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Music Calendar...

In 2017 Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington dies of an apparent suicide in Los Angeles. He was 41. In 1946 Saxophonist Charlie Parker collapsed at a studio in Los Angeles while recording "Lover Man." Bird was committed to Camarillo State Hospital suffering from heroin and alcohol addiction. In 1959 The Isley Brothers record "Shout." In 1961 Dick Clark premieres his summer stage show, "The Dick Clark Caravan of Stars," at Steel Pier in Atlantic City. In 1963 After a 4-year hiatus, the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, RI, re-opens featuring Joan Baez, Peter, Paul & Mary and Bob Dylan. In 1965 Diana Ross & the Supremes open a 3-week engagement at New York's Copacabana. In 1965 The Beatles' second film "Help" premieres in London. In 1966 Bob Dylan snaps a bone in his neck during a motorcycle accident in upstate New York. In 1967 "You're My Everything" by the Temptations enters the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1967 "

Today In History...

In 1030 The patron saint of Norway, King Olaf II, is killed in battle. In 1588 The English soundly defeat the Spanish Armada in the Battle of Gravelines. In 1858 The first commercial treaty between the U.S. and Japan is signed. In 1890 Artist Vincent van Gogh dies of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Auvers, France. In 1899 The first motorcycle race is held in Manhattan Beach, New York. In 1900 Italian king Umberto I is assassinated; he is succeeded by his son Victor Emmanuel III. In 1914 Transcontinental telephone service begins with the first phone conversation between New York and San Francisco. In 1948 Britain's King George opens the Olympic Games in London. In 1957 The International Atomic Energy Agency is established by the UN. In 1957 Jack Paar makes his debut as host of the "Tonight Show" on NBC-TV. In 1958 President Eisenhower signs the National Aeronautics and Space Act, which creates NASA. In 1965 Gemini V returns to Earth after 12 days, 7 hours and 11 minutes.

Born On This Day...

In 1796 Inventor, Walter Hunt (fountain pen, safety pin, coal stove) In 1805 Historian/writer, Alexis de Tocqueville (Democracy In America) In 1861 Alica Hathaway Lee Roosevelt, first wife of Theodore Roosevelt In 1869 American novelist, Booth Tarkington (17, Magnificent Ambersons) In 1883 Italian dictator, Benito Mussolini (Fascist leader) In 1887 Football Hall-of-Famer, Tim Mara (founded Giants) In 1892 Actor, William Powell (The Thin Man) In 1893 Finnish Composer, Arre Merikanto (12-tone music notation engineer) In 1898 Physicist, Isidor Isaac "I.I." Rabi (atom explorer) (Nobel, 1944) In 1900 Bandleader, Don Redman (pioneered large orchestras) [d: 11-30-64] In 1905 Silent screen actress, Clara Bow (Saturday Night Kid) [d: 9-27-65] In 1905 UN Secretary-General, Dag Hammarskjold (1953-61) [d: 9-18-61] In 1906 Actress, Thelma Todd (Dangerous Female) [d: 12-16-35] In 1907 Attorney/author, Melvin Belli [d: 7-9-96] In 1913 Actor, Stephen McNally (Split Second, Devil's Canyon

On This Day 7 29 21


Daily Horoscope 7-29-21


National Milk Chocolate Day --

Get this, seven percent of all American adults believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows. However, research shows that what perks up your taste buds also reveals vital information about your personality. Milk chocolate means you're a Mr. Spock type who solves problems with keen logic and rational solutions. Leaning toward the darker variety indicates you're guided by your emotions and you resolve problems with creative flair.

Music Calendar

In 1750 Composer Johann Sebastion Bach dies in Leipzig, Germany. In 1936 19-year-old Nat Cole makes his first record with brother Eddie Cole's Solid Swingers entitled "Honey Hush." In 1939 Judy Garland records "Over The Rainbow" with the Victor Young Orchestra. In 1951 "Come On-A My House" by Rosemary Clooney is #1 on the charts. In 1954 The first press interview by Elvis Presley is published in Memphis. In 1956 Gene Vincent appears on the "Perry Como Show," his first national exposure on American TV. In 1956 "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" by Elvis Presley is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1957 Jerry Lee Lewis makes his TV debut on the "Steve Allen Show." In 1958 The Esso Corporation issues a report claiming rock music can cost a motorist money because "The rhythm can cause a driver to unconsciously jiggle the gas petal." In 1962 "Sheila" by Tommy Roe and "Vacation" by Connie Francis bo

Today In History...

In 1540 King Henry VIII's chief minister, Thomas Cromwell, is executed, the same day Henry married his fifth wife, Catherine Howard. In 1586 Sir Thomas Harriot introduces potatoes to Europe. In 1588 The Spanish Armada, which had sailed to England in hopes of overthrowing Queen Elizabeth I, comes under attack off Calais by the English navy. In 1655 French dramatist and novelist Cyrano de Bergerac dies in Paris. In 1794 Maximilien Robespierre, a leading figure of the French Revolution who was the principal spokesman for the Reign of Terror, is sent to the guillotine, a day after he was overthrown and arrested. In 1821 Peru declares its independence from Spain. In 1830 Revolution in France replaces Charles X with Louis Philippe. In 1851 A total solar eclipse is captured on a daguerreotype photograph. In 1866 The metric system becomes a legal measurement system in the U.S. In 1868 The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing due process of law, is declared in effect. In 18

Born On This Day...

In 1746 Attorney, Thomas Heyward (signed the Declaration of Independence) In 1859 Social reformer, Ballington Booth (founded Volunteers of America) In 1866 English author, Beatrix Potter (Tale of Peter Rabbit) In 1874 German philosopher, Ernst Cassirer In 1887 Painter, Marcel Duchamp (Nude Descending a Staircase) In 1892 Actor, Joe E. Brown (Show Boat, Some Like It Hot) [d: 7-6-73] In 1901 Singer, Rudy Vallee (Vagabond Dreams) [d: 7-3-86] In 1907 Tupperware inventor, Earl S. Tupper [d: 10-5-83] In 1910 Announcer/actor, Bill Goodwin (Burns & Allen) [d: 5-9-58] In 1911 Actress, Ann Doran (National Velvet, Longstreet) [d: 9-19-00] In 1915 Inventor/physicist, Charles Hard Townes (developed lasers) [d: 1-27-15] In 1915 Bandleader/accordion player, Frankie Yankovic [d: 10-14-98] In 1916 Actor, Laird Cregar (Here Comes Mr. Jordan) [d: 12-9-44] In 1922 Swiss undersea explorer, Jacques Piccard (bathyscaph Trieste) [d: 11-1-08] In 1929 First lady, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (JFK) [d: 5-19-94


The state of Delaware has only one county. (B.S., actually there are three) Kristen Bell, the voice of Anna from "Frozen", once made a short film called "The Lost Masterpieces of Pornography." (Yes) George Washington University is the oldest university in the U.S. (B.S., it's Harvard, established around 1639) Eagles mate in the air. (Yes-the originators of the mile-high club!) Antarctica is the only continent without any reptiles or snakes. (Yes) New York was the first state to institute a minimum-wage. (B.S., it was Massachusetts in 1913) Americans spend more on cat food than on baby food. (Yes) When computer giant IBM first incorporated in 1911, it was called Computer-Tabulating-Recording Co. (Yes) An Octopus' eye is shaped like a diamond. (B.S., it's a rectangle) Over 10,000 islands make up the Philippines. (B.S., it's 7,107, to be exact) Ailurophobia is the the fear of having sex. (B.S., it's the fear of cats) Charles Lindbergh was the first

What the What?

In Devon, England, John Wood had taken his wife out for a romantic anniversary dinner at the waterfront River Exe Café when they got the shock of their lives. They looked out the window to see several naked passengers waving at them from a passing ship. Turns out the passing cruise liner was the Torbay Sun Club's annual Nude Cruise, where nudists set sail with nothing but their "personal luggage" - whatever that means. Wood told reporters, "My wife and I were having a lovely anniversary dinner at the River Exe café when we caught sight of a boat full of naked people traveling slowly." Reaction in the restaurant was mostly of amusement, though some were rather disgusted. (Oddely News)

The Great Salt Basin?

The southern portion of the Great Salt Lake in Utah has dropped to its lowest level ever, according to the U.S Geological Survey. Lake levels have been declining for some time, but the record-breaking drought hitting the West has accelerated its fall in recent months. Average daily water levels dropped about an inch below the previous record of 4,194 feet, set in 1963, with records dating back to 1847. The drought numbers in Utah this year illustrate how dire the situation is there. The latest U.S Drought Monitor report released on Thursday shows nearly 100% of the state is experiencing extreme drought conditions -- level 3 out of 4. And more than two-thirds of the state is now in an exceptional drought -- the highest drought level. Just one year ago, there were no exceptional drought conditions reported in Utah. Drought conditions are only expected to get worse in the coming weeks with limited chances for widespread, significant rainfall. (MSN)

Clean Up After Yourself

If you're going camping, clean up after yourself for crying out loud! A judge has ordered an Idaho woman to pay over $5,800 for leaving trash out that attracted a grizzly bear to her campsite in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park. Federal prosecutors say wildlife officials had to tranquilize the bear and move it elsewhere in the park in the hope that tasting human food won't make it a recurring danger to people. A U.S. magistrate judge convicted the 50-year-old woman of improper food storage, a misdemeanor. The fine is to cover the cost of relocating and having to use a GPS collar to track the bear. (NBC Montana)

World's Longest Corn hole Game

Organizers of a world record attempt for the longest game of corn hole in Nebraska announced they met their goal Friday -- and they are still going. Andy Fedoris, one of the players attempting the world record in the gymnasium at Lourdes Central Catholic School in Nebraska City, said the team discovered the Guinness World Records time to beat was 26 hours, 13 minutes. The group's support team announced on Facebook just after noon Friday that they had achieved the record-breaking time, but were planning to keep going for "as long as they can." Fedoris said the team is already discussing attempting to break another world record next year by attempting to hold the world's largest corn hole tournament. He said the number to beat is 167 teams. (UPI)

Chuck Norris Gives Black Belt to 83-Year-Old Grandma

Carole Taylor may be 83, but she now has a fifth-degree black belt in karate - an honor she received from Chuck Norris himself. The Utah woman's passion for martial arts began 15 years ago at the age of 68, when she started taking her 11-year-old granddaughter to lessons. Taylor learned karate alongside her granddaughter and says, "We both got our first-degree black belts at about the same time." On Saturday, that granddaughter was there to watch Taylor show off her skills in front of dozens at Chuck Norris' annual United Fighting Arts Federation International Training Convention. For her demonstration, Taylor chose to show forms of karate including traditional hand techniques, stances, footwork, targeting, focusing and power. She performed to the Beach Boys' song "Little Old Lady from Pasadena," because that's where she grew up. Afterwards, Norris awarded her a fifth-degree black belt - an accomplishment that takes years to reach in the Chuck Norris

Florida Man in a Bubble

Meanwhile in Flagler County, Florida, Reza Baluchi washed ashore inside a bubble-like vessel on Saturday morning after an apparent attempt to walk on water. Flagler County deputies responded to calls from concerned citizens who spotted a strange vessel on the beach in the Hammock area. Baluchi, the vessel's sole occupant, was discovered safe inside without any injuries. He told authorities that he had set off for New York from the St. Augustine area before encountering "complications" that brought him back to shore. He also said, "My goal is to not only raise money for homeless people, but raise money for the Coast Guard, raise money for the police department, raise money for the fire department." Apparently Baluchi has been rescued several times in previous years after setting off inside hydro bubbles. (Global News)


It's been 10 years since we lost Amy Winehouse. Unlike the NFL games last year, NBC says it won't add crowd noises from Tokyo Olympics. Comic Jackie Mason died over the weekend at the age of 93. Billie Eilish will celebrate the release of her forthcoming album, "Happier Than Ever: a Love Letter to Los Angeles," with a concert filmed at the Hollywood Bowl and accompanied by the L.A. Philharmonic, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel. It airs on Disney Plus on September 3. Warner Bros. plans to make ten movies exclusively for HBO Max in 2022. The Seattle Sounders set a new Major League Soccer record the other night when they had five teenagers in their starting lineup. A fire at a mansion believed to be owned by musicians Beyonce and her husband, Jay-Z, is being investigated as possible arson after the building went up in smoke last week in New Orleans. Now there's a study that says too much coffee actually shrinks the brain and increases your chances of dementia. Greg Knap

Music Calendar...

In 1960 Sam Cooke's single "Chain Gang" is released. In 1967 "Little Bit O' Soul" by Music Explosion is certified gold. In 1968 Jeannie C. Riley records "Harper Valley PTA." In 1968 London Records halts plans to release the Rolling Stones' "Beggars Banquet" album because of its "obscene" toilet stall cover. In 1968 John Lennon & Paul McCartney finish writing "Hey Jude" at Paul's home. In 1969 Elvis Presley opens his first live engagement in nearly 8 years in Las Vegas. In 1969 5th Dimension members Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. get married. In 1969 Jim Morrison appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. In 1969 "Sugar, Sugar" by the Archies and "A Boy Named Sue" by Johnny Cash both enter the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1969 "Crystal Blue Persuasion" by Tommy James & The Shondells peaks at #2 on the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1974 The Rolling Stones' album "It's O

Today In History...

In 1775 Benjamin Franklin becomes the first Postmaster General. In 1788 New York becomes the 11th state to ratify the constitution. In 1908 U.S. Attorney General Charles J. Bonaparte issues an order creating an investigative agency within the Department of Justice that was a forerunner of the F.B.I. In 1945 Winston Churchill resigns as Britain's prime minister after his Conservatives were soundly defeated in elections by the Labor Party. In 1947 President Truman signs the National Security Act, which created the Department of Defense, the National Security Council, the CIA and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In 1948 The first black host of a network show - CBS's Bob Howard Show. In 1952 King Farouk I of Egypt abdicates in the wake of a coup led by Gamal Abdel Nasser. In 1952 Argentina's first lady, Eva Peron dies in Buenos Aires at age 33. In 1952 Mickey Mantle hits his first grand slam home run. In 1953 Fidel Castro begins his revolt against the regime of Fulgencio Batista with

Born On This Day...

In 1739 Fourth U.S. vice president, George Clinton (first VP to die in office) In 1799 Inventor, Isaac Babbitt (babbitt's metal for bearings) In 1856 Dramatist/playwright, George Bernard Shaw In 1875 Swiss psychiatrist, Dr. Carl Gustav Jung (psychoanalysis) In 1887 British flying ace, "Mick" Edward Mannock In 1894 Author/philosopher, Aldous Huxley (Brave New World) In 1902 Actress, Gracie Allen (Burns & Allen Show) [d: 8-28-64] In 1903 Conductor, Donald Voorhees (Bell Telephone Hour) [d: 1-10-89] In 1907 Actress, Vivian Vance (Ethel Mertz-I Love Lucy) [d: 8-17-79] In 1914 Songwriter, Ralph Blane (Merry Little Christmas) [d: 11-13-95] In 1914 Bandleader/trumpeter, Erskine Hawkins [d: 11-11-93] In 1918 Actress, Marjorie Lord (Kathy-Make Room For Daddy) [d: 11-28-15] In 1920 Football Hall-of-Famer, Bob Waterfield (Rams) [d: 3-25-83] In 1921 Writer/humorist, Jean Shepherd [d: 10-16-99] In 1922 Director, Blake Edwards (The Pink Panther, 10, SOB) [d: 12-15-10] In 1922 Actor


The owners of a restaurant in Brewster, Massachusetts, closed for breakfast one day earlier this month, for a "Day of Kindness." Apparently, their staff has been putting up with swearing, anger, threats to sue and yelling by customers and they decided to give them a break. Prince Harry is writing a book and getting $20 million for his efforts. It'll basically be his story and Harry promises all the money will go to a charity. We hear that the first draft is already written. Violinist Robby Steinhardt, one of the original members of Kansas, died over the weekend. He was 71. Hawaii is now the last state left with a full mask mandate. NFL Network is set to air a record 23 live pre-season games. CW's Season 2 premiere Sunday of UK youth drama "Dead Pixels," debuted to a "0" rating in the 18-49 demographic and was watched by just 189,000 people. "Loki"'s finale on Disney+ pulled in 1.9 million U.S. households from July 14-18. That beats bo

National Junk Food Day --

Dr. Alan Hirsch from the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago conducted an 8-year study with 800 volunteers and claims the results show that people's snack food preferences reveal their personality type. He says the link between food preferences and personality is much like a Rorschach ink blot test long used by psychologists for insight into personality. Here's the true meaning of all that junk food you eat: Pretzels  mean you're a flirt and you're very lively and energetic. Cheese  curls mean you have great integrity and maintain a high moral ground. Potato chips  mean you are aggressive, a real go-getter who will not take no for an answer. Tortilla chips  mean you're a perfectionist. An "A" is not good enough for you. It has to be an "A+." Beef jerky  means you're the life of the party. You're outgoing and gregarious.


Decisions were made by going "eeny-meeny-miney-mo." Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, "do over." "Race issue" meant arguing about who ran the fastest. Money issues were handled by whoever was the banker in "Monopoly." Catching the fireflies could happily occupy an entire evening. It wasn't odd to have two or three "best" friends. Being old, referred to anyone over 20. The net on a tennis court was the perfect height to play volleyball and rules didn't matter. It was unbelievable that dodgeball wasn't an Olympic event. Having a weapon in school, meant being caught with a slingshot. Nobody was prettier than Mom. Scrapes and bruises were kissed and made better. It was a big deal to finally be tall enough to ride the "big people" rides at the park. Getting a foot of snow was a dream come true. Abilities were discovered because of a "double-dog-dare." Saturday morning cartoons weren't 30-minute

On This Day 7-20-21


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Its International Chess Day, Nap Day, National Fortune Cookie Day, National Lollipop Day and Moon Day (in honor of the moon landing back in 1969).   Those of you who are old enough will remember July 20th as the day in 1969, when Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon. Today marks the 43rd anniversary of that historic event. Here's a look back at the giant leap we made for mankind: Apollo XI had a crew of three: Mission commander Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin. They blasted off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 9:32am, Wednesday, July 16, 1969. Apollo XI reached the moon's orbit on Sunday, July 20. Aldrin and Armstrong then transferred into a lunar module for the final leg of the journey, and touched down on the moon at 4:18pm July 20. Aldrin piloted the lunar module, which had just 40 seconds of fuel left when they landed. Armstrong set foot on the surface more than six hours later, at 10:56pm. The crew returned to E


These are actual comments made on students' report cards by teachers in the New York City public school system. All teachers were reprimanded (but, boy, are these funny.) Since my last report, your child has reached rock bottom and has started to dig. I would not allow this student to breed. Your child has delusions of adequacy. Your son is depriving a village somewhere of an idiot. (my favorite..) Your son sets low personal standards and then consistently fails to achieve them. The student has a 'full six-pack' but lacks the plastic thing to hold it all together. This child has been working with glue too much. When your daughter's IQ reaches 50, she should sell. The gates are down, the lights are flashing, but the train isn't coming.. If this student were any more stupid, he'd have to be watered twice a week. It's impossible to believe the sperm that created this child beat out 1,000,000 others. The wheel is turning but the hamster is definitely dead. Mone

Music Calendar...

In 1940 "I'll Never Smile Again" by Tommy Dorsey and Frank Sinatra enters the U.S. charts. In 1954 Elvis Presley gives his first public performance, playing on a flatbed truck parked outside a drug store in Memphis. In 1963 "Surf City" by Jan & Dean hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks. In 1964 The Beatles' album "Something New," containing the singles "And I Love Her" and "Slow Down," is released in the U.S. In 1965 Lovin' Spoonful's first single, "Do You Believe in Magic," is released. In 1967 Paul McCartney attends a recording session at Chappel Studios as Chris Barber records the first commercially released version of one of his earliest songwriting efforts, "Catcall." In 1968 Jane Asher announces on the BBC program "Dee Time" that Paul McCartney had broken off their engagement. McCartney, who was watching the program, was said to have been taken by surprise.

Today In History

In 1810 Columbia gains its independence from Spain. In 1859 The first admission fee (50 cents) is charged to see a baseball game. In 1861 The Congress of the Confederate States begin holding sessions in Richmond, Virginia. In 1871 British Columbia becomes the sixth Canadian province. In 1876 The first intercollegiate track meet takes place in Saratoga, NY. In 1881 Sioux Indian leader Sitting Bull, a fugitive since the Battle of the Little Big Horn, surrenders to federal troops. In 1917 The draft lottery in World War I goes into effect. In 1942 The first detachment of the Women's Army Corps (WACs) begin basic training at Fort Des Moines, Iowa. In 1944 A group of German officials attempt to assassinate Adolph Hitler and fail during World War II. In 1944 U.S. invades Japanese-occupied Guam during World War II. In 1944 President Franklin D. Roosevelt is nominated for an unprecedented 4th term of office by the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. In 1949 Israel's 19-month &quo

Born On This Day...

In 1519 Religious leader, Pope Innocent IX (1591) In 1661 Explorer, Pierre Le Moyne (founded Louisiana Territory-1703) In 1804 English scientist, Sir Richard Owen (created the word "Dinosaur") In 1864 Swedish poet, Erik Karlfeldt In 1890 Actress, Theda Bara (Cleopatra) In 1890 Actress, Verna Felton (December Bride, Pete & Gladys) In 1901 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Henry "Heinie" Manush [d: 5-12-70] In 1912 Actress, Muriel Evans [d: 10-26-00] In 1919 Explorer, Sir Edmund Hillary (first to scale Mount Everest) [d: 1-11-08] In 1919 Actress, K.T. Stevens (Vanessa-Young & the Restless) [d: 6-13-94] In 1920 U.S. attorney general, Elliot Lee Richardson (1973) [d: 12-31-99] In 1922 Saxophonist, Ernie Wilkins [d: 6-5-99] In 1924 U.S. novelist, Thomas Berger (Vital Parts, Little Big Man) [d: 7-13-14] In 1925 Actress, Lola Albright (Delta Country, Kid Galahad, Peter Gunn) [d: 3-23-17] In 1929 Businessman, Mike Ilitch (founded Little Caesar's Pizza) [d: 2-10-17] In 193

Music Calendar...

In 1937 Benny Goodman records the big band classic "Sing, Sing, Sing." In 1955 "Baby Let's Play House" becomes the first charted single for Elvis Presley (on Billboard's Country chart). In 1957 Paul McCartney, age 15, meets John Lennon during a performance by Lennon's first band, the Quarry Men Skiffle Group, at St. Peter's Church in a Liverpool suburb. Soon after, John invited him to join the band. In 1959 "What'd I Say (Part 1)" by Ray Charles and "Sea Of Love" by Phil Phillips both enter the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1961 Count Basie and Duke Ellington record together for the first time at a studio in New York. In 1963 "Judy's Turn To Cry" by Lesley Gore and "Candy Girl" by the Four Seasons both enter the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1963 "Easier Said Than Done" by Essex is hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks. In 1964 The Beatles' first film, "A Hard Day's Night,

Today In History...

In 1483 England's King Richard III is crowned. In 1535 Sir Thomas More is executed in England for treason. In 1699 Pirate Captain William Kidd is taken into custody in Boston. In 1747 France and Spain break the combined blockade of British fleet and troops of Austria's Maria Theresa at Genoa, Italy. In 1770 The Russian fleet, with British sailors as officers, defeat the Turkish navy at Tchesme, Turkey. In 1777 During the American Revolution, British forces capture Fort Ticonderoga. In 1809 Pope Pius VII, having excommunicated Napoleon Bonaparte, is taken prisoner by the French. In 1854 The Republican Party is formally established at a convention in Jackson, Michigan. In 1885 French scientist Louis Pasteur successfully tests an anti-rabies vaccine on a boy who had bitten by an infected dog. In 1917 During World War I, Arab forces led by T.E. Lawrence capture the port of Aqaba from the Turks. In 1919 The British dirigible R-34, the first airship to cross Atlantic, lands at New Yo

Born On This Day...

In 1747 Naval hero, John Paul Jones ("I have not yet begun to fight") In 1748 Shipbuilder/designer, George Claghorn (Constitution) In 1796 Emperor Nicholas I of Russia (1825-55) In 1818 World chess champion, Adolf Anderssen of Prussia (1851-66) In 1859 Swedish poet/novelist, Carl Gustaf Verner Von Heidenstam In 1866 Beatrix (Helen) Potter, created Peter Rabbit stories In 1873 British inventor, Sidney George Brown (over 1000 patents) In 1884 Yachtsman, Harold S. Vanderbilt (America's Cup-1930, 34, 37) In 1888 Actress/swimmer, Annette Kellerman (Naetune's Daughter) In 1891 Baseball player, Steve O'Neill (Cleveland Indians) In 1892 Lyricist, Jack Yellen (Ain't She Sweet, Happy Days Are Here Again) In 1903 Swedish biochemist, Hugh Theorell (studied enzymes) [d: 8-15-82] In 1910 Opera singer, Dorothy Kirsten [d: 11-18-92] In 1915 Singer, La Verne Andrews (Andrews Sisters) [d: 5-8-67] In 1918 Actor, Sebastion Cabot (Family Affair, Time Machine) [d: 8-23-77] In 1921