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Interesting Facts 12-1-22

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 Adam Sandler Claims His Girls Wrote Hilarious Speech

Adam Sandler claimed his hilarious acceptance speech at the Gotham Independent Film Awards Monday night was written by daughters Sadie and Sunny, ages 16 and 14-but the tone was a lot closer to Sandler's comedy routines than anything teenage girls would say. Sandler claimed the girls had agreed to write the acceptance speech for a tribute award on the condition that he deliver it in that goofy Southern accent you do all your dumb speeches in. Sandler read from his notes "Thank you for giving our daddy, Mr. Adam Sandler, this prestigious lifetime, all-time, primetime, GOAT achievement Tribute Award," using his goofy Southern accent. (Newser)

 Workers dig through trash to recover lost wedding rings

A New Hampshire man who accidentally threw his wife's wedding rings in the trash was able to find them again with some help from sanitation workers. Kevin Butler of Windham said he didn't realize until his trash was at the local transfer station that the napkin he threw in the garbage contained his wife's rings, which had been wrapped up to dry after being cleaned. Butler went back to the transfer station, where he explained the situation. A team reviewed surveillance camera footage to identify the area with 20 tons of trash most likely to contain the bag from Butler's home. When the team finally found the right bag, the rings were literally in the very last napkin in the bag. Butler said he is thankful to have the rings back, even though it meant digging through trash and brought the transfer station workers pizza as a way of thanks. (UPI)

 World's first test run of a hydrogen jet engine a success

Rolls-Royce and European airline easyJet announced that they've successfully tested a hydrogen jet engine - technology the companies hope might eventually help erase aviation's greenhouse gas emissions. Aviation is considered one of the most difficult industries to clean up because it's much harder to make electric planes than electric vehicles. Batteries charged with renewable solar and wind energy are still too bulky for long flights. So airlines and plane manufacturers are working to develop planes that can run on cleaner fuels like hydrogen, which produces water vapor instead of carbon dioxide when burned. (TheVerge)

 BBC journalist detained during Chinese Covid protests

Chinese police beat a BBC journalist in Shanghai and briefly arrested him while he was covering anti-government lock-down protests gripping the nation. He had been filming the crowds at the nation's largest protest in Shanghai on Sunday and held several hours before being freed. China's government said the journalist hadn't presented his press credentials. (BBC)

 Tokyo opens first poop museum

Among the many synonyms for excrement that exist in the Japanese language, the founders of the Tokyo Unko Museum chose the most candid one, unko, to name an irreverent space designed for female Instagram users. With Japanese influencers in mind, Kobayashi filled the museum's rooms with toilets and poop-shaped pieces in shades of turquoise, fuchsia and lemon yellow. The colors follow the palette of the Japanese kawaii aesthetic, which combines the cutesy and the grotesque. There are neon signs with the word poop written in 16 languages. A tearoom serves huge cakes topped with golden feces. Another room features colorful droppings that move when stroked like furry animals. (Elpais)

 Teens build ‘Gingerbread Cathedral,' get out of writing essay

Three teens at a Utah high school made an especially festive gingerbread creation, of towering proportions. The teacher gave three options for the end of the semester, a large multiple choice test, a three-page essay on how to start a mortgage or build a gingerbread house. One of the teens had visited the National Cathedral last year, and fell in love with the architecture of it, so the trio spent nine days creating a plywood form and applying graham crackers, frosting, pretzels, chocolates, Hershey kisses, Sixlets, Jolly Ranchers and gumdrops. When asked if it was worth skipping the essay both boys interviewed answered, "100%." (KSLTV5)

 Dog shoots owner dead

A man in Turkey has been reportedly shot and killed by his own dog on a hunting trip after the pet stepped on the trigger of his shotgun as he loading equipment into the truck of his car. The dog had humped on the back of a friend, stepping on the trigger of a shotgun in the process. The 32-year-old hunter, who reportedly became a father just two weeks earlier, died from a bullet wound in his stomach before paramedics arrived at the scene. Local police originally took one of his hunting companions into custody, but released him later the same day. (Telegraph)

 Monks in Thai temple defrocked for testing positive for meth

A Buddhist temple in central Thailand has been left without monks after all of its holy men failed drug tests and were defrocked. Four monks, including an abbot, have been sent to a health clinic to undergo drug rehabilitation. The temple is now empty of monks and nearby villagers are concerned they cannot do any merit-making. Merit-making involves worshipers donating food to monks as a good deed. More monks will be sent to the temple to allow villagers to practice their religious obligations. (CBSNews)

 Dwayne Johnson Returns to 7-Eleven to 'Exorcise Demon'

Decades after his family left the state, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson returned to Hawaii to make amends and exorcise the chocolate demon that had been gnawing at him for decades: stealing Snicker's bars at a 7-Eleven almost every day for a year on the his way to the gym when his family was broke. In a video posted on Instagram, the 50-year-old Black Adam star returned to the store Sunday and bought all the Snickers bars on the shelves, telling the cashier to give them to anybody who looks like they're stealing Snickers. He also picked up the tabs for other shoppers and posed for selfies with customers. His total came to $298. (Newser)

On This Day 12-1-22

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In 1822 At age 11, Franz Liszt makes his piano-playing debut in Vienna. In 1879 Gilbert & Sullivan's operetta, "H.M.S. Pinafore" opens. In 1940 Glenn Miller is informed by ASCAP that he couldn't use "Moonlight Serenade" as his band's theme song. He had to use "Slumber Song" instead, because of an ASCAP ban. In 1945 Burl Ives makes his concert debut at New York's Town Hall. In 1950 "Frosty The Snowman" by Gene Autry debuts on the U.S. chart. In 1954 Nashville music publisher Fred Rose dies. Rose wrote the Country standard "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain." In 1956 The Leonard Bernstein musical "Candide," based on "Voltaire," opens on Broadway. In 1957 Sam Cooke, Buddy Holly & the Crickets, and the Rays make their national television debut on the "Ed Sullivan Show." In 1958 The Rodgers & Hammerstein musical "Flower Drum Song" opens on Broadway. In 1958 Neil Sedaka signs with

Today In History...

In 1824 The presidential election was turned over to the U.S. House of Representatives when a deadlock occurred. John Quincy Adams is declared the winner. In 1903 The first Christmas Club payment was made to the Carlisle Trust Company Company in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. In 1913 The first drive-in gasoline station opened in Pittsburgh, PA. In 1918 Iceland became an independent state under the Danish crown. In 1919 Lady Astor was sworn in as the first female member of the British Parliament. In 1929 Bingo was invented by Edwin S. Lowe. In 1934 Sergi M. Kirov, a collaborator of Josef Stalin, was assassinated at the Leningrad party headquarters. In 1939 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer made his first appearance in a Montgomery Ward advertising brochure. In 1942 During World War II, nationwide gasoline rationing was enacted in the United States. In 1943 President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Soviet leader Josef Stalin concluded their Tehran conference du

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In 1743 German chemist, Martin Klaproth (discovered uranium) In 1761 Madame Marie Tussaud (created wax museum) In 1872 General Electric president, Gerard Swope (1922-39, 1942-44) In 1886 Mystery writer, Rex Stout (Nero Wolf) In 1896 Songwriter, Ray Henderson (DeSylva, Brown & Henderson) In 1897 Actor, Cyril Ritchard (Captain Hook-Broadway's Peter Pan) In 1899 Robert Welch, founded the John Birch Society In 1910 English ballerina, Alicia Markova [d: 12-2-04] In 1911 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Walter Alston (Dodgers) [d: 10-1-84] In 1912 Architect, Minoru Yamasaki (World Trade Center) [d: 2-6-86] In 1913 Actress/singer, Mary Martin (Peter Pan) [d: 11-3-90] In 1920 Actress/writer, Mary K. Wells (Edge of Night) [d: 8-14-00] In 1921 Actor, Ralph Manza (Jay Drury-Banacek, Bud-Newhart) [d: 1-31-00] In 1922 Actor, Paul Picerni (Agent Lee Hobson-The Untouchables) [d: 1-12-11] In 1923 Actor, Dick Shawn (Producers, Maid To Order, Angel) [d: 4-17-87] In 1923 Former CIA Director, Stansfield Tu

On this Day 11-30-22

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In 1940 Charlie Parker records "I've Found A New Baby" with the Jay McShann Band at KFBI in Wichita, KS. In 1943 Nat "King" Cole and his trio record "Straighten Up and Fly Right." In 1944 "The Trolley Song" by Judy Garland debuts on the charts. In 1965 Sam the Sham & the Pharoahs appear on TV's "Where The Action Is." In 1968 "Son-Of-A Preacher Man" by Dusty Springfield and "Everyday People" by Sly & the Family Stone both enter the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1968 "Love Child" by Diana Ross & The Supremes hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks. In 1969 Simon & Garfunkel's first TV special airs. In 1969 Neil Diamond performs on the "Ed Sullivan Show." In 1972 The BBC bans "Hi, Hi, Hi" by Wings for a supposedly subliminal drug message. In 1973 John Lennon's album "Mind Games" is certified gold. In 1974 "Best of My Love" by

Today In History...

In 1782 The U.S. and Britain sign preliminary peace articles in Paris, ending the Revolutionary War. In 1803 Spain completes the process of ceding Louisiana to France. In 1804 The first U.S. Supreme Court justice to be impeached, Samuel Chase, goes on trial. (He was acquitted.) In 1900 Irish author Oscar Wilde dies in Paris, France. In 1922 Japan launches the Hosho, the first aircraft carrier. In 1936 London's famed Crystal Palace is destroyed by fire. In 1939 The Russo-Finnish War begins as Soviet troops invades Finland overa border dispute. In 1949 Chinese communists capture Chungking. In 1954 Elizabeth Hodges of Sylacauga, Alabama, is injured when an 8 1/2 pound meteorite crashed through the roof of her house. In 1957 Honolulu has record wind gusts of 82mph and beaches on Kauai report 35-foot waves. In 1958 The first guided missile destroyer is launched, at Bath, Maine. In 1962 U Thant of Burma is elected Secretary-General of the UnitedNations, succeeding the late Dag Hammarskjo

Born On This Day...

In 1427 King Casimir IV of Poland (1447-92) In 1554 English poet, Philip Sidney (Arcadia) In 1667 Author/poet, Jonathan Swift (Gulliver's Travels, A Modest Proposal) In 1809 Publisher, Mark Lemon (founded Punch magazine) In 1810 Rifle maker, Oliver Fisher Winchester In 1817 German historian, Theodor Mommsen (Nobel-1902) In 1835 Writer, Samuel Clemens [Mark Twain] (Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn) In 1874 British prime minister, Sir Winston Churchill (1940-45, 1951-55) In 1892 Financier, Cyrus West Field (laid first Atlantic Telegraph cable) In 1898 Football Hall-of-Famer, Roy "Link" Lyman (Bears) In 1913 TV host/editor, John K.M. McCaffery (American Mecury) [d: 10-3-83] In 1915 Singer/guitarist, Brownie McGhee (Brownie & Sonny) [d: 2-16-15] In 1916 Actor, Michael Gwynn (Dunkirk, Barabbas, Cleopatra) [d: 1-29-76] In 1920 Actress, Virginia Mayo (Out of the Blue, White Heat) [d: 1-17-05] In 1923 Actor, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. (77 Sunset Strip, The FBI) [d: 5-3-14] In 1924 Shirl

On This Day 12-29-22

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In 1924 Italian composer Giacomo Puccini dies in Brussels. In 1941 "Chattanooga Choo Choo" by Glenn Miller is #1 on the charts. In 1947 Louis Armstrong performs at Carnegie Hall in New York City. In 1959 Frank Sinatra wins Best Album for "Come Dance With Me" at the second annual Grammy Awards. Bobby Darin wins Best Record for "Mac The Knife." In 1963 The Beatles release "I Want To Hold Your Hand" in the UK. In 1963 "Sugar Shack" by Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs is certified gold. In 1965 Governor John A. Love declares Rolling Stones Day in Colorado. In 1968 John Lennon is convicted for marijuana possession in London and fined $360. In 1969 Bob Dylan appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. In 1969 "Don't Cry Daddy" by Elvis Presley enters the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1969 "Something" b/w "Come Together" by the Beatles is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1972 "I'd Love You To Want Me"

Today In History...

In 1530 Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, onetime advisor to England's King Henry VIII, dies. In 1864 The Colorado militia kills 150 peaceful Cheyenne Indians in what becomes known as the "Sand Creek Massacre." In 1877 Edison makes the first sound recording: "Mary Had a Little Lamb." In 1887 The U.S. receives rights to Pearl Harbor on Oahu, Hawaii. In 1890 The first Army-Navy football game is played, at West Point, New York. Navy defeats Army, 24-0. In 1897 The first oval-track motorcycle races are run in Surrey, England. In 1929 Navy Lt. Commander Richard E. Byrd radios to say that he had made the first airplane flight over the South Pole. In 1934 Chicago beats Detroit in the first nationally broadcast NFL game. In 1945 The monarchy is abolished in Yugoslavia and a republic proclaimed. In 1947 The U.N. General Assembly passes a resolution calling for the partitioning of Palestine between Arabs and Jews. In 1951 First underground atomic explosion at Frenchman Flat, Nevada

Born On This Day...

In 1729 Writer, Charles Thomson (America's first official record keeper) In 1803 Physicist, Christian Doppler (discovered Doppler Effect-colorshift) In 1811 Wendell Phillips, women's suffrage, antislavery, prison reformer In 1816 Morrison R. Waite, seventh Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court In 1818 Canadian publisher, George Brown (Toronto Globe) In 1832 American author, Louisa May Alcott (Little Women) In 1849 Engineer, Sir Ambrose Fleming (invented the diode) In 1866 British astronomer, Ernest William Brown (motion of the moon) In 1876 First female governor, Nellie Taylor Ross (Wyoming) In 1895 Actor/director, Busby Berkeley In 1898 English scholar/sci-fi writer, C.S. Lewis In 1900 Propaganda broadcaster, Mildred E. Gillars (Axis Sally) [d: 6-25-88] In 1906 Actor, Luis Van Rooten (One Man's Family) [d: 6-17-73] In 1908 Congressman/minister, Adam Clayton Powell Jr. [d: 4-4-72] In 1915 Jazz pianist/composer, Billy Strayhorn [d: 5-3-67] In 1916 Actress, Fran Ryan (Doris

On This Day 11-4-22

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KDAZ-DB Movie Critic 11-4-22

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Music Calendar

In 1938 Bing Crosby recorded "You're a Sweet Little Headache" from the film "Paris Honeymoon." In 1943 "Paper Doll" by the Mills Brothers was #1 on the charts. In 1957 "Silhouettes" by the Diamonds entered the U.S. top 40 charts. In 1961 Bob Dylan gave his first significant concert performance at Carnegie Hall and took home twenty dollars. In 1963 The Beatles played a Royal Command performance, inspiring John Lennon to quip, "Those of you in the cheap seats can applaud. The rest of you can rattle your jewelry." In 1964 Gerry & the Pacemakers Gene Pitney and Smokey Robinson & the Miracles appeared on T.V.'s "Shindig." In 1967 The Doors' "Strange Days" L.P. entered the U.S. albums chart. In 1968 Cream gave their first American concert in Providence, RI. In 1967 "I Second That Emotion" by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles entered the U.S. top 40 charts. In 1972 "Living In Th

Today In History

In 1842 Abraham Lincoln married Marry Todd in Springfield, Illinois. In 1862 Dr. Gatling patented the machine gun. In 1880, James and John Ritty of Dayton, Ohio, patented the first cash register. In 1884 Democrat Grover Cleveland was elected to his first term as President, defeating Republican James G. Blaine. In 1904 Harvard stadium was the first facility built for football. In 1922 Howard Carter discovered the entrance of King Tutankhamun's tomb in Egypt. In 1924 Nellie T. Ross of Wyoming was elected the nation's first female governor so that she could serve the remaining term of her late husband, William B. Ross. In 1939 The Packard, the first air-conditioned automobile, was exhibited in Chicago, Illinois. In 1939 The U.S. modified its neutrality stance in World War II, allowing "cash and carry" purchases of arms by belligerents, a policy that favored Britain and France. In 1942 During World War II, Axis forces retreated from El Alamein in North Africa i

Born On This Day

In 1841 Industrialist, Benjamin F. Goodrich (B.F. Goodrich Rubber Co) In 1862 English novelist, Eden Phillpotts In 1874 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Bobby Wallace In 1876 Sculptor, James Fraser (designed the buffalo nickel) In 1879 American writer/actor/humorist, Will Rogers In 1884 Basketball Hall-of-Famer, Robert Douglas (the first black inducted) In 1902 Actor, Frank Jenks (Joe Palooka & Blondie movies) [d: 5-13-62] In 1913 Actor, Gig Young (Kid Galahad, The Rogues) [d: 10-19-78] In 1916 Broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite (CBS News, 1962-81) [d: 7-17-09] In 1916 Inventor, Ruth Handler (Barbie Doll) [d: 4-27-02] In 1917 Actress, Virginia Field (Veils of Bagdad) [d: 1-2-92] In 1918 Actor, Art Carney (The Honeymooners, Harry & Tonto) [d: 11-9-03] In 1918 Actor, Cameron Mitchell (Buck-High Chaparral) [d: 7-6-94] In 1919 Actor, Martin Balsam (Archie Bunker's Place, Catch 22) [d: 2-13-96] In 1919 Bassist, Joe Benjamin (Duke Ellington Band) [d: 1-26-74] In 1923 Brewery executive,

On This Day 11-3-22

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In 1941 Glenn Miller's band recorded "String of Pearls." In 1956 "Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for five weeks. In 1957 The singles "Great Balls Of Fire" by Jerry Lee Lewis and "At The Hop" by Danny & the Juniors were released. In 1958 "Beep Beep" by Playmates entered the U.S. top 40 charts. In 1961 Hank Williams Sr. and Jimmie Rodgers were elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 1962 Billboard magazine dropped the "Western" from its Country chart title. In 1962 "Telstar" by the Tornadoes enters the U.S. top 40 charts. In 1962 "He's A Rebel" by the Crystals hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for two weeks. In 1972 James Taylor married Carly Simon in her New York City apartment. They separated in 1982 and later divorced. In 1973 "Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress)" by Helen Reddy entered the U.S.top 40 chart.

Today In History

In 1839 The first Opium War between China and Britain erupted as two British frigates and a fleet of war junks clashed off the Chinese coast. In 1868 Republican Ulysses S. Grant won the presidential election over Democrat Horatio Seymour. In 1896 Idaho became the first U.S. state to grant voting rights to women. In 1896 Republican William McKinley defeated Democrat William Jennings Bryan for the presidency. In 1900 The first auto show was held at Madison Square Garden in New York City under the auspices of the Automobile Club of America. In 1903 Panama proclaimed its independence from Columbia. In 1908 Republican William Taft was elected the 27th U.S. President defeating William Jennings Bryan. In 1917 First Class Mail now cost 3 cents. In 1918 Poland proclaimed independence from Russia after World War I. In 1930 The Detroit-Windsor tunnel was the first auto tunnel to a foreign country. In 1936 President Franklin D. Roosevelt won a landslide victory over Republican challenge

Born On This Day...

In 1718 Explorer, John Montague [4th Earl of Sandwich] (invented sandwich) In 1793 Pioneer, Stephen F. Austin (principal founder of Texas) In 1794 Poet/editor, William Cullen Bryant (New York Evening Post) In 1845 U.S Supreme Court Chief Justice, Edward Douglass White (1911-21) In 1879 Artic explorer, Vihjalmur Stefansson In 1883 Actor, Ford Sterling (Keystone Kops) In 1887 Publisher, Nat Fleischer (founded the boxing magazine Ring) In 1907 Jazz pianist, Joe Turner (Blues & Stride) [d: 7-21-90] In 1908 Football player, "Bronko" Nagurski (Bears) [d: 1-7-90] In 1909 Columnist, James "Scotty" Reston (New York Times) [d: 12-6-95] In 1918 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Bob Feller (Indians, 3 no-hitters) [d: 12-15-10] In 1919 Actor, Bert Freed (Billy Jack, Norma Rae) [d: 8-2-94] In 1921 Actor, Charles Bronson (Dirty Dozen, Great Escape) [d: 8-30-03] In 1928 Actress, Peggy McCay (General Hospital, Days of Our Lives) [d: 10-7-18] In 1928 Basketball player, George Yardley [d: 8

On This Day 11-2-22

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In 1962 Elvis Presley's film "Girls! Girls! Girls!" premieres. In 1963 After complaining the Go-Go dancers were distracting him, Dionwalks out of a live "Ready, Steady Go" taping. In 1963 "Be True To Your School" by The Beach Boys entered the U.S. top 40 charts. In 1963 The Beatles' album "With The Beatles" was released. In 1966 Mississippi, John Hurt died at the age of 73. Hurt wrote "Coffee Blues," the song that included the phrase "Lovin' Spoonful." In 1966 Paul Revere & the Raiders appeared on T.V.'s "Batman." In 1967 Tom Jones kicked off a 3-week British tour with a show at the Astoria Theatre in London. In 1967 The Move was sued by British Prime Minister Harold Wilson over a postcard featuring a naked caricature of him that promoted the band's single "Flowers In The Rain." In 1967 "To Sir With Love" by Lulu was certified gold. In 1968 Jimi Hendrix's &quo

Today In History...

In 1783 General George Washington issues his "Farewell Address to the Army" near Princeton, New Jersey. In 1889 North Dakota becomes the 39th and South Dakota becomes the 40th U.S. state. In 1917 British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour expresses support for a "national home" for the Jews of Palestine in a statement that came to be known as "The Balfour Declaration." In 1920 KDKA/Pittsburgh goes on the air as America's first commercial radio station, broadcasting returns from the Harding-Cox presidential election. In 1930 Haile Selassie is crowned emperor of Ethiopia. In 1936 The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) inaugurates public "high-definition" TV service with a broadcast from Alexandra Palace in north London. In 1947 Howard Hughes pilots his huge wooden flying boat, known as the "Spruce Goose," for the first and last time over Long Beach Harbor in California. The flight lasts for only a minute. In 1948 President Truman co

Born On This Day...

In 1470 King Edward V of England In 1734 Frontiersman/explorer, Daniel Boone In 1755 Queen Marie Antionette of France In 1795 James K. Polk, 11th U.S. president (1845-1849) In 1815 Irish mathematician, George Boole (Boolean algebra) In 1865 Warren G. Harding, 29th U.S. president (1921-1923) In 1885 U.S. astronomer, Harlow Shapley (sun's position in the galaxy) In 1901 Actor, Paul Ford (John Hall-Phil Silvers) [d: 4-12-76] In 1903 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Travis Jackson (NY Giants) [d: 7-27-87] In 1908 Actor, Reginald Beckwith (39 Steps, Doctor in Love) [d: 6-26-65] In 1913 Actor, Burt Lancaster (From Here To Eternity) [d: 10-20-94] In 1914 Baseball player, Johnny Vander Meer [d: 10-6-97] In 1914 Actor, Ray Walston (My Favorite Martian, Pickett Fences) [d: 1-1-01] In 1920 Actress, Ann Rutherford (Love Finds Andy Hardy) [d: 6-11-12] In 1928 Football player, Leon Hart (Heisman-1949, Lions) [d: 9-24-02] In 1929 Actress, Rachel Ames (Audrey-General Hospital) (93) In 1934 Tennis player, K

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

Today In History...

In 1813 The Battle of the Thames was fought in Upper Canada during the War of 1812 as the British were soundly defeated. In 1892 Four Dalton gang members (notorious for its train robberies) were killed robbing a Coffeyville, Kansas, bank. In 1917 Sentinel, Arizona sets the U.S.'s October high temperature of 116 degrees. In 1921 The World Series was broadcast on radio for the first time, with sports writer Grantland Rice describing the action between the New York Yankees and the New York Giants, who won the series. In 1931 Clyde Pangborn and Hugh Herndon completed the first non-stop flight across the Pacific Ocean, arriving in Washington state 41 hours after leaving Japan. In 1937 Saying, "epidemic of world lawlessness is spreading," President Franklin D. Roosevelt called for a "quarantine" of aggressor nations. In 1941 Former Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis, the first Jewish member of the nation's highest court, died at age 84. In 1947 In the first t

Born On This Day...

In 1713 Encyclopedist, Denis Diderot In 1743 Thomas Stone, signer of the Declaration of Independence In 1789 English explorer William Scoresby (the scientific study of the Arctic) In 1804 Inventor, Robert Parker Parrott (the Parrott Gun) In 1824 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Henry Chadwick (co-wrote baseball rules) In 1829 Chester A. Arthur, 21st U.S. president (1881-1884) In 1864 Photographer, Louis Jean Lumiere (first motion picture in 1895) In 1879 Author/educator/poet, John Erskine In 1882 Physicist, Robert Goddard ("Father of Modern American Rocketry") In 1895 General Walter Bedell Smith (World War II) In 1902 Actor/comedian, Larry Fine (The Three Stooges) [d: 1-24-75] In 1902 McDonald's founder, Ray Kroc [d: 1-14-84] In 1904 Actress, Maxine Elliott Hicks (Just The Ten Of Us) [d: 1-10-00] In 1904 Actor, John Hoyt (Gimme a Break, Tom Dick & Mary) [d: 9-15-91] In 1908 Broadway producer Joshua Logan (South Pacific) [d: 7-12-88] In 1912 Announcer, Tony Marvin (Arthur Godfr