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In 1932 Louis Armstrong plays the London Palladium for the first time. In 1939 Bandleader Erskine Hawkins first records "Tuxedo Junction." In 1942 "Jingle Jangle Jingle" by Kay Kyser is #1 on the charts. In 1953 Elvis Presley records "My Happiness" as a gift for his mother. The so-called vanity disc was his first recording. In 1960 "It's Now Or Never" by Elvis Presley and "Walk Don't Run" by the Ventures both enter the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1960 "I'm Sorry" by Brenda Lee hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks. In 1964 "A Hard Day's Night" by the Beatles enters the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1964 "Rag Doll" by The Four Seasons hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks. In 1966 Bobby Fuller ("I Fought The Law") is found dead in his car in Los Angeles. No conclusive cause of death was ever established. In 1968 "Grazin' in the Grass"

Today In History...

In 64 The Great Fire of Rome begins and lasts for several days. In 1536 The Pope's authority is declared void in England. In 1792 American naval hero John Paul Jones dies in Paris at age 45. In 1872 Britain introduces secret ballot voting. In 1918 During World War I, American and French forces launch a counter-offensive against the German between the Aisne and Marne Rivers in France. In 1927 Ty Cobb hit safely for the 4,000th time in his career. In 1931 The first air-conditioned ship, "Mariposa," is launched. In 1932 U.S. and Canada sign a treaty to develop St. Lawrence Seaway. In 1936 The Spanish Civil War begins as General Francisco Franco leads an uprising of army troops based in Spanish North Africa against a socialist coalition government in Madrid. In 1938 Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan arrives in Ireland after he left New York for California. In 1940 The Democratic National Convention nominates President Franklin D. Roosevelt for an unprecedented third term

Born On This Day...

In 1720 British naturalist Gilbert White In 1811 Novelist, William Makepeace Thackeray (Vanity Fair) In 1890 U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles E. Wilson (1953-57) In 1894 Actor, Richard Dix (The Ten Commandments, Cimarron) In 1903 Actor, Chill Wills (voice of Francis The Talking Mule) [d: 12-15-78] In 1906 Dramatist/playwright Clifford Odets [d: 8-15-63] In 1908 Actress, Lupe Velez (Redhead From Manhattan, Nana) [d: 12-14-44] In 1909 Soviet diplomat, Andrei Gromyko [d: 7-2-89] In 1909 Actress, Harriet Hilliard Nelson (Ozzie & Harriet) [d: 10-02-94] In 1911 Actor, Hume Cronyn (World According to Garp, Cocoon) [d: 6-15-03] In 1913 Actor, Marvin Miller (Space Patrol, Millionaire) [d: 2-8-85] In 1913 Comedian/actor Red Skelton (Red Skelton Show) [d: 9-17-97] In 1914 U.S. runner Mack Robinson (Olympic-Silver-1932) [d: 3-12-00] In 1917 Actress, Pamela Brown (Alice in Wonderland, Dracula) [d: 9-18-75] In 1918 South African President Nelson Mandela [d: 12-5-13] In 1920 Actor, Dolph Sweet (

HEADLINES TRUTH OR TRASH

"Virginia woman buys six lottery tickets, wins six times!" Truth! A Virginia woman bought six identical tickets for the same Pick 5 drawing and ended up winning six times, for a grand total of $180,000. "Man With Two Heads Cuts Headaches in Half!" Trash! And when you think about it, the cost of owning hats would double. "Mysterious plane found abandoned at side of Florida road!" Truth! Authorities in Florida are trying to solve the mystery of a plane found abandoned at the side of a Bay County road. "Republican National Convention To Host Jell-O Wrestling Night!" Trash! They should really save that for the next debate. "HOV lane driver's passenger was a dummy head!" Truth! The Washington State Patrol said a driver polled over for speeding in the high-occupancy vehicle lanes had a surprise in her back seat -- her passenger was a mannequin bust. "Nostradamus Predicted This Year's Presidential Race!" Trash! No way would h

On This Day 7-17-24

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Music Calendar...

In 1937 "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" by Shep Fields is #1 on the charts. In 1939 Cab Calloway records "Jumpin' Jive," considered to be the first million selling R&B record. In 1942 "Just As Though You Were Here" by Tommy Dorsey hits the charts. In 1959 Blues great Billie Holiday dies of an herion overdose. In 1965 ABC-TV airs a portion of the Beatles' "Help!" In 1965 "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag" by James Brown, "The Tracks Of My Tears" by the Miracles and "Unchained Melody" by the Righteous Brothers all enter the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1967 Jimi Hendrix opens for the Monkees in Forest Hills, New York. In 1968 The Beatles' animated film "Yellow Submarine" premieres in London. In 1971 "Sweet Hitch-Hiker" by Creedence Clearwater Revival, "I Just Want To Celebrate" by Rare Earth and "Ain't No Sunshine" by Bill Withers all enter the U.S. top 40 chart. In 19

Today In History...

In 1821 Spain formally ceded Florida to the United States. In 1841 The British humor magazine "Punch" is first published. In 1850 Harvard Observatory takes the first photograph of a star (Vega). In 1898 During the Spanish-American War, Spain surrenders to the U.S. at Santiago, Cuba. In 1917 The British royal family adopts the name "Windsor." In 1935 Variety publishes its famous headline "Sticks Nix Hick Pix" (which might be translated as "rural America dislikes rural-themed movies"). In 1938 Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan takes off from New York, saying he was headed for Los Angeles, but ends up in Ireland the next day. In 1944 322 people are killed when a pair of ammunition ships exploded in Port Chicago, California. In 1945 President Truman, Soviet Premier Josef Stalin and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill begin meeting at Potsdam in the final Allied summit of World War II. In 1948 The Republic of Korea is founded. In 1948 Southe

Born On This Day...

In 1744 Elbridge Gerry, 5th U.S. vice-president (invented gerrymander) In 1763 German fur trader/financier, John Jacob Astor In 1891 Actor, Stanley Ridges (Possesed, Sgt. York, Mr. Ace) In 1891 King Haile I Selassie (Ethiopia emperor, 1930-74) In 1898 American photography pioneer, Berenice Abbott In 1889 Novelist/attorney, Erle Stanley Gardner (created Perry Mason) In 1899 Actor, James Cagney (Yankee Doodle Dandy) [d: 3-30-86] In 1900 Actor, Marcel Dalio (Casablanca) [d: 11-20-83] In 1905 Actor, William Gargan (Martin Kane, Ellery Queen) [d: 2-16-79] In 1912 TV host, Art Linkletter (People Are Funny, House Party) [d: 5-26-2010] In 1914 Actress, Lucille Benson (Lilly-Bosom Buddies) [d: 2-17-84] In 1915 U.S. platform diver, Dorothy Poynton (Olympic-Gold-1932) [d: 5-18-95] In 1917 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Lou Boudreau (Indians, 1938-50) [d: 8-10-01] In 1917 Comedian, Phyllis Diller (Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number) [d: 8-20-12] In 1918 Country singer/guitarist, Red Sovine [d: 4-4-80] In 1920

"Revelation" by John Rich featuring Sonya Isaacs

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Music Calendar...

In 1959 Joan Baez makes her first recording, a duet with Bob Gibson, recorded live at the Newport Folk Festival. In 1960 "Alley-Oop" by Hollywood Argyles is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1962 British record producer, Joe Meek, writes "Telstar" to commemorate the first transatlantic satellite broadcast. It was performed by a group of session musicians who became the Tornados. In 1964 The Supremes first #1 hit, "Where Did Our Love Go," enters the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1967 Kenny Rogers quit the New Christy Minstrels for the New Edition. In 1969 Time magazine features an article on Tom Jones entitled "Ladies Man." In 1969 The Rolling Stones' single "Honky Tonk Women" b/w "You Can't Always Get What You Want" is released. In 1969 Jimi Hendrix's Band of Gypsies debuts at Harlem's Apollo Theatre. In 1970 "Summertime Blues" by the Who, "In The Summertime" by Mungo Jerry and "War" by Edwi

Today In History...

In 1533 Pope Clement VII excommunicates England's King Henry VIII. In 1798 The U.S. Marine Corps is created by an act of Congress. In 1804 Vice-president Aaron Burr mortally wounds former Treasury Secretary Alexandar Hamilton in a pistol duel near Weehawken, New Jersey. In 1864 General Jubal Early's Confederate troops begin the invasion of Washington, DC, but turn back the next day. In 1921 Mongolia gains its independence from China. In 1934 President Franklin D. Roosevelt becomes the first president to travel through the Panama Canal while in office, aboard the crusier Houston. In 1952 The Republican National Convention, meeting in Chicago, nominates Dwight D. Eisenhower for president and Richard M. Nixon for vice president. In 1955 The new U.S. Air Force Academy is dedicated at Lowry Air Base in Colorado. In 1962 Cosmonaut Micolaev sets a longevity space flight record of 4 days. In 1974 The World Football League plays its first games. In 1977 The Medal of Freedom is awarded p

Born On This Day...

In 1745 Revolutionary general, "Mad" Anthony Wayne In 1767 John Quincy Adams, 6th U.S. president (1825-1829) In 1838 Merchant, John Wanamaker (department store merchandising) In 1854 Actress, Georgiana Emma Drew Barrymore (mother of John and Lionel) In 1894 Actor, Walter Wanger (Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Cleopatra) In 1899 Japanese novelist, Yasonari Kawabata (Thousand Cranes) In 1899 Writer, E.B. White (Charlotte's Web, The Elements of Style) In 1906 Announcer, Harry Von Zell (Burns & Allen) [d: 11-21-81] In 1910 Actress, Sally Blane (Loretta Young's sister) [d: 8-27-97] In 1910 Actress, Irene Hervey (Honey West, Cactus Flower) [d: 12-20-98] In 1912 Actor, Donald "Red" Barry (Mr. Gallo-Mr. Novak) [d: 6-17-80] In 1915 Colin Purdie Kelly, first U.S. World War II air hero [d: 12-10-41] In 1920 Actor, Yul Brynner (King and I, The Ten Commandments) [d: 10-10-85] In 1922 Actor, Gene Evans (My Friend Flicka, Matt Helm) [d: 4-1-98] In 1923 Cartoonist, Dan

Bloomberg Philanthropies is gifting $1 billion

Bloomberg Philanthropies is gifting $1 billion to make medical school free for the majority of students at Johns Hopkins University. For most medical school students, the gift will cover the full cost of attendance, including tuition and living expenses. Students from families earning less than $300,000 will be eligible for the gift. Living expenses will be covered for students who come from families that earn less than $175,000.

On This Day 7 10 24

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Music Calendar...

In 1900 The trademark, "His Master's Voice," is registered in the U.S., featuring RCA Victor's logo and Nipper the dog looking into the horn of a gramophone machine. In 1941 Guitarist/cornetist Bobby Hackett joins the Glenn Miller Band. In 1950 "Your Hit Parade" premieres on NBC-TV. In 1961 "Tossin' And Turnin'" by Bobby Lewis hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 7 weeks. In 1964 The Beatles' album "A Hard Day's Night" is released in the UK. In 1965 "I Got You Babe" by Sonny & Cher and "In The Midnight Hour" by Wilson Pickett both enter the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1965 "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" by the Rolling Stones hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks. In 1965 The Beatles' LP "Beatles VI" hits #1 on the U.S. albums chart and stayed there for 6 weeks. In 1966 The Rolling Stones appear on the "Ed Sullivan Show." In 19

Today In History...

In 1040 According to legend, Lady Godiva rides naked on horseback through Coventry as part of a bargain to get her husband Leofric, Earl of Mercia, to ease taxes on the people of Coventry. In 1832 President Andrew Jackson vetoes legislation to re-charter the Second Bank of the United States. In 1850 Vice President Millard Fillmore becomes President following Zachary Taylor's death. In 1890 Wyoming becomes the 44th U.S. state. In 1896 The Democratic National Convention in Chicago nominates William Jennings Bryan for president on the fifth ballot. In 1910 Johann Galle, discoverer of Neptune with the telescope, dies. In 1919 President Wilson delivers the Treaty of Versailles to Senate and urged its ratification. In 1925 Jury selection takes place in Dayton, Tennessee, in the trial of schoolteacher John Scopes, charged with violating the law by teaching Darwin's Theory Of Evolution. In 1925 The USSR's official news agency TASS is established. In 1933 The first police radio syst