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One Hit Wonder Day --

"Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)" by The Penguins (1955) "In the Year 2525" - Zager & Evans (1969) "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" - Steam (1969) "Six Days on the Road" - Dave Dudley (1963) "Tip Toe Thru The Tulips" - Tiny Tim (1968) "Smile a Little Smile for Me" - The Flying Machine (1969) "Venus" - Shocking Blue (1970) "One Tin Soldier" - The Original Caste (1970) "The House of the Rising Sun" - Frijid Pink (1970) "Hot Rod Lincoln" - Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen (1972) "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" - Vicki Lawrence (1973) "Brother Louie" - Stories (1973) "Seasons in the Sun" - Terry Jacks (1974) "TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)" - MFSB (1974) "The Night Chicago Died" - Paper Lace (1974) "I Can Help" - Billy Swan (1974) "Kung Fu Fighting" - Carl Douglas (1974) "Loving You" - Mi

Music Calendar...

In 1953 Liberace makes his debut at Carnegie Hall to a sellout audience. In 1954 Elvis Presley makes his first and only appearance at the Grand Ole Opry singing "Blue Moon of Kentucky." In 1961 "Runaround Sue" by Dion enters the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1964 Beatles manager Brian Epstein turns down 3 1/2 million pounds from a group of U.S. businessmen to buy out his management contract. In 1965 The Beatles' animated series begins a 4-year run on ABC-TV. In 1965 "Yesterday" by the Beatles and "A Taste Of Honey" by Herb Alpert both enter the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1965 "Eve Of Destruction" by Barry McGuire is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1967 The Beatles record "Fool On The Hill" at the Abbey Road studios in London. In 1967 "The Letter" by the Box Tops is certified gold. In 1969 John Lennon records "Cold Turkey" with a back-up band that includes Eric Clapton, Klaus Voorman, Yoko Ono and Ringo Starr. In 197

Today In History...

In 1493 Christopher Columbus sets sail from Cadiz, Spain, with a flotilla of 17 ships on his second voyage to the Western Hemisphere. In 1513 Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa crosses the Isthmus of Panama to discover the Pacific Ocean. In 1690 One of the earliest American newspapers, Publick Occurrences, publishes its only issue in Boston. In 1775 American Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen is captured by the British as he lead an attack on Montreal. In 1789 The first U.S. Congress, meeting in New York, adopts 12 amendments to the Constitution and sends them to the states for ratification. Ten of the amendments become the Bill of Rights. In 1804 The 12th amendment is passed regulating judicial power. In 1882 The first major league baseball double header is played between Providence and Worcester. In 1890 The U.S. Congress establishes Yosemite National Park. In 1890 Mormon President Wilford Woodruff issues a Manifesto formally renouncing the practice of polygamy. In 1904 A New Yor

Born On This Day...

In 1644 Astronomer, Olaus Roemer (measured the speed of light) In 1683 French Composer, Jean Philloppe Rameau In 1725 Engineer, Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot (designed, built first automobile) In 1728 Poet/author/playwright, Mercy Otis Warren In 1807 Inventor, Alfred Vail (telegraph pioneer with Samuel F.B. Morse) In 1832 Architect, William Le Baron Jenney (developed skyscrapers) In 1843 Inventor, Melville Reuben Bissell (the carpet sweeper) In 1843 Geologist/educator, Thomas Chamberlin (planetesimal hypothesis) In 1887 Tennis player, May Sutton Bundy (first woman to win Wimbledon) In 1897 American novelist, William Faulkner (The Sound and the Fury) In 1903 Abstract painter, Mark Rothko (Green on Blue) [d: 2-25-70] In 1905 Sports columnist, Red Smith (won Pulitzer Prize) [d: 1-15-82] In 1906 Russian composer, Dmitri Shostakovich [d: 8-9-75] In 1909 Publisher, John V. Dodge (Encyclopedia Britannica) [d: 4-23-91] In 1917 Baseball player, Johnny Sain (Boston) [d: 11-7-06] In 1918 Baseball Hall-of


Planning on getting arrested anytime soon? West Virginia lawyer L. Scott Briscoe shares some tips on how to avoid that fate, based on the odd events he has witnessed in court. After pleading guilty to transferring and receiving stolen property, do not ask your judge whether he's interested in seeing the collection of ties you have for sale. When appearing in court, do not wear the same exact outfit and accessories you wore during your crime. Also, avoid security cameras. If you're running from the scene of your crime, the law will find you if you leave behind your wallet. And your car. And your friends sitting in your car. When choosing a car to break into to steal the credit cards inside, please do not select the car belonging to the judge's wife. Do not plan your next felony over the pay phone in your jail pod next to the sign that reads "All phone calls are monitored and recorded." Calling a tow service to haul a broken-down ATV you are in the process of steali


You've got to get to 347 degrees Fahrenheit before this will happen. What is it? (Popcorn will pop) How was the 45.52 carat Hope Diamond delivered to the Smithsonian Institution when jeweler Harry Winston donated it in 1958? (The gem was packed in a plain brown wrapper and sent by registered first class mail for 145.29, of which $2.44 was for postage and the rest for $1 million insurance) How much horsepower does a real horse have? (Only 0.7 hp based on the definition of horsepower, which is the power needed to lift 33,000 pounds on foot in one minute) The statistical odds of finding one of these is 10,000 to one, yet people look for them all the time. What? (Four Leaf Clovers) What summer job did Martin Luther King Jr. have as a teenager in Connecticut? (Harvesting tobacco) What is a Dracula sneeze? (Raising your arm to cover your face while you sneeze into the crook of your elbow in a gesture that evokes Dracula raising his cape) What two National Football League teams have masco


( Shakespeare is known for creating some "crazy" words, but most of those words are now so common that we don't notice. These words range from "hurry" to "zany" and in the 1400s they were quite strange. Some of the following words are used regularly in many places around the English-speaking world, whereas other places haven't even heard of them. Bumfuzzle This is a simple term that refers to being confused, perplexed, or flustered or to cause confusion. You've probably heard your grandma or grandpa use this phrase, especially if they are from the East Coast or below the Mason-Dixon Line. This word is derived from the Old English dumfoozle. Cattywampus This is a term that you will find in the Midland and Southern United States. It is referring to something that is in disarray, that is askew, or something that isn't directly across from something. For example, a post office might be cattywampus from the library. You might

Music Calendar...

In 1957 Alan Freed's autobiographical movie "Mister Rock & Roll" premieres. In 1962 Bobby "Boris" Pickett performs "Monster Mash" on ABC-TV's "American Bandstand." In 1963 The Beatles begin the band's first-ever tour outside Britain, a In 1966 The Lovin' Spoonful appear on TV's "Hollywood Palace." In 1966 "Cherish" by the Association hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for three weeks. In 1967 The Mama & Papas sing "California Dreamin'" on the CBS-TV's "Ed Sullivan Show." In 1968 "Turn Around, Look At Me" by the Vogues is certified gold. In 1971 The Jackson Five appear on the cover of Life magazine. In 1973 Loretta Lynn's single "Coal Miner's Daughter" is released. In 1977 Only a month after his death, thousands gather at the first "Elvis" convention in Cincinnati. In 1977 "Come Sail Away" by Styx, "How De

Today In History...

In 1789 Congress passes the First Judiciary Act, which provided for an Attorney General and a Supreme Court. In 1845 The first baseball team is organized. In 1852 A new invention, the dirigible, is demonstrated. In 1853 Cornelius Vanderbilt makes the first round-the-world trip by yacht. In 1869 Thousands of businessmen are ruined in a Wall Street panic after financiers Jay Gould & James Fisk attempt to corner the gold market. In 1895 First round-the-world trip by a woman on a bicycle (took 15 months). In 1929 Lt. James H. Doolittle guides a Consolidated NY2 Biplane over Mitchell Field in New York in the first all-instrument flight. In 1934 Babe Ruth makes his farewell appearance as a regular player with the New York Yankees in a game against the Boston Red Sox. In 1948 Mildred Gillars, accused of being Nazi wartime radio propagandist "Axis Sally," pleads innocent in a Washington courtroom to charges of treason. (Gillars served 12 years in prison.) In 1955 President Eisenh

Born On This Day...

In 1717 English writer, Horace Walpole In 1755 John Marshall, 4th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court In 1843 Publisher, Adam Wagnalls (Funk & Wagnalls) In 1870 Engineer, Georges Claude (invented the neon light) In 1890 English journalist, Sir Alan Herbert In 1895 Scottish Golfer, Tommy Armour In 1896 American short story writer, F. Scott Fitzgerald (Great Gatsby) In 1898 Scientist, Sir Howard W. Florey (purified penicillin) (Nobel-1945) In 1900 Cartoonist, Ham Fisher (created Joe Palooka) [d: 12-27-55] In 1907 Physicist, John Ray Dunning (nuclear fission) [d: 8-25-75] In 1911 Soviet leader, Konstantin U. Chernenko (1984-85) [d: 3-10-85] In 1912 Actor, Don Porter (Ann Sothern Show, Gidget) [d: 2-11-97] In 1913 Actor/singer, Herb Jeffries (first Black singing cowboy) [d: 5-25-14] In 1915 Actor, Larry Gates (Harry Lewis-The Guiding Light) [d: 12-12-96] In 1918 Actress, Audra Lindley (Helen Roper-Three's Company) [d: 10-16-97] In 1919 Cartoon voicist, Dayton Allen (Flub-A-Dub-


(from Tracy Johnson) A surprising number of people have thought about this, and it's starting to show up in wills: What happens to your Facebook page when you die? Leaving it seems kind of creepy, right? Well, most don't know it but there is a setting on Facebook to tell them what to do with your profile after you die. You can make it a Memorialized account Elect a Legacy Contact to look after the account Have the account deleted What if you could schedule posts that would appear after you die? Or you leave a series of messages for your Legacy Contact to post. What would you post after you die?


"To Protect Her Image, Ellen Accidentally Fired Herself!" Trash! But she was thinking about trading in her Portia for a newer model. "Flight to Nowhere Sells Out in Ten Minutes!" Truth! Qantas announced a 7-hour scenic "flight to nowhere" over Australia-and said it sold out in 10 minutes. "It's probably the fastest selling flight in Qantas history," said CEO Alan Joyce. Basically for folks who just really miss flying and traveling. "National Park Mails Trash Back to Litterbug Campers!" Truth! Thailand's beautiful Khao Yai National Park mailed a big bag of trash to the campers who left if behind at their campsite. The package included a snarky note as well. Park officials have also lodged a complaint with police that could cost the campers a $16,000 fine! "To Protect Her Image, Ellen Accidentally Fired Herself!" Trash! But she was thinking about trading in her Portia for a newer model. "Murder Suspect Proposes to H


Aging successfully means taking charge of your personal well being so you can continue to live a vibrant, independent life, regardless of your age. "Successful aging isn't difficult, but it does require a personal commitment to active living," says to Dr. Terri Ginsberg of the New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging at the UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. Top 10 tips to live a longer and healthier life: 1. Sleep at night. Avoid frequent daytime naps, late night snacks or watching television in bed. 2. Eat lots of colors. Vibrantly colored fruits and vegetables on your plate mean a healthy diet that keeps your body moving. 3. Get checked out. Catch up on any health screenings your doctor has recommended and don't forget eye and dental check-ups. 4. Worry less. It really is possible to "worry yourself sick." Excessive worrying can lead to high blood pressure, digestive problems, chronic headaches and unhealthy weight gain. 5. Stay in touch. Living alone

Music Calendar...

In 1935 Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys record for the first time at a session for Brunswick Records in Dallas. In 1957 "That'll Be The Day" by Buddy Holly & the Crickets hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart. It was their only #1 single. In 1965 The Yardbirds and Jerry Lee Lewis appear on TV's "Shindig." In 1966 The Rolling Stones begin their British tour at London's Albert Hall. In 1967 Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention play their first British concert at London's Royal Albert Hall, backed by an orchestra. In 1967 The Monkees appear on the cover of TV Guide. In 1967 Strawberry Alarm Clock performs "Incense & Peppermints" on ABC-TV's "American Bandstand." In 1967 "People Are Strange" by the Doors enters the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1967 "The Letter" by the Box Tops hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks. In 1969 Diana Ross appears on the cover of Look magazine. In 1969 The Lo

Today In History...

In 1642 Harvard College holds its first commencement. In 1779 During the Revolutionary War, the American warship Bon Homme Richard, commanded by John Paul Jones, defeats the HMS Serapis after Jones declares: "I have not yet begun to fight!" In 1780 British spy John Andre is captured along with papers revealing Benedict Arnold's plot to surrender West Point to the British. In 1806 The Lewis and Clark expedition returns to St. Louis from the Pacific Northwest. In 1846 Johann Galle and Heinrich d'Arrest discover the planet Neptune. In 1859 Daniel Emmett publishes "I Wish I Was In Dixie." In 1912 The first Mack Sennett "Keystone Comedy" movie is released. In 1926 Gene Tunney scores a ten-round decision over Jack Dempsey to win the world heavyweight boxing title in Philadelphia. In 1932 The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is formed. In 1938 A time capsule, to be opened in the year 6939, is buried on the grounds of the World's Fair in New York City. In 1939

Born On This Day...

In 63 -BC- First Roman Emperor, Augustus Caesar In 1713 Ferdinand VI, king of Spain (1746-59) In 1745 Pioneer, John Sevier (first governor of Tennessee) In 1791 German astronomer, Johann Encke (Encke's Comet) In 1800 Educator, William H. McGuffey (McGuffey Readers) In 1819 Physicist, Armand Hippolyte Louis Fizeau (measured speed of light) In 1838 Feminist, Victoria Woodhull (first woman to run for president) In 1850 Poet/journalist, Eugene Field (Little Boy Blue) In 1852 Surgeon, William Halsted (established first U.S. surgical school) In 1861 German engineer, Robert Bosch (invented the spark plug) In 1865 Author, Baroness Emmusky Orczy (The Scarlet Pimpernel) In 1880 Nutritionist, John Boyd Orr In 1889 Political columnist/journalist, Walter Lippmann In 1899 U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Tom C. Clark (1949-67) In 1890 Friedrich Paulus, led German 6th Army on Stalingrad (WWII) In 1897 Surrealistic painter, Paul Delvaux In 1897 Actor, Walter Pidgeon (Forbidden Planet, Mrs. Miniver) In

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Lose two two pounds pounds or so For every pound you could see a one-point drop in systolic blood pressure (the top number). Get up walk every around For 45 minutes. This simple move was enough to significantly lower diastolic blood pressure in one study. Eat for your a heart-healthy heart Diet can dropsystolic blood pressure as much as a pill can," says cardiologist Michael Miedema, M.D. That's about three to five points. Fill up on potassium This can counteract theeffects of sodium in your diet. Help it out and counter sodium yourself by nixing key sources like bread, cold cuts, and pizza. Take a deep breath Adrenaline and cortisol that swirl around when you're stressed can hike up blood pressure. In fact, one recent study found that male med students were 13 times as likely to have elevated numbers as their female counterparts. Friends help buffer stress Bonus if you combine hanging out with a workout.


Here are 13 ways to end sleepless nights: Use the bedroom for sex and sleep, only. Don't surf the Internet or balance your checkbook there or read a book on a backlit device. If you can't fall asleep after 15 minutes or so, get up and do something relaxing. Don't lie there and become frustrated. Avoid any brain-stimulating activity before going to sleep. Don't eat heavy or spicy meals, which might cause heartburn or discomfort. Don't go to bed hungry or too full. Turn clocks away from you to avoid checking the time at night. Develop a relaxing ritual at bedtime, such as reading a calming book. Share any nightly care-giving duties with a partner, if possible. Avoid taking naps during the day or early evening. If you must rest, limit your catnap to 15 to 45 minutes. Get lots of stimulating exercise, but not before bed. Try to go to bed and get up at the same time every day. Take a warm bath or drink a hot nonalcoholic beverage before bed. Limit caffeine. If the insomn

Elephant Appreciation Day -- Did you know?

In San Francisco it's against the law to walk an elephant on market street unless it's on a leash. In Natchez, Missouri, it's against the law to provide alcohol to elephants. Virginia, Minnesota: You're not allowed to park your elephant on Main Street. Elephants may not be used to plow cotton fields in North Carolina.


National Dog Week   -- September 21-27. A celebration observed the last full week of September to bring attention to man's best friend and to educate all dog owners. Part of man's education is to know the top dog breeds to help men attract women: Mini pincher Chicks love mini versions of big dogs. They are little so they don't cost a lot to feed, and they look really tough especially with a studded collar. Beagle Charlie Brown was the sensitive underdog. You too can be the sensitive guy with a Beagle. Dalmatian Any dog who hangs out with firemen is a sure bet with the ladies. This dog is a born hero. English Pointer Cute enough for a lady to swoon over; tough enough so you won't look like a wimp. Dachshund This little guy is a wonder with the ladies. They are cute and are begging to be cared for. Greyhound Sleek and aerodynamic plus many Greyhounds need rescuing so you'll score some serious points with the ladies. So, cook some linguini and introduce her to Vincenzo

Music Calendar...

In 1958 Private Elvis Presley boards the USS General Randall at the Military Ocean Terminal in Brooklyn, NY. The ship arrives in Bremerhaven, West Germany 9 days later. In 1958 "To Know Him Is To Love Him" by the Teddy Bears enters the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1964 The long-running musical "Fiddler on the Roof" opens on Broadway. In 1964 The Rolling Stones appear in a taped segment on TV's "Red Skelton Show." In 1965 Roger Daltry is almost tossed out of the Who when he punches Keith Moon after a Scandinavian concert. In 1965 San Francisco rock group, the Great Society with singer Grace Slick, makes its stage debut at the Coffee Gallery in North Beach, CA. In 1966 The Supremes record "I Hear a Symphony." In 1966 Marvin Gaye appears on TV's "Where The Action Is." In 1966 The Rolling Stones begin their last British tour of the sixties. In 1967 The Beatles appear on the cover of Time magazine. In 1969 Karen & Richard Carpenter (The

Today In History...

In 1656 In Patuxent, MD, the first all-female jury hears the case of a woman accused of murdering her child. The jury votes to acquit. In 1776 During the Revolutionary War, Captain Nathan Hale is hanged as a spy by the British after uttering, "I regret I only have one life to lose for my country." In 1789 Congress authorizes the office of the Postmaster-General. In 1792 The French Republic is proclaimed. In 1862 President Lincoln issues the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, declaring all slaves in rebel states should be free as of January 1, 1863. In 1903 Italo Marchiony is granted a patent for the ice cream cone. In 1927 Gene Tunney successfully defends his heavyweight boxing title against Jack Dempsey in the famous "long-count" fight in Chicago. In 1949 The Soviet Union explodes its first atomic bomb. In 1950 Omar Bradley is promoted to the rank of 5-star general, joining an elite group that included Dwight Eisenhower and Douglas MacArthur. In 1950 The first

Born On This Day...

In 1515 Queen Anne Of Cleves (King Henry VIII of England's fourth wife) In 1694 Author, Lord Chesterfield (introduced Gregorian calendar to England) In 1788 Dramatist/playwright, Theodore Edward Hook In 1791 Physicist, Michael Faraday (principle of the electric motor) In 1885 Film director, Erich von Stroheim In 1901 Surgeon, Charles B. Huggins (cancer researcher) [d: 1-12-97] In 1901 Actor, Allan "Rocky" Lane (voice of Mr. Ed, Red Ryder) [d: 10-24-73] In 1902 Actor, John Houseman (Kingsfield-The Paper Chase) [d: 10-31-88] In 1903 Social reformer, Howard Jarvis (CA tax protester) [d: 8-12-86] In 1913 Orchestra leader, Leroy Holmes (Tonight Show, 1956-57) [d: 7-27-86] In 1914 Actress, Martha Scott (Dallas, Bionic Woman, Our Town) [d: 5-28-03] In 1920 Singer, Jack Russell (Your Show Of Shows) [d: 3-17-04] In 1920 Baseball player/manager, Bob Lemon (Indians/Yankees) [d: 1-11-00] In 1923 Cartoonist, Jack Berrill (Gil Thorp) [d: 3-14-96] In 1927 Baseball manager, Tommy Lasorda

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Music Calendar...

In 1946 "To Each His Own" by the Ink Spots is #1 on the charts. In 1957 Pat Boone appears on the cover of TV Guide. In 1959 "Sleep Walk" by Santo & Johnny hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks. In 1961 Bob Dylan records his first album for Columbia Records. In 1963 "Sugar Shack" by the Fireballs enters on the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1963 "Blue Velvet" by Bobby Vinton hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks. In 1966 While on a plane to his first European tour, Jimmy Hendrix changes the spelling of his first name to Jimi. In 1968 "All Along the Watchtower" by Jimi Hendrix enters the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1968 "Harper Valley PTA" by Jeannie C. Riley is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1971 "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" by Paul & Linda McCartney and "Ain't No Sunshine" by Bill Withers are both certified gold. In 1971 John Lennon & Yoko Ono appear on TV&