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post Mar 16 2007, 12:09 PM
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I've done TIH threads on some other sites, and thought I'd give it a shot here to see if anyone has any interest in it.

Today in History - March 16th

Today's Birthdays

1751 James Madison, 4th US President; died June 28, 1836
1906 Henny (Henry) Youngman, comedian; died died Feb 24, 1998
1912 Pat Nixon (Ryan), former U.S. First Lady; died June 22, 1993
1926 Jerry Lewis, actor-comedian ("Hey, Lay-dee!")
1927 Daniel Patrick Moynihan, U.S. Senator from New York; died Mar 26, 2003
1941 Bernardo Bertolucci, film director (Stealing beauty, Little Buddha)
1941 Chuck Woolery, game show host
1942 Roger Crozier, NHL (Detroit Red Wings, Buffalo Sabres, Washington Capitals); died Jan 11, 1996
1949 Erik Estrada, actor (CHiPS)
1949 Victor Garber, actor (Alias)
1951 Brian McKenzie, NHL (Pittsburgh Penguins, Edmonton Oilers)
1954 Nancy Wilson, rock singer (Heart)
1956 Ozzie Newsome, Football Hall of Famer
1959 Flavor Flav, rapper (Public Enemy)
1961 Todd McFarlane, graphic novelist (Spawn)
1963 Jimmy DeGrasso, rock musician (Megadeth)
1966 Rodney Peete, NFL quarterback
1967 Lauren Graham, actress (Gilmore Girls)
1971 Alan Tudyk, actor (Dodgeball)
1979 Brooke Burns, actress (Baywatch)
1991 Wolfgang Van Halen, rock musician (Van Halen)

Today in History

1521 Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reached the Philippines, where he was killed by natives the following month.
1802 Congress authorized the establishment of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.
1836 The Republic of Texas approved a constitution.
1850 The novel The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, was published for the first time.
1882 The U.S. Senate approved a treaty allowing the United States to join the Red Cross.
1915 The Federal Trade Commission was organized.
1955 The Ballad of Davy Crockett, by Bill Hayes, reached the number one spot on the pop music charts and stayed for five weeks.
1963 Peter, Paul and Mary released the single "Puff The Magic Dragon."
1964 Paul Hornung, ‘The Golden Boy’, and Alex Karras were reinstated to the NFL after an 11-month suspension for betting on football games.
1968 U.S. troops gunned down hundreds of unarmed civilians in the village of My Lai during the Vietnam War.
1985 Terry Anderson, chief Middle East correspondent for The Associated Press, was abducted in Beirut. (He was held captive until December 1991.)
1988 Former National Security Adviser John M. Poindexter, former White House aide Oliver L. North and two others were indicted on charges relating to the Iran-Contra affair.
1994 Figure skater Tonya Harding pleaded guilty in Portland, Ore., to conspiracy for covering up the attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan.
1995 Astronaut Norman Thagard became the first American to visit the Russian space station Mir.
1998 The Vatican expressed remorse for the cowardice of some Christians during the Holocaust, but defended the actions of Pope Pius XII.
1998 Rwanda began mass trials for the country's 1994 genocide.
2000 Independent counsel Robert Ray said he had found no credible evidence that first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton or senior White House officials were involved in seeking the FBI background files of Republicans.
2002 Brittanie Cecil, 13, was struck by a flying hockey puck during an NHL game between the hometown Columbus Blue Jackets and the Calgary Flames; she died two days later.
2003 Rachel Corrie, a 23-year-old American college student in Gaza to protest Israel operations, was killed when she was run over by a bulldozer while trying to block troops from demolishing a Palestinian home.
2005 A judge in Redwood City, Calif., sent Scott Peterson to death row for the slaying of his pregnant wife, Laci.
2005 A jury in Los Angeles acquitted actor Robert Blake of murder in the shooting death of his wife, Bonny Lee Bakley. (A civil court jury later ordered Blake to pay $30 million to Bakley's four children.)
2006 Iraq's new parliament met briefly for the first time; lawmakers took the oath but did no business and adjourned after just 40 minutes.

Chart Toppers

1947
The Anniversary Song - Dinah Shore
Managua, Nicaragua - The Guy Lombardo Orchestra (vocal: Don Rodney)
Oh, But I Do - Margaret Whiting
So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed - Merle Travis

1955
The Ballad of Davy Crockett - Bill Hayes
Sincerely - McGuire Sisters
Pledging My Love - Johnny Ace
In the Jailhouse Now - Webb Pierce

1963
Walk like a Man - The 4 Seasons
Our Day Will Come - Ruby & The Romantics
You’re the Reason I’m Living - Bobby Darin
The Ballad of Jed Clampett - Flatt & Scruggs

1971
One Bad Apple - The Osmonds
Me and Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin
For All We Know - Carpenters
I’d Rather Love You - Charley Pride

1979
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
Tragedy - Bee Gees
Heaven Knows - Donna Summer with Brooklyn Dreams
Golden Tears - Dave & Sugar

1987
Jacob’s Ladder - Huey Lewis & The News
Somewhere Out There - Linda Ronstadt & James Ingram
Let’s Wait Awhile - Janet Jackson
Baby’s Got a New Baby - S-K-O

Quote of the Day

"When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken."
Benjamin Disraeli, British politician (1804 - 1881)



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post Mar 16 2007, 12:22 PM
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QUOTE(Alitaki @ Mar 16 2007, 07:17 AM) *
Giac. Board Historian. Why are these things so easy? wink.gif


Well, it makes sense, since I've been around for so much of it (history, that is). laugh.gif


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Having majored in history in college I support this thread. Good work Giac.


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post Mar 17 2007, 12:43 PM
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Today in History - March 17th

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Today's Birthdays

1777 Roger Taney, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court (Dred Scott decision) died Oct 12, 1864
1895 Shemp Howard, comic actor (3 Stooges) died Nov 22, 1955
1902 Bobby (Robert Tyre) Jones, World Golf and PGA Hall of Famer; died Dec 18, 1971
1914 Sammy Baugh, football (NFL Individual Record for average yards gained in a game)
1918 Mercede McCambridge (Carlotta Mercedes Agnes McCambridge), actress (The Exorcist) died March 2, 2004
1919 Nat ‘King’ Cole (Nathaniel Adams Coles), jazz pianist/bandleader; died Feb 15, 1965
1936 Kenneth Mattingly, Apollo astronaut
1938 Rudolf Nureyev (Rudolf Hametovich Nureyev), Russian ballet dancer; died Jan 6, 1993
1941 Paul Kantner, rock musician (Jefferson Airplane/Starship)
1942 John Wayne Gacy, serial murderer; executed May 10, 1994
1944 Pat McCauley, drums (Them)
1944 John Sebastian, musician/songwriter (Lovin’ Spoonful)
1946 Harold Brown, rock/soul musician (War)
1949 Patrick Duffy, actor (Dallas)
1951 Scott Gorham, guitar (Thin Lizzy)
1951 Kurt Russell, actor (Escape From New York)
1951 Craig Ramsay, NHL (Buffalo Sabres, Dallas Stars, Florida Panthers, Ottawa Senators, Philadelphia Flyers)
1952 Stan Weir, NHL (California Golden Seals, California Seals, Toronto Maple Leafs, Edmonton Oilers, Colorado Rockies, Detroit Red Wings)
1954 Lesley-Anne Down, actress (Dallas)
1955 Gary Sinise, actor/director/producer (CSI: NY)
1959 Mike Lindup, keyboards/singer (Level 42)
1959 Danny Ainge, NBA (Boston Celtics)
1960 Vicki Lewis, actress (NewsRadio)
1960 Arye Gross, actor (Soul Man)
1960 Carol Needham, playmate (February 1979 as Lee Ann Michelle)
1961 Casey Siemaszko, actor (Three O'Clock High)
1961 Dana Reeve, actress/wife of Christopher Reeve; died March 6, 2006
1962 Roxy Petrucci, rock drummer (Vixen)
1964 Rob Lowe, actor (Youngblood)
1967 Van Conner, rock musician (Screaming Trees)
1967 Billy Corgan, rock musician (Smashing Pumpkins)
1967 Brock Little, Haleiwa, Hawaii, Champion Surfer
1968 Mathew St. Patrick, actor (Six Feet Under)
1969 Patricia Ford, Kaneohe Hawaii, model/actress (Playboy)
1972 Melissa Auf der Maur, rock musician (Smashing Pumpkins)
1972 Mia Hamm, soccer player
1973 Caroline Corr, rock musician (The Corrs)
1974 Marisa Coughlan, actress (Boston Legal)

Today in History

0493 According to tradition, St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, died in Saul.
1776 British forces evacuated Boston during the Revolutionary War.
1870 The Massachusetts Legislature authorized the incorporation of Wellesley Female Seminary (later Wellesley College).
1897 Motion pictures of a championship prize fight were taken for the first time as ‘Sunny’ Bob Fitzsimmons knocked out ‘Gentleman’ Jim Corbett for the world heavyweight title.
1905 Franklin D. Roosevelt married his distant cousin, Eleanor Roosevelt, in New York City; the wedding was attended by President Theodore Roosevelt, FDR's fifth cousin, who gave his niece away.
1906 President Theodore Roosevelt first used the term "muck-rake" as he criticized what he saw as the excesses of investigative journalism in a speech to the Gridiron Club in Washington.
1907 America’s first bowling tournament for ladies began in St. Louis, MO.
1910 The Camp Fire Girls organization was formed.
1941 The National Gallery of Art opened in Washington, D.C.
1942 Gen. Douglas MacArthur arrived in Australia to become supreme commander of Allied forces in the southwest Pacific theater during World War II.
1950 Scientists at the University of California at Berkeley announced they had created a new radioactive element, which they named "californium."
1963 Bob Cousy of the Boston Celtics played his last regular season basketball game after 13 years in the National Basketball Association.
1966 A hydrogen bomb that had fallen from an American bomber over the Mediterranean Sea was located by a U.S. midget submarine.
1967 Snoopy and Charlie Brown, of the comic strip Peanuts, made the cover of LIFE magazine.
1969 Golda Meir became prime minister of Israel.
1970 Eddie Holman received a gold record for the single, "Hey There Lonely Girl."
1985 William Schroeder set a record for heart transplant patients as he reached his 113th day of life with the artificial organ.
1993 Actress Helen Hayes died at age 92.
1999 The International Olympic Committee expelled six of its members in the wake of a bribery scandal.
2003 Edging to the brink of war, President George W. Bush gave Saddam Hussein 48 hours to leave his country. Iraq rejected the ultimatum.
2005 Baseball players Rafael Palmeiro and Sammy Sosa testified before Congress that they hadn't used steroids while Mark McGwire refused to say whether he had.

Chart Toppers

1948
Now is the Hour - Bing Crosby
I’m Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover - The Art Moonie Orchestra
Beg Your Pardon - Francis Craig
I’ll Hold You in My Heart (Till I Can Hold You in My Arms) - Eddy Arnold

1956
Lisbon Antigua - Nelson Riddle
Why Do Fools Fall in Love - Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers
Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom) - Perry Como
Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis Presley

1964
I Want to Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
She Loves You - The Beatles
Please Please Me - The Beatles
Saginaw, Michigan - Lefty Frizzell

1972
Without You - Nilsson
Heart of Gold - Neil Young
The Lion Sleeps Tonight - Robert John
My Hang-Up is You - Freddie Hart

1980
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Longer - Dan Fogelberg
Another Brick in the Wall - Pink Floyd
My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys - Willie Nelson

1988
Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley
I Get Weak - Belinda Carlisle
Man in the Mirror - Michael Jackson
Too Gone Too Long - Randy Travis

Quote of the Day

You know everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
Will Rogers, US humorist & showman (1879 - 1935)


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post Mar 18 2007, 12:41 PM
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Today in History - March 18th

Today's Birthdays

1782 John Calhoun, U.S. Vice President under John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson; died Mar 31, 1850
1837 Grover Cleveland, 22nd/24th President of the United States; died June 24, 1908
1844 Nikolai (Nikolay Andreyevich) Rimsky-Korsakov, composer (Flight of the Bumblebee) died June 21, 1908
1911 Smiley (Lester Alvin) Burnette, actor (King of the Cowboys) died Feb 16, 1967
1923 Andy Granatelli, auto racer (STP spokesman)
1926 Peter Graves, actor (Mission: Impossible TV series)
1927 George Plimpton, author (Paper Lion) died Sep 26, 2003
1932 John Updike, author (Witches of Eastwick)
1936 F.W. de Klerk, former South African president
1938 Charley Pride, country singer
1941 Wilson Pickett, singer (In the Midnight Hour, Mustang Sally) died Jan 19, 2006
1943 Kevin Dobson, actor (Knot's Landing)
1947 B.J. (Barrie James) Wilson, drummer (Procol Harum) died Oct 8, 1990
1948 Guy Lapointe, NHL (Montreal Canadiens, St Louis Blues, Boston Bruins)
1950 Brad Dourif, actor (Deadwood)
1950 John Hartman, drummer (The Doobie Brothers)
1959 Irene Cara, singer/actress (Fame)
1961 Thomas Ian Griffith, actor (Vampires)
1963 Vanessa Williams, singer/actress/Miss America (Ugly Betty)
1964 Bonnie Blair, Olympic gold medal speed skater
1966 Jerry Cantrell, rock musician (Alice in Chains)
1967 Miki Berenyi, rock musician (Lush)
1970 Queen Latifah, singer/actress (Beauty Shop)
1972 Dane Cook, actor/comedian (Employee of the Month)
1974 Stuart Zender, rock musician (Jamiroquai)
1975 Brian Griese, NFL quarterback
1979 Adam Levine, rock singer (Maroon 5)

Today in History

1766 Britain repealed the Stamp Act.
1813 David Melville of Newport, Rhode Island patented the gas streetlight.
1902 Enrico Caruso recorded 10 arias for the Gramophone Company.
1909 Einar Dessau of Denmark used a shortwave transmitter to converse with a government radio post about six miles away in what's believed to have been the first broadcast by a "ham" operator.
1918 The first seagoing ship made of concrete was launched at Redwood City, CA.
1922 Mohandas K. Gandhi was sentenced to prison in India for civil disobedience.
1931 Schick Inc. marketed the first electric razor.
1940 Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini held a meeting at the Brenner Pass during which the Italian dictator agreed to join in Germany's war against France and Britain.
1953 Major-league baseball announced the first team relocation since 1903 as the Boston Braves told of their plans to move west to Milwaukee, WI.
1954 RKO Pictures was sold, becoming the first motion picture studio to be owned by an individual (Howard Hughes bought teh studios for $23,489,478).
1959 President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Hawaii statehood bill.
1959 Bill Sharman of the Boston Celtics began what was to be the longest string of successful consecutive free throws (56 in a row) to set a new National Basketball Association record.
1965 Soviet cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov went on the first spacewalk.
1967 The Beatles received a gold record for their single "Penny Lane."
1970 Brook Benton received a gold record for the hit single, "Rainy Night in Georgia."
1974 Most of the Arab oil-producing nations ended their embargo against the United States.
1985 The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) announced plans to merge with Capital Cities Communications to form Cap Cities/ABC.
1985 A pro football record was set by Denver and Houston of the USFL with a total of 112 passes thrown in the game.
1986 The U.S. Treasury Department announced that a clear, polyester thread was to be woven into bills in an effort to thwart counterfeiters.
2000 Taiwan ended more than a half century of Nationalist Party rule by electing opposition leader Chen Shui-bian president.
2002 Brittanie Cecil, 13, died two days after being hit in the head by a hockey puck during an NHL game between the hometown Columbus Blue Jackets and the Calgary Flames.
2005 Doctors in Florida, acting on orders of a state judge, removed Terri Schiavo's feeding tube (she died 13 days later).
2005 Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland was sentenced to a year in prison and four months under house arrest for corruption.

Chart Toppers

1949
Far Away Places - Margaret Whiting
Powder Your Face with Sunshine - Evelyn Knight
Cruising Down the River - The Russ Morgan Orchestra (vocal: The
Skyliners)
Don’t Rob Another Man’s Castle - Eddy Arnold

1957
Young Love - Tab Hunter
Round and Round - Perry Como
Little Darlin’ - The Diamonds
There You Go - Johnny Cash

1965
Eight Days a Week - The Beatles
Stop! In the Name of Love - The Supremes
The Birds and the Bees - Jewel Akens
I’ve Got a Tiger by the Tail - Buck Owens

1973
Killing Me Softly with His Song - Roberta Flack
Love Train - O’Jays
Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001) - Deodato
Teddy Bear Song - Barbara Fairchild

1981
9 to 5 - Dolly Parton
Keep on Loving You - REO Speedwagon
Woman - John Lennon
Guitar Man - Elvis Presley

1989
Lost in Your Eyes - Debbie Gibson
The Living Years - Mike & The Mechanics
Roni - Bobby Brown
From a Jack to a King - Ricky Van Shelton

Quote of the Day

No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one.
Elbert Hubbard, US author (1856 - 1915)



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No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one.
Elbert Hubbard, US author (1856 - 1915)


as someone who just came back from a vacation, i second that. haha


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Today in History - March 19th

Today's Birthdays

1589 William Bradford, governor of the Plymouth Colony (sailed on the Mayflower) died May 19, 1657
1813 David Livingstone, missionary/explorer; died May 1, 1873
1848 Wyatt Earp, frontiersman/lawman (gunfight at O.K. Corral) died Jan 13, 1929
1860 William Jennings Bryan, Congressman/Democratic U.S. presidential nominee (Scopes trial) died July 26, 1925
1890 Ho Chi Minh, North Vietnamese leader; died Sept 2, 1969
1891 Earl Warren, governor of California/14th Chief Justice of the United States; died July 9, 1974
1894 (Jackie) ‘Moms’ Mabley (Loretta Mary Aiken), comedienne; died May 23, 1975
1904 John Sirica, U.S. federal judge (presided over Watergate trials and hearings) died Aug 14, 1992
1925 Brent Scowcroft, former national security adviser
1928 Patrick McGoohan, actor/director (Danger Man, The Prisoner)
1930 Ornette Coleman, musician (saxophone)
1933 Philip Roth, author (Portnoy's Complaint)
1933 Renee Taylor, actress (Alfie)
1936 Ursula Andress, actress (Dr. No, Casino Royale)
1937 Clarence ''Frogman'' Henry, R&B singer
1939 Joe Kapp, football (Minnesota Vikings quarterback)
1944 Lynda Bird Johnson, daughter of 36th U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson and Lady Bird Johnson
1944 Sirhan Sirhan, assassin (Killed Bobby Kennedy)
1946 Ruth Pointer, singer (The Pointer Sisters)
1946 Paul Atkinson, guitarist (The Zombies) died Apr 1, 2004
1947 Glenn Close, actress (Fatal Attraction)
1951 Fred Berry, actor (What's Happening!) died Oct 21, 2003
1955 Bruce Willis, actor (Die Hard series)
1955 Derek Longmuir, drummer (The Bay City Rollers)
1958 Andy Reid, football coach (Philadelphia Eagles)
1967 Vladimir Konstantinov, NHL (Detroit Red Wings)
1970 Rick Mirer, NFL quarterback
1974 Vida Guerra, model (Maxim magazine)
1976 Zach Lind, rock musician (Jimmy Eat World)

Today in History

1776 The first documented return of the swallows to San Jaun Capistrano (every March 19th).
1831 The first bank robbery in America was reported, as the City Bank of New York City lost $245,000.
1917 The Supreme Court upheld the eight-hour work day for railroads.
1918 Congress approved daylight-saving time.
1928 Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll left WGN radio in Chicago to head across town to WMAQ radio, where they changed the name of their show to "Amos & Andy."
1931 Nevada legalized gambling.
1945 Kamikaze planes attacked the U.S. carrier Franklin off Japan, killing about 800 people.
1945 Adolf Hitler issued his so-called "Nero Decree" ordering the destruction of German facilities that could fall into Allied hands.
1949 The American Museum of Atomic Energy opened in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
1951 The Caine Mutiny, a novel by Herman Wouk, was published for the first time.
1953 The Academy Awards ceremony was televised for the first time, with comedian Bob Hope serving as host.
1954 The first televised prize fight shown in living color; Joey Giardello knocked out Willie Troy in round seven of a scheduled 10-round bout at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
1954 The first rocket-driven sled on rails was tested in Alamogordo, NM.
1962 Bob Dylan's self-titled debut album was released.
1976 Buckingham Palace announced the separation of Princess Margaret and her husband, the Earl of Snowdon, after 16 years of marriage.
1977 The staff of WJM-TV had a going-away party, as the last episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show was broadcast.
1979 The U.S. House of Representatives began televising its day-to-day business.
1985 IBM announced that it was planning to stop making the PCjr consumer-oriented computer.
1987 Televangelist Jim Bakker resigned as chairman of his PTL ministry organization amid a sex-and-money scandal involving a former church secretary, Jessica Hahn.
1988 Two British soldiers were shot to death after they were dragged from a car and beaten by mourners attending an Irish Republican Army funeral in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
1990 Latvia's political opposition claimed victory in the republic's first free elections in 50 years.
1995 After giving up an attempt to become a major league baseball player, Michael Jodan returned to pro basketball with his former team, the Chicago Bulls.
2001 California officials declared a power alert, ordering the first of two days of rolling blackouts.
2003 Mahmoud Abbas accepted the new position of Palestinian prime minister.
2003 Aan American-led coalition launched a war against Iraq, beginning with the launch of U.S. cruise missiles and precision-guided bombs aimed at Saddam Hussein near Baghdad.

Chart Toppers

1950
I Said My Pajamas - Tony Martin & Fran Warren
Music, Music, Music - Teresa Brewer
If I Knew You Were Comin’ I’d’ve Baked a Cake - Eileen Barton
Chatanoogie Shoe Shine Boy - Red Foley

1958
Don’t/I Beg of You - Elvis Presley
Sweet Little Sixteen - Chuck Berry
Dinner with Drac (Part 1) - John Zacherle
Ballad of a Teenage Queen - Johnny Cash

1966
The Ballad of the Green Berets - SSgt Barry Sadler
19th Nervous Breakdown - The Rolling Stones
Nowhere Man - The Beatles
Waitin’ in Your Welfare Line - Buck Owens

1974
Seasons in the Sun - Terry Jacks
Dark Lady - Cher
Sunshine on My Shoulders - John Denver
There Won’t Be Anymore - Charlie Rich

1982
Centerfold - The J. Geils Band
Open Arms - Journey
I Love Rock ’N Roll - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Blue Moon with Heartache - Roseanne Cash

1990
Escapade - Janet Jackson
Black Velvet - Alannah Myles
Roam - The B-52’s
Hard Rock Bottom of Your Heart - Randy Travis

Quote of the Day

You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.
Malcolm X, US black nationalist leader (1925 - 1965)



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Giac, just a suggestion, but how about a who died in this day in history section for this thread. I know you probably spend quite a bit of time on these but I thought I'd throw the idea out here.


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Giac, just a suggestion, but how about a who died in this day in history section for this thread. I know you probably spend quite a bit of time on these but I thought I'd throw the idea out here.


No problem - happy to include them from here on out. I jusrt didn't want anyone thinking Death's Grim Herald was morbid or anything. biggrin.gif

Any interest in adding a word of the day along with the quote that's already in there?




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Ruth Pointer: boing.
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Sorry, I got nothing right now.


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Today in History – March 20th

Today's Birthdays

1828 Henrik Ibsen, dramatist (Peer Gynt, Hedda Gabler) died May 23, 1906
1834 Charles William Elliot, President of Harvard (1869-1909)
1882 René Coty, President of France (1953-58)
1902 Edgar Buchanan, actor (Petticoat Junction)
1904 Burrhus Frederic (B.F.) Skinner, Behaviorism pioneer (Skinner box) died Aug 18, 1990
1906 Abraham Beame, (Democrat), NYC's first Jewish mayor
1906 Ozzie Nelson, actor (Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet) died June 3, 1975
1908 Sir Michael Redgrave, actor (Browning Version) died Mar 21, 1985
1918 Jack Barry, game show emcee (Joker's Wild)
1920 Werner Klemperer, actor (Hogan's Heroes)
1922 Carl Reiner, comedian/actor (2000 Year Old Man)
1922 Ray Goulding, comedian (Bob & Ray) died Mar 24, 1990
1925 John D Erlichman, politician (Nixon aide, Watergate conspirator)
1928 Mr. Rogers (Fred McFeely), children's television host (Mr. Roger's Neighborhood) died Feb 27, 2003
1931 Hal Linden (Harold Lipshitz), actor (Barney Miller)
1935 Ted Bessell, actor (That Girl, Gomer Pyle)
1937 Jerry Reed, singer/actor (Smokey & the Bandit)
1945 Pat Riley, NBA star/coach
1947 Carl Palmer, drummer (Emerson Lake & Palmer)
1948 Bobby Orr, Parry Sound Ontario, Hall of Fame NHL defenseman (Boston Bruins)
1948 Pamela Sargent, US, sci-fi author (Venus of Dreams)
1950 William Hurt, actor (Big Chill)
1951 Guy Perry, rock guitarist/vocalist (Motels)
1951 Jimmie Vaughan, guitarist (Fabulous Thunderbirds)
1951 John Wetton, rocker (Asia, UK, King Crimson)
1955 Billy Sheehan, rock bassist (Mr. Big)
1957 Spike Lee, director (Do the Right Thing)
1957 Theresa Russell, actress (Black Widow)
1958 Holly Hunter, actress (Broadcast News)
1961 Slim Jim Phantom, drummer (Stray Cats)
1963 Kathy Ireland, model/actress (Necessary Roughness)
1965 Adrian Oxaal, rock musician (James)
1966 Jessica Lundy, actress (Party of Five)
1967 Mookie Blaylock, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks)
1968 Liza Snyder, actress (Yes, Dear)
1970 Michael Rapaport, actor (The War at Home)
1971 Alexander Chaplin, actor (Spin City)
1973 Jane March, actress (The Lover)
1976 Chester Bennington, rock singer (Linkin Park)
1978 Michael Genadry, actor (Ed)
1982 Robbie Lawler, UFC fighter

Today's Deaths in History

1413 Henry IV Bolingbroke, King of England (1399-1413), dies at 45
1727 Sir Isaac Newton, English physicist/astronomer, dies in London at 84
1899 Martha M Place, first woman to be executed by electrocution
1933 Giuseppe (Joe) Zangara, electrocuted for assassination attempt on FDR
1934 Queen Emma of the Netherlands dies at 75
1967 A J F Moody, first US Army General to die in Vietnam
1972 Marilyn Maxwell, actress (Bus Stop), dies at 50
1974 Chet Huntley, newscaster (NBC Huntley-Brinkley Report), dies at 62
1974 Edward Platt, actor (Get Smart), dies at 58
1987 Norman Harris, guitarist (O'Jays), dies at 39 of heart failure
1991 Conor Clapton, Eric Clapton's son, falls out of 53rd floor window at 4
1993 Jonathan Ball, English youngster, killed by IRA at 3
2004 Queen Juliana of the Netherlands dies at 94

Today in History

1345 Saturn/Jupiter/Mars conjunction; thought to be the "cause of plague epidemic."
1815 Napoleon Bonaparte entered Paris, beginning his Hundred Days rule.
1816 US Supreme Court affirms its right to review state court decisions.
1852 Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin published (Boston).
1865 A plan by John Wilkes Booth to abduct President Abraham Lincoln was foiled when Lincoln changed plans and failed to appear at the Soldier’s Home near Washington, D.C.
1896 Marines landed in Nicaragua to protect U.S. citizens in the wake of a revolution.
1897 First known intercollegiate basketball game, Yale beats University of Pennsylvania 32-10.
1914 First international figure-skating tournament held in US, New Haven.
1934 Babe Didrickson pitches hitless inning for Philadelphia A's in exhibition game against Brooklyn Dodgers.
1935 "Your Hit Parade" makes its debut on radio.
1942 General MacArthur, in the Philippines, vows, "I shall return."
1944 Mount Vesuvius, Italy explodes.
1954 First newspaper vending machine used (Columbia Pennsylvania).
1968 President Lyndon Johnson signs a bill removing gold backing from US paper money.
1969 Beatle John Lennon marries Yoko Ono in Gibraltar.
1969 US President Nixon proclaims he will end Vietnam War in 1970.
1973 Roberto Clemente elected to Baseball Hall of Fame, 11 weeks after his death.
1976 Patricia Hearst convicted of armed robbery.
1982 Joan Jett & Blackhearts' "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" goes #1 for 7 weeks.
1984 Senate rejects amendment to permit spoken prayer in public schools.
1985 For the first time in its 99-year history, Avon representatives received a salary instead of only commissions.
1987 FDA approves sale of AZT (AIDS treatment).
1989 Baseball announces Reds manager Pete Rose is under investigation.
1990 Los Angeles Lakers retire Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's #33.
1990 Namibia became an independent nation, marking the end of 75 years of South African rule.
1991 Michael Jackson signs $65M, six album deal with Sony records.
1991 Supreme Court rules unanimously employers can't exclude women from jobs where exposure to toxic chemicals could potentially damage fetus.
1995 Beatles song, "Free as a Bird," is released; first Beatles single since their 1970 breakup.
1995 A doomsday cult released sarin nerve gas in five Tokyo subway stations, killing 12 people and injuring more than 5,500.
1996 Erik & Lyle Menendez found guilty of killing their parents.
1997 Liggett Group, the maker of Chesterfield cigarettes, settled 22 state lawsuits by admitting the industry markets cigarettes to teenagers and agreeing to warn on every pack that smoking is addictive.
1999 Bertrand Piccard of Switzerland and Brian Jones of Britain became the first aviators to fly a hot-air balloon around the world nonstop.
2002 Seven Israelis died when an Islamic militant blew himself up on a packed bus.
2002 Arthur Andersen pleaded innocent to charges it had shredded documents and deleted computer files related to Enron.
2003 U.S. and British forces invaded Iraq from Kuwait.
2004 The U.S. military charged six soldiers with abusing inmates at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.

Chart Toppers

1951
If - Perry Como
Be My Love - Mario Lanza
My Heart Cries for You - Guy Mitchell
The Rhumba Boogie - Hank Snow

1959
Venus - Frankie Avalon
Charlie Brown - The Coasters
Alvin’s Harmonica - David Seville & The Chipmunks
Don’t Take Your Guns to Town - Johnny Cash

1967
Penny Lane - The Beatles
Happy Together - The Turtles
Dedicated to the One I Love - The Mamas & The Papas
The Fugitive - Merle Haggard

1975
Black Water - The Doobie Brothers
My Eyes Adored You - Frankie Valli
Lady Marmalade - LaBelle
Before the Next Teardrop Falls - Freddy Fender

1983
Billy Jean - Michael Jackson
Shame on the Moon - Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
Do You Really Want to Hurt Me - Culture Club
I Wouldn’t Change You If I Could - Ricky Skaggs

1991
Someday - Mariah Carey
One More Try - Timmy -T-
Show Me the Way - Styx
I’d Love You All Over Again - Alan Jackson

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I keep the subject of my inquiry constantly before me, and wait till the first dawning opens gradually, by little and little, into a full and clear light.
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Today in History - March 21st

Today's Birthdays

1685 Johann Sebastian Bach, Eisenach Germany, composer; died July 28, 1750
1713 Francis Lewis, signed Declaration of Independence
1816 Charlotte Bronte, novelist/poet
1839 Modest Mussorgsky, composer (Boris Gudunov, Night on Bald Mountain)
1869 Florenz Ziegfeld, producer (Ziegfield Follies) died July 22, 1932
1902 Eddie James "Son" House, folk blues musician (Delta Blues)
1906 John D Rockefeller III, billionaire philanthropist (oil)
1910 Julio Gallo, vintner (Ernest & Julio Gallo Winery) died May 2, 1993
1911 John Paxton, screenwriter (On The Beach)
1912 Peter Bull, actor/author (Dr Strangelove)
1916 Harold Robbins, US, novelist (The Carpetbaggers)
1918 Howard Cosell, Winston-Salem NC, sportscaster (Monday Night Football)
1921 Fonty Flock (Truman Fontello), auto racer (NASCAR Hall of Fame) died July 15, 1972
1929 Jules Bergman, space & science reporter (ABC-TV)
1930 James Coco, Bronx NY, actor (Man of La Mancha, Murder by Death) died Feb 25, 1987
1937 Tom Flores, Fresno CA, NFL quarterback/coach (Raiders)
1939 Kathleen Widdoes, Wilmington DE, actress (Without a Trace)
1940 Solomon Burke, soul singer (Cry to Me)
1943 Vivian Stanshall, Shillingford Oxon England, rocker (Bonzo Dog Band)
1945 Rosemary Stone, Dallas TX, vocalist/pianist (Sly & the Family Stone)
1946 Timothy Dalton, Colwyn Bay Wales, actor (James Bond)
1949 Eddie Money, rock singer (Two Tickets to Paradise)
1950 Roger Hodgson, London England, rock vocalist (Supertramp)
1951 Helena Antonaccio, playmate (June 1969)
1951 Russell Thompkins Jr, US soul singer (Stylistics)
1951 Conrad Lozano, rock musician (Los Lobos)
1953 Robert "Shotgun" Johnson, Miami FL, rock drummer (KC & the Sunshine Band)
1958 Brad Hall, Santa Barbara CA, comedian (Saturday Night Live)
1958 Gary Oldman, actor (The Professional)
1958 Sabrina LeBeauf, actress (The Cosby Show)
1962 Matthew Broderick, New York NY, actor (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)
1962 Rosie O'Donnell, comedienne (A League of Their Own)
1963 Sharon June Howe Pederson, Glencoe MN, rocker (Vixen)
1965 Cynthia Geary, actress (Northern Exposure)
1966 Al Iafrate, Dearborn MI, NHL defenseman (San Jose Sharks)
1967 Jonas "Joker" Berggren, pop musician (Ace of Base)
1968 Andrew Copeland, rock musician (Sister Hazel)
1968 Jaye Davidson, actor (The Crying Game)
1968 Samantha Leah Dorman, playmate (September 1991)
1969 Jennifer Lyn Jackson, Cleveland OH, playmate (April 1989)
1972 Boris Mironov, Moscow, NHL defenseman (Russia '98 Olympics)
1972 Michele Michael, Miss Maryland USA/actress (ER)
1972 Vanessa Branch, actress (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl)
1974 Laura Allen, actress (Mona Lisa Smile)
1975 Nicole Leroux, actress (The Santa Claus 2)
1978 Kevin Federline, dancer/Mr. Britney Spears
1980 Ronaldinho, FC Barcelona midfielder
1980 Deryck Whibley, rock singer (Sum 41)
1984 Max Pomeranc, actor (Searching for Bobby Fischer)
1984 Tamara Witmer, playmate (August 2005)

Today's Deaths in History

1921 "Big Jim" Colisimo, US gangster, murdered by Al Capone
1934 Lilyan Tashman, actor (Bulldog Drummond), dies at 34
1958 Cyril M Kornbluth, US sci-fi writer (Space Merchants), dies at 34
1974 Candy Darling [James Slattery], female impersonator, dies
1982 Harry H Corbett, British actor (Jabberwacky), dies at 57
1984 Shauna Grant, adult film star, dies at 20 of suicide by gunshot
1985 Michael Redgrave, actor (Goodbye Mr. Chips), dies at 77
1987 Dean Paul Martin, actor (Misfits of Science), dies at 35 in a plane crash
1987 Robert Preston, actor (Music Man, The Last Starfighter), dies of lung cancer in Montecito, CA at 68
1989 Milton Frome, actor (Family Jewels), dies
1991 Leo Fender, inventor (Fender guitar), dies
1991 Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India, killed by bomb at 46
1992 John Ireland, actor (Rawhide), dies of leukemia at 78
1994 Dack Rambo, actor (Dallas), dies from AIDS at 52
1994 Lili Damita, actress/wife of Errol Flynn (Bridge of San Luis Rey), dies at 89
1994 Macdonald Carey, actor (Days of Our Lives), dies of cancer at 81
1995 Norman Schwartz, record producer, dies at 66
1995 Robert Urquhart, actor (Dunkirk, Bulldog Breed), dies at 72
1995 Connie Kreski, playmate (January 1968; PMOY 1969) dies at 48
2005 Bobby Short, cabaret/lounge singer, dies at 80 of leukemia

Today in History

1788 Gustavus Vassa petitions Queen Charlotte to free enslaved Africans.
1790 Thomas Jefferson reports to President Washington in New York as Secretary of State.
1791 Captain Hopley Yeaton of New Hampshire becomes first commissioned officer in USN.
1826 The Rensselaer School in Troy, New York becomes the first engineering college in the United States.
1843 Preacher William Miller of Massachusetts predicts the world will end today.
1851 Yosemite Valley discovered in California .
1857 Earthquake hits Tokyo; about 107,000 die.
1859 Scottish National Gallery opens in Edinburgh.
1859 Zoological Society of Philadelphia, first in US, incorporated.
1866 Congress authorizes national soldiers' homes.
1868 First US professional women's club, Sorosis, is founded in New York, NY.
1871 Journalist Henry M Stanley begins his famous expedition to Africa.
1874 US Grant's daughter Nellie marries in the White House.
1891 A Hatfield marries a McCoy, ends long feud in West Virginia; it started with an accusation of pig-stealing & lasted 20 years.
1917 Loretta Walsh becomes first female US Navy Petty Officer.
1918 Germany launched the Somme offensive during World War I, hoping to break through the Allied line before American reinforcements could arrive.
1924 First foreign language course broadcast on US radio (WJZ, New York NY).
1924 Mass Investors Trust becomes first mutual fund set up in US.
1935 Persia officially renamed Iran.
1939 Kate Smith records "God Bless America," written in 1918 by Irving Berlin, for Victor Records.
1941 Singer Paula Kelly joined Glenn Miller’s band (wife of one of Miller's backup singers, The Modernaires).
1943 Assassination attempt on Hitler fails.
1944 General Eisenhower postpones South France invasion until after Normandy.
1945 Allied bombers began four days of raids over Germany during World War II.
1946 Kenny Washington signs with Rams, first black NFLer since 1933.
1946 UN sets up temporary HQ at Hunter (now Lehman) College in the Bronx.
1947 President Truman signs Executive Order 9835 requiring all federal employees to have allegiance to the United States.
1952 Alan Freed presents Moondog Coronation Ball at old Cleveland Arena; 25,000 attend first rock & roll concert ever.
1953 NBA record 106 fouls & 12 players foul out (Boston-Syracuse).
1955 Brooklyn Bulletin asks Dodger fans not to call their team "Bums."
1961 Art Modell purchases Cleveland Browns for then record ($3,925,000)
1961 Beatles' first appearance at the Cavern Club.
1963 Alcatraz prison in San Francisco Bay was emptied of its last inmates on the order of Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy.
1964 Beatles' "She Loves You" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks.
1964 UCLA completes undefeated NCAA basketball season (30-0).
1965 More than 3,000 civil rights demonstrators led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. began a march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala.
1966 Supreme Court reverses Massachusetts ruling that Fanny Hill is obscene.
1968 "Royals" chosen as the name of new Kansas City American League Baseball franchise.
1969 John & Yoko stage their first bed-in for peace (Amsterdam Hilton).
1970 The Beatles' "Let It Be" entered the Billboard charts at number six, the highest debuting position ever for a record (to date).
1972 US Supreme Court rules states can't require one-year residency to vote.
1973 Frank Mahovlich becomes fifth NHLer to score 500 goals.
1974 Attempt made to kidnap Princess Anne in London's Pall Mall.
1975 Ethiopia ends monarchy after 3000 years.
1978 Padres fire Al Dark (second manager ever fired during spring training).
1979 Egyptian Parliament unanimously approve peace treaty with Israel.
1980 On TV show Dallas, JR is shot.
1983 Only known typo on Time magazine cover (control=contol), all recalled.
1984 NFL owners passed the infamous anti-celebrating rule.
1984 Part of Central Park is named Strawberry Fields honoring John Lennon.
1984 Soviet sub crashes into USS aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk off Japan.
1985 Arthur Ashe is named to International Tennis Hall of Fame.
1986 Pittsburgh Associates buy Pittsburgh Pirates for $218 million.
1989 First sea test of Trident 2 missile self-destructs, Cape Canaveral.
1989 Randall Dale Adams, whose conviction for killing a police officer was overturned after the documentary The Thin Blue Line challenged evidence, was released from a Texas prison.
1991 27 lost at sea when two US Navy anti-submarine planes collide.
1994 Watne Gretzky ties Gordie Howe's NHL record of 801 goals.
1995 New Jersey officially dedicates the Howard Stern Rest Area along Route 295.
2000 A divided Supreme Court ruled the government lacked authority to regulate tobacco as an addictive drug.
2005 Armed with a new law rushed through Congress and signed by President George W. Bush, the attorney for Terri Schiavo's parents pleaded with a judge to order the brain-damaged woman's feeding tube re-inserted (the judge later refused).

Chart Toppers

1944
Mairzy Doats - The Merry Macs
Besame Mucho - The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra (vocal: Bob Eberly & Kitty
Kallen
Poinciana - Bing Crosby
They Took the Stars Out of Heaven - Floyd Tillman

1952
Cry - Johnnie Ray
Wheel of Fortune - Kay Starr
Anytime - Eddie Fisher
(When You Feel like You’re in Love) Don’t Just Stand There - Carl Smith

1960
The Theme from "A Summer Place" - Percy Faith
Wild One - Bobby Rydell
Puppy Love - Paul Anka
He’ll Have to Go - Jim Reeves

1968
(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
Love is Blue - Paul Mauriat
Simon Says - 1910 Fruitgum Co.
A World of Our Own - Sonny James

1976
December 1963 (Oh, What a Night) - The Four Seasons
Dream Weaver - Gary Wright
Lonely Night (Angel Face) - Captain & Tennille
Faster Horses (The Cowboy and the Poet) - Tom T. Hall

1984
Jump - Van Halen
Girls Just Want to Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
Somebody’s Watching Me - Rockwell
Elizabeth - The Statler Brothers

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When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
Mark Twain, US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit (1835 - 1910)



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Today in History – March 22nd

Today's Birthdays

1887 Chico (Leonard) Marx, comedian (The Marx Brothers) died Oct 11, 1961
1908 Louis L'Amour, writer (The Quick and the Dead) died June 10, 1988
1912 Karl Malden (Mladen Sekulovich), actor (Streets of San Francisco)
1917 Virginia Grey, actress (The Rose Tattoo) died July 31, 2004
1920 Ross Martin (Martin Rosenblatt), actor (The Wild Wild West) died July 3, 1981
1923 Marcel Marceau (Mangel), mime
1924 Bill Wendell (William Joseph Wenzel, Jr.), announcer (Tonight Show) died Apr 14, 1999
1930 Pat Robertson (Marion Gordon Robinson), TV evangelist
1930 Stephen Sondheim, composer (Send in the Clowns)
1931 William Shatner, actor (Boston Legal, Star Trek)
1935 Orrin Hatch, U.S. Senator (Utah)
1935 M. (Michael) Emmet Walsh, actor (Blade Runner)
1940 Dave Keon, Hockey Hall of Famer (Toronto Maple Leafs, Hartford Whalers)
1941 Bruno Ganz, actor (The American Friend)
1941 Bob Leiter, NHL (Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Penguins, Atlanta Flames)
1943 George Benson, guitarist/singer (This Masquerade, On Broadway)
1944 Jeremy Clyde, singer (Chad & Jeremy)
1947 Harry Vanda, guitarist (The Easybeats)
1947 James Patterson, writer (Along Came a Spider)
1948 Randy Hobbs, bassist (The McCoys)
1948 Andrew Lloyd Webber, composer (Jesus Christ Superstar, Phantom of the Opera)
1948 Wolf Blitzer, TV newsman
1952 Bob Costas (Robert Quinlan), sportscaster
1955 Lena Olin, actress (Romeo is Bleeding)
1957 Stephanie Mills, singer/actress (The Wiz)
1959 Matthew Modine, actor (Memphis Belle)
1972 Elvis Stojko, figure skater
1972 Cory Lidle, pitcher (NY Yankees) died Oct 11, 2006
1975 Cole Hauser, actor (Pitch Black)
1976 Reese Witherspoon, actress (Legally Blonde)
1977 Joey Porter, NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins)
1977 John Otto, rock musician (Limp Bizkit)
1985 Katie Stuart, actress (X2: X-Men United)

Today's Deaths in History

1832 Johann Wolfgang Goethe, playwright/poet (Faust) dies at 82
1978 Karl Wallenda, acrobat, dies from a fall at 73
1994 Walt Lantz, animator (Woody Woodpecker) dies at 94
1994 Dan Hartman, singer (I Can Dream About You) dies at 43 of AIDS
1999 David Strickland, actor (Suddenly Susan) commits suicide at 29
2001 William Hanna, animation guru (Hanna-Barbera) dies at 90
2003 Denise Lynn Roberts, stuntwoman (Titanic) dies at 41

Today in History

1630 The first legislation to prohibit gambling was enacted in Boston, Massachusetts.
1765 Britain enacted the Stamp Act to raise money from the American colonies.
1882 Congress outlawed polygamy.
1894 Play-off competition for the coveted hockey award known as Lord Stanley’s Cup began as Montreal and Ottawa played for the first championship honors.
1895 In what is generally regarded as the first public display of a movie projected onto a screen, Auguste and Louis Lumiere showed their first movie to an invited audience in Paris.
1933 During Prohibition, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a measure to make wine and beer containing up to 3.2 percent alcohol legal.
1941 The Grand Coulee Dam in Washington state went into operation.
1945 The Arab League was formed with the adoption of a charter in Cairo, Egypt.
1948 The Voice of Firestone became the first commercial radio program to be carried simultaneously on both AM and FM radio stations.
1956 Perry Como became the first major TV variety-show host to book a rock and roll act on his program (Carl Perkins sand "Blue Suede Shoes").
1963 The Beatles' first album, Please Please Me, was released in Great Britain.
1965 Bob Dylan's album Bringing It All Back Home - his first featuring electric guitar - was released.
1969 UCLA defeated Purdue 92-72 to win the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball championship, the first team to win three consecutive championships, all under legendary head coach John Wooden.
1972 Congress sent the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution to the states for ratification.
1978 Karl Wallenda, the 73-year-old patriarch of The Flying Wallendas high-wire act, fell to his death while attempting to walk a cable strung between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
1980 Pink Floyd started a 4-week run in the #1 slot on the pop charts with their smash, "Another Brick in the Wall" (when they received their gold record, they opened it and put it on the stereo, hearing not their song but "Flowers on the Wall," by the Statler Brothers).
1981 RCA put its Selectravision laser disc players on the market.
1987 A 3,100-ton pile of rotting garbage left Islip, New York looking for a landfill willing to take all of its stinking contents (it was later sunk at sea).
1990 A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, found former tanker captain Joseph Hazelwood innocent of three major charges in connection with the Exxon Valdez oil spill, but convicted him of a minor charge of negligent discharge of oil.
1991 High school instructor Pamela Smart, accused of manipulating her student-lover into killing her husband, was convicted in Exeter, N.H., of murder-conspiracy.
1995 Colin Ferguson was sentenced to life in prison for killing six people on a Long Island Rail Road commuter train in 1993.
1997 Tara Lipinski became the youngest women's world figure skating champion at age 14 years, 10 months.
2004 Hamas spiritual leader Sheik Ahmed Yassin was killed in an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City.
2006 The Basque separatist group ETA announced a permanent cease-fire with Spain.

Chart Toppers

1945
A Little on the Lonely Side - The Guy Lombardo Orchestra
Accentuate the Positive - Johnny Mercer
y Dreams are Getting Better All the Time - The Pied Pipers
There’s a New Moon Over My Shoulder - Jimmie Davis

1953
Till I Waltz Again with You - Teresa Brewer
Don’t Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes - Perry Como
Doggie in the Window - Patti Page
Kaw-Liga - Hank Williams

1961
Surrender - Elvis Presley
Where the Boys Are - Connie Francis
Dedicated to the One I Love - The Shirelles
Don’t Worry - Marty Robbins

1969
Dizzy - Tommy Roe
Traces - Classics IV featuring Dennis Yost
Indian Giver - 1910 Fruitgum Co.
Only the Lonely - Sonny James

1977
Love Theme from "A Star is Born" (Evergreen) - Barbra Streisand
Fly like an Eagle - Steve Miller
Rich Girl - Daryl Hall & John Oates
Southern Nights - Glen Campbell

1985
Can’t Fight This Feeling - REO Speedwagon
The Heat is On - Glenn Frey
Material Girl - Madonna
Crazy for Your Love - Exile

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Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
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Today in History - March 23rd

Today's Birthdays

1699 John Bartram, naturalist/explorer, father of American botany
1749 Pierre-Simon Laplace, mathematician/astronomer/physicist
1769 William Smith, geologist (Strata Identified by Organized Fossils)
1823 Schuyler Colfax, ® 17th Vice President (1869-73)
1857 Fannie Farmer, actress (namesake of a candy company)
1881 Hermann Staudinger, Germany, chemist/plastics researcher (Nobel '53)
1883 Faisal I ibn Hussein ibn Ali, first king of Iraq/Syria
1887 Felix Felixovitch Yussupov, Russian prince/murderer of Rasputin
1898 Georgios Grivas, Greek General/opposition leader on Cyprus
1900 Erich Fromm, Frankfurt Germany, psychologist (Sane Society)
1901 Jan H de Groot, Dutch resistance fighter/co-founder (Free Netherlands)
1902 Philip Ober, Fort Payne AL, actor (I Dream of Jeannie)
1908 Joan Crawford [Lucille Fay LeSueur], San Antonio TX, actress (What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?)
1910 Akira Kurosawa, Tokyo Japan, director (The Seven Samurai)
1911 Charles Joseph A Russhon, USAF Lieutenant Colonel/liaison (James Bond films)
1912 John Payne, Roanoke VA, actor (Razor's Edge)
1912 Werner von Braun, Wirsitz Germany, rocket expert (I Aim at the Stars)
1917 Johnny Guarnieri, New York NY, jazz pianist (Morey Amsterdam Show)
1917 Kenneth Tobey, actor (The Thing, Strange Invaders)
1917 Patricia Burke, Milan Italy, actress (Forbidden)
1920 James Brown, Desdemona TX, actor (Rin Tin Tin)
1920 Jimmy Edwards, comedy actor (Barnes)
1922 Marty Allen, Pittsburgh PA, comedian (Allen & Rossi), "Hello Dere"
1922 Ugo Tognazzi, Cremona Italy, actor/director (La Cage Aux Folles)
1929 Roger Bannister, England, first to run a 4-minute mile (May 6, 1954)
1933 Monique van Vooren, Belgium, actress (Andy Warhol's Frankenstein)
1934 Mark Rydell, New York NY, actor (Punchline)
1935 Barry Cryer, comedian/writer (Goodies Rule)
1937 Craig Breedlove, Los Angeles CA, auto-racing champion (Spirit of America)
1938 Christopher Glenn, New York NY, news anchor (CBS Nightwatch)
1942 Jimmy Miller, US pop drummer (Motorhead)
1947 Barbara Rhodes, Poughkeepsie NY, actress (Don't Just Stand There)
1949 Ric Ocasek, Baltimore MD, rocker (Cars)
1952 Patricia Richardson, Bethesda MD, actress (Home Improvement)
1953 Chaka Khan [Yvette Marie Stevens], Great Lakes IL, rocker (I Feel For You)
1953 Louie Anderson, Minneapolis MN, comedian (Coming to America)
1954 Moses Malone, NBA all star center (Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia '76ers)
1957 Amanda Plummer, New York NY, actress (So I Married An Axe Murderer)
1960 Terry Sweeney, St Albans NY, writer/comedian (Saturday Night Live)
1964 Hope Davis, actress (About Schmidt)
1965 Richard Grieco, Waterton NY, actor (21 Jump Street)
1966 Marti Pellow, rocker (Wet, Wet, Wet)
1966 Marin Hinkle, actress (Two and a Half Men)
1971 Karen McDougal, Gary IN, playmate (December 1997)
1972 Ryan Kuwabara, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
1973 Jason Kidd, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks)
1976 Keri Russell, actress (Mickey Mouse Club, Lottery, Daddy Girls)
1976 Michelle Monaghan, actress (Mission: Impossible III)
1977 Josh Ackerman, actor (Mickey Mouse Club)
1978 Nicholle Tom, Hinsdale IL, actress (The Nanny)
1990 Eugenie, Princess of York/daughter of prince Andrew/Sarah Ferguson

Today's Deaths in History

1756 Georg Gottfried Wagner, composer, dies at 57.
1801 Paul I, tsar of Russia (1796-1801), strangled at 46.
1919 Jean HL Bossard, actor/impresario (2 Orphans), dies at 45.
1960 Franklin P Adams, columnist (Information Please), dies at 78.
1963 Davey Moore, dies seconds after being KOed in feather-weight championship.
1965 Mae Murray, actress (Bachelor Apartment), dies of heart ailment at 75.
1967 Duncan Macrae, actor (Casino Royale, Kidnapped), dies at 61.
1973 Ken Maynard, actor (Phantom Rancher, $50,000 Reward), dies at 77.
1985 Singing Nun [Janine Deckers], commits suicide in Belgium at 52.
1991 Dominic Bellissimo, created buffalo chicken wings, dies at 68.
1994 Luis Donaldo Colosio, Mexican Presidential candidate, assassinated at 44.
1995 Alan Barton, singer (Smokie, Black Lace), dies in a bus crash.
1995 Robert Turner, winner of first All-American Soap Box Derby, dies at 72.

Today in History

1743 George Frideric Händel's oratorio "Messiah" premieres in London.
1775 Patrick Henry proclaims "Give me liberty or give me death" at St John's Church, Richmond, Virginia
1806 Lewis & Clark reach Pacific coast.
1808 Napoleon's brother Joseph takes the throne of Spain.
1836 Coin Press invented by Franklin Beale.
1839 First recorded use of "OK" [oll korrect] (Boston's Morning Post).
1840 Draper takes first successful photo of the Moon (daguerrotype).
1857 Elisha Otis' first elevator installed (488 Broadway, NYC).
1858 Streetcar patented (Eleazer A Gardner of Philadelphia).
1861 London's first tramcars, designed by Mr Train of New York, begin operating.
1868 University of California founded (Oakland CA).
1880 Flour rolling mill patented (John Stevens of Wisconsin).
1881 Boers & Britain sign peace accord; end first Boer war.
1881 Gas lamp sets fire to Nice France opera house; 70 die.
1889 President Harrison opens Oklahoma for white colonization.
1891 First jazz concert was held at Carnegie Hall.
1903 Wright brothers obtain airplane patent.
1910 1st race at Los Angeles Motordrome (first US auto speedway).
1912 Dixie Cup invented.
1919 Benito Mussolini forms Fascist movement in Milan, Italy.
1919 Moscow's Politburo/Central Committee forms.
1922 First airplane lands at the US Capitol in Washington, D.C.
1923 Frank Silver & Irving Conn release "Yes, We Have No Bananas."
1925 Tennessee becomes first state to outlaw teaching theory of evolution.
1929 First telephone installed in White House.
1934 US Congress accepts Philippines independence, effective in 1945.
1940 First radio broadcast of Truth or Consequences on CBS.
1940 All-India-Muslim League calls for a Muslim homeland.
1942 US moves native-born people of Japanese ancestry into detention centers.
1944 Nicholas Alkemade falls 5,500 meter without a parachute & lives.
1945 Largest operation in Pacific war: 1,500 US Navy ships bombard Okinawa.
1952 With less than 14 minutes to go, the New York Rangers blow a 6-2 lead, losing 7-6 to Chicago Black Hawks; Mosienko scores 3 times in 21 seconds.
1956 Pakistan proclaimed an Islamic republic in Commonwealth (National Day).
1956 Sudan becomes independent.
1957 US army sells its last homing pigeons.
1965 Gemini 3 launched, 1st US 2-man space flight (Grissom & Young).
1972 Evel Knievel breaks 93 bones after successfully clearing 35 cars.
1972 New York Yankees agree to continue playing ball in the Bronx
1973 Yoko Ono is granted permanent residence in U.S.
1976 International Bill of Rights goes into effect (35 nations ratify).
1981 Supreme Court rules states could require, with some exceptions, parental notification when teen-age girls sought abortions.
1981 CBS Television announced plans to reduce Captain Kangaroo to a 30-minute show each weekday morning.
1981 Supreme Court upholds law making statutory rape a crime only for men.
1983 US President Ronald Reagan introduces "Star Wars"-plan (SDI).
1985 Billy Joel weds supermodel Christie Brinkley.
1985 Julian Lennon's first concert (San Antonio TX).
1987 US offers military protection to Kuwaiti ships in the Persian Gulf.
1989 2 Utah scientists claim they have produced fusion at room temperature.
1990 Former Exxon Valdez Captain Joseph Hazelwood ordered to help clean up Prince William Sound & pay $50,000 in restitution for 1989 oil spill.
1991 First World League of American Football games, London beats Frankfurt 24-11, Sacramento beats Raleigh-Durham 9-3 & Montréal beats Birmingham 20-5
1993 New York Knicks & Phoenix Suns get into a major brawl.
1994 Amy Fisher's lover, Joey Buttafuoco, released from jail after 4 months & 9 days.
1994 Howard Stern formally announces his Libertarian run for New York Governor.
1994 Richard Jacobs buys naming rights to Indians new ball park at Gateway for $13.8 million (renamed Jacobs Field).
1994 Wayne Gretzky of the Los Angeles Kings broke Gordie Howe's National Hockey League career record with his 802nd goal.
1998 The Supreme Court ruled that term limits for state lawmakers are constitutional.
1998 The movie Titanic won 11 Academy Awards, including best picture, best director and best song, to tie the record set by 1959's Ben-Hur.
2001 Russia's orbiting Mir space station ended its 15-year odyssey with a fiery plunge into the South Pacific.
2003 A U.S. Army maintenance convoy was ambushed in Iraq; 11 soldiers were killed and seven were captured, including Pfc. Jessica Lynch.
2005 A federal appeals court refused to reinsert Terri Schiavo's feeding tube and the Florida Legislature decided not to intervene in the epic struggle over the brain-damaged woman; Schiavo's parents filed a request with the U.S. Supreme Court.

Chart Toppers

1946
Oh, What It Seemed to Be - The Frankie Carle Orchestra (vocal: Marjorie Hughes)
Personality - Johnny Mercer
Day by Day - Frank Sinatra
Guitar Polka - Al Dexter

1954
Make Love to Me! - Jo Stafford
Cross Over the Bridge - Patti Page
Wanted - Perry Como
Slowly - Webb Pierce

1962
Hey! Baby - Bruce Channel
Midnight in Moscow - Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen
Don’t Break the Heart that Loves You - Connie Francis
That’s My Pa - Sheb Wooley

1970
Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
The Rapper - The Jaggerz
Give Me Just a Little More Time - Chairmen of the Board
The Fightin’ Side of Me - Merle Haggard

1978
Night Fever - Bee Gees
Stayin’ Alive - Bee Gees
Lay Down Sally - Eric Clapton
Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys - Waylon & Willie

1986
These Dreams - Heart
Secret Lovers - Atlantic Starr
Rock Me Amadeus - Falco
What’s a Memory like You (Doing in a Love like This) - John Schneider

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Today in History - March 24th

Today's Birthdays

1834 William Morris, poet/artist/socialist reformer; died Oct 3, 1896
1834 John Wesley Powell, geologist/explorer (Director of U.S. Geological Survey); died Sep 23, 1902
1855 Andrew William Mellon, industrialist/founder (Mellon Bank); died Aug 26, 1937
1874 Harry Houdini, magician/escape artist; died Oct 31, 1926
1887 Fatty (Roscoe Conkling) Arbuckle, actor (Fatty Keystone Comedies); died June 29, 1933
1910 Richard (Nicholas Peter) Conte, actor (The Godfather); died Apr 15, 1975
1920 Gene Nelson (Eugene Leander Berg), actor/dancer (Oklahoma); died Sep 16, 1996
1924 Norman Fell (Feld), actor: (Three’s Company); died Dec 14, 1998
1928 Vanessa Brown (Smylla Brind), actress (The Ghost and Mrs. Muir); died May 21, 1999
1930 (Terence Steven) Steve McQueen, actor (The Great Escape); died Nov 7, 1980
1937 Bob (John Robert) Tillman, catcher (Boston Red Sox, NY Yankees, Atlanta Braves); died June 23, 2000
1940 Bob Mackie, fashion/costume designer
1942 Jesus (Maria Rojas) Alou, baseball (SF Giants, Houston Astros, Oakland Athletics, NY Mets)
1944 R. Lee Ermey, U.S. Marine/actor (Full Metal Jacket)
1946 Lee Oskar (Oskar Hansen), harmonica (War)
1949 Nick Lowe, rock musician (Rockpile)
1951 Dougie Thomson, bassist (Supertramp)
1951 Tommy Hilfiger, fashion designer
1951 Earl Williams, basketball (Boston Celtics)
1954 Robert Carradine, actor (Revenge of the Nerds series)
1954 Donna Pescow, actress (Policewoman Centerfold)
1960 Kelly LeBrock, actress (Weird Science)
1962 Star Jones, TV personality (The View)
1970 Lara Flynn Boyle, actress (Twin Peaks)
1970 Sharon Corr, pop musician (The Corrs)
1974 Alyson Hannigan, actress (American Pie series)
1976 Peyton Manning, NFL quarterback (Indianapolis Colts)
1990 Keisha Castle-Hughes, actress (The Whale Rider)

Today's Deaths in History

1603 Elizabeth I Tudor [Maiden Queen], UK queen (1558-1603), dies at 69
1882 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, US poet (Song of Hiawatha), dies at 75
1905 Jules Verne, sci-fi author (Around the World in 80 Days), dies at 77
1953 Queen Mary of Britain dies
1964 Peter Lorre, Hungarian/US actor (Maltese Falcon), dies at 59
1976 Bernard L Montgomery, British General who defeated Rommel, dies at 88
1982 Ace Goodman, Kansas City MO, comedian (Easy Aces), dies at 83
1984 Sam Jaffe, actor (Ben Casey), dies of cancer at 93
1986 Sarah Cunningham, actress (Trapper John MD), dies at 67
1990 An Wang, computer manufacturer (Wang), dies at 70 from cancer
1990 Ray Goulding, comedian (Bob & Ray), dies from kidney failure at 68
1990 Rene Enriquez, actor (Hill St Blues), dies from pancreatic cancer at 56
1993 John Hersey, Pulitzer prize author (Hiroshima), dies at 78
1993 Taylor Reed, actor (Easy Money), dies of heart attack at 60
1994 Tommy Benford, jazz drummer, dies at 88

Today in History

1765 Britain enacted the Quartering Act, requiring American colonists to provide temporary housing to British soldiers.
1792 Benjamin West became the first American artist to be selected president of the Royal Academy of London.
1882 Professor Robert Koch announced the discovery of the tuberculosis germ in Berlin, Germany.
1883 Long-distance telephone service was inaugurated between Chicago and New York City.
1932 Belle Baker hosted a radio variety show from a moving train, a first for radio broadcasting.
1941 Glenn Miller began work on his first motion picture for 20th Century Fox, entitled Sun Valley Serenade.
1944 In occupied Rome, the Nazis executed more than 300 civilians in reprisal for an attack by Italian partisans the day before that killed 32 German soldiers.
1949 The first Academy Awards (Oscars) were handed out.
1955 The Tennessee Williams play, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, opened on Broadway.
1958 Elvis Presley reported to local draft board 86 in Memphis, TN.
1960 A U.S. appeals court ruled that the novel, Lady Chatterly’s Lover, was not obscene and could be sent through the mail.
1973 The album Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd was released.
1973 Professional track debuted with Kip Keino defeating Jim Ryun in the mile run at the International Track Association meet held in Los Angeles, CA.
1976 The president of Argentina, Isabel Peron, was deposed by her country's military.
1977 Joseph Ratzinger, the future Pope Benedict XVI, was named archbishop of Munich and Freising in Germany.
1980 Capitol Records released some rare Beatles tracks, including stereo versions of "Penny Lane" and "She Loves You," sung by the group in German, under the title, "Sie Liebt Dich."
1980 Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero was shot to death by gunmen as he celebrated Mass in San Salvador, El Salvador.
1985 Actress Jacqueline Bisset made her television debut in Forbidden, a Home Box Office (HBO) presentation.
1988 Former national security aides Oliver L. North and John M. Poindexter pleaded innocent to Iran-Contra charges.
1989 At four minutes past midnight, the Exxon Valdez, a 987-foot supertanker loaded with 1,264,155 barrels of North Slope crude oil, ran aground on Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound, Alaska, spilling 11.2 million gallons of oil.
1995 The House of Representatives passed a welfare reform package calling for the most profound changes in social programs since the New Deal.
1998 A 13-year-old boy and his 11-year-old cousin opened fire outside their school in Jonesboro, Ark., killing four students and a teacher and injuring 10.
1999 NATO launched airstrikes against Yugoslavia, the first time the alliance had attacked a sovereign country.
2002 Halle Berry became the first black performer to win a best actress Oscar, for her work in Monster's Ball.
2005 The U.S. Supreme Court denied an appeal from the parents of Terri Schiavo to have a feeding tube reinserted into the severely brain-damaged woman.

Chart Toppers

1947
The Anniversary Song - Dinah Shore
Managua, Nicaragua - The Freddy Martin Orchestra (vocal: Stuart Wade)
Oh, But I Do - Margaret Whiting
So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed - Merle Travis

1955
The Ballad of Davy Crockett - Bill Hayes
Sincerely - McGuire Sisters
Darling Je Vous Aime Beaucoup - Nat ‘King’ Cole
In the Jailhouse Now - Webb Pierce

1963
Our Day Will Come - Ruby & The Romantics
The End of the World - Skeeter Davis
He’s So Fine - The Chiffons
Still - Bill Anderson

1971
Me and Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin
She’s a Lady - Tom Jones
Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me) - The Temptations
I’d Rather Love You - Charley Pride

1979
Tragedy - Bee Gees
What a Fool Believes - The Doobie Brothers
Heaven Knows - Donna Summer with Brooklyn Dreams
I Just Fall in Love Again - Anne Murray

1987
Lean on Me - Club Nouveau
Let’s Wait Awhile - Janet Jackson
Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship
I’d Still Be Loving You - Restless Heart

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I have always felt that a politician is to be judged by the animosities he excites among his opponents.
Sir Winston Churchill, British politician (1874 - 1965)



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QUOTE(leedsy99 @ Mar 24 2007, 05:53 PM) *
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Brian's blog received it's first comment, from porn director and recent AVN winner Eli Cross, who told him that he "officially" had his head up his ass. It had been unofficially for years. Now it's official. I think that you know you've made it when you've been digitally told off by the director of "Whoregasm" and "The Anal Team, 1 and 2"


Wow. I would say that it had to be a fake, but he actually took the time to point out his credentials before panning you. I thought seasoned vets like that knew enough to ignore Internet nut jobs, congratulations. You must have touched a nerve.


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QUOTE(nolamike @ Mar 24 2007, 06:37 PM) *
Wow. I would say that it had to be a fake, but he actually took the time to point out his credentials before panning you. I thought seasoned vets like that knew enough to ignore Internet nut jobs, congratulations. You must have touched a nerve.


I checked him out on myspace. He's a lunatic. Have you ever watched the director's commentary on a generally terrible movie and the director sounds like he thinks he just made Citizen Kane? It's a work-related phenomenon where you're so locked in to that world that you completely lose touch with reality and take what you're doing WAYYYYY too seriously. I think porn folk are so low on the food chain in Hollywood that they're all incredibly self-conscious anyway, and the rare smart ones have to spin these lofty philosophies about what they do in order to justify their idea that they should be taken just as seriously as everyone else. Chill out, Eli. You didn't just write Ulysses. You make movies of somewhat hot women sticking zucchini in their vajays and getting jizzed on.


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By the way, you know how you can tell that he's f**king insane? He capitalized the word "Director." Eli Cross, Director of the movie "Backwash Babes." What a psycho.


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QUOTE(Eli Cross @ his myspace site:)
I've often said that we are Hollywood stripped of the pretense of art. Porn isn't art, it's commerce. We make tools for masturbating, just like a hammer is a tool for driving nails. When I go into Home Depot, I might be tempted by the very expensive, bright, shiny hammer with the laminated hickory handle and the precision-balanced head, but if I can't hammer nails with the fucking thing once I get home, it's no damned good to me.


Actually....HE MIGHT BE THE SANEST PERSON AMONG US!!!

I still can't get over the fact that he took the time to comment on your blog. Do you think he was doing searches for reviews of the AVN Awards, just to see what people were writing about him and his friends?


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Today in History - March 25th

Today's Birthdays

1133 Henry II, King of England (1154-89)
1797 John Winebrenner, US, clergyman, founded Church of God
1839 William Bell Wait, US, educated the blind
1867 Arturo Toscanini, Parma Italy, conductor
1881 Béla Bartók, Hungary, composer/pianist (Concerto for Orchestra)
1893 Edward Hart, (Representative-Democrat-NJ)/first chairman of Committee on Un-American Activities
1899 Bella Spewack, Hungary, playwright (Kiss Me Kate)
1908 David Lean, director (Dr Zhivago, Bride on the River Kwai, Lawrence of Arabia) died Apr 16, 1991
1920 Howard Cosell [Cohen], sportscaster, "The Mouth That Roared," died Apr 23, 1995
1922 Eileen Ford, modeling agency head (Ford Modeling Agency)
1924 Machiko Kyo, Osaka Japan, actor (Rashomon)
1928 James A Lovell Jr, Cleveland OH, USN/astronaut (Gemini 7, 12, Apollo 8, 13)
1932 Gene Shalit, movie critic (Today Show)
1934 Gloria Steinem, Toledo OH, feminist/publisher (Ms Magazine)
1934 Johnny Burnette, Memphis, guitarist (You're 16)
1938 "Papa Giac," Shelby, NC, my Dad
1938 Hoyt Axton, Duncan OK, singer/songwriter/actor
1940 Anita Bryant, Barnsdall OK, Miss Oklahoma-America (1958)
1942 Aretha Franklin, Memphis TN, Soul Sister #1/singer (Respect, Think)
1942 Paul Michael Glaser, Cambridge MA, actor (Starsky-Starsky & Hutch)
1944 Frank Oz, muppetteer/film director (Sesame Street, Muppet Show)
1946 Bonnie Bedelia [Culkin], New York NY, actress (Die Hard series)
1947 Sir Elton John [Reginald Kenneth Dwight], Pinner Middlesex England, singer (Goodbye Yellow Brick Road)
1948 Michael Stanley, Cleveland OH, rockguitarist/singer (Michael Stanley Band)
1949 Neil Jones, musician (Bend Me Shape Me)
1951 Bob Pelander, rock keyboardist/vocalist (Michael Stanley Band)
1951 Maisie Williams, Montserrat, rock vocalist (Boney M)
1953 Mary Gross, Chicago IL, actress/comedian (Saturday Night Live)
1958 James McDaniel, actor (NYPD Blue)
1960 Steve Norman, London England, rock saxophone player (Spandau Ballet)
1960 Brenda Strong, actress (Desperate Housewives)
1962 Marcia Cross, actress (Desperate Housewives)
1964 Lisa Gay Hamilton, actress (The Practice)
1964 Ken Wregget, Brandon Manitoba Canada, NHL goalie (Pittsburgh Penguins)
1965 Sarah Jessica Parker, Nelsonville OH, actress (Sex and the City)
1966 Jeff Healey, Canada, blind rock/blues guitarist (See the Light)
1966 Tom Glavine, Concord MA, pitcher (Atlanta Braves)
1967 Cathy Dennis, singer (Just Another Dream)1967, Debi Thomas, first African-American to win a medal at a Winter Olympics (1988-skating)
1971 Cammi Granato, ice hockey forward (USA-1998 Olympics)
1971 Sheryl Swoopes, Lubbock TX, WNBA forward (Houston Comets)
1973 Andrei Nikolishin, Vorkuta Russia, NHL center (Hartford Whalers)
1975 Juvenile, rapper
1979 Natasha Yi, model/actress (Rush Hour 2)
1982 Danica Patrick, IRL auto racer
1984 Katherine McPhee, singer (American Idol)

Today's Deaths in History

1918 Claude A Debussy, French composer (Iberia/La mer), dies in Paris France at 55
1949 Hanns A Rauter, German SS-commandant in Netherlands, executed at 54
1956 Robert Newton, actor (Henry V), dies at 50
1963 David Moore, US feather weight boxer, dies at 29
1965 Viola Gregg Liuzzo, US civil rights activist, murdered
1966 Colin Campbell, actor (Leather Boys), dies at 83
1968 Douglas Evans, actor (South Pacific Trail), dies in Hollywood
1969 Alan Mowbray, actor (Dante, Colonel Flack), dies at 72
1973 Edward Steichen, pioneer of American photography, dies at 92
1974 Otto Waldis, actor (Unknown World, Whip Hand), dies at 72
1975 King Faisal of Saudi Arabia, shot to death by his nephew
1978 Jack Hulbert, actor (Bulldog Jack), dies at 85
1987 Henry R LaBouisse, headed UNICEF (1965-79), dies at 83
1991 Eileen Joyce, pianist, dies at 78
1991 Lee Donn, pianist, dies of stroke at 96
1992 Nancy Walker, actress (Rhoda), dies of cancer at 69
1995 Warren E Burger, chief justice of US (1969-86), dies
1996 John Derrick Mordaunt Snagge, news commentator (BBC), dies at 91
1999 Cal Ripken, Sr., dies at 63 of lung cancer
2006 Buck Owens, country music star (Hee Haw) dies at 76

Today in History

0031 First Easter, according to calendar-maker Dionysius Exiguus.
1306 Robert the Bruce crowned king of Scotland.
1584 Sir Walter Raleigh renews Humphrey Gilbert's patent to explore North America.
1609 Henry Hudson embarks on an exploration for Dutch East India Co.
1634 Lord Baltimore founds Catholic colony of Maryland.
1655 Christiaan Huygens discovers Titan, (Saturn's largest satellite).
1669 Mount Etna in Sicily erupts, destroying Nicolosi, killing 20,000.
1774 English Parliament passes Boston Port Bill.
1776 Continental Congress authorizes a medal for General George Washington.
1813 First US flag flown in battle on the Pacific, aboard the frigate Essex.
1821 Greece gains independence from Turkey (National Day).
1856 A E Burnside patents Burnside carbine.
1857 Frederick Laggenheim takes first photo of a solar eclipse.
1863 First Army Medal of Honor awarded.
1882 First demonstration of pancake making (Department store in New York NY).
1896 Modern Olympics begin in Athens Greece.
1900 US Socialist Party is formed at Indianapolis.
1902 Irving W Colburn patents sheet glass drawing machine.
1905 Rebel battle flags captured during war are returned to South.
1910 Chalmers Auto Co offers a new car to each leagues' batting champion.
1915 First submarine disaster; US F-4 sinks off Hawaii, killing 21.
1931 Scottsboro Boys (accused of raping a white woman) are arrested in Alabama.
1936 Detroit Red Wings beat Montréal Maroons in NHL longest game to date (2 hours 56 minutes 30 seconds).
1937 Lionel Conacher misses on the first Stanley Cup penalty shot.
1937 Washington Daily News is first US newspaper with perfumed advertising page.
1939 Billboard Magazine introduces hillbilly (country) music chart.
1943 Jimmy Durante & Garry Moore premiere on radio.
1944 RAF Sergeant Nickolas Alkemade survives a jump from his Lancaster bomber from 18,000 feet without a parachute.
1954 RCA manufactures the first color TV set (12½" screen at $1,000).
1957 Treaty of Rome establishes European Economic Community (Common Market).
1958 Sugar Ray Robinson is the first boxing champion to win 5 times.
1960 The first guided missile launched from nuclear powered sub (Halibut).
1961 Elvis Presley performs live in Hawaii in a benefit for the USS Arizona Memorial.
1965 Martin Luther King Jr leads 25,000 to state capitol in Montgomery, AL.
1966 Beatles pose with mutilated dolls & butchered meat for the cover of the Yesterday & Today album (it is later pulled).
1970 Concorde makes its first supersonic flight (700 mph).
1971 Boston Patriots become New England Patriots.
1971 Tom Jones' "She's a Lady" goes gold.
1972 America's LP America goes #1.
1972 Bobby Hull becomes the second NHLer to score 600 goals.
1982 Wayne Gretzky becomes the first NHL player to score 200 points in a season.
1985 Edwin Meese III becomes US Attorney General.
1986 Supreme Court rules Air Force could ban wearing of yarmulkes.
1988 Robert E. Chambers Jr. pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the death of 18-year-old Jennifer Levin in New York City's so-called preppie murder case.
1990 Fire in illegal NYC social club kills 87.
1992 British scientists find new largest perfect number (2 756839 -1 2 756839).
1992 Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev returned to Earth from the Mir space station after a 10-month stay, during which his native country, the Soviet Union, ceased to exist.
1994 American troops completed their withdrawal from Somalia.
1995 Boxer Mike Tyson released from jail after serving 3 years.
1996 Comet C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake) approaches within 0.1018 astronomical units (AUs) of Earth.
1996 US issues newly-redesigned $100 bill.
1996 An 81-day standoff by the antigovernment Freemen began at a ranch near Jordan, Mont.
1998 President Bill Clinton acknowledged during his Africa tour that "we did not act quickly enough" to stop the slaughter of 1 million Rwandans four years earlier.
2002 A powerful earthquake rocked Afghanistan and northwestern Pakistan, killing as many as 1,000 people.
2003 The former mayor of Waterbury, Conn., Philip Giordano, was convicted of violating the civil rights of two preteen girls by sexually abusing them.
2004 Congress passed a law making it a separate offense to harm a fetus during a violent federal crime.

Chart Toppers

1948
Now is the Hour - Bing Crosby
I’m Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover - The Art Moonie Orchestra
Beg Your Pardon - Francis Craig
I’ll Hold You in My Heart (Till I Can Hold You in My Arms) - Eddy Arnold

1956
Lisbon Antigua - Nelson Riddle
The Poor People of Paris - Les Baxter
A Tear Fell - Teresa Brewer
Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis Presley

1964
She Loves You - The Beatles
Fun Fun Fun - The Beach Boys
Twist and Shout - The Beatles
Saginaw, Michigan - Lefty Frizzell

1972
A Horse with No Name - America
Puppy Love - Donny Osmond
Mother and Child Reunion - Paul Simon
My Hang-Up is You - Freddie Hart

1980
Another Brick in the Wall - Pink Floyd
Working My Way Back to You/Forgive Me, Girl - Spinners
Him - Rupert Holmes
Why Don’t You Spend the Night - Ronnie Milsap

1988
Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley
I Get Weak - Belinda Carlisle
Man in the Mirror - Michael Jackson
Life Turned Her that Way - Ricky Van Shelton

Quote of the Day

New York now leads the world's great cities in the number of people around whom you shouldn't make a sudden move.
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1936 Detroit Red Wings beat Montréal Maroons in NHL longest game to date (2 hours 56 minutes 30 seconds).

I'm confused. Shouldn't this mean the longest overtime game in NHL history? And if so, then it should be 1 hour, 56 minutes and 30 seconds.

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Today in History - March 26th

Today's Birthdays

1859 A.E. (Alfred Edward) Housman, British poet (A Shropshire Lad); died Apr 30, 1936
1874 Robert Frost, poet; died Jan 29, 1963
1880 Duncan Hines, author/traveler/cake-mix mogul; died Mar 15, 1959
1909 Chips Rafferty, Broken Hill Australia, actor (Desert Rats)
1911 Tennessee (Thomas Lanier) Williams, Pulitzer prize-winning playwright (A Streetcar Named Desire) died Feb 24, 1983
1914 William Westmoreland, U.S. Army General (head of U.S. forces in Vietnam 1964-1968); died July 18, 2005
1916 Sterling Hayden (Sterling Relyea Walter), actor (The Asphalt Jungle) died May 23, 1986
1919 Strother Martin Jr., actor (Cool Hand Luke, Slap Shot); died Aug 1, 1980
1923 Bob Elliott, comedian (Bob & Ray)
1925 James Moody, Jazz saxophonist
1930 Sandra Day O'Connor, former Supreme Court Justice
1931 Leonard Nimoy, actor (Star Trek)
1934 Alan Arkin, actor (Little Miss Sunshine)
1934 Gino Cappelletti, football (first kicker to kick a field goal in the AFL-New England Patriots)
1940 James Caan, actor (Rollerball)
1940 Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, Speaker of the House
1942 Erica Jong, author (Fear of Flying)
1943 Bob Woodward, journalist (Watergate scandal)
1944 Diana Ross, singer (Supremes)
1948 Steven Tyler, rock singer (Aerosmith)
1948 Richard Tandy, bassist/keyboards (Electric Light Orchestra)
1949 Vicki Lawrence, singer/actress (The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia)
1949 Fran Sheehan, bassist (Boston)
1950 Teddy Pendergrass, R&B singer
1950 Martin Short, actor/comedian (Inner Space)
1954 Curtis Sliwa, founder of the Guardian Angels
1957 Leeza Gibbons, TV personality
1960 Marcus Allen, Football Hall of Famer
1960 Jennifer Grey, actress (Dirty Dancing)
1962 John Stockton, NBA basketball player
1962 Richard Coles, musician (Communards)
1964 Ulf Samuelsson, NHL defenseman (New York Rangers)
1966 Michael Imperioli, actor (The Sopranos)
1966 Wesley Walls, NFL tight end (New Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers)
1968 Kenny Chesney, country singer
1968 James Iha, rock musician (Smashing Pumpkins)
1973 T.R. Knight, actor (Grey's Anatomy)
1973 Marshall Faulk, running back (St Louis Rams)
1974 Mike Peca, NHL center (Buffalo Sabres, New York Islanders)
1976 Amy Smart, actress (Starsky & Hutch)
1982 Devery Henderson, NFL Wide Receiver (New Orleans Saints)
1985 Keira Knightley, actress (Pirates of the Caribbean series)
2233 James T Kirk, Captain of the Enterprise (Star Trek)

Today's Deaths in History

1649 John Winthrop, Puritan & first Governor of Massachusetts, dies
1827 Ludwig van Beethoven, composer, dies in Vienna, Austria at 56
1892 Walt Whitman, poet, dies at 72
1959 Raymond T Chandler, US detective writer (Long Goodbye), dies at 71
1962 Marjorie Colton, inventor of wax paper, dies at 64
1973 Noel Coward, English playwright (Private Letters), dies at 73
1975 Faisal ibn Abd al-Aziz, King of Saudi-Arabia (1964-75), murdered at 68
1980 Jon-Jon Poulos, rocker (Buckinghams), dies at 32
1990 Roy "Halston" Frowick, fashion designer, dies of AIDs at 68
1993 Luis Falco, US choreographer (Fame), dies at 50
1995 Eazy-E, rapper (Eric Wright), dies at 31
1996 Edmund S Muskie, Vice Presidential candidate, dies at 81
2003 Former Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, D-N.Y., dies at 76
2005 Paul Hester, rock drummer (Crowded House) commits suicide at 46
2006 Paul Dana, IRL driver, dies in a crash at 30

Today in History

1804 The Louisiana Purchase was divided into the Territory of Orleans and the District of Louisiana.
1885 The Eastman Dry Plate and Film Co. of Rochester, N.Y., manufactured the first commercial motion picture film.
1936 The first telescope with a 200-inch-diameter, reflecting mirror was shipped from Corning, New York to Mt. Palomar Observatory in California.
1937 Joe DiMaggio said he’d take Ty Cobb’s advice and use a 36 or 37-ounce baseball bat instead of a 40-ounce stick during that season, resulting in ‘Joltin’ Joe’ hitting .346 during the season with 46 home runs, the most he ever hit in a single year.
1951 The U.S. Air Force flag was approved.
1953 Dr. Jonas Salk announced a new vaccine to prevent poliomyelitis.
1956 Red Buttons made his debut as a television actor in a presentation of Studio One on CBS television.
1964 The musical Funny Girl, starring Barbra Streisand, opened on Broadway.
1969 Marcus Welby, M.D., a TV movie, was seen on ABC for the first time.
1971 William Conrad starred as Cannon on CBS-TV for the first time.
1971 East Pakistan proclaimed its independence, taking the name Bangladesh.
1972 The Los Angeles Lakers broke a National Basketball Association record by winning 69 of 82 games.
1974 David Essex received a gold record for the hit, "Rock On."
1975 Tommy, the film based on the rock opera by the group The Who, premiered in London.
1977 Elvis Costello releases his first record, "Less Than Zero."
1979 The Camp David peace treaty was signed by Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat at the White House.
1982 Groundbreaking ceremonies took place in Washington, D.C., for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
1987 The National Federation of High School Associations adopted the college distance three-point shot, with a perimeter of 21 feet from the center of the backboard.
1992 A judge in Indianapolis sentenced former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson to six years in prison for raping a Miss Black America contestant.
1992 The New York Rangers clinch their first NHL regular season championship in 50 years.
1997 The bodies of 39 members of the Heaven's Gate techno-religious cult who had committed suicide were found inside a mansion in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
1999 Dr. Jack Kevorkian was convicted of second-degree murder for giving a lethal injection to an ailing man whose death was shown on ''60 Minutes.''
2000 Vladimir Putin was elected president of Russia.
2002 Arthur Andersen chief executive Joseph Berardino resigned, bowing to mounting pressure as a result of the accounting firm's role in the Enron scandal.

Chart Toppers

1949
Cruising Down the River - The Blue Barron Orchestra (vocal: ensemble)
Far Away Places - Margaret Whiting
Powder Your Face with Sunshine - Evelyn Knight
Tennessee Saturday Night - Red Foley

1957
Young Love - Tab Hunter
Little Darlin’ - The Diamonds
Party Doll - Buddy Knox
There You Go - Johnny Cash

1965
Eight Days a Week - The Beatles
Stop! In the Name of Love - The Supremes
The Birds and the Bees - Jewel Akens
I’ve Got a Tiger by the Tail - Buck Owens

1973
Love Train - O’Jays
Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001) - Deodato
Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye) - Gladys
Knight & The Pips
Teddy Bear Song - Barbara Fairchild

1981
Keep on Loving You - REO Speedwagon
Woman - John Lennon
The Best of Times - Styx
Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground - Willie Nelson

1989
The Living Years - Mike & The Mechanics
Eternal Flame - Bangles
Girl You Know It’s True - Milli Vanilli
New Fool at an Old Game - Reba McEntire

Quote of the Day

There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government.
Benjamin Franklin, US author/diplomat/inventor/physicist/politician/printer (1706 - 1790)



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Today in History – March 27th

Today's Birthdays

1785 Louis XVII pretender to the throne during the French Revolution (1793-95)
1813 Nathaniel Currier, lithographer (Currier & Ives); died Nov 20, 1888
1844 Adolphus Washington Greely, US, Arctic explorer
1845 Wilhelm Roentgen (Röntgen), Nobel Prize-winning scientist (discovered x-rays); died Feb 10, 1923
1863 Sir Henry Royce, automobile founder (Rolls-Royce)
1868 Patty Smith Hill, songwriter (Good Morning to All, predecessor of Happy Birthday to You); died in May 25, 1946
1879 Edward Steichen, artist/photographer (US Army supervisor of aerial photographic operations in WW I)
1899 Gloria Swanson (Gloria May Josephine Svensson), actress (Sunset Boulevard); died Apr 4, 1983
1914 Richard Denning (Denninger), actor (Hawaii Five-O) died Oct 11, 1998
1914 Snooky Lanson (Roy Landman), singer (By the Light of the Silvery Moon); died July 2, 1990
1924 Sarah Vaughan, ‘The Divine One,’ jazz singer (Broken-Hearted Melody); died Apr 3, 1990
1931 David Janssen (David Harold Meyer), actor (The Fugitive); died Feb 13, 1980
1932 Junior Parker, blues musician (Driving Wheel)
1939 Cale Yarborough, NASCAR auto racer (four-time Daytona 500 winner)
1940 Austin Pendleton, actor (My Cousin Vinny)
1941 Bunny Sigler, R&B singer (Staple Singers)
1942 Michael York (York-Johnson), actor (Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery)
1947 Tom Sullivan, Boston MA, blind actor (If You Could See What I Hear)
1950 Tony Banks, keyboards (Genesis)
1951 Bobby Lalonde, NHL (Vancouver Canucks, Atlanta Flames, Boston Bruins, Calgary Flames)
1952 Maria Schneider, actress (Last Tango in Paris)
1957 Billy MacKenzie, rock vocalist (The Associates)
1958 Bart Connor, gymnast/sportscaster (1984 Olympic Gold)
1958 Shaun Cassidy, rocker/actor (Hardy Boys)
1959 Andrew Farriss, keyboards (INXS)
1963 Dave Koz, jazz saxophonist
1963 Randall Cunningham, NFL QB (Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings)
1963 Quentin Tarantino, screenwriter/actor (Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs)
1964 Derrick McKenzie, rock musician (Jamiroquai)
1967 Talisa Soto [Miriam], Brooklyn NY, actress (License to Kill)
1970 Mariah Carey, Grammy Award-winning singer (Emotion)
1970 Elizabeth Mitchell, actress (Lost)
1970 Brendan Hill, rock musician (Blues Traveler)
1975 Stacy Ferguson, "Fergie," singer (Black-Eyed Peas)
1984 Emily Ann Lloyd, actress (Apollo 13)

Today's Deaths in History

1625 James I Stuart, King of Scotland (1567) and England (1603-25), dies at 58
1968 Yuri Gagarin, first man to orbit Earth, dies in plane crash at 34
1972 M.C. Escher, graphic artist, dies at 73
1977 Diana Hyland, actress (Peyton Place), dies at 41
1991 Aldo Ray, western actor (Battle Cry), dies of cancer at 64
1992 James E Webb, head of NASA (1961-68), dies at 84
2000 Ian Dury, punk singer (Ian Dury & the Blockheads), dies at 57
2002 Billy Wilder, film writer/director (Some Like It Hot, Sunset Boulevard) dies at 95
2002 Milton Berle, "Uncle Miltie," entertainer, dies at 93
2002 Dudley Moore, actor (Arthur) dies at 66

Today in History

1513 Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon sighted Florida.
1625 Charles I ascended the English throne upon the death of James I.
1790 The shoelace is invented.
1794 President George Washington and Congress authorized creation of the U.S. Navy.
1836 The first Mormon temple was dedicated, in Kirtland, Ohio.
1841 The first steam fire engine was tested in New York City.
1860 The “covered gimlet screw with a ‘T’ handle” or corkscrew, was patented by M. L. Byrn of New York City.
1866 Andrew Rankin patents the urinal.
1866 President Johnson vetoes civil rights bill; it later becomes 14th Amendment.
1912 First Lady Helen (Nellie) Taft, wife of U.S. President William Howard Taft, and the Viscountess Chinda, wife of the Japanese Ambassador, planted the first two cherry trees in Washington D.C.
1917 The Seattle Metropolitans, of the Pacific Coast League of Canada, defeated the Montreal Canadiens to become the first U.S. hockey team to win the Stanley Cup.
1920 Film stars Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks were married.
1931 Charlie Chaplin receives France's distinguished Legion of Honor.
1931 New York Giant’s Manager John McGraw told reporters that night baseball would never supplant baseball in its natural setting, under a warm sun.
1933 Polythene is discovered by Reginald Gibson & Eric William Fawcett.
1940 Himmler orders building of Auschwitz concentration camp.
1943 Blue Ribbon Town (with Groucho Marx) is first heard on CBS Radio.
1945 Ella Fitzgerald and the Delta Rhythm Boys recorded the classic, "It’s Only a Paper Moon" for Decca Records.
1945 During World War II, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower told reporters in Paris that German defenses on the Western Front had been broken.
1945 Iwo Jima is occupied, after 22,000 Japanese & 6,000 US killed.
1951 Frank Sinatra recorded "I’m a Fool to Want You" for Columbia.
1952 Sun Records of Memphis begins releasing records.
1955 Steve McQueen made his network TV debut on Goodyear Playhouse.
1958 CBS Laboratories announced a new stereophonic record that was playable on ordinary LP phonographs (monaural).
1962 Jacques Plante ties an NHL record, winning his 6th Vezina Trophy.
1971 UCLA became the first team ever to win five consecutive NCAA basketball titles.
1972 Adolph Rupp of the University of Kentucky retired after 42 years of coaching the Wildcats.
1976 Washington, D.C.'s underground Metro train opens.
1977 A KLM Boeing 747, attempting to take off, crashes into a Pan Am 747 on the Canary Island of Tenerife, killing 582 people.
1979 The Supreme Court rules 8-1 that cops can't randomly stop cars.
1980 Mount St Helens becomes active after 123 years of dormancy.
1985 Billy Dee Williams received a star on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1997 Dexter King, son of Martin Luther King Jr., met with James Earl Ray, the man in prison for the assassination of the civil rights leader; Ray denied having anything to do with the shooting, to which King replied, "I believe you."
1998 The Food and Drug Administration approved the drug Viagra, made by Pfizer, to fight male impotence.
2001 California regulators approved electricity rate hikes of up to 46 percent.
2002 A suicide bomber killed 29 Israelis during a Passover Seder in Netanya, Israel.
2003 Serbian police killed two major suspects in the assassination of Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic.
2006 Al-Qaida conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui testified at his federal trial that he was supposed to hijack a fifth airplane on Sept. 11, 2001, and fly it into the White House.

Chart Toppers

1950
Music, Music, Music - Teresa Brewer
There’s No Tomorrow - Tony Martin
If I Knew You Were Comin’ I’d’ve Baked a Cake - Eileen Barton
Chatanoogie Shoe Shine Boy - Red Foley

1958
Don’t/I Beg of You - Elvis Presley
Tequila - The Champs
Breathless - Jerry Lee Lewis
Ballad of a Teenage Queen - Johnny Cash

1966
The Ballad of the Green Berets - SSgt Barry Sadler
19th Nervous Breakdown - The Rolling Stones
Nowhere Man - The Beatles
Waitin’ in Your Welfare Line - Buck Owens

1974
Dark Lady - Cher
Sunshine on My Shoulders - John Denver
Mockingbird - Carly Simon & James Taylor
There’s a Honky Tonk Angel (Who’ll Take Me Back In) - Conway Twitty

1982
I Love Rock ’N Roll - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Open Arms - Journey
We Got the Beat - Go-Go’s
She Left Love All Over Me - Razzy Bailey

1990
Black Velvet - Alannah Myles
Love Will Lead You Back - Taylor Dayne
I Wish It Would Rain Down - Phil Collins
Hard Rock Bottom of Your Heart - Randy Travis

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Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, US poet (1807 - 1882)


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Today in History - March 28th

Today's Birthdays

1483 Raphael, Urbino Italy, painter
1868 Maxim Gorki (Aleksei Peshikov), Russian writer (Mother)
1890 Paul Whiteman, bandleader (Ol’ Man River); died Dec 29, 1967
1899 August A. Busch Jr., beer magnate/St. Louis Cardinals owner; died Sep 29, 1989
1905 Marlin Perkins, TV host (Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom) died June 14, 1986
1907 Irving (Paul) ‘Swifty’ Lazar, Hollywood talent agent to the stars; died Dec 30, 1993
1912 Arthur Bertram Chandler, sci-fi author (Empress of Outer Space)
1914 Frank Lovejoy, actor (House of Wax); died Oct 2, 1962
1914 Edmund S. (Sixtus) Muskie, Maine governor/senator; died Mar 26, 1996
1921 Dirk Bogarde (Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven van den Bogaerde), actor (A Bridge Too Far); died May 8, 1999
1924 Freddie Bartholomew (Frederick Llewellyn March), actor (Captains Courageous); died Jan 23, 1992
1928 Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Advisor under President Carter
1941 Jim Turner, NY Jets kicker
1941 Charlie McCoy, country music harmonica player (Hee Haw)
1942 Brian Jones (Lewis B Hopkin), guitarist (Rolling Stones)
1943 Conchata Ferrell, actress (L.A. Law)
1943 Mike Newell, director (Bad Blood
1944 Rick Barry, basketball (Golden State Warriors)
1944 Ken Howard, actor (The White Shadow)
1945 Chuck Portz, bassist (The Turtles)
1948 Dianne Wiest, actress (Hannah and Her Sisters)
1948 John Evans (Evan), rock drummer (Jethro Tull)
1949 Milan Williams, keyboards/drums/trombone/guitar (Commodores)
1955 Reba (Nell) McEntire, country singer/actress
1961 Byron Scott, NBA player/coach
1964 Salt (Cheryl James), rapper/singer (Salt-N-Pepa)
1965 Jeff Beukeboom, NHL defenseman (New York Rangers)
1967 Tracey Needham, actress (Veronica Mars)
1968 Iris Chang, author (The Rape of Nanking) committed suicide Nov. 9, 2004
1969 Brett Ratner, producer/director (Rush Hour series)
1970 Vince Vaughn, actor (Swingers)
1972 Keith Tkachuk, NHL left wing
1975 Shanna Moakler, playmate/actress (December 2001)
1981 Julia Styles, actress (Bourne series)
2003 Emma Gretzky, daughter of Wayne Gretzky and Janet Jones

Today's Deaths in History

0193 Publius Helvius Pertinax, Roman Emperor (192-93), is assassinated
1712 Jan van der Heyden, Dutch inventor (street lantern), dies at 75
1881 Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky, composer, dies at 42
1941 Virginia (Adeline) Woolf-Stephen, author, commits suicide at 59
1943 Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff, Russian composer/pianist, dies at 69
1953 James Francis Thorpe, decathlete (1912 Olympic Gold Medalist), dies at 64
1958 Chuck Klein, Philadelphia Phillie homerun hitter, dies at 53
1958 William Christopher Handy, US conductor/composer (St Louis Blues), dies at 84
1969 Dwight D Eisenhower, 34th President/General (WWII), dies in Washington DC at 78
1974 Dorothy Fields, singer (The Way You Look Tonight), dies at 68
1979 Emmett Kelly, circus clown (Weary Willy), dies at 80
1980 Jesse Owens, track star (1936 Olympic Gold Medalist), dies in Tucson, AZ at the age of 66
1985 Marc Chagall, French painter, dies at 97
1987 Maria Augusta Trapp, singer (Trapp Family Singers), dies at 82
1987 Patrick Troughton, actor (Dr Who), dies at 56
1994 Albert Goldman, US biographer (Lives of John Lennon), dies at 66
1995 Hugh Edward R. O'Connor, actor/son of Carroll O'Connor, ODs at 32
2004 Peter Ustinov, actor (Quo Vadis) dies at 82
2006 Caspar Weinberger, former Secretary of Defense, dies at 88

Today in History

1797 Nathaniel Briggs of New Hampshire patented a device we commonly call the washing machine.
1834 The U.S. Senate voted to censure President Andrew Jackson for the removal of federal deposits from the Bank of the United States.
1854 Britain and France declared war on Russia during the Crimean War.
1865 Outdoor advertising legislation was enacted in New York State, banning “painting on stones, rocks and trees.”
1891 The first world championship for amateur weightlifters was held in London.
1898 The Supreme Court ruled that a child born in the United States to Chinese immigrants was a U.S. citizen, and therefore could not be deported under the Chinese Exclusion Act.
1922 Bradley A. Fiske of Washington, D.C. patented a microfilm reading device.
1930 The names of the Turkish cities of Constantinople and Angora were changed to Istanbul and Ankara, respectively.
1939 The Spanish Civil War ended as Madrid fell to the forces of Francisco Franco.
1944 WQXR radio in New York City, owned by The New York Times newspaper, banned singing commercials from its airwaves.
1963 Sonny Werblin announced that the New York Titans of the American Football League were changing their name to the New York Jets.
1964 Radio Caroline debuted as the first pirate radio station to broadcast off the coast of England.
1967 Raymond Burr starred in a TV movie titled Ironside.
1974 The group Blue Swede received a gold record for the single, "Hooked on a Feeling."
1974 A streaker ran onto the set of The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson (he was arrested, but released, for “lack of evidence,” said Johnny.)
1979 A series of accidents that began at 4 a.m. at Three Mile Island, Pennsylvania, brought the nuclear power plant close to a uranium core meltdown.
1981 Blondie, featuring Debbie Harry, received a gold record for the tune, "Rapture."
1985 Roger Waters of Pink Floyd made radio history as his Radio City Music Hall concert in New York was broadcast live using a new high-tech sound system called ‘holophonics.’
1986 More than 6,000 radio stations of all format varieties (even Muzak) played "We are the World" simultaneously at 10:15 a.m. EST.
2000 In a unanimous ruling, the Supreme Court sharply curtailed police power to rely on tips to stop and search people.
2002 The Arab League agreed on a peace plan that offered Israel normal relations in exchange for a full withdrawal from war-won lands and a Palestinian state.
2006 More than one million people poured into streets across France and strikers disrupted air, rail and bus travel in the largest nationwide protest over a youth labor law.

Chart Toppers

1951
If - Perry Como
Be My Love - Mario Lanza
Mockingbird Hill -Patti Page
The Rhumba Boogie - Hank Snow

1959
Venus - Frankie Avalon
Tragedy - Thomas Wayne
Come Softly to Me - The Fleetwoods
Don’t Take Your Guns to Town - Johnny Cash

1967
Happy Together - The Turtles
Dedicated to the One I Love - The Mamas & The Papas
There’s a Kind of Hush - Herman’s Hermits
I Won’t Come in While He’s There - Jim Reeves

1975
My Eyes Adored You - Frankie Valli
Lady Marmalade - LaBelle
Lovin’ You - Minnie Riperton
Before the Next Teardrop Falls - Freddy Fender

1983
Billy Jean - Michael Jackson
Do You Really Want to Hurt Me - Culture Club
Hungry like the Wolf - Duran Duran
Swingin’ - John Anderson

1991
One More Try - Timmy -T-
Coming Out of the Dark - Gloria Estafan
This House - Tracie Spencer
Loving Blind - Clint Black

Quote of the Day

The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it always to be kept alive.
Thomas Jefferson, Third U.S. President/statesman (1743 - 1826)


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Today in History- March 29th

Today's Birthdays

1790 John Tyler, 10th President of the United States, died Jan 18, 1862
1867 Cy Young, Baseball Hall of Famer, died Nov 4, 1955
1875 Lou Hoover (Henry), wife of 31st U.S. President Herbert Hoover, died Jan 7, 1944
1908 Dennis O'Keefe, actor/director (Fighting Seabees)
1914 Phil Foster (Feldman), stand-up comedian/actor (Laverne & Shirley) died July 8, 1985
1916 Eugene J McCarthy, Senator (D-MN, 1968 Presidential Candidate)
1917 Man O' War, racehorse
1918 Pearl (Mae) Bailey, jazz singer/actress, died Aug 17, 1990
1919 Eileen Heckart, actress (Butterflies are Free) died Dec 31, 2001
1927 John McLaughlin, TV host (The McLaughlin Group)
1937 Billy Carter, brother of President Jimmy Carter
1938 Duane Rupp, NHL (NY Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Minnesota North Stars, Pittsburgh Penguins)
1939 Nancy Kwan, actress (Flower Drum Song)
1940 Raymond Davis, singer (Funkadelic)
1943 Eric Idle, comedian/actor (Monty Python)
1943 John Major, former British prime minister
1943 Vangelis, composer (Chariots of Fire)
1944 Denny (Dennis Dale) McLain, pitcher (Detroit Tigers, Washington Senators, Atlanta Braves, Oakland Athletics)
1945 Walt Frazier, Basketball Hall of Famer
1946 Billy Thorpe, rock guitarist/singer (Children of the Sun) died Feb. 28, 2007
1947 Bobby Kimball, singer (Toto)
1948 Bud Cort, actor (Harold and Maude)
1949 Michael Brecker, jazz musician (The Brecker Brothers)
1951 Barry Goudreau, rock guitarist (Boston)
1954 Karen Anne Quinlan, comatose patient (right to die case)
1955 Earl Campbell, Football Hall of Famer
1955 Christopher Lawford, actor (Terminator 3)
1956 Kurt Thomas, gymnast
1956 LaToya Jackson, singer
1957 Christopher Lambert, actor (Highlander)
1959 Perry Farrell, rock singer (Jane's Addiction)
1959 Marina Sirtis, actress (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
1960 Annabella Sciorra, actress (Sopranos)
1961 Amy Sedaris, comedian/actress (Strangers With Candy)
1963 Elle Macpherson, supermodel
1963 M.C. Hammer (Stanley Kirk Burrell), singer/rapper (U Can’t Touch This)
1964 Jill Goodacre Connick, model (Victoria's Secret)
1967 John Popper, harmonica player/singer (Blues Traveler)
1968 Lucy Lawless, actress (Xena: Warrior Princess)
1969 James Atkin, rock musician (EMF)
1972 Trevor Kidd, NHL goalie (Calgary Flames)
1976 Jennifer Capriati, professional tennis player

Today's Deaths in History

1745 Robert Walpole, first British premier (1722-42), dies at 68
1958 W.C. Handy, blues musician, dies at 84
1966 Harry Daugherty, trombonist (Spike Jones & City Slickers), dies at 50
1972 Hal Roach Jr., TV/movie producer, dies at 53
1980 (Annunzio Paolo) Mantovani, orchestra leader, dies at 74
1982 Rudy Bond, character actor (Streetcar Named Desire), dies of a heart attack at 68
1983 Richard O'Brien, actor/composer/playwright (Rocky Horror Show), dies of cancer at 65
1986 Harry Ritz, actor (3 Musketeers), dies at 79
1991 Lee Atwater, political strategist (Republican), dies of brain tumor at 40
1992 Earl Spencer, father of Lady Diana, dies at 68
1992 Paul (G J von) Henreid, actor (Casablanca), dies at 84
1995 Baltimora, pop singer (Tarzan Boy) dies at 37 of AIDS
1995 Antony Hamilton, actor (Mission Impossible) dies at 42
2005 Johnnie Cochran, OJ Defense Attorney, dies at 67
2005 Mitch Hedberg, actor/writer, dies at 37 of an overdose

Today in History

1847 U.S. forces led by Gen. Winfield Scott occupied the city of Veracruz after its Mexican defenders capitulated.
1848 For the first time in recorded history, Niagara Falls stopped flowing as an ice jam in the Niagara River above the rim of the falls caused the water to stop.
1867 The British Parliament passed the North America Act to create the Dominion of Canada.
1882 The Knights of Columbus was chartered in Connecticut.
1914 Seven papers joined together to distribute the first newspaper rotogravure section (photo section).
1943 Rationing of meat, butter and cheese began during World War II.
1951 Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage for passing nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union.
1951 Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I opened on Broadway.
1962 Jack Paar hosted NBC's Tonight Show for the final time.
1967 The first nationwide strike in the 30-year history of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) began, lasting for 13 days.
1971 Army Lt. William L. Calley Jr. was convicted of murdering at least 22 Vietnamese civilians in the My Lai massacre (he spent three years under house arrest).
1971 A jury in Los Angeles recommended the death penalty for Charles Manson and three female followers for the 1969 Tate-La Bianca murders (the sentences were later commuted).
1973 The last U.S. combat troops left South Vietnam, ending America's direct military involvement in the Vietnam War.
1973 After recording "On the Cover of 'Rolling Stone,'" Dr. Hook finally got a group shot on the cover of Jann Wenner’s popular rock magazine.
1973 Hommy, the Puerto Rican version of the rock opera Tommy, opened in New York City.
1974 Eight Ohio National Guardsmen were indicted on charges stemming from the shooting deaths of four students at Kent State University (they were later acquitted).
1982 The oldest soap opera on network television, Search for Tomorrow, jumped from CBS, where it grew in popularity for 30 years, to the daytime schedule on NBC.
1992 Democratic presidential front-runner Bill Clinton acknowledged experimenting with marijuana "a time or two" while attending Oxford University, adding, "I didn't inhale and I didn't try it again."
1999 The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 10,000 for the first time, at 10,006.78.
2002 Israel declared Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat an enemy and sent tanks and armored personnel carriers to fully isolate him in his headquarters in the West Bank town of Ramallah.
2006 Hamas formally took over the Palestinian government, with Ismail Haniyeh sworn in as the new prime minister.
2006 The U.N. Security Council demanded that Iran suspend uranium enrichment.

Chart Toppers

1944
Besame Mucho - The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra (vocal: Bob Eberly & Kitty
Kallen
Mairzy Doats - The Merry Macs
Poinciana - Bing Crosby
So Long Pal - Al Dexter

1952
Wheel of Fortune - Kay Starr
Anytime - Eddie Fisher
Please, Mr. Sun - Johnnie Ray
(When You Feel like You’re in Love) Don’t Just Stand There - Carl Smith

1960
The Theme from "A Summer Place" - Percy Faith
Wild One - Bobby Rydell
Puppy Love - Paul Anka
He’ll Have to Go - Jim Reeves

1968
(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
Love is Blue - Paul Mauriat
La - La - Means I Love You - The Delfonics
A World of Our Own - Sonny James

1976
December 1963 (Oh, What a Night) - The Four Seasons
Dream Weaver - Gary Wright
Lonely Night (Angel Face) - Captain & Tennille
Til the Rivers All Run Dry - Don Williams

1984
Jump - Van Halen
Somebody’s Watching Me - Rockwell
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler) - Alabama

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1672 Peter I "the Great" Romanov, great Tsar of Russia (1682-1725)
1674 Jethro Tull, agricultural writer (Basildon)
1719 Sir John Hawkins, wrote first history of music
1746 Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes, artist (The Caprices) died Apr 18, 1828
1853 Vincent van Gogh, post-impressionist artist (Sunflowers) died July 29, 1890
1880 Sean O'Casey, playwright (Playboy of the Western World)
1894 Sergei Ilyushin, Russian airplane builder (Ilyushin)
1913 Frankie Laine (Frank Paul LoVecchio), singer (That’s My Desire) died Feb 6, 2007
1914 Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee), blues musician (Down & Out Blues)
1929 Richard Dysart, actor (L.A. Law)
1930 Peter Marshall, game show host (Hollywood Squares)
1930 John Astin, actor (Addams Family)
1937 Warren Beatty, actor (Bulworth, Heaven Can Wait)
1940 Jerry Lucas, Basketball Hall of Famer (NY Knicks)
1941 Graeme Edge, rock musician (The Moody Blues)
1945 Eric Clapton, rock/blues guitar legend (Slowhand)
1948 Dave Ball, rock musician (Procul Harum)
1948 Jim Dandy Mangrum, rock singer (Black Oak Arkansas)
1950 Robbie Coltrane, actor (Nuns on the Run)
1950 Rupert Greenall, rock keyboardist (The Fixx)
1950 Grady Little, LA Dodgers manager
1955 Randy Van Warmer, singer (Just When I Needed You Most)
1957 Paul Reiser, actor/comedian (Mad About You)
1964 Ian Ziering, actor (Beverly Hills 90210)
1964 Tracy Chapman, folk/rock singer (Fast Car)
1968 Celine Dion, singer
1968 Donna D'Errico, actress/playmate (September 1995)
1970 Secretariat, race horse (1973 Triple Crown)
1971 Mark Consuelos, soap opera actor/Mr. Kelly Ripa
1979 Norah Jones, pop/rock singer/musician (Don't Know Why)
1984 Santonio Holmes, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver

Today's Deaths in History

1948 Mahatma Gandhi, assassinated in New Delhi
1955 Harl McDonald, composer (Santa Fé Trail), dies at 55
1966 Maxfield Parrish, painter, dies at 95
1971 Selmer Jackson, actor (Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp), dies at 82
1972 Peter Whitney, actor (Rough Riders), dies at 55
1981 Dewitt Wallace, publisher (Reader's Digest), dies at 91
1985 Harold Peary, actor (Blondie), dies of heart attack at 76
1986 James Cagney, actor (White Heat) dies at 86
2002 Elizabeth, Queen Mother of England, dies at age 101
2003 Michael Jeter, actor (The Green Mile) dies at 50 of AIDS
2004 Alistair Cooke, journalist/TV personality, dies at 95

Today in History

0239 BC First recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet.
1533 Henry VIII divorces his first wife, Catherine of Aragon.
1822 Florida became a U.S. territory.
1842 Dr. Crawford W. Long performed the first operation while a patient was anesthetized by ether.
1858 Hyman L. Lipman of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania patented the pencil.
1867 Secretary of State William H. Seward reached agreement with Russia to purchase the territory of Alaska for $7.2 million, a deal roundly ridiculed as "Seward's Folly."
1870 The 15th amendment to the Constitution, giving black men the right to vote, was declared in effect.
1870 Texas was readmitted to the Union.
1909 The Queensboro Bridge, linking the New York boroughs of Manhattan and Queens, opened.
1923 The Audubon Ballroom in New York City was the scene of the first dance marathon.
1932 Amelia Earhart becomes first woman to fly solo cross the Atlantic.
1945 The Soviet Union invaded Austria during World War II.
1948 Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin ordered all road and rail access to Berlin, Germany blocked.
1953 Albert Einstein announces his revised Unified Field Theory.
1964 One of television’s best known game shows, Jeopardy, developed by Merv Griffin, aired on NBC-TV for the first time.
1967 Cover photo of the Beatles' Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is photographed.
1971 The Bee Gees received a gold record for the single, "Lonely Days."
1974 John Denver reached the top spot on the music charts with his hit, "Sunshine on My Shoulders."
1975 Ron Lalonde scores the first hat trick by a Washington Capital.
1981 President Ronald Reagan was shot and seriously injured outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by John W. Hinckley Jr (also wounded were White House press secretary James Brady, a Secret Service agent and a District of Columbia police officer).
1983 Basketball player Larry Bird of the Boston Celtics set a regular season Celtic scoring record as he pumped in 53 points.
1987 Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers brought $39.85 million, more than triple the record for an auctioned painting.
1995 Pope John Paul II issued an encyclical condemning abortion and euthanasia as crimes that no human laws could legitimize.
1998 German automaker BMW bought Rolls-Royce for $570 million.
1999 A jury in Portland, Ore., ordered Philip Morris to pay $81 million to the family of a man who died of lung cancer after smoking Marlboros for four decades.
2006 American reporter Jill Carroll, a freelancer for The Christian Science Monitor, was released after 82 days as a hostage in Iraq.

Chart Toppers

1945
My Dreams are Getting Better All the Time - The Pied Pipers
A Little on the Lonely Side - The Frankie Carle Orchestra (vocal: Paul
Allen)
Accentuate the Positive - Johnny Mercer
Shame on You - Spade Cooley

1953
Till I Waltz Again with You - Teresa Brewer
Don’t Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes - Perry Como
Pretend - Nat King Cole
Kaw-Liga - Hank Williams

1961
Surrender - Elvis Presley
Dedicated to the One I Love - The Shirelles
Apache - Jorgen Ingmann
Don’t Worry - Marty Robbins

1969
Dizzy - Tommy Roe
Traces - Classics IV featuring Dennis Yost
Time of the Season - The Zombies
Who’s Gonna Mow Your Grass - Buck Owens

1977
Rich Girl - Daryl Hall & John Oates
Dancing Queen - Abba
Don’t Give Up on Us - David Soul
Southern Nights - Glen Campbell

1985
One More Night - Phil Collins
Lovergirl - Teena Marie
We are the World - USA for Africa
Seven Spanish Angels - Ray Charles with Willie Nelson

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He invented the seed drill.

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Today in History - March 31st

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1596 Rene Descartes, ‘Father of modern philosophy’ (I think, therefore I am); died Feb 11, 1650
1809 Nikolai Gogol, playwright/novelist (Dead Souls) died Mar 4, 1852
1922 Richard (Paul) Kiley, actor (The Thorn Birds); died Mar 5, 1999
1927 William Daniels actor (St Elsewhere)
1927 Cesar Chavez, labor leader (National Farm Workers Association); died Apr 23, 1993
1928 Gordie Howe, Hockey Hall of Famer
1929 Liz Claiborne, fashion designer
1934 Richard Chamberlain, actor (The Thorn Birds)
1934 Shirley Jones, actress/singer (The Partridge Family)
1935 Herb Alpert, musician (The Tijuana Brass)
1938 Bill Hicke, NHL (Montreal Canadiens, NY Rangers)
1940 Patrick Leahy U.S. Senator, (D-Vt.)
1940 Barney Frank, gay Congressman (Mass)
1943 Christopher Walken, actor (Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead)
1944 Rod Allen (Rodney Bainbridge), bassist/singer (The Fortunes)
1944 Mick Ralphs, guitarist (Mott the Hoople, Bad Company)
1945 Gabe Kaplan, actor/comedian (Welcome Back Kotter)
1948 Rhea Perlman, actress (Cheers)
1948 Al Gore, former Vice President
1950 Ed Marinaro, running back/actor (Minnesota Vikings, Hill Street Blues)
1952 Vanessa del Rio, adult film actress
1953 Sean Hopper, keyboards/singer (Huey Lewis and the News)
1955 Angus Young, rock guitarist(AC/DC)
1957 Marc McClure, actor (Back to the Future series)
1958 Tony Cox, diminutive actor (Bad Santa)
1960 Mark Tuinei, tackle (Dallas Cowboys) died May 6, 199 of a drug overdose
1965 William McNamara, actor (Copycat)
1971 Ewan McGregor, actor (Star Wars series)
1971 Pavel Bure, NHL (Vancouver Canucks, Florida Panthers, NY Rangers)

Today's Deaths in History

1855 Charlotte Bronte, author (Jane Eyre) dies at 38
1931 Knute Rockne, athlete (Win one for the Gipper) dies at 43
1969 Conrad Hilton, Jr, heir to hotel fortune, dies at 42
1980 Jesse Owens, OLympic Gold Medalist (track), dies at 66
1981 Enid Bagnold, writer (National Vlevet) dies at 91
1993 Brandon lee, actor/son of Bruce Lee, dies from an accidental gunshot wound while filming The Crow
1995 Selena, tejana singer, is shot to death at 23
1998 Bella Abzug, activist/Congresswoman, dies at 77
2004 Buddy Arnold, screenwriter (Jackie Gleason Show) dies at 88
2006 Angela Devi, model, commits suicide at 30

Today in History

1492 King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain issued an edict expelling those Jews unwilling to convert to Christianity.
1880 The first electric street lights ever installed by a municipality were turned on in Wabash, IN.
1889 French engineer Alexandre Gustave Eiffel unfurled the French tricolor from atop the Eiffel Tower to mark its completion.
1900 The W.E. Roach Company was the first automobile company to advertise in a national magazine (The Saturday Evening Post).
1917 The United States took possession of the Virgin Islands from Denmark.
1918 Daylight saving time went into effect throughout the United States for the first time.
1923 The first U.S. dance marathon was held in New York City.
1943 The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma! opened on Broadway.
1945 The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams opened on Broadway.
1949 Newfoundland entered the confederation as Canada's 10th province.
1968 President Lyndon B. Johnson made a surprise announcement that he would not run for another term in office.
1968 Tony Jacklin became the first Englishman to win a modern-day U.S. golf tournament when he won the Greater Jacksonville Open.
1970 A bankruptcy referee granted the owner of the Seattle Pilots permission to sell the major-league baseball franchise to investors in Milwaukee, WI.
1972 Swimmer Mark Spitz was presented the Amateur Athletic Union’s coveted Sullivan Award as the outstanding amateur athlete of 1971.
1976 The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that coma patient Karen Anne Quinlan could be disconnected from her respirator (Quinlan remained comatose and died in 1985).
1992 The U.N. Security Council voted to ban flights and arms sales to Libya, branding it a terrorist state for shielding six men accused of blowing up Pan Am Flight 103 and a French airliner.
1995 Singer Selena, 23, was shot to death in Corpus Christi, Texas, by the founder of her fan club.
1995 Baseball players agreed to end a 232-day strike after a judge granted a preliminary injunction against club owners.
1999 Four New York City police officers were charged with murder for killing Amadou Diallo, an unarmed African immigrant, in a hail of bullets (the officers were acquited in 2000).
2004 Four American civilian contractors were killed in Fallujah, Iraq; frenzied crowds dragged their burned, mutilated bodies and strung two of them from a bridge.
2004 Air America, intended as a liberal voice in network talk radio, made its debut on five stations.
2005 Terri Schiavo died at a hospice in Pinellas Park, Fla., 13 days after her feeding tube was removed in a right-to-die dispute that engulfed the courts, Congress and the White House.

Chart Toppers

1946
Oh, What It Seemed to Be - The Frankie Carle Orchestra (vocal: Marjorie
Hughes)
Day by Day - Frank Sinatra
Personality - Johnny Mercer
Guitar Polka - Al Dexter

1954
Make Love to Me! - Jo Stafford
Wanted - Perry Como
Answer Me, My Love - Nat ‘King’ Cole
Slowly - Webb Pierce

1962
Don’t Break the Heart that Loves You - Connie Francis
Johnny Angel - Shelley Fabares
Dream Baby - Roy Orbison
She’s Got You - Patsy Cline

1970
Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
Let It Be - The Beatles
Instant Karma (We All Shine On) - John Ono Lennon
The Fightin’ Side of Me - Merle Haggard

1978
Night Fever - Bee Gees
Stayin’ Alive - Bee Gees
Lay Down Sally - Eric Clapton
Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys - Waylon &
Willie

1986
Rock Me Amadeus - Falco
R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A. - John Cougar Mellencamp
Kiss - Prince & The Revolution
Don’t Underestimate My Love for You - Lee Greenwood

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1732 Joseph Haydn, composer; died May 31, 1809
1815 Otto von Bismarck, German Chancellor; died July 30, 1898
1873 Sergei Rachmaninoff, composer; died March 28, 1943
1883 Lon (Leonidas F.) Chaney, actor (The Hunchback of Notre Dame); died Aug 26, 1930
1885 Wallace (Fitzgerald) Beery, actor (The Champ); died Apr 15, 1949
1920 Toshiro Mifune, actor (Samurai series); died Dec 24, 1997
1922 William Manchester, author (American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur)
1928 George Grizzard, actor (Law & Order)
1929 Jane Powell, actress (Royal Wedding)
1932 Debbie Reynolds, actress (Singin' in the Rain)
1932 Gordon Jump, actor (WKRP in Cincinnati); died Sep 22, 2003
1934 Don Hastings, actor (As The World Turns)
1938 Ali MacGraw, actress (Love Story)
1939 Rudolph Isley, R&B singer (The Isley Brothers)
1939 Phil Niekro, Baseball Hall of Famer
1941 Guy Trottier, NHL (NY Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs)
1942 Phil Margo, singer (The Tokens)
1944 Rusty (Daniel Joseph) Staub, baseball (Houston Astros, Montreal Expos, NY Mets, Detroit Tigers, Texas Rangers)
1945 Johny Barbata, drummer (The Turtles)
1948 Jimmy Cliff, reggae singer
1949 Gil Scott-Heron, Jazz keyboardist
1950 Billy Currie, rock musician (Ultravox)
1950 Samuel Alito, Supreme Court Justice
1951 John Abizaid, U.S. Army General (US Central Command)
1952 Annette O'Toole, actress (Smallville)
1953 Barry Sonnenfeld, film director (Men in Black series)
1954 Jeff Porcaro, percussionist (Toto); died Aug 5, 1992
1961 Mark White, guitarist (ABC)
1962 Patricia Morrison, guitarist/vocalist (Sisters of Mercy)
1966 Traci Lind, actress (The Road to Wellville)
1970 Sung Hi Lee, model/actress (Playboy; Lost, The Girl Next Door)
1971 Method Man, rapper
1976 Renee Chen, actress; died July 23, 1982 during filming of Twlight Zone: The Movie.
1980 Bijou Phillips, singer/actress (Almost Famous)

Today's Deaths in History

1917 Scott Joplin, ragtime composer, dies at 48
1945 William Fairbanks, actor, dies at 50
1946 Noah Beery, actor, dies at 64
1984 Marvin Gaye, R&B singer, is shot to death at 45
1991 Martha Graham, choreographer, dies at 96
1993 Alan Kulwicki, NASCAR driver, is killed in a plane crash at 38
2003 Leslie Cheung, Hong Kong actor, commits suicide at 46

Today in History

1760 The first refernce to April Fool's Day appeared in Poor Robin's Almanack: “The first of April, some do say, is set apart for All Fools’ Day, but why the people call it so, nor I nor they themselves do know.”
1789 The U.S. House of Representatives held its first full meeting in New York City; Frederick Muhlenberg of Pennsylvania was elected the first speaker.
1826 Samuel Morey of Oxford, New Hampshire patented the internal combustion engine.
1853 Cincinnati, Ohio, became the first U.S. city to pay its firefighters a regular salary.
1864 The first travel accident policy was issued by the Travelers Insurance Company.
1918 The Royal Air Force was established in Britain.
1930 Leo Hartnett of the Chicago Cubs broke the altitude record for a catch by catching a baseball dropped from the Goodyear blimp 800 feet over Los Angeles, CA.
1931 Pitcher Jackie Mitchell was signed by the Chattanooga Baseball Club, making her the first woman in organized baseball.
1933 Nazi Germany began persecuting Jews with a boycott of Jewish-owned businesses.
1939 The United States recognized the Franco government in Spain following the end of the Spanish Civil War.
1945 American forces invaded Okinawa during World War II.
1946 Tidal waves struck the Hawaiian Islands, killing more than 170 people.
1956 Chet Huntley began his successful news career with NBC.
1957 All of Great Britain was fooled this April Fool’s Day by England’s famous newscaster, Richard Dimbleby; as he was wrapping up the day’s news on Panorama, the BBC’s current affairs program, he reported about the “spring spaghetti crop in southern Switzerland,” with the filmed report showed some ten pounds of spaghetti being picked from a tree.
1960 The first weather satellite, TIROS-1, was launched from Cape Canaveral.
1963 The daily TV serial, General Hospital, began its long and popular run on ABC-TV.
1970 President Richard Nixon signed a measure banning cigarette advertising on radio and TV.
1984 Singer Marvin Gaye was shot to death by his father at age 45.
1985 George Plimpton played an April Fool’s joke on readers of Sports Illustrated, introducing the entire nation to Sidd Finch, a 28-year-old aspiring monk, who could throw a 168 mph fastball.
1985 Unranked Villanova defeated top-rated Georgetown 66-64 to win the NCAA basketball championship.
1987 In his first major speech on the epidemic, President Ronald Reagan told doctors in Philadelphia, "We've declared AIDS public health enemy No. 1."
1987 Steve Newman became the first man to walk solo around the world.
1996 Baseball umpire John McSherry died after collapsing during a game between the Cincinnati Reds and Montreal Expos.
1999 A New Jersey man was arrested and charged with originating the "Melissa" e-mail virus, which infected more than 1 million computers worldwide and caused more than $80 million in damage (David Smith served just 20 months in federal prison in exchange for helping the FBI track down the authors of other computer viruses).
2001 Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic was arrested on corruption charges after a 26-hour armed standoff with police at his Belgrade villa.
2003 American troops rescued Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch from a hospital in Nasiriyah, Iraq, where she had been held prisoner since her unit was ambushed nine days earlier.

Chart Toppers

1947
The Anniversary Song - Dinah Shore
How are Things in Glocca Morra - Buddy Clark
Managua, Nicaragua - The Guy Lombardo Orchestra (vocal: Don
Rodney)
So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed - Merle Travis

1955
The Ballad of Davy Crockett - Bill Hayes
Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White - Perez Prado
Dance with Me Henry (Wallflower) - Georgia Gibbs
In the Jailhouse Now - Webb Pierce

1963
He’s So Fine - The Chiffons
South Street - The Orlons
Rhythm of the Rain - The Cascades
Still - Bill Anderson

1971
Me and Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin
Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me) - The Temptations
Proud Mary - Ike & Tina Turner
After the Fire is Gone - Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn

1979
Tragedy - Bee Gees
What a Fool Believes - The Doobie Brothers
Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits
I Just Fall in Love Again - Anne Murray

1987
Lean on Me - Club Nouveau
Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship
Tonight, Tonight, Tonight - Genesis
Small Town Girl - Steve Wariner

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0742 Charlemagne, first Holy Roman emperor (800-14)
1725 Giovanni Casanova, philanderer/writer (History of My Life) died June 4, 1798
1805 Hans Christian Andersen, author (The Little Mermaid) died Aug 4, 1875
1840 Emile Zola, novelist (J’accuse) died Sep 29, 1902
1875 Walter Chrysler, auto manufacturer (Chrysler Corporation) died Aug 18, 1940
1891 Max Ernst, painter/sculptor (founded surrealism)
1908 Buddy Ebsen (Christian Rudolph Ebsen), actor (The Beverly Hillbillies) died July 6, 2003
1912 Herbert Mills, singer (The Mills Brothers) died Apr 12, 1989
1914 Sir Alec Guinness (Alec Guinness de Cuffe), actor (The Bridge on the River Kwai, Star Wars) died Aug 5, 2000
1920 Jack (John Randolph) Webb, director/actor (Dragnet, The DI) died Dec 23, 1982
1939 Marvin (Pentz) Gaye, Jr., singer (Let's Get It On) died April 1, 1984
1942 Leon Russell, singer
1943 Larry Coryell, Jazz guitarist
1945 Linda Hunt, actress (The Year of Living Dangerously)
1945 Don Sutton Baseball Hall of Famer
1946 Kurt Winter, rock musician (The Guess Who)
1947 Emmylou Harris, country/rock singer
1948 Kerry Minnear, rock musician (Gentle Giant)
1949 Pamela Reed, actress (Kindergarten Cop)
1952 David Robinson, drummer (The Cars)
1952 Leon Wilkerson rock musician (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
1953 Debralee Scott, actress (Police Academy) died Apr 5, 2005
1954 Gregory Abbott, singer
1959 Victoria Jackson, comedian/actress (UHF)
1961 Chris Meloni, actor (Law and Order: Special Victims Unit)
1961 Keren Woodward, singer (Bananarama)
1963 Sia and Shane Barbi, models (The Barbi Twins)
1964 Jana Marie Hupp, actress (Ed)
1965 Rodney King, bad driver/policve beating victim
1966 Bill Romanowski, linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
1967 Greg Camp, rock musician (Smash Mouth)
1967 Renée Estevez, actress/daughter of Martin Sheen
1969 Tony Fredianelli, rock musician (Third Eye Blind)
1973 Roselyn Sanchez, actress (Without a Trace)
1975 Adam Rodriguez, actor (CSI: Miami)
1976 Jeremy Garrett, actor (NCIS)
1979 Jesse Carmichael, pop/rock musician (Maroon 5)
1981 Bethany Joy Galeotti, actress (One Tree Hill)
1988 Jesse Plemons, actor (Friday Night Lights)

Today's Deaths in History

1872 Samuel F.B. Morse, developer of the electric telegraph, died at age 80.
1972 Gil Hodges, manager (New York Mets), dies of heart attack at 57
1974 Georges Pompidou, French President, dies at 62
1976 Ray Teal, actor (Bonanza), dies at 74
1987 Buddy Rich, drummer/orchestra leader (Away We Go), dies at 69
1997 Tomoyuki Tanaka, producer (Godzilla), dies of a stroke at 86
1998 Rob Pilatus, lip-syncher (Milli Vanilli) commits suicide at 32
2004 Richard Fiske, US Marine Pearl Harbor survivor, dies in Honolulu at 82
2005 Pope John Paul II dies at 84

Today in History

1513 Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon landed in Florida.
1792 Congress passed the Coinage Act, which authorized establishment of the U.S. Mint.
1860 The first Italian Parliament met at Turin.
1865 Confederate President Jefferson Davis and most of his Cabinet fled the Confederate capital of Richmond, Va.
1872 G.B. Brayton of Boston, MA received a patent for the gas-powered street car.
1889 Charles Hall patented aluminum.
1896 Madison Square Garden in New York City hosted the season premiere of the Barnum and Bailey Circus.
1902 The first motion picture theatre opened in Los Angeles (The Electric Theatre).
1917 President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress to declare war against Germany, saying, "The world must be made safe for democracy."
1932 Aviator Charles Lindbergh, through an intermediary, paid $50,000 ransom in a New York cemetery to a man who promised to return his kidnapped son (the child was found dead the following month; the ransom money was eventually traced to Bruno Hauptmann, who was executed for the crime).
1942 Glenn Miller and his orchestra recorded "American Patrol" for Victor Records.
1954 Carl ‘Bobo’ Olson defeated Kid Gavilan to retain the world middleweight boxing title.
1956 The Edge of Night and [/i]As the World Turns[/i] were seen for the first time on CBS-TV.
1969 The Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association signed Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul Jabbar) for a reported $1,400,000 five-year contract.
1972 Actor Burt Reynolds appeared naked in Cosmopolitan magazine.
1977 Stevie Wonder’s tribute to Duke Ellington, "Sir Duke," was released.
1978 Dallas was seen for the first time on CBS-TV.
1982 Argentina seized the disputed Falkland Islands from Britain.
1984 John Thompson became the first black coach to lead his team to the NCAA college basketball championship as Georgetown’s Hoyas defeated Houston 84-7.
1985 The NCAA Rules Committee adopted the 45-second shot clock for men’s basketball, to begin in the 1986 season.
1992 Mob boss John Gotti was convicted in New York of murder and racketeering.
2002 Israel seized control of Bethlehem; Palestinian gunmen forced their way into the Church of the Nativity, the traditional birthplace of Jesus, beginning a 39-day standoff.
2005 Pope John Paul II, who helped topple communism in Europe and left a deeply conservative stamp on the church that he led for 26 years, died in his Vatican apartment at age 84.

Chart Toppers

1948
Now is the Hour - Bing Crosby
I’m Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover - The Art Moonie Orchestra
Beg Your Pardon - Francis Craig
Anytime - Eddy Arnold

1956
The Poor People of Paris - Les Baxter
Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis Presley
Rock Island Line - Lonnie Donegan
Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins

1964
She Loves You - The Beatles
Twist and Shout - The Beatles
Suspicion - Terry Stafford
Saginaw, Michigan - Lefty Frizzell

1972
A Horse with No Name - America
Puppy Love - Donny Osmond
Mother and Child Reunion - Paul Simon
My Hang-Up is You - Freddie Hart

1980
Another Brick in the Wall - Pink Floyd
Working My Way Back to You/Forgive Me, Girl - Spinners
Call Me - Blondie
I’d Love to Lay You Down - Conway Twitty

1988
Man in the Mirror - Michael Jackson
Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car - Billy Ocean
I Want Her - Keith Sweat
Love Will Find Its Way to You - Reba McEntire

Quote of the Day

You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence.
Charles Austin Beard, US historian (1874 - 1948)



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Today in History - April 3rd

Today's Birthdays

1783 Washington Irving, author (The Legend of Sleepy Hollow) died Nov 28, 1859
1822 Edward Everett Hale, clergyman/author (Man without a Country) died June 10, 1909
1832 William M. (Marcy) ‘Boss’ Tweed, political boss (New York City) died in prison Apr 12, 1878
1837 John Burroughs, author; died Mar 29, 1921
1893 Leslie Howard (Stainer), actor (Gone with the Wind) died June 1, 1943
1894 Dooley Wilson, actor (Casablanca) died May 30, 1953
1898 George Jessel, comedian/actor (Valley of the Dolls) died May 24, 1981
1898 Henry R Luce, publisher (Time, Fortune, Life) died Feb 28, 1967
1904 Iron Eyes Cody, actor (The Crying Indian) died Jan 4, 1999
1916 Herb Caen, columnist (San Francisco Chronicle) died Feb 1, 1997
1921 Jan Sterling (Adriance), actress (High School Confidential) died Mar 26, 2004
1921 Marilyn Maxwell, actress (Bus Stop) died Mar 20, 1972
1924 Marlon Brando, actor (The Godfather, Apocalypse Now) died July 1, 2004
1924 Doris Day (Doris Mary Ann Von Kappelhoff), singer (Que Sera Sera)
1926 Virgil "Gus" Grissom, Lieutenant Colonel USAF/astronaut (Mercury 4, Gemini 3) died Jan 27, 1967 in the Apollo 1 launch pad fire
1928 Don Gibson, songwriter/singer (I Can’t Stop Loving You) died Nov 17, 2003
1929 Miyoshi Umeki, actress (Flower Drum Song, The Courtship of Eddie’s Father)
1930 Helmut Kohl, Chancellor (Federal Republic of Germany 1982-1998)
1934 Jane Goodall, anthropologist (studied chimpanzees)
1934 John Muckler, NHL Head Coach (Minnesota North Stars, Edmonton Oilers, Buffalo Sabres, New York Rangers)
1938 Philippe Wynne, US soul singer (Spinners, Parliament) died July 14, 1984
1941 Jan Berry, songwriter/singer (Jan and Dean) died Mar 26, 2004
1942 Marsha Mason, actress (The Goodbye Girl)
1942 (Carson) Wayne Newton, singer (Danke Shoen)
1942 Billy Joe Royal, singer (Down in the Boondocks)
1943 Jonathan Lynn, actor/director (My Cousin Vinny)
1944 Tony Orlando (Michael Anthony Orlando Cassavitis), singer (Tony Orlando and Dawn)
1944 Barry Pritchard, guitarist/singer (The Fortunes) died Jan 11, 1999
1945 Bernie (Bernard) Parent, NHL goalie (Boston Bruins, Philadelphia Flyers, Toronto Maple Leafs)
1945 Richard Manuel, rock pianist/vocalist (The Band) died Mar 4, 1986
1949 Lyle Alzado, NFL (Los Angeles Raiders) died May 14, 1992
1955 Mick Mars, guitarist (Motley Crue)
1958 Alec Baldwin (Alexander Rae Baldwin III), actor (The Hunt for Red October)
1959 David Hyde Pierce, actor (Fraiser)
1961 Eddie Murphy, comedian/actor (Beverly Hills Cop series)
1962 Mike Ness, rock guitarist (Social Distortion)
1966 Shelley Michelle, actress/body double (Pretty Woman)
1968 Sebastian Bach (Bierk), lead singer (Skid Row)
1968 Charlotte Coleman, actress (4 Weddings and a Funeral) died Nov 14, 2001
1970 James MacDonough, rock musician (Megadeth)
1971 Picabo Street, skiing champion (1984 Olympic Gold)
1972 Jennie Garth, actress (Beverly Hills 90210)
1982 Cobie Smulders, actress (How I Met Your Mother)
1986 Amanda Bynes, actress (What a Girl Wants)

Today's Deaths in History

0033 Jesus Christ, crucified (according to astronomer Humphreys & Waddington)
1882 Jesse James, outlaw, shot dead at 34 in St Joseph, MO, by Robert Ford
1936 Bruno Hauptmann, convicted Lindbergh baby kidnapper/killer, executed at 36
1943 Conrad Veidt, German/US actor (Casablanca) dies at 50
1950 Carter G. Woodson, "father of black history," dies in Washington, D.C. at 74
1950 Kurt Julian Weill, German composer (Mack the Knife), dies at 50
1962 Benny "The Kid" Paret, boxer, dies at 25 from injuries sustained in a match
1977 Leslie Stuart, actor (The Profiteers) dies at 117
1982 Warren Oates, actor (Stripes), dies at 53
1988 Milton A Caniff, US cartoonist (Terry & the Pirates), dies at 81
1990 Sarah Vaughan, jazz singer, dies of lung cancer at 66
1990 Katharine Balfour, actress (Love Story), dies of ALS at 69
1991 Graham Greene, novelist (The Quiet American) dies at 86
1996 Ronald Harmon Brown, Secretary of Commerce, dies at 54
2002 Roy Huggins, screenwriter (The Fugitive) dies at 87

Today in History

1776 Harvard College conferred the first honorary Doctor of Laws degree to George Washington.
1790 Revenue Marine Service (US Coast Guard), created.
1800 Martha Washington became the first U.S. President’s wife to be allowed to ‘frank’ mail (send free of postage).
1829 James Carrington of Wallingford, CT patented the coffee mill.
1860 Pony Express delivery service begins in St. Joseph, MO.
1882 Outlaw Jesse James was shot to death in St. Joseph, Mo., by Robert Ford, a member of his gang.
1933 First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt informed newspaper reporters that beer would be served at the White House.
1933 Then longest North American hockey game requires a 1:44:46 overtime as Maple Leaf Ken Doraty scores to beat the Canadiens 1-0.
1946 Lt. General Masaharu Homma, the Japanese commander responsible for the Bataan Death March, was executed in the Philippines.
1948 President Harry S. Truman signed the Marshall Plan, which allocated more than $5 billion in aid to help 16 European countries recover from World War II.
1949 Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis debuted on radio in an NBC program that ran until 1952.
1952 Harry Belafonte recorded his first songs for RCA Victor at Manhattan Center in New York City.
1953 TV Guide was published for the first time.
1955 Fred Astaire appeared on television for the first time on The Toast of the Town, with host, Ed Sullivan.
1962 Race jockey Eddie Arcaro retired with a career record of 15,327 victories for total winnings of $12,265,455.
1965 Bob Dylan appeared on the pop music charts for the first time as Subterranean Homesick Blues entered the Top 40 at number 39.
1968 Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "mountaintop" speech to a rally of striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Tenn., less than 24 hours before he was assassinated.
1968 North Vietnam agreed to meet with U.S. representatives to set up preliminary peace talks.
1975 Bobby Fischer is stripped of the world chess title for refusing to defend it.
1979 Jane Byrne became the first female mayor in Chicago’s history.
1982 John Chancellor stepped down as anchor of the The NBC Nightly News.
1985 The famed Brown Derby restaurant in Hollywood closed after 57 years.
1986 US national debt hits $2,000,000,000,000.
1988 Mario Lemieux wins the NHL scoring title, stopping Gretzky's 7-year streak.
1988 The New Jersey Devils beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 in OT, to clinch their first-ever playoff spot.
1996 An Air Force jetliner carrying Commerce Secretary Ron Brown crashed in Croatia, killing all 35 people aboard.
1996 Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski was arrested.
1998 The Dow Jones industrial average climbed above 9,000 for the first time.
2000 A federal judge in Washington ruled that Microsoft Corp. had violated U.S. antitrust laws by keeping "an oppressive thumb" on competitors during the race to link Americans to the Internet.
2004 Surrounded by police, five suspects in the Madrid railway bombings blew themselves up in a building outside the Spanish capital, also killing a special forces agent.
2006 Former Liberian President Charles Taylor pleaded not guilty before an international war crimes tribunal in Sierra Leone, denying he'd helped destabilize West Africa through killings, sexual slavery and sending children into combat.


Chart Toppers

1949
Cruising Down the River - The Russ Morgan Orchestra (vocal: The Skyliners)
Far Away Places - Margaret Whiting
Red Roses for a Blue Lady - Vaughn Monroe
Candy Kisses - George Morgan

1957
Little Darlin’ - The Diamonds
All Shook Up - Elvis Presley
Gone - Ferlin Husky
There You Go - Johnny Cash

1965
Stop! In the Name of Love - The Supremes
I’m Telling You Now - Freddie & The Dreamers
Shotgun - Jr. Walker & The All Stars
King of the Road - Roger Miller

1973
Killing Me Softly with His Song - Roberta Flack
Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001) - Deodato
Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye) – Gladys Knight & The Pips
Keep Me in Mind - Lynn Anderson

1981
Rapture - Blondie
Woman - John Lennon
The Best of Times - Styx
Texas Women - Hank Williams, Jr.

1989
Eternal Flame - Bangles
Girl You Know It’s True - Milli Vanilli
The Look - Roxette
Baby’s Gotten Good at Goodbye - George Strait

Quote of the Day

Women need a reason to have sex. Men just need a place.
Billy Crystal, actor/comedian (1947 - )


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Today in History - April 4th

Today's Birthdays

1821 Linus Yale, inventor (Yale Infallible Bank Lock and cylinder lock) died Dec 25, 1868
1884 Isoroku Yamamoto, Japanese Admiral (Pearl harbor) died April 18, 1943 in a plane crash
1888 Tris Speaker, Baseball Hall of Famer; died Dec 8, 1958
1895 Arthur Murray (Moses Teichman), dancer (Arthur Murray Dance Studios) died Mar 3, 1991
1906 John Cameron Swayze, newsman/commercial spokesman (NBC; Timex) died Aug 15, 1995
1906 Bea Benaderet, actress (Petticoat Junction) died Oct 13, 1968
1908 Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, author (Cheaper By the Dozen) died Nov 4, 2006
1914 Frances Langford (Frances Newbern), radio singer (I’m In The Mood For Love) died July 11, 2005
1915 Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield), blues singer/guitarist; died Apr 30, 1983
1922 Elmer Bernstein, Academy Award-winning composer (film scores) died Aug 18, 2004
1924 Gil (Gilbert Raymond) Hodges, baseball (Brooklyn Dodgers, LA Dodgers, NY Mets) died Apr 2, 1972
1928 Maya Angelou, poet
1932 Anthony Perkins, actor (Psycho series) died Sep 12, 1992
1932 Clive Davis, record industry mogul
1938 Angelo Bartlett Giamatti, Yale University president/Baseball Commissioner; died Sept 1, 1989
1939 Hugh Masekela, bandleader
1942 Kitty Kelley, biographer (Nancy Reagan, Jackie O, His Way)
1944 Craig T. Nelson, actor (Poltergeist)
1945 Walter Charles, actor (Fletch Lives)
1945 Caroline McWilliams, actress (Judging Amy)
1947 Ray (Raymond Earl) Fosse, catcher (Cleveland Indians, Oakland Athletics, Seattle Mariners, Milwaukee Brewers)
1947 Ed White, Minnesota Vikings guard
1948 Berry Oakley, bassist (The Allman Brothers Band) died Nov 11, 1972
1950 Christine Lahti, actress (Chicago Hope)
1951 Steve Gatlin, country singer (The Gatlin Brothers)
1952 Dave Hill, guitarist (Slade)
1952 Gary Moore, rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy)
1956 David E. Kelley, writer/producer (Ally McBeal)
1956 Hope Olson, playmate (October 1976)
1957 Graeme Kelling, guitarist (Deacon Blue) died June 10, 2004
1960 Lorraine Toussaint, actress (Crossing Jordan)
1960 Hugo Weaving, actor (Matrix series, Lord of the Rings series)
1962 Craig Adams, rock musician (The Cult)
1962 Ava Fabian, playate (August 1986)
1963 Jack Del Rio, NFL coach (Jaguars)
1964 David Cross, actor/comedian (Mr Show)
1964 Anthony Clark, comedian/actor (Yes Dear)
1965 Robert Downey Jr., actor (Less Than Zero)
1966 Nancy McKeon, actress (Facts of Life)
1966 Victoria Sinclair, anchorwoman (Naked News)
1970 Barry Pepper, actor (*61, Saving Private Ryan)
1972 Magnus Sveningsson, rock musician (The Cardigans)
1973 David Blaine, magician/illusionist
1973 Kelly Price, R&B singer
1975 Scott Roeln, St Louis Cardinals 3rd baseman
1979 Heath Ledger, actor (A Knight's Tale)
1979 Natasha Lyonne, actress (Slums of Beverly Hills)
1991 Jamie Lynn Spears, actress/Britney's kid sister

Today's Deaths in History

1617 John Napier, Scottish mathematician/inventor (logarithms), dies
1841 William Henry Harrison, US President, dies in office at 68
1931 Andre Michelin, CEO (Michelin Tires), dies
1963 Jason Robards, Sr., actor (Studio One) dies at 70
1968 Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights leader, assassinated at 39
1972 Adam Clayton Powell Jr, (Congressman, D-NY), dies at 63
1979 Edgar Buchanan, actor (Petticoat Junction), dies at 77
1980 Red Sovine, country singer (Teddy Bear) dies at 62
1981 Brad Johnson, actor (Death Valley Days) dies at 56
1983 Gloria Swanson, actress (Sunset Boulevard) dies at 86
1999 Early Wynn, Washington Senators pitcher, dies at 79

Today in History

1818 Congress decided the U.S. flag would consist of 13 red and white stripes and 20 stars, with a new star to be added for every new state.
1841 President William Henry Harrison died of pneumonia one month after his inauguration, becoming the first U.S. president to die in office.
1850 The city of Los Angeles was incorporated.
1859 Daniel Emmett introduced "I Wish I was in Dixie’s Land" (later named Dixie) in New York City.
1887 Susanna Medora Salter became the first woman elected mayor of an American community: Argonia, Kan.
1902 British financier Cecil Rhodes left $10 million in his will to provide scholarships for Americans at Oxford University in England.
1914 The first known serialized moving picture opened in New York City (The Perils of Pauline).
1932 Professor C.G. King of the University of Pittsburgh isolated vitamin C after five years of research.
1939 Glenn Miller recorded his theme song, "Moonlight Serenade," for Bluebird Records.
1945 U.S. forces liberated the Nazi death camp Ohrdruf in Germany.
1949 Twelve nations, including the United States, signed the North Atlantic Treaty.
1954 Maestro Arturo Toscanini conducted his last concert with the NBC Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
1964 The Beatles set an all-time record on the Top 100 chart of Billboard magazine with all five of the top songs (Can’t Buy Me Love, Twist and Shout, She Loves You, I Want to Hold Your Hand, and Please Please Me)
1967 Johnny Carson quit The Tonight Show (he returned three weeks later with an additional $30,000 a week).
1968 Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was shot to death in Memphis, Tenn., at age 39.
1968 Bobby Goldsboro received a gold record for the single, "Honey."
1971 Veterans stadium in Philadelphia, PA was dedicated.
1974 Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves tied Babe Ruth's career home run record by hitting his 714th round-tripper in Cincinnati.
1975 A U.S. Air Force transport plane evacuating Vietnamese orphans crashed shortly after takeoff from Saigon, killing more than 130 people, most of them children.
1981 Henry Cisneros became the first Mexican-American elected mayor of a major U.S. city: San Antonio, Texas.
1984 Bob Bell retired as Bozo the Clown on WGN-TV in Chicago, IL.
1991 Sen. John Heinz, R-Penn., and six other people were killed when a helicopter collided with Heinz's plane over a schoolyard in Merion, Pa.
1999 The Colorado Rockies beat the San Diego Padres 8-2 in baseball's first season opener held in Mexico.
2003 U.S. forces seized Saddam International Airport outside Baghdad.
2003 Sammy Sosa of the Chicago Cubs became the 18th major league baseball player to hit 500 career homers, connecting for a solo shot in a 10-9 loss to Cincinnati.
2006 The Iraq tribunal announced new criminal charges against Saddam Hussein and six others, accusing them of genocide and crimes against humanity stemming from a 1980s crackdown against Kurds.

Chart Toppers

1950
If I Knew You Were Comin’ I’d’ve Baked a Cake - Eileen Barton
Dearie - The Guy Lombardo Orchestra (vocal: Kenny Gardner Trio)
Music, Music, Music - Teresa Brewer
Long Gone Lonesome Blues - Hank Williams

1958
Tequila - The Champs
He’s Got the Whole World (In His Hands) - Laurie London
Lollipop - Chordettes
Oh Lonesome Me - Don Gibson

1966
The Ballad of the Green Berets - SSgt Barry Sadler
(You’re My) Soul and Inspiration - The Righteous Brothers
Daydream - The Lovin’ Spoonful
Waitin’ in Your Welfare Line - Buck Owens

1974
Sunshine on My Shoulders - John Denver
Hooked on a Feeling - Blue Swede
Bennie & The Jets - Elton John
Would You Lay with Me (In a Field of Stone) - Tanya Tucker

1982
I Love Rock ’N Roll - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
We Got the Beat - Go-Go’s
Make a Move on Me - Olivia Newton-John
Bobbie Sue - The Oak Ridge Boys

1990
Black Velvet - Alannah Myles
Love Will Lead You Back - Taylor Dayne
I Wish It Would Rain Down - Phil Collins
Hard Rock Bottom of Your Heart - Randy Travis

Quote of the Day

Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to be always part of unanimity.
Christopher Morley, US author & journalist (1890 - 1957)



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QUOTE(Giac @ Apr 4 2007, 06:28 PM) *
1968 Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was shot to death in Memphis, Tenn., at age 39.


One can only wonder at what the world would be like had that assassination not come to pass:

"Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man's sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false with the true."

Martin Luther King Jr.
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I like this MLK quote best:

QUOTE(Martin Luther King @ Jr.)
The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you may murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate. So it goes. Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction.... The chain reaction of evil - hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars - must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.


I was really pissed off when a friend gave me shit about this quote like I was for appeasing terrorists or some garbage. Nice guy, but a fucking douchebag on occasion.


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Today in History- April 5th

Today's Birthdays

1588 Thomas Hobbes, England, philosopher (Leviathan) died Dec 4, 1679
1827 Joseph Lister, British surgeon/inventor (Listerine mouthwash) died Feb 10, 1912
1856 Booker T. Washington, educator/black leader/author (Up from Slavery) died Nov 14, 1915
1897 Glenn "Pop" Warner, football coach; died Sept 7, 1954
1900 Spencer Tracy, actor (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner) died June 10, 1967
1901 Melvyn Douglas, actor (Ghost Story) died Aug 4, 1981
1908 Bette Davis (All About Eve) died Oct 6, 1989
1909 Alberto Romero "Cubby" Broccoli, film producer (James Bond) died June 27, 1996
1916 Gregory Peck, actor (To Kill a Mockingbird) died June 12, 2003
1920 Arthur Hailey, author (Airport)
1921 Robert Q. Lewis, comedian/TV quiz show panelist (What’s My Line, To Tell the Truth) died Dec 11, 1991
1926 Roger Corman, director (Little Shop of Horrors)
1928 Tony Williams, singer (The Platters) died Aug 14, 1992
1929 Nigel Hawthorne, actor (Demolition Man) died Dec 26, 2001
1933 Frank Gorshin, impressionist/actor (Batman) died May 17, 2005
1934 Stanley Turrentine, jazz tenor sax
1937 Colin Powell, U.S. Secretary of State/U.S. Army General (Gulf War)
1939 Lonnie White, vocalist (Smokey Robinson & Miracles)
1941 Michael Moriarty, actor (Courage Under Fire, Law & Order)
1942 Allan Clarke, rock vocalist (Hollies)
1943 Max Gail, actor (Barney Miller)
1944 Dave Holland, rock guitarist (Judas Priest)
1945 Doug Favell, NHL (Philadelphia Flyers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Colorado Rockies)
1946 Jane Asher, actress (Dreamchild)
1949 Dr. Judith A. Resnik, electrical engineer/astronaut died Jan 28, 1986 i the space shuttle Challenger explosion
1950 Agnetha Faltskog, singer (Abba)
1952 Mitch Pileggi, actor (The X-Files)
1954 Stan Ridgway, rock singer (Wall of Voodoo)
1957 Vince Gill, country singer (When I Call Your Name)
1964 Christopher "Kid" Reid, rapper/actor (Kid 'n Play)
1966 Mike McCready, guitarist (Pearl Jam)
1967 Troy Gentry, country singer (Montgomery-Gentry)
1968 Gianna Amore, playmate (August 1989)
1968 Paula Cole, rock singer (Where Have All the Cowboys Gone)
1971 Krista Allen, actress (Smallville)
1973 Tony Banks, NFL quarterback (St Louis Rams)
1973 Pharrell Williams, music producer
1976 Ike Hilliard, NFL wide receiver (New York Giants)

Today's Deaths in History

1869 Daniel Bakeman, Revolutionary War soldier, dies at 109
1946 Vincent Millie Youmans, composer (Tea for Two) dies from tuberculosis at 47
1964 Douglas MacArthur, U.S. Army General (Pacific-WWII), dies at 84
1975 Chiang Kai-shek, Nationalist Chinese leader, dies at 87
1976 Howard Hughes, millionaire filmmaker/industrialist, dies at 71
1981 Bob "Bear" Hite, rock musician (Canned Heat), dies at 36
1991 John Tower (Senator R-TX), dies in a plane crash at 65
1992 Sam Walton, founder (Wal-Mart) dies at 74
1994 Kurt Cobain, rock singer (Nirvana) commits suicide at 27
1997 Allen Ginsberg, beat poet, dies at 80
1998 Cozy Powell, rock drummer (Whitesnake) dies at 50 in a car crash
2000 Lee Petty, patriarch of the NASCAR racing family, dies at 86
2003 Pompeo Posar, Playboy photographer, dies at 83
2005 Debralee Scott, actress (Police Academy series) dies at 52
2005 Saul Bellow, Nobel Prize-winning author, dies at 89
2006 Gene Pitney, singer (Only Love Can Break a Heart) dies at 66

Today in History

2348 BC Noah's ark grounded, Mount Ararat (calculated date)
1614 American Indian princess Pocahontas married English colonist John Rolfe in Virginia.
1792 George Washington cast the first presidential veto, rejecting a congressional measure for apportioning representatives among the states.
1827 James H. Hackett became the first American actor to appear abroad as he performed at Covent Garden in London, England.
1869 Daniel Bakeman, the last surviving soldier of the Revolutionary War, died at the age of 109.
1887 In Tuscumbia, Ala., teacher Anne Sullivan taught her blind and deaf pupil, Helen Keller, the meaning of the word "water" as spelled out in the manual alphabet.
1895 Playwright Oscar Wilde lost his criminal libel case against the Marquess of Queensberry, who had accused the writer of homosexual practices.
1915 Jess Willard knocked out Jack Johnson in the 26th round to win the heavyweight boxing championship held in Havana, Cuba.
1923 Firestone Tire and Rubber Company of Akron, OH began the first regular production of balloon tires.
1933 The first operation to remove a lung was performed at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO.
1951 Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were sentenced to death for conspiring to commit espionage for the Soviet Union.
1954 Elvis Presley records his debut single, "That's All Right."
1955 Richard J. Daley was elected mayor of Chicago, IL.
1958 Johnny Mathis’ album, Johnny’s Greatest Hits, on Columbia Records, made it to the pop music charts, remaining on the charts for a record 490 weeks.
1966 Timothy Leary spoke at New York’s Town Hall and compared LSD to a microscope saying that the drug “is to psychology what the microscope is to biology.”
1982 Record World magazine ceased publication and filed for bankruptcy protection.
1983 The New York Mets' Tom Seaver sets a record with his 14th National League Opening Day assignment.
1984 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar become the all-time NBA regular season scoring leader, breaking previous mark of 31,419 points held by Wilt Chamberlain.
1985 Broadcasters banded together to play the single, "We Are the World," at 10:50 a.m. E.S.T.
1987 The FOX Broadcasting Company, under the direction of media and publishing baron Rupert Murdoch, started with two Sunday night offerings: Married......With Children and The Tracey Ullman Show.
1987 Wayne Gretzky wins his7th straight NHL scoring title.
1993 The Florida Marlins play their first game, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-3.
1993 The Colorado Rockies play their first game, losing to the New York Mets 3-0.
1999 Libya surrendered two suspects in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Scotland to a U.N. representative.
2006 Katie Couric announced she was leaving NBC's Today show to become anchor of The CBS Evening News.

Chart Toppers

1951
If - Perry Como
Mockingbird Hill -Patti Page
Aba Daba Honeymoon - Debbie Reynolds and Carleton Carpenter
The Rhumba Boogie - Hank Snow

1959
Venus - Frankie Avalon
Come Softly to Me - The Fleetwoods
It’s Just a Matter of Time - Brook Benton
When It’s Springtime in Alaska (It’s Forty Below) - Johnny Horton

1967
Happy Together - The Turtles
Dedicated to the One I Love - The Mamas & The Papas
Somethin’ Stupid - Nancy Sinatra & Frank Sinatra
Walk Through This World with Me - George Jones

1975
Lovin’ You - Minnie Riperton
Philadelphia Freedom - The Elton John Band
No No Song/Snookeroo - Ringo Starr
I Just Can’t Get Her Out of My Mind - Johnny Rodriguez

1983
Billy Jean - Michael Jackson
Do You Really Want to Hurt Me - Culture Club
Hungry like the Wolf - Duran Duran
When I’m Away from You - The Bellamy Brothers

1991
Coming Out of the Dark - Gloria Estafan
This House - Tracie Spencer
Hold You Tight - Tara Kemp
Two of a Kind, Workin’ on a Full House - Garth Brooks

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There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the labor of thinking.
Thomas A. Edison, US inventor (1847 - 1931)


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Today in History – April 6th

Today's Birthdays

1483 Raphael Santi, artist (Marriage of the Virgin) died Apr 6, 1520
1882 Rose Schneiderman, U.S. women’s rights activist; died Aug 11, 1972
1884 Walter Huston (Houghston), actor (Treasure of the Sierra Madre) died Apr 7, 1950
1890 Anthony Herman Gerard Fokker, aircraft pioneer; died Dec 23, 1939
1892 Donald Wills Douglas, aircraft pioneer (McDonnell Douglas) died Feb1, 1981
1892 Lowell Thomas, pioneer broadcast journalist; died Aug 29, 1981
1923 Herb Thomas, NASCAR auto racer; died Aug 9, 2000
1927 Gerry Mulligan, jazz musician/composer (Disc Jockey Jump) died Jan 20, 1996
1928 Joi Lansing (Joyce Wassmansdoff), actress (Singin’ in the Rain) died Aug 7, 1972
1929 André (Ludwig) Previn, pianist/composer (film scores)
1931 Ivan Dixon, actor (Hogan's Heroes)
1937 Merle Haggard, country singer/songwriter (Okie from Muskogee)
1937 Billy Dee (December) Williams, actor (Brian’s Song)
1938 Roy Thinnes, actor (From Here to Eternity)
1942 Barry Levinson, director (Rain Man)
1944 Michelle Phillips (Holly Michelle Gilliam), singer (The Mamas and the Papas)
1944 John Stax, bassist (The Pretty Things)
1945 Neil Boortz, pundit
1946 Danny Kortchmar, session guitarist/producer, songwriter
1947 John Ratzenberger, actor (Cheers)
1951 Bert Blyleven, pitcher (Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Cleveland Indians, California Angels)
1952 Marilu Henner (Mary Lucy Denise Pudlowski), actress (Taxi)
1955 Michael Rooker, actor (Days of Thunder)
1962 Stan Cullimore, songwriter/guitar (The Housemartins)
1964 Johnny Dee, heavy metal drummer (Britny Fox)
1965 Sterling Sharpe, former NFL wide reciever (Green Bay Packers)
1965 Frank Black, rock singer/musician (The Pixies)
1966 Kymberly Paige, playmate (May 1987)
1969 Paul Rudd, actor (The 40-Year Old Virgin)
1969 Bret Boone, Seattle Mariners infielder
1970 Olaf Kolzig, NHL goaltender (Washington Capitals)
1972 Jason Hervey, actor (The Wonder Years)
1973 Markku Lappalainen, rock musician (Hoobastank)
1975 Zach Braff, actor/screenwriter/director (Scrubs, Garden State)
1976 Candace Cameron Bure, actress (Full House)
1983 Diora Baird, actress (Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning)

Today's Deaths in History

1199 Richard I the Lionheart, King of England, dies at 41
1520 Raphael Santi, artist, dies on his 37th birthday
1970 Samuel Sheppard, physician (subject of The Fugitive) dies at 46
1971 Igor Stravinsky, composer, dies at 88
1992 Isaac Asimov, science fiction writer (I, Robot) dies at 72
1996 Greer Garson, actress (The Singing Nun) dies at 91
1995 Tammy Wynette, the First Lady of Country Music (Stand By Your Man), dies at 55
1997 Jack Kent Cooke, NFL owner (Washington redskins) dies at 84
1998 Wendy O. Williams, punk singer (The Plasmatics) commits suicide at 48
2003 David Bloom, NBC journalist, killed at 39 while covering the invasion of Iraq
2005 Prince Rainier of Monaco dies at 81

Today in History

1830 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was organized by Joseph Smith in Fayette, N.Y.
1862 The Civil War battle of Shiloh began in Tennessee.
1896 The first modern Olympic Games began in Athens, Greece.
1909 Commodore Robert Peary and Matthew H. Henson, Peary’s servant, became the first men to reach the North Pole.
1916 Charlie Chaplin signed a movie contract with the Mutual Film Corporation.
1917 Congress approved a declaration of war against Germany.
1925 Eddie Cantor recorded the standard, "If You Knew Susie," for Columbia Records.
1927 William P. MacCracken, Jr. earned license number ‘1’ when the Department of Commerce issued the first aviator’s license.
1931 Little Orphan Annie, the comic strip character developed by Harold Gray, came to life on the NBC Blue network.
1945 This is Your FBI debuted on ABC radio.
1956 Capitol Tower, the home of Capitol Records in Hollywood, CA, was dedicated.
1957 Trolley cars in New York City completed their final runs.
1958 Arnold Palmer won his first major pro golf tournament by capturing the Masters in Augusta, GA.
1959 Hal Holbrook opened in the critically acclaimed, off-Broadway presentation of Mark Twain Tonight.
1971 Rolling Stones Records was formed to promote the hits of The Rolling Stones.
1973 The Stylistics received a gold record for their ballad hit, "Break Up to Make Up."
1974 The first concert film featuring a soundtrack in quadraphonic sound opened at the Ziegfeld Theatre (Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones).
1983 Interior Secretary James Watt banned the Beach Boys from the 4th of July celebration on the Washington Mall, saying rock 'n' roll bands attract the "wrong element."
1985 The country group Alabama went five-for-five as the album 40 Hour Week grabbed the top spot on the Billboard country chart; the group had a number one album for each of the previous five years.
1987 Boxing great Sugar Ray Leonard won a 2-1 decision in a stunning upset over Marvelous Marvin Hagler in a bout held in Las Vegas, NV.
1987 Los Angeles Dodgers executive Al Campanis said on ABC's "Nightline" that blacks "may not have some of the necessities" to hold managerial jobs in major-league baseball (Campanis resigned two days later).
1994 Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun announced his retirement.
1994 The presidents of Rwanda and Burundi were killed in a plane crash near Rwanda's capital.
1998 The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 9,000 points for the first time.
1998 Pakistan successfully tested a medium-range missile capable of striking neighboring India.
2001 Algerian national Ahmed Ressam, accused of bringing explosives into the United States days before the millennium celebrations, was convicted twice in the same day - first in France for belonging to a group supporting Islamic militants, then in Los Angeles on terror charges.
2001 Pacific Gas and Electric filed for bankruptcy.
2004 Jordan's military court convicted eight Muslim militants and sentenced them to death for the 2002 killing of U.S. aid official Laurence Foley in a terror conspiracy linked to al-Qaida.
2004 The University of Connecticut became the first school to win the NCAA Division I men's and women's basketball titles in the same season as the women's team beat Tennessee 70-61 for their third consecutive championship.

Chart Toppers

1944
It’s Love, Love, Love - The Guy Lombardo Orchestra (vocal: Skip Nelson)
Besame Mucho - The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra (vocal: Bob Eberly & Kitty Kallen)
I Love You - Bing Crosby
Too Late to Worry, Too Blue to Cry - Al Dexter

1952
Wheel of Fortune - Kay Starr
Anytime - Eddie Fisher
Please, Mr. Sun - Johnnie Ray
(When You Feel like You’re in Love) Don’t Just Stand There - Carl Smith

1960
The Theme from "A Summer Place" - Percy Faith
Puppy Love - Paul Anka
Sink the Bismarck - Johnny Horton
He’ll Have to Go - Jim Reeves

1968
(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
Young Girl - The Union Gap
La - La - Means I Love You - The Delfonics
How Long Will My Baby Be Gone - Buck Owens

1976
Disco Lady - Johnnie Taylor
Let Your Love Flow - Bellamy Brothers
Sweet Thing - Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
You’ll Lose a Good Thing - Freddy Fender

1984
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
Here Comes the Rain Again - Eurythmics
Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) - Phil Collins
Let’s Stop Talkin’ About It - Janie Fricke

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Look for the ridiculous in everything and you will find it.
Jules Renard (1864 - 1910)


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