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Music Calendar...

In 1950 "The Third Man Theme" by Anton Karas hit #1 on the charts and remained there for 11 weeks. In 1963 The Rolling Stones signed Andrew Loog Oldham as their manager. In 1967 Cindy Birdsong, replacing Florence Ballard, made her first public appearance as a Supreme when the group sang at a Hollywood Bowl charity concert. In 1967 "Respect" by Aretha Franklin entered the U.S. top 40 charts. In 1967 "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You" peaks at #2 on the U.S. top 40 charts. In 1969 President Nixon awarded Duke Ellington with the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his meritorious contributions to American culture. In 1971 Bill Graham announced plans to close the two Fillmores, the East in New York and the West in San Francisco. In 1971 The Jackson Five appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. In 1972 "Tumblin' Dice" by the Rolling Stones entered the U.S. top 40 charts. In 1973 More than 15,000 attending a rock concert featuring Elvin Bis

Born On This Day...

In 1745 Third U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Oliver Ellsworth (1796-1800) In 1854 French mathematician/astronomer, Jules "Henri" Poincare In 1855 Astronomer, William L. Elkin (first to photograph meteors) In 1863 Newspaper publisher, William Randolph Hearst (SF Examiner) In 1879 Conductor, Sir Thomas Beecham (London Symphony Orchestra) In 1893 Chemist, Harold C. Urey (Nobel, 1934) (discovered deuterium) In 1899 Bandleader/arranger, Duke Ellington [d: 5-24-74] In 1901 Japanese emperor, Hirohito (1926-89) [d: 1-7-89] In 1904 Bandleader/composer, Russ Morgan [d: 8-8-69] In 1907 Director, Fred Zinnemann (From Here To Eternity) [d: 3-14-97] In 1909 Actor, Tom Ewell (Seven Year Itch, Baretta) [d: 09-12-94] In 1912 Actor/director, Richard Carlson (I Led Three Lives) [d: 11-25-77] In 1915 Singer, Donald Mills (The Mills Brothers) [d: 11-13-99] In 1919 Actress, Celeste Holm (Anna Rossini-Falcon Crest, Loving) [d: 7-15-12] In 1922 Football coach, George Allen (Rams, Redskins

Today In History...

In 1429 Joan of Arc entered the besieged city of Orleans, France, to lead a victory over the British. In 1857 Headquarters for the U.S. Army Division of the Pacific are permanently established at the Presidio. In 1861 Maryland voted against seceding from the Union. In 1865 New Orleans fell to Union forces during the Civil War. In 1894, several hundred unemployed men known as "Coxey's Army" arrived in Washington, DC, asking Congress for help. In 1913 The zipper was patented by Swedish-born engineer Gideon Sundback. In 1916 Irish nationalists who had seized control of the General Post Office in Dublin surrendered to British authorities. In 1918 Germany's main offensive on the Western Front in World War, I ended. In 1945, during World War II, American soldiers liberated 32,000 Nazi victims in Germany's Dachau concentration camp. In 1946 28 former Japanese leaders were indicted in Tokyo for war crimes. In 1957 The first military nuclear plant opened in Fort Belvoir,

Interesting Facts 4-25-22

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On This Day 4-25-22

  Desert Radio AZ Podcasts · ON THIS DAY 4-25-22

Music Calendar...

In 1931 "Dream A Little Dream Of Me" by Wayne King was #1 on charts. In 1960 "Stuck On You" by Elvis Presley hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for four weeks. In 1964 "Walk On By" by Dionne Warwick entered the U.S. top 40 charts. In 1968 The Beatles refused to perform for the Queen at a benefit for British Olympics. Ringo says, "We don't do benefits." In 1970 "Band Of Gold" by Freda Payne entered the U.S. top 40 charts. In 1970, the interracial rock group Pacific Gas and Electric Company was pelted with beer cans and forced to flee from a racist crowd in Raleigh, NC. In 1970 "Up Around The Bend" by Creedence Clearwater Revival entered the U.S. top 40 charts. In 1970 "ABC" by the Jackson 5 hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for two weeks. In 1973 Sweet's single "Little Willie" and Bette Midler's album "The Divine Miss M" were both certified gold. In 1974 Bea

Today In History...

In 1684 A patent was granted for the thimble. In 1792 A highwayman named Nicolas Jacques Pelletier became the first person under French law to be executed by the guillotine. In 1859 Ground is broken for the Suez Canal. In 1898 The United States formally declared war on Spain. In 1901 New York became the first state to require license plates for cars. The fee was one dollar. In 1910 Atlanta received an inch and a half of snow, setting the record for their season's latest freeze and snowfall. In 1915 During World War I, Allied soldiers invaded the Gallipoli Peninsula in an unsuccessful attempt to take the Ottoman Turkish Empire out of the war. In 1928 Morris Frank received the first guide dog for the blind, a German Shepherd named Buddy. In 1945 Delegates from 50 countries met in San Francisco to organize the United Nations. In 1945 During World War II, U.S. and Soviet forces linked up near Torgau, Germany, on the Elbe River, a meeting that dramatized the collapse of Nazi Germany'

Born On This Day...

In 1284 King Edward II Of England (1307-27) (first Prince of Wales) In 1599 British statesman/military leader, Lord Oliver Cromwell In 1825 Educator, Charles F. Dowd (proposed four standard time zones) In 1840 Russian composer Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky (Swan Lake, Nutcracker) In 1854 Inventor, Charles Sumner Tainter (co-inventor of the radiophone) In 1874 Inventor, Guglielmo Marconi (wireless telegraphy aka radio) In 1893 Silent film actor, Harold Lloyd In 1906 Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan Jr. (1956-90) [d: 7-24-97] In 1908 Journalist/news broadcaster Edward R. Murrow [d: 4-27-65] In 1909 Country singer Karl Farr (Sons of the Pioneers) [d: 9-20-61] In 1912 Gladys L. Presley, mother of Elvis Presley [d: 8-14-58] In 1913 Actor, Russ Conway (Richard Diamond Private Eye) [d: 11-16-00] In 1918 Jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald (First Lady of Jazz) [d: 6-15-96] In 1923 Actress, Anita Bjork (Loving Couples, Night People) [d: 10-24-12] In 1923 Blues singer Albert King (Bad Look Blues) [d:

On This Day 4-12-22

  Desert Radio AZ Podcasts · ON THIS DAY - Brandon Bushwacker - 4:12:22


You got a fine, and your parents knew within the hour. You don't give directions by street names but by references (turn by Nelson's house, go 2 blocks past Anderson's, and it's four houses left of the track field). You can't help but date a friend's ex-boyfriend/girlfriend. The town next to you is considered "trashy" or "snooty," just like your town. You refer to anyone with a house newer than 1980 as "the rich people." You decide to walk somewhere for exercise, and 5 people pull over and ask you if you want a ride somewhere. Your teachers remember when they taught your parents. The closest McDonald's is 45 miles away (or more). Everyone who played sports had to play on every type of team, or there wouldn't be enough people to have a team. You can charge at all the local stores or write checks without any ID.


Last month, Coca-Cola announced a new limited-edition beverage: Coca-Cola Starlight, a red version of the iconic soda with a flavor "inspired by space." They've unveiled Coca-Cola Zero Sugar Byte, a new flavor that is supposed to taste like ... pixels. Over to you. Golf's big event, The Masters, gets underway on Thursday. For the first time in as long as many people can remember, the famous Georgia Peach Ice Cream Sandwiches will NOT be available due to supply chain shortages. The newest flavor of Pepsi to hit store shelves: Maple Syrup flavored. There's a further Cinnamon Toast Crunch spread if you want to make your toast taste like your cereal. Burger King is being sued by someone claiming that their commercials show their burgers much more significant than they actually are. Big Papi, David Ortiz, has introduced his own whiskey and what makes this so special is that the whisky is aged---not in barrels-but in wood from his baseball bats. It's 100 perce

Music Calendar...

In 1961 Barbra Striesand appears on "The Jack Paar Show." In 1964 The Searchers ("Needles & Pins") appeared on the "Ed Sullivan Show." In 1968 "Young Girl" by Gary Puckett & The Union Gap was certified gold. In 1969 "Grazing In The Grass" by Friends Of Distinction, "These Eyes" by Guess Who, and "Atlantis" by Donovan all entered the U.S. top 40 charts. In 1974 The Guess Who hosted a celebrity tennis tournament in Toronto to benefit the National Ballet of Canada. In 1975 "Only Women Bleed" by Alice Cooper, "Bad Time" by Grand Funk, "Magic" by Pilot, and "Sister Golden Hair" by America all entered the U.S. top 40 charts. In 1975 "Lovin' You" by Minnie Riperton was #1 on the U.S. top 40 charts. In 1977 Jackson Browne, John Sebastian, J.D. Souther, Richie Havens, and others played a series of concerts in Tokyo to benefit efforts to protect whales and dolphins.

Born On This Day...

In 1588 Philosopher, Thomas Hobbes In 1649 Philanthropist, Elihu Yale (Yale University named in his honor) In 1726 Benjamin Harrison, signed Declaration of Independence In 1827 Physician, Joseph Lister (founder of aseptic surgery) In 1856 Black educator/social reformer, Booker T. Washington In 1858 Botanist, Washington Atlee Burpee (founded mail-order seed company) In 1871 College football coach, Glenn "Scobey Pop" Warner (Jim Thorpe) In 1894 Aircraft designer, Lawrence Dale Bell (founded Bell Aircraft) In 1900 Actor, Spencer Tracy (Father of the Bride, Boys Town) [d: 6-10-67] In 1901 Presidential aid/ambassador, Chester Bowles [d: 5-25-86] In 1901 Actor/game show host, Melvyn Douglas [d: 8-4-81] In 1905 Actor, Bill Raisch (one armed man-The Fugitive) [d: 7-31-84] In 1908 Actress, Bette Davis (Of Human Bondage, Jezebel) [d: 10-6-89] In 1908 Writer, Mary Hemingway (Ernest Hemmingway Biography) [d: 11-26-86] In 1908 Actor, Grady Sutton (Sturgis-Pruitts of Southhampton) [d: 9-17

Today In History...

In 1614 American Indian princess Pocahontas marries English colonist John Rolfe in Virginia. In 1621 The Mayflower sailed from Plymouth, MA, on a return trip to England. In 1792 George Washington cast the first presidential veto, rejecting a congressional measure for apportioning representatives among states. In 1887 In Tuscumbia, Alabama, teacher Anne Sullivan achieved a significant breakthrough with her blind and deaf pupil, Helen Keller, by conveying the meaning of the word "water." In 1887 In a letter to Bishop Mandell Creighton, British historian Lord Acton wrote, "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." In 1894 11 strikers were killed in a riot at Connellsville, Pennsylvania. In 1895 Oscar Wilde lost his criminal libel case against the Marquess of Queensberry, who'd accused the writer of homosexual practices; Wilde was convicted on a morals charge and was sent to prison. In 1915 Jess Willard defeats Jack Johnson for the heavyweight