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Music Calendar...

In 1925 The Grand Ole Opry opens in Nashville. In 1952 Hank Williams marries Billie Jean Jones Eshliman in New Orleans. In 1964 The Animals perform on CBS-TV's "Ed Sullivan Show." In 1966 Jimi Hendrix makes his Paris debut at the Olympia Theatre. In 1966 "Cherish" by The Association is certified gold. In 1967 The film "How I Won The War" featuring John Lennon, an anti-war black comedy by Richard Lester, premieres in London at the Pavilion. In 1968 John Lennon is arrested for possession of cannabis in London. In 1968 Bob Wills is inducted into the CMA Hall of Fame. In 1969 Rod Stewart joins the Small Faces, replacing Steve Marriott, who'd left to form Humble Pie with Peter Frampton. In 1969 Jefferson Airplane guitarist Pauk Kantner is busted in Hawaii for possession of marijuana. In 1969 David Crosby appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. In 1969 "Something" b/w "Come Together" by the Beatles enters the U.S. top 40 chart

Today In History...

In 1685 Louis XIV revokes the Edict of Nantes and outlaws France's legal toleration of Protestantism. In 1767 The Mason-Dixon Line, the boundary between Maryland and Pennsylvania, is established. In 1867 U.S. takes formal possession of Alaska from Russia ($7.2 million). In 1870 The sand-blasting machine is patented. In 1873 The Ivy League (Columbia, Princeton, Rutgers and Yale) draws up the first rules for college football. In 1892 The first long-distance telephone line between Chicago and New York is formally opened as Chicago Mayor Hempstead Washburne greeted New York Mayor Hugh J. Grant. In 1898 The American flag is raised in Puerto Rico shortly before Spain formally relinquished control of the island to the U.S. In 1910 40 ships were grounded when hurricane winds partially emptied Tampa Bay. In 1917 Mata Hari is shot as a spy by a French firing squad. In 1922 The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is established. In 1931 Inventor Thomas Alva Edison dies in West Orange, NJ,

Born On This Day...

In 1404 Religious leader, Pope Pius II (1458-64) In 1595 Edward Winslow, founded the Plymouth colony in Massachusetts In 1787 Inventor/architect, Robert L. Stevens (railroad track innovator) In 1799 Chemist, Christian Friedrich Schonbein (discovered ozone, 1840) In 1854 Swedish explorer/balloonist, Salomon Andree In 1859 French philosopher, Henri Bergson (Creative Evolution) In 1878 Historian, James Truslow Adams In 1904 Journalist/author, A.J. Liebling [d: 12-28-63] In 1906 Muralist, James David Brooks [d: 3-9-92] In 1915 Actor, Victor Sen Young (Hop Sing-Bonanza) [d: 11-9-80] In 1918 Pianist/actor, Bobby Troup (Dr. Joe Early-Emergency) [d: 2-7-99] In 1919 Pierre Elliot Trudeau, 15th Canadian Prime Minister [d: 9-28-00] In 1921 U.S. Senator, Jesse Helms (R-NC) [d: 7-4-08] In 1923 Actress/singer, Melina Mercouri [d: 3-6-94] In 1922 U.S. sculptor, Richard Stankiewicz [d: 3-27-83] In 1924 Bandleader, Allyn Ferguson (Andy Williams Show) [d: 6-23-10] In 1926 Singer/songwriter, Chuck Berry

Music Calendar...

In 1914 ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) is founded. In 1955 Les Paul and Mary Ford are the guests when the Grand Ole Opry is televised for the first time. In 1955 Buddy Holly's band, Buddy & Bob, opens for Elvis Presley at the "Big D Jamboree" in Lubbock, Texas. In 1956 Little Richard records "Good Golly Miss Molly" for Specialty Records at the J&M Studios in New Orleans. In 1958 Jackie Wilson records "Lonely Teardrops." In 1959 Opera singer Mario Lanza dies at age 38. In 1960 Loretta Lynn gives her debut performance at the Grand Ole Opry. In 1960 The Miracles' "Shop Around" is released. It would become Motown's first gold record the following February. In 1966 Australia bans "I Can't Help Myself" by the Troggs calling the song terribly obscene. In 1966 The Monkees record "I'm a Believer" at New York's RCA studios. In 1966 "Reach Out I'll Be There" by

Today In History...

In 1783 Pilatra deRozier becomes the first man to fly, in a tethered balloon. In 1860 11-year-old Grace Bedell of Westfield, NY, writes a letter to presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln, suggesting he would look better with a beard. In 1914 The Clayton Antitrust Act is passed. In 1917 Mata Hari, a dutch dancer who had spied for the Germans, is executed by firing squad outside of Paris. In 1928 The German dirigible Graf Zeppelin lands in Lakehust, New Jersey, on its first commercial flight across the Atlantic. In 1937 The Ernest Hemingway novel "To Have And Have Not" is published. In 1939 New York Municipal Airport, later re-named LaGuardia Airport, is dedicated in New York City. In 1940 Charlie Chaplin's first talkie, "The Great Dictator" opens. In 1945 The former premier of Vichy France, Pierre Laval, is executed. In 1946 Nazi war criminal Hermann Goering poisons himself, one day before he was to be executed. In 1951 "I Love Lucy" premieres on CBS te

Born On This Day...

In 1608 Scientist, Evangelista Torricelli (invented the barometer) In 1829 Astronomer, Asaph Hall (discovered the moons of Mars) In 1844 German philosopher/poet, Friedrich Nietzsche In 1858 Boxer, John L. Sullivan (heavyweight champion, 1882-92) In 1872 Edith Bolling Galt Wilson, second wife of President Woodrow Wilson In 1880 Scientist/educator, Marie Stopes (birth control advocate) In 1881 English author/humorist, Pelham Wodehouse (created Jeeves) In 1896 Actor/panelist, Melville Cooper (I've Got A Secret) In 1904 American social activist, Marty Mann [d: 7-22-80] In 1906 Editor/publisher, Alicia Patterson (founded Newsday) [d: 7-2-62] In 1908 Economist, John Kenneth Galbraith [d: 4-29-06] In 1909 Baseball player, Melvin Harder (Indians) [d: 10-20-02] In 1909 Broadcast journalist, Robert Trout (ABC News) [d: 11-14-00] In 1917 Actress, Jan Miner (Madge in Palmolive commercials) [d: 2-15-04] In 1917 Author/historian, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. [d: 2-28-07] In 1918 Playwright, Robert Ed

Music Calendar...

In 1939 Jazz great Coleman Hawkins records "Body & Soul." In 1940 Glenn Miller records "Make Believe Ballroom Time." In 1960 Aretha Franklin makes her singing debut as a pop singer at New York's Village Vangaurd. In 1963 Dusty Springfield leaves the Springfields for a solo career. In 1965 Gerry Marsden of Gerry & the Pacemakers marries his former fan club secretary in Liverpool. In 1965 The Supremes make their first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show." In 1967 "Yoko Plus Me" art exhibit opens in London (the me was John Lennon). In 1967 Barbra Streisand's TV special, "The Belle of 14th Street," airs on CBS-TV. In 1969 Blues Artist Muddy Waters escapes death in a Illinois auto accident that kills 3 others. In 1971 John Lennon's single "Imagine" is released in the U.S. In 1974 Bachman-Turner Overdrive's self-titled album is certified gold. In 1975 "Island Girl" by Elton John, "Fly, Robin, F

Today In History...

In 1713 The city of Baltimore is founded. In 1737 An earthquake kills 300,000 at Calcutta, India. In 1776 The first naval battle of Lake Champlain is fought during the American Revolution. American forces led by General Benedict Arnold suffered heavy losses, but managed to stall the British. In 1779 Polish nobleman Casimir Pulaski is killed while fighting for American independence during the Revolutionary War Battle of Savannah, Georgia. In 1811 The first steam-powered ferryboat, the Juliana, is put into operation by inventor John Stevens in New York City. In 1868 Thomas Edison filed for his first patent, for the Vote Recorder. In 1890 The Daughters of the American Revolution is founded in Washington, DC. In 1910 Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first U.S. president to fly. In 1919 The first in-flight meals are served aboard a Handley Page Transport flight from London to Paris. In 1932 The first political telecast in the U.S. takes place, as the Democratic National Committee sponsored a

Born On This Day...

In 1758 Astronomer, Wilhelm Olbers (discovered asteroids Pallas & Vesta) In 1759 Weems Parsons, told story of Washington chopping down cherry tree In 1821 Philanthropist, Sir George Williams (organized the YMCA) In 1844 Businessman, Henry John Heinz (57 varieties) In 1872 U.S. Supreme Court chief justice, Harland Fiske Stone In 1884 Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt In 1884 Actor, Sig Rumann (Marx Brothers movies) In 1885 French novelist/playwright, Francois Mauriac In 1887 American billiards player, Willie Hoppe (won 51 world championships) In 1897 NFL team owner, George Preston Marshall (Redskins) In 1902 Actor, Leon Belasco (Lucky Partners, My Sister Eileen) [d: 6-1-88] In 1906 Football Hall-of-Famer, Earl "Dutch" Clark [d: 8-5-78] In 1910 Columnist, Joseph Alsop (Men Around the President) [d: 8-28-89] In 1914 Actor, Richard Daniels Jr. (Mickey-Our Gang) [d: 8-20-70] In 1918 Choreographer, Jerome Robbins (West Side Story) [d: 7-29-98] In 1

WHO backs first-ever malaria vaccine for children in at-risk regions

The World Health Organization on Wednesday recommended widespread use of the world's first and only malaria vaccine for children in sub-Saharan Africa and other at-risk regions, a potential game changer against a parasitic disease that kills an average of one child every two minutes. The agency said children in areas with moderate to high levels of P. falciparum, the deadliest and predominant species of the parasite causing malaria, should take the four-dose vaccine starting at 5 months old. The shots - called Mosquirix and developed by British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline - are only 30% effective at preventing deadly, severe cases, but the WHO believes they could drastically reduce the number of deaths. When paired with existing drugs to prevent malaria, the shots could end up saving tens of thousands of young lives each year. Malaria is a primary cause of childhood illness and death in sub-Saharan Africa, killing more than 260,000 children under the age of 5 die from malaria every y

A comet the size of a small planet hurtling towards our solar system

A comet so massive that scientists initially believed it was a small planet is flying through space towards our solar system - and is anticipated to arrive in a decade. The comet, called the Bernardinelli-Bernstein comet (which is named after the researchers who discovered it), is around 100-200 kilometers across and 1,000 times bigger than a standard comet, astronomers noted when it was first discovered in June. Fortunately, the comet is not a threat to Earth. It will pass the sun at its nearest in 2031 at a distance of 10.71 astronomical units (au), just beyond Saturn's orbit. The enormous comet's journey began at a distance of over 40,000 astronomical units (au) from the sun in the inexplicable Oort Cloud. This means that it was 40,000 times farther from the sun than the Earth. Scientists note that the comet could be the most prominent object from the Oort Cloud ever noticed. It's also the first comet to be detected so far away on an incoming path. Astronomers began stud

Deadly spider venom can help heart attack survivors recover:

Fear of spiders, or arachnophobia, is one of the most common phobias. According to a new study, however, our eight-legged friends may turn out to be life savers. Researchers from the University of Queensland report that venom from one particular type of spider is the integral ingredient in a new life-saving treatment for heart attack victims. The spider in question, known formally as the Fraser Island (K'gari) funnel web spider, is considered among the world's most deadly. Ironically, a molecule extracted from this spider's venom is being used to produce a new drug candidate capable of both preventing heart attack damage and extending the life of donor hearts used for organ transplants. Study authors explain that the new drug actually blocks a "death signal" sent from the heart during a heart attack. (Study Finds)

Bizarre Three-Eyed ‘Shrimp' Emerge in Arizona Following Monsoon

With all the bizarre events of the past year and a half, it's starting to seem like truly anything is possible. Some shrimp are inching us even closer to a "Jurassic Park" world of resurrected Wooly Mammoths and dinosaurs. Recent monsoons in Arizona revealed a shocking number of the micro-wonder and it's something you'll want to see for yourself. It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's a Crustacean-Dinosaur-Shrimp? Now, the scientific name behind the three-eyed shrimp species is officially Triops and it's not hard to understand why. Tri- is the Greek prefix for "three" of something. Then -ops is the Greek suffix for terminology surrounding the "eyes" and "vision." Mash 'em together and voila! Three-eyed shrimp. Arizona officials that watch over the Wupatki National Monument region found the ancient-looking crustaceans as they hatched from their eggs post-summer rains. Actually, it turns out that these little guys can stay

American bumblebee could soon be declared endangered

The American bumblebee could soon be declared an endangered species, according to federal officials. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) said in a proposed rule that petitions to list the creature as endangered "present substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that the petitioned actions may be warranted. The species has been impacted by habitat loss, pesticides, disease, climate change competition with honey bees and the loss of genetic diversity. Once the most commonly observed bumble bee in the country, the petition states that the American bumble bee has disappeared in at least eight states - the majority of which are in the Northeast. If the American bumble bees are placed under the protection of the Environmental Species Act, those who kill the insects - like farmers and other pesticide sprayers - could face penalty fines of up to $13,000. (Fox News)

13 Year-Old Made Honorary Member Of Fulham Football Club's First-Team Squad

Thirteen-year-old football fan Rhys Porter, who was abused online because of his disability, has been made an honorary member of Fulham Football Club's first-team squad. Porter, who has cerebral palsy and epilepsy, had been invited to train with the team. He posted some videos of his saves on social media and received vile abuse. One of Porter's heroes, Tim Ream, said about him, "People see footballers as role models and inspirations. For me, what he is doing is more of an inspiration that anything any of us could ever do." After calling out the abuse, Porter turned his energy into raising funds for a disability charity. (BBC)

Homeowner confronts burglars, ends with gunfire and car chase

Police said a homeowner confronted a burglar breaking into his car overnight. It happened around 1:35 a.m. Officers were called after the homeowner realized something was going on outside his home and went to investigate. Police said as soon as the suspects noticed the homeowner, they immediately fired several shots at him, got into a truck, and drove away. According to investigators, the homeowner got into his car and chased after the suspects. The chase continued through a neighborhood. Police said after about two miles, the gunmen fired several more shots at the homeowner. Police released a surveillance picture of the truck the gunmen were driving. It's described as a silver of light-colored truck. It was last seen driving north on US 69 Highway. (Fox 4 Kansas City)

Nurse accused of taking fentanyl from 2 KC-area hospitals

A nurse has been charged with taking the powerful opioid fentanyl from medicine cabinets at two Kansas City-area hospitals. The U.S. attorney's office for Kansas announced that a federal grand jury has indicted Faith Naccarato, 41, of Kansas City, Missouri, on four charges. She is charged with two counts of illegally possessing fentanyl through deception or subterfuge and two counts of tampering with a consumer product. Her court-appointed federal public defender did not immediately respond to a telephone message and email seeking comment. She is scheduled to appear Oct. 18 in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kansas. Prosecutors alleged that from early January into late April, 2020, Naccarato use a fingerprint to gain access to automated drug-dispensing cabinets. The indictment alleges that Naccarato took a total of at least six vials of fentanyl, removed the drug from them and replaced the drug with an "alternate liquid" before returning the vials to the medicine cabi

THE FILES OF LAW & DISORDER

File #1: Man Arrested in SUV Near Supreme Court No weapons are found, but driver reportedly told police it was too late to talk. A man was arrested Tuesday morning after parking an SUV illegally in front of the Supreme Court building in Washington, DC, Capitol Police said. He declined to speak to officers sent to his vehicle beyond telling them something along the lines of "the time for talking is done," said Jason Bell, deputy chief of the Capitol Police. Crisis negotiation officers were then dispatched, Reuters reports, but got nowhere. Police then used a flash bang to try to drive the man from the SUV. Officers eventually arrested him. He was identified as Dale Paul Melvin, 55, of Kimball, Michigan, per CBS. No weapons were found.(Newser) File #2: Judge Argues Claim That Rioters Are Treated Unfairly Seeking racial justice and trying to overthrow the government aren't equivalent, judge tells court. A Texas man who joined the mob that stormed the US Capitol on Jan 6 was

What the What?

In Montgomery County, Washington, a 19-year-old boy stole a delivery driver's car and then led police on a wild chase through several neighborhoods leaving a path of destruction. The teenager jumped into a Chevy Camaro that a food delivery driver had left running. When an officer found and tried to approach the Camaro, the suspect rammed the officer's cruiser and fled the scene, police said. The teen allegedly rammed another police car and crashed into six other vehicles. The Camaro ultimately overturned about 3 miles from where it was reported stolen. The suspect tried to run but was quickly by officers. He was identified as Demontre Satterwhite-Walker who now faces a slew of charges including motor vehicle theft and first-degree assault. At least no injuries were reported. Wait - DoorDash drivers drive Camaros now? (NBC 4)

Hot Dog Savior

Trying to save your dog from a bad situation is noble-but, in the case of one 20-year-old woman, foolish. The woman suffered significant thermal burns after attempting to rescue her dog from a hot spring at Yellowstone National Park. She and her dad had gotten out of their car to take in the sights when the dog reportedly bounded out of the car and into the Maiden's Grave Spring. The woman went in after it and was pulled from the spring by her dad, who drove her to West Yellowstone, where rangers provided initial care. She suffered burns from her shoulders down and is being treated at the Burn Center at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. The dog was also pulled from the spring; no word on its condition. The temperature of Yellowstone's springs can reach as high as 200 degrees, and visitors are warned to steer clear of them. A news release from the National Park service advises visitors to "physically control" their pets at all times. (CNN)

Psycho Love Specialist

A California man is suing Sophia Adams, a self-proclaimed "psychic love specialist" and "PhD Life Coach," after she allegedly promised to remove a curse on his marriage. Mauro Restrepo says he was in the midst of some bad luck when he performed a Google search for psychics and came across Adams' website. Adams allegedly read his tarot cards, then told him that an ex-girlfriend had hired a witch to put a curse on his marriage - a curse she'd happily remove for $5,100! Restrepo, who believed Adams to be legit, claims to have paid a $1,000 deposit but now says she "did not in any way help" his marriage and that he continued to suffer from anxiety, anguish, and a lack of sleep. He's now seeking $25,000 in damages for alleged fraud, negligence, civil conspiracy, and the infliction of emotional distress. The suit also names Adams' husband, daughter, and landlords, claiming they knew she was taking advantage of clients in her rented home and didn&

The Stowaway Game? Seriously?

A man critically injured on a highway in Nashville Monday night may have been playing an incredibly dangerous game. Nashville police say the man was seen on the side of Interstate 40 trying to stop vehicles. Police say he jumped on a stopped tractor-trailer "for reasons unknown" and fell from it after the driver, fearing he was going to be robbed, drove away at 15 to 30 mph, hoping the man would jump off. Police say the man hung on to the truck's rear-view mirror and tried to pull the driver's door open. He was hospitalized with a critical head injury. It's not clear whether he jumped or fell from the truck. Police are worried this may part of something called the "stowaway game" where people try to ride on the side of semi-trucks undetected. In a Facebook post, police said, "We realize this may come as a surprise to some, but riding on the outside of a semi-truck that is going 65 to 75 mph, or any moving vehicle on I-285, I-75 or any other road, at

How Low Can You Go?

In New York, police have arrested 30-year-old Chanette Lewis, a former city call center worker, who allegedly turned the COVID-19 emergency hotel room program into a lucrative payday by illegally booking luxury rooms online for cut-rate prices and turning a tidy but illegal $400,000 profit. She has been charged with fraud, conspiracy, and identity theft in connection with the alleged scam. Lewis - along with accomplices Tatiana Benjamin, Tatiana Daniel, and Haven West - allegedly booked more than 2,700 illegal stays at Manhattan and Bronx hotels, including 28 for her own enjoyment, the feds said. Some of the woman's clients "threw large parties, and sometimes even engaged in violence," according to US Attorney Special Agent Jared Eannucci. Lewis even bragged about her misdeeds on Facebook, according to the complaint. Benjamin, Daniel, 27, and West, 21, each face 40 years behind bars. Lewis is looking at 72 years in far less desirable government lodgings. (New York Post)

THIS JUST IN.....

1400 cereal workers have hit the picket line and gone on strike at Kellogg's. A manager said their demands really frosted his flakes. Workers say they're putting in way too many hours and would like to see the company adopt Mini-Weeks. Kellogg's called that idea, "Fruit Loops!" OK, I'm done.

HEADLINE TRUTH OR TRASH

"West Virginia Police Looking for Hatchet-Wielding Golf Cart Thief!" Truth! Hey - that's even better than Home Alone's "Wet Bandits!" Everybody's got to have a gimmick! "Twitter Hiring Randy Quaid to Be New Spokesperson!" Trash! Too bad. I could hear him saying, "Twitter's full!" "Seattle Wedding Service Offers Wedding in a Shipping Crate!" Truth! Yep, Shotgun Ceremonies relocated to a shipping container at the Georgetown Trailer Park Mall. They call it "Something a little quirky, a little different."  True dat. "Lady Gaga Dropping One of Her Ga's!" Trash! She's a two-ga person. "NFL To Start Penalize Players Who Don't Say 'I'm Sorry' Tackling Someone!" Trash! Not yet. "Arby's Now Selling Clothes That Smell Like Smoked Meats!" Truth! The chain partnered with an actual Texas smokehouse to create the line of sweatshirts and sweat pants that will smell as i

The Mighty Mississippi is Not for Swimming

In downtown St. Louis, 36-year-old Caleb M. Moriarity thought he'd try his luck swimming across the Mississippi River. He did make it across - just not in the condition he had hoped for. His dead body was spotted by a fisherman near the eastern banks in a rural part of Monroe County. Police say Moriarity was homeless, though he previously had resided in St. Louis and Indiana. Positive identification was made using tattoos from a Facebook page and an acquaintance that observed Moriarity attempting to cross the River. Investigators believe Moriarity drowned, but an official cause of death won't be released pending the results of an autopsy. (BND)

Hey It's Hard to Keep Track of Which One's Day and Which One's Night!

Advil had to recall two lots of their Cold & Sinus Day/Night Convenience Pack boxes in Canada - because someone mixed up which ones are to be taken during the day and which ones are to be taken at night. Affected boxes contain either 18 caplets (lot number ER2072) or 36 caplets (lot number ER2069), and have an expiration date of February 2023. The recall notice states: "Taking a nighttime caplet when alertness is required may pose potentially serious adverse health consequences, such as when driving motor vehicles or operating heavy machinery. It may also cause potentially serious health consequences for those who have taken other sedatives or tranquilizers, consumed alcohol, and the elderly." It is recommended that anyone who has Advil products covered by the recall stop using them, and consult with a health-care professional if they have health-related concerns. (ABC News)

Must Be Some Tight Jeans

Meanwhile in North Carolina, a 25-year-old young woman identified only as "Sam" told BuzzFeed she got a life-threatening infection after wearing jean shorts that were too tight. She says the shorts chafed her skin so badly, she developed both cellulitis and sepsis. At one point doctors considered removing the infected portion of her bottom, but luckily she recovered using antibiotics. Sam said after wearing the shorts, "I was shivering, very breathless, could not walk and had extreme body aches. They admitted me to the ICU, and that's when I realized this was a bit more serious that I had anticipated." She's now sharing her story on TikTok to warn people about the dangers of ignoring uncomfortable wedgies and has gotten over 1.3 million likes. (Insider)

Slap A Teacher????

Connecticut Attorney General William Tong wants to talk to TikTok leadership to discuss the "Slap a Teacher" challenge currently making the rounds on the app. Tong tweeted: "TikTok fails to control the spread of dangerous content. In CT, vandalism closed schools and the new ‘Slap a Teacher' challenge may put educators at risk. I am urging TikTok to come to CT to meet with educators and parents and commit to reforms that stop this reckless content." The disturbing challenge involves a student calmly approaching a teacher and slapping them. Then of course posting the encounter on TikTok. It was scheduled to begin in October, though it does not seem to have caught on yet to a significant extent. However, parents in Lancaster County, South Carolina were warned after an elementary school student appeared to have followed through with the disturbing dare. Tong also wrote: "Simply put, whatever TikTok has been doing to enforce its terms of service has not been wor

50 States, 50 Chipotles

With apparently nothing better to do, Wyatt Moss, of Alpharetta, Georgia, decided to take his love for Chipotle to the ultimate level. He and a few friends spent 50 days crossing over 18,000 miles, in a personal quest to eat at a Chipotle restaurant in all 50 states. The journey required thousands of miles of driving and nine flights, but it paid off big time as the restaurant chain named Moss the 15th member of the Chipotle Creator Class after he filmed a TikTok video documenting his travels. Understand - the "Creator Class" offers members exclusive perks and partnerships with the brand that regular people like you and me can only dream about. (CBS 46)

Alabama - the Chin Up Capitol of the World

Down in Gulf Shores, Alabama, 28-year-old Johnathan Young appears to have broken a Guinness World Record by completing 15 chin-ups in one minute while wearing a 100-pound pack! Young took to the chin-up bar Monday at the Orange Beach Fitness Center to accomplish the feat. Of course the attempt was recorded and video has been submitted to Guinness for official certification. The current record is held by Australian athlete Marcus Bondi who managed 12 chin-ups while wearing a 100-pound pack. Young said he is considering pursuing other Guinness World Records in weight lifting. (UPI)

Music Calendar...

In 1927 Duke Ellington first records "Black and Tan Fantasy." In 1956 "Blueberry Hill" by Fats Domino enters the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1965 Gary Lewis and the Playboys record "She's Just My Style" and "Sure Gonna Miss Her." In 1968 A documentary about the Doors, "The Doors Are Open," airs on British television. In 1969 The Beatles' single "Something" b/w "Come Together" is released. It was the first "A side" released by the band that was written by George Harrison. In 1973 "Hello It's Me" by Todd Rundgren, "I Got A Name" by Jim Croce and "Photograph" by Ringo Starr all enter the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1973 "Half-Breed" by Cher hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks. In 1975 The Who's album "The Who By Numbers" is released. In 1976 Rick Dees' "Disco Duck" single is certified gold. In 1978 After Rev. Jesse Ja

Today In History...

In 1683 13 families from Krefeld, Germany, arrive in present-day Philadelphia to begin Germantown, one of America's oldest settlements. In 1783 The first self-winding clock is patented. In 1863 Dr. Charles H. Sheppard opens the first public bath in Brooklyn, NY. In 1884 The Naval War College is established in Newport, Rhode Island. In 1889 Thomas Edison shows his first motion picture. In 1889 The Moulin Rouge in Paris first opens its doors to the public. In 1891 Charles Stewart Parnell, the "Uncrowned King of Ireland," dies in Brighton, England. In 1892 Poet Alfred Lord Tennyson dies in Haslemere, England, at age 83. In 1927 "The Jazz Singer" starring Al Jolson, the first movie with a soundtrack, premieres. In 1939 In an address to the Reichstag, Adolf Hitler denies having any intention of war against France and Britain. In 1949 President Truman signs the Mutual Defense Assistance Act, totaling $1.3 billion in military aid to NATO countries. In 1949 American-bor

Born On This Day...

In 1732 British astronomer, Nevil Maskelyne (science of navigation) In 1735 English inventor, Jesse Ramsden (designed precision tools) In 1769 Soldier, Sir Isaac Brock ("Hero of Upper Canada") In 1773 King Louis Phillipe Of France (1830-1848) In 1820 Opera singer, Jenny Lind ("The Swedish Nightingale") In 1831 Mathematician, Richard Dedekind In 1846 Inventor, George Westinghouse (standardized U.S. electric current) In 1866 Reginald Fessenden, broadcast first program of voice and music In 1867 Editor, George Horace Lorimer (Saturday Evening Post, 1899-1937) In 1882 Polish composer, Karol Szymanowski In 1887 Novelist, Martin Luis Guzman (Mexican Revolutionary period) In 1888 Li Ta-chao, co-founder with Mao Tse-tung of Chinese Communist Party In 1897 Actor, Jerome Cowan (Mr. Dithers-Blondie, Tab Hunter Show) In 1903 Physicist, Ernest Thomas Walton (split the atom) [d: 6-25-95] In 1905 Tennis player, Helen N. Moody (8 Wimbeldon, 1927-38) [d: 1-1-98] In 1906 Actress, Jan

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Music Calendar...

In 1939 The Ted Weems band with Perry Como record "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now?" In 1959 "Mack The Knife" by Bobby Darin hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 9 weeks. In 1961 Neil Sedaka records "Happy Birthday Sweet 16." In 1962 The first Beatles single, "Love Me Do" b/w "P.S. I Love You," is released in the UK. In 1963 Little Richard joins the Everly Brothers' tour. In 1968 "Magic Carpet Ride" by Steppenwolf and "White Room" by Cream both enter the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1970 Violinist, Papa John Creach joins Jefferson Airplane. In 1970 Led Zeppelin's album "Led Zeppelin III" is released. In 1974 "Cat's In The Cradle" by Harry Chapin enters the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1974 "I Honestly Love You" by Olivia Newton-John hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks. In 1978 The Who appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. In 1979 The s