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Music Calendar...

In 1936 Benny Goodman & His Orchestra recorded "Stompin' at the Savoy." In 1957 Elvis Presley recorded "(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear." In 1958 Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock" was the first song ever to enter the U.K. charts at #1. In 1962 The Beatles signed a management contract with Brian Epstein at his office at the NEMS record store in Whitechapel, although Epstein never signed it himself. In 1964 The Osmonds played a musical family on T.V.'s "The Seven Little Foys," starring Mickey Rooney. In 1965 The Animals performed "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" on the "Ed Sullivan Show." In 1966 Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels appeared on T.V.'s "Hullabaloo." In 1969 Jethro Tull made their U.S. concert debut opening for LedZeppelin. In 1969 Donovan's album "Donovan's Greatest Hits" was released. In 1970 Andrew Moog introduced the Moog synthesizer. In 1970 "Evil

Today In History...

In 1556 A deadly earthquake killed 830,000 in Shensi Province, China. In 1742 Charles VII, king of Germany, was elected emperor of the Holy Roman Empire during the War of the Austrian Succession. In 1848 James W. Marshall found a gold nugget at Sutter's Mill in Coloma, California, a discovery that led to the gold rush of 1849. In 1861 The arsenal at Augusta, Georgia, was seized by the Confederacy. In 1899 The rubber heel was patented by Humphrey O'Sullivan. In 1908 The first Boy Scout troop was organized in England by Sir Robert Baden-Powell. In 1916 The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that federal income tax is constitutional. In 1922 Christian K. Nelson of Onawa, Iowa, patented the Eskimo Pie. In 1924 The Soviet Union renamed the city of Petrograd to Leningrad. In 1935 Beer is first sold in cans in Richmond, Virginia. In 1942 A special court of inquiry into America's lack of preparedness for the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor placed much of the blame on the Navy'

Born On This Day...

In 1712 Frederick I (the Great), king of Prussia (1740-86) In 1820 Journalist, Henry Raymond (co-founded the New York Times) In 1860 Businessmen, Bernard Kroger (founded Kroger grocery store chain) In 1862 Novelist, Edith Wharton In 1880 Elisabeth Achelis, inventor of World Calendar In 1883 Actress, Estelle Winwood (Miracle On 34th Street) In 1888 Inventor, Ernst Heinrich Heinkel (first rocket-powered aircraft) In 1910 Singer/actor, Sydney Pepple (voice of Bambi) [d: 10-20-93] In 1915 TV game show producer, Mark Goodson [d: 12-18-92] In 1915 Painter, Robert Motherwell (expressionist movement) [d: 7-16-91] In 1916 Sports announcer, Jack Brickhouse (Cubs) [d: 8-6-98] In 1916 Sports owner, Walter Haas Jr. (Oakland A's) [d: 9-20-95] In 1917 Actor, Ernest Borgnine (McHale's Navy, Airwolf, Single Guy) [d: 7-8-12] In 1918 Evangelist, Oral Roberts (Oral Roberts College) [d: 12-15-09] In 1920 Actor, Jerry Maren (Buster Brown, Lollipop kid-Wizard of Oz) [d: 5-24-18] In 1922 Actress, Ava

Music Calendar...

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

Today In History...

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

Born On This Day...

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

Music Calendar...

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

Today In History...

In 1536 Catherine of Aragon, the first wife of King Henry VIII, died. In 1610 Astronomer Galileo discovers the four major moons of Jupiter. In 1782 The first U.S. commercial bank, the Bank of North America, opened in Philadelphia, PA. In 1789 The first U.S. presidential election was held. A month later, Americans voted for electors who chose George Washington to be the nation's first president. In 1894 One of the earliest motion picture experiments took place at the Thomas Edison studio in West Orange, NJ, as comedian Fred Ott was filmed sneezing. In 1927 Commercial transatlantic telephone service began between New York and London, England. In 1929 "Buck Rogers" and "Tarzan" debuted the first adventure comic strips. In 1942 The World War II siege of Bataan began. In 1953 In his State of the Union address, President Truman announced that the U.S. had developed the hydrogen bomb. In 1955 The opening of the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa was televised for

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Born On This Day...

In 1502 Pope Gregory XIII (created the Gregorian calendar) In 1745 French merchant/inventor Jacques Montgolfier (hot air balloon) In 1800 Millard Fillmore, 13th U.S. president (1850-53) In 1827 Engineer, Sir Sandford Fleming (divided the world into time zones) In 1845 King Louis III (last king of Bavaria) (1913-18) In 1873 Film producer, Adolph Zukor (founded Paramount) [d: 6-10-76] In 1898 TV host, Art Baker (You Asked For It) In 1903 Actor, Alan Napier (Alfred-TV's Batman) [d: 8-8-88] In 1912 Cartoonist, Charles Samuel Addams (The Addams Family) [d: 9-29-88] In 1913 Actor, Francis De Wolff (From Russia With Love) [d: 4-18-84] In 1913 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Johnny Mize [d: 6-2-93] In 1916 Chess player, Paul Keres (won 4 Chess World Olympiads) [d: 6-5-75] In 1922 Actor, Vincent Gardenia (All in the Family, Moonstruck) [d: 12-9-92] In 1922 French flutist, Jean-Pierre Rampal [d: 5-20-00] In 1925 British zoologist/writer, Gerald Durrell [d: 1-30-95] In 1928 Screenwriter, William Bla

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Born On This Day...

In 1367 King Richard II of England (invented the handkerchief) In 1412 French patriot/saint, Joan of Arc In 1799 Fur trader/explorer, Jedediah Smith In 1811 Author, Charles Sumner (leading Reconstruction Senator) In 1822 Archaeologist, Heinrich Schliemann (discovered the city of Troy) In 1838 German composer, Max Bruch In 1854 Detective, Sherlock Holmes (according to Arthur Conan Doyle) In 1864 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Bancroft "Ban" Johnson (American League) In 1871 Russian composer, Aleksandr Scriabin In 1878 American writer/poet, Carl Sandburg (The Prairie Years) In 1880 Silent screen cowboy actor, Tom Mix (Dick Turpin) In 1882 Samuel Rayburn, U.S. Speaker of House (1940-57) In 1911 Comedian/actor, Joey Adams (Back That Fact) [d: 12-2-99] In 1912 Actor/comedian, Danny Thomas (Make Room For Daddy) [d: 2-6-91] In 1913 Actor, Tom Brown (Ed O-Connor-Gunsmoke, Mr. Lucky) [d: 6-3-90] In 1913 Actress, Loretta Young, (The Farmer's Daughter) [d: 8-12-00] In 1918 Singer, Sylvia

Today In History...

In 1540 King Henry VIII of England married his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves. (The marriage lasted about six months and ended in divorce.) In 1759 George Washington and Martha Dandridge Custis were married.In 1838 Samuel Morse made the first public demonstration of the telegraph in Morristown, New Jersey. In 1893 The Great Northern Railway connected Seattle with the east coast. In 1912 New Mexico became the 47th U.S. state. In 1914 The stock brokerage firm of Merrill Lynch was founded. In 1919 Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th U.S. president, died at age 60. In 1930 First diesel engine automobile trip was completed. In 1936 Barbara Hanley became Canada's first woman mayor. In 1941 President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered his "Four Freedoms" speech in which he outlined four goals: freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from want, freedom from fear. In 1942, the Pan American Airways "Pacific Clipper made the first around-the-world commercial airplane flight."

Music Calendar...

In 1957 Elvis Presley made a seventh and final appearance on the "Sullivan Show." In 1958 The Gibson company patented the "Flying V" guitar. In 1958 "At The Hop" by Danny & the Juniors hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 5 weeks. In 1964 The Rolling Stones headlined their first UK tour. In 1965 The Zombies appeared on TV's "Shindig." In 1966, the Beatles' single "Day Tripper" b/w "We Can Work It Out" is certified gold. In 1968 "Happening '68," a variety show with appearances from assorted rock groups debuts. In 1968 Paul Mauriat's "Love Was Blue" and "Mission Impossible" theme by Lalo Schifrin entered the U.S. top 40 charts. In 1968 "Magical Mystery Tour" by the Beatles hit #1 on the U.S. albums chart and stayed there for 8 weeks. In 1971 Neil Young played his first Canadian show in Vancouver, BC. In 1971 "Gypsy Woman" by Brian Hyland was c

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Music Calendar...

In 1950 "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" by Gene Autry is #1 on thecharts. In 1958 The Everly Brothers appear on the "Ed Sullivan Show." In 1958 Sam Cooke appears on TV's "Steve Allen Show." In 1959 Coral Records releases what became Buddy Holly's last single before his death, "It Doesn't Matter Anymore" b/w "Raining in My Heart." In 1962 Tony Sheridan and the Beatles produce "My Bonnie." In 1963 "Walk Right In" by the Rooftop Singers enters the U.S. top 40chart. In 1965 The Supremes record "Stop! In The Name Of Love." In 1967 After receiving his U.S. draft notice, folk singer Jesse Winchester moves to Canada and becomes a Canadian citizen. In 1968 "Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits" is certified gold. In 1970 Barbra Streisand appears on the cover of Newsweek magazine. In 1973 Bruce Springsteen's debut album, "Greetings From Asbury Park," is released. In 1975 "The Wiz,&

Today In History...

In 1589 Catherine de Medici, Queen of France, dies at age 69. In 1781 Benedict Arnold's British naval force burns Richmond, Virginia. In 1895 French Captain Alfred Dreyfus, convicted of treason, is publicly stripped of his rank. (He is later declared innocent.) In 1896 German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen first described X-rays in the Austrian newspaper "Wiener Presse." In 1905 Perrine announces the discovery of Jupiter's 7th satellite, Elara. In 1914 Henry Ford announces a minimum wage of $5.00 for an eight hour day. In 1922 Sir Ernest Shackleton, Antarctic explorer, dies aboard his ship. In 1925 Nellie T. Ross of Wyoming becomes the first U.S. female governor as she finishes out the term of her late husband. In 1933 The 30th U.S. president, Calvin Coolidge, dies at age 60. In 1943 Educator and scientist George Washington Carver dies at age 81. In 1948 Alfred Kinsey's "Sexual Behavior in the Human Male" is published. In 1949 In his State of the Union addre

Born On This Day...

In 1592 Indian emperor, Shah Jahan (built Taj Mahal) In 1779 American Naval hero, Stephen Decatur In 1779 Explorer, Zebulon Pike (sighted Pike's Peak in Colorado) In 1855 Manufacturer, King Camp Gillette (safety razor) In 1874 Physiologist, Joseph Erlanger (shock therapy) In 1875 Filmmaker, James Stuart Blackton (introduced animation) In 1876 German Chancellor, Konrad Adenauer In 1895 Female balloonist, Jeannette Piccard In 1906 Bandleader/cornetist, William "Wild Bill" Davison [d: 11-14-89] In 1908 Actor, George Dolenz (Count of Monte Cristo) [d: 2-8-63] In 1910 Actor, Hugh Brannum (Mr. Greenjeans-Captain Kanagaroo) [d: 4-19-87] In 1911 Actor, Jean-Pierre Aumont (Cat & Mouse, Happy Hooker) [d: 1-30-01] In 1914 Inventor, Aaron Lapin (Reddi-Wip whip cream) [d: 7-10-99] In 1914 Actor, George Reeves (Superman-Adventures of Superman) [d: 6-16-59] In 1918 Astrologer/author, Jeanne Dixon (Gift of Prophecy) [d: 1-25-97] In 1923 Sun Records founder, Sam Phillips (discovered E