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ON THIS DAY - 2:26:21

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National Pistachio Day --

Grab a handful of pistachios. People who snack on them, or any kind of nut, are 20 percent less likely to die from any cause, according to researchers from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Harvard School of Public Health.

Tell a Fairy Tale Day --

Gather round the fire, and make yourselves comfortable... Tell A Fairy Tale Day is all about exploring myths and stories, old and new. How about the top five sports versions of famous fairy tales: Little Red Riding on Jimmie Johnson's Hood Beauty and the pro wrestler named 'Beast' Snow White and the Seventh Game of the NBA Playoffs Cinderella: Laker Girl Goldilocks and the Three Chicago Bears

Music Calendar...

In 1917 The Original Dixieland Jazz Band cuts the first jazz record at a session in New York City. In 1938 "Thanks For The Memory" by Shep Fields is #1 on the charts. In 1954 Ruth Thompson (R-MI) introduces legislation to ban the mailing of "obscene, lewd, lascivious or filthy" phonograph records. In 1963 "Hey Paula" by Paul & Paula is certified gold. In 1965 Prior to joining the Yardbirds, London guitarist Jimmy Page releases his first solo single, "She Just Satisfies." In 1966 "Get Ready" by the Temptations and "19th Nervous Breakdown" by the Rolling Stones both enter the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1966 "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'" by Nancy Sinatra is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1967 Buffalo Springfield performs "For What It's Worth" on CBS-TV's the "Smothers Brothers Show." In 1968 The Temptations appear on "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In." In 1968 "Valler

Missi the “Working Dog”

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Today In History...

In 1815 Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from the island of Elba to begin his second conquest of France. In 1848 The Second French Republic is proclaimed. In 1863 President Abraham Lincoln signs the National Currency Act. In 1869 The 15th Amendment to the U.S. constitution, guaranteeing right to vote, is sent to states. In 1870 New York City's first pneumatic-powered subway line is opened. In 1895 Michael Owens of Toledo, Ohio, patents a glass-blowing machine. In 1907 Congress now makes $7500 a year; V.P. gets $12,000 a year. In 1916 The world's worst marine disaster is recorded when the French cruiser Province sinks in the Mediterranean Sea with a loss of 3100 lives. In 1919 Congress establishes the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. In 1929 President Calvin Coolidge signs a measure establishing Grand Teton National Park. In 1930 New York City installs traffic lights. In 1940 The United States Air Defense Command is created. In 1951 The 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is

Born On This Day...

In 1564 English dramatist/poet, Christopher Marlowe In 1786 French physicist, Francois Arago (production of magnetism) In 1802 Author, Victor Hugo (The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Les Miserables) In 1808 French painter/lithographer, Honore Daumier In 1829 Inventor/manufacturer, Levi Strauss (Levi's Jeans) In 1832 John George Nicolay, private secretary to Abraham Lincoln In 1842 Astronomer, Camille Flammarion (Mars researcher) In 1846 American frontiersman, William "Buffalo Bill" Cody In 1852 Businessman, John Harvey Kellogg (invented dry cereal) In 1864 English astronomer, John Evershed (Evershed effect) In 1866 Chemical industry pioneer, Herbert Henry Dow (Dow Chemical) In 1875 Actress, Emma Dunn (Martha Kildare-Dr. Kildare films) In 1877 Cartoonist, Rudolph Dirks (The Katzenjammer Kids) In 1887 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Grover Cleveland Alexander (Phillies, Cubs) In 1887 Actor, William Frawley (Fred-I Love Lucy, Bub-My Three Sons) In 1891 Actor, Al Bridge (Sullivan's Tra

ON THIS DAY - 2:24:21

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Music Calendar...

In 1955 The Cole Porter musical "Silk Stockings" opens at the Imperial Theater on Broadway. In 1956 Bill Haley is paid a $250,000 guarantee to perform at 21 U.S. gigs. In 1961 The first French International Rock and Roll Festival is held. In 1965 The Beach Boys record "Help Me Rhonda." In 1968 Pete Seeger sings all 6 verses of "Waist Deep in the Big Muddy" on the "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour." It had been censored because it was critical of President Johnson's Vietnam policy. In 1968 Janis Joplin appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. In 1969 "Love Is All Around" by the Troggs enters the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1969 The Jimi Hendrix Experience plays its last British concert at London's Royal Albert Hall before breaking up. In 1969 "Hooked On A Feeling" by B.J. Thomas is certified gold. In 1971 Four months after her death, Janis Joplin receives a gold record for the "Pearl" album. In 1973 "Drift

Today In History...

In 1582 Pope Gregory XIII outlines his calendar reforms for the Gregorian Calendar, still in use today. In 1803 In its Marbury vs. Madison decision, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that it was the final interpreter of constitutional issues. In 1821 Mexico declares independence from Spain. In 1863 Arizona is organized as a territory. In 1868 The U.S. House of Representatives votes to impeach President Andrew Johnson following his attempted dismissal of Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. He is later acquitted by the Senate. In 1903 The U.S. acquires a naval station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. In 1920 The Nazi party holds it first meeting in Munich. In 1922 Serial killer Henri Landau known as "Bluebeard" is executed in France for the murder of ten women. In 1927 The U.S. Supreme Court rules that states may control KKK activities. In 1929 The first Sherlock Holmes movie is released, a one-reeler withClive Brook as Holmes. In 1938 The first nylon toothbrushes go on sale in New Jersey. I

Born On This Day...

In 1500 King Charles I Of Spain (1516-56) In 1556 Religious leader, Pope Clement VIII (1592-1605) In 1663 Inventor, Thomas Newcomen (first practical atmospheric steam engine) In 1786 Author, Wilhelm Karl Grimm (Grimm's Fairy Tales) In 1824 Editor/writer, George William Curtis (Harper's Weekly) In 1836 American painter, Winslow Homer In 1840 Inventor, John Holland (designed the first successful submarine) In 1874 Baseball player, Honus Wagner (Pirates) In 1876 Actor, Victor Moore (Ziegfeld Follies, Seven Year Itch) In 1877 Swiss conductor/composer, Rudolph Ganz In 1885 Actor/TV host, Bert Lytell (Henry-One Man's Family) In 1885 Admiral Chester Nimitz (in charge of Pacific Fleet during WWII) In 1890 Actress, Marjorie Main (Ma Kettle) In 1893 Inventor, Miles Seed (photographic dry plates for X-Rays) In 1917 Physicist, William Fairbank (superconductivity) [d: 9-30-89] In 1921 Actor, Abe Vigoda (Barney Miller, Fish) [d: 1-26-16] In 1921 Actor, Douglas Watson (MacKenzie-Another W

Weird News 2-24-21

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Things You Need to Know- 2:23:21, 4.04 PM

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Did You Know- 2:23:21, 4.06 PM

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ON THIS DAY - 2:23:21, 4.00 PM

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Everyone always expects everything to be GRRRRRREAT! They just assume you're a Detroit baseball fan People always say, "Boy, if that doesn't just frost your flakes" when they see you The Kellogg's kids act like you owe them big-time All the clothes you buy have to go with stripes


( ) Every state lays claim to at least one famous musician. Yahoo looked at each artist's popularity, awards, and record sales to compile this list. Alabama: Hank Williams Alaska: Jewel Arizona: Linda Ronstadt Arkansas: Johnny Cash California: Jerry Garcia Colorado: John Denver Connecticut: John Mayer Delaware: George Thorogood Florida: Tom Petty Georgia: James Brown Hawaii: Israel "Iz" Kamakawiwo'ole Idaho: Nikki Sixx Illinois: Miles Davis Indiana: Michael Jackson Iowa: Glenn Miller Kansas: Melissa Etheridge Kentucky: Jim James Louisiana: Louis Armstrong Maine: Ray Lamontagne Maryland: Frank Zappa Massachusetts: James Taylor Michigan: Stevie Wonder Minnesota: Prince Mississippi: Elvis Presley Missouri: Chuck Berry Montana: Jeff Ament Nebraska: Conor Oberst Nevada: Brandon Flowers New Hampshire: Ronnie James Dio New Jersey: Frank Sinatra New Mexico: Demi Lovato New York: Tony Bennett North Carolina: John Coltrane North Dakota: Wiz Khalifa Ohio: Dean Martin O

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Music Calendar...

In 1957 "Teen-Age Crush" by Tommy Sands, "Walkin' After Midnight" by Patsy Cline and "Party Doll" by Buddy Knox all enter the U.S. top 40 In 1957 Porter Wagoner joins the Grand Ole Opry. In 1959 3 weeks after he was killed in a plane crash with Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper's album "Chantilly Lace" is released. In 1959 "Never Be Anyone Else But You" by Ricky Nelson enters the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1963 "He's So Fine" by the Chiffons enters the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1964 Newsweek features a front page article about the Beatles. In 1964 The Beatles appear for the third time on "The Ed Sullivan Show," becoming the first group to perform 3 times on the program. In 1965 Shooting begins in the Bahamas on the Beatles' second film, "Help!" In 1966 The Rolling Stones begin the second leg of their South Pacific tour with a concert in St. Kilda, New Zealand. In 1970 In his first solo appearance on U.S. t

Today In History...

In 1822 Boston is granted a charter to incorporate as a city. In 1836 The siege of "The Alamo" begins in San Antonio, Texas. In 1847 U.S. troops under General Zachary Taylor defeat Mexican General Santa Anna at the Battle of Buena Vista in Mexico. In 1848 The sixth U.S. president, John Quincy Adams, dies of a stroke at the age of 80. In 1861 President Lincoln arrives secretly in Washington, DC, to take office. In 1870 Mississippi is readmitted to the union. In 1886 The aluminum manufacturing process is discovered. In 1887 America bans the import of opium from China. In 1904 The U.S. buys control of the Panama Canal Zone from Panama for $10 million. In 1905 The Rotary Club is founded. In 1917 The Smith Hughes Act provides funds to states to begin Vocational Education activities for trade and agriculture. In 1917 The Russian Revolution begins in St. Petersburg (Leningrad). In 1927 President Coolidge signs a bill creating the Federal Radio Commission, now the Federal Communicati

Born On This Day...

In 1400 Printer, Johannes Gutenberg (invented moveable type print) In 1417 Religious leader, Pope Paul II (1464-71) In 1685 Baroque composer, George Frideric Handel In 1744 Mayer Amschel Rothschild, founder of House of Rothschild In 1787 Emma Hart Willard, pioneered higher education for women In 1823 Businessman, James Batterson (founded Travelers Insurance Co.) In 1846 British manufacturer, William Horlick (founded Malted Milk &Company) In 1868 Civil rights leader, Willam Edward DuBois (NAACP founding member) In 1883 Director, Victor Fleming (Wizard of Oz, Gone With the Wind) In 1884 Scientist, Casimir Funk (coined the term Vitamin) In 1894 Astronomer, Jan Schilt (measured distance of stars from earth) In 1904 Author, William L. Shirer (Rise & Fall of Third Reich) [d: 12-28-93] In 1913 U.S. pentathlete, Charles Leonard (Olympics 1936) [d: 2-18-06] In 1919 Actor, Kenneth Tobey (Chuck Martin-The Whirlybirds) [d: 12-22-02] In 1929 Baseball player, Elston Howard (Yankees, 1963 AL

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Interesting Facts - 2:18:21

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ON THIS DAY - 2:18:21

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Things You Need To Know - 2:17:21, 1.49 PM

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Music Calendar...

In 1904 Giacomo Puccini's opera "Madama Butterfly" premieres in Milan, Italy. In 1952 Johnny Cash earns his first #1 record with "Ballad Of A Teenage Queen." In 1955 Little Richard sends his first audition tape to Specialty Records. In 1958 "Good Golly Miss Molly" by Little Richard and "Sweet LittleSixteen" by Chuck Berry both enter the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1960 Elvis Presley receives his first gold album for "Elvis." In 1962 "Surfin'" by the Beach Boys enters the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1962 "Duke Of Earl" by Gene Chandler hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks. In 1964 The first Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass concert is held in Los Angeles, CA. In 1967 The Beatles' single "Penny Lane" b/w "Strawberry Fields Forever" is released in the UK. In 1968 The Temptations perform on TV's "Hollywood Palace." In 1969 Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash begin collabor

Today In History...

In 1801 The U.S. House of Representatives break an electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr, electing Jefferson president and Burr vice president. In 1817 A street in Baltimore become the first to be lighted with gas from America's first gas company. In 1865 During the Civil War, Columbia, South Carolina, burns as the Confederates moved out and Union forces moved in. In 1876 Sardines are first canned, in Eastport, Maine. In 1897 The forerunner of the National PTA, the National Congress ofMothers is established in Washington, DC. In 1909 American Indian Geronimo dies in prison at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. In 1929 Universal Air Lines shows the first in-flight movie. In 1933 Newsweek Magazine begins publication. In 1934 King Albert of Belgium is killed while mountain climbing. In 1935 Germany establishes the eight-hour work day. In 1947 The Voice of America begins broadcasting into the USSR. In 1949 Chaim Weizmann becomes the first Israeli President. In 1959 U.S. launches Vangu

Born On This Day...

In 1633 Italian composer, Arcangelo Corelli In 1766 English economist/demographer, Thomas Malthus In 1774 American painter, Raphael Peale In 1781 Physician, Rene-Theophile-Hyacinthe Laennec (invented stethoscope) In 1843 Businessman, Aaron Montgomery Ward (founded Montgomery Ward) In 1857 Irish-American newspaper editor, Samuel McClure In 1864 Singer, Arthur Collins (Alexander's Ragtime Band) In 1874 Industrialist, Thomas J. Watson, Sr. (founded IBM) In 1884 Comedian, Joe Smith (Smith & Dale) In 1888 Physicist, Otto Stern (Nobel-1943) In 1896 Opera singer, Marian Anderson In 1905 Singer, Orville "Hoppy" Jones (Ink Spots) [d: 10-18-44] In 1908 Sports announcer, "Red" Barber (Dodgers, Yankees) [d: 10-22-92] In 1910 Actor/singer, Marc Lawrence (Man With The Golden Gun) [d: 11-28-05] In 1914 Actor, Arthur Kennedy (Fantastic Voyage, Peyton Place) [d: 1-5-90] In 1914 Actor, Wayne Morris (Star of Texas, Lord of the Jungle) [d: 9-14-59] In 1916 Actor, Raf Vallone (R

ON THIS DAY 12-17-21

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Music Calendar...

In 1963 The Beatles' "Please Please Me" hits #1 in Britain, their first number one hit. In 1964 The Beatles appear for the second time on "The Ed Sullivan Show," performing live from the Deauville Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida. In 1968 John Lennon and George Harrison head to India to study with the Maharishi Yogi. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr join them three days later. In 1968 "Aretha Franklin Day" is declared in Detroit. In 1968 Elvis Presley's album "How Great Thou Art," which contained "Crying In The Chapel," is certified gold. In 1969 George Jones and Tammy Wynette get married. (They split up in1975.) In 1969 Jethro Tull's first single, "Sunshine Day," is released. In 1970 Elvis Presley records his show at the International Hotel in Las Vegas for a live album "On Stage, February 1970." In 1971 Aretha Franklin records "Spanish Harlem." In 1972 Rick Nelson begins his first British tour. In

Today In History...

In 1804 Lt. Stephen Decatur leads a successful raid into Tripoli Harbor to burn the U.S. Navy frigate Philadelphia, which had fallen into the hands of pirates. In 1862 During the Civil War, about 14,000 Confederate troops surrender to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at Fort Donelson, Tennessee. In 1868 The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is organized in New York City. In 1883 Ladies Home Journal begins publication. In 1878 The silver dollar becomes legal U.S. tender. In 1903 Porcelain inlays become available to restore teeth. In 1918 Lithuania proclaims its independence. In 1923 The burial chamber of Pharaoh Tutankhamun (King Tut) recently unearthed tomb is unsealed in Egypt. In 1923 The first radio newscast is broadcast. In 1937 Dr. Wallace Carothers, a research chemist for Du Pont who invented nylon, receives a patent for the synthetic fiber. In 1945 During World War II, more than 2,000 American troops drop onto the island of Corregidor in the Philippines. In 1948 NBC-TV begin

Born On This Day...

In 1812 Henry Wilson, 18th U.S. vice president (1873-75) In 1821 German explorer, Heinrich Barth (explored Central Africa) In 1884 Filmmaker/explorer, Robert Flaherty (Nanook of the North) In 1893 Actress, Katherine Cornell ("First Lady of the American Theater") In 1893 English literary critic, Ivor Armstrong Richards In 1901 Bandleader/saxophonist, Wayne King ("The Waltz King") [d: 7-16-85] In 1901 Actor, Chester Morris (Boston Blackie, She Creature) [d: 9-11-70] In 1903 Ventriloquist, Edgar Bergen (Charlie McCarthy) [d: 9-30-78] In 1904 Historian/diplomat, George Frost Kennan [d: 3-17-05] In 1906 Vera Menchik, first official women's world chess champion [d: 6-27-44] In 1909 Actor, Hugh Beaumont (Ward Cleaver-Leave It To Beaver) [d: 5-3-82] In 1909 Actor, Jeffrey Lynn (Black Bart, Butterfield 8) [d: 11-24-95] In 1914 Country singer/actor, Jimmy Wakely [d: 9-23-82] In 1916 Blues singer/pianist, Bill Doggett [d: 11-13-96] In 1917 Jazz musician, Alvin "Junior

ON THIS DAY - 2:16:21, 3.34 PM

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Interesting Facts 2-16-21

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ON THIS DAY 2-11-21

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Music Calendar...

In 1950 "Rag Mop" by the Ames Brothers is #1 on the charts. In 1956 "Why Do Fools Fall In Love" by Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers enters the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1963 The Beatles hold a "marathon" 11-hour recording session that completes the album "Please Please Me." In 1964 The Beatles perform their first U.S. concert in Washington, DC. In 1965 The Beatles' drummer Ringo Starr marries Maureen Cox with John Lennon, his wife Cynthia and George Harrison attending. In 1966 Cher records "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)." In 1967 The Monkees announce their intentions to play on their own records. In 1967 "There's A Kind Of A Hush" by Herman's Hermits, "Happy Together" by the Turtles and "I Think We're Alone Now" by Tommy James & the Shondells all enter the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1967 The Monkees' album "More of the Monkees" hits #1 on U.S. albums chart and stayed there for 18

Today In History...

In 1752 The first American hospital opens in Philadelphia, PA. In 1812 The Massachusetts Legislature, at the bidding of Governor Elbridge Gerry, passes a re-districting law that favored Gerry's party, a political maneuver that resulted in the term "gerrymandering." In 1858 A French girl, Bernadette Soubirous, claims for the first time to have seen a vision of the Virgin Mary near Lourdes. In 1861 President-elect Abraham Lincoln departs Springfield, IL, for Washington, DC. In 1929 The Lateran Treaty is signed with Italy recognizing the independence and sovereignty of Vatican City. In 1937 A 44-day sit down strike at General Motors in Flint, MI, ends with the company agreeing to recognize the United Auto Workers. In 1942 The first "Archie" comic book debuts. In 1945 President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Josef Stalin sign the Yalta Agreement during World War II. In 1958 R.C. Taylor is the first black stewardess.

Born On This Day...

In 1535 Pope Gregory XIV (1590-91) In 1800 Inventor, William Henry Fox Talbot (photography) In 1812 Confederate vice president, Alexander Hamilton Stephens (1861-65) In 1833 U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Melville Weston Fuller (1888-1910) In 1839 J. Willard Gibbs, theoretical physicist and chemist In 1847 American inventor, Thomas Alva Edison (photograph, electric lamp) In 1898 Physician/engineer, Leo Szilard (atomic bomb worker) In 1900 Polo player, Tommy Hitchcock Jr. (5-time Westchester) [d: 4-19-44] In 1901 Trumpeter, Claude Jones (Duke Ellington Band) [d: 1-17-62] In 1909 Actor/boxer Max Baer Sr. (won 61 fights) [d: 11-21-59] In 1909 Writer/director, Joseph L. Mankiewicz (All About Eve) [d: 2-5-93] In 1915 Actress, Patricia A. Welsh (E.T.'s voice) [d: 1-26-95] In 1917 Baseball player, Dominic DiMaggio (Red Sox) [d: 5-8-09] In 1917 Author/screenwriter, Sidney Sheldon [d: 1-30-07] In 1918 Country singer, Wesley Rose [d: 4-26-90] In 1919 Sholom skier, Gretchen Fraser (Olympic-Gold-