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What the What?

Meanwhile in Tulsa, Oklahoma... he was trying to be a good guy and rescue a cat stuck in a tree. So he climbed up - and then firefighters had to be called to rescue both of them. The Tulsa Fire Department noted in a Facebook post: "Its owner was so concerned for the feline that he climbed up to attempt a rescue. Unfortunately, they both found themselves in a dangerous predicament high above the ground, unable to get down safely." Capt. Alan Hancock said that after assessing the situation, they requested Capt. Jack Inbody and the Ladder 27 crew to use their aerial device. Fortunately, everyone got down safely. (UPI)

Teen Bests Usain Bolt Records

Over the weekend, Erriyon Knighton became the youngest male to make the US Olympic track and field team in nearly 60 years, and he also now has two big record-busters under his belt to boot. The 17-year-old came in third place in the finals for the men's 200-meter race, clinching his spot on Team USA for the Tokyo Games. This achievement came one day after Knighton came in first in the semifinals with a time of 19.88 seconds, a sprint that beat the under-20 2004 record of 19.93 seconds set by a then-17-year-old Usain Bolt. And that's the second Bolt youth record that Knighton has broken. A few weeks ago at a Florida meet, he ran the 200 in 20.11 seconds, displacing Bolt's under-18 record from 2003 of 20.13. With this weekend's accomplishment, Knighton will be the youngest American man to make the Olympic track and field squad since Jim Ryun qualified for the 1,500-meter race in 1964, also at the age of 17. (USA Today)

Heroes of the Day

A special thanks to the Good Samaritans driving on Interstate 5 in Marion County, Oregon who jumped into action when they noticed a fire burning on the side of the road! Morgan Woodford said she was stuck in traffic near The Enchanted Forest when she saw the fire on a nearby hill. She grabbed a water bottle and jumped out of her car to pour the liquid on the flames. When it wasn't enough, she started asking everyone else stuck in traffic for help. Then something amazing happened. One by one people threw water bottles while one lady jumped out with an entire case of water. Then a driver showed up with a fire extinguisher. Together, the drivers were able to keep the flames from spreading any further. Over the weekend, the high temperature reached 113 degrees in Salem, Oregon. (KOIN News)

Yabba-Dabba Doo!

After a years-long legal battle, the quirky, so-called "Flintstone House" of Hillsborough, California will be allowed to stay. The colorful prehistoric decor indeed looks like something right out of Bedrock and Fred and Wilma's neighborhood, but many neighbors were not happy. There were allegations that the home's owner, Florence Fang failed to get approval to add dinosaurs and a large sign reading "Yabba Dabba Doo," among other things, to the yard surrounding her whimsical orange and purple home, which is very visible from Interstate 280. But Fang won and the settlement reportedly says Hillsborough will pay Fang, a retired media mogul whose family used to own the San Francisco Examiner, $125,000 to cover costs associated with the lawsuit and approve permits for the changes made to the home. Fang, who is in her mid-80s, will drop her claims that the city had stymied her initial attempts to get permits because she was Asian. (Mercury News)


There are mistakes, then there are mistakes. This is the latter. In Baton Rouge Darren James's family was more than a little surprised to find a $50 billion dollar deposit in their bank account. James found out after his wife frantically called him. He said, "It was crazy just to see what it looks like because I've never seen that many zeros in my life." But he did the right thing and called the bank immediately to report the mistake - but not before grabbing a couple of screenshots to remember the once-in-a-lifetime error. Funny thing - it too the bank four days to reverse their mistake! And FYI - recipients of mistaken bank deposits are not allowed to keep the money. If you do, you can go to prison. (UPI)

Grand Theft Auto - The AI Version!

Artificial intelligence has created a playable version of Grand Theft Auto V using Nvidia's GameGAN technology. The video game has been a huge success since its release but now fans can play a version of GTA V that artificial intelligence (AI) has created all by itself. Essentially the AI is fed footage of GTA V and then uses machine learning to build the game itself, which explains the slightly blurry interpretation of the world. The impressive project is called GAN Theft Auto and it is worth noting that players can only drive around inside the AI's representation of the game. Still, it's an incredible achievement. (Oddly)

Dude - Like Your Mom is So Cool!

Her name is Yuni Shara and over in Indonesia, she's quite a popular singer. She's also courting controversy big time after revealing in an interview that she joins her sons when they watch pornography as a guide and to teach them sex education. Yuni said that she doesn't want to be an old-fashioned parent and instead want to be one that is more open-minded. Furthermore, the 49-year-old single mother said that she is worried about the various kinds of pornographic content that can be easily accessed and watched by her sons. So rather than them watching porn secretly, Yuni said that it is better for her to be there and educate them about sex education. She said that sometimes she would ask them questions like, "How do you like watching porn like this?" and that they would then reply with, "Mom, don't be like this," to which Yuni will then reply with, "This is just something normal bro." Right. (

Chain, Chain, Chain! Chain of Fools!

Maybe you remember that young Ukrainian couple who made headlines on Valentine's Day by chaining their chaining hands together - they said for three months, as a last ditch effort to save their relationship. Well the good news is they made it the three months. The bad news is they broke up as soon as the chain came off. Alexander Kudlay, a 33-year-old car salesman, and 29-year-old beautician Viktoria Pustovitova shocked the world when they filmed themselves getting chained together with an actual chain. The chain was welded shut under the supervision of a representative of the country's national register of records, who also added a seal to the chain to make sure they don't cheat. Although lasting 123 days with their hands chained together is impressive and probably worthy of the record books, the lack of privacy ultimately took a toll on the couple and they announced their break-up as soon as the chain came off their wrist. Apparently, instead of saving their relationship,

Not a Title You Want to Have

Here's a distinction nobody will be in a hurry to have. An 11-year-old girl has delivered a baby - and now is believed to be the youngest-ever mom to give birth in the United Kingdom. The child, who was 10 years old when she became pregnant, gave birth earlier this month when she was more than 30 weeks along. Dr. Carol Cooper said, "This is the youngest mother I've heard of." The pregnancy stunned the girl's family, who were not aware that she was expecting. A friend of the family said, "She's now being surrounded by expert help. The main thing is that she and the baby are OK." Social services and police are also now investigating. The youngest mom in Britain was previously a girl who gave birth at 12-years-old in 2006. (The Sun)

Karma is a Patient Mistress

Tampa Bay police have arrested 44-year-old Jared Vaughn as the prime suspect in a 14-year-old rape case. According to police reports, the rape took place in 2007 when a University of Tampa student was walking back to her dorm after attending the popular Gasparilla Pirate Festival. DNA evidence was collected at the time but detectives did not find any matches so the case remained unsolved for more than a decade. But then Mr. Vaughn decided to submit his own DNA into one of those databases you find online that help you track down your family tree. He also opted in to allow that DNA to be accessible to law enforcement. A lab identified Vaughn as the possible suspect, so police officers traveled to West Virginia, where he now lives, to conduct another DNA, which brought a one-in-700-billion match. Special Agent Mark Brutnell of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement urged people to allow their DNA to be accessed by law enforcement.

Things I have in common with Victoria's Secret models:

1. I'm always hungry.

4th of July Facts & Figures:

$7.5 billion: Amount Americans plan to spend on 4th of July food. 150 million: Number of hot dogs eaten each 4th of July. $1.4+ billion: Amount Americans plan to spend on 4th of July beer and wine. 80%: Share of community fireworks displays that were canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic. $1.5+ billion: Estimated amount spent on fireworks in 2020 (73% of fireworks injuries occur within a month of July 4). $6.7 million: Value of American flags imported annually. 48 million: Number of people who travel 50+ miles from home for the 4th of July.

Best Cities to Celebrate Fourth of July

1. New York, NY 2. San Francisco, CA 3. Chicago, IL 4. Minneapolis, MN 5. Atlanta, GA 6. Los Angeles, CA 7. Seattle, WA 8. Washington, DC 9. San Diego, CA 10. St. Paul, MN 11. New Orleans, LA 12. Las Vegas, NV 13. Buffalo, NY 14. Orlando, FL 15. Omaha, NE 16. St. Louis, MO 17. Honolulu, HI 18. Milwaukee, WI 19. Dallas, TX 20. Philadelphia, PA

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Music Calendar...

In 1939 Benny Carter records "Melancholy Lullaby." In 1951 "Come On-A My House" by Rosemary Clooney debuts on the charts. In 1953 The Drifters record "Lucille." In 1957 Buddy Holly records "Peggy Sue." It wouldn't hit the charts until the following November. In 1959 Dick Clark announces his first "Caravan Of Stars" tour. In 1963 Del Shannon's "From Me To You" enters the Billboard Hot 100 becoming the first song written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney to do so. It peaks at #77. In 1963 "Blowin' In The Wind" by Peter, Paul & Mary and "(You're the) Devil In Disguise" by Elvis Presley both enter the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1966 The Beatles perform in Tokyo, Japan, before a sold-out crowd. 500 police are called in to keep the crowd under control. In 1966 Neil Diamond makes his first television appearance on ABC-TV's "American Bandstand." In 1967 Mick Jagger and Keith Richards

Today In History...

In 1767 The British Parliament approves the Townshend Revenue Acts, which imposed import duties on glass, lead, paint, paper and tea shipped to America. In 1776 The Virginia state constitution is adopted, and Patrick Henry is made governor. In 1854 The Gadsden Purchase (parts of Arizona, New Mexico) from Mexico for $10 million. In 1863 The very first First National Bank opens in Davenport, Iowa. In 1916 A Boeing aircraft flies for the first time. In 1940 In the spring issue of "Batman Comics," mobsters rubbed out a circus high wire team known as the 'Flying Graysons,' leaving their son an orphan. Bruce Wayne took in Dick Grayson as his ward and he became Batman's sidekick Robin. In 1941 Polish statesman, pianist and composer Ignace Paderewski dies in New York at age 80. In 1946 British authorities arrest more than 2700 Jews in Palestine in an attempt to stamp out alleged terrorism. In 1949 South Africa enacts a ban against racially-mixed marriages, and suspends th

Born On This Day...

In 1858 Engineer, George Washington Goethals (Panama Canal) In 1861 American surgeon, William James Mayo (Mayo Clinic) In 1901 Actor/opera singer, Nelson Eddy [d: 3-6-67] In 1907 Actress, Joan Davis (I Married Joan) [d: 5-23-61] In 1908 Composer/conductor, Leroy Anderson (Sleigh Ride) [d: 5-18-75] In 1912 Author/journalist, John Toland (The Rising Sun) [d: 1-4-04] In 1916 Actress, Ruth Warrick (Citizen Kane, All My Children) [d: 1-15-05] In 1919 Actor, Slim Pickens (Dr. Strangelove, Blazing Saddles) [d: 12-8-83] In 1922 Pianist/composer, Ralph Burns: [d: 11-21-01] In 1925 Actress, Cara Williams (Pete & Gladys, Cara Williams Show) (96) In 1928 Actor, Ian Bannen (Eye of the Needle, Gorky Park) [d: 11-3-99] In 1930 Actor/director, Bob Evans (Love Story, The Godfather) [d: 10-26-19] In 1935 Trombonist, Julian Priester (Duke Ellington band) (86) In 1936 U.S. figure skater, David Jenkins (Olympic-Gold-1960) (85) In 1936 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Harmon Killebrew (Twins) [d: 5-17-11] In 193

Music Calendar...

In 1928 Louis Armstrong records "West End Blues." In 1948 "Woody Wood-Pecker" by the Kay Kyser Orchestra is #1 on the charts. In 1961 Glenn Miller's album "Glenn Miller Story" is certified gold. In 1962 The Drifters record "Up On the Roof." In 1965 The Beach Boys' album "Summer Days (And Summer Nights)," which contained the single "California Girls," is released. In 1968 Jefferson Airplane appears on the cover of Life magazine. In 1968 Aretha Franklin is featured on the cover of Time magazine. In 1968 "Beautiful Morning" by the Rascals is certified gold. In 1969 Crosby, Stills & Nash release their self-titled debut album. In 1969 "Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond and "Get Together" by the Youngbloods both enter the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1969 "Love Theme From Romeo & Juliet" by Henry Mancini Orchestra hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks. In 1973 Br

Today In History...

In 1778 Mary Ludwig Hayes gains the name "Molly Pitcher" when she aids American forces at the Revolutionary War Battle of Monmouth in New Jersey by carrying them water. In 1820 The tomato is proved to be nonpoisonous. In 1832 A cholera epidemic is reported in New York and eventually spreads to other states claiming over 10,000 lives. In 1836 James Madison, the 4th U.S. president, dies in Montpelier, Virginia. In 1838 Britain's Queen Victoria is crowned in Westminster Abbey. In 1859 The first dog show takes place in Newcastle, England. In 1889 Maria Mitchell, the first American woman astronomer, dies at age 71. In 1894 Labor Day is established as a holiday for federal employees on the first Monday of September. In 1914 Austrian Archduke Francis Ferdinand and his wife, Sofia, are assassinated in present-day Sarajevo, by a Serbian revolutionary, an event that triggered World War I. In 1919 Harry S. Truman marries Elizabeth Virginia Wallace. In 1919 The Treaty of Versailles,

Born On This Day...

In 1476 Religious leader, Pope Paul IV (1555-59) In 1491 King Henry VIII of England (1509-47) In 1577 Flemish Baroque painter, Peter Paul Rubens In 1712 Philosopher/author, Jean-Jacques Rousseau (Man is Born Free) In 1824 Anthropologist, Paul Broca In 1867 Italian writer, Luigi Pirandello In 1873 French scientist/biologist, Alexis Carrel In 1889 Silent movie actor, Frank Mayo In 1891 U.S. general, Carl Andrew Spaatz (leading combat air WWII commander) In 1894 Actress, Lois Wilson (Alice-The Aldrich Family) In 1902 Bank robber, John Dillinger (first Public Enemy #1) [d: 7-22-34] In 1902 Composer, Richard Rodgers (Rodgers & Hammerstein) [d: 12-30-79] In 1903 Actor, Alan Bunce (Young Dr. Malone) [d: 4-27-65] In 1907 Trumpeter, Jimmy Mundy (Benny Goodman) [d: 4-24-83] In 1909 Author, Eric Ambler (Epitaph For A Spy) [d: 10-22-98] In 1914 Country singer/guitarist, Lester Flatt (& Scruggs) [d: 5-11-79] In 1925 Country singer, George Morgan [d: 7-7-75] In 1926 Cartoonist, George Booth

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Music Calendar...

In 1948 Inventor Dr. Peter Goldmark of CBS Laboratories demonstrates the first long-playing (LP) record. In 1955 Johnny Cash's first single, "Hey Porter," is released. In 1961 Bobby Vee records "Take Good Care of My Baby." In 1966 The Rolling Stones sue 14 American Hotels that had banned them. In 1969 "In the Year 2525" by Zager & Evans enters the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1970 FBI agents detain Pete Townshend in Memphis after "hearing" a bomb threat. Townshend had used the term "going down a bomb" to describe the success of "Tommy." In 1972 Billy Preston's instrumental "Outa-space" is certified gold. In 1973 Bread plays its last show (in Salt Lake City) before disbanding. In 1975 Elton John, the Eagles, the Beach Boys, Rufus and Joe Walsh perform for a crowd of 120,000 people at Wembley Stadium in London. In 1975 "Feelings" by Morris Albert, "Fallin' In Love" by Hamilton, Joe Frank &a

Today In History...

In 1788 The U.S. Constitution goes into effect as New Hampshire becomes the ninth state to ratify it. In 1834 Cyrus Hall McCormick patents the reaping machine. In 1879 F.W. Woolworth opens his first store. In 1887 Britain celebrates the golden jubilee of Queen Victoria. In 1894 The Democratic Silver convention opened in Omaha, Nebraska. In 1913 Georgia Thompson becomes the first woman to make a parachute jump. In 1932 Heavyweight Max Schmeling loses a title fight by decision to Jack Sharkey, promoting Schmeling's manager, Joe Jacobs, to exclaim: "We was robbed!" In 1939 Doctors reveal Lou Gehrig has Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). In 1940 Richard Nixon and Patricia Ryan are married. In 1943 Federal troops put down a racial riot in Detroit that killed 30. In 1945 Japanese forces on Okinawa surrender during World War II. In 1963 Pope Paul VI (Giovanni Battista Montini) succeeds John XXIII. In 1964 Civil rights workers Michael H. Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James E. C

Born On This Day...

In 1002 Religious leader, Pope Leo IX (1049-54) In 1732 Martha Washington, wife of President George Washington In 1774 Daniel D. Tompkins, 6th U.S. vice president (1817-25) In 1850 Artist, Daniel Beard (organized first Boy Scouts of America troop) In 1859 Black artist, Henry Ossawa Tanner In 1863 German astronomer, Max Wolf (discovered 228 asteroids) In 1891 German conductor, Hermann Scherchen In 1892 American theologian, Reinhold Niebuhr In 1903 Cartoonist, Al Hirschfeld (NY Times caricaturist) [d: 1-20-03] In 1905 French philosopher, Jean Paul Sarte (existentialism) [d: 4-15-80] In 1907 Attorney, William Shea (Shea Stadium named for him) [d: 10-30-91] In 1913 Screenwriter, Irving Shulman (Rebel Without A Cause) [d: 3-23-95] In 1918 Baseball player, Eddie Lopat (Yankees) [d: 6-15-92] In 1921 Actress, Jean Kent (Adventures of Sir Francis Drake) [d: 11-30-13] In 1921 Actress, Jane Russell (The Outlaw) [d: 2-28-11] In 1922 Actress, Judy Holliday (Born Yesterday, Adam's Rib) [d: 6-7-6


( First For Women ) Cheap, powerful, and (when used correctly) non-toxic, hydrogen peroxide could be the hardest working cleaner in your arsenal - if you used it correctly. A lot of people are put off (understandably) by the scary-sounding name, but there's nothing to fear. As a cleaning product, it's perfect -- and here are things you should be cleaning with it. Cutting Boards After using your chopping board to cut raw meat, wash it with hydrogen peroxide (dab some on with paper towel and rinse off with water) to remove bacteria. For bonus cleaning points, cover the board with salt (don't use your exxy truffle salt for this one) and rinse. Leave it in the sun to dry. Toothbrushes Think about it: your toothbrush is covered with germs from the inside of your mouth. And then you use it, night after night, to clean your mouth? It doesn't add up, right? Soak your toothbrush in a little HP every few days to clear it of unwanted bacteria. Your dentist will thank you (or maybe

Why did Yankee Doodle call a feather macaroni?

Back in the 1760s, macaroni was slang for the stylish young men who frequented a fashionable new English hangout, the Macaroni Club, named after a popular food that had just made its way there from Italy. So when Yankee Doodle stuck a feather in his cap and called it macaroni, he was identifying himself as a bit of a dandy -- essentially the hipster of his time.

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Music Calendar...

In 1948 "My Happiness" by Ella Fitzgerald debuts on the charts. In 1949 Hank Williams Sr. appears at the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. In 1963 BBC's broadcasts "Pop Go The Beatles," recorded on June 1. In 1964 Manfred Mann records "Do Wah Diddy Diddy." In 1964 Chicago police break up a Rolling Stones press conference in the middle of Michigan Avenue. In 1964 Queen Elizabeth orders the Beatles to her birthday party. They complied under protest. In 1965 The Rolling Stones' live album "Got Live If You Want It" is released. In 1966 The French and German media mistakenly report the death of the Who's Roger Daltry. In reality, it was guitarist Pete Townshend who was only injured in a car accident a few days earlier. In 1966 Janis Joplin plays with Big Brother & the Holding Company for the first time at San Francisco's Avalon Ballroom. In 1966 "Paperback Writer" by the Beatles and "Lil' Red Riding Hood" b

Today In History...

In 1509 England's King Henry VIII marries Catherine of Aragon. In 1638 America's first known earthquake shakes Plymouth Colony. In 1770 Captain James Cook, commander of the British ship Endeavour, discovers Australia's Great Barrier Reef by running in to it. In 1776 The Continental Congress forms a committee to draft a Declaration of Independence from Britain. In 1859 A prospector lays claim to a silver deposit in Six Mile Canyon in Nevada that turns out to be the multi-million Comstock Lode. In 1895 The first auto race takes place. In 1919 Sir Barton wins the Belmont Stakes, becoming the first horse to win the Triple Crown. In 1937 The Marx Brothers' film "A Day At The Races" is released. In 1942 The U.S. and the Soviet Union sign a lend-lease agreement to aid the Soviet war effort during World War II. In 1947 World War II sugar rationing comes to an end. In 1963 Buddhist monk Quang Duc immolated himself on a street in Saigon as a protest against the South Vi

Born On This Day...

In 1572 English playwright/poet, Ben Johnson (Volpone, The Alchemist) In 1776 English landscape painter, John Constable In 1824 Publisher, Orson Munn (Scientific American) In 1864 German composer, Richard Strauss (Also Sprach Zarathustra) In 1867 Scientist, Charles Fabry (discovered the ozone layer) In 1879 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Roger P. "Duke" Bresnaham In 1880 Jeannette Rankin, first woman elected to the U.S. congress In 1886 Engineer, David Steinman (aerodynamically stable bridges) In 1889 Actor/director, Wesley Ruggles (Keystone Kops) In 1895 Tennis Hall-of-Famer, Jacques Brugnon (Four Musketeers) In 1900 Journalist, Lawrence E. Spivak (Meet The Press) [d: 3-9-94] In 1903 Football Hall-of-Famer, Ernie Nevers [d: 5-3-76] In 1904 Jazz singer, Clarence "Pinetop" Smith (Boogie Woogie) [d: 3-15-29] In 1910 Composer/conductor, Carmine Coppola (Godfather II) [d: 4-26-91] In 1910 Oceanic explorer, Jacques Cousteau (The Undersea World) [d: 6-25-97] In 1912 Painter, Wil

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Music Calendar...

In 1865 The opera "Tristan & Isolde" premieres in Munich, Germany. In 1940 Harlem's famous Cotton Club closes its doors. In 1943 "All Or Nothing At All" by Frank Sinatra enters the charts. In 1957 "Suzie-Q" by Dale Hawkins enters the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1964 The Rolling Stones record tracks for their "12x5" album at Chicago's Chess Studios, the headquarters of Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon and Chuck Berry. In 1966 The Monkees begin their first recording session, laying down tracks for "Let's Dance On." In 1966 "Monday, Monday" and "I Saw Her Again" by the Mamas & The Papas are certified gold. In 1967 Bob Dylan and the Band begin recording what becomes known as the "Basement Tapes." In 1967 "I Was Made To Love Her" by Stevie Wonder enters the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1968 "Mrs. Robinson" by Simon & Garfunkel is certified gold. In 1969 Gary Lewis & the Playboys perf

Today In History...

In 1639 The first American log cabin is built in Wilmington, Delaware. In 1793 Philadelphia ceases to be the U.S. capital when all federal government offices moved to Washington, DC. In 1801 The North African State of Tripoli declares war on the U.S. in a dispute over safe passage of merchant vessels through the Mediterranean. In 1869 The Agnes arrives in New Orleans with the the first ever shipment of frozen beef. In 1892 The Republican National Convention, meeting in Minneapolis, MN, nominates President Benjamin Harrison for re-election. (Harrison lost the election to former President Cleveland.) In 1898 U.S. Marines land at Cuba during the Spanish-American War. In 1920 The Federal Power Commission is created out of the Water Power Act to regulate water plants. In 1921 Congress passes the Budget and Accounting Act, establishing the Bureau of the Budget and General Accounting Office. In 1935 Alcoholics Anonymous is formed in Akron, Ohio, by Dr. Robert Smith and William G. Wilson. In 1

Born On This Day...

In 1819 French painter, Gustave Courbet (Funeral at Ornans) In 1832 German inventor, Nikolaus August Otto (gasoline engine) In 1835 Author, Rebecca Felton (first woman senator) In 1865 Explorer, Frederick Cook (claimed falsely to be at North Pole) In 1889 Actress, Hattie McDaniel (first black to win an Academy Award) In 1890 Actress, Sessue Hayakawa (Bridge on River Kwai, Hell To Eternity) In 1891 Songwriter, Al Dubin (Tiptoe Through The Tulips) In 1895 Writer, Immanuel Velikovsky (Worlds in Collision) In 1901 Composer, Frederick Loewe (My Fair Lady, Camelot) [d: 2-14-88] In 1910 Blues singer/guitarist, Howlin' Wolf [d: 1-10-76] In 1913 Wilbur J. Cohen (drafted Social Security Act) [d: 5-18-87] In 1918 Actor, Barry Morse (Lt. Gerard-The Fugitive, Space 1999) [d: 2-2-08] In 1921 Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip [d: 4-19-21] In 1922 Actress/singer, Judy Garland (Wizard of Oz) [d: 6-22-69] In 1923 Publisher, Robert Maxwell (Mirror Group) [d: 11-5-91] In 1925 Conductor/arranger, Don Co

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Music Calendar...

In 1958 "The Purple People Eater" by Sheb Wooley hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 6 weeks. In 1958 "Johnny's Greatest Hits" by John Mathis hits #1 on the U.S. albums chart and stayed there for 3 nonconsecutive weeks. In 1962 "Roses Are Red (My Love)" by Bobby Vinton and "Sealed With A Kiss" by Brian Hyland both enter the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1963 Barbra Striesand appears on "The Ed Sullivan Show." In 1964 The Beatles begin their first tour of the Orient and Hong Kong. In 1967 The Monkees perform at the Hollywood Bowl. In 1969 Guitarist Brian Jones quits the Rolling Stones; he would be replaced by Mick Taylor. In 1969 The San Francisco psychedelic band Moby Grape officially disbands. In 1970 Princeton bestows an honorary Doctorate of Music on Bob Dylan. In 1971 Paul McCartney's "Ram" album is certified gold. In 1972 Bruce Springsteen signs a 10-album deal with CBS Records. In 1975 Mick Jagger appea

Today In History...

In 68 Roman Emperor Nero commits suicide to avoid execution. In 1784 John Carroll is appointed supervisor of U.S. Catholic missions. In 1860 The first dime novel, titled Malaeska: The Indian Wife of the White Hunter," is published. In 1870 Author Charles Dickens dies in Godshill, England. In 1898 China leases Hong Kong's New Territories to Britain for 99 years. In 1931 Goddard patents the rocket-fueled aircraft design. In 1940 Norway surrenders to the Nazis during World War II. In 1943 The U.S. Congress approves payroll withholding taxes. In 1953 About 100 people die when a tornado strikes Worcester, MA. In 1954 A dramatic confrontation takes place at the Senate-Army hearings as Army counsel Joseph N. Welch asks Senator Joseph R. McCarthy, "Have you no sense of decency, sir?" In 1959 The first ballistic missile submarine is launched. In 1969 The U.S. Senate confirms Warren Burger to be the new chief justice of the United States succeeding Earl Warren. In 1973 Secreta

Born On This Day...

In 1768 British manufacturer, Samuel Slater (founded first cotton mill) In 1781 English inventor, George Stephenson (developed locomotive) In 1791 American author, John Howard Payne (Home Sweet Home) In 1812 Astronomer, Johann Gottfried Galle (discovered Neptune) In 1822 Scientist, Peter Henderson (father of American Horticulture) In 1865 Danish composer, Carl Nielsen In 1892 Composer, Cole Porter (Anything Goes, Kiss Me Kate) In 1900 Bandleader, Fred Waring (Fred Waring Show) [d: 7-29-84] In 1901 Cartoonist, George Price (New Yorker magazine) [d: 1-12-95] In 1910 Actor, Robert Cummings (Love That Bob) [d: 12-2-90] In 1915 Guitarist/inventor, Les Paul (Les Paul guitar) [d: 8-13-09] In 1916 U.S. Secretary of Defense, Robert S. McNamara (1961-68) [d: 7-6-09] In 1922 Writer, George Axelrod (Breakfast at Tiffanys) [d: 6-21-03] In 1924 Actor, Tony Britton (Day of Jackal, Girl in My Soup) [d: 12-22-09] In 1926 Actress, Mona Freeman (Black Beauty, Dear Wife, Heiress) [d: 5-23-14] In 1926 Base

Music Calendar...

In 1957 Chuck Berry's singles "Roll Over Beethoven" and "School Day" are released in the UK. In 1963 The Rolling Stones first UK single, a cover version of Chuck Berry's "Come On," is released. In 1964 The Beatles travel the canals in Amsterdam. In 1966 While he watches helplessly, Roy Orbison's wife Claudette is killed in a motorcycle accident. In 1967 Three members of Moby Grape are arrested in San Francisco for having schoolgirls in the backseat of their car. In 1967 A press release is issued stating that the Beatles had accepted the "Yellow Submarine" project. In 1969 Blind Faith, the so-called supergroup composed of Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Ginger Baker and Ric Grech, make their concert debut at London's Hyde Park. In 1969 A Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash Grand Ole Opry TV special airs on ABC. In 1969 "Crystal Blue Persuasion" by Tommy James & the Shondells and "Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town"