keefe (Double Or Nothing) [d: 6-26-83]
In 1904 Cosmetics manufacturer, Max Factor [d: 6-7-96]
In 1917 Caspar Weinberger, U.S. Secretary of Defense (1981-87) [d: 3-28-06]
In 1918 Folk singer/songwriter, Cisco Houston [d: 4-29-61]
In 1919 U.S. Secretary of Interior, Walter J. …

BIRTH ORDER DETERMINES CAREER SUCCESS

How does your birth order determine who is more successful in their career? The oldest, middle and youngest, who's actually more successful? All me may be created equal; but a look at their pay stubs will tell you that their incomes are not. Research shows that first-borns lead the pac in terms of educational attainment, occupational prestige, income and net worth. Conversely middle children in large families tend to fare the worst (Marcia! Marcia! Marcia!) Here's a look at what impact your birth order ma have on you (from Careerbuilder.com):First-Borns
More conscientious, ambitious and aggressive than their younger siblings, first-borns are over-represented at Harvard and Yale as well as disciplines requiring higher education such as medicine, engineering or law. Every astronaut to go into space has been either the oldest child in his or her family or the eldest boy. And throughout history -- even when large families were the norm -- more than half of all Nobel Prize winners a…

Music Calendar...

In 1958 Charlie Rich begins his first recording session.
In 1959 Miles Davis releases the album "Kind Of Blue."
In 1959 "There Goes My Baby" by the Drifters peaks at #2 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1960 The Beatles begin a 3-month engagement at the Indra Club in Hamburg, Germany, their first appearance away from England.
In 1961 Patsy Cline records "Crazy," written by Willie Nelson.
In 1963 "Blowin' In The Wind" by Peter, Paul & Mary peaks at #2 and "Judy's Turn To Cry" by Lesley Gore peaks at #5 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1964 The Beatles appear on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post.
In 1966 The Hollies begin recording "Stop Stop Stop" in London.
In 1966 John Lennon expresses his admiration for American draft dodgers in Toronto, ON.
In 1967 Gary Puckett and the Union Gap record "Woman Woman."
In 1968 "Girl Watcher" by the O'Kaysions and "The House That Jack Built" by Aretha Franklin …

Today In History...

In 1807 Robert Fulton's North River Steam Boat "Clermont" begins its first trip up the Hudson River with a round trip to Albany.
In 1863 Federal batteries and ships bombard Fort Sumter in Charleston harbor during the Civil War.
In 1877 Asaph Hall discovers the Mars' moon Phobos.
In 1896 Gold is discovered at Bonanza Creek in the Yukon.
In 1915 In Cobb County, GA, a mob chanting anti-Semitic slogans hangs Jewish businessman Leo Frank, whose death sentence for the murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan had been commuted to life imprisonment. Frank was pardoned by the state of Georgia in 1986.
In 1940 President Franklin Roosevelt and Canadian Prime Minister William Mackenzie King meet in Ogdensburg, NY, where they agreed to set up a joint defense commission.
In 1942 During World War II U.S. bombers stage the first independent raid on Europe at Rouen, France.
In 1943 Allied forces gain complete control of Sicily during World War II.
In 1945 Indonesia declares independence from the Ne…

Born On This Day...

In 1601 Mathematician, Pierre de Fermat (modern theory of numbers)
In 1786 American frontiersman, Davy Crockett
In 1798 English physician, Thomas Hodgkin (described Hodgkins Disease)
In 1870 Scientist, Frederick Russell (typhoid fever vaccine)
In 1880 Biologist, Paul Kammerer (claimed traits could be inherited)
In 1882 Movie producer and industry pioneer, Samuel Goldwyn
In 1887 Marcus Garvey, started back-to-Africa movement among U.S. blacks
In 1888 Actor, Monty Woolley (The Pied Piper, Man Who Came Tto Dinner)
In 1892 Actress, Mae West ("Come up and see me sometime")
In 1900 Newscaster/commentator, Quincy Howe (It's News To Me) [d: 2-17-77]
In 1904 Publisher, John Hay Whitney (New York Herald Trib, 1961-67) [d: 2-8-82]
In 1906 Inventor, Hazel Bishop (non smear lipstick) [d: 12-5-98]
In 1909 Singer/composer, Larry Clinton [d: 5-2-85]
In 1914 Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr. (Rep-D-NY, 1949-55) [d: 8-17-88]
In 1919 Singer, Georgia Gibbs (Ballin the Jack, Kiss of Fire) [d: 12-9-06]
In 1920 Act…

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Music Calendar...

In 1957"That'll Be The Day" by Buddy Holly and "Honeycomb" by Jimmie Rodgers both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.In 1960Pete Best is recruited by the Beatles to replace temporary drummer Tommy Moore.In 1966In Chicago, kicking off their last U.S. tour, John Lennon publicly apologizes for his "more popular than Jesus" remarks.In 1967Fleetwood Mac play their first gig at the London National Jazz and Blues Festival in Windsor.In 1967"The Letter" by the Box Tops and "Reflections" by the Supremes both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.In 1969Blind Faith make their U.S. debut at Madison Square Garden.In 1970Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Arlo Guthrie and others appear at a Woody Guthrie memorial concert held at the Hollywood Bowl.In 1970Bette Midler appears on "The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson."In 1970At Harvard University, Janis Joplin gives her final concert before her death the following October.In 1970The Carpenters' single "C…

Today In History...

In 1851 Issac Singer is granted a patent for the sewing machine.
In 1856 The first U.S. patent for an accordion is issued to Anthony Fass.
In 1867 President Andrew Johnson sparked a move to impeach him when he defies Congress by suspending Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton.
In 1877 Thomas Edison invents the sound recording with his Edison phone.
In 1898 Hawaii is formally annexed to the United States.
In 1898 The peace protocol ending the Spanish-American War is signed.
In 1915 "Of Human Bondage," by William Somerset Maugham is published.
In 1923 K. Reinmuth discovers the 1,000th asteroid, "Giuseppe Piazzi."
In 1934 Babe Ruth plays his final game at Fenway Park, 41,766 on hand.
In 1936 Diver Marjorie Gestring becomes the youngest Olympic gold medalist at age 13.
In 1941 French Marshal Henri Petain calls on his countrymen to give full support to Nazi Germany.
In 1944 Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., the eldest son of Joseph and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, is killed with his co-pilot when t…

Born On This Day...

In 1753 English artist/engraver, Thomas Bewick (Aesop's Fables)
In 1759 British scientist/horticulturist, Thomas Andrew Knight
In 1762 George IV, king of England (1820-30)
In 1775 Author, Conrad Malte-Brun (founded first modern geographic society)
In 1781 Architect/engineer, Robert Mills (Washington Monument)
In 1849 Painter, Abbott Thayer (created camouflage for military uniforms)
In 1856 Financier/philanthropist, James "Diamond Jim" Brady
In 1859 Author/poet, Katharine Lee "Kathie" Bates (America The Beautiful)
In 1866 Spanish playwright, Jacinto Benavente y Martinez
In 1876 Mystery writer/novelist, Mary Roberts Rinehart
In 1880 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Christy Matthewson (New York Giants)
In 1881 Director/producer, Cecil B. De Mille (The Ten Commandments)
In 1882 Inventor, Vincent Bendix (automobile self starter)
In 1886 Actress, Marion Lorne (Aunt Clara-Bewitched) [d: 5-9-68]
In 1887 Austrian physicist, Erwin Schrodinger (quantum mechanics)
In 1889 Educator/teacher, Zerna …

Music Calendar...

In 1948 Hank Williams Sr. performs on the "Louisiana Hayride" radio show.
In 1954 Johnny Cash marries Vivian Liberto in San Antonio, TX.
In 1954 "Sh-Boom" by the Crew Cuts is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1955 Bill Haley & the Comets perform "Rock Around The Clock" on the "Ed Sullivan Show."
In 1957 Paul Anka makes his TV debut on ABC-TV's "American Bandstand."
In 1961 "Take Good Care Of My Baby" by Bobby Vee enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1964 Time Magazine reviews the Beatles' movie "Hard Days Night" with a headline that read "Beatles Blow It."
In 1965 The Turtles' remake of Bob Dylan's "It Ain't Me Babe" and "Help!" by the Beatles both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1965 "I'm Henry VIII, I Am" by Herman's Hermits is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1970 Christine McVie becomes the first female member Fleetwood Mac.
In 1971 "Go Away Little Girl…

Today In History

In 1782 George Washington creates the Order of the Purple Heart, a decoration to recognize merit in enlisted men and non-commissioned officers.
In 1789 The U.S. War Department is established by Congress.
In 1882 The famous feud between the Hatfield family of southern West Virginia and the McCoys of eastern Kentucky breaks out.
In 1912 The Progressive Party nominates Theodore Roosevelt for president.
In 1918 Philadelphia hit its all time high temperature record of 106 degrees.
In 1927 The Peace Bridge between the U.S. and Canada is dedicated during ceremonies attended by the Prince of Wales and U.S. Vice President Charles Dawes.
In 1929 Babe Ruth ties a record by hitting grand slams in consecutive games.
In 1933 The comic strip "Alley Oop" begins.
In 1934 The U.S. Court of Appeals upholds a lower court ruling striking down the government's attempt to ban the controversial James Joyce novel "Ulysses."
In 1942 U.S.forces land at Guadalcanal, marking the start of the first …

Born On This Day

In 1742 American Revolutionary War general, Nathaniel Green
In 1779 Geographer, Carl Ritter (co-founded modern science of geography)
In 1783 Inventor, John Heathcoat (lace-making machinery)
In 1802 Russian chemist, Germain Henri Jess (thermochemistry)
In 1839 Businessman/senator, John Dryden (founded Prudential Insurance)
In 1852 Austrian engineer, Philipp Forchheimer (groundwater hydrology)
In 1876 Dancer, Mata Hari (German spy executed by firing squad in Paris)
In 1885 Actress, "Billie" Burke (Glinda the Good Witch-The Wizard of Oz)
In 1886 Physicist/inventor, Louis Hazeltine (neutrodyne circuit)
In 1901 German historian, Konrad Heiden (coined the term Nazi) [d: 6-18-66]
In 1902 Actress, Ann Harding (East is West, Janie) [d: 9-1-81]
In 1903 Anthropologist, Louis Leakey (fossil discoveries) [d: 10-1-72]
In 1904 United Nations founder, Ralph J. Bunche (Nobel-1950) [d: 12-9-71]
In 1910 Jazz pianist, Freddie Slack (Boogie Woogie piano) [d: 8-10-65]
In 1925 Country singer, Felice Bryant (Fel…

Music Calendar...

In 1782 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart marries Constanze Weber.
In 1927 Jimmie Rodgers records "Sleep Baby Sleep" and "Soldier's Sweetheart."
In 1956 "My Prayer" by the Platters hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1956 "Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley and "The Flying Saucer" by Buchanan & Goodman both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1957 The Everly Brothers introduce "Wake Up Little Susie" on the "Ed Sullivan Show."
In 1958 Billboard Magazine introduces their first Hot 100 singles chart.
In 1958 "Rock-In Robin" by Bobby Day, "Chantilly Lace" by Big Bopper and "Summertime Blues" by Eddie Cochran all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1958 "Poor Little Fool" by Ricky Nelson is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1962 "Ramblin' Rose" by Nat King Cole and "She's Not You" by Elvis Presley both enter the U.S. top 4…

Today In History...

In 1693 Dom Perignon introduces champagne.
In 1735 A jury acquits John Peter Zenger of the New York Weekly Journal of a charge of libel brought by the royal governor of New York.
In 1790 The Revenue Cutter Service is formed, the forerunner of the U.S. Coast Guard.
In 1830 Plans for the city of Chicago are laid out.
In 1892 Andrew and Abby Borden are axed to death in their home in Fall River, MA. Sunday school teacher Lizzie Borden, Andrew Borden's daughter from a previous marriage, was accused of the killings, but acquitted at trial.
In 1914 Britain declares war on Germany and the U.S. proclaims its neutrality during World War I.
In 1926 The U.S. purchases the Danish Virgin Islands for $25 million.
In 1925 U.S. marines leave Nicaragua after a 13-year occupation.
In 1944 Nazi police arrest 8 people in Amsterdam, including 14-year-old Anne Frank, whose diary, which was published after her death, became a classic depiction of the Holocaust.
In 1958 The Dumont TV Network is dissolved.
In 1962 J…

Born On This Day...

In 1521 Pope Urban VII (9-15 to 9-27-1590)
In 1540 Joseph Justus Scaliger, founder of scientific chronology
In 1755 French inventor, Nicolas-Jacque Conte (modern pencil)
In 1792 Poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley
In 1859 Norwegian novelist, Knute Hamsun (Nobel-1920)
In 1865 Sculptor, John Flanagan (designed George Washington quarter)
In 1899 Religious leader, Ezra Taft Benson (Morman Church)
In 1900 Cartoonist, Douglas L. Mays (Punch) [d: 5-19-91]
In 1900 Queen Elizabeth of England (King George VI's wife) [d: 3-30-02]
In 1901 Jazz singer/trumpeter, Louie Armstrong (Hello Dolly) [d: 7-6-71]
In 1903 Actress/singer, Helen Kane (Boop Boop A Doop girl) [d: 9-26-66]
In 1909 Olympic track athlete, Glenn Cunningham [d: 3-10-88]
In 1910 Composer/educator, William Schuman (Juilliard) [d: 2-15-92]
In 1912 Architect, Raoul Wallenberg (saved 100,000 WWII Jews) [d: 7-17-47]
In 1913 Actor, Wesley Addy (Bostonian, Cabot Alden-Loving) [d: 12-31-96]
In 1919 Gospel singer, James Webre Blackwood [d: 2-3-02]
In 1920 Journali…

Born On This Day...

In 1540 Joseph Scaliger, proposed Julian dating
In 1604 Bible translator, John Eliot (Apostle to the Indians)
In 1623 Italian composer, Pietro Antonio Cesti
In 1737 Antonio Franconi, considered the founder of the French circus
In 1749 Revolutionary, Thomas Lynch (signed the Declaration of Independence)
In 1863 Boxer, Bill Richmond (first American to win distinction as a boxer)
In 1802 Norwegian mathematician, Niels Abel (pioneered modern mathematics)
In 1819 Presidential candidate, John Bidwell (Prohibition Party, 1892)
In 1827 Manuel Deodoro Da Fonseca, first president of Brazilian republic
In 1850 French author, Guy de Maupassant
In 1855 Meteorologist, William Henry Dines (atmospheric properties)
In 1862 John Merrick, known as "The Elephant Man"
In 1876 American historian, Mary R. Beard
In 1887 Actor, Reginald Owen (Dr. Watson-Sherlock Holmes)
In 1889 American poet/short story writer, Conrad Aiken
In 1890 Russian sculptor, Naum Gabo (spatial movement)
In 1906 Director/writer, John Huston …