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In 1954 RCA Victor reduced the price of an album to $3.99. In 1955 Elvis Presley's first live appearance was held at the Memphis, TN, auditorium. In 1960 "Earth Angel" composer/singer Jesse Belvin was killed in a car accident. In 1965 "Ferry Cross The Mercy" by Gerry and the Pacemakers entered the U.S. top 40 charts. In 1965 "You Lost That Lovin' Feeling" by the Righteous Brothers hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 charts and stayed there for 2 weeks. In 1966 Simon & Garfunkel and the Animals were musical guests on CBS-TV's "Ed Sullivan Show." In 1970 The New York Post uncovered Charles Manson's fixation with the Beatles' "Helter Skelter." In 1970 John Lennon's single "Instant Karma" was released in the UK on Apple Records. In 1971 Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn debuted on the U.S. Country charts as a duo with "After The Fire Has Gone." In 1971 "For All We Know" by the Carpenters and &q

Today In History...

In 1693 The College of William and Mary was chartered in Williamsburg, VA. In 1778 France became the first nation to recognize American independence. In 1788 Massachusetts became the 6th U.S. state. In 1815 The state of New Jersey issued the first American railroad charter to John Stevens. In 1899, the Senate ratified a peace treaty between the U.S. and Spain. In 1922 The U.S., Britain, France, Italy, and Japan signed a Washington naval arms limitation agreement. In 1933 The 20th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the "lame duck" amendment, went into effect, changing the date of presidential inaugurations from March to January. In 1943 A Los Angeles jury acquitted actor Errol Flynn of three counts of statutory rape. In 1952 Britain's King George VI died and was succeeded to the throne by his daughter Elizabeth II. In 1959 Fidel Castro was interviewed by Edward R. Murrow. In 1959, the U.S. successfully test-fires a Titan intercontinental ballistic missile from Cape Canave

Born On This Day...

In 1637 Toyotomi Hideyoshi unified Japan In 1665 Queen Anne Of England (1702-14) In 1756 Aaron Burr, third U.S. vice-president (1801-05) In 1802 Inventor, Sir Charles Wheatstone (the telegraph) In 1814 Educator, Edward Frederick Sorin (founded the University of Notre Dame) In 1838 English actor Sir Henry Irving (Hamlet) In 1895 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, George Herman "Babe" Ruth (Yankees) In 1899 Mexican actor, Ramon Novarro (Ben Hur, Mata Hari) In 1902 Lawyer, Louis Nizer (defended blacklisted 50's stars) [d: 11-10-94] In 1903 Pianist/composer Claudio Arrau (Boston Symphony) [d: 6-9-91] In 1911 Ronald Reagan, the 40th U.S. president (1981-1989) [d: 6-5-04] In 1913 Actor, John Lund (My Friend Irma, High Society) [d: 5-10-92] In 1914 Actor, Thurl Ravenscroft (voice of Tony the Tiger) [d: 5-22-05] In 1917 Actress, Zsa Zsa Gabor (Man Who Wouldn't Talk, Moulin Rouge) [d: 12-18-16] In 1922 Actor, Patrick Macnee (The Avengers, A View To A Kill) [d: 6-25-15] In 1926 Baseball p

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In 1862 The "Battle Hymn of the Republic," a poem by Julia Ward Howe is published in the Atlantic Monthly. In 1893 Giacomo Puccini's opera "Manon Lescaut" premieres in Turin, Italy. In 1896 The Puccini opera "La Boheme" premieres in Turin. In 1950 RCA introduces the first 45 rpm record player. In 1960 "Wild One" by Bobby Rydell enters the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1963 Bobby Darin purchases the Trinity Music publishing firm. In 1964 Matthew Welsh, the governor of Indiana, issues a ban on "Louie Louie" by the Kingsmen, calling it "pornographic." In 1964 Bob Dylan's album "The Times They Are A Changin'" is released. In 1964 "Dawn (Go Away)" by the Four Seasons enters the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1964 "I Want To Hold Your Hand" by the Beatles hits #1 on the U.S. top40 chart and stayed there for 7 weeks. In 1965 The Rolling Stones' album "The Rolling Stones Now" is released. In 1967

Today In History...

In 1709 Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe was rescued. In 1790 The U.S. Supreme Court convened for the first time at the Royal Exchange Building on Broad Street in New York. In 1861 Texas voted to secede from the Union during the Civil War. In 1862 The "Battle Hymn of the Republic," a poem by Julia Ward Howe, was published in the Atlantic Monthly. In 1867 Bricklayers started working 8-hour days. In 1893 Thomas Edison completed work on the world's first motion picture studio in West Orange, New Jersey. In 1898 The Travelers Insurance Company of Hartford, CT, issued the first auto insurance policy to Dr. Truman J. Martin of Buffalo, New York, for $11.05. In 1914 Pennsylvania created the first movie censorship board. In 1920 The first armored car was introduced. In 1920 The Royal Canadian Mounted Police was formed when the RoyalNorthwest Mounted Police merged with the Dominion Police. In 1943 One of America's most decorated military units of World War II, the 442nd Regi

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In 1791 Inventor, Charles J. Sax (saxophone) In 1805 French revolutionary leader, Auguste Blanqui In 1828 Financier/industrialist, Meyer Guggenheim In 1838 Cartoonist, Joseph Keppler (founded the first successful U.S. weekly) In 1844 Psychologist/educator Granville Hall (developed child psychology) In 1850 Politician, Hattie Caraway (the first woman elected to U.S. Senate) In 1859 Conductor/songwriter Victor August Herbert (Babes in Toyland) In 1887 Author/publisher Harry Scherman (co-founded the Book of the Month club) In 1894 Songwriter, Herman Hupfield (As Time Goes By) In 1894 Jazz pianist/composer James Price Johnson (Charleston) In 1895 Film director John Ford (The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance) In 1901 Actor, Clark Gable (Gone With The Wind) [d: 11-16-60] In 1902 Poet/playwright Langston Hughes (The Weary Blues) [d: 5-22-67] In 1904 Trombonist, Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton (Duke Ellington) [d: 7-20-46] In 1904 Author, S.J. Perelman (Around The World In 80 Days) [d: 10-17-79]

Music Calendar...

In 1955 RCA demonstrated the first music synthesizer. In 1958 Little Richard quit music at the height of his fame to attend evangelism college, where he stayed for 4 years. In 1959 Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper play Duluth, Minnesota, three days before their fatal plane crash. In 1963 17-year-old Neil Young performed his first professional gig at a country club in Winnipeg, Canada. In 1963 Tony Sheridan & the Beat Brothers recorded "What'd I Say" and "Ruby Baby." In 1963 The Beach Boys recorded "Surfin' USA." In 1968 "Judy In Disguise With Glasses" by John Fred & his Playboy Band and "Bend Me, Shape Me" by the American Breed were certified gold. In 1969 Bobby Darin walked off the "Jackie Gleason Show" when he was not allowed to sing "Long Line Rider." In 1970 Creedence Clearwater Revival began work on a TV special. In 1970 Phil Leash and Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead were arrested on

Today In History...

In 1606 Guy Fawkes, convicted for his part in the Gunpowder Plot against the English Parliament and King James I, is executed. In 1862 Telescope maker Alvin Clark discovered the dwarf companion of Sirius. In 1865 General Robert E. Lee is named general-in-chief of the Confederate armies. In 1917 Germany serves noticed that it was beginning a policy of unrestricted submarine warfare. In 1934 President Franklin D. Roosevelt devalued the dollar about gold. In 1944 During World War II, U.S. forces began invading Kwajalein Atoll and other parts of the Japanese-held Marshall Islands. In 1945 U.S. Army Private Eddie Slovik was shot by an American firing squad in France during World War II, becoming the only American soldier executed for desertion since the Civil War. In 1948 The magnetic tape wire recorder was developed by Wireway. In 1949 "These Are My Children," TV's first soap opera, began on NBC. In 1950 President Harry Truman announced he had ordered the development of the h

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In 1797 Austrian composer, Franz Schubert In 1830 Journalist, James Gillespie Blaine (co-founded Republican Party) In 1831 Inventor, Rudolph Wurlitzer (electric playing organs) In 1868 Chemist, Theodore Richards (atomic weights) (Nobel-1914) In 1875 American novelist Zane Gray (America West) In 1881 Physical chemist Irving Langmuir (Nobel-1932) In 1892 Comedian, Eddie Cantor (Colgate Comedy Hour) [d: 10-10-64] In 1894 Actor, Percy Helton (Homer Cratchit-The Beverly Hillbillies) In 1903 Actress, Tallulah Bankhead (Black Widow-TV's Batman) [d: 12-12-68] In 1903 Publisher, Gardner Cowles (founded Look Magazine) [d: 7-8-85] In 1912 Actor, John Boylan (Twin Peaks) [d: 11-16-94] In 1913 Football Hall-of-Famer, Don Hutson (Packers) [d: 6-26-97] In 1913 Football Hall-of-Famer, Wayne Millner (Redskins) [d: 11-19-76] In 1914 Boxer, "Jersey" Joe Walcott (heavyweight champ 1951-52) [d: 2-25-94] In 1915 TV personality Garry Moore (I've Got A Secret) [d: 11-28-93] In 1919 Baseball

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Music Calendar...

In 1958 Little Richard enrolled at Oakwood theological college in Huntsville, AL, and later became an ordained Seventh-Day Adventist minister. In 1962 Chubby Checker had four albums in the U.S. top 10, the first time a non-middle-of-the-road act had achieved such success. In 1962 "Hey Baby!" by Bruce Channel entered the U.S. top 40 charts. In 1962 "Peppermint Twist - Part 1" by Joey Dee & the Starliters hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 charts and stayed there for 3 weeks. In 1962 "Can't Help Falling In Love" by Elvis Presley was certified gold. In 1963 Neil Sedaka appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show." In 1964 The Rolling Stones appeared as judges on the British "rate-a-record" TV show "Juke Box Jury." In 1967 The Beatles signed a 9-year worldwide contract with EMI records. In 1968 The Bee Gees played their first U.S. show in Anaheim, CA. In 1968 Otis Redding's single "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay" entered

Today In History...

In 1880 Thomas Edison is granted a patent for an electric incandescentlamp. In 1888 The National Geographical Society is formed. In 1926 John Logie Baird makes the first public TV demonstration. In 1943 The first all-American air raid takes place against Germany during World War II, as some 50 bombers struck Wilhelmshaven. In 1944 During World War II, the Soviet Union announces the end of the deadly German siege of Leningrad, which had lasted more than two years. In 1945 During World War II, Soviet troops liberate the Nazi concentration camps Auschwitz and Birkenau in Poland. In 1948 The first tape recorder is sold. In 1951 The U.S. Air Force drops a one-kiloton atomic bomb on Frenchman Flats in the Nevada desert. In 1964 Senator Margaret Chase Smith of Maine tries for the Republican presidential bid. In 1967 A flash fire aboard the spacecraft Apollo I kills astronauts Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom, Edward H. White and Roger B. Chaffee. In 1967 Representatives from more than 60 nat

Born On This Day...

In 1756 Austrian composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart In 1832 Author/mathematician Lewis Carroll (Alice In Wonderland) In 1834 Chemist, Dmitri Mendeleev (periodic table of elements) In 1850 Labor leader Samuel Gompers (the first president of the AFL) In 1859 German emperor Kaiser Wilhelm II (1888-1918) In 1885 Broadway composer Jerome Kern (Showboat, Roberta) In 1891 Soviet writer, Ilya Ehrenburg In 1894 Fritz Pollard, an early black NFL star (1920-26) In 1895 Songwriter, Buddy DeSylva (DeSylva, Brown, and Henderson) In 1900 Admiral Hyman G. Rickover (modern nuclear navy) [d: 7-9-86] In 1901 Sports owner Art Rooney (Steelers) [d: 8-25-88] In 1903 Physiologist, John Carew Eccles (brain impulses) [d: 5-2-97] In 1905 Actor, Howard McNear (Floyd-Andy Griffith Show) [d: 1-3-69] In 1907 Actress, Joyce Compton (Mighty Joe Young) [d: 10-13-97] In 1908 Publisher/editor William Randolph Hearst Jr. [d: 5-14-93] In 1910 Actress, Joan Bennett (Elizabeth-Dark Shadows) [d: 12-7-90] In 1911 Actress, Bena

New Product: Ceramic-Like Tiles Made Entirely of Fish Scales.

To come up with a renewable, biodegradable design material that eliminates a landfill waste stream, French designers propose covering the walls of your home with fish scales. In reality, the idea is an elegant tile made from fish scales. It's called Scalite, and it separates then combines naturally occurring minerals and the collagen in the fish scales to create a beautiful, durable, naturally fire-resistant tile. While it's difficult to zero in on reliable supply chains of fish scales, even on the most recycling-conscious continent of Europe, the square or rectangular tiles of Scalite are priced in between common natural stone like white Corian and marble, at about $35 per square foot. (GoodNewsNetwork)

Dog shoots and kills man on a Kansas hunting trip.

Officials said that a 32-year-old man who was killed in a shooting in southern Kansas over the weekend was shot by a dog who stepped on a rifle. Upon arrival, deputies found a 32-year-old man from Wichita suffering from a gunshot wound to the back. CPR was performed, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim was sitting in the front passenger seat of a pickup truck carrying hunting gear and a rifle in the backseat. The investigation concluded that a dog, which belongs to the owner of the vehicle, stepped on the gun in the backseat, causing it to fire a single round which killed the passenger. (BNONews)

Twitter Sued for Not Paying Rent on Its Headquarters.

More landlords are taking Twitter to court over unpaid rent, this time at the social media company's headquarters in San Francisco and its British offices-the latest sign that owner Elon Musk's extreme cost-cutting strategy includes simply not paying the bills. According to California court documents, Twitter is facing a lawsuit over allegations it failed to pay rent for its head office. Meanwhile, the owner of its premises in central London said it's taking the company to court over rental debt. Musk is slashing costs after his $44 billion deal last year to buy Twitter left the company on the hook for about $1 billion in annual interest payments. This month, Twitter has already been taken to court for falling behind on rent at another San Francisco office. (Newser)

British Columbia artist creates the world's largest spice painting.

A British Columbia artist earned a Guinness World Record when she used spices to paint a butterfly measuring 908.39 square feet. Preethi Vijay of Surrey used turmeric, paprika, and clove in her painting, which Guinness World Records confirmed as the world's largest spice painting. Vijay, a former software engineer, is a self-taught artist who now sells her works on social media. The artist said she became interested in working with natural materials and loved working with coffee. Then she suddenly had this idea to work with spices like turmeric and paprika -- vibrant colors. Vijay said the giant cloth for her record-breaking spice painting was sourced from her hometown of Chennai, India, and her paint was made from a mixture of 11 pounds of spices. (UPI)

A rare 17-pound meteorite was discovered in Antarctica.

During a recent excursion to the icy plains of Antarctica, an international team of researchers discovered five new meteorites - including one of the largest ever found on the continent. The rare meteorite is about the size of a cantaloupe but weighs 17 pounds. The specimen is one of only about 100 that size or larger discovered in Antarctica, a prime meteorite-hunting location where more than 45,000 space rocks have been tracked down. The exceptional find is heading to the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences in Brussels, where it will be studied. And Maria Valdes, a research scientist at Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History and the University of Chicago who was part of the expedition team, has kept some of the material for her own analysis. (CNN)

A milk truck overturns and spills 12,000 gallons of cow juice.

Not all heroes wear capes, remember? Sometimes they drive milk trucks. A Michigan county sheriff's department received a call at almost 3 a.m. and responded to find a 57-year-old tanker truck driver and an overturned truck. The driver was headed southbound when a northbound SUV crossed the center line into the southbound lane. Instead of pulling a "Mad Max: Fury Road" move and killing the SUV driver, the truck driver swerved to avoid the collision. Deputies said alcohol was not a factor in the truck driver's actions. Since 18-wheelers don't like the word "swerve," the truck rolled on its side in a field next to the road. Since tanker trailers don't like the word "rolled," it disgorged 12,000 gallons of milk into the area. The driver, who was wearing a seatbelt and wasn't hurt, estimated the load's value at $25,000. (Autoblog)

SC man replies to the Facebook post of a WANTED poster.

A South Carolina fugitive took to Facebook to defend himself -- on a Facebook post featuring a "wanted" photo with his own face on it. The McCormick County Sheriff's Department says the man is "wanted in multiple jurisdictions and is known to be armed and dangerous.' The Sheriff's Office put out a wanted poster featuring him and encouraging the public not to approach him. He seemed to disagree with how he was being portrayed and thought the comments section was the appropriate place to defend himself. He stated that he was not dangerous and did not even own a weapon. He added that the cops tell lies and that the sheriff's office needs to be investigated because they break the law and abuse people's rights there daily. Deputies responded that there are two sides to every story and hoped he turned himself in the next day. Or, they offered that he could come in that night as they work 24/7. If not, they would be seeing him soon. (WSB-TV)

Earth's inner core may have started spinning in the other direction.

New research says that the earth's inner core, a hot iron ball the size of Pluto, has stopped spinning in the same direction as the rest of the planet and might even be rotating the other way. Roughly 3,100 miles below the Earth's surface, this "planet within the planet" can spin independently because it floats in the liquid metal outer core. Precisely how the inner core rotates has been a matter of debate between scientists - and the latest research is expected to prove controversial. What little we know about the inner core comes from measuring the tiny differences in seismic waves as they pass through the middle of the Earth. (CBSNews)

Artwork Covered in Bird Droppings Sells for $3 Million.

An oil sketch done by Dutch Master Anthony van Dyck is going up for auction soon after being found discarded in a farm shed covered with bird droppings. Bought on a hunch for $600 in 2002 from an estate auction, it's predicted to sell for $3 million when it goes up at Sotheby's. A Study of Saint Jerome, created between 1612 and 1618, is one of only two known live model works completed by the painter Anthony van Dyck. (GoodNewsNetwork)

Music Calendar...

In 1911 The Richard Strauss opera "Der Rosenkavalier" premieres in Dresden, Germany. In 1938 Benny Goodman opened at the Paramount Theatre in New York. In 1946 "Let It Snow Let It Snow Let It Snow" by Vaughn Monroe was #1 on the charts. In 1956 Buddy Holly began his first recording session in Nashville. In 1958 Buddy Holly and the Crickets made their second appearance on the "Ed Sullivan Show" performing "Oh Boy." Jimmie Rodgers also appears and sings "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine." In 1962 Buffalo's Catholic Dioceses banned "The Twist" from Catholic schools. In 1963 "Walk Like A Man" by the Four Seasons entered the U.S. top 40 charts. In 1963 "Walk Right In" by the Rooftop, Singers hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 charts and stayed there for 2 weeks. In 1966 The Animals' Eric Burdon sang lead vocals for Manfred Mann at a London concert. In 1970 Elvis Presley returned to Las Vegas to open his second month-long

Today In History...

In 1784 In a letter to his daughter, Benjamin Franklin expressed unhappiness over the eagle's choice as the symbol of America and described his preference: the turkey. In 1788 The first European settlers in Australia, led by Captain Arthur Phillip, landed in present-day Sydney. (The party included 700 convicts from England.) In 1802 Congress passed an act calling for a library to be established within the U.S. Capitol. In 1837 Michigan became the 26th U.S. state. In 1841 Hong Kong proclaimed a sovereign territory of Britain. In 1861 Louisiana became the 6th state to secede from the union. In 1870 Virginia rejoined the Union. In 1871 The American income tax was repealed. In 1875 The first electric dental drill was patented. In 1939 Principle photography began for David O. Selznick's movie version of "Gone With The Wind." In 1942 The first American expeditionary force to arrive in Europe during World War II went ashore in Northern Ireland. In 1950 India became a republi

Born On This Day...

In 1715 French philosopher, Claude Helvetius In 1763 Charles XIV, king of Sweden and Norway (1818-44) In 1826 Julia Dent Grant, wife of President Ulysses S. Grant In 1831 Writer, Mary Dodge (Hans Brinker & the Silver Skates) In 1880 U.S. 5-star General Douglas MacArthur (World War II) In 1904 Irish statesman Sean MacBride (Nobel-1974) [d: 1-15-88] In 1905 Actor, Charles Lane (Homer Bedloe-Petticoat Junction) [d: 7-9-07] In 1905 Singer, Maria Von Trapp (inspired The Sound of Music) [d: 3-28-87] In 1907 Golfer, Henry Cotton (British Open, 1934, 37, 48) [d: 12-22-87] In 1908 Actress, Jill Esmond (Adventures of Robin Hood) [d: 7-28-90] In 1908 French violinist Stephane Grappelli [d: 12-1-97] In 1908 Actor, Vito Scotti (Police Captain-The Flying Nun) [d: 6-5-96] In 1912 Puppeteer, Cora Baird (Kukla, Fran & Ollie) [d: 12-7-67] In 1913 Actor, William Prince (Stepford Wives, Spies Like Us) [d: 10-8-96] In 1913 Songwriter, Jimmy Van Heusen (Love & Marriage) [d: 2-7-90] In 1915 Actor

KDAZDB New York City Vehicle Emissions Absorbed By Its Greenery

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Research Shows Laser-Guided Lightning Is Possible

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1 in 5 people admit to snacking while bathing or on the toilet!

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United Airlines Cared For And Adopted An Abandoned Puppy

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The price of solar panels is set to plunge

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Man who broke into a school during blizzard gets Super Bowl tickets

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Today In History...

In 1644 The first UFO sighting in America was by perplexed Pilgrims in Boston. In 1778 Captain James Cook discovered the Hawaiian Islands, which he dubs the "Sandwich Islands." In 1788 The first English settlers arrived in Australia's Botany Bay to establish a penal colony. In 1862 John Tyler, the 10th U.S. president, died at age 71. In 1871 William of Prussia was proclaimed the first emperor of Germany. In 1911 The first landing of an aircraft on a ship took place when pilot Eugene B. Ely brought his plane in for a safe landing on the deck of the U.S.S. Pennsylvania. In 1912 English explorer Robert F. Scott and his expedition reached the South Pole, only to discover that Roald Amundsen had beaten them to it. In 1919 The World War I Peace Congress opened in Versailles, France. In 1936 Author Rudyard Kipling died in Burwash, England. In 1943 The Soviets announced the end of the Nazi Siege of Leningrad. In 1943 A wartime ban on the sale of pre-sliced bread in the U.S., aime

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In 1779 Physician, Peter Roget (created the thesaurus and invented the slide rule) In 1782 American orator/politician, Daniel Webster In 1813 Inventor, Joseph Farwell Glidden (barbed wire) In 1848 Swimmer, Matthew Webb (the first to swim across the English Channel) In 1849 Sir Edmund Barton, the first prime minister of Australia (1900-03) In 1854 Engineer, Thomas A. Watson (Alexander Graham Bell's assistant) In 1882 English author A.A. Milne (Winnie the Pooh) In 1888 Aviator, Sir Thomas Sopwith (designed the WWI Sopwith Camel plane) In 1892 Actor/comedian Oliver Hardy (Laurel and Hardy) In 1896 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Bill McGowan (umpire) In 1904 Actor, Cary Grant (North By Northwest) [d: 11-29-86] In 1913 Actor/comedian Danny Kaye (White Christmas, Cosby Show) [d: 3-3-87] In 1918 Actor, Norman Chaney (Chubby-Our Gang) [d: 5-3-36] In 1920 Actor, Sid Newman (Larry Sanders Show, Seinfeld) [d: 4-10-01] In 1922 Actor, Bob Bell (Bozo The Clown on WGN/Chicago) [d: 12-8-97] In 1931 Opera

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In 1706 Statesman/inventor Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanac) In 1732 Stanislaw II, the last king of Poland (1764-95) In 1771 Novelist, Charles Brockden Brown (father of the American novel) In 1857 Inventor, Eugene Augustin Lauste (first sound-on-film recording) In 1860 Dramatist/playwright Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (The Cherry Orchard) In 1863 British prime minister David Lloyd George (1916-22) In 1863 Actor/director, Konstantin Stanislavsky In 1884 Director Mack Sennett (created the Keystone Kops) In 1899 Famed mobster, Al Capone In 1899 American educator, Robert Maynard Hutchins In 1900 Inventor, George Sperti (Preparation H) [d: 4-30-91] In 1903 Game show host/actor Warren Hull (Strike It Rich) [d: 9-14-74] In 1919 Broadcast journalist Dallas Townsend (CBS) [d: 6-1-95] In 1920 Country singer Walter Butler Bailes (Bailes Brothers) [d: 11-27-00] In 1921 Actor, Dale Berti (John Taylor-Guns Of Paradise) [d: 11-26-91] In 1921 Cartoonist, Antonio Prohias (Mad Magazine) [d: 2-24

Today In History...

In 1562 French Protestants, also known as Huguenots, are recognized under the Edict of St. Germain. In 1733 Polar bears are exhibited for the first time in Boston. In 1773 Captain James Cook became the first to cross the Antarctic Circle. In 1806 President Thomas Jefferson's daughter, Martha, gave birth to James Madison Randolph, the first child born in the White House. In 1871 The first cable car was patented by Andrew S. Hallidie. In 1893 Rutherford B. Hayes, the 19th U.S. president died at age 70. In 1893 Hawaii's monarchy was overthrown as a group of white businessmen and sugar planters forced Queen Liliuokalani to abdicate. In 1917 The U.S. paid Denmark $25 million for the Virgin Islands. In 1945 During World War II, Soviet and Polish forces liberated Warsaw from the Nazis. In 1945 Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, credited with saving tens of thousands of Jews from the Nazis, disappeared in Hungary while in Soviet custody. In 1946 The United Nations security council held

Music Calendar...

In 1936 Bill Monroe began his first recording sessions. In 1957 "Don't Knock The Rock," a film starring Bill Haley, Little Richard, Fats Domino, The Platters, Gene Vincent, and Alan Freed, opened at London's Astoria cinema. In 1965 The Rolling Stones recorded "The Last Time," the first A-side single written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards. In 1966 The Outsiders' single "Time Won't Let Me" was released. In 1968 Manfred Mann's "The Mighty Quinn" was #1 on the UK top 40 chart. In 1969 "Lady Samantha" by Reginald Kenneth Dwight (aka Elton John) was released in England on Philips Records. In 1970 The Doors' 2-night stand at the Felt Forum in New York was recorded for their forthcoming album, "Absolute Live." In 1970 Soul giant Billy Stewart, 32, is killed in a car crash. In 1970 "Psychedelic Shack" by Temptations entered the U.S. top 40 charts. In 1971 Marvin Gaye sang the National Anthem at Su

Connecticut family finds bear hibernating under deck

A Connecticut family said they were shocked to discover something unexpected underneath their deck -- a hibernating black bear. A man said he and his girlfriend were in the backyard of his parent's home when their dog started barking at the back deck. He turned his head as he followed his girlfriend inside and saw the bear staring right at him. The family contacted the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, which advised them to leave the bear under the family deck to hibernate for the winter. The man dubbed the bear Marty and decided to make TikTok and Instagram accounts for the bear when a video his sister posted online went viral. (UPI)

Arsonists Set Themselves on Fire

A video has surfaced of two arsonists setting themselves on fire while attempting to burn down an immigration services business in California. Fox 11 obtained footage of the fire from a Ring security camera. In the surveillance footage, two unidentified masked individuals approach the business and begin dousing the building with what appears to be gasoline or some other lighter fluid. A fire immediately engulfs both men when one of the suspects attempts to ignite the liquid. The pair are seen running away with flames trailing in their wake. (Yahoo)

In 'Hilarious' Move, Passenger Calls 911 on the Cops

A passenger being driven by a suspected drunk driver who allegedly reached speeds over 100mph called 911 on Sunday but did not report the driver. Instead, in what Washington State Patrol Trooper Ryan Senger calls a "hilarious" move, the passenger called police on the police, claiming the pursuit of the vehicle violated the occupants' constitutional rights. A trooper reportedly began pursuing the Ford F-150 after midnight after noticing the vehicle weaving in and out of lanes on State Route 27 in Spokane Valley. A person in the vehicle then "called county 911, who transferred them to us," Senger explained. According to Senger, the vehicle's driver and two passengers believed police were forbidden from high-speed chases under reforms adopted by the state legislature in 2021. Not so. House Bill 1054 allows pursuits if there is reasonable suspicion that a person is driving under the influence, has committed a violent or sexual crime, or is an escaped felon. Poli