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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…

Born On This Day...

In 1736 Statesman, Carter Braxton (signed Declaration of Independence)
In 1797 Swedish chemist, Carl Mosander (rare-earth elements)
In 1835 Educator/philosopher, William Torrey Harris
In 1839 American publisher, Isaac Kauffman Funk (Funk & Wagnalls)
In 1857 Astronomer, James Keeler (discovered rings of Saturn)
In 1885 Educator/biographer, Carl C. Van Doren
In 1888 Actor, Ian Fleming (Dr. Watson-Sherlock Holmes)
In 1890 Austrian author, Franz Werfel (40 Days of Musa Dagh)
In 1892 Scientist, Arthur H. Compton (developed atom bomb) (Nobel-1927)
In 1895 Actor, Al Fuzzy Saint John (Lash of the West)
In 1896 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, George Kelly
In 1907 Actress, Fay Wray (King Kong) [d: 8-08-04]
In 1908 Broadcaster, Kenneth Gidens (founded Voice Of America) [d: 5-7-93]
In 1909 Bandleader/composer, Raymond Scott [d: 2-8-94]
In 1914 Director, Robert Wise (West Side Story, Sound of Music) [d: 9-14-05]
In 1915 Actor, Edmond O'Brien (Birdman of Alcatraz) [d: 5-9-85]
In 1925 Singer/pianist, Roy Brown (New…

Today In History...

In 1608 John Smith is elected president of the Jamestown colony council in Virginia.
In 1794 America's first non-denominational college, Blount College (later the University of Tennessee) is chartered.
In 1813 Commodore Oliver H. Perry sends the message, "We have met the enemy, and they are ours," after an American naval force defeats the British in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812.
In 1846 Elias Howe receives a patent for his sewing machine.
In 1913 Lincoln Highway opens as the first paved coast-to-coast highway.
In 1919 New York City welcomes home General John J. Pershing and 25,000 soldiers who served during World War I.
In 1939 Canada declares war on Germany at the outset of World War II.
In 1945 Vidkun Quisling is sentenced to death in Norway for collaborating with the Nazis.
In 1948 Mildred Gillars, accused of being Nazi wartime radio broadcaster "Axis Sally," is indicted in Washington, DC, for treason.
In 1953 Swanson sells it's first frozen &qu…

Music Calendar...

In 1960 Dick Clark appears on the cover of TV Guide.
In 1964 Rod Stewart records his first single, "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl."
In 1965 The Byrds begin recording "Turn! Turn! Turn!"
In 1966 "Last Train To Clarksville" by The Monkees and "Walk Away Renee" by Left Banke both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1966 The Beatles' "Revolver" hits #1 on the U.S. albums chart and stayed there for 6 weeks.
In 1966 "You Can't Hurry Love" by the Supremes begins a 2-week run at #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1975 The albums "Kiss Alive" by Kiss and "Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd are both released.
In 1975 "Someone Saved My Life Tonight" by Elton John is certified gold.
In 1977 "Blue Bayou" by Linda Ronstadt enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1978 The Rolling Stones' album "Emotional Rescue" is certified gold.
In 1982 Decca releases the Beatles' album "The Complete Silver B…