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Music Calendar...

In 1956 RCA releases its first Elvis Presley record, "Heartbreak Hotel" b/w "I Was The One." In 1957 Buddy Holly records "That'll Be The Day" in Clovis, New Mexico. In 1958 Pat Boone appears on TV's "The Perry Como Show." In 1962 Sam Cooke's single "Twistin' The Night Away" is released. In 1963 The Classics record "Till Then." In 1963 The Beatles sign a contract with Vee Jay records to release two of their British hits, "Please Please Me" and "Do You Want To Know A Secret," in the U.S. In 1964 Producer Phil Spector appears as a panelist on the British rate-a-record TV program "Juke Box Jury." In 1964 "She Loves You" by the Beatles enters the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1969 "Proud Mary" by Creedence Clearwater enters the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1970 John Lennon & Yoko Ono shave their heads for peace. In 1970 Sly & The Family Stone appear on CBS-TV's "Th

Today In History...

In 1533 England's King Henry VIII secretly marries his second wife, Anne Boleyn (who later gave birth to Elizabeth I). In 1579 The Treaty of Utrecht is signed, marking the beginning of the Dutch Republic. In 1787 Shay's Rebellion suffers a setback when debt-ridden farmers led by Captain Daniel Shays fail to capture an arsenal at Springfield, MA. In 1890 Reporter Nellie Bly of the New York World receives a tumultuous welcome home after she completed a round-the-world journey in 72 days, 6 hours and 11 minutes. In 1890 The United Workers of America is founded. In 1915 The inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell, inaugurates U.S. transcontinental telephone service when he calls Thomas Watson in San Francisco from New York. In 1925 The largest diamond, Cullinan (3106 carats), found in South Africa. In 1940 The first social security checks are mailed. In 1945 Grand Rapids becomes the first city to fluoridate its public water supply. In 1946 The United Mine Workers rejoin th

Born On This Day...

In 1627 Irish physicist/author, Robert Boyle (experiments with color) In 1736 Astronomer/mathematician, Joseph-Louis Lagrange In 1759 Scottish poet/songwriter, Robert Burns (Auld Lang Syne) In 1783 Businessman, William Colgate (founded Colgate-Palmolive) In 1860 Charles Curtis, 31st U.S. vice-president (1929-33) In 1874 English novelist, W. Somerset Maugham (Of Human Bondage) In 1878 Engineer, Ernst Frederik Alexanderson (over 320 patents) In 1882 English author/critic, Virginia Woolf In 1899 Blues singer/guitarist, "Sleepy" John Estes In 1899 Belgium premier, Paul Henri Spaak (NATO secretary-general, 1957-61) In 1906 Actress, Mildred Dunnock (Jazz Singer, Love Me Tender) [d: 7-5-91] In 1918 Baseball broadcaster, Ernie Harwell (wrote Tuned to Baseball) [d: 5-4-10] In 1918 Actor, Ken Mayers (Robbie Robertson-Space Patrol) [d: 1-30-85] In 1919 Former broadcast journalist/author, Edwin Newman (NBC) [d: 9-15-10] In 1924 Football Hall-of-Famer, Lou "The Toe" Groza (Brown

A Reflection of Unity

On September 12th 2001, 300 million Americans put aside what divides us, and rallied around what Unites us all. We proudly flew our flags and wore T-Shirts that said these colors don’t run. WE demonstrated to the world we are ONE PEOPLE and ONE NATION under God. It’s time for us to seriously get back to some real “Common Sense.” It’s Hyphenated America that’s really dividing us, yes we have diverse cultures in our society and that’s what makes this nation strong. The rest of the world doesn’t divide us in groups, they see us all as Americans. I would love to see the day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. Using the race card to silence your political opponents is destructive! We were all born with an equal ticket to this “Show of Life, “ and when our performance is over, and we leave the stage for the last time, I hope we all get to see those flags of Unity flying in everyones neighborhood before the light fades.

Today In History...

In 1793 During the French Revolution, King Louis XVI, condemned for treason by the National Convention, is executed by the guillotine. In 1861 Jefferson Davis of Mississippi and four other Southerners resign from the U.S. Senate. In 1892 John Couch Adams, English co-discoverer of Neptune, dies. In 1908 New York City enacts an ordinance that made smoking in public by women punishable by a fine of $5.00 to $25.00 and 10 days in jail. In 1915 The Kiwanis Club is formed in Detroit, Michigan. In 1924 Russian revolutionary Vladimir Lenin dies of a stroke at age 54. In 1950 A federal jury in New York finds former State Department official Alger Hiss guilty of perjury. In 1950 George Orwell, author of "1984," dies in London. In 1954 The first gas turbine automobile is exhibited in New York City. In 1954 The first atomic submarine, the USS Nautilus, is launched atGroton, Connecticut. In 1969 Switzerland had to seal off an underground cavern after a nuclear accident. In 1976 The supers

Born On This Day...

In 1338 King Charles V of France (1364-80) In 1743 American inventor/clockmaker, John Fitch In 1813 Western U.S. explorer/mapmaker, John C. Fremont In 1815 Dentist, Horace Wells (pioneer in use of medical anesthesia) In 1821 John Cabell Breckinridge, 14th U.S. vice-president (1857-61) In 1824 Confederate general, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson In 1855 Inventor, John Moses Browning (automatic rifle) In 1884 Attorney/social reformer, Roger Nash Baldwin (founded ACLU) In 1898 Actor, John George (Kolb-Adventures of Fu Manchu) In 1900 Actor, J. Carroll Naish (Adventures of Charlie Chan) [d: 1-24-73] In 1905 French fashion designer, Christian Dior [d: 10-24-57] In 1912 German scientist, Konrad E. Bloch (cholesterol research) [d: 10-15-00] In 1915 Actor, Alan Hewitt (Det. Brennan-My Favorite Martian) [d: 11-7-86] In 1918 Actor, Edwin Haig Alberian (Clarabelle-Howdy Doody) [d: 3-31-97] In 1919 Actress, Jinx Falkenberg (Masquerade Party) [d: 8-27-03] In 1921 Dr. Barney Clark, first artifi

Music Calendar...

In 1934 "Smoke Gets Into Your Eyes" by Paul Whiteman is #1 on charts. In 1956 Buddy Holly records "Blue Days Black Night" in Nashville. In 1958 "Get A Job" by the Silhouettes, "Magic Moments" by Perry Como and "Witchcraft" by Frank Sinatra all enter the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1964 The Beatles' first U.S. album, "Meet The Beatles," is released. In 1965 The Byrds begin recording "Mr. Tambourine Man." In 1965 The Rolling Stones and the Kinks make their first appearances on TV's "Shindig." In 1965 Alan Freed, who coined the phrase "Rock & Roll," dies at age 43. In 1967 The U.S. hit TV show "The Monkees" premieres on British TV. In 1967 The Rolling Stones' album "Between The Buttons" is released. In 1968 Bob Dylan performs for the first time, after a near-fatal motorcycle accident two years earlier, at a benefit for Woody Guthrie. In 1968 Donovan, Jimi Hendrix and Oti

Today In History...

In 1265 England's Parliament meets for the first time. In 1801 John Marshall is appointed chief justice of the United States. In 1839 Chile defeats a confederation of Peru and Bolivia in the Battle of Yungay. In 1841 The island of Hong Kong is ceded to Great Britain. In 1887 The U.S. Senate approves an agreement to lease Pearl Harbor in Hawaii for use as a naval base. In 1892 The first basketball game is played. In 1936 Britain's King George V dies and is succeeded by Edward VIII. In 1929 Wayne Baxter wins the first Academy Award for Best Actor in "Old Arizona." In 1937 President Franklin D. Roosevelt becomes the first chief executive to be inaugurated on January 20, instead of March 4, due to the 20th Amendment to the Constitution. In 1942 Nazi officials hold the notorious Wannsee conference in Berlin, calling for the extermination of Europe's Jewish population. In 1945 President Franklin D. Roosevelt is sworn into office for an unprecedented fourth term. In 1953

Born On This Day...

In 1716 King Charles III of Spain (1759-88) In 1732 Statesman, Richard Henry Lee (signed Declaration of Independence) In 1734 Merchant, Robert Morris (signed Declaration of Independence) In 1760 Charles III, king of Spain (1759-88) In 1775 Physicist, Andre-Marie Ampere (science of electromagnetism) In 1811 Engineer, Samuel Keefer (Niagara Falls suspension bridge) In 1873 Danish novelist, Johannes V. Jensen (Nobel-1944) In 1891 Violinist, Mischa Elman In 1892 Actor, Roscoe Ates (1930-40's western films) In 1894 Cartoonist, Harold Gray (Little Orphan Annie) In 1896 Actor, George Burns (Burns & Allen Show, Oh God) [d: 3-9-96] In 1896 Actor, Rolfe Sedan (Mr. Beasley-Burns & Allen) In 1898 Actor, Colin Clive (Frankenstein) In 1898 Actress, Norma Varden (Harriet Johnson-Hazel) In 1903 Actor, Leon Ames (Gordon-Mr. Ed, Father of the Bride) [d: 10-12-93] In 1904 Ballerina, Alexandra Danilova (Turning Point) [d: 7-13-97] In 1910 Author/naturalist, Joy Adamson (Born Free) [d: 1-3-80]

Farewell Address of President Donald J. Trump

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As of January 20, is Biden my president?

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I DO NOT like Joe Biden. I DO NOT like Kamala Harris. I don’t have to, it’s my right as an American to not like someone. As of January 20, is Biden my president? Yes. Why? Because I am an American. I refuse to act like a child like the crying liberals who claimed Trump wasn’t their president for the last 4 years. I won’t be that hypocritical Do I think Biden will be a good president? Nope, but do I wish for his failure? No. Why? Because I am an American and I don’t want to see America fail. Do I wish death or ill will upon Biden just because I don’t like him? Nope. Again, I’m not like the heartless liberals who prayed for Trump’s death for the last 4 years just because they didn’t like him. Do I think the left is using Biden as a pawn? Most likely. It’s a baseless conspiracy, but like all conspiracies it has a degree of merit. I do believe making Harris president, the first female president, was the goal all along. It’s the only plausible reason why Harris would agree to be his running

Music Calendar...

In 1853 Verdi's opera "Il Trovatore" premieres in Rome, Italy. In 1953 Marty Robbins first appears at the Grand Ole Opry. In 1957 Johnny Cash makes his first network TV appearance on CBS's "Jackie Gleason Show." In 1959 "American Bandstand" becomes daytime TV's top-rated show. In 1959 "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" by the Platters hits at #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks. In 1967 Lesley Gore ("It's My Party") appears on ABC-TV's "Batman" as guest villainess "Pussycat." In 1967 Donovan's single "Mellow Yellow" goes gold. In 1970 The soundtrack to "Easy Rider" is certified gold. In 1971 "Helter Skelter" by the Beatles is played at Charles Manson's murder trial. In 1973 ABC-TV's "In Concert" features Grand Funk at New York's Madison Square Garden. In 1974 A Bob Dylan concert in Miami causes huge traffic jams. In 1974 "Dar

Today In History...

In 1825 Ezra Daggett and his nephew, Thomas Kansett, obtain a patent for their process of storing food in tin cans. In 1861 Georgia becomes the 5th state to secede from the Union. In 1903 The first regular transatlantic radio broadcast between the U.S. and England begins. In 1915 Georges Claude patents neon. In 1937 Millionaire Howard Hughes sets the transcontinental air speed record by flying his monoplane from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey, in 7 hours, 28 minutes. In 1944 The federal government relinquishes control of the nation's railroads following settlement of a wage dispute. In 1955 "The Millionaire" premieres on television. In 1955 A presidential news conference is filmed for television for the first time, with the permission of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. In 1966 Indira Gandhi is elected prime minister of India. In 1970 President Richard Nixon nominates G. Harrold Carswell to the U.S. Supreme Court. However, the nomination was defeated over Carswell's

Born On This Day...

In 570 Prophet, Mohammed (Islamic faith based on his teachings) In 1736 Scottish engineer, James Watt (invented the steam engine) In 1749 American editor/publisher, Isaiah Thomas In 1798 Philosopher, Auguste Comte (Sociology and Positivism) In 1807 Confederate general, Robert E. Lee In 1809 Poet/writer, Edgar Allen Poe (The Raven, The Pit and the Pendulum) In 1813 Engineer/inventor, Sir Henry Bessemer (Bessemer engine) In 1837 Physician, William Williams Keen (first U.S. brain surgeon) In 1839 French impressionist painter, Paul Cezanne (water colors) In 1856 Educator, Dr. Daniel Hale Williams (first open heart operation) In 1887 Author/critic, Alexander Woollcott (Algonquin Round Table) In 1905 Publisher, Oveta Culp Hobby (first secretary of HEW) [d: 8-16-95] In 1906 Singer/actor, Lanny Ross (Moonlight & Roses) [d: 4-25-88] In 1908 Comedian, Ish Kabbible (Kay Kyser troupe) [d: 6-7-94] In 1918 Publisher/editor, John H. Johnson (Ebony, Jet) [d: 8-8-05] In 1922 Cowboy actor, Guy Madis

Music Calendar...

In 1939 Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra record "Jeepers Creepers." In 1944 Louis Armstrong, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman and Lionel Hampton perform the first jazz concert at the New York City Metropolitan Opera House. In 1956 "Rock Around The Clock" by Bill Haley and the Comets becomes the first rock album to appear on Billboard's albums chart. In 1964 The Beatles' "I Want To Hold Your Hand" becomes Capitol's fastest breaking single ever, charting in just ten days after release. In 1965 Bobby Darin and Barbra Streisand perform at President Lyndon Johnson's inauguration party. In 1969 Pete Best is awarded a settlement when he wins a defamation suit against the Beatles. In 1973 Pink Floyd begins recording the album "Dark Side of The Moon." In 1973 Elton John's album "Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player" is released. In 1973 he Rolling Stones hold a benefit concert at the Los Angeles Forum for refugees of a

Today In History...

In 1644 The first UFO sighting in America, by perplexed Pilgrims in Boston. In 1778 Captain James Cook discovers the Hawaiian Islands which he dubs the "Sandwich Islands." In 1788 The first English settlers arrive in Australia's Botany Bay to establish a penal colony. In 1862 John Tyler, the 10th U.S. president, dies at age 71. In 1871 William of Prussia is proclaimed the first emperor of Germany. In 1911 The first landing of an aircraft on a ship takes place when pilot Eugene B. Ely brings his plane in for a safe landing on the deck of the U.S.S. Pennsylvania. In 1912 English explorer Robert F. Scott and his expedition reach the South Pole, only to discover that Roald Amundsen had beaten them to it. In 1919 The World War I Peace Congress opens in Versailles, France. In 1936 Author Rudyard Kipling dies in Burwash, England. In 1943 The Soviets announce the end of the Nazi Siege of Leningrad. In 1943 A wartime ban on the sale of pre-sliced bread in the U.S., aimed at reduci

Born On This Day...

In 1779 Physician, Peter Roget (created thesaurus, invented slide rule) In 1782 American orator/politician, Daniel Webster In 1813 Inventor, Joseph Farwell Glidden (barbed wire) In 1848 Swimmer, Matthew Webb (first to swim across the English Channel) In 1849 Sir Edmund Barton, first prime minister of Australia (1900-03) In 1854 Engineer, Thomas A. Watson (Alexander Graham Bell's assistant) In 1882 English author, A.A. Milne (Winnie the Pooh) In 1888 Aviator, Sir Thomas Sopwith (designed WWI Sopwith Camel plane) In 1892 Actor/comedian, Oliver Hardy (Laurel and Hardy) In 1896 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Bill McGowan (umpire) In 1904 Actor, Cary Grant (North By Northwest) [d: 11-29-86] In 1913 Actor/comedian, Danny Kaye (White Christmas, Cosby Show) [d: 3-3-87] In 1918 Actor, Norman Chaney (Chubby-Our Gang) [d: 5-3-36] In 1920 Actor, Sid Newman (Larry Sanders Show, Seinfeld) [d: 4-10-01] In 1922 Actor, Bob Bell (Bozo The Clown on WGN/Chicago) [d: 12-8-97] In 1931 Opera singer, Evelyn Lear

Born On This Day...

In 1755 Alexander Hamilton, first U.S. secretary of the treasury In 1807 Businessman, Ezra Cornell (founded Western Union Telegraph Co.) In 1814 British surgeon, Sir James Paget (founded pathology) In 1815 Sir John A. MacDonald, first prime minister of Canada (1867-73) In 1842 American psychologist, William James (founded of pragmatism) In 1872 Inventor, George Washington Pierce (pioneer in radiotelephony) In 1876 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Elmer Harrison Flick In 1885 Civil rights leader, Alice Paul (founded National Woman's Party) In 1886 Actor, George Zucco (Captain Fury-Adventures of Sherlock Holmes) In 1888 Actor, Chester Conklin (Keystone Cops) In 1889 Scientist/geneticist, Calvin B. Bridges In 1890 Silent film actor, Monte Blue In 1890 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Max Carey (stolen base leader) In 1895 Inventor/engineer, Laurens Hammond (electric organs) In 1896 Football player/coach, Paddy Driscoll (Bears) In 1899 Actress/director, Eva Le Gallienne In 1900 Trombonist/drummer, Wilbu

I will NEVER support any group aimed at destroying the Constitution of the United States.

I will NEVER support any group aimed at destroying the Constitution of the United States. I live in America the home of the FREE & THE BRAVE! Not the Socialist States of America! I stand for the playing of the National Anthem and respect our Great American Flag! People who burn and spit on it, desecrate the memories of my fellow service members who return home in Flag Draped coffins and that's appalling to me! The United States is more accurately defined as a constitutional federal republic. It is time to invoke Article V of the U.S. Constitution which gives states the power to call a Convention of States to propose amendments. ... Our convention would only allow the states to discuss amendments that, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, impose fiscal restraints, and place term limits on federal officials. Both parties have put us in this Constitutional Crisis and we need to tell our state legislature we want Article V invoked. I call on my fellow patrio

Today In History...

In 1642 Astronomer Galileo Galilei dies at age 78 in Arceti, Italy. In 1798 The 11th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified, prohibiting one state from suing another in federal court. In 1815 U.S. forces led by General Andrew Jackson defeat the British in the Battle of New Orleans, the closing battle of the War of 1812. In 1894 Fire causes serious damage at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. In 1918 President Wilson outlines his 14 points for peace after World WarI. In 1918 Mississippi becomes the first state to ratify a proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibiting the sale, manufacture or transportation of liquor. In 1925 The first all-woman state supreme court meets in Texas. In 1935 A.C. Hardy patents the Spectrophotometer. In 1958 Cuban revolutionary forces capture Havana. In 1959 Charles De Gaulle is inaugurated as president of France's Fifth Republic. In 1962 Jack Nicklaus won his first money on the golf pro circuit, $33.50 for 50th place in t

Born On This Day...

In 1587 Dutch astronomer, Johannes Fabricius (discovered sunspots) In 1735 Religious Leader, John Carroll (first U.S. Roman Catholic bishop) In 1786 American lawyer, Nicholas Biddle In 1823 Scientist, Alfred Russell Wallace (co-discovered evolution) In 1862 Publisher, Frank Nelson Doubleday (Doubleday & Company) In 1864 English novelist, William Wilkie Collins (The Moonstone) In 1867 U.S. sociologist/feminist, Emily Balch (Nobel-1946) In 1868 Astronomer, Sir Frank Dyson (light bent by gravity) In 1881 Manufacturer, William Piper (the Piper Cub, a two-seater aircraft) In 1891 Physicist, Walter Bothe (subatomic particles) (Nobel-1954) In 1904 Cartoonist, Peter Arno (New Yorker) [d: 2-22-68] In 1908 Actor, William Hartnell (first to play Dr. Who) [d: 4-24-75] In 1909 Educator, Evelyn Wood (speed reading courses) [d: 8-26-95] In 1911 Actress, Butterfly McQueen (Prissy-Gone With The Wind) [d: 12-22-95] In 1912 Actor/director, Jose Ferrer (Cyrano de Bergerac) [d: 1-26-92] In 1913 Busines

Music Calendar...

In 1950 Ernest Tubb and Hank Snow make their first appearances at the "Grand Ole Opry." In 1954 Muddy Waters records "Hoochie Coochie Man." In 1955 Marian Anderson makes her debut with the Metropolitan Opera in New York, playing Ulrica in Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera." In 1956 "Memories Are Made Of This" by Dean Martin hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 5 weeks. In 1963 Gary U.S. Bonds sues Chubby Checker for plagiarism, claiming that Chubby's "Dancing Party" sounds too much like "Quarter to Three," the 1961 hit by Bonds. The suit is settled out of court. In 1963 Bobby Vee records "Charms" at the United Recording Studios in Hollywood. In 1967 The Royal Guardsmen's album "Snoopy vs The Red Baron" is released. In 1969 Look magazine publishes an article on Jimi Hendrix called "Jimi Hendrix Socks It to the White House" featuring a picture of of him lounging beside a swi