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Today in History - June 29th

Today's Birthdays

1858 George Washington Goethals, army engineer (Panama Canal) died Jan 21, 1928
1901 Nelson Eddy, singer/actor (Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life) died March 6, 1967
1910 Frank Loesser, composer (Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition) died July 26, 1969
1919 Slim Pickens, actor (Dr. Strangelove, Blazing Saddles) died December 8, 1983
1920 Ray Harryhausen, filmmaker/special effects artist (Jason and the Argonauts)
1928 Ian Bannen, Scottish actor (The Flight of the Phoenix) died November 3, 1999
1930 Robert Evans, film producer (Rosemary's Baby)
1936 Harmon Killebrew, Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman (Minnesota Twins)
1941 Stokely Carmichael, activist (Civil Rights Movement) died November 15, 1998
1943 Little Eva (Eva Narcissus Boyd), singer (The Loco-Motion) died April 10, 2003
1944 Gary Busey, actor (The Buddy Holly Story, Point Break)
1947 Richard Lewis, comedian
1948 Fred Grandy, actor/former Congressman (The Love Boat)
1948 Ian Paice, drummer (Deep Purple)
1949 Dan Dierdorf, Football Hall of Fame tackle/sportscaster
1953 Don Dokken, guitarist/singer (Dokken)
1953 Colin Hay, singer (Men at Work)
1957 Maria Conchita Alonso, actress (Moscow on the Hudson, The Running Man, Colors)
1961 Sharon Lawrence, actress (NYPD Blue)
1961 Greg Hetson, guitarist (Bad Religion)
1962 Amanda Donohoe, actress (Castaway, The Lair of the White Worm)
1964 Stedman Pearson, R&B singer (Five Star)
1964 Kathleen Wilhoite, actress (Gilmore Girls, Road House, ER)
1966 Dale Baker, drummer (Sixpence None the Richer)
1967 Melora Hardin, actress (The Office)
1967 Jeff Burton, NASCAR driver
1968 Theoren Fleury, NHL right wing (NY Rangers)
1969 Ilan Mitchell-Smith, actor (Weird Science)
1972 Samantha Smith, activist (visited Yuri Andropov) died August 25, 1985
1978 Nicole Scherzinger, singer (Pussycat Dolls)
1978 Sam Farrar, bassist (Phantom Planet)
1980 Martin Truex Jr, NASCAR driver

Today's Deaths in History

1852 Henry Clay, U.S. Senator (The Great Compromiser) dies at 75
1861 Elizabeth Barrett Browning, English poet (Sonnets from the Portuguese) dies at 55
1933 Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, actor (Keystone Cops) dies at 46
1940 Paul Klee, Swiss artist (expressionism, cubism, surrealism) dies at 60
1960 Frank Patrick, Hockey Hall of Fame player/coach (Vancouver Millionaires) dies at 74
1967 Jayne Mansfield, actress (Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?) dies at 34
1975 Tim Buckley, singer/songwriter (Starsailor) dies at 28
1978 Bob Crane, actor (Hogan's Heroes) is murdered at 49
1979 Lowell George, singer (Little Feat) dies at 34
1995 Lana Turner, actress (The Postman Always Rings Twice) dies at 74
1997 William Hickey, actor (Prizzi's Honor) dies at 69
1999 Allan Carr, film producer (Grease) dies at 62
2002 Rosemary Clooney, singer/actress, dies at 74
2003 Katharine Hepburn, actress (The African Queen) dies at 96
2007 Joel Siegel, film critic, dies at 63
2006 Lloyd Richards, theatrical actor/director (The Piano Lesson, Fences) dies at 87
2008 Don S. Davis, actor/artist (Stargate SG-1) dies at 65

Today in History

1613 The Globe Theatre in London, England burned to the ground.
1776 The Virginia state constitution was adopted.
1874 Greek politician Charilaos Trikoupis published a manifesto in the Athens daily Kairoi entitled "Who's to Blame?" in which he laid out his complaints against King George; he was elected Prime Minister of Greece the next year.
1946 British authorities arrested more than 2,700 Jews in Palestine in an attempt to stamp out alleged terrorism.
1951 Joseph Ratzinger, the future Pope Benedict XVI, was ordained as a priest.
1956 The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 was signed, officially creating the United States Interstate Highway System.
1967 Actress Jayne Mansfield, 34, and two male companions died when their car struck a trailer truck east of New Orleans.
1972 The Supreme Court ruled the death penalty could constitute "cruel and unusual punishment."
1974 Isabel Perón was sworn in as the first female President of Argentina.
1992 A divided Supreme Court ruled that women have a constitutional right to abortion, but the justices also weakened the right as defined by the Roe v. Wade decision.
1995 The Sampoong Department Store collapsed in the Seocho-gu district of Seoul, South Korea, killing 501 and injuring 937.
2001 U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan was elected to a second term.
2002 President George W. Bush transferred presidential powers to Vice President Dick Cheney for more than two hours during a routine colon screening that ended in a clean bill of health.
2004 Randy Johnson of the Arizona Diamondbacks became the fourth pitcher in major league history to record 4,000 career strikeouts.
2006 The Supreme Court ruled 5-3 that President George W. Bush's plan to try Guantanamo Bay detainees in military tribunals violated U.S. and international law.
2007 The first Apple iPhones went on sale.
2007 Two car bombs were found in the heart of London at Picadilly Circus.

Chart Toppers

1948
Nature Boy - Nat King Cole
Toolie Oolie Doolie - The Andrews Sisters
Woody Woodpecker Song - The Kay Kaiser Orchestra (vocal: Gloria Wood & the Campus Kids)
Bouquet of Roses - Eddy Arnold

1956
The Wayward Wind - Gogi Grant
I Almost Lost My Mind - Pat Boone
Picnic - The McGuire Sisters
Crazy Arms - Ray Price

1964
A World Without Love - Peter & Gordon
I Get Around - The Beach Boys
My Boy Lollipop - Millie Small
Together Again - Buck Owens

1972
The Candy Man - Sammy Davis, Jr.
Song Sung Blue - Neil Diamond
Outa-Space - Billy Preston
That’s Why I Love You Like I Do - Sonny James

1980
Coming Up - Paul McCartney & Wings
The Rose - Bette Midler
It’s Still Rock & Roll to Me - Billy Joel
Trying to Love Two Women - The Oak Ridge Boys

1988
Foolish Beat - Debbie Gibson
Dirty Diana - Michael Jackson
Make It Real - The Jets
He’s Back and I’m Blue - The Desert Rose Band

Quote of the Day

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
Alfred Lord Tennyson, English poet (1809 - 1892)



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post Jun 30 2009, 12:29 PM
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Today in History - June 30th

Today's Birthdays

1768 Elizabeth Monroe (Kortright), First Lady (President James Monroe) died Sep 23, 1830
1912 Dan Reeves, NFL owner (Cleveland/Los Angeles Rams) died April 15, 1971
1913 Harry Wismer, owner (New York Jets) died December 3, 1967
1917 Susan Hayward, actress (The Fighting Seabees, Valley of the Dolls) died March 14, 1975
1917 Lena Horne, singer (Love Me or Leave Me, Stormy Weather)
1919 Ed Yost, inventor (modern hot air balloon) died May 27, 2007
1929 James Goldman, screenwriter (The Lion in Winter, White Nights) died October 28, 1998
1934 Harry Blackstone Jr., magician, died May 14, 1997
1942 Ron Harris, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers)
1943 Florence Ballard, singer (The Supremes) died Feb 22, 1976
1944 Glenn Shorrock, singer (The Little River Band)
1949 (Andrew) Andy Scott, guitarist (The Sweet)
1951 Stanley Clarke, jazz bassist/composer
1952 David Garrison, actor (Married...with Children)
1953 Hal Lindes, guitarist (Dire Straits)
1955 David Alan Grier, actor (Boomerang, Jumanji, In Living Color)
1956 Philip Adrian Wright, synthesizer (Human League)
1957 Sterling Marlin, NASCAR driver
1959 Vincent D’Onofrio, actor (Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Mystic Pizza, The Cell)
1959 Brendan Perry, singer/songwriter/musician (Dead Can Dance)
1960 Murray Cook, Australian children's singer (The Wiggles)
1962 Deirdre Lovejoy, actress (The Wire)
1963 Rupert Graves, actor (The Madness of King George, Damage)
1963 Yngwie J. Malmsteen, guitarist
1966 Mike Tyson, former heavyweight boxing champion
1966 Marton Csokas, actor (The Bourne Supremacy, Lord of the Rings series)
1969 Tom Drummond, bassist (Better Than Ezra)
1970 Brian Bloom, actor (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
1971 Monica Potter, actress (Patch Adams, Along Came a Spider)
VerdDogg, board member
1979 Matisyahu, Hasidic Jewish Reggae Rapper
1979 Rick Gonzalez, actor (Coach Carter, Roll/Bounce)
1982 Andy Knowles, drummer (Franz Ferdinand)
1982 Dan Jacobs, guitarist (Atreyu)
1982 Lizzy Caplan, actress (Cloverfield, Mean Girls)
1983 Brendon James, drummer (Thirteen Senses)
1983 Cheryl Cole, singer (Girls Aloud)
1984 Fantasia Barrino, singer/TV personality (American Idol)
1985 Michael Phelps, Olympic Gold-Medal swimmer
1986 Alicia Fox (Victoria Crawford), wrestler/model

Today's Deaths in History

1934 Kurt von Schleicher, Chancellor of Germany, is murdered in the Night of the Long Knives at 52
1934 Gustav Ritter von Kahr, Prime Minister of Bavaria, is murdered in the Night of the Long Knives at 71
1961 Lee DeForest, inventor (Audio vacuum tube) dies at 87
1993 George "Spanky" McFarland, actor (Little Rascals) dies at 64
1995 Gale Gordon, actor (The Lucy Show) dies at 89
1995 Phyllis Hyman, jazz vocalist, commits suicide at 45
2001 Chet Atkins, country guitarist, dies at 77
2001 Joe Henderson, jazz saxophonist, dies at 64
2003 Buddy Hackett, comic/actor (Herbie: The Love Bug) dies at 78
2003 Robert McCloskey, children's book author/illustrator (Make Way for Ducklings) dies at 88

Today in History

1859 French acrobat Blondin crossed Niagara Falls on a tightrope as 5,000 spectators watched.
1882 Charles J. Guiteau was hanged in Washington, D.C. for the assassination of President James Garfield.
1908 An asteroid exploded above Tunguska in Siberia, leaving 800 square miles of scorched or blown-down trees.
1921 President Warren G. Harding appointed former President William Howard Taft Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
1934 Adolf Hitler began his "blood purge" of political and military leaders in Germany, known as Night of the Long Knives.
1936 The novel Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell, was published.
1952 The radio soap opera The Guiding Light made its TV debut on CBS.
1953 The first Chevrolet Corvette rolled off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan.
1963 Pope Paul VI was crowned the 262nd head of the Roman Catholic Church.
1971 The 26th Amendment to the Constitution, lowering the minimum voting age to 18, was ratified as Ohio became the 38th state to approve it.
1971 Three Soviet cosmonauts aboard Soyuz 11 were found dead inside their spacecraft after it returned to Earth; their air supply had escaped through a faulty valve.
1985 Thirty-nine American hostages from a hijacked TWA jetliner were freed in Beirut after being held for 17 days.
1986 The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that states could outlaw homosexual acts between consenting adults.
1987 The Royal Canadian Mint introduced the $1 coin, known as the Loonie.
1994 The U.S. Figure Skating Association stripped Tonya Harding of the national championship and banned her from the organization for life for an attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan.
1997 The United Kingdom transferred sovereignty over Hong Kong to the People's Republic of China.
2001 Doctors implanted a dual-purpose pacemaker in Vice President Dick Cheney's chest.
2004 The international Cassini spacecraft entered Saturn's orbit after a nearly seven-year journey.
2005 Spain legalized gay marriage.

Chart Toppers

1949
Some Enchanted Evening - Perry Como
Again - Gordon Jenkins
Bali Ha’i - Perry Como
One Kiss Too Many - Eddy Arnold

1957
Love Letters in the Sand - Pat Boone
Teddy Bear - Elvis Presley
It’s Not for Me to Say - Johnny Mathis
Four Walls - Jim Reeves

1965
Mr. Tambourine Man - The Byrds
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
Wonderful World - Herman’s Hermits
Before You Go - Buck Owens

1973
Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth) - George Harrison
Will It Go Round in Circles - Billy Preston
Kodachrome - Paul Simon
Don’t Fight the Feelings of Love - Charley Pride

1981
Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes
A Woman Needs Love (Just like You Do) - Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio
The One that You Love - Air Supply
Blessed are the Believers - Anne Murray

1989
Satisfied - Richard Marx
Buffalo Stance - Neneh Cherry
Baby Don’t Forget My Number - Milli Vanilli
I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party - Roseanne Cash

Quote of the Day

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
Elbert Hubbard, author (1856 - 1915)



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Today in History - July 1st

Today's Birthdays

1804 George Sand (Amandine Aurore Lucile Dupin), writer (A Winter in Majorca) died June 8, 1876
1869 William Strunk Jr., grammarian (The Elements of Style) died September 26, 1946
1899 Charles Laughton, actor (Mutiny on the Bounty) died Dec 15, 1962
1902 William Wyler, film director (The Best Years of Our Lives) died July 27, 1981
1906 Estee Lauder, cosmetics mogul, died April 24, 2004
1916 Olivia de Havilland, actress (Gone with the Wind)
1925 Farley Granger, actor (Strangers on a Train)
1930 Bobby Day (Byrd), singer (Rockin’ Robin) died July 27, 1990
1931 Leslie Caron, actress (Gigi, An American in Paris, Father Goose, Daddy Long Legs)
1934 Jamie Farr (Jameel Joseph Farah), actor (M*A*S*H)
1934 Sydney Pollack, director (The Firm, Out of Africa, Tootsie, Absence of Malice) died May 26, 2008
1936 Wally Amos Jr., entrepreneur (Famous Amos chocolate chip cookies)
1939 Delaney Bramlett, guitarist/singer (Delaney & Bonnie)
1939 Karen Black, actress (The Great Gatsby)
1941 Rod Gilbert, NHL Hall-of-Fame right wing (NY Rangers)
1941 Twyla Tharp, dancer/choreographer
1942 Genevieve Bujold, actress (Dead Ringers)
1945 Debbie (Deborah Ann) Harry, singer (Blondie)
1951 Fred Schneider, keyboardist/singer (Shake Society, The B-52’s)
1952 Dan Aykroyd, comedian/actor (Driving Miss Daisy, Sneakers, Saturday Night Live, Dragnet, Ghostbusters, The Blues Brothers)
1956 Alan Ruck, actor (Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Spin City)
1957 Lisa Blount, actress (An Officer and a Gentleman)
1960 Evelyn "Champagne" King, R&B singer
1961 Princess Diana (Spencer), Princess of Wales, killed in car crash in Paris, France, August 31, 1997
1961 Carl Lewis, Olympic Track & Field Gold Medalist
1962 Andre Braugher, actor (The Tuskegee Airmen, Duets, Homicide: Life on the Street)
1963 Roddy Bottum, keyboards (Faith No More)
1967 Pamela Anderson, actress/model (Baywatch, Stacked)
1970 Henry Simmons, actor (NYPD Blue)
1970 Mark Pirro, bassist (Polyphonic Spree)
1971 Missy Elliott, Hip-hop artist
1971 Julianne Nicholson, actress (Law & Order: Criminal Intent)
1971 Steven W. Bailey, actor (Grey's Anatomy)
1972 Claire Forlani, actress (The Rock, Meet Joe Black, Mallrats, CSI: NY)
1975 Sufjan Stevens, singer/songwriter
1977 Liv Tyler, model/actress (That Thing You Do!, Armageddon, Lord of the Rings series)
1982 BleedRangerBlue, board member
1982 Hilarie Burton, actress (One Tree Hill)
1982 Carmella DeCesare, playmate/Mrs Jeff Garcia (April 2003, PMOY 2004)
1988 Evan Ellingson, actor (CSI: Miami)

Today's Deaths in History

1860 Charles Goodyear, inventor (vulcanized rubber) dies at 59
1894 Allan Pinkerton, private detective, dies at 64
1896 Harriet Beecher Stowe, author (Uncle Tom's Cabin) dies at 85
1925 Erik Satie, French composer, dies at 59
1950 Eliel Saarinen, Finnish architect, dies at 66
1974 Juan Perón, President of Argentina, dies at 78
1981 Rushton Moreve, bassist (Steppenwolf) dies at 33 in an automobile accident
1991 Michael Landon, actor (Bonanza, Little House on the Prairie) dies at 54
1995 Wolfman Jack, disc jockey/actor, dies at 57
1996 Margaux Hemingway, actress/model/granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway, commits suicide at 42
1997 Robert Mitchum, actor (Cape Fear) dies at 79
1999 Forrest Mars Sr., candy magnate (M&M/Mars) dies at 95
1999 Sylvia Sidney, actress (Beetlejuice) dies at 88
2000 Walter Matthau, actor (The Odd Couple, The Bad News Bears, Grumpy Old Men) dies at 79
2003 Herbie Mann, jazz flautist, dies at 73
2004 Marlon Brando, actor (Streetcar Named Desire, Apocalypse Now) dies at 80
2005 Luther Vandross, R&B/soul singer, dies at 54
2005 Obie Benson, R&B/soul singer (The Four Tops) dies at 69
2008 Mel Galley, guitarist (Whitesnake) dies at 60

Today in History

1863 The Civil War Battle of Gettysburg began.
1867 Canada became a self-governing dominion of Great Britain.
1870 The United States Department of Justice formally came into existence.
1879 Charles Taze Russell published the first edition of the religious magazine The Watchtower.
1898 Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders waged a victorious assault on San Juan Hill in Cuba during the Spanish-American War.
1908 SOS was adopted as the International Distress Signal.
1916 Dwight D. Eisenhower married Mary "Mamie" Geneva Doud in Denver.
1931 United Airlines began service (as Boeing Air Transport).
1943 "Pay-as-you-go" income tax withholding began.
1946 The United States exploded a 20-kiloton atomic bomb near Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.
1963 The U.S. Post Office introduced five-digit ZIP codes.
1963 The British Government admitted that former diplomat Kim Philby had worked as a Soviet agent.
1966 The Medicare federal insurance program went into effect.
1968 The United States, Britain, the Soviet Union and 58 other nations signed the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.
1968 The Band's album Music From Big Pink was released.
1969 Britain's Prince Charles was invested as the prince of Wales.
1979 Sony introduced the Walkman.
1980 "O Canada" was proclaimed the national anthem of Canada.
1984 The Motion Picture Association of America established the "PG-13" rating.
1987 President Ronald Reagan nominated federal appeals court judge Robert H. Bork to the Supreme Court; Bork was later rejected by the Senate.
1987 WFAN in New York City was launched as the world's first all-sports radio station.
1991 President George H.W. Bush nominated federal appeals court judge Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court.
1997 Hong Kong reverted to Chinese rule after 156 years as a British colony.
2000 Vermont's civil unions law went into effect, granting gay couples most of the rights, benefits and responsibilities of marriage.
2000 The Confederate flag was removed from atop South Carolina's Statehouse.
2002 Chile's Supreme Court ruled that former dictator Augusto Pinochet was suffering from dementia and dropped all charges against him for human rights violations during his regime.
2004 Saddam Hussein made a defiant first public appearance in an Iraqi court since being captured seven months earlier, scoffing at charges of war crimes and mass killings.
2005 Sandra Day O'Connor, the first female Supreme Court justice, announced her retirement.
2007 Smoking in England was banned in all public indoor spaces.

Chart Toppers

1950
Bewitched - The Gordon Jenkins Orchestra (vocal: Mary Lou Williams)
My Foolish Heart - The Gordon Jenkins Orchestra (vocal: Eileen Wilson)
I Wanna Be Loved - The Andrews Sisters
Why Don’t You Love Me - Hank Williams

1958
Hard Headed Woman - Elvis Presley
Yakety Yak - The Coasters
Patricia - Perez Prado
Guess Things Happen that Way - Johnny Cash

1966
Paperback Writer - The Beatles
Strangers in the Night - Frank Sinatra
Red Rubber Ball - The Cyrkle
Take Good Care of Her - Sonny James

1974
Sundown - Gordon Lightfoot
Be Thankful for What You Got - William DeVaughn
If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - Olivia Newton-John
Room Full of Roses - Mickey Gilley

1982
Ebony and Ivory - Paul McCartney with Stevie Wonder
Don’t You Want Me - The Human League
Rosanna - Toto
Slow Hand - Conway Twitty

1990
Step By Step - New Kids on the Block
Do You Remember? - Phil Collins
I’ll Be Your Shelter - Taylor Dayne
Love Without End, Amen - George Strait

Quote of the Day

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
Albert Schweitzer, French philosopher & physician (1875 - 1965)




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Today in History - July 2nd

Today's Birthdays

1877 Hermann Hesse, German-born writer (Steppenwolf) died Aug 9, 1962
1905 Jean Rene Lacoste, founder (Izod Lacoste tennis clothing) died Oct 12, 1996
1908 Thurgood Marshall, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice, died Jan 24, 1993
1916 Ken Curtis, actor (Mister Roberts, The Alamo) died Apr 29, 1991
1917 Murry Wilson, musician/producer (The Beach Boys) died June 4, 1973
1925 Medgar Evers, civil rights activist, died June 12, 1963
1927 Brock Peters, actor (Soylent Green, To Kill a Mockingbird) died Aug 23, 2005
1929 Imelda Marcos, widow of exiled Philippines leader Ferdinand Marcos
1931 Robert Ito, actor (Quincy)
1932 Dave Thomas, fast-food founder (Wendy’s) died Jan 8, 2002
1937 Polly Holliday, actress (Alice)
1937 Richard Petty, NASCAR driver
1939 Paul Williams, singer (The Temptations) died Aug 17, 1973
1939 John Sununu, former White House Chief of Sstaff
1946 Ron Silver, actor (Timecop, Romancing the Stone) died March 15, 2009
1947 Larry David, actor/writer (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Seinfeld)
1948 Gene McFadden, songwriter (McFadden & Whitehead) died January 27, 2006
1949 Roy Bittan, keyboardist (E Street Band)
1951 Joe Puerta, bassist/singer (Bruce Hornsby & The Range, Ambrosia)
1952 Gene Taylor, pianist (The Blasters)
1952 Johnny Colla, saxophonist/guitarist (Huey Lewis & The News)
1953 Mark Hart, bassist (Crowded House, Supertramp)
1954 Pete Briquette, bassist/singer (The Boomtown Rats)
1956 Jerry Hall, actress/model/ex-Mrs Mick Jagger
1965 Dave Parsons, bassist (Bush)
1966 Kathryn Erbe, actress (Law & Order: Criminal Intent)
1970 Yancy Butler, actress (Law & Order, South Beach)
1974 Rocky Gray, drummer (Evanescence)
1982 Olivia Munn, television hostess (Attack of the Show!)
1983 Michelle Branch, pop/rock singer (Everywhere)
1985 Ashley Tisdale, actress (High School Musical)
1986 Lindsay Lohan, actress (The Love Bug, Mean Girls)

Today's Deaths in History

1566 Nostradamus, French astrologer, dies at 62 (he didn't see that coming)
1937 Amelia Earhart, aviatrix, disappears over the Pacific at 39
1961 Ernest Hemingway, author (the Old Man and the Sea) commits suicide at 61
1964 Glenn "Fireball" Roberts, NASCAR driver, dies at 35 from complications following a May crash
1973 Betty Grable, actress/pin-up girl (WW II) dies at 57
1977 Vladimir Nabokov, Russian-born writer (Lolita) dies at 78
1989 Andrei Gromyko, Soviet politician (Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet) dies at 79
1989 Franklin Schaffner, film director (Planet of the Apes, Patton) dies at 69
1991 Lee Remick, actress (The Omen) dies at 55
1993 Fred Gwynne, actor (The Munsters, My Cousin Vinny) dies at 66
1995 Krissy Taylor, model, dies at 17
1997 James Stewart, actor (Mr Smith Goes to Washington) dies at 89
1999 Mario Puzo, author (The Godfather) dies at 78
2002 Ray Brown, jazz bassist, dies at 75
2004 John Cullen Murphy, comic strip artist (Prince Valiant) dies at 85
2005 Ernest Lehman, screenwriter (The Sound of Music) dies at 89
2007 Beverly Sills, operatic soprano, dies at 78

Today in History

1698 Thomas Savery patented the first steam engine.
1776 The Continental Congress passed a resolution that "these United Colonies are, and of right, ought to be, Free and Independent States."
1777 Vermont became the first American territory to abolish slavery.
1839 Twenty miles off the coast of Cuba, 53 rebelling African slaves led by Joseph Cinque took over the slave ship Amistad.
1850 The self-contained gas mask was patented by Benjamin J. Lane.
1881 President James A. Garfield was fatally shot by Charles J. Guiteau at the Washington railroad station; he died on Sept. 19.
1890 Congress passed the Sherman Antitrust Act.
1900 The first zeppelin flight took place on Lake Constance near Friedrichshafen, Germany.
1926 The U.S. Army Air Corps was created.
1932 Democrats nominated New York Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt for president at their convention in Chicago.
1937 Aviator Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first around-the-world flight at the equator; they were never found.
1947 An object that the Army Air Force later said was a weather balloon crashed near Roswell, N.M. Eyewitness accounts gave rise to speculation it might have been an alien spacecraft.
1961 Author Ernest Hemingway, 61, shot himself to death at his home in Ketchum, Idaho.
1962 The first Wal-Mart store opened for business in Rogers, Arkansas.
1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law a sweeping civil rights bill.
1976 The Supreme Court ruled the death penalty was not inherently cruel or unusual.
1976 North and South Vietnam, divided since 1954, reunited to form the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
1979 The first U.S. coin to honor a woman, the Susan B. Anthony dollar, was introduced.
2001 Robert Tools received the world's first self-contained artificial heart in Louisville, Ky.; he lived 151 days with the device.
2002 American Steve Fossett became the first person to fly a balloon solo around the world.
2007 President George W. Bush commuted the sentence of former aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, sparing him from a two-and-half-year prison term in the CIA leak case.

Chart Toppers

1951
Too Young - Nat King Cole
Mister and Mississippi - Patti Page
On Top of Old Smokey - The Weavers (vocal: Terry Gilkyson)
I Want to Be with You Always - Lefty Frizzell

1959
Personality - Lloyd Price
Lonely Boy - Paul Anka
Lipstick on Your Collar - Connie Francis
The Battle of New Orleans - Johnny Horton

1967
Windy - The Association
Little Bit o’ Soul - The Music Explosion
San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair) - Scott McKenzie
All the Time - Jack Greene

1975
Love Will Keep Us Together - The Captain & Tennille
When Will I Be Loved - Linda Ronstadt
Wildfire - Michael Murphey
Tryin’ to Beat the Morning Home - T.G. Sheppard

1983
Flashdance...What a Feeling - Irene Cara
Electric Avenue - Eddy Grant
Every Breath You Take - The Police
Love is on a Roll - Don Williams

1991
Rush, Rush - Paula Abdul
Unbelievable - EMF
Power of Love/Love Power - Luther Vandross
The Thunder Rolls - Garth Brooks

Quote of the Day

It's not the voting that's democracy, it's the counting.
Tom Stoppard, British dramatist & screenwriter (1937 - )


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Today in History - July 3rd

Today's Birthdays

1878 George M. (Michael) Cohan, actor/singer/composer (Over There, Yankee Doodle Dandy) died Nov 5, 1942
1883 Franz Kafka, Czech writer (The Metamorphosis) died June 3, 1924
1906 George Sanders, actor (All About Eve, Picture of Dorian Gray) died Apr 25, 1972
1940 Fontella Bass, soul singer (Rescue Me)
1942 Michael Cole, actor (Mod Squad)
1943 Kurtwood Smith, actor (Dead Poets Society, RoboCop. That 70's Show)
1944 Walt Garrison, NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys)
1945 Johnny Lee, country singer (Lookin’ for Love)
1947 Dave Barry, writer (Big Trouble)
1948 Paul Barrere, guitarist (Little Feat)
1949 Jan Smithers, actress (WKRP in Cincinnati)
1949 Johnnie Wilder, Jr., R&B singer (Heatwave) died May 13, 2006
1955 Neil Clark, guitarist (Lloyd Cole & the Commotions)
1956 Montel Williams, TV talk show host (The Montel Williams Show)
1957 Laura Branigan, singer (Gloria, Solitaire) died Aug 26, 2004
1959 Stephen Pearcy, singer (Ratt)
1960 Vince Clarke, songwriter/keyboardist (Depeche Mode, Yaz, Erasure)
1962 Tom Cruise (Thomas Cruise Mapother IV), actor (Mission: Impossible series, A Few Good Men, The Firm, Days of Thunder)
1962 Thomas Gibson, actor (Dharma & Greg, Eyes Wide Shut)
1962 Hunter Tylo, actress (Final Cut, Longshot)
1964 Yeardley Smith, actress (As Good as It Gets, The Simpsons, Dharma & Greg)
1964 Connie Nielsen, actress (The Devil's Advocate)
1969 Kevin Hearn, keyboardist (Barenaked Ladies)
1970 Shawnee Smith, actress (Summer School, Who's Harry Crumb?)
1970 Audra McDonald, actress (Private Practice)
1973 Patrick Wilson, actor (Phantom of the Opera, Hard Candy)
1976 Andrea Barber, actress (Full House)

Today's Deaths in History

1935 André Citroën, French automobile pioneer, dies at 56
1969 Brian Jones, guitarist (The Rolling Stones) drowns at 27
1971 Jim Morrison, singer (The Doors) dies at 27
1981 Ross Martin, Polish-American actor (The Wild Wild West) dies at 61
1985 Frank Selke, Hockey Hall of Fame manager (Toronto Maple Leafs) dies at 92
1986 Rudy Vallee, singer (Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries), dies at 85
1989 Jim Backus, actor (Gilligan's Island, Mr. Magoo) dies at 76
1993 Curly Joe DeRita, actor/comedian (Three Stooges) dies at 83
1993 Don Drysdale, MLB pitcher (Brooklyn/LA Dodgers) dies at 56
1998 Danielle Bunten Berry, transsexual game software developer (Command HQ) dies at 49
2001 Mordecai Richler, author (The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz) dies at 70
2001 Johnny Russell, country singer/songwriter (Let's Fall to Pieces Together) dies at 61
2007 Boots Randolph, saxophonist, dies at 80
2008 Larry Harmon, entertainer (Bozo the Clown) dies at 83

Today in History

1608 The city of Quebec was founded by Samuel de Champlain.
1775 Gen. George Washington took command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Mass.
1863 The Civil War Battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania ended after three days in a major victory for the North.
1884 Dow Jones published its first stock average.
1886 The New York Tribune became the first newspaper to use a linotype machine, eliminating typesetting by hand.
1890 Idaho became the 43rd state.
1898 The U.S. Navy defeated a Spanish fleet in the harbor at Santiago, Cuba, during the Spanish-American War.
1930 Congress created the Veterans Administration.
1938 President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the Eternal Light Peace Memorial and lit the eternal flame at Gettysburg Battlefield.
1952 Puerto Rico's Constitution was approved by Congress.
1962 Algeria became independent after 132 years of French rule.
1971 Rock singer Jim Morrison of The Doors died in Paris at age 27.
1979 President Jimmy Carter signed the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul.
1986 President Ronald Reagan presided over a ceremony in New York Harbor that saw the relighting of the renovated Statue of Liberty.
1988 The USS Vincennes shot down an Iran Air jetliner over the Persian Gulf, killing all 290 people aboard.
1997 In his first formal response to charges by Paula Jones of sexual harassment, President Bill Clinton denied all allegations in her lawsuit and asked a judge to dismiss the case.
2001 Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic refused to enter a plea on war crimes charges in his first appearance before a U.N. tribunal at The Hague.
2005 A NASA space probe, Deep Impact, hit its comet target as planned in a mission to learn how the solar system formed.
2005 The national law legalizing same-sex marriage took effect in Spain.

Chart Toppers

1944
I’ll Be Seeing You - Bing Crosby
Long Ago and Far Away - Helen Forrest & Dick Haymes
Amor - Bing Crosby
Straighten Up and Fly Right - King Cole Trio

1952
Kiss of Fire - Georgia Gibbs
A Guy is a Guy - Doris Day
Be Anything - Eddy Howard
That Heart Belongs to Me - Webb Pierce

1960
Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool - Connie Francis
Alley-Oop - Hollywood Argyles
Because They’re Young - Duane Eddy
Please Help Me, I’m Falling - Hank Locklin

1968
This Guy’s in Love with You - Herb Alpert
The Horse - Cliff Nobles & Co.
Angel of the Morning - Merrilee Rush & the Turnabouts
D-I-V-O-R-C-E - Tammy Wynette

1976
Silly Love Songs - Wings
Get Up and Boogie (That’s Right) - Silver Convention
Misty Blue - Dorothy Moore
All These Things - Joe Stampley

1984
The Reflex - Duran Duran
Dancing in the Dark - Bruce Springsteen
When Doves Cry - Prince
I Can Tell by the Way You Dance (You’re Gonna Love Me Tonight) - Vern Gosdin

Quote of the Day

Life...is like a grapefruit. It's orange and squishy, and has a few pips in it, and some folks have half a one for breakfast.
Douglas Adams, author (1952 - 2001)



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Today's Birthdays

1816 Hiram Walker, grocer/distiller (Hiram Walker's Whiskey) died 12 January 1899
1826 Stephen Foster, songwriter (Oh! Susannah, Camptown Races, Old Folks at Home, Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair, Beautiful Dreamer) died Jan 13, 1864
1847 James Anthony Bailey, circus impresario (Barnum & Bailey) died April 11, 1906
1872 Calvin Coolidge, 30th U.S. President, died Jan 5, 1933
1882 Louis B. Mayer, film producer (MGM) died October 29, 1957
1883 Rube Goldberg, inventor (elaborate, involved contraptions that accomplish simple tasks) died Dec 7, 1970
1911 Mitch Miller, record company executive/producer/arranger (Sing Along with Mitch)
1918 Ann Landers (Esther Pauline Friedman), advice columnist, died June 22, 2002
1918 Abigail Van Buren (Pauline Esther Friedman), advice columnist (Dear Abby)
1920 Leona Helmsley, hotel mogul/jailbird (Helmsley Hotels) died August 20, 2007
1924 Eva Marie Saint, actress (On the Waterfront, North by Northwest)
1927 Gina Lollobrigida, sex symbol/actress (Trapeze, Solomon and Sheba)
1927 Neil (Marvin) Simon, playwright (The Odd Couple, The Goodbye Girl)
1929 Al Davis, NFL general manager (Oakland Raiders)
1930 George Steinbrenner, shipping magnate/ MLB team owner (New York Yankees)
1938 Bill Withers, songwriter/singer (Ain’t No Sunshine, Lean on Me)
1940 Karolyn Grimes, actress (It's a Wonderful Life)
1943 Emerson Boozer, NFL running back (NY Jets)
1943 Geraldo Rivera, investigative reporter/talk show host
1943 Al ‘Blind Owl’ Wilson, guitarist/harmonica/singer (Canned Heat) died September 3, 1970
1948 Jeremy Spencer, guitarist (Fleetwood Mac)
1951 Ralph Johnson, percussionist (Earth, Wind and Fire)
1955 John Waite, singer (The Babys)
1958 Kirk Pengilly, guitarist/saxophone (INXS)
1962 Zonka, DJ (Big Audio Dynamite)
1963 Matt Malley, bassist (Counting Crows)
1964 Mark Slaughter, singer/guitarist (Slaughter)
1972 Mike Knuble, NHL right wing (NY Rangers)
1975 Tania Davis, Australian violist (Bond)
1978 Becki Newton, actress (Ugly Betty)
1998 Malia Ann Obama, daughter of President Barack Obama

Today's Deaths in History

1826 John Adams, 2nd President of the United States, dies at 90
1826 Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States, dies at 83
1831 James Monroe, 5th President of the United States, dies at 73
1891 Hannibal Hamlin, 15th U.S. Vice President, dies at 81
1995 Eva Gabor, Hungarian actress (Green Acres) dies at 76
1995 Bob Ross, artist/television host (The Joy of Painting) dies at 52
1997 Charles Kuralt, television journalist/author (On the Road) dies at 62
2002 Benjamin O. Davis Jr., first African-American Air Force General, dies at 89
2003 Barry White, R&B singer (Can't Get Enough of Your Love Babe) dies at 58
2005 Hank Stram, NFL coach (Kansas City Chiefs) dies at 82
2007 Bill Pinkney, singer (The Drifters) dies at 81
2008 Evelyn Keyes, actress (Gone with the Wind) dies at 91
2008 Jesse Helms, politician, dies at 86

Today in History

1054 A supernova was observed by the Chinese and Arabs near the star Tauri; it remained bright enough to be seen during the day for seveal months.
1776 The Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence.
1802 The U.S. Military Academy opened at West Point, N.Y.
1817 Construction on the Erie Canal began in Rome, New York.
1826 Death claimed the second and third presidents of the United States: John Adams died at age 90 in Braintree, Mass., while Thomas Jefferson died at 83 at Monticello, his home near Charlottesville, Va.
1831 James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States, died at age 73 in New York City.
1838 The Iowa Territory was organized.
1845 American writer Henry David Thoreau began a two-year experiment in simple living at Walden Pond near Concord, Mass.
1855 The first edition of Walt Whitman's book of poems, titled Leaves of Grass, was published in Brooklyn, New York.
1865 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was published.
1872 Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president of the United States, was born in Plymouth, Vt.
1881 The Tuskegee Institute opened in Alabama.
1886 The people of France offered the Statue of Liberty to the people of the United States.
1910 African-American boxer Jack Johnson knocked out white boxer Jim Jeffries in a heavyweight boxing match sparking race riots across the United States.
1934 Leo Szilard patented the chain-reaction design for the atomic bomb.
1939 Baseball player Lou Gehrig, afflicted with a fatal illness, bid a tearful farewell at Yankee Stadium in New York, telling fans, "Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the Earth."
1946 The Philippines became independent.
1958 Karol Wojtyla, the future Pope John Paul II, was appointed auxilliary bishop of Krakow, Poland, by Pope Pius XII.
1959 A 49th star was added to the American flag to represent the new state of Alaska.
1960 The number of stars on the American flag was increased to 50 to honor the new state of Hawaii.
1966 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Freedom of Information Act into law.
1976 Israeli commandos raided Entebbe airport in Uganda, rescuing almost all of the passengers and crew of an Air France jetliner seized by pro-Palestinian hijackers.
1987 Klaus Barbie, the former Gestapo chief known as the Butcher of Lyon, was convicted by a French court of crimes against humanity and sentenced to life in prison.
1997 NASA's Pathfinder space probe landed on the surface of Mars.
2004 The cornerstone of the Freedom Tower was laid at the World Trade Center site.
2006 North Korea tested four short-range missiles, one medium-range missile, and a long-range Taepodong-2.

Chart Toppers

1945
Laura - The Woody Herman Orchestra
Dream - The Pied Pipers
Sentimental Journey - The Les Brown Orchestra (vocal: Doris Day)
Stars and Stripes on Iwo Jima - Bob Wills

1953
Song from Moulin Rouge - The Percy Faith Orchestra
April in Portugal - The Les Baxter Orchestra
Ruby - Richard Hayman
Take These Chains from My Heart - Hank Williams

1961
Quarter to Three - U.S. Bonds
Raindrops - Dee Clark
Tossin’ and Turnin’ - Bobby Lewis
Hello Walls - Faron Young

1969
Get Back - The Beatles
Love Theme from Romeo & Juliet - Henry Mancini
Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Statue of a Fool - Jack Greene

1977
Got to Give it Up (Pt. I) - Marvin Gaye
Gonna Fly Now (Theme from "Rocky") - Bill Conti
Undercover Angel - Alan O’Day
That was Yesterday - Donna Fargo

1985
Heaven - Bryan Adams
Sussudio - Phil Collins
Raspberry Beret - Prince & The Revolution
She Keeps the Home Fires Burning - Ronnie Milsap

Quote of the Day

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
The Declaration of Independence, 1776



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Today's Birthdays

1801 David Farragut, Civil War Union Navy Admiral (“Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!”) died Aug 14, 1870
1810 P. T. (Phineus Taylor) Barnum, circus impresario (Barnum & Bailey) died Apr 7, 1891
1853 Cecil John Rhodes, diamond tycoon/founder (Rhodes Scholarships at Oxford University) died Mar 26, 1902
1889 Jean Cocteau, French writer, died Oct 11, 1963
1902 Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., diplomat (U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.) died in 1985
1923 John McKay, College Football Hall of Fame head coach (USC) died June 10, 2001
1928 Katherine Helmond, actress (Soap, Who’s the Boss)
1928 Warren Oates, actor (Stripes, Gunsmoke, Rawhide) died Apr 3, 1982
1936 Shirley Knight, actress (The Dark at the Top of the Stairs, Sweet Bird of Youth)
1943 Robbie (Jamie) Robertson, composer/guitarist (The Band)
1950 Huey Lewis, harmonica/singer (Huey Lewis and the News)
1950 Michael Monarch, guitarist (Steppenwolf)
1951 Rich ‘Goose’ Gossage, MLB pitcher (NY Yankees)
1954 Jimmy Crespo, guitarist (Aerosmith)
1958 Bill Watterson, cartoonist (Calvin & Hobbes)
1959 Marc Cohn, singer/songwriter (Silver Thunderbird, Walking in Memphis)
1960 Pruitt Taylor Vince, actor (Heavy, Beautiful Girls, Mumford)
1963 Edie Falco, actress (The Sopranos, Nurse Jackie)
1966 Kathryn Erbe, actress (Law & Order: Criminal Intent)
1968 Jillian Armenante, actress (Judging Amy, Girl Interrupted)
1969 Jenji Kohan, television writer/producer (Weeds)
1969 RZA, rapper (Wu-Tang Clan)
1973 Bengt Lagerberg, drummer (The Cardigans)
1979 Amelie Mauresmo, tennis professional
1980 Jason Wade, guitarist/singer/songwriter (Lifehouse)
1980 Eva Green, French actress (Casino Royale)
1985 Nick O'Malley, bassist (Arctic Monkeys)
1996 Dolly, sheep (first cloned mammal) died Feb 14, 2003

Today's Deaths in History

1925 Erik Satie, French composer (Gymnopedie) dies at 59
1983 Harry James, trumpeter/bandleader, dies at 67
1998 Sid Luckman, NFL quarterback (Chicago Bears) dies at 81
2001 Ernie K-Doe, R&B singer (Mother-in-Law) dies at 65
2002 Ted Williams, U.S. Marine fighter pilot/MLB outfielder (WWII, Korean War; Boston Red Sox) dies at 83
2003 Roman Lyashenko, NHL right wing (NY Rangers) dies at 24
2004 Syreeta, R&B singer/ Mrs. Stevie Wonder (With You I'm Born Again) dies at 58
2005 James Stockdale, U.S. Navy vice admiral/Vice Presidential candidate, dies at 81
2005 Shirley Goodman, R&B singer (Let the Good Times Roll) dies at 69
2006 Kenneth Lay, American businessman (Enron) dies at 64
2007 Kerwin Mathews, actor (The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad) dies at 81

Today in History

1687 Isaac Newton published Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica.
1811 Venezuela became the first South American country to declare independence from Spain.
1830 The French occupied the North African city of Algiers.
1865 William Booth founded the Salvation Army in London.
1935 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the National Labor Relations Act, which allowed labor to organize for the purpose of collective bargaining.
1937 Spam was introduced into the market by the Hormel Foods Corporation.
1940 Britain and the Vichy government in France broke diplomatic relations.
1946 The bikini made its debut during an outdoor fashion show at the Molitor Pool in Paris.
1947 Larry Doby signed a contract with the Cleveland Indians baseball team, becoming the first black player in the American League.
1948 Britain's National Health Service Act went into effect, providing government-financed medical and dental care.
1951 William Shockley invented the junction transistor.
1954 Elvis Presley's first commercial recording session took place at Sun Records in Memphis, Tenn.
1954 The BBC broadcasted its first television news bulletin.
1971 The Twenty-sixth Amendment to the Constitution, lowering the voting age from 21 to 18 years, was formally certified by President Richard Nixon.
1975 The Cape Verde Islands officially became independent after 500 years of Portuguese rule.
1975 Arthur Ashe became the first African-American man to win a Wimbledon singles title as he defeated Jimmy Connors.
1989 Former National Security Council aide Oliver North received a $150,000 fine and a suspended prison term for his part in Iran-Contra. The convictions were later overturned.
1991 Regulators in eight countries shut down the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, charging it with fraud, drug money laundering and illegal infiltration into the U.S. banking system.
1996 Dolly the sheep became the first mammal cloned from an adult cell.
1997 Martina Hingis, 16, became the youngest Wimbledom singles champion in 110 years as she beat Jana Novotna in the women's final.
1999 President Clinton imposed trade and economic sanctions against the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.
2003 SARS was declared to be contained by the WHO.
2006 North Korea test-fired seven missiles into the Sea of Japan, including at least one believed capable of reaching the U.S. mainland.

Chart Toppers

1946
They Say It’s Wonderful - Frank Sinatra
The Gypsy - The Ink Spots
All Through the Day - Perry Como
New Spanish Two Step - Bob Wills

1954
Little Things Mean a Lot - Kitty Kallen
Hernando’s Hideaway - Archie Bleyer
Three Coins in the Fountain - The Four Aces
Even Tho - Webb Pierce

1962
I Can’t Stop Loving You - Ray Charles
The Stripper - David Rose
Palisades Park - Freddy Cannon
Wolverton Mountain - Claude King

1970
The Love You Save - The Jackson 5
Mama Told Me (Not to Come) - Three Dog Night
Ball of Confusion - The Temptations
He Loves Me All the Way - Tammy Wynette

1978
Shadow Dancing - Andy Gibb
Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
It’s a Heartache - Bonnie Tyler
It Only Hurts for a Little While - Margo Smith

1986
There’ll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry) - Billy Ocean
Holding Back the Years - Simply Red
Who’s Johnny - El DeBarge
Everything that Glitters (Is Not Gold) - Dan Seals

Quote of the Day

My favorite thing about the Internet is that you get to go into the private world of real creeps without having to smell them.
Penn Jillette, illusionist (1955 - )


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Today in History - July 6th

Today's Birthdays

1747 John Paul Jones, naval officer ( “I have not yet begun to fight!”) died July 18, 1792
1907 Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter, died July 13, 1954
1907 George Stanley, designer (Canada's Flag) died September 13, 2002
1915 LaVerne Andrews, singer (The Andrews Sisters) died May 8, 1967
1918 Sebastian Cabot, actor (Family Affair) died Aug 22, 1977
1921 Nancy Reagan (Anne Robbins-Davis), actress/former First Lady
1925 Merv Griffin, singer/TV host/game show developer, died August 12, 2007
1925 Bill Haley, singer/guitarist (Bill Haley and the Comets) died Feb 9, 1981
1927 Janet Leigh (Jeanette Morrison Reames), actress (Psycho) died Oct 3, 2004
1927 Pat Paulsen, comedian/perennial U.S. Presidential candidate, died Apr 24, 1997
1931 Della Reese (Delloreese Patricia Early), singer/actress (Touched by an Angel)
1935 Dalai Lama, the 14th Dalai Lama (Tibetan Nobel Peace Prize winner)
1937 Ned Beatty, actor (Deliverance, Superman)
1937 Gene Chandler (Eugene Dixon), singer (Duke of Earl)
1945 Rik Elswit, guitarist/singer (Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show)
1945 Burt Ward (Gervais), actor (Batman)
1946 George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States
1946 Fred Dryer, actor (Hunter, Death Before Dishonor)
1946 Sylvester Stallone, actor (Rocky series, Rambo series, Judge Dredd)
1948 Brad Park, NHL Hockey Hall of fame defenseman (NY Rangers)
1949 Phyllis Hyman, R&B/Jazz singer, died June 30, 1995
1950 John Byrne, comic book author/artist (X-Men, Fantastic Four)
1951 Geoffrey Rush, actor (Shine, Elizabeth, Pirates of the Caribbean series)
1952 Grant Goodeve, actor (Dynasty)
1952 Shelley Hack, actress (Charlie’s Angels)
1954 Allyce Beasley, actress (Legally Blonde, Stuart Little)
1957 Ron Duguay, NHL center (NY Rangers)
1958 Jennifer Saunders, actress (Absolutely Fabulous)
1959 Jon Keeble, drummer (Spandau Ballet)
1961 Kimberly Foster, actress (Dallas, One Crazy Summer)
1966 Brian Posehn, actor (Just Shoot Me, Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer)
1967 Heather Nova, singer (Walk This World)
1975 50 Cent, rapper
1978 Tamera and Tia Mowry, actresses (Sister Sister)
1979 Nic Cester, singer/guitarist (Jet)
1980 Eva Green, actress (Casino Royale)
1987 Matt O'Leary, actor (Domestic Disturbance, Frailty)

Today's Deaths in History

1535 Sir Thomas More, English philosopher, is executed by Henry VIII for treason at 57
1762 Tsar Peter III of Russia dies at 34
1835 John Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, dies at 79
1893 Guy de Maupassant, French author (Bel-Ami) dies at 42
1932 Kenneth Grahame, English author (The Wind in the Willows) dies at 73
1962 William Faulkner, author (As I Lay Dying) dies at 64
1971 Louis Armstrong, jazz trumpeter/singer, dies at 69
1972 Brandon De Wilde, actor (Shane) dies at 30
1979 Van McCoy, producer/songwriter/musician (The Hustle) dies at 39
1994 Cameron Mitchell, actor (The High Chaparral) dies at 75
1998 Roy Rogers, actor/singer/restauranteur (King of the Cowboys) dies at 86
1999 Barry Winchell, U.S. soldier, beaten to death by a fellow soldier at 21
2002 John Frankenheimer, film director (The Manchurian Candidate) dies at 72
2003 Buddy Ebsen, actor (Beverly Hillbillies) dies at 95
2004 Syreeta Wright, R&B singer/Mrs Stevie Wonder (With You I'm Born Again) dies at 57
2005 Evan Hunter, author (The Blackboard Jungle) dies at 78
2006 Kasey Rogers, actress (Bewitched, Strangers on a Train) dies at 80
2008 Bobby Durham, jazz drummer, dies at 71

Today in History

1189 Richard I (Richard the Lionheart) was crowned King of England.
1483 England's King Richard III was crowned.
1535 Sir Thomas More was executed in England for treason.
1777 British forces captured Fort Ticonderoga during the American Revolution.
1854 The first official meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Mich.
1885 Louis Pasteur successfully tested his vaccine against rabies.
1887 David Kalakaua, monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii, was forced to sign the "Bayonet Constitution," giving American businessmen more power in Hawaii while stripping Hawaiian citizens of their rights.
1917 Arab forces led by T.E. Lawrence captured the port of Aqaba from the Turks during World War I.
1919 The British dirigible R34 landed in New York, completing the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by an airship.
1923 The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was formed.
1928 The first all-talking movie feature, The Lights of New York, was shown in New York.
1933 Baseball's first All-Star game was held as the American League beat the National League 4-2 at Chicago's Comiskey Park.
1942 Anne Frank and her family went into hiding in the "Secret Annexe" above her father's office in an Amsterdam warehouse.
1944 Fire broke out in the main tent of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Hartford, Conn., killing 169 people.
1947 The AK-47 first went into production in the Soviet Union.
1957 Althea Gibson became the first African-American tennis player to win a Wimbledon singles title, defeating fellow American Darlene Hard 6-3, 6-2.
1957 Teenagers John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time, at a church in Liverpool, England, following a performance by Lennon's band, the Quarrymen.
1974 Garrison Keillor's radio show, A Prairie Home Companion, debuted in a live broadcast from St. Paul, Minn.
1986 Davis Phinney became the first American cyclist to win a road stage of the Tour de France.
1989 The U.S. Army destroyed its last Pershing 1-A missiles.
1997 The rover Sojourner rolled down a ramp from the Mars Pathfinder lander onto the Martian landscape to begin inspecting soil and rocks.
1999 U.S. Army private Barry Winchell died from baseball-bat injuries inflicted in his sleep the previous day by fellow soldiers for his relationship with transgendered showgirl and former Navy combat medic, Calpernia Addams.
2003 Liberian leader Charles Taylor accepted an offer of asylum in Nigeria.
2004 Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry chose former rival Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina to be his running mate.
2005 New York Times reporter Judith Miller was jailed after refusing to testify before a grand jury investigating the leak of an undercover CIA operative's name; she was jailed for 85 days before agreeing to testify.

Chart Toppers

1947
Peg o’ My Heart - The Harmonicats
I Wonder, I Wonder, I Wonder - Eddy Howard
Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba - Perry Como
It’s a Sin - Eddy Arnold

1955
Rock Around the Clock - Bill Haley & His Comets
Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White - Perez Prado
Learnin’ the Blues - Frank Sinatra
Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young - Faron Young

1963
Sukiyaki - Kyu Sakamoto
Blue on Blue - Bobby Vinton
Easier Said Than Done - The Essex
Act Naturally - Buck Owens

1971
It’s Too Late/I Feel the Earth Move - Carole King
Indian Reservation - Raiders
Treat Her Like a Lady - Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose
When You’re Hot, You’re Hot - Jerry Reed

1979
Ring My Bell - Anita Ward
Bad Girls - Donna Summer
Chuck E.’s in Love - Rickie Lee Jones
Amanda - Waylon Jennings

1987
I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) - Whitney Houston
Alone - Heart
Shakedown - Bob Seger
That was a Close One - Earl Thomas Conley

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, 3rd U.S. President (1743 - 1826)



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Today in History - July 7th

Today's Birthdays

1860 Gustav Mahler, composer (Songs of a Traveling Journeyman) died May 18, 1911
1887 Marc Chagall, artist (Red Nude Sitting Up) died Mar 29, 1985
1899 George Cukor, director (My Fair Lady, A Star is Born) died Jan 24, 1983
1906 Satchel Paige, Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Browns, KC Athletics) died June 8, 1982
1907 Robert A. Heinlein, Sci-Fi writer (Starship Troopers, Stranger in a Strange Land) died May 8, 1988
1913 Pinetop Perkins, blues pianist
1917 Lawrence O’Brien, former NBA Commissioner, died Sep 27, 1990
1921 Ezzard Charles, Boxing Hall of Fame heavyweight champion, died May 27, 1975
1922 Pierre Cardin, fashion designer
1927 Doc (Carl) Severinsen, trumpeter/bandleader (The Tonight Show Band)
1940 Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey), drummer (The Beatles)
1943 Joel Siegel, film critic, died June 29, 2007
1944 Warren Entner, guitarist/singer (The Grass Roots)
1946 Joe Spano, actor (Hill Street Blues, American Graffiti)
1947 David Hodo, singer (The Village People)
1949 Shelley Duvall, actress (Popeye, Roxanne, The Shining)
1950 David Hodo, singer (The Village People)
1955 Joey Scarbury, singer (The Greatest American Hero)
1959 Jessica Hahn, Jim Bakker scandal figure
1962 Mark White, bassist (Spin Doctors)
1963 Vonda Shepard, singer (Ally McBeal)
1965 Paula Devicq, actress (Party of Five)
1966 Jim Gaffigan, actor/comedian (Super Troopers)
1968 Jorja Fox, actress (C.S.I., ER)
1968 Amy Carlson, actress (Law & Order: Trial by Jury)
1969 Robin Weigert, actress (Deadwood, Lost)
1972 Lisa Leslie, WNBA center (LA Sparks)
1973 Troy Garity, actor (Barbershop series)
1975 NYRFaithful, board member
1976 Hamish Linklater, actor (The New Adventures of Old Christine)
1980 Michelle Kwan, Olympic figure skater
1981 Synyster Gates, guitarist (Avenged Sevenfold)
1983 Wanita "D. Woods" Woodgette, singer (Danity Kane)

Today's Deaths in History

1647 Thomas Hooker, Puritan colonist (Connecticut) dies at 61
1901 Johanna Spyri, Swiss author (Heidi) dies at 74
1930 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Scottish writer (Sherlock Holmes) dies at 71
1973 Veronica Lake, actress/pin-up girl, dies at 50
1990 Bill Cullen, game show host (To tell the Truth) dies at 70
1993 Mia Zapata, punk singer (The Gits) is raped and murdered at 27
2000 Kenny Irwin, Jr., NASCAR driver, is killed in a crash during practice at 30
2001 Fred Neil, singer/songwriter (Candy Man) dies at 65
2006 Syd Barrett, singer/songwriter/guitarist (Pink Floyd) dies at 60

Today in History

1456 A retrial verdict acquitted Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death.
1846 U.S. annexation of California was proclaimed at Monterey after the surrender of a Mexican garrison.
1865 Four people were hanged in Washington, D.C., after being convicted of conspiring with John Wilkes Booth to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln.
1898 President William McKinley signed the Newlands Resolution annexing Hawaii as a territory of the United States.
1928 Sliced bread was sold for the first time by the Chillicothe Baking Company of Chillicothe, Missouri; it was described as “the greatest forward step in the baking industry since bread was wrapped."
1930 Construction began on Boulder Dam on the Colorado River.
1946 Italian-born Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini was canonized as the first American saint.
1946 Howard Hughes nearly died when his XF-11 spy plane prototype crashed in a Beverly Hills neighborhood.
1954 Elvis Presley made his radio debut when Memphis, Tenn., station WHBQ played his first recording for Sun Records, "That's All Right."
1958 President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Alaska statehood bill.
1981 President Ronald Reagan announced he was nominating Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
1983 Samantha Smith, a U.S. schoolgirl, flew to the Soviet Union at the invitation of Secretary General Yuri Andropov.
1987 Lt. Col. Oliver North began his public testimony at the Iran-Contra hearing, telling Congress that he had "never carried out a single act, not one" without authorization.
1990 Martina Navratilova won a record ninth women's singles title at Wimbledon.
2003 A federal judge approved a settlement fining WorldCom $750 million for its $11 billion accounting scandal.
2004 Former Enron chairman Kenneth Lay was indicted on criminal charges related to the energy company's collapse.
2005 Terrorist bombings in three Underground stations and a double-decker bus killed 52 victims and four suicide bombers in the worst attack on London since World War II.
2006 The Western Black Rhinoceros was declared extinct due to poaching.
2007 Live Earth, a global series of concerts designed to raise environmental awareness, was held.

Chart Toppers

1948
You Can’t Be True, Dear - The Ken Griffin Orchestra (vocal: Jerry Wayne)
Nature Boy - Nat King
Woody Woodpecker Song - The Kay Kaiser Orchestra (vocal: Gloria Wood & the Campus Kids)
Bouquet of Roses - Eddy Arnold

1956
The Wayward Wind - Gogi Grant
Be-Bop-A-Lula - Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps
Born to Be with You - The Chordettes
Crazy Arms - Ray Price

1964
I Get Around - The Beach Boys
My Boy Lollipop - Millie Small
Memphis - Johnny Rivers
Together Again - Buck Owens

1972
Song Sung Blue - Neil Diamond
Outa-Space - Billy Preston
Lean on Me - Bill Withers
Eleven Roses - Hank Williams, Jr.

1980
Coming Up - Paul McCartney & Wings
The Rose - Bette Midler
It’s Still Rock & Roll to Me - Billy Joel
He Stopped Loving Her Today - George Jones

1988
Dirty Diana - Michael Jackson
The Flame - Cheap Trick
Mercedes Boy - Pebbles
If It Don’t Come Easy - Tanya Tucker

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A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)



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Today in History - July 8th

Today's Birthdays

1838 Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin, German inventor (dirigible airship) died March 8, 1917
1839 John D. Rockefeller, businessman (Standard Oil) died May 23, 1937
1908 Louis Jordan, alto sax/singer (Is You is or is You Ain’t My Baby) died Feb 4, 1975
1908 Nelson Rockefeller, U.S. Vice President/Governor of New York, died Jan 26, 1979
1910 Sarah McClendon, journalist (White House press corps) died Jan 7, 2003
1913 Walter Kerr, Pulitzer Prize-winning drama critic, died Oct 9, 1996
1914 Billy Eckstine, band leader/singer (Fools Rush In) died Mar 8, 1993
1918 Craig Stevens, actor (Peter Gunn) died May 10, 2000
1926 Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, psychiatrist (On Death and Dying) died August 24, 2004
1931 Roone Arledge, TV executive (ABC News) died Dec 5, 2002
1933 Marty Feldman, actor (Young Frankenstein, Silent Movie) died Dec 2, 1982
1935 Steve Lawrence, singer (Go Away Little Girl)
1942 Phil Gramm, U.S. Senator (Texas)
1944 Jeffrey Tambor, actor (Meet Joe Black, Arrested Development)
1947 Kim Darby, actress (True Grit, Better Off Dead)
1949 Wolfgang Puck, celebrity chef
1949 Frank Delima, Hawaii comedian (Sister Mary Tunta)
1951 Anjelica Huston, actress (Prizzi’s Honor, Addams Family series, Daddy Day Care)
1952 Anna Quindlen, author (Living Out Loud)
1957 Carlos Cavazo, guitarist (Quiet Riot)
1958 Kevin Bacon, actor (Apollo 13, A Few Good Men, Footloose)
1961 Andy Fletcher, keyboardist (Depeche Mode)
1961 Graham Jones, guitarist (Haircut 100)
1961 Toby Keith, country singer
1962 Joan Osborne, singer/songwriter (What if God Was One of Us)
1964 Alexei Gusarov, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers)
1968 Billy Crudup, actor (Almost Famous)
1968 Michael Weatherly, actor (Dark Angel)
1970 Beck, singer/songwriter (Odelay)
1971 Amanda Peterson, actress (Can't Buy Me Love)
1973 Kathleen Robertson, actress (Beverly Hills 90210)
1974 Tami Erin, actress (Pippi Longstocking)
1975 Stephen Mason, guitarist (Jars of Clay)
1976 David Kennedy, guitarist (Angels & Airwaves)
1977 Milo Ventimiglia, actor (Heroes)
1982 Sophia Bush, actress (The Hitcher)
1985 Jamie Cook, guitarist (Arctic Monkeys)
1998 Jaden Smith, actor/son of Will Smith (The Pursuit of Happyness)

Today's Deaths in History

1721 Elihu Yale, benefactor (Yale University) dies at 72
1822 Percy Bysshe Shelley, English poet (Prometheus Unbound) dies at 29
1957 Grace Coolidge, former First Lady (Calvin Coolidge) dies at 78
1967 Vivien Leigh, actress (Gone with the Wind) dies at 53
1991 James Franciscus, actor (Beneath the Planet of the Apes) dies at 57
1994 Kim Il-sung, North Korean dictator, dies at 82
1994 Dick Sargent, actor (Bewitched) dies at 64
1999 Pete Conrad, astronaut (Gemini, Apollo) dies at 69
2002 Ward Kimball, animator (Disney Studios) dies at 88
2006 June Allyson, actress (Little Women) dies at 88

Today in History

1663 King Charles II of England granted a charter to Rhode Island.
1776 Col. John Nixon gave the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence to a crowd gathered at Independence Square in Philadelphia.
1853 An expedition led by Commodore Matthew Perry arrived in Yedo Bay, Japan, on a mission to seek diplomatic and trade relations with the Japanese.
1889 The Wall Street Journal was first published.
1891 Warren G. Harding married Florence K. DeWolfe in Marion, Ohio.
1907 Florenz Ziegfeld staged his first "Follies" on the roof of the New York Theater in New York City.
1919 President Woodrow Wilson received a tumultuous welcome in New York City after his return from the Versailles Peace Conference in France.
1932 The Dow Jones Industrial Average reached its lowest level of the Great Depression, bottoming out at 41.22.
1948 The United States Air Force accepted its first female recruits into a program called Women in the Air Force (WAF).
1950 Gen. Douglas MacArthur was named commander-in-chief of United Nations forces in Korea.
1960 Francis Gary Powers was charged with espionage resulting from his flight over the Soviet Union.
1970 Richard Nixon delivered a special congressional message enunciating Native American Self-Determination as official US Indian policy, leading to the Indian Self-Determination Act.
1986 Kurt Waldheim was inaugurated as president of Austria despite controversy over his alleged ties to Nazi war crimes.
1999 Allen Lee Davis was executed by electric chair by the state of Florida, the last use of the electric chair for capital punishment in Florida.
2004 Enron founder and former chairman Kenneth Lay pleaded innocent to charges related to the energy company's collapse; he was convicted, but died while the case was on appeal.
2004 Adelphia Communications Corp. founder John Rigas and his son Timothy were convicted in New York of looting the cable company and deceiving investors.

Chart Toppers

1949
Some Enchanted Evening - Perry Como
Again - Gordon Jenkins
Bali Ha’i - Perry Como
One Kiss Too Many - Eddy Arnold

1957
Teddy Bear - Elvis Presley
Love Letters in the Sand - Pat Boone
Over the Mountain; Across the Sea - Johnnie & Joe
Four Walls - Jim Reeves

1965
I Can’t Help Myself - Four Tops
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
For Your Love - The Yardbirds
Before You Go - Buck Owens

1973
Will It Go Round in Circles - Billy Preston
Kodachrome - Paul Simon
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown - Jim Croce
Why Me - Kris Kristofferson

1981
Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes
All Those Years Ago - George Harrison
The One that You Love - Air Supply
I was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool - Barbara Mandrell

1989
Satisfied - Richard Marx
Buffalo Stance - Neneh Cherry
Baby Don’t Forget My Number - Milli Vanilli
I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party - Roseanne Cash

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If man does find the solution for world peace it will be the most revolutionary reversal of his record we have ever known.
George C. Marshall (1880 - 1959)




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Will It Go Round in Circles - Billy Preston
Kodachrome - Paul Simon
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown - Jim Croce
Why Me - Kris Kristofferson


I knew that there was something else besides that song's inherent awesomeness that led me to post it two days ago.


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Today in History - July 9th

Today's Birthdays

1819 Elias Howe, inventor (lock stitch sewing machine) died Oct 3, 1867
1901 Dame Barbara Cartland, romance novelist (wrote 723 books) died May 21, 2000
1905 Clarence Campbell, former NHL President, died June 24, 1984
1927 Ed Ames, actor/singer (The Ames Brothers)
1927 Leonard ‘Red’ Kelly, Hockey Hall of Famer (Detroit Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs)
1929 Lee Hazlewood, singer/songwriter (These Boots are Made for Walkin’) died August 4, 2007
1932 Donald Rumsfeld, former United States Secretary of Defense
1938 Brian Dennehy, actor (Cocoon, Presumed Innocent, First Blood)
1942 Richard Roundtree, actor (Body of Influence, Shaft)
1945 Dean R. Koontz, horror author
1945 Root Boy Slim, singer (Boogie 'til You Puke) died June 8, 1993
1946 Bon (Ronald) Scott, singer (AC/DC) died Feb 19, 1980
1947 O.J. Simpson, Pro Football Hall of Fame running back/alleged murderer
1947 Mitch Mitchell, drummer (Jimi Hendrix Experience)
1951 Chris Cooper, actor (American Beauty, Seabiscuit)
1952 John Tesh, composer/TV host (Entertainment Tonight)
1954 Debbie Sledge, singer (Sister Sledge)
1955 Jimmy Smits, actor (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, The West Wing)
1956 Tom Hanks, actor (Forrest Gump, Philadelphia, Apollo 13, Sleepless in Seattle, Big)
1957 Kelly McGillis, actress (Witness, The Accused, Top Gun)
1957 Tim Kring, screenwriter (Heroes)
1959 Marc (Peter) Almond, singer (Soft Cell)
1959 Jim Kerr, singer (Simple Minds)
1964 Courtney Love, singer (Hole)
1965 David O'Hara, actor (Braveheart)
1965 Frank Bello, bassist (Anthrax)
1973 Enrique Murciano, actor (Without a Trace)
1975 Jack White, singer/guitarist (The White Stripes)
1976 Dan Estrin, guitarist (Hoobastank)
1976 Fred Savage, actor (The Wonder Years, The Princess Bride, Little Monsters)
1978 Linda Park, actress (Star Trek: Enterprise)
1986 Kiely Williams, singer/actress (Cheetah Girls)
1991 Spencer Elden, album cover model (Nirvana's Nevermind album)

Today's Deaths in History

1850 Zachary Taylor, 12th President of the United States, dies at 65
1932 King C. Gillette, inventor (safety razor) dies at 77
1974 Earl Warren, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, dies at 83
1992 Eric Sevareid, TV news reporter (CBS) dies at 79
1994 Bill Mosienko, Hockey Hall of Fame right winger (Chicago Blackhawks) dies at 72
1996 Melvin Belli, celebrity attorney, dies at 88
2002 Rod Steiger, actor (In the Heat of the Night, On the Waterfront) dies at 77
2004 Isabel Sanford, actress (The Jeffersons, All in the Family) dies at 86
2006 Milan Williams, R&B singer (The Commodores) dies at 58
2007 Charles Lane, actor (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Arsenic and Old Lace, It's a Wonderful Life) dies at 102

Today in History

1540 England's King Henry VIII had his 6-month-old marriage to his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves, annulled.
1776 The Declaration of Independence was read aloud to Gen. George Washington's troops in New York.
1816 Argentina declared independence from Spain.
1850 Zachary Taylor, the 12th President of the United States, died in Washington, D.C., after serving only 16 months in office.
1868 The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing African-Americans full citizenship and all persons in the United States due process of law.
1896 William Jennings Bryan denounced supporters of the gold standard with his "cross of gold" speech at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
1922 Johnny Weissmuller swam the 100 meter freestyle in 58.6 seconds, breaking the world swimming record and the 'minute barrier.'
1947 The engagement of Britain's Princess Elizabeth to Lt. Philip Mountbatten was announced.
1992 Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton tapped Sen. Al Gore of Tennessee to be his running mate.
1995 The Grateful Dead played their last concert, at Soldier Field in Chicago; lead guitarist Jerry Garcia died the following month.
1997 Boxer Mike Tyson was banned from the ring and fined $3 million for biting opponent Evander Holyfield's ear.
2000 Pete Sampras won his seventh Wimbledon singles title, tying the record for men at the All England Club.
2001 A court in Chile ruled that Gen. Augusto Pinochet could not be tried on human rights charges because of his deteriorating physical and mental health.
2002 The baseball All-Star game in Milwaukee finished in a 7-7 tie after 11 innings when both teams ran out of pitchers.
2004 A Senate Intelligence Committee report concluded the CIA had provided unfounded assessments of the threat posed by Iraq that the Bush administration relied on to justify going to war.
2004 The International Court of Justice ruled that Israel's planned barrier in the West Bank barrier violated international law.
2008 Prosecutors cleared JonBenet Ramsey's parents and brother in the 1996 killing of the 6-year-old beauty queen in Boulder, Colo.

Chart Toppers

1950
Bewitched - The Bill Snyder Orchestra
My Foolish Heart - The Gordon Jenkins Orchestra (vocal: Eileen Wilson)
I Wanna Be Loved - The Andrews Sisters
Why Don’t You Love Me - Hank Williams

1958
Hard Headed Woman - Elvis Presley
Splish Splash - Bobby Darin
Poor Little Fool - Ricky Nelson
Guess Things Happen that Way - Johnny Cash

1966
Paperback Writer - The Beatles
Red Rubber Ball - The Cyrkle
Hanky Panky - Tommy James & the Shondells
Think of Me - Buck Owens

1974
Rock the Boat - The Hues Corporation
Rock Your Baby - George McCrae
Hollywood Swinging - Kool & the Gang
He Thinks I Still Care - Anne Murray

1982
Don’t You Want Me - The Human League
Rosanna - Toto
Hurts So Good - John Cougar
Any Day Now - Ronnie Milsap

1990
Step By Step - New Kids on the Block
She Ain’t Worth It - Glenn Medeiros featuring Bobby Brown
Hold On - En Vogue
Love Without End, Amen - George Strait

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Memory feeds imagination.
Amy Tan, novelist (1952 - )




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Today in History - July 10th

Today's Birthdays

1509 John Calvin, French religious reformer, died May 27, 1564
1839 Adolphus Busch, brewer (founder of Anheuser-Busch) died Oct 10, 1913
1856 Nikola Tesla, inventor/physicist/electrical engineer, died Jan 7, 1943
1871 Marcel Proust, French writer (In Search of Lost Time) died November 18, 1922
1917 Don Herbert, science teacher/TV personality (Mr. Wizard) died June 12, 2007
1920 David Brinkley, TV journalist (The Huntley-Brinkley Report, This Week with David Brinkley) died June 11, 2003
1921 Harvey Ball, inventor (Smiley face) died April 12, 2001
1921 Jake LaMotta, boxer (Raging Bull)
1923 Earl Hamner Jr., writer/executive producer/narrator (The Waltons)
1923 John Bradley, Navy corpsman/Iwo Jima flagraiser, died January 11, 1994
1926 Fred Gwynne, actor (The Munsters, Car 54 Where are You?) died July 2, 1993
1931 Nick Adams, actor (Mister Roberts, Hell is for Heroes) died Feb 7, 1968
1933 Jerry Herman, composer/lyricist (Hello, Dolly!, La Cage aux Folles, Mame)
1939 Lawrence Pressman, actor (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Doogie Howser, M.D.)
1943 Arthur Ashe, International Tennis Hall of Famer, died Feb 6, 1993
1943 Jerry Miller, guitarist (Moby Grape)
1945 Ron Glass, actor (Barney Miller, Firefly/Serenity)
1947 Arlo Guthrie, folk singer (The City of New Orleans, Alice’s Restaurant)
1949 Ronnie James Dio, guitarist/singer/songwriter (Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio)
1949 Greg Kihn, guitarist/singer (Jeopardy)
1953 Rik Emmett, guitarist/singer (Triumph)
1954 Neil Tennant, singer (Pet Shop Boys)
1958 Bela Fleck, banjo player (Bela Fleck & the Flecktones)
1965 Peter DiStefano, guitarist (Porno for Pyros)
1969 Gale Harold, actor (Queer as Folk, Desperate Housewives)
1970 Gary LeVox, country singer (Rascal Flatts)
1972 Sofía Vergara, model/actress (Big Trouble)
1976 Adrian Grenier, actor (Entourage)
1980 Thomas Ian Nicholas, actor (Radio Flyer, American Pie series)
1980 Adam Petty, NASCAR driver, died May 12, 2000
1980 Jessica Simpson, singer/actress (Dukes of Hazzard)
1981 John Spiker, bassist (Filter)

Today's Deaths in History

1851 Louis-Jacques Daguerre, French inventor/photographer (daguerreotype) dies at 63
1941 Jelly Roll Morton, Jazz pianist/bandleader, dies at 55
1972 Lovie Austin, jazz pianist, dies at 84
1978 John D Rockefeller III, businessman/philanthropist (United Negro College Fund) dies at 72
1979 Arthur Fiedler, conductor (Boston Pops) dies at 84
1989 Mel Blanc, voice actor (Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig) dies at 81
1993 Sam Rolfe, screenwriter (Have Gun Will Travel, The Man from UNCLE) dies at 69
2005 Freddy Soto, comedian/actor (Spanglish) dies at 35
2007 Doug Marlette, cartoonist (Kudzu) dies at 57
2008 Hiroaki Aoki, founder (Benihana restaurants) dies at 69

Today in History

1821 The United States took possession of its newly bought territory of Florida from Spain.
1832 President Andrew Jackson vetoed legislation to re-charter the Second Bank of the United States.
1850 Vice President Millard Fillmore assumed the presidency following the death of Zachary Taylor.
1890 Wyoming became the 44th state.
1919 President Woodrow Wilson personally delivered the Treaty of Versailles to the Senate and urged its ratification.
1925 The so-called "Monkey Trial" began in Dayton, Tennessee with high school science teacher John T. Scopes accused of teaching evolution in violation of the Butler Act.
1940 The Battle of Britain began during World War II as Nazi forces attacked southern England by air.
1943 U.S. and British forces invaded Sicily during World War II.
1951 Armistice talks aimed at ending the Korean War began at Kaesong.
1962 The Telstar communications satellite was launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla.
1964 The Beatles' album A Hard Day's Night was released.
1973 The Bahamas became independent after three centuries of British colonial rule.
1978 World News Tonight premiered on ABC.
1985 Coca-Cola Co., bowing to pressure from irate customers after the introduction of New Coke, said it would resume selling its old formula.
1985 The Greenpeace vessel Rainbow Warrior was bombed and sunk in Auckland, New Zealand harbor by French DGSE agents.
1989 Mel Blanc, who supplied the voices for cartoon characters including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Porky Pig, died at age 81.
1991 President George H.W. Bush lifted economic sanctions against South Africa, citing its "profound transformation" toward racial equality.
1991 Boris Yeltsin took the oath of office as the first elected president of the Russian republic.
1992 A federal judge in Miami sentenced former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega to 40 years in prison on drug and racketeering charges.
1995 Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi was freed after nearly six years of house arrest in Yangon, Myanmar.
1997 Scientists in London said DNA from a Neanderthal skeleton supported a theory that humans descended from an "African Eve" 100,000 to 200,000 years ago.
1998 The Diocese of Dallas agreed to pay $23.4 million to nine former altar boys who claimed they were sexually abused by former priest Rudolph Kos.
1999 The U.S. women's soccer team won the World Cup at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.
2002 At a Sotheby's auction, Peter Paul Rubens' painting The Massacre of the Innocents was sold for $76.2 million.
2005 Hurricane Dennis slammed into the Florida Panhandle, causing billions of dollars in damage.
2006 A section of ceiling in Boston's Big Dig tunnel collapsed, killing a car passenger.
2006 Chechen rebel leader Shamil Basayev was killed when a dynamite-laden truck in his convoy exploded.

Chart Toppers

1951
Too Young - Nat King Cole
Mister and Mississippi - Patti Page
On Top of Old Smokey - The Weavers (vocal: Terry Gilkyson)
I Want to Be with You Always - Lefty Frizzell

1959
Lonely Boy - Paul Anka
Dream Lover - Bobby Darin
Bobby Sox to Stockings - Frankie Avalon
The Battle of New Orleans - Johnny Horton

1967
Windy - The Association
Little Bit o’ Soul - The Music Explosion
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You - Frankie Valli
All the Time - Jack Greene

1975
Love Will Keep Us Together - The Captain & Tennille
The Hustle - Van McCoy & the Soul City Symphony
Listen to What the Man Said - Wings
Lizzie and the Rainman - Tanya Tucker

1983
Every Breath You Take - The Police
Never Gonna Let You Go - Sergio Mendez
Too Shy - Kajagoogoo
Highway 40 Blues - Ricky Skaggs

1991
Rush, Rush - Paula Abdul
Unbelievable - EMF
Right Here, Right Now - Jesus Jones
Don’t Rock the Jukebox - Alan Jackson

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Freedom of the press is limited to those who own one.
A. J. Liebling (1904 - 1963)




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Today in History - July 11th

Today's Birthdays

1754 Thomas Bowdler, medical doctor/literary censor (removed all words “which cannot with propriety be read aloud in a family”) died Feb 24, 1825
1767 John Quincy Adams, 6th U.S. President, died Feb 23, 1848
1899 E.B. White, author (Stuart Little, Charlotte’s Web) died Oct 1, 1985
1915 Yul Brynner, actor (The King and I, The Magnificent Seven) died Oct 10, 1985
1928 Carl ‘Bobo’ Olson, World Boxing Hall of Famer, died Jan 16, 2002
1931 Tab Hunter (Arthur Gelien), singer (Young Love)
1934 Giorgio Armani, fashion designer
1947 Jeff Hanna, guitarist/singer (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
1950 Bonnie Pointer, singer (The Pointer Sisters)
1950 Bruce McGill, actor (Animal House, My Cousin Vinny)
1953 Leon Spinks, former world heavyweight boxing champion
1953 Mindy Sterling, actress (Austin Powers films)
1953 Peter Brown, singer/songwriter/producer (Do Ya Wanna Get Funky With Me)
1956 Sela Ward, actress (The Fugitive, Once and Again, House MD)
1957 Peter Murphy, singer (Bauhaus)
1959 Richie Sambora, guitarist (Bon Jovi)
1959 Suzanne Vega, singer (Luka, Tom's Diner)
1963 Lisa Rinna, model/actress (Melrose Place)
1965 Scott Shriner, bassist (Weezer)
1966 Debbe Dunning, actress (Home Improvement)
1966 Gred Grunberg, actor (Heroes)
1967 Jeff Corwin, naturalist/TV personality
1970 Justin Chambers, actor (Grey's Anatomy)
1972 Michael Rosenbaum, actor (Smallville, Kicking it Old Skool)
1972 Rightbug, board member/moderator
1975 Lil' Kim, rapper
1976 Ben Gibbard, singer (Death Cab for Cutie)
1984 Rachael Taylor, Australian actress (Transformers)

Today's Deaths in History

1804 Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of the Treasury, is shot and killed in a duel by VP Aaron Burr at 49
1937 George Gershwin, composer (Porgy & Bess) dies at 38
1983 Ross Macdonald, crime novelist (The Drowning Pool) dies at 67
1989 Sir Laurence Olivier, English stage/screen actor (The Jazz Singer, Wuthering Heights) dies at 82
1994 Savannah, adult film actress, commits suicide at 23
1999 Helen Forrest, singer (All the Things You Are) dies at 82
2004 Laurance Rockefeller, conservationist/philanthropist, dies at 94
2005 Frances Langford, actress/singer (I'm in the Mood for Love) dies at 92
2006 Barnard Hughes, actor (The Lost Boys, Doc Hollywood) dies at 90
2007 Lady Bird Johnson, former First Lady, dies at 94
2008 Michael DeBakey, surgeon and inventor (heart--lung bypass machine) dies at 99

Today in History

1533 Pope Clement VII excommunicated England's King Henry VIII.
1804 Vice President Aaron Burr mortally wounded former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton in a pistol duel near Weehawken, N.J.
1859 Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities was published.
1893 The first cultured pearl was obtained by Kokichi Mikimoto.
1914 Baseball Hall of Famer Babe Ruth made his major league debut as a pitcher for the Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston.
1921 Former U.S. President William Howard Taft was sworn in as 10th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, becoming the only person to ever be both President and Chief Justice.
1922 The Hollywood Bowl opened.
1936 The Triborough Bridge in New York City was opened to traffic.
1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt announced that he would run for a fourth term as President of the United States.
1952 The Republican National Convention, meeting in Chicago, nominated Dwight D. Eisenhower for president and Richard M. Nixon for vice president.
1955 The Air Force Academy was dedicated at Lowry Air Base in Colorado.
1955 The phrase "In God We Trust" was added to all U.S. currency.
1960 Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird was first published.
1977 The Medal of Freedom was awarded posthumously to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in a White House ceremony.
1979 The abandoned U.S. space station Skylab returned to Earth, burning up in the atmosphere and showering debris over the Indian Ocean and Australia.
1987 According to the United Nations, the world population crossed the 5 billion mark.
1995 The United States normalized relations with Vietnam.
2006 Eight bombs hit the commuter rail network during evening rush hour in Mumbai, India, killing more than 200 people.
2008 IndyMac Bank's assets were seized by federal regulators.

Chart Toppers

1944
I’ll Be Seeing You - The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (vocal: Frank Sinatra)
Long Ago and Far Away - Helen Forrest & Dick Haymes
I’ll Get By - The Harry James Orchestra (vocal: Dick Haymes)
Straighten Up and Fly Right - King Cole Trio

1952
Kiss of Fire - Georgia Gibbs
I’m Yours - Eddie Fisher
Delicado - The Percy Faith Orchestra
That Heart Belongs to Me - Webb Pierce

1960
Alley-Oop - Hollywood Argyles
I’m Sorry - Brenda Lee
Mule Skinner Blues - The Fendermen
Please Help Me, I’m Falling - Hank Locklin

1968
This Guy’s in Love with You - Herb Alpert
The Horse - Cliff Nobles & Co.
Jumpin’ Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
D-I-V-O-R-C-E - Tammy Wynette

1976
Afternoon Delight - Starland Vocal Band
Kiss and Say Goodbye - Manhattans
I’ll Be Good to You - The Brothers Johnson
The Door is Always Open - Dave & Sugar

1984
When Doves Cry - Prince
Jump (For My Love) - Pointer Sisters
Eyes Without a Face - Billy Idol
Somebody’s Needin’ Somebody - Conway Twitty

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Today in History - July 12th

Today's Birthdays

0100 BC Julius Caesar, Roman military/political leader, died March 15, 0044 BC
1730 Josiah Wedgwood, pottery designer/manufacturer, died Jan 3, 1795
1817 Henry David Thoreau, philosopher/writer (On Walden Pond) died May 6, 1862
1854 George Eastman, inventor (Kodak camera, flexible roll film) died Mar 14, 1932
1865 George Washington Carver, botanist/inventor, died Jan 5, 1943
1895 Oscar Hammerstein II, lyricist/songwriter (Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I) died Aug 23, 1960
1904 Pablo Neruda, Chilean poet, Nobel laureate, died September 23, 1973
1908 Milton Berle (Berlinger), comedian (Mr. Television) died Mar 27, 2002
1909 ‘Curly’ Joe DeRita, comedian (The Three Stooges) died July 3, 1993
1917 Andrew Wyeth, artist (Helga pictures, Christina’s World) died January 16, 2009
1934 Van Cliburn, concert pianist
1937 Bill Cosby, comedian/actor (I Spy, Cosby Kids, The Cosby Show)
1941 Benny Parsons, NASCAR driver, died Jan 16, 2007
1943 Christine McVie, keyboards/singer (Fleetwood Mac)
1948 Richard Simmons, weight loss expert
1948 Jay Thomas, actor (Murphy Brown, Mork & Mindy, Mr. Holland’s Opus)
1948 Walter Egan, singer (Magnet and Steel)
1949 John Wetton, bassist/singer (Asia)
1949 Rick Hendrick, NASCAR Team Owner
1950 Eric Carr, drummer (Kiss), died Nov 24, 1991
1951 Brian Grazer, film producer (A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, Blue Crush)
1951 Cheryl Ladd, actress (Charlie's Angels)
1952 Philip Taylor Kramer, bassist/aerospace engineer (Iron Butterfly; MX missile system) died February 12, 1995
1957 Richard Douglas Husband, astronaut, died aboard Shuttle Columbia February 1, 2003
1958 Jennifer Saunders, British actress (Absolutely Fabulous)
1962 Dan Murphy, guitarist (Soul Asylum)
1964 Tim Gane, English musician (Stereolab)
1965 Robin Wilson, singer/guitarist (Gin Blossoms)
1967 John Petrucci, guitarist (Dream Theater)
1969 Jesse Pintado, guitarist (Napalm Death) died August 27, 2006
1969 Lisa Nicole Carson, actress (Ally McBeal, ER)
1971 Kristi Yamaguchi, Olympic figure skater
1972 Brett Reed, drummer (Rancid)
1976 Tracie Spencer, R&B singer (This House)
1976 Anna Friel, actress (Pushing Daisies)
1977 Airin Older, bassist/singer (Sugarcult)
1978 Topher Grace, actor (That 70's Show, Spiderman 3)
1978 Michelle Rodriguez, actress (Lost, The Fast & the Furious, Blue Crush)
1991 Erik Per Sullivan, actor (Malcom in the Middle)

Today's Deaths in History

1804 Alexander Hamilton, first United States Secretary of the Treasury, dies at 49
1849 Dolley Madison, First Lady, dies at 81
1910 Charles Stewart Rolls, British engineer/aviator (Rolls-Royce) dies at 32
1934 Ole Evinrude, inventor/industrialist (outboard motor) dies at 57
1944 Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., General/Medal of Honor recipient, dies at 56
1973 Lon Chaney, Jr., actor (The Wolf Man) dies at 67
1979 Minnie Riperton, soul singer (Loving you) dies at 31
1983 Chris Wood, saxophonist/keyboardist (Traffic) dies at 39
1996 John Chancellor, television journalist (NBC) dies at 69
1996 Jonathan Melvoin, touring keyboardist (The Smashing Pumpkins) dies at 34
1998 Jimmy Driftwood, folk songwriter (Battle of New Orleans) dies at 91
2003 Benny Carter, jazz saxophonist, dies at 95
2007 Robert Burås, Norwegian guitarist (My Midnight Creeps) dies at 31
2008 Bobby Murcer, MLB outfielder (NY Yankees) dies at 62
2008 Tony Snow, former Bush administration press secretary, dies at 53

Today in History

1543 England's King Henry VIII married his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr.
1690 Protestant forces led by William of Orange defeated the Roman Catholic army of James II at the Battle of the Boyne in Ireland.
1862 Congress authorized the Medal of Honor.
1943 German and Soviet forces engage in largest tank engagement of all time at the Battle of Prokhorovka.
1962 The Rolling Stones performed their first concert, at the Marquee Club in London.
1972 George McGovern won the Democratic presidential nomination at the party's convention in Miami Beach.
1974 John Ehrlichman, a former aide to President Richard Nixon, and three others were convicted of conspiring to violate the civil rights of Daniel Ellsberg's former psychiatrist.
1984 Democratic presidential candidate Walter F. Mondale named New York Congresswoman Geraldine A. Ferraro his running mate, making her the first woman to run on a major party ticket.
1990 Russian President Boris Yeltsin resigned from the Communist Party.
1993 A magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck northern Japan, killing 196 people.
1998 Three young brothers who had been asleep in their beds burned to death in a sectarian attack in Ballymoney, Northern Ireland.
2001 Abner Louima, a Haitian immigrant tortured in a New York City police station, agreed to an $8.7 million settlement.
2003 The USS Ronald Reagan, the first carrier named for a living president, was commissioned in Norfolk, Va.
2005 Prince Albert II of Monaco acceded to the throne.
2006 Hezbollah guerrillas kidnapped two Israeli soldiers and killed eight others in a cross-border raid; Israel sent ground troops into Lebanon in response.

Chart Toppers

1945
Dream - The Pied Pipers
The More I See You - Dick Haymes
Bell Bottom Trousers - Tony Pastor
Stars and Stripes on Iwo Jima - Bob Wills

1953
Song from Moulin Rouge - The Percy Faith Orchestra
Ruby - Richard Hayman
I’m Walking Behind You - Eddie Fisher
It’s Been So Long - Webb Pierce

1961
Tossin’ and Turnin’ - Bobby Lewis
The Boll Weevil Song - Brook Benton
Every Beat of My Heart - Pips
Heartbreak U.S.A. - Kitty Wells

1969
In the Year 2525 - Zager & Evans
Spinning Wheel - Blood, Sweat & Tears
Good Morning Starshine - Oliver
Statue of a Fool - Jack Greene

1977
Undercover Angel - Alan O’Day
Da Doo Ron Ron - Shaun Cassidy
Looks like We Made It - Barry Manilow
I’ll Be Leaving Alone - Charley Pride

1985
Sussudio - Phil Collins
A View to a Kill - Duran Duran
Raspberry Beret - Prince & the Revolution
She’s a Miracle - Exile

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Today in History - July 13th

Today's Birthdays

1821 Nathan Bedford Forrest, Confederate cavalry officer/founder (Ku Klux Klan) died October 29, 1877
1864 John Jacob Astor IV, entrepreneur (Waldorf-Astoria Hotel) died aboard the Titanic April 15, 1912
1886 Father Edward Joseph Flanagan, priest/founder (Boys Town) died May 14, 1948
1913 Dave Garroway, TV talk-show host (Today) died July 21, 1982
1928 Bob (Robert Edward) Crane, actor (Hogan’s Heroes) murdered June 29, 1978
1935 Jack Kemp, NFL quarterback/politician (San Diego Chargers, Buffalo Bills) died May 2, 2009
1940 Patrick Stewart, actor (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Excalibur, X-Men)
1942 Roger McGuinn, singer/songwriter/guitarist (The Byrds)
1942 Stephen Jo Bladd, drummer (J. Geils Band)
1942 Harrison Ford, actor (The Fugitive, Indiana Jones series, Star Wars series)
1942 Roger McGuinn, singer/guitarist (The Byrds)
1944 Erno Rubik, inventor (Rubik’s Cube)
1946 Cheech Marin, comedian/actor (Cheech and Chong)
1951 Stellan Skarsgård, actor (Hunt for Red October, Good Will Hunting)
1951 Didi Conn, actress (Grease series)
1954 Louise Mandrell, country singer
1954 Rick Chartraw, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers)
1956 Mark ‘The Animal’ Mendoza, bassist (Twisted Sister)
1956 Michael Spinks, International Boxing Hall of Famer
1957 Cameron Crowe, director/screenwriter (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Almost Famous)
1961 Lawrence Donegan, bassist (Lloyd Cole & the Commotions)
1962 Tom Kenny, voice actor (Spongebob Squarepants)
1962 Gonzalo Martinez De La Cotera, drummer (Marcy Playground)
1965 Michael Jace, actor (The Shield)
1966 Gerald Levert, R&B singer (Levert) died Nov 10, 2006
1969 Mark Greenway, heavy metal vocalist (Napalm Death)
1977 Ashley Scott, actress (Dark Angel, Jericho)
1990 Matt Weinberg, actor (The Benchwarmers)

Today's Deaths in History

1793 Jean-Paul Marat, French revolutionary, is murdered at 50
1882 Johnny Ringo, gunfighter (O.K. Corral) dies at 32
1946 Alfred Stieglitz, photographer/married to artist Georgia O'Keefe, dies at 82
1954 Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter, dies at 47
1960 Joy Gresham, writer/Mrs. C.S. Lewis, dies at 45
1993 Davey Allison, NASCAR driver, dies at 32 in a helicopter crash at Talladega Super Speedway
2004 Arthur Kane, bassist (New York Dolls) dies at 55
2006 Red Buttons, comedian/actor (The Poseidon Adventure) dies at 87

Today in History

1793 French revolutionary writer Jean Paul Marat was stabbed to death in his bath by Charlotte Corday, who was executed four days later.
1863 Rioting against the Civil War military draft erupted in New York City; about 1,000 people died over three days.
1923 The Hollywood Sign was officially dedicated in the hills above Hollywood, Los Angeles; it originally reads "Hollywoodland " but the four last letters were dropped after renovation in 1949.
1960 John F. Kennedy won the Democratic presidential nomination at the party's convention in Los Angeles.
1967 Race-related rioting broke out in Newark, N.J.; 27 people died in four days of violence.
1973 Alexander Butterfield revealed the existence of the Nixon tapes to the special Senate committee investigating the Watergate break-in.
1977 A 25-hour blackout hit the New York City area after lightning struck upstate power lines.
1978 Lee Iacocca was fired as president of Ford Motor Co.
1985 Live Aid, a concert to raise money for Africa's starving people, was held in London, Philadelphia, Moscow and Sydney, Australia.
1985 The Constitution's presidential disability clause was invoked for the first time as President Ronald Reagan transferred power temporarily to Vice President George H.W. Bush before undergoing surgery for colon cancer.
1998 A jury in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., ruled that the Rev. Al Sharpton and two others had defamed a former prosecutor by accusing him of raping Tawana Brawley.
2005 Former WorldCom Inc. boss Bernard Ebbers was sentenced to 25 years in prison for leading the largest corporate fraud in U.S. history.
2007 Former media mogul Conrad Black was convicted of swindling the newspaper empire he once ran out of millions of dollars; he is serving a 6-1/2-year sentence at a federal prison in Florida.

Chart Toppers

1946
They Say it’s Wonderful - Frank Sinatra
The Gypsy - The Ink Spots
I Don’t Know Enough About You - The Mills Brothers
New Spanish Two Step - Bob Wills

1954
Little Things Mean a Lot - Kitty Kallen
Hernando’s Hideaway - Archie Bleyer
The Little Shoemaker - The Gaylords
Even Tho’ - Webb Pierce

1962
The Stripper - David Rose
Roses are Red - Bobby Vinton
Al Di La’ - Emilio Pericoli
Wolverton Mountain - Claude King

1970
Mama Told Me (Not to Come) - Three Dog Night
Ball of Confusion - The Temptations
Ride Captain Ride - Blues Image
He Loves Me All the Way - Tammy Wynette

1978
Shadow Dancing - Andy Gibb
Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
Take a Chance on Me - Abba
I Believe in You - Mel Tillis

1986
Holding Back the Years - Simply Red
Invisible Touch - Genesis
Nasty - Janet Jackson
Hearts aren’t Made to Break (They’re Made to Love) - Lee Greenwood

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Robert Orben



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Today in History - July 14th

Today's Birthdays

1834 James McNeil Whistler, painter (Whistler's Mother) died July 17, 1903
1862 Gustav Klimt, Austrian painter/artist (Art Nouveau) died February 6, 1918
1898 A. B. "Happy" Chandler, politician/baseball commissioner, died June 15, 1991
1903 Irving Stone (Tennenbaum), novelist (The Agony and the Ecstasy) died in 1989
1910 William Hanna, cartoonist (Hanna-Barbera) died Mar 22, 2001
1911 Terry-Thomas, actor (It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World) died Jan 8, 1990
1912 Woody Guthrie, folk singer/songwriter (This Land is Your Land) died Oct 4, 1967
1913 Gerald R. Ford, 38th U.S. President, died Dec 26, 2006
1917 Douglas Edwards, TV’s news anchor (CBS) died Oct 13, 1990
1918 Ingmar Bergman, director (The Seventh Seal) died July 30, 2007
1926 Harry Dean Stanton, actor (Pretty in Pink, Down Periscope)
1927 John (William) Chancellor, radio/TV newscaster (NBC) died July 12, 1996
1928 Nancy Olson, actress (Sunset Boulevard, The Absent-Minded Professor)
1930 Polly Bergen, actress/TV panelist (To Tell the Truth)
1946 Vincent Pastore, actor (The Sopranos)
1949 Tommy Mottola, music executive
1950 Gwen Guthrie, R&B singer, died Feb 3, 1999
1952 Chris Cross, bassist/synthesizer (Ultravox)
1952 Jerry Houser, actor (Slap Shot)
1952 Stan Shaw, actor (The Boys in Company C)
1952 Bob Casale (Bob 2), keyboardist (Devo)
1960 Jane Lynch, actress (Best in Show, Talladega Nights, Glee)
1960 Kyle Gass, singer/songwriter/guitarist (Tenacious D)
1961 Jackie Earle Haley, actor (The Bad News Bears)
1966 Tanya Donelly, guitarist/singer/songwriter (Belly)
1966 Ellen Reid, singer/keyboardist (Crash Test Dummies)
1966 Matthew Fox, actor (Party of Five, Lost)
1970 Missy Gold, actress (Benson)
1970 Nina Siemaszko, actress (The American President, Airheads)
1971 Nick McCabe, guitarist (The Verve)
1975 taboo, Hip-hop musician (Black-Eyed Peas)
1979 Scott Porter, actor (Friday Night Lights)

Today's Deaths in History

1881 Billy the Kid, outlaw, is shot in the back by Pat Garrett at 21
1965 Adlai Stevenson, U.S. Presidential candidate, dies at 65
1984 Philippe Wynne, R&B singer (Funkadelic) dies at 43
2000 Meredith MacRae, actress (Petticoat Junction) dies at 56
2007 John Ferguson Sr, NHL player/coach/GM (NY Rangers) dies at 68

Today in History

1789 During the French Revolution, citizens of Paris stormed the Bastille prison and released the seven prisoners inside.
1798 Congress passed the Sedition Act, making it a federal crime to publish false, scandalous or malicious writing about the U.S. government.
1881 Outlaw William H. Bonney Jr., alias Billy the Kid, was shot and killed by Sheriff Pat Garrett in Fort Sumner, N.M.
1921 Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were convicted in Dedham, Mass., of killing a shoe company paymaster and his guard; they were executed in 1927.
1933 All German political parties except the Nazi Party were outlawed.
1943 The George Washington Carver National Monument in Joplin, Missouri, became the first United States National Monument in honor of a African American.
1958 The army of Iraq overthrew the monarchy.
1965 The American space probe Mariner 4 flew by Mars, sending back photographs of the red planet.
1966 Eight women were murdered by Richard Speck in a Chicago dormitory for student nurses; Speck was convicted and died in prison in 1991.
1976 Jimmy Carter won the Democratic presidential nomination at the party's convention in New York City.
1997 The international war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia sentenced Dusan Tadic, a Bosnian Serb, to 20 years in prison for turning on his Muslim and Croat neighbors in a deadly campaign of terror and torture.
1999 Race-based school busing in Boston ended after 25 years.
1999 Major league baseball umpires voted to resign and not work the final month of the season.
2002 French President Jacques Chirac escaped an assassination attempt unscathed during Bastille Day celebrations.
2003 The United States Government admitted to the existence of "Area 51."
2004 The Senate voted 50-48 against a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.

Chart Toppers

1947
Peg o’ My Heart - The Harmonicats
I Wonder, I Wonder, I Wonder - Eddy Howard
Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba - Perry Como
Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) - Tex Williams

1955
Rock Around the Clock - Bill Haley & His Comets
Learnin’ the Blues - Frank Sinatra
Hard to Get - Giselle Mackenzie
A Satisfied Mind - Porter Wagoner

1963
Easier Said Than Done - The Essex
Surf City - Jan & Dean
Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport - Rolf Harris
Act Naturally - Buck Owens

1971
It’s Too Late/I Feel the Earth Move - Carole King
Indian Reservation - Raiders
You’ve Got a Friend - James Taylor
When You’re Hot, You’re Hot - Jerry Reed

1979
Ring My Bell - Anita Ward
Bad Girls - Donna Summer
Chuck E.’s in Love - Rickie Lee Jones
Amanda - Waylon Jennings

1987
I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) - Whitney Houston
Shakedown - Bob Seger
Songbird - Kenny G
All My Ex’s Live in Texas - George Strait

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People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children.
Bill Watterson (1958 - )



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Today in History - July 15th

Today's Birthdays

1606 Rembrandt Van Rijn, artist (Descent from the Cross, Rape of Ganymede) died Oct 4, 1669
1779 Clement Clarke Moore, poet/author (A Visit from St. Nicholas) died July 10, 1863
1867 Maggie Lena Walker, first woman bank founder and president (St. Luke Penny Savings Bank) died Dec 15, 1934
1931 Clive Cussler, author (Raise the Titanic, Deep Six, Sahara, Cyclops)
1935 Alex G. Karras, football player/sportscaster/actor (Webster)
1939 Patrick Wayne, actor/John Wayne’s son (Young Guns)
1944 Jan-Michael Vincent, actor (Airwolf)
1945 Peter Lewis, guitarist/singer (Moby Grape)
1946 Linda Ronstadt, singer (Blue Bayou, You’re No Good, When Will I Be Loved)
1947 Peter Banks, guitarist (Yes)
1948 Alicia Bridges, R&B singer (I Love the Nightlife)
1948 Artimus Pyle, drummer (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
1949 Trevor Horn, producer/bassist/singer (Buggles, Art of Noise, Seal, Yes)
1950 Arianna Huffington, Greek-born newspaper columnist
1951 Jesse Ventura, professional wrestler/former Governor of Minnesota
1952 Johnny Thunders, guitarist/singer (The New York Dolls) died Apr 23, 1991
1952 Terry O'Quinn, actor (Lost)
1953 David Pack, singer (Ambrosia)
1956 Ian Curtis, singer/lyricist (Joy Division) died May 18, 1980
1956 Marky Ramone, drummer (The Ramones)
1956 Joe Satriani, guitarist
1956 Barry Melrose, NHL player/coach/commentator
1959 Shep Pettibone, record producer
1960 Kim Alexis, supermodel/actress
1960 Willie Aames, actor (Eight is Enough, Charles in Charge)
1961 Lolita Davidovich, actress (Now and Then, Leap of Faith)
1961 Forest Whitaker, actor/director (Phenomenon, The Crying Game, The Last King of Scotland)
1963 Brigitte Nielsen, actress (Beverly Hills Cop 2, Cobra, Rocky 4)
1966 Jason Bonham, drummer
1968 Eddie Griffin, comedian/actor (Undercover Brother)
1970 Chi Cheng, bassist (Deftones)
1972 Scott Foley, actor (The Unit, Felicity)
1973 Brian Austin Green, actor (Beverly Hills 90210)
1973 John Dolmayan, drummer (System of a Down)
1977 Ray Toro, guitarist (My Chemical Romance)
1977 Lana Parrilla, actress (Swingtown)
1977 Kitana Baker, model (Miller Light Catfight commercial)

Today's Deaths in History

1904 Anton Chekhov, Russian writer (The Seagull) dies at 44
1948 John J. "Blackjack" Pershing, U.S. General, dies at 87
1991 Bert Convy, actor/TV Host (Win Lose or Draw) dies at 57
1996 Dana Hill, actress (National Lampoon's European Vacation) dies at 32
1997 Gianni Versace, Italian fashion designer, shot and killed at 50
2003 Tex Schramm, NFL team president/GM (Dallas Cowboys) dies at 83
2006 Robert H. Brooks, founder (Hooters) dies at 68

Today in History

1799 The Rosetta Stone was found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign.
1870 Georgia became the last of the Confederate states to be readmitted to the Union.
1916 William Boeing founded Pacific Aero Products, the forerunner of the Boeing Co., in Seattle.
1918 The Second Battle of the Marne began during World War I.
1934 Continental Airlines began operations.
1948 President Harry S. Truman was nominated for another term by the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
1964 Sen. Barry Goldwater of Arizona was nominated for president at the Republican National Convention in San Francisco.
1971 President Richard Nixon announced he would visit the People's Republic of China to seek a "normalization of relations."
1976 A 36-hour kidnap ordeal began for 26 schoolchildren and their bus driver as they were abducted near Chowchilla, Calif., by three gunmen and imprisoned in an underground cell; the captives escaped unharmed.
1979 President Jimmy Carter delivered a speech in which he lamented what he called a "crisis of confidence" in America; though he didn't use the word, it became known as the "malaise" speech.
1992 Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton claimed the Democratic presidential nomination at the party's convention in New York City.
1996 MSNBC, a 24-hour all-news network, made its debut on cable TV and the Internet.
1997 Fashion designer Gianni Versace was shot to death outside his home in Miami; suspected gunman Andrew Phillip Cunanan was found dead eight days later.
1999 The government acknowledged for the first time that thousands of workers were made sick while making nuclear weapons and announced a compensation plan.
2002 John Walker Lindh, an American who had fought alongside the Taliban in Afghanistan, pleaded guilty to two felonies in a deal sparing him life in prison.
2002 A Pakistani judge convicted four Islamic militants in the kidnap-slaying of Wall Street Journal correspondent Daniel Pearl.
2003 AOL Time Warner disbanded Netscape Communications Corporation.
2007 The Roman Catholic archdiocese of Los Angeles announced it was settling clergy sex-abuse cases for $660 million.
2007 The Philadelphia Phillies lost their 10,000th game, 10-2, to the visiting St. Louis Cardinals.

Chart Toppers

1948
Woody Woodpecker Song - The Kay Kaiser Orchestra (vocal: Gloria Wood & the Campus Kids)
You Can’t Be True, Dear - The Ken Griffin Orchestra (vocal: Jerry Wayne)
Little White Lies - Dick Haymes
Bouquet of Roses - Eddy Arnold

1956
The Wayward Wind - Gogi Grant
My Prayer - The Platters
Hound Dog/Don’t Be Cruel - Elvis Presley
I Want You, I Need You, I Love You - Elvis Presley

1964
I Get Around - The Beach Boys
Memphis - Johnny Rivers
Rag Doll - The 4 Seasons
My Heart Skips a Beat - Buck Owens

1972
Lean on Me - Bill Withers
Too Late to Turn Back Now - Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose
Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl) - Looking Glass
Made in Japan - Buck Owens

1980
Coming Up - Paul McCartney & Wings
It’s Still Rock & Roll to Me - Billy Joel
Little Jeannie - Elton John
You Win Again - Charley Pride

1988
The Flame - Cheap Trick
Mercedes Boy - Pebbles
Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard
Fallin’ Again - Alabama
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Today in History - July 16th

Today's Birthdays

1872 Roald Amundsen, explorer (South Pole) lost at sea June 22, 1928
1889 Shoeless Joe Jackson, MLB outfielder (Black Sox Scandal) died Dec 5, 1951
1907 Orville Redenbacher, popcorn gourmet/tycoon, died Sep 19, 1995
1907 Barbara Stanwyck, actress (Double Indemnity, The Big Valley) died Jan 20, 1990
1911 Ginger Rogers, actress/dancer (partner of Fred Astaire) died Apr 25, 1995
1915 Barnard Hughes, actor (Lost Boys, Doc Hollywood) died July 11, 2006
1924 Bess Myerson, Miss America (1945)
1932 Max McGee, NFL wide receiver (Green Bay Packers) died October 20, 2007
1938 Tony Jackson, bassist (The Searchers) died August 18, 2003
1939 Corin Redgrave, actor (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Excalibur)
1941 Desmond Dekker (Dacris), reggae musician (Israelites) died May 25, 2006
1948 Ruben Blades, singer/songwriter/actor (Color of Night, The Two Jakes)
1952 Stewart Copeland, drummer/composer (Police)
1953 Mickey Rourke, actor (9-1/2 Weeks, Diner)
1956 Tony Kushner, playwright (Angels in America)
1958 Michael Flatley, dancer/performer (Lord of the Dance)
1963 Phoebe Cates, actress (Gremlins, Fast Times at Ridgemont High)
1968 Will Ferrell, comedian/actor (Saturday Night Live, Anchorman, Talladega Nights)
1968 Barry Sanders, Football Hall of Fame running back (Detroit Lions)
1971 Corey (Scott) Feldman, actor (License to Drive, The ’Burbs, Lost Boys)
1971 Ed Kowalczyk, singer (Live)
1972 jconnelly, board member
1974 Ryan McCombs, singer (Drowning Pool)
1975 Jamie Oliver, keyboardist (Lostprophets)
1979 Jayma Mays, actress (Ugly Betty, Epic Movie)
1987 AnnaLynne McCord, actress (Nip/Tuck)
1994 Mark Indelicato, actor (Ugly Betty)

Today's Deaths in History

1557 Anne of Cleves, fourth wife of Henry VIII of England, dies at 41
1882 Mary Todd Lincoln, First Lady, dies at 63
1981 Harry Chapin, singer/songwriter (Cat's in the Cradle) dies in a car crash at 38
1996 John Panozzo, drummer (Styx)
1999 John F. Kennedy Jr., publisher, dies in a plane crash at 38
1999 Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, wife of John F. Kennedy Jr., dies in a plane crash at 33
1999 Lauren Bessette, sister-in-law of John F. Kennedy Jr., dies in a plane crash at 34
2003 Celia Cruz, Cuban "Salsa Queen," dies at 77
2004 George Busbee, Governor of Georgia, dies at 76
2008 Jo Stafford, pop singer (You Belong to Me) dies at 90

Today in History

1790 The District of Columbia was established as the seat of the U.S. government.
1935 The world's first parking meter was installed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
1945 The United States exploded its first experimental atomic bomb, in the desert near Alamogordo, N.M.
1951 J.D. Salinger's novel The Catcher in the Rye was published.
1957 Marine Maj. John Glenn set a transcontinental speed record when he flew a jet from California to New York in 3 hours, 23 minutes and 8 seconds.
1964 In accepting the Republican presidential nomination in San Francisco, Barry M. Goldwater said "extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice" and "moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue."
1969 Apollo 11 blasted off from Cape Kennedy on the first manned mission to the moon.
1973 Former White House aide Alexander P. Butterfield publicly revealed the existence of President Richard Nixon's secret taping system during the Senate Watergate hearings.
1979 Saddam Hussein became president of Iraq.
1980 Ronald Reagan won the Republican presidential nomination at the party's convention in Detroit.
1999 John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife, Carolyn, and her sister died when the single-engine plane Kennedy was piloting plunged into the Atlantic Ocean near Martha's Vineyard, Mass.
2004 Martha Stewart was sentenced to five months in prison and five months of home confinement by a federal judge in New York for lying about a stock sale.

Chart Toppers

1949
Some Enchanted Evening - Perry Como
Bali Ha’i - Perry Como
Again - Gordon Jenkins
One Kiss Too Many - Eddy Arnold

1957
Teddy Bear - Elvis Presley
Searchin’/Young Blood - The Coasters
Valley of Tears/It’s You I Love - Fats Domino
Bye Bye Love - The Everly Brothers

1965
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
Wonderful World - Herman’s Hermits
Yes, I’m Ready - Barbara Mason
Before You Go - Buck Owens

1973
Will It Go Round in Circles - Billy Preston
Kodachrome - Paul Simon
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown - Jim Croce
Love is the Foundation - Loretta Lynn

1981
Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes
All Those Years Ago - George Harrison
The One that You Love - Air Supply
Fire & Smoke - Earl Thomas Conley

1989
Satisfied - Richard Marx
Buffalo Stance - Neneh Cherry
Baby Don’t Forget My Number - Milli Vanilli
I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party - Roseanne Cash

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Today in History - July 17th

Today's Birthdays

1744 Elbridge Gerry, 5th Vice President of the U.S./father of gerrymandering, died Nov 23, 1814
1763 John Jacob Astor, fur tycoon (American Fur Company) died Mar 29, 1848
1889 Erle Stanley Gardner (A.A. Fair), novelist (Perry Mason) died Mar 11, 1970
1899 James Cagney, actor (Yankee Doodle Dandy, White Heat) died Mar 30, 1986
1912 Art Linkletter, TV host (House Party, Kids Say the Darnedest Things)
1917 Phyllis Diller (Driver), comedienne
1920 Gordon Gould, inventor (the laser) died September 16, 2005
1928 Vince Guaraldi, composer (Linus & Lucy) died Feb 6, 1976
1935 Diahann Carroll, actress (Dynasty)
1935 Donald Sutherland, actor (M*A*S*H, Animal House, Outbreak)
1942 Spencer Davis, guitarist/singer (Spencer Davis Group)
1947 Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall/wife of Britain's Prince Charles
1947 Wolfgang Flür, electronic percussionist (Kraftwerk)
1948 Ron Asheton, guitarist/songwriter (Iggy Pop & the Stooges) died January 6, 2009
1949 Terence ‘Geezer’ Butler, bassist (Black Sabbath)
1949 Mick Tucker, drummer (Sweet) died Feb 14, 2002
1949 Mike Vale, bassist (Tommy James and the Shondells)
1949 John Wetton, bassist/guitarist (King Crimson)
1951 Lucie Arnaz, actress/daughter of Lucille Ball (Here’s Lucy)
1952 David Hasselhoff, actor (Bay Watch, Knight Rider)
1952 Nicolette Larson, singer (Lotta Love) died Dec 16, 1997
1952 Phoebe Snow (Laub), singer (Poetry Man)
1955 P.J. (Pamela Jane) Soles, actress (Carrie, Private Benjamin, Stripes)
1956 Bryan Trottier, NHL player/coach (NY Rangers)
1960 Mark Burnett, television producer (Survivor)
1960 Robin Shou, actor (Mortal Kombat)
1963 John Ventimiglia, actor (The Sopranos, Mickey Blue Eyes)
1963 Paul Hipp, actor (Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Lethal Weapon 3)
1965 Alex Winter, actor (Lost Boys, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure)
1966 Lou Barlow, singer (Dinosaur Jr.)
1968 Bitty Schram, actress (A League of Their Own, Monk)
1968 Andre Royo, actor (The Wire)
1975 Paul Hinojos, guitarist (At the Drive-In, The Mars Volta)
1977 Marc Savard, NHL center (NY Rangers)
1978 Katharine Towne, actress (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
1979 Mike Vogel, actor (Cloverfield)
1982 Natasha Hamilton, singer (Atomic Kitten)
1983 Sarah Jones, actress (Ugly Betty, Big Love)
1985 Tom Fletcher, singer (McFly)

Today's Deaths in History

1793 Charlotte Corday, French aristocrat/murderer (Jean-Paul Marat) is guillotined at 24
1918 Tsar Nicholas II of Russia (and his family) is executed at 50
1959 Billie Holiday, singer (Lady in Satin) dies at 44
1961 Ty Cobb, Baseball Hall of Famer, dies of cancer at 74
1967 John Coltrane, jazz saxophonist/composer, dies at 40
1974 Dizzy Dean, MLB pitcher (St Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs) dies at 64
1996 Chas Chandler, bassist/producer (The Animals) dies at 57
2001 Katharine Graham, publisher (Washington Post) dies at 84
2005 Geraldine Fitzgerald, actress (Wuthering Heights) dies at 91
2006 Mickey Spillane, author (Mike Hammer series) dies at 88
2006 Sam Myers, blues musician/songwriter, dies at 70
2008 Larry Haines, actor (CBS Radio Mystery Theater) dies at 89

Today in History

1821 Spain ceded Florida to the United States.
1867 Harvard School of Dental Medicine, the first dental school in the U.S., was established in Boston.
1898 Spanish troops in Santiago, Cuba, surrendered to U.S. forces during the Spanish-American War.
1900 Hall of fame pitcher Christy Mathewson made his major league debut with the New York Giants.
1917 With the country at war with Germany, the British royal family changed its name from the German Saxe-Coburg Gotha to Windsor.
1918 Russia's Czar Nicholas II, his wife and their five children were executed by the Bolsheviks.
1945 President Harry S. Truman, Soviet leader Josef Stalin and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill began meeting at Potsdam in the final Allied summit of World War II.
1948 Southern Democrats opposed to the party's position on civil rights met in Birmingham, Ala., to endorse South Carolina Gov. Strom Thurmond.
1955 Disneyland opened in Anaheim, Calif.
1975 An Apollo spaceship docked with a Soyuz spacecraft in orbit in the first superpower linkup of its kind.
1979 Nicaraguan President Anastasio Somoza resigned and fled into exile in Miami.
1981 A pair of walkways above the lobby of the Kansas City Hyatt Regency Hotel collapsed during a dance, killing 114 people.
1996 TWA Flight 800, a Boeing 747 bound for Paris, exploded and crashed off Long Island, N.Y., shortly after leaving John F. Kennedy International Airport; all 230 people aboard were killed.
1997 Woolworth Corp. closed its last 400 five-and-dime stores, laying off 9,200 employees.
2000 Bashar Assad, son of Hafez Assad, became Syria's 16th head of state.
2007 Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick was indicted by a federal grand jury in Richmond, Va., on charges related to competitive dogfighting.

Chart Toppers

1950
Bewitched - The Gordon Jenkins Orchestra (vocal: Mary Lou Williams)
My Foolish Heart - The Gordon Jenkins Orchestra (vocal: Eileen Wilson)
Mona Lisa - Nat King Cole
Mississippi - Red Foley

1958
The Purple People Eater - Sheb Wooley
Hard Headed Woman - Elvis Presley
Poor Little Fool - Ricky Nelson
Guess Things Happen that Way - Johnny Cash

1966
Hanky Panky - Tommy James & the Shondells
Wild Thing - The Troggs
You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me - Dusty Springfield
Think of Me - Buck Owens

1974
Rock Your Baby - George McCrae
Annie’s Song - John Denver
On and On - Gladys Knight & the Pips
He Thinks I Still Care - Anne Murray

1982
Don’t You Want Me - The Human League
Rosanna - Toto
Hurts So Good - John Cougar
’Til You’re Gone - Barbara Mandrell

1990
Step By Step - New Kids on the Block
She Ain’t Worth It - Glenn Medeiros featuring Bobby Brown
Hold On - En Vogue
The Dance - Garth Brooks

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Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)




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QUOTE(Giac @ Jul 16 2009, 05:32 PM) *
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1969 Apollo 11 blasted off from Cape Kennedy on the first manned mission to the moon.


In my book, landing and bringing those guys back safely with a computer memory capacity of a hand held calculator is the greatest technological achievement of mankind. From the human side, these guys knew the odds were at best 50-50, yet they had the courage to be part of such a dangerous mission.


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1973 Former White House aide Alexander P. Butterfield publicly revealed the existence of President Richard Nixon's secret taping system during the Senate Watergate hearings.


tapes!!!!! there are tapes!!!!!!!!

I wasn't young enough nor around in this country, but from what I have read, the revelation from Alex just about left everybody in attendance with their mouth gaping wide open. For some odd reason, Tricky Dicky (+RIP) loved to record himself.


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No country can sustain, in idleness, more than a small percentage of its numbersmajority must labor at something productive.

Property is the fruit of labor; property is desirable; it is a positive good in the world.

"Man is not the only animal who labors; but he is the only one who improves his workmanship."


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QUOTE(SpanishJack @ Jul 17 2009, 05:10 PM) *
tapes!!!!! there are tapes!!!!!!!!

I wasn't young enough nor around in this country, but from what I have read, the revelation from Alex just about left everybody in attendance with their mouth gaping wide open. For some odd reason, Tricky Dicky (+RIP) loved to record himself.


However, there is a question as to the actual date as to when this happened--it is listed as happening on the 13th and the 16th. wink.gif
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QUOTE(Lester Patrick @ Jul 17 2009, 12:01 PM) *
However, there is a question as to the actual date as to when this happened--it is listed as happening on the 13th and the 16th. wink.gif


Damn that Associated Press! laugh2.gif


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Today in History - July 18th

Today's Birthdays

1811 William Makepeace Thackeray, author (Vanity Fair) died Dec 24, 1863
1867 Margaret Brown, "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" (Titanic survivor) died Oct 26, 1932
1895 George "Machine Gun" Kelly, gangster, died July 18, 1954
1909 Harriet Hilliard Nelson, singer/actress (The Ozzie & Harriet Show) died Oct 2, 1994
1909 Andrei Gromyko, Soviet diplomat/President, died July 2, 1989
1911 Hume Cronyn (Blake), actor (Cocoon) died June 15, 2003
1913 Red (Richard) Skelton, comedian (The Red Skelton Show) died Sep 17, 1997
1918 Nelson Mandela, South African President
1921 John Glenn Jr. astronaut/Senator (first to orbit Earth; oldest to go into space)
1929 Dick Button, figure skating champion
1929 Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, R&B singer/pianist (I Put a Spell on You) died Feb 12, 2000
1931 ‘Papa Dee’ (Thomas) Allen, percussionist (War) died Aug 30, 1988
1937 Hunter S. Thompson, journalist/author (Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas) died Feb 20, 2005
1938 Paul Verhoeven, film director (Starship Troopers, Basic Instinct)
1938 Ian Stewart, pianist (Rolling Stones)
1939 Dion DiMucci, singer (Dion and the Belmonts)
1939 Brian Auger, keyboardist (Oblivion Express, Yardbirds)
1940 James Brolin, actor (Hotel, Marcus Welby M.D.)
1940 Joe Torre, MLB manager (Los Angeles Dodgers)
1941 Martha Reeves, singer (Martha and the Vandellas)
1941 Lonnie Mack, guitarist/singer (Suzie-Q)
1949 Craig Fuller, singer (Little Feat, Pure Prairie League)
1950 Glenn Hughes, singer (The Village People) died Mar 4, 2001
1950 Sir Richard Branson, British entrepreneur (Virgin Group)
1954 Ricky Skaggs, country musician/singer
1955 Terry Chambers, drummer (XTC)
1958 Nigel Twist, drummer (The Alarm)
1959 Audrey Landers, actress (Dallas)
1960 Anne-Marie Johnson, actress (In the Heat of the Night)
1961 Elizabeth McGovern, actress (Racing with the Moon, She's Having a Baby)
1962 Jack Irons, drummer (Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers)
1962 John Hermann, keyboardist (Widespread Panic)
1966 Lori Alan, voice actress (SpongeBob SquarePants, The Family Guy)
1967 Vin Diesel, actor (Pitch Black, The Fast & the Furious)
1975 Daron Malakian, guitarist (System of a Down)
1978 Tony Fagenson, drummer (Eve 6)
1979 Jared Hess, film director (Napoleon Dynamite)
1980 Kristen Bell, actress (Veronica Mars)
1980 Bobby Henderson, founder (Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster)
1985 Chace Crawford, actor (Gossip Girl)

Today's Deaths in History

1792 John Paul Jones, American naval commander (“I have not yet begun to fight!”) dies at 45
1817 Jane Austen, English novelist (Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice) dies at 41
1899 Horatio Alger, Jr., American writer ("dime" novels) dies at 77
1954 George "Machine Gun" Kelly, gangster, dies on his 59th birthday
1966 Bobby Fuller, singer/guitarist (I Fought the Law) dies at 23
1969 Mary Jo Kopechne, aide to Robert F. Kennedy, drowns at 28
1973 Jack Hawkins, actor (Ben-Hur) dies at 62
1989 Rebecca Schaeffer, actress (My Sister Sam) is murdered at 21
2001 James Hatfield, author (Fortunate Son) dies at 43
2005 Bill Hicke, NHL right wing (NY Rangers) dies at 67
2005 William Westmoreland, U.S. Army general (Vietnam) dies at 91

Today in History

1536 The authority of the pope was declared void in England.
1872 Britain introduced the concept of voting by secret ballot.
1914 The U.S. Congress formed the Aviation Section, U.S. Signal Corps, giving definite status to aircraft within the U.S. Army for the first time.
1925 Adolf Hitler published his personal manifesto, Mein Kampf.
1927 Baseball Hall of Famer Ty Cobb got his 4,000th career hit.
1936 Tthe Spanish Civil War began as Gen. Francisco Franco led an uprising of army troops based in North Africa.
1940 The Democratic National Convention in Chicago nominated President Franklin D. Roosevelt for an unprecedented third term in office.
1944 Hideki Tojo resigned as Prime Minister of Japan due to numerous setbacks in the war effort.
1968 The Intel Corporation was founded in Santa Clara, California.
1969 A car driven by Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., plunged off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island near Martha's Vineyard; his passenger, 28-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne, died.
1976 Nadia Comăneci became the first person in Olympic Games history to score a perfect 10 in gymnastics at the 1976 Summer Olympics.
1984 A gunman opened fire at a McDonald's restaurant in San Ysidro, Calif., killing 21 people before being shot dead by police.
1984 Walter F. Mondale won the Democratic presidential nomination in San Francisco.
1989 Actress Rebecca Schaeffer was shot to death at her Los Angeles home by an obsessed fan; the killing prompted California in 1990 to pass the nation's first anti-stalking law.
1998 A 23-foot tsunami along the coast of Papua New Guinea killed nearly 3,000 people.
1999 David Cone of the New York Yankees pitched the 14th perfect game in modern major league baseball history in a game against the Montreal Expos.
2003 Basketball star Kobe Bryant was charged with sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman at a Colorado spa; the charge was later dropped because the woman did not want to go ahead with a trial.
2003 The body of British scientist David Kelly, a weapons expert at the center of a storm over British intelligence on Iraq, was found, an apparent suicide.
2005 An unrepentant Eric Rudolph was sentenced in Birmingham, Ala., to life in prison for an abortion clinic bombing that killed an off-duty police officer and maimed a nurse.

Chart Toppers

1951
Too Young - Nat King Cole
Mister and Mississippi - Patti Page
The Loveliest Night of the Year - Mario Lanza
I Wanna Play House with You - Eddy Arnold

1959
Lonely Boy - Paul Anka
Waterloo - Stonewall Jackson
Tiger - Fabian
The Battle of New Orleans - Johnny Horton

1967
Windy - The Association
Little Bit o’ Soul - The Music Explosion
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You - Frankie Valli
All the Time - Jack Greene

1975
Love Will Keep Us Together - The Captain & Tennille
The Hustle - Van McCoy & the Soul City Symphony
Listen to What the Man Said - Wings
Movin’ On - Merle Haggard

1983
Every Breath You Take - The Police
Electric Avenue - Eddy Grant
Never Gonna Let You Go - Sergio Mendez
The Closer You Get - Alabama

1991
Rush, Rush - Paula Abdul
Unbelievable - EMF
Right Here, Right Now - Jesus Jones
Don’t Rock the Jukebox - Alan Jackson

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Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.
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Today in History - July 19th

Today's Birthdays

1814 Samuel Colt, firearms inventor (Colt Revolver) died Jan 10, 1862
1834 Edgar Degas, artist (Impressionist) died Sep 27, 1917
1860 Lizzie Borden,accused axe murderer, died June 1, 1927
1865 Charles Mayo, surgeon (Mayo Clinic & Mayo Foundation) died May 26, 1939
1922 George McGovern, U.S. Senator and 1972 presidential contender
1924 Pat Hingle, actor (Batman, The Grifters, On the Waterfront) died January 3, 2009
1935 Philip Agee, CIA agent/author (Inside the Company: CIA Diary)
1938 Richard Jordan, actor (The Hunt for Red October, Logan’s Run) died Aug 30, 1993
1944 Commander Cody, singer (Hot Rod Lincoln)
1945 George Dzundza, actor (Law & Order, Hack, Grey's Anatomy)
1946 Alan Gorrie, bassist/singer (Average White Band)
1946 Ilie Nastase, tennis champion
1947 Bernie Leadon, guitarist (The Eagles)
1947 Brian Harold May, guitarist (Queen)
1948 Keith Godchaux, keyboardist (Grateful Dead) died July 23, 1980
1952 Allen Collins, guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd) died Jan 23, 1990
1960 Atom Egoyan, film director (The Sweet Hereafter, Exotica)
1960 Kevin Haskins, drummer (Bauhaus)
1961 Campbell Scott, actor (Dying Young, Roger Dodger)
1962 Anthony Edwards, actor (ER, Revenge of the Nerds series, Top Gun)
1965 Stuart Scott, sportscaster (SportsCenter)
1966 Nancy Walls, comedian/actress (Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show)
1968 Jim Norton, comedian/radio personality (The Opie and Anthony Show)
1974 Jason McGerr, drummer (Death Cab for Cutie)
1976 Vinessa Shaw, actress (3:10 to Yuma, The Hills Have Eyes)
1981 Didz Hammond, bassist/backing vocalist (Dirty Pretty Things)
1982 Jared Padalecki, actor (Gilmour Girls, House of Wax)

Today's Deaths in History

1543 Lady Mary Boleyn, mistress of King Henry VIII of England/sister of Anne Boleyn, dies at 44
1692 Sarah Good, accused of being witch during Salem Witch Trials, is hanged at 39
1947 Aung San, Burmese nationalist, is assassinated at 32
1965 Syngman Rhee, first President of South Korea, dies at 90
1974 Joe Flynn, actor (McHale's Navy)
1975 Lefty Frizzell, country music singer/songwriter, dies at 47
2005 Edward Bunker, writer (No Beast So Fierce) dies at 71
2006 Jack Warden, actor (Heaven Can Wait, 12 Angry Men) dies at 85

Today in History

1553 Fifteen-year-old Lady Jane Grey was deposed as queen of England after claiming the crown for nine days; Mary, the daughter of King Henry VIII, was proclaimed queen.
1692 Five women were hanged for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts.
1848 A pioneer women's rights convention convened in Seneca Falls, N.Y.
1870 The Franco-Prussian war, which led to the unification of the German states, began.
1879 Doc Holliday killed for the first time after a man shot up his New Mexico saloon.
1942 German Grand Admiral Karl Dönitz ordered the last U-boats to withdraw from their United States Atlantic coast positions in response to the effective American convoy system.
1943 Allied air forces raided Rome during World War II.
1969 Apollo 11 and its astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins, went into orbit around the moon.
1979 The Nicaraguan capital of Managua fell to Sandinista guerrillas, two days after President Anastasio Somoza fled the country.
1980 The Moscow Summer Olympics began; dozens of nations boycotted the games because of Soviet military intervention in Afghanistan.
1983 The first three-dimensional reconstruction of a human head in a CT was published.
1984 Congresswoman Geraldine A. Ferraro of New York won the Democratic nomination for vice president at the party's convention in San Francisco.
1985 Christa McAuliffe of New Hampshire was chosen to be the first schoolteacher to ride aboard the space shuttle; she died in the Challenger explosion in 1986.
1986 Caroline Kennedy, daughter of President John F. Kennedy, married Edwin A. Schlossberg.
1989 A United Air Lines DC-10 crashed while making an emergency landing at Sioux City, Iowa, killing 112 people; 184 survived.
1990 Baseball's all-time hits leader Pete Rose was sentenced in Cincinnati to five months in prison for tax evasion.
1993 President Bill Clinton announced the "don't ask, don't tell" policy which allows homosexuals to serve in the military, but only if they refrain from homosexual activity.
2005 President George W. Bush announced his choice of federal appeals court judge John Roberts to replace Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.
2006 President George W. Bush issued his first presidential veto, rejecting a bill that could have multiplied federal money for embryonic stem cell research.

Chart Toppers

1944
I’ll Be Seeing You - Bing Crosby
Long Ago and Far Away - Helen Forrest & Dick Haymes
Amor - Bing Crosby
Straighten Up and Fly Right - King Cole Trio

1952
I’m Yours - Eddie Fisher
Kiss of Fire - Georgia Gibbs
Walkin’ My Baby Back Home - Johnnie Ray
Are You Teasing Me - Carl Smith

1960
I’m Sorry - Brenda Lee
Only the Lonely - Roy Orbison
That’s All You Gotta Do - Brenda Lee
Please Help Me, I’m Falling - Hank Locklin

1968
This Guy’s in Love with You - Herb Alpert
The Horse - Cliff Nobles & Co.
Jumpin’ Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
D-I-V-O-R-C-E - Tammy Wynette

1976
Afternoon Delight - Starland Vocal Band
Kiss and Say Goodbye - Manhattans
I’ll Be Good to You - The Brothers Johnson
Teddy Bear - Red Sovine

1984
When Doves Cry - Prince
Dancing in the Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Eyes Without a Face - Billy Idol
I Don’t Want to Be a Memory - Exile

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Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance.
Sam Brown, Washington Post

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Today in History - July 20th

Today's Birthdays

0356 BC Alexander the Great, Greek king and military leader, died June 10, 0323 BC
1822 Gregor Mendel, father of modern genetics, died January 6, 1884
1890 Theda Bara, American actress (Carmen) died April 7, 1955
1919 Sir Edmund Hillary, explorer (first to climb Mt. Everest) died Jan 11, 2008
1930 Sally Ann Howes, actress (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang)
1930 Chuck Daly, NBA coach (Detroit Pistons) died May 9, 2009
1938 Diana Rigg, actress (The Avengers, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service)
1938 Natalie Wood, actress (West Side Story, Rebel without a Cause) died Nov 29, 1981
1943 John Lodge, guitarist/singer (Moody Blues)
1943 Wendy Richard, English actress (Are You Being Served?) died February 26, 2009
1945 Kim Carnes, singer (Bette Davis Eyes)
1947 Carlos Santana, guitarist (Supernatural, Black Magic Woman)
1955 Jem Finer, songwriter/musician (The Pogues)
1956 Paul Cook, drummer (The Sex Pistols)
1957 Donna Dixon, actress (Wayne’s World, Dr. Detroit)
1958 Mick McNeil, keyboardist (Simple Minds)
1958 Billy Mays, American pitchman, died June 28, 2009
1962 Lee Harris, drummer (Talk Talk)
1963 Frank Whaley, actor (Field of Dreams, Swimming with Sharks)
1964 Chris Cornell, drummer/singer/songwriter (Soundgarden, Audioslave)
1964 Dean Winters, actor (Oz, Rescue Me)
1964 Terri Irwin, television personality/Mrs. Crocodile Hunter
1966 Stone Gossard, guitarist (Pearl Jam)
1967 Reed Diamond, actor (Memphis Belle, Clear & Present Danger)
1969 Josh Holloway, actor (Lost)
1971 Sandra Oh, actress (Grey's Anatomy, Sideways, Under the Tuscan Sun)
1973 Courtney Taylor-Taylor, singer (The Dandy Warhols)
1975 Judy Greer, actress (Jawbreaker, Adaptation, The Village)
1976 Andrew Stockdale, guitarist/singer (Wolfmother)
1976 Erica Hill, news anchor (CNN)
1978 Charlie Korsmo, actor (Hook, Can't Hardly Wait)
1978 Elliott Yamin, singer (American Idol)
1980 Gisele Bündchen, supermodel
1980 Mike Kennerty, guitarist (The All-American Rejects)
1985 John Francis Daley, actor (Bones, Freaks and Geeks)
1988 Julianne Hough, ballroom dancer (Dancing with the Stars)

Today's Deaths in History

1704 Peregrine White, first English child born in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, dies at 83
1923 Pancho Villa, Mexican revolutionary, dies at 45
1926 Felix Edmundovich Dzerzhinskiy, head of the Soviet secret police, dies at 48
1937 Guglielmo Marconi, Italian inventor (wireless radio) dies at 63
1969 Roy Hamilton, R&B singer (Ebb Tide) dies at 40
1973 Bruce Lee, actor/martial artist, dies at 32
1983 Frank Reynolds, news anchor (ABC News) dies at 59
1991 Earl Robinson, singer/composer (Ballad for Americans) dies at 81
1993 Vincent Foster Jr., White House deputy counsel, dies at 48
1999 Sandra Gould, actress (The Ghost and Mr. Chicken) dies at 82
2005 James Doohan, actor (Star Trek) dies at 85
2005 Kayo Hatta, film director (Picture Bride) does at 47
2007 Tammy Faye Messner (Bakker), televangelist, dies at 65
2008 Artie Traum, guitarist (The Band, Paul Butterfield, Pete Seeger) dies at 65

Today in History

1810 Colombia declared independence from Spain.
1861 The Congress of the Confederate States began holding sessions in Richmond, Va.
1871 British Columbia joined the confederation as a Canadian province.
1877 Rioting in Baltimore, Maryland by Baltimore and Ohio Railroad workers was put down by the state militia, resulting in nine deaths.
1881 Sioux Indian leader Sitting Bull surrendered to federal troops.
1894 The troops sent by Grover Cleveland to Chicago to end the Pullman Strike were recalled.
1903 Ford Motor Company shipped its first car.
1917 The World War I draft lottery began.
1921 Congresswoman Alice Mary Robertson became the first woman to preside over the US House of Representatives.
1938 The United States Department of Justice filed suit in New York City against the motion picture industry, charging violations of anti-trust law.
1940 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Hatch Act of 1939, limiting political activity by Federal government employees.
1942 The first detachment of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps began basic training at Fort Des Moines, Iowa.
1944 Adolf Hitler was only slightly wounded when a bomb planted by would-be assassins exploded at the German leader's Rastenburg headquarters.
1944 President Franklin D. Roosevelt was nominated for an unprecedented fourth term at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
1948 President Harry S. Truman issued a peacetime military draft in the United States amid increasing tensions with the Soviet Union.
1950 In Philadelphia, Harry Gold pleaded guilty to spying for the Soviet Union by passing secrets from atomic scientist Klaus Fuchs.
1960 The Polaris missile was successfully launched from a submarine, the USS George Washington, for the first time.
1968 The Special Olympics were founded.
1969 Astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon.
1976 America's Viking 1 robot spacecraft landed on Mars.
1976 Hank Aaron hit his 755th home run, the final home run of his career.
1977 The Central Intelligence Agency released documents under the Freedom of Information Act revealing it had engaged in mind control experiments.
1977 A flash flood hit Johnstown, Pa., killing 80 people and causing $350 million in damage.
1984 Officials of the Miss America pageant asked Vanessa Lynn Williams to quit after Penthouse publishes nude photos of her.
1990 A federal appeals court set aside Oliver North's Iran-Contra convictions.
1993 White House deputy counsel Vince Foster was found shot to death in a park near Washington, D.C., in an apparent suicide.
1999 After 38 years at the bottom of the Atlantic, astronaut Gus Grissom's Liberty Bell 7 Mercury capsule was recovered.
2000 Carlos the Jackal sued France in the European Court of Human Rights for allegedly torturing him.
2004 The United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution demanding that Israel tear down the barrier it was building to seal off the West Bank.
2005 Canada became the fourth country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage.
2007 President George W. Bush signed an executive order prohibiting cruel and inhuman treatment, including humiliation or denigration of religious beliefs, in the detention and interrogation of terrorism suspects.

Chart Toppers

1945
Dream - The Pied Pipers
The More I See You - Dick Haymes
Sentimental Journey - The Les Brown Orchestra (vocal: Doris Day)
Stars and Stripes on Iwo Jima - Bob Wills

1953
Song from Moulin Rouge - The Percy Faith Orchestra
April in Portugal - The Les Baxter Orchestra
I’m Walking Behind You - Eddie Fisher
It’s Been So Long - Webb Pierce

1961
Tossin’ and Turnin’ - Bobby Lewis
The Boll Weevil Song - Brook Benton
Yellow Bird - Arthur Lyman Group
Heartbreak U.S.A. - Kitty Wells

1969
In the Year 2525 - Zager & Evans
Spinning Wheel - Blood, Sweat & Tears
Good Morning Starshine - Oliver
I Love You More Today - Conway Twitty

1977
Da Doo Ron Ron - Shaun Cassidy
Looks like We Made It - Barry Manilow
I Just Want to Be Your Everything - Andy Gibb
It was Almost like a Song - Ronnie Milsap

1985
A View to a Kill - Duran Duran
Raspberry Beret - Prince & the Revolution
Everytime You Go Away - Paul Young
Dixie Road - Lee Greenwood

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Today in History - July 21st

Today's Birthdays

1864 Frances Cleveland (Folsom), First Lady, died Oct 29, 1947
1899 Ernest (Miller) Hemingway, writer (The Old Man and the Sea, The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls) died July 2, 1961
1911 Marshall McLuhan, professor/writer (Understanding Media) died Dec 31, 1980
1920 Isaac Stern, concert violin impresario, died Sep 22, 2001
1924 Don Knotts, comedian/actor (The Andy Griffith Show, The Incredible Mr. Limpet) died Feb 24, 2006
1926 Norman Jewison, director (And Justice for All, Jesus Christ Superstar, Rollerball)
1938 Janet Reno, former U.S. Attorney General
1946 Barry Whitwam, drummer (Herman's Hermits)
1948 Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam), singer (Wild World, Moon Shadow, Peace Train)
1948 Garry Trudeau, cartoonist (Doonesbury)
1952 Robin Williams, comic/actor (Good Will Hunting, Mork and Mindy, Good Morning Vietnam, Mrs. Doubtfire, Dead Poet’s Society, The Fisher King, Hook)
1953 Eric Bazilian, singer/songwriter (The Hooters)
1955 Howie Epstein, bassist (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers) died Feb 23, 2003
1955 Taco, Dutch singer (Puttin' on the Ritz)
1957 Jon Lovitz, comedian/actor (Saturday Night Live, A League of Their Own)
1960 Lance Guest, actor (The Last Starfighter)
1960 Matt Mulhern, actor (Biloxi Blues, Major Dad)
1961 "Big Jim" Martin, guitarist (Faith No More)
1968 Brandi Chastain, soccer player
1969 Emerson Hart, singer/songwriter/guitarist (Tonic)
1072 Rocha, Rangerland benefactor and admin extraordinaré
1973 Ali Landry, actress (Doritos commercials)
1978 Josh Hartnett, actor (Pearl Harbor, 40 Days and 40 Nights)
1980 Sprague Grayden, actress (24)
1981 Blake Lewis, singer/TV personality (American Idol)
1989 Rory Culkin, actor (You Can Count on Me)
1989 Jamie Waylett, actor (Harry Potter films)
1991 xcdudesquadloveshisnametobetoodamnlong, board member/moutaineer

Today's Deaths in History

1796 Robert Burns, Scottish poet (Auld Lang Syne) dies at 37
1944 Claus von Stauffenberg, German colonel (tried to assassinate Hitler) is executed at 36
1967 Jimmie Foxx, MLB 1st baseman (Phillies, Cubs, Red Sox) dies at 59
1967 Basil Rathbone, English actor (Sherlock Holmes) dies at 75
1982 Dave Garroway, television host (Today) dies at 69
1998 Alan Shepard, astronaut (Project Mercury, Apollo 14) dies at 74
1998 Robert Young, actor (Father Knows Best) dies at 91
2004 Jerry Goldsmith, film score composer (The Omen) dies at 75
2005 Long John Baldry, blues musician, dies at 64
2006 Mako, Japanese-born actor (The Sand Pebbles, Conan films) dies at 72

Today in History

1831 Belgium became independent as Leopold I was proclaimed King of the Belgians.
1861 The first Battle of Bull Run was fought at Manassas, Va., resulting in a Confederate victory.
1865 In the market square of Springfield, Missouri, Wild Bill Hickok shot and killed Davis Tutt in what was regarded as the first true western showdown.
1873 At Adair, Iowa, Jesse James and the James-Younger gang pulled off the first successful train robbery in the American West.
1918 U-156 shelled Nauset Beach, in Orleans, Massachusetts, the first time that the United States was shelled since the Mexican-American War.
1925 The Scopes "monkey trial" ended in Dayton, Tenn., with John T. Scopes convicted of violating state law for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution; the conviction was later overturned.
1944 American forces landed on Guam during World War II.
1944 The Democratic National Convention in Chicago nominated Sen. Harry S. Truman to be vice president.
1949 The U.S. Senate ratified the North Atlantic Treaty.
1954 France surrendered North Vietnam to the Communists.
1955 During the Geneva summit, President Dwight D. Eisenhower presented his "open skies" proposal under which the United States and the Soviet Union would trade information on each other's military facilities.
1961 Capt. Virgil "Gus" Grissom became the second American to rocket into a sub-orbital pattern around the Earth, flying on the Liberty Bell 7.
1969 Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin blasted off from the moon aboard the lunar module.
1980 Draft registration began in the United States for 19- and 20-year-old men.
1988 Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis accepted the Democratic presidential nomination at the party's convention in Atlanta.
1997 The fully restored USS Constitution (aka "Old Ironsides") celebrated her 200th birthday by setting sail for the first time in 116 years.
2000 Special Counsel John C. Danforth concluded "with 100 percent certainty" that the federal government was innocent of wrongdoing in the siege that killed 80 members of the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, in 1993.
2002 Telecommunications giant WorldCom Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection after disclosing it had inflated profits by nearly $4 billion through deceptive accounting.
2005 Four terrorist bombings, occurring exactly two weeks after the similar July 7 bombings, targeted London's public transportation system; all four bombs failed to detonate and all four suspected suicide bombers were captured and later convicted and imprisoned for long terms.
2007 Doctors removed five small growths from President Bush's colon after he temporarily transferred the powers of his office to Vice President Dick Cheney.
2007 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final volume of the wizard series by J.K. Rowling, went on sale.
2008 Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, one of the world's top war crimes fugitives, was arrested in a Belgrade suburb by Serbian security forces.

Chart Toppers

1946
The Gypsy - The Ink Spots
They Say it’s Wonderful - Frank Sinatra
Surrender - Perry Como
New Spanish Two Step - Bob Wills

1954
Little Things Mean a Lot - Kitty Kallen
Sh-Boom - The Crew Cuts
Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight - The McGuire Sisters
Even Tho - Webb Pierce

1962
Roses are Red - Bobby Vinton
The Wah Watusi - The Orlons
Johnny Get Angry - Joanie Sommers
Wolverton Mountain - Claude King

1970
Mama Told Me (Not to Come) - Three Dog Night
(They Long to Be) Close to You - Carpenters
Band of Gold - Freda Payne
He Loves Me All the Way - Tammy Wynette

1978
Shadow Dancing - Andy Gibb
Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
Miss You - The Rolling Stones
Only One Love in My Life - Ronnie Milsap

1986
Invisible Touch - Genesis
Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel
Nasty - Janet Jackson
Until I Met You - Judy Rodman

Quote of the Day

I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.
Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of U.S. (1856 - 1924)

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Today in History - July 22nd

Today's Birthdays

1882 Edward Hopper, American painter (Nighthawks) died May 15, 1967
1890 Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, Kennedy family matriarch, died Jan 22, 1995
1898 Stephen Vincent Benét, poet/author (The Devil and Daniel Webster) died Mar 13, 1943
1908 Amy Vanderbilt, author (Amy Vanderbilt's Complete Book of Etiquette) died Dec 27, 1974
1923 Bob (Robert) Dole, U.S. Senate majority leader/1996 GOP Presidential candidate
1928 Orson Bean (Dallas Burroughs), comedian/actor (To Tell the Truth)
1932 Oscar De La Renta, fashion designer
1934 Louise Fletcher, actress (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest)
1936 Tom Robbins, author (Even Cowgirls Get the Blues)
1939 Terence Stamp, actor (The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert)
1940 George Clinton, singer/musician (Parliament-Funkadelic)
1940 Alex Trebek, game show host (Jeopardy)
1943 Bobby Sherman, singer/actor (Shindig, Here Come the Brides)
1944 Estelle Bennett, singer (The Ronettes)
1944 Rick Davies, keyboards/singer (Supertramp)
1946 Danny Glover, actor (Lethal Weapon series, Silverado, Places in the Heart)
1947 Albert Brooks, comedian/actor (Broadcast News, Lost in America)
1947 Don Henley, drummer/singer (The Eagles)
1948 S.E. Hinton, author (The Outsiders)
1954 Al Di Meola, jazz/flamenco guitarist
1955 Willem Dafoe, actor (Platoon, Clear and Present Danger, Streets of Fire)
1960 Jon Oliva, singer (Savatage)
1961 Keith Sweat, R&B singer
1963 Emily Saliers, guitarist/singer (Indigo Girls)
1963 Rob Estes, actor (Melrose Place)
1964 John Leguizamo, comedian/actor (The Fan, The Pest)
1964 David Spade, writer/comedian/actor (Saturday Night Live, Just Shoot Me)
1965 Patrick Labyorteaux, actor (Little House on the Prairie, JAG, Summer School)
1967 Pat Badger, bassist (Extreme)
1968 Rhys Ifans, Welsh actor (The Replacements, Notting Hill, The Shipping News)
1970 Sergei Zubov, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers)
1973 Daniel Jones, singer/songwriter/musician (Savage Garden)
1974 Franka Potente, German actress (Run Lola Run, The Bourne Identity)
1978 A. J. Cook, actress (The Virgin Suicides, Final Destination 2)
1992 Selena Gomez, actress (Wizards of Waverly Place)

Today's Deaths in History

1916 James Whitcomb Riley, author/poet (The Old Swimmin' Hole and 'leven More Poems) dies at 66
1932 Florenz Ziegfeld, theatrical producer (Ziegfeld Follies) dies at 65
1934 John Dillinger, bank robber, is shot by FBI agents at 31
1967 Carl Sandburg, poet/author (biography of Abraham Lincoln) dies at 89
1988 Duane Jones, actor (Night of the Living Dead) dies at 52
1992 Wayne McLaren, model (Marlboro Man) dies of lung cancer at 49
1996 Rob Collins, keyboardist (The Charlatans) dies at 31
1999 Gar Samuelson, drummer (Megadeth) dies at 41
2000 Eric Christmas, actor (Porky's series)
2003 Qusay Hussein, son of Saddam Hussein, killed by U.S. troops at 37
2003 Uday Hussein, son of Saddam Hussein, killed by U.S. troops at 39
2005 Eugene Record, songwriter/singer (Chi-Lites) dies at 64
2007 Laszlo Kovacs, Hungarian-born cinematographer (Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces) dies at 74
2008 Estelle Gettty, actress (Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot, Golden Girls) dies at 84
2008 Greg Burson voice actor (The Bugs and Daffy Show) dies at 58

Today in History

1587 A second English colony, also fated to vanish under mysterious circumstances, was established on Roanoke Island off North Carolina.
1686 Albany, New York was formally chartered as a municipality by Governor Thomas Dongan.
1796 The city of Cleveland was founded by Gen. Moses Cleaveland.
1894 The first ever motorized racing event was held in France between the cities of Paris and Rouen, and was won by Jules de Dion.
1933 American aviator Wiley Post completed the first solo flight around the world in seven days, 18-1/2 hours.
1934 A man identified as bank robber John Dillinger was shot to death by federal agents in Chicago.
1937 The Senate rejected President Franklin D. Roosevelt's proposal to add more justices to the Supreme Court.
1942 The United States government began compulsory civilian gasoline rationing due to the wartime demands.
1943 American forces led by Gen. George S. Patton captured Palermo, Sicily.
1946 Jewish extremists blew up a wing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, killing about 100 people.
1976 Japan completed its last reparation to the Philippines for war crimes committed in Japan's imperial conquest of the country in the Second World War.
1981 Turkish extremist Mehmet Ali Agca was sentenced in Rome to life in prison for shooting Pope John Paul II; he served 19 years.
1991 Police in Milwaukee arrested serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.
1992 Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar escaped from his luxury prison near Medellin.
1994 O.J. Simpson pleaded innocent to the slaying of his ex-wife, Nicole, and her friend, Ronald Goldman.
1995 Susan Smith was convicted by a jury in Union, S.C., of first-degree murder for drowning her two sons; she is now serving life in prison.
1998 Iran tested a medium-range missile capable of reaching Israel or Saudi Arabia.
2002 Factory worker Alejandro Avila was charged in the abduction and slaying of 5-year-old Samantha Runnion of Stanton, Calif; he was later convicted of murder, kidnapping and sexual assualt and sentenced to death.
2003 Saddam Hussein's sons Odai and Qusai were killed when U.S. forces stormed a villa in Mosul, Iraq.
2003 Months after her prisoner-of-war ordeal, Pvt. 1st Class Jessica Lynch returned home to a hero's welcome in Elizabeth, W.Va.
2004 The Sept. 11 commission issued a report saying America's leaders failed to grasp the gravity of terrorist threats before the 9/11 attacks.
2006 Israeli tanks, bulldozers and armored personnel carriers knocked down a fence and barreled over the Lebanese border as forces seized the village of Maroun al-Ras from Hezbollah.

Chart Toppers

1947
Peg o’ My Heart - The Harmonicats
I Wonder, I Wonder, I Wonder - Eddy Howard
Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba - Perry Como
Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) - Tex Williams

1955
Rock Around the Clock - Bill Haley & His Comets
Honey-Babe - Art Mooney
The House of Blue Lights - Chuck Miller
I Don’t Care - Webb Pierce

1963
Surf City - Jan & Dean
So Much in Love - The Tymes
Memphis - Lonnie Mack
Act Naturally - Buck Owens

1971
It’s Too Late/I Feel the Earth Move - Carole King
You’ve Got a Friend - James Taylor
Don’t Pull Your Love - Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds
When You’re Hot, You’re Hot - Jerry Reed

1979
Bad Girls - Donna Summer
Good Times - Chic
Makin’ It - David Naughton
Shadows in the Moonlight - Anne Murray

1987
Alone - Heart
Shakedown - Bob Seger
Don’t Disturb This Groove - The System
I Know Where I’m Going - The Judds

Quote of the Day

There is nothing more dreadful than imagination without taste.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German dramatist, novelist, poet, & scientist (1749 - 1832)




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Today in History - July 23rd

Today's Birthdays

1884 Emil Jannings, Swiss actor (The Way of All Flesh) died January 3, 1950
1888 Raymond Chandler, author (Philip Marlowe books) died March 26, 1959
1894 Arthur Treacher, fast-food chain founder (Arthur Treacher’s Fish & Chips) died Dec 14, 1975
1898 Red Dutton, Hockey Hall of Famer (NY Americans) died Mar 15, 1987
1915 Vincent Sardi, Jr., restaurateur (Sardi’s Restaurant) died in 2007
1918 Pee Wee Reese, Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (Brooklyn Dodgers) died Aug 14, 1999
1921 Calvert DeForest, actor (Larry ‘Bud’ Melman) died March 19, 2007
1933 Bert Convy, TV host (Win, Lose or Draw, Tattletales) died July 15, 1991
1935 Cleveland Duncan, R&B singer (Penguins)
1936 Don (Donald Scott) Drysdale, Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (Los Angeles Dodgers) died July 3,1993
1938 Ronny Cox, actor (Total Recall, RoboCop, Beverly Hills Cop series, Taps)
1940 Don Imus, radio talk show host (Imus in the Morning)
1945 Dino Danelli, drummer (The Young Rascals, The Rascals)
1946 Andy Mackay, saxophonist/woodwinds (Roxy Music)
1947 David Essex (Cook), singer (Rock On)
1947 Larry Manetti, actor (Magnum P.I.)
1950 Belinda Montgomery, actress (Doogie Howser, M.D.)
1950 Blair Thornton, guitarist (Bachman-Turner Overdrive)
1951 Edie McClurg, actress (WKRP in Cincinnati, Ferris Bueller's Day Off)
1961 Martin Gore, keyboardist/singer (Depeche Mode)
1961 Woody Harrelson, actor (Cheers, White Men Can’t Jump, Natural Born Killers)
1962 Eriq La Salle, actor (ER, Coming to America)
1965 Slash, guitarist (Guns 'n' Roses, Slash’s Snakepit)
1967 Philip Seymour Hoffman, actor (Twister, Boogie Nights, The Big Lebowski, Almost Famous, Capote)
1968 Stephanie Seymour, supermodel
1968 Nick Menza, drummer (Megadeth)
1970 Charisma Carpenter, actress (Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
1971 Alison Krauss, bluegrass/country singer
1971 Chad Gracey, drummer (Live)
1972 Marlon Wayans, writer/actor (Scary Movie series)
1973 Francis Healy, singer/songwriter (Travis)
1973 Omar Epps, actor (House MD)
1973 Monica Lewinsky, White House intern
1974 Stephanie March, actress (Law & Order: SVU)
1974 Kathryn Hahn, actress (Crossing Jordan)
1980 Michelle Williams, R&B singer (Destiny's Child)
1981 Steve Jocz, drummer (Sum 41)
1989 Daniel Radcliffe, actor (Harry Potter series)

Today's Deaths in History

1875 Isaac Singer, inventor/entrepreneur (sewing machines) dies at 63
1885 Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States, dies at 63
1923 Pancho Villa, Mexican revolutionary, dies at 45
1930 Glenn Curtiss, aviation pioneer (Curtiss Aircraft) dies at 52
1948 D. W. Griffith, film director (The Birth of a Nation) dies at 73
1966 Montgomery Clift, actor (A Place in the Sun, From Here to Eternity) dies at 45
1971 Van Heflin, actor (Shane) dies at 60
1973 Eddie Rickenbacker, pilot (WW I ace, Medal of Honor recipient) dies at 82
1980 Keith Godchaux, pianist (Grateful Dead) dies at 32
1982 Vic Morrow, actor (Combat, Twilight Zone: The Movie) dies at 53
1993 James R. Jordan, Sr., father of Michael Jordan, is killed at 56 in a carjacking
2001 Eudora Welty, writer (Death of a Traveling Salesman) dies at 92
2005 Ted Greene, jazz guitarist/teacher, dies at 58
2007 Ron Miller, songwriter/record producer (For Once in My Life) dies at 74

Today in History

1829 William Austin Burt of Mount Vernon, Mich., received a patent for his typographer, a forerunner of the typewriter.
1903 The Ford Motor Company sold its first car.
1904 By some accounts, the ice cream cone was invented by Charles E. Menches during the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis.
1914 Austria-Hungary issued an ultimatum to Serbia following the killing of Archduke Francis Ferdinand by a Serb assassin; the dispute led to World War I.
1926 Fox Film bought the patents of the Movietone sound system for recording sound onto film.
1945 French Marshal Henri Petain, who had headed the Vichy government during World War II, went on trial, charged with treason.
1952 Egyptian military officers led by Gamal Abdel Nasser overthrew King Farouk I.
1967 Rioting that claimed some 43 lives erupted in Detroit.
1984 Vanessa Williams became the first Miss America to resign her title, because of nude photographs published in Penthouse magazine.
1986 Britain's Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey in London; the couple divorced in 1996.
1997 Police found the body of Andrew Cunanan, the suspected killer of designer Gianni Versace and others, on a houseboat in Miami Beach, Fla., an apparent suicide.
1997 Digital Equipment Company filed antitrust charges against chipmaker Intel.
2000 Tiger Woods became the youngest golfer to complete a career Grand Slam when he won the British Open at age 24.
2003 Massachusetts' attorney general issued a report saying clergy members and others in the Boston Archdiocese probably sexually abused more than 1,000 people over six decades.
2008 Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met Pak Ui Chun, North Korea's top diplomat, in Singapore, ending a four-year hiatus in cabinet-level contacts between the two countries.
2008 Cape Verde joined the World Trade Organization, becoming its 153rd member.

Chart Toppers

1948
You Can’t Be True, Dear - The Ken Griffin Orchestra (vocal: Jerry Wayne)
Woody Woodpecker Song - The Kay Kaiser Orchestra (vocal: Gloria Wood & the Campus Kids)
It’s Magic - Doris Day
Bouquet of Roses - Eddy Arnold

1956
The Wayward Wind - Gogi Grant
Hound Dog/Don’t Be Cruel - Elvis Presley
Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera) - Doris Day
I Walk the Line - Johnny Cash

1964
Rag Doll - The 4 Seasons
Can’t You See that She’s Mine - The Dave Clark Five
The Girl from Ipanema - Stan Getz/Astrud Gilberto
Dang Me - Roger Miller

1972
Lean on Me - Bill Withers
Too Late to Turn Back Now - Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose
Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilber O’Sullivan
It’s Gonna Take a Little Bit Longer - Charley Pride

1980
It’s Still Rock & Roll to Me - Billy Joel
Little Jeannie - Elton John
Cupid/I’ve Loved You for a Long Time - Spinners
True Love Ways - Mickey Gilley

1988
Hold on to the Nights - Richard Marx
Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard
New Sensation - INXS
Set ’Em Up Joe - Vern Gosdin

Quote of the Day

An intellectual snob is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture and not think of The Lone Ranger.
Dan Rather (1931 - )




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Today in History - July 24th

Today's Birthdays

1802 Alexandre Dumas, playwright/novelist (The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers) died Dec 5, 1870
1898 Amelia Earhart, aviator, disappeared July 2, 1937 over the Pacific
1920 Bella Abzug, feminist/attorney/U.S. Congresswoman, died Mar 31, 1998
1936 Mark Goddard, actor (Lost in Space)
1936 Ruth Buzzi, comedienne/actress (Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In)
1940 Dan Hedaya, actor (Clueless)
1942 Heinz Burt, bassist (The Tornados) died Apr 7, 2000
1942 Chris Sarandon, actor (The Princess Bride, Child’s Play)
1946 Gallagher, comedian
1947 Robert Hays, actor (Airplane! series)
1949 Michael Richards, comedian/actor (Seinfeld, UHF)
1951 Lynda Carter, actress (Wonder Woman)
1951 Lynval Golding, guitarist (The Specials, Fun Boy Three)
1952 Gus Van Sant, film director (Psycho remake, Good Will Hunting)
1957 Pam Tillis, country singer
1963 Paul Geary, drummer (Extreme)
1965 Kadeem Hardison, actor (A Different World, Renaissance Man)
1968 Laura Leighton (Miller), actress (Melrose Place)
1968 Kristin Chenoweth, actress (West Wing, Bewitched)
1969 Jennifer Lopez, singer/actress (Selena, Angel Eyes, Monster-In-Law)
1975 Eric Szmanda, actor (CSI: Crime Scene Investigations)
1979 Rose Byrne, Australian actress (Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Damages)
1981 Summer Glau, actress (Firefly, Serenity, Terminator: The Sara Connor Chronicles)
1982 Elisabeth Moss, actress (The West Wing, Mad Men)
1982 Anna Paquin, actress (X-Men series, The Piano, Almost Famous)
1987 Mara Wilson, actress (Miracle on 34th Street, Matilda)
1990 Daveigh Chase, actress (Lilo & Stitch, The Ring)
1998 Bindi Irwin, animal activist/daughter of the late Steve Irwin

Today's Deaths in History

1862 Martin Van Buren, 8th President of the United States, dies at 79
1965 Constance Bennett, actress (Topper) dies at 60
1980 Peter Sellers, British comedian/actor (The Pink Panther, Being There) dies at 54
1991 Isaac Bashevis Singer, Yiddish author (Yentl the Yeshiva Boy) dies at 88
1997 William J. Brennan, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, dies at 91
2007 Chaney Kley, actor (Legally Blonde, Darkness Falls) dies at 34

Today in History

1832 Benjamin Bonneville led the first wagon train across the Rocky Mountains by using Wyoming's South Pass.
1847 Mormon leader Brigham Young and his followers arrived in the valley of the Great Salt Lake in present-day Utah.
1866 Tennessee became the first state to be readmitted to the Union after the Civil War.
1911 Hiram Bingham III re-discovered Machu Picchu, "the Lost City of the Incas."
1923 The Treaty of Lausanne, which settled the boundaries of modern Turkey, was concluded in Switzerland.
1929 President Herbert Hoover proclaimed the Kellogg-Briand Pact, which renounced war as an instrument of foreign policy.
1937 The state of Alabama dropped charges against five black men accused of raping two white women in the Scottsboro case.
1948 Looney Tunes character Marvin the Martian made his first appearance in the cartoon Haredevil Hare.
1956 At New York City's Copacabana Club, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis performed their last comedy show together.
1959 During a visit to the Soviet Union, Vice President Richard M. Nixon and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev compared the merits of the capitalist and communist systems in what was dubbed the "kitchen debate" because it took place at a model kitchen at a U.S. exhibition.
1969 Apollo 11, the first manned mission to the moon, splashed down safely in the Pacific.
1974 The Supreme Court ruled unanimously that President Richard M. Nixon had to turn over subpoenaed White House tape recordings to the Watergate special prosecutor.
1979 A Miami jury convicted Ted Bundy of first-degree murder in the slayings of two Florida State University sorority sisters.
1990 Iraq massed tens of thousands of troops and hundreds of tanks along its border with Kuwait.
1998 A gunman opened fire in the U.S. Capitol, killing two police officers before being shot and captured.
2002 The U.S. House expelled Rep. James Traficant, D-Ohio, who had been convicted of bribery, racketeering and tax evasion.
2005 Lance Armstrong won a seventh consecutive Tour de France.
2008 Ford Motor Co. posted the worst quarterly performance in its history, losing $8.67 billion.
2008 Cheered by an enormous crowd in Berlin, Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama summoned Europeans and Americans together to "defeat terror and dry up the well of extremism that supports it" as surely as they had conquered communism a generation ago.

Chart Toppers

1949
Some Enchanted Evening - Perry Como
Bali Ha’i - Perry Como
Again - Gordon Jenkins
One Kiss Too Many - Eddy Arnold

1957
Teddy Bear - Elvis Presley
Love Letters in the Sand - Pat Boone
It’s Not for Me to Say - Johnny Mathis
Bye Bye Love - The Everly Brothers

1965
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
I’m Henry VIII, I Am - Herman’s Hermits
What’s New Pussycat? - Tom Jones
Before You Go - Buck Owens

1973
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown - Jim Croce
Yesterday Once More - Carpenters
Shambala - Three Dog Night
Love is the Foundation - Loretta Lynn

1981
Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes
All Those Years Ago - George Harrison
The One that You Love - Air Supply
Feels So Right - Alabama

1989
Toy Soldiers - Martika
Express Yourself - Madonna
Batdance - Prince
What’s Going on in Your World - George Strait

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Express Yourself - Madonna
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Today in History - July 25th

Today's Birthdays

1775 Anna Harrison (Symmes), First Lady, died Feb 25, 1864
1870 Maxfield Parrish, illustrator (Mother Goose in Prose) died March 30, 1966
1894 Walter (Andrew) Brennan, actor (The Real McCoys) died Sep 21, 1974
1923 Estelle Getty, actress (Golden Girls, Mannequin) died July 22, 2008
1935 Barbara Harris, actress (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels)
1941 Manuel Charlton, guitarist/singer (Nazareth)
1942 Bruce Woodley, singer/songwriter/guitarist (The Seekers)
1943 Jim McCarty, drummer (Renaissance, The Yardbirds)
1951 Verdine White, bassist/singer (Earth Wind & Fire)
1954 Walter Payton, Football Hall of Fame running back (Chicago Bears) died Nov 1, 1999
1955 Iman, model/actress/Mrs. David Bowie
1955 Jem Finer, banjoist (The Pogues)
1958 Thurston Moore, singer/songwriter/guitarist (Sonic Youth)
1965 Illeana Douglas, actress (To Die For, Grace of My Heart, Happy Texas)
1966 Maureen Herman, bassist (Babes in Toyland)
1967 Matt LeBlanc, actor (Friends, Lost in Space, Charlie’s Angels, Joey)
1967 Wendy Raquel Robinson, actress (Miss Congeniality)
1969 D.B. Woodside, actor (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 24)
1971 Miriam Shor, actress (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Swingtown)
1973 Michael C. Williams, actor (The Blair Witch Project)
1973 David Denman, actor (Angel, The Office)
1976 Tera Patrick, adult film actress/model
1978 Louise Brown, world's first test tube baby
1982 Brad Renfro, actor (The Client) died January 15, 2008
1987 Michael Welch, actor (Joan of Arcadia, Twilight)

Today's Deaths in History

1834 Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English poet (Rime of the Ancient Mariner) dies at 61
1843 Charles Macintosh, Scottish chemist and inventor (waterproof fabrics) dies at 76
1934 François Coty, French perfume manufacturer, dies at 60
1982 Hal Foster, cartoonist (Prince Valiant) dies at 89
1984 Bryan Hextall, NHL Hall of Fame left wing (NY Rangers) dies at 71
1984 Big Mama Thornton, blues singer, dies at 57
1986 Vincente Minnelli, film director/Liza's father (Gigi) dies at 83
1988 Judith Barsi, actress (The Land Before Time) is murdered at 10 by her father
1989 Steve Rubell, nightclub owner (Studio 54) dies at 45
1992 Charlie Rich, country singer (Behind Closed Doors) dies at 62
1992 Alfred Drake, Broadway actor/singer (Oklahoma!, Kiss Me Kate) dies at 77
1997 Ben Hogan, golf champion, dies at 84
2003 Erik Brann, guitarist (Iron Butterfly) dies at 52
2003 John Schlesinger, British film director (Midnight Cowboy) dies at 77
2006 Carl Brashear, first African-American U.S Navy Master Diver (subject of film Men of Honor) dies at 75
2008 Tracy Hall, inventor (synthetic diamond) dies at 88
2008 Randy Pausch, professor/motivational speaker (Carnegie Mellon University, "Last Lecture") dies at 47
2009 Harry Patch, the last surviving soldier to have served in the Trenches in World War I, dies aged 111.

Today in History

1593 France's King Henry IV converted from Protestantism to Roman Catholicism.
1837 The first commercial use of an electric telegraph was successfully demonstrated by William Cooke and Charles Wheatstone in London.
1866 Ulysses S. Grant was named general of the Army, the first officer to hold the rank.
1868 Congress passed an act creating the Wyoming Territory.
1898 The United States invasion of Puerto Rico began with U.S. troops led by General Nelson Miles landing at harbor of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
1909 Louis Blériot made the first flight across the English Channel in a heavier-than-air machine.
1925 The Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union (TASS) was established.
1943 Benito Mussolini was forced out of office by his own Italian Grand Council and was replaced by Pietro Badoglio.
1946 The United States detonated an atomic bomb at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific in the first underwater test of the device.
1946 Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis staged their first show as a comedy team at Club 500 in Atlantic City.
1952 Puerto Rico became a self-governing commonwealth of the United States.
1956 The Italian liner Andrea Doria collided with the Swedish ship Stockholm off the New England coast, claiming the lives of 51 people.
1965 Bob Dylan shocked his fans at the Newport Folk Festival when he played electric guitar during a performance with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.
1969 President Richard Nixon declared the Nixon Doctrine, stating that the United States now expected its Asian allies to take care of their own military defense.
1975 The musical A Chorus Line opened on Broadway.
1978 The first baby conceived by in-vitro fertilization was born in Oldham, England.
1984 Soviet cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya became the first woman to walk in space.
1994 Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Jordan's King Hussein signed a declaration at the White House ending their countries' 46-year state of war.
1995 A U.N. war crimes tribunal indicted Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, army commander Gen. Ratko Mladic, and 22 other Serbs for war crimes.
1997 K.R. Narayanan became the first member of an "untouchable" Dalits caste to become India's president.
2000 Texas Gov. George W. Bush selected Dick Cheney to be his running mate on the Republican presidential ticket.
2007 Pratibha Patil was sworn in as India's first woman president.
2008 California became the first state to ban trans fats from restaurant food.

Chart Toppers

1950
Bewitched - The Bill Snyder Orchestra
Mona Lisa - Nat King Cole
I Wanna Be Loved - The Andrews Sisters
I’m Moving On - Hank Snow

1958
Hard Headed Woman - Elvis Presley
Poor Little Fool - Ricky Nelson
Little Star - The Elegants
Alone with You - Faron Young

1966
Hanky Panky - Tommy James & the Shondells
Wild Thing - The Troggs
Lil’ Red Riding Hood - Sam the Sham & the Pharoahs
Think of Me - Buck Owens

1974
Rock Your Baby - George McCrae
Annie’s Song - John Denver
Rock and Roll Heaven - The Righteous Brothers
Maria Laveau - Bobby Bare

1982
Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
Rosanna - Toto
Hurts So Good - John Cougar
Take Me Down - Alabama

1990
She Ain’t Worth It - Glenn Medeiros featuring Bobby Brown
Hold On - En Vogue
Cradle of Love - Billy Idol
The Dance - Garth Brooks

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Speak when you are angry--and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret.
Laurence J. Peter, educator & writer (1919 - 1988)



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Today in History - July 26th

Today's Birthdays

1856 George Bernard Shaw, playwright (Pygmalion) died Nov 2, 1950
1875 Carl Jung, Swiss psychiatrist, died June 6, 1961
1894 Aldous Huxley, philosopher/satirist/author (Brave New World) died Nov 22, 1963
1895 Gracie Allen, actress/Mrs George Burns, died Aug 27, 1964
1909 Vivian Vance, actress (I Love Lucy) died Aug 17, 1979
1914 Erskine Hawkins, composer/bandleader (Tuxedo Junction) died November 11, 1993
1922 Blake Edwards, director (The Pink Panther, 10, Breakfast at Tiffany’s)
1922 Jason Robards Jr., actor (Philadelphia, Something Wicked This Way Comes) died Dec 26, 2000
1928 Stanley Kubrick, director (2001: A Space Odyssey, Spartacus, Dr. Strangelove, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, A Clockwork Orange) died Mar 7, 1999
1940 Bobby Rousseau, NHL forward (NY Rangers)
1940 Mary Jo Kopechne, aide to Robert F. Kennedy, died July 18, 1969
1940 Dobie Gray (Leonard Ainsworth), singer (Drift Away)
1943 Mick (Michael) Jagger, singer (The Rolling Stones)
1944 Kiel Martin, actor (Hill Street Blues) died December 28, 1990
1945 Helen Mirren, actress (Excalibur, White Knights, The Queen)
1949 Roger Taylor (Meadows-Taylor), drummer (Queen)
1950 Duncan Mackay, keyboardist (10cc)
1950 Susan George, actress (Dirty Mary Crazy Larry)
1954 Vitas Gerulaitis, tennis champion, died Sep 17, 1994
1956 Dorothy Hamill, Olympic Hall of Fame ice skater
1957 Hart Hanson, writer/producer (Joan of Arcadia, Bones)
1959 Kevin Spacey, actor (American Beauty, The Usual Suspects, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, L.A. Confidential, The Ref)
1961 Gary Cherone, singer (Extreme, Van Halen)
1961 Andy Connell, keyboardist/songwriter (Swing Out Sister)
1964 Sandra Bullock, actress (Speed series, Miss Congeniality series)
1965 Jeremy Piven, actor (Black Hawk Down, Grosse Point Blank, Entourage)
1965 Jim Lindberg, singer (Pennywise)
1967 Jason Statham, actor (Transporter series)
1968 Olivia Williams, actress (The Sixth Sense, Rushmore)
1973 Kate Beckinsale, actress (Pearl Harbor, Underworld series)
1979 Mageina Tovah, actress (Joan of Arcadia, Spiderman)
1980 Dave Baksh, guitarist (Sum 41)
1993 Taylor Momsen, actress (How the Grinch Stole Christmas, We Were Soldiers)

Today's Deaths in History

1863 Sam Houston, President of the Republic of Texas, dies at 70
1925 William Jennings Bryan, American politician/Secretary of State, dies at 65
1932 Frederick S. Duesenberg, automotive pioneer, dies at 55
1952 Eva Peron, Argentina's first lady, dies at 33
1971 Diane Arbus, photographer, commits suicide at 48
1984 George Gallup, statistician/opinion pollster, dies at 82
1990 Brent Mydland, keyboardist (Grateful Dead) dies at 37
1992 Mary Wells, singer (My Guy) dies at 49
2001 Rex Barber, WWII aviator (shot down Adm. Yamamoto) dies at 84
2005 Gilles Marotte, defenseman (NY Rangers) dies at 60
2007 Skip Prosser, basketball coach (Wake Forest) dies at 56

Today in History

1775 What would later become the United States Post Office Department was established by the Second Continental Congress.
1788 New York became the 11th state to ratify the Constitution.
1891 France annexed Tahiti.
1908 United States Attorney General Charles Joseph Bonaparte issued an order to immediately staff the Office of the Chief Examiner (later renamed the Federal Bureau of Investigation).
1941 In response to the Japanese occupation of French Indo-China, President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered the seizure of all Japanese assets in the United States.
1945 Winston Churchill resigned as Britain's prime minister after his Conservatives were soundly defeated by the Labor Party; Clement Attlee became the new prime minister.
1945 The US Navy cruiser Indianapolis arrived at Tinian with the warhead for the Hiroshima atomic bomb.
1946 Aloha Airlines began service from Honolulu International Airport.
1947 President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act, creating the Department of Defense, the National Security Council, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
1948 President Harry S. Truman signed executive orders prohibiting discrimination in the U.S. armed forces and federal employment.
1952 Adlai E. Stevenson was nominated for president by the Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
1953 Fidel Castro began a revolt against Fulgencio Batista with an unsuccessful attack on an army barracks in eastern Cuba.
1956 Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal.
1964 Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa and six others were convicted of fraud and conspiracy in the handling of a union pension fund.
1971 Apollo 15 was launched on a manned mission to the moon.
1989 A federal grand jury indicted Cornell University student Robert T. Morris, Jr. for releasing the Morris worm, making him the first person to be prosecuted under the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
1990 The House of Representatives reprimanded Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., for ethics violations.
1990 President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act.
1990 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that a young woman, later identified as Kimberly Bergalis, had been infected with the AIDS virus, apparently by her dentist.
2000 A federal judge approved a $1.25 billion settlement between Swiss banks and more than a half million plaintiffs who alleged the banks had hoarded money deposited by Holocaust victims.
2005 Greg Maddux of the Chicago Cubs became the 13th pitcher in major league history to record his 3,000th career strikeout, in a game against the San Francisco Giants.
2006 A jury in Houston found Andrea Yates not guilty by reason of insanity in the drowning of her children in a bathtub in the second trial she faced on the charges; she was committed to a state mental hospital.

Chart Toppers

1951
Too Young - Nat King Cole
My Truly, Truly Fair - Guy Mitchell
Mister and Mississippi - Patti Page
I Wanna Play House with You - Eddy Arnold

1959
Lonely Boy - Paul Anka
A Big Hunk o’ Love - Elvis Presley
My Heart is an Open Book - Carl Dobkins, Jr.
The Battle of New Orleans - Johnny Horton

1967
Windy - The Association
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You - Frankie Valli
Light My Fire - The Doors
With One Exception - David Houston

1975
The Hustle - Van McCoy & the Soul City Symphony
I’m Not in Love - 10cc
One of These Nights - Eagles
Touch the Hand - Conway Twitty

1983
Every Breath You Take - The Police
Electric Avenue - Eddy Grant
Is There Something I Should Know - Duran Duran
Pancho and Lefty - Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard

1991
Unbelievable - EMF
(Everything I Do) I Do It for You - Bryan Adams
P.A.S.S.I.O.N. - Rhythm Syndicate
I Am a Simple Man - Ricky Van Shelton

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We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming.
Wernher von Braun, rocket engineer (1912 - 1977)



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Today in History - July 27th

Today's Birthdays

1768 Charlotte Corday, French aristocrat who killed Jean-Paul Marat, died July 17, 1793
1880 Joe Tinker, Baseball Hall of Famer shortstop (Chicago Cubs) died Jul 27, 1948
1905 Leo ‘Lippy’ Durocher, MLB player/coach (NY Yankees, Cincinnati Reds, St Louis Cardinals) died Oct 07, 1991
1916 Keenan Wynn, actor (Dr. Strangelove, The Absent-Minded Professor) died Oct 14, 1986
1922 Norman Lear, producer (All in the Family, Maude, Good Times, Sanford & Son, The Jeffersons)
1931 Jerry Van Dyke, actor (Coach, My Mother the Car)
1933 Nick Reynolds, singer (The Kingston Trio)
1938 Gary Gygax, game co-creator (Dungeons and Dragons) died March 4, 2008
1943 Al Ramsey, guitarist (Gary Lewis & the Playboys)
1944 Bobbie Gentry, singer (Ode to Billy Joe)
1948 Peggy Fleming, Olympic Hall of Fame figure skater
1948 Betty Thomas, actress/director (Hill Street Blues, Troop Beverly Hills)
1949 Maury Chaykin, actor (Dances with Wolves, WarGames, My Cousin Vinny)
1949 Maureen McGovern, singer (There's Got to Be a Morning After)
1949 André Dupont, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers)
1950 Michael Vaughn, guitarist (Paperlace)
1952 Roxanne Hart, actress (Highlander)
1953 Yahoo Serious, Australian comedian
1957 Bill Engvall, comedian/actor (Here's Your Sign)
1962 Karl Mueller, bassist (Soul Asylum) died June 17, 2005
1963 Donnie Yen, martial artist/actor (The Iron Monkey series)
1964 Rex Brown, bassist (Pantera)
1967 Juliana Hatfield, singer
1967 Kellie Waymire, actress (Six Feet Under, Star Trek: Enterprise) died November 13, 2003
1968 Julian McMahon, actor (Nip/Tuck, Fantastic Four series)
1969 Maria Grazia Cucinotta, actor (The World is Not Enough)
1972 Maya Rudolph, actress (Saturday Night Live, Duets, Idiocracy)
1972 Jill Arrington, sports reporter (ESPN college football)
1973 Abe Cunningham, drummer (Deftones)
1974 Pete Yorn, singer/songwriter
1975 Fred Mascherino, guitarist/singer (Taking Back Sunday)
1975 Alex Rodriguez, MLB 3rd baseman (NY Yankees)
1977 Jonathan Rhys Meyers, actor (Bend it Like Beckham, Elvis, The Tudors)
1990 Nick Hogan, TV personality/drunk driver

Today's Deaths in History

1946 Gertrude Stein, writer (The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas) dies at 72
1980 Reza Pahlavi, the deposed Shah of Iran, dies in at 60
1984 James Mason, English actor (Heaven Can Wait, Julius Caesar) dies at 75
1988 Frank Zamboni, American inventor (ice resurfacer) dies at 87
1990 Bobby Day, singer (Little Pretty One) dies at 62
1992 Reggie Lewis, Boston Celtics star, collapses and dies at 27
2001 Leon Wilkeson, guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd) dies at 49
2003 Bob Hope, comedian/actor/entertainer, dies at 100

Today in History

1694 The Bank of England received a royal charter as a commercial institution.
1789 Congress established the Department of Foreign Affairs, the forerunner of the State Department.
1794 French revolutionary leader Maximilien Robespierre was overthrown and placed under arrest; he was executed the following day.
1861 Union Gen. George B. McClellan was put in command of the Army of the Potomac.
1866 After two failures, Cyrus W. Field succeeded in laying the first underwater telegraph cable between North America and Europe.
1940 Bugs Bunny made his debut in the Warner Bros. animated cartoon A Wild Hare.
1953 The Korean War armistice was signed at Panmunjom, ending three years of fighting.
1960 Vice President Richard M. Nixon was nominated for president at the Republican National Convention in Chicago.
1967 In the wake of urban rioting, President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed the Kerner Commission to assess the causes of the violence.
1974 The House Judiciary Committee voted 27-11 to recommend President Richard M. Nixon's impeachment on a charge that he had personally engaged in a "course of conduct" designed to obstruct justice in the Watergate case.
1995 The Korean War Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C.
1996 A pipe bomb exploded at a public park during the Olympic games in Atlanta, killing one person and injuring more than 100.
2003 Lance Armstrong won a record-tying fifth straight Tour de France title.
2005 Ahmed Ressam, an Algerian who'd plotted to bomb the Los Angeles airport on the eve of the millennium, was sentenced to 22 years in prison by a judge in Seattle.
2007 News helicopters from Phoenix, Arizona television stations KNXV and KTVK collided over Steele Indian School Park in central Phoenix while covering a police chase; there were no survivors.
2008 A gunman went on a rampage at a church in Knoxville, Tenn., killing two people and wounding six; Jim D. Adkisson later pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Chart Toppers

1944
I’ll Be Seeing You - The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (vocal: Frank Sinatra)
Swinging on a Star - Bing Crosby
Amor - Bing Crosby
Straighten Up and Fly Right - King Cole Trio

1952
I’m Yours - Eddie Fisher
Walkin’ My Baby Back Home - Johnnie Ray
Auf Wiedersehn, Sweetheart - Vera Lynn
Are You Teasing Me - Carl Smith

1960
I’m Sorry - Brenda Lee
Only the Lonely - Roy Orbison
Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini - Brian Hyland
Please Help Me, I’m Falling - Hank Locklin

1968
Grazing in the Grass - Hugh Masekela
Stoned Soul Picnic - The 5th Dimension
Hurdy Gurdy Man - Donovan
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnn Cash

1976
Kiss and Say Goodbye - Manhattans
Love is Alive - Gary Wright
Moonlight Feels Right - Starbuck
Teddy Bear - Red Sovine

1984
When Doves Cry - Prince
Dancing in the Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr.
Just Another Woman in Love - Anne Murray

Quote of the Day

Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.
Denis Diderot, French author, encyclopedist, & philosopher (1713 - 1784)



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Today in History - July 28th

Today's Birthdays

1866 Beatrix (Helen) Potter, children’s stories author (Peter Rabbit books) died Dec 22, 1943
1892 Joe E. (Evan) Brown, comedian/actor (Some like It Hot) died July 6, 1973
1901 Rudy Vallee, singer/actor (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying) died July 3, 1986
1907 Earl Tupper, inventor (Tupperware) died Oct 5, 1983
1929 Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, former First Lady, died May 19, 1994
1938 George Cummings, guitarist (Dr. Hook)
1941 Michael Mukasey, U.S. Attorney General
1943 Bill Bradley, Basketball Hall of Famer/Senator (NY Knicks)
1943 Richard Wright, keyboardist (Pink Floyd) died Sept 15, 2008
1945 Jim Davis, cartoonist (Garfield)
1945 Rick Wright, keyboardist (Pink Floyd)
1947 Dick Ebersol. TV producer (NBC Universal Sports & Olympics)
1948 Georgia Engel, actress (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Coach)
1948 Sally Struthers, actress (All in the Family)
1949 Steve Peregrin Took, English singer/drummer (T. Rex) died Oct 27, 1980
1949 Simon Kirke, drummer (Free, Bad Company)
1954 Steve Morse, guitarist (Dixie Dregs, Deep Purple)
1954 Hugo Chavez, President of Venzuela
1957 Scott Pelley, broadcast journalist (60 Minutes)
1958 Terry Fox, Marathon of Hope runner, died June 28, 1981
1958 Michael Hitchcock, actor (Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind)
1962 Rachel Sweet, singer (Everlasting Love)
1964 Lori Loughlin, actress (Secret Admirer, Full House)
1972 Elizabeth Berkley, actress (Saved by the Bell, Showgirls)
1976 Jacoby Shaddix, singer (Papa Roach)
1990 Soulja Boy, rapper (Crank That - Soulja Boy)

Today's Deaths in History

1540 Thomas Cromwell, 1st Earl of Essex, English statesman, executed at 55
1655 Cyrano de Bergerac, French poet, dies at 36
1741 Antonio Vivaldi, Italian composer (The Four Seasons) dies at 63
1750 Johann Sebastian Bach, German composer (The Brandenburg Concertos) dies at 65
1794 Maximilien Robespierre, French Revolutionary leader, is executed at 36
1968 Otto Hahn, Father of Nuclear Chemistry, dies at 89
1996 Marguerite "Marge" Ganser, singer (Shangri-Las) dies at 24
2004 Sam Edwards, actor (Little House on the Prairie) dies at 89
2004 Eugene Roche, actor (Perfect Strangers, Night Court) dies at 75
2006 Patrick Allen, British actor/voice actor (Blackadder)

Today in History

1540 King Henry VIII's chief minister, Thomas Cromwell, was executed, and Henry married Catherine Howard, the fifth of his six wives.
1794 Maximilien Robespierre, a leading figure of the French Revolution, was sent to the guillotine.
1821 Peru declared its independence from Spain.
1868 The Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing due process and the equal protection of the laws to former slaves, was declared in effect.
1896 The city of Miami, Fla., was incorporated.
1914 World War I began as Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia.
1942 Soviet leader Joseph Stalin issued Order No. 227 in response to alarming German advances into the Soviet Union; under the order, all those who retreated or otherwise left their positions without orders to do so were to be immediately executed.
1945 A U.S. Army bomber crashed into the 79th floor of New York City's Empire State Building, killing 14 people.
1965 President Lyndon B. Johnson announced he was increasing the number of American troops in South Vietnam from 75,000 to 125,000.
1976 An earthquake devastated northern China, killing at least 242,000 people.
1995 A jury in Union, S.C., sentenced Susan Smith to life in prison for drowning her two young sons.
1998 Bell Atlantic and GTE announced a $52 billion merger that created Verizon.
1998 Monica Lewinsky was given blanket immunity from prosecution in exchange for grand jury testimony in the investigation of her relationship with President Bill Clinton.
2002 Nine coal miners trapped in the flooded Quecreek Mine in Somerset, Pa., were rescued after 77 hours underground.
2002 American cyclist Lance Armstrong won his fourth straight Tour de France.
2004 The Democratic National Convention in Boston nominated Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry for president.
2005 The Irish Republican Army renounced the use of violence against British rule in Northern Ireland and said it would disarm.
2006 Actor-director Mel Gibson launched an anti-Semitic tirade as he was arrested in Malibu, Calif., for driving drunk; Gibson later apologized and was sentenced to probation and alcohol treatment.
2007 Vice President Dick Cheney had surgery to replace an implanted device that was monitoring his heartbeat.
2008 Four suicide bombers believed to be women struck a Shiite pilgrimage in Baghdad and a Kurdish protest rally in northern Iraq, killing at least 57 people and wounding nearly 300.

Chart Toppers

1945
The More I See You - Dick Haymes
Dream - The Pied Pipers
Sentimental Journey - The Les Brown Orchestra (vocal: Doris Day)
Oklahoma Hills - Jack Guthrie

1953
Song from Moulin Rouge - The Percy Faith Orchestra
April in Portugal - The Les Baxter Orchestra
I’m Walking Behind You - Eddie Fisher
It’s Been So Long - Webb Pierce

1961
Tossin’ and Turnin’ - Bobby Lewis
The Boll Weevil Song - Brook Benton
Yellow Bird - Arthur Lyman Group
Heartbreak U.S.A. - Kitty Wells

1969
In the Year 2525 - Zager & Evans
Crystal Blue Persuasion - Tommy James & the Shondells
My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder
Johnny B. Goode - Buck Owens

1977
Looks like We Made It - Barry Manilow
I Just Want to Be Your Everything - Andy Gibb
I’m in You - Peter Frampton
It was Almost like a Song - Ronnie Milsap

1985
Everytime You Go Away - Paul Young
Shout - Tears for Fears
You Give Good Love - Whitney Houston
Love Don’t Care (Whose Heart It Breaks) - Earl Thomas Conley

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It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
Harry S Truman, 33rd U.S. President (1884 - 1972)




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Today in History - July 29th

Today's Birthdays

1861 Alice Roosevelt, first wife of Theodore Roosevelt, died Feb 14, 1884
1869 Booth Tarkington, author (The Magnificent Ambersons) died May 19, 1946
1883 Benito Mussolini, Italian dictator, executed April 28, 1945
1885 Theda Bara, actress (Cleopatra) died April 13, 1955
1892 William Powell, actor (Thin Man series) died March 5, 1984
1905 Clara (Gordon) Bow, actress (Down to the Sea in Ships) died Sep 27, 1965
1907 Melvin Belli, ‘King of Torts’ attorney, died July 9, 1996
1923 Jim Marshall, founder (Marshall Amplification)
1924 Lloyd Bochner, actor (Naked Gun 2-1/2, Dynasty) died Oct 29, 2005
1925 Ted Lindsay, Hockey Hall of Famer (Detroit Red Wings)
1934 Robert Fuller, actor (Laramie, Wagon Train, Emergency, Maverick)
1936 Elizabeth Dole, U.S. Senator (R-NC)
1938 Peter Jennings, journalist (World News Tonight) died Aug 7, 2005
1941 David Warner, actor (Time Bandits, Star Trek V & VI)
1946 Neal Doughty, keyboardist (REO Speedwagon)
1949 Marilyn Quayle (Tucker), wife of 44th Vice-President of the U.S. Dan Quayle
1951 Leslie Easterbrook, actress (Police Academy series)
1953 Ken Burns, writer/producer/director (The Civil War, Baseball)
1953 Geddy Lee, bassist/singer (Rush)
1959 John Sykes, British guitarist (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake)
1963 Alexandra Paul, actress (Baywatch, Christine)
1966 Martina McBride, country singer
1972 Wil Wheaton, actor (Stand by Me, Star Trek: the Next Generation)
1973 Stephen Dorff, actor (Blade, Judgment Night)
1973 Wanya Morris, R&B singer (Boyz II Men)
1976 Josh Radnor, actor (How I Met Your Mother)
1977 DJ Danger Mouse, rapper (Gnarls Barkley)
1980 Rachel Miner, actress (The Black Dahlia)
1982 Allison Mack, actress (Smallville)

Today's Deaths in History

1890 Vincent van Gogh, Dutch painter (Expressionist) dies at 37
1974 "Mama" Cass Elliot, singer (Mamas & the Papas) dies at 32
1976 Mickey Cohen, gangster, dies at 62
1979 Bill Todman, television game show producer (Match Game) dies at 72
1983 David Niven, English actor (Guns of Navarone) dies at 73
1984 Fred Waring, band leader/inventor (Waring Blender) dies at 84
1994 Megan Kanka, rape victim (Megan's Law) dies at 7
1996 Jason Thirsk, bassist (Pennywise) dies at 28
1998 Jerome Robbins, choreographer (West Side Story) dies at 79
2007 Tom Snyder, television personality (The Tomorrow Show) dies at 71

Today in History

1588 The English soundly defeated the Spanish Armada in the Battle of Gravelines.
1864 Confederate spy Belle Boyd was arrested by Union troops and detained at the Old Capitol Prison in Washington, D.C.
1890 Artist Vincent van Gogh died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Auvers, France, at age 37.
1914 Transcontinental telephone service began with the first phone conversation between New York and San Francisco.
1921 Adolf Hitler became leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party.
1948 After a hiatus of 12 years caused by World War II, the first Summer Olympics to be held since the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin opened in London.
1957 Jack Paar made his debut as host of NBC's Tonight show.
1957 The International Atomic Energy Agency was established.
1958 President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a bill creating the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
1966 Rock musician Bob Dylan was injured in a motorcycle accident near Woodstock, N.Y.
1967 Fire swept the USS Forrestal in the Gulf of Tonkin, killing 134 servicemen.
1968 Pope Paul VI reaffirmed the Roman Catholic Church's stance against artificial methods of birth control.
1975 President Gerald R. Ford became the first U.S. president to visit the site of the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz in Poland.
1976 In New York City, the Son of Sam killed one person and seriously wounded another in the first of a series of attacks.
1981 Britain's Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.
1993 The Israeli Supreme Court acquitted retired Ohio autoworker John Demjanjuk of being Nazi death camp guard "Ivan the Terrible" and threw out his death sentence; Demjanjuk was deported in May 2009 to Germany to face similar charges.
1999 A day trader opened fire in two Atlanta brokerage offices, killing nine people and wounding 13 before shooting himself to death; he had earlier killed his wife and two children.
2003 Boston Red Sox batter Bill Mueller became the first player in major league history to hit grand slams from both sides of the plate in a single game in a 14-7 win at Texas.
2005 Astronomers announced their discovery of dwarf planet Eris.
2008 Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, was indicted on seven felony counts of concealing more than a quarter of a million dollars in house renovations and gifts from a powerful oil contractor; a judge later dismissed the case, saying prosecutors had withheld evidence.

Chart Toppers

1946
They Say it’s Wonderful - Frank Sinatra
The Gypsy - The Ink Spots
Surrender - Perry Como
New Spanish Two Step - Bob Wills

1954
Sh-Boom - The Crew Cuts
If You Love Me (Really Love Me) - Kay Starr
The Little Shoemaker - The Gaylords
Even Tho’ - Webb Pierce

1962
Roses are Red - Bobby Vinton
The Wah Watusi - The Orlons
Sealed with a Kiss - Brian Hyland
Wolverton Mountain - Claude King

1970
(They Long to Be) Close to You - Carpenters
Band of Gold - Freda Payne
Make It with You - Bread
Wonder Could I Live There Anymore - Charley Pride

1978
Shadow Dancing - Andy Gibb
Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
Miss You - The Rolling Stones
Only One Love in My Life - Ronnie Milsap

1986
Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel
Danger Zone - Kenny Loggins
Glory of Love - Peter Cetera
On the Other Hand - Randy Travis

Quote of the Day

If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you're old.
Edgar Watson Howe, journalist (1853 - 1937)




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Today in History - July 30th

Today's Birthdays

1818 Emily Bronte, author (Wuthering Heights) died Dec 19, 1848
1863 Henry Ford, auto manufacturer, died Apr 7, 1947
1890 Casey Stengel, MLB player/manager (NY Yankees) died Sep 29, 1975
1922 Henry W. Bloch, co-founder of H&R Block
1926 Christine McGuire, singer (The McGuire Sisters)
1927 Victor Wong, actor (King Kong, Tremors) died September 12, 2001
1929 Sid Krofft, children's television producer (Sid & Marty Krofft)
1933 Edd Byrnes (Breitenberger), actor (77 Sunset Strip)
1934 Ben Piazza, actor (The Bad News Bears, Dynasty, Dallas) died Sep 7, 1991
1934 Bud Selig, MLB commissioner
1936 Buddy (George) Guy, blues guitarist/singer
1939 Peter Bogdanovich, director/writer (The Last Picture Show, Texasville)
1941 Paul Anka, singer/songwriter (Johnny’s Theme, My Way, She’s a Lady, Diana)
1945 David Sanborn, jazz saxophonist
1947 William Atherton, actor (Real Genius, Bio-Dome, Die Hard series, Ghostbusters)
1947 Marc Bolan (Feld), singer (T. Rex) killed in car crash Sep 16, 1977
1947 Arnold Schwarzenegger, actor/politician (Total Recall, Terminator series)
1948 Jean Reno, actor (Léon: The Professional, Mission: Impossible, Godzilla)
1950 Frank Stallone, actor (Rocky series, Staying Alive)
1954 Ken Olin, actor (Hill Street Blues, Falcon Crest, Thirtysomething)
1956 Delta Burke, actress (Designing Women)
1956 Anita Hill, law professor (Hill-Thomas hearings)
1957 Rat Scabies (Chris Millar), drummer (The Damned)
1958 Kate Bush, singer (Running Up That Hill, This Woman's Work)
1960 Richard Linklater, director (Dazed and Confused, School of Rock)
1961 Laurence Fishburne, actor (Apocalypse Now, Boyz n the Hood, Matrix series, CSI)
1963 Monique Gabrielle, actress (Night Shift, Bachelor Party)
1963 Lisa Kudrow, actress (Friends, Mad About You, The Opposite of Sex)
1964 Vivica A. Fox, actress (Independence Day, Booty Call)
1968 Sean Moore, Welsh drummer (Manic Street Preachers)
1969 Simon Baker, actor (LA Confidential, The Guardian)
1970 Christopher Nolan, director (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Memento)
1971 Tom Green, comedian/actor (Road Trip, Freddy Got Fingered)
1971 Brad Hargreaves, drummer (Third Eye Blind)
1971 Christine Taylor, actress (Dodgeball, Zoolander, Brady Bunch movies)
1973 Markus Naslund, NHL wing (NY Rangers)
1974 Hilary Swank, actress (The Next Karate Kid, Boys Don't Cry)
1975 Melvin, board member
1977 Jaime Pressly, model/actress (My Name is Earl)
1982 Yvonne Strahovski, actress (Chuck)

Today's Deaths in History

1718 William Penn, founder of the Province of Pennsylvania, dies at 73
1771 Thomas Gray, English poet (Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard) dies at 54
1918 (Alfred) Joyce Kilmer, poet (Trees and Other Poems) is killed in combat at 31
1989 Lane Frost, rodeo bull rider, is killed by a bull at 25
1992 Joe Shuster, comic book artist (Superman) dies at 78
1996 Claudette Colbert, French-American actress (Midnight) dies at 92
1998 "Buffalo Bob" Smith, TV host (The Howdy Doody Show) died at 80
2003 Sam Phillips, record producer (Sun Records-Elvis Presley) dies at 80
2007 Ingmar Bergman, film director (The Seventh Seal) dies at 89
2007 Bill Walsh, Football Hall of Fame coach (49ers) dies at 75

Today in History

1619 The first representative assembly in America, The House of Burgesses, convened in Jamestown, Va.
1729 The city of Baltimore was founded.
1792 The French national anthem, "La Marseillaise" by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, was first sung in Paris.
1932 Walt Disney's Flowers and Trees, the first cartoon short to use Technicolor and the first Academy Award winning cartoon short, had its premiere.
1942 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill creating a women's auxiliary agency in the Navy known as Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service, or WAVES.
1945 The USS Indianapolis, which had just delivered key components of the Hiroshima atomic bomb to the Pacific island of Tinian, was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine; 880 men lost their lives.
1956 A joint resolution of the U.S. Congress was signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, authorizing "In God We Trust" as the U.S. national motto.
1965 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Medicare bill into law.
1969 President Richard M. Nixon made an unscheduled visit to South Vietnam and met with President Nguyen Van Thieu and U.S. military commanders.
1971 Apollo 15 astronauts David R. Scott and James B. Irwin landed on the moon.
1974 President Richard M. Nixon released subpoenaed White House recordings after being ordered to do so by the United States Supreme Court.
1975 Former Teamsters union president Jimmy Hoffa disappeared in suburban Detroit; he is presumed dead, though his remains have never been found.
2002 Expelled from Congress a week earlier, an unrepentant James A. Traficant Jr. was sentenced to eight years behind bars for corruption.
2002 WNBA player Lisa Leslie of the Los Angeles Sparks became the first woman to dunk in a professional game during her team's 82-73 loss to the Miami Sol.
2003 In Mexico, the last 'old style' Volkswagen Beetle rolled off the assembly line.
2006 The world's longest running music show, Top of the Pops, was broadcast for the last time on BBC Two after airing for 42 years.
2008 Ex-Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic was extradited to The Hague to face genocide charges after nearly 13 years on the run.

Chart Toppers

1947
Peg o’ My Heart - The Harmonicats
I Wonder, I Wonder, I Wonder - Eddy Howard
Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba - Perry Como
Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) - Tex Williams

1955
Rock Around the Clock - Bill Haley & His Comets
Hard to Get - Giselle Mackenzie
Sweet and Gentle - Alan Dale
I Don’t Care - Webb Pierce

1963
Surf City - Jan & Dean
So Much in Love - The Tymes
Fingertips - Pt 2 - Little Stevie Wonder
Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash

1971
Indian Reservation - Raiders
You’ve Got a Friend - James Taylor
Mr. Big Stuff - Jean Knight
I’m Just Me - Charley Pride

1979
Bad Girls - Donna Summer
Good Times - Chic
Gold - John Stewart
You’re the Only One - Dolly Parton

1987
Alone - Heart
Shakedown - Bob Seger
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For - U2
The Weekend - Steve Wariner

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Laugh at yourself first, before anyone else can.
Elsa Maxwell




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Today in History - July 31st

Today's Birthdays

1867 S.S. Kresge, merchant (S.S. Kresge’s five & dime stores: now Kmart) died in 1966
1913 Bryan Hextall, Hockey Hall of Famer (New York Rangers) died July 25, 1984
1918 Bill Todman, game show producer (The Price is Right) died July 29, 1979
1919 Curt Gowdy, sports commentator (ABC, CBS, NBC, HBO) died Feb 20, 2006
1929 Don Murray, actor (Bus Stop, Knots Landing, Peggy Sue Got Married)
1932 Ted Cassidy, actor (The Addams Family) died Jan 16, 1979
1939 France Nuyen (Vannga), actress (The Joy Luck Club, South Pacific, St. Elsewhere)
1939 John West, keyboardist (Gary Lewis and the Playboys)
1943 Lobo, singer (Me & You & a Dog Named Boo)
1944 Geraldine Chaplin, actress (Nashville, Chaplin, Dr. Zhivago)
1945 Gary Lewis (Levitch), singer (Gary Lewis and the Playboys)
1946 Bob Welch, guitarist/singer (Fleetwood Mac; Sentimental Lady)
1947 Karl Green, guitarist/harmonica (Herman’s Hermits)
1951 Evonne Goolagong, tennis champion
1951 Barry Van Dyke, actor/son of Dick van Dyke (Diagnosis Murder)
1956 Michael Biehn, actor (The Rock, Aliens, The Terminator, The Abyss)
1957 Daniel Ash, guitarist/singer (Bauhaus, Love and Rockets)
1958 Bill Berry, drummer (R.E.M.)
1958 Mark Cuban, businessman/producer/basketball team owner (Dallas Mavericks)
1959 Stanley Jordan, jazz guitarist
1962 Wesley Snipes, actor (Major League, Blade series, White Men Can’t Jump)
1963 Norman Cook, singer (The Housemartins)
1964 Jim Corr, guitarist (The Corrs)
1965 J.K. Rowling, author (Harry Potter books)
1966 Dean Cain, actor (Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Las Vegas)
1969 Loren Dean, actor (Mumford, Space Cowboys, Say Anything...)
1973 Chandra North, supermodel (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue)
1975 Annie Parisse, actress (Law and Order)
1978 Will Champion, drummer (Coldplay)
1979 B.J. Novak, actor/writer (The Office)
1981 Matthew Sanders, singer (Avenged Sevenfold)
1986 Evgeni Malkin, NHL center (Pittsburgh Penguins)

Today's Deaths in History

1099 El Cid, Spanish warrior, dies at 55
1556 Ignatius Loyola, Spanish priest and founder of the Jesuits, dies at 64
1875 Andrew Johnson, 17th President of the United States, dies at 66
1886 Franz Liszt, Hungarian composer (Mephisto Waltz) dies at 74
1953 Sen. Robert A. Taft (R-Ohio, "Mr. Republican") dies at 63
1964 Jim Reeves, country singer, is killed in a plane crash at 40
1990 Albert Leduc, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers) dies at 87
2004 Virginia Grey, actress (Your Show of Shows, Wagon Train) dies at 87
2006 Paul Eells, sportscaster ("Voice of the Arkansas Razorbacks") dies at 70

Today in History

1556 St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, the Jesuit order of Catholic priests and brothers, died in Rome.
1703 Daniel Defoe was placed in a pillory for the crime of seditious libel after publishing a politically satirical pamphlet, but was pelted with flowers.
1777 The Marquis de Lafayette, a 19-year-old French nobleman, was made a major-general in the American Continental Army.
1790 The first U.S. patent was issued to inventor Samuel Hopkins for a potash process.
1914 The New York Stock Exchange closed due to the outbreak of World War I; trading didn't resume until December.
1919 Germany's Weimar Constitution was adopted.
1930 The radio mystery program The Shadow aired for the first time.
1936 The International Olympic Committee announced that the 1940 Summer Olympics will be held in Tokyo; the games were eventually cancelled altogether because of World War II.
1941 Under instructions from Adolf Hitler, Hermann Göring ordered SS General Reinhard Heydrich to "submit to me as soon as possible a general plan of the administrative material and financial measures necessary for carrying out the desired final solution of the Jewish question."
1948 President Harry S. Truman helped dedicate New York International Airport (later John F. Kennedy International Airport) at Idlewild Field.
1951 Japan Airlines was established.
1961 At Fenway Park in Boston, the first All-Star Game tie in major league baseball history occured when the game was stopped in the 9th inning because of rain.
1964 The American space probe Ranger 7 transmitted pictures of the moon's surface.
1971 Apollo 15 astronauts became the first to ride in a lunar rover.
1972 Democratic vice-presidential candidate Thomas Eagleton withdrew from the ticket with George McGovern following disclosures that Eagleton had once undergone psychiatric treatment.
1977 The "Son of Sam" killer claimed his last victims when he shot and killed Stacy Moskowitz, 20, and seriously wounded her date as they sat in a parked car in Brooklyn, N.Y.
1981 A seven-week strike by major league baseball players ended.
1989 A pro-Iranian group in Lebanon released a grisly videotape purportedly showing the hanged body of American hostage William R. Higgins.
1990 Nolan Ryan became the 20th major league pitcher to win 300 games as his Texas Rangers beat the Milwaukee Brewers 11-3.
1991 President George H.W. Bush and Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev signed the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty in Moscow.
1995 The Walt Disney Company agreed to acquire Capital Cities-ABC Inc. in a $19 billion deal.
1997 New York City police seized five bombs believed bound for terrorist attacks on subways.
2002 A bomb exploded inside a cafeteria at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, killing nine people, including five Americans.
2006 Fidel Castro handed over power temporarily to brother Raúl Castro.
2007 The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a 26,000-strong peacekeeping force for Sudan's Darfur region.
2008 Scientists reported the Phoenix spacecraft had confirmed the presence of frozen water in Martian soil.

Chart Toppers

1948
You Can’t Be True, Dear - The Ken Griffin Orchestra (vocal: Jerry Wayne)
Woody Woodpecker Song - The Kay Kaiser Orchestra (vocal: Gloria Wood & the Campus Kids)
It’s Magic - Doris Day
Bouquet of Roses - Eddy Arnold

1956
The Wayward Wind - Gogi Grant
Hound Dog/Don’t Be Cruel - Elvis Presley
Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera) - Doris Day
I Walk the Line - Johnny Cash

1964
Rag Doll - The 4 Seasons
A Hard Day’s Night - The Beatles
The Little Old Lady (From Pasadena) - Jan & Dean
Dang Me - Roger Miller

1972
Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilber O’Sullivan
Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl) - Looking Glass
(If Loving You is Wrong) I Don’t Want to Be Right - Luther Ingram
It’s Gonna Take a Little Bit Longer - Charley Pride

1980
It’s Still Rock & Roll to Me - Billy Joel
Magic - Olivia Newton-John
Cupid/I’ve Loved You for a Long Time - Spinners
Bar Room Buddies - Merle Haggard & Clint Eastwood

1988
Roll with It - Steve Winwood
Hands to Heaven - Breathe
Make Me Lose Control - Eric Carmen
Don’t We All Have the Right - Ricky Van Shelton

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Even if you do learn to speak correct English, whom are you going to speak it to?
Clarence Darrow, attorney (1857 - 1938)





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Today in History – August 1st

Today's Birthdays

1770 William Clark, explorer (Lewis and Clark Expedition) died Sep 1, 1838
1779 Francis Scott Key, attorney/poet (The Star-Spangled Banner) died Jan 11, 1843
1819 Herman Melville, author (Moby Dick, Typee, Omoo) died Sep 28, 1891
1929 Michael Stewart, playwright (Bye Bye Birdie, Hello, Dolly!) died Sep 20, 1987
1930 Geoffrey Holder, dancer/actor (Live and Let Die, Doctor Dolittle, Boomerang)
1931 Tom Wilson, cartoonist (Ziggy)
1933 Dom Deluise, comedian/actor (Cannonball Run, Blazing Saddles, Silent Movie) died May 4, 2009
1936 Yves St. Laurent (Henry Mathieu), fashion designer, died June 1, 2008
1937 Alfonse M. D’Amato, U.S. Senator (New York)
1939 Robert James Waller, author (The Bridges of Madison County)
1941 Ronald Brown, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, killed in plane crash Apr 3, 1996
1942 Jerry Garcia, guitarist/lyricist/singer (The Grateful Dead) died Aug 9, 1995
1946 Boz Burrell, bassist (King Crimson, Bad Company) died Sept 21, 2006
1947 Rick Anderson, bassist (The Tubes)
1947 Rick Coonce, singer/drummer (The Grass Roots)
1950 Jim Carroll, poet/actor (The Basketball Diaries)
1950 Roy Williams, NCAA basketball coach (North Carolina)
1950 Jim Carroll, poet/actor/punk musician (People Who Died)
1951 Tommy Bolin, guitarist (James Gang, Deep Purple) died December 4, 1976
1953 Robert Cray, blues singer/guitarist (Strong Persuader)
1955 Trevor Berbick, WBC heavyweight boxing champion, murdered Oct 28, 2006
1958 Taylor Negron, comedian/actor (Angels in the Outfield, Punchline)
1958 Adrian Dunbar, actor (My left Foot, The Crying Game)
1958 Rob Buck, guitarist (10,000 Maniacs) died Dec 19, 2000
1958 Michael Penn, singer/songwriter (No Myth)
1959 Joe Elliott, singer (Def Leppard)
1960 Chuck D, rapper (Public Enemy)
1960 Suzi Gardner, singer/guitarist (L7)
1963 Coolio (Artis Ivey Jr.), rapper (Gangsta's Paradise, Fantastic Voyage)
1963 Demián Bichir, Mexican actor (Weeds)
1963 John Carroll Lynch, actor (Fargo, Carnivale)
1964 Adam Duritz, singer (Counting Crows)
1965 Sam Mendes, director (American Beauty, Road to Perdition)
1968 Dan Donegan, guitarist (Disturbed)
1973 Tempestt Bledsoe, actress (The Cosby Show)
1979 Jason Momoa, actor (Stargate Atlantis)

Today's Deaths in History

1903 Calamity Jane, frontierswoman/Indian fighter, dies at 50
1964 Johnny Burnette, rockabilly singer (God Country & My Baby) dies at 30
1966 Charles Whitman, mass murderer, is shot by police at 25
1977 Gary Powers, American spy plane pilot (U2) dies at 47
1980 Strother Martin, actor (Cool Hand Luke, Slap Shot) dies at 61
1981 Paddy Chayefsky, writer (Marty) dies at
2001 Korey Stringer, NFL lineman (Minnesota Vikings) dies of a heat stroke at 27
2005 Al Aronowitz, music journalist (introduced the Beatles) dies at 77
2005 King Fahd of Saudi Arabia dies at 84
2006 Bob Thaves, cartoonist (Frank and Ernest) dies at 81

Today in History

1619 The first African slaves arrived in Jamestown, Virginia.
1790 The first U.S. census was completed, showing a population of nearly 4 million people.
1876 Colorado was admitted to the union as the 38th state.
1902 The United States bought the rights to the Panama Canal from France.
1914 Germany declared war on Russia at the onset of World War I.
1936 The Olympic games opened in Berlin with a ceremony presided over by Adolf Hitler.
1941 The first Jeep was produced.
1943 Race-related rioting erupted in New York City's Harlem section, resulting in several deaths.
1944 An uprising broke out in Warsaw, Poland, against Nazi occupation.
1944 Anne Frank made the last entry in her diary.
1957 The United States and Canada reached agreement to create the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD).
1964 The Belgian Congo was renamed the Republic of the Congo.
1966 Charles Joseph Whitman shot and killed 14 people at the University of Texas before he was gunned down by police.
1977 Former U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers crashed the news helicopter he was flying in Los Angeles.
1978 Pete Rose's 44-game hitting streak, the second longest in major league history, came to an end as the Cincinnati Reds star went hitless in a game against the Atlanta Braves.
1981 The music video cable channel MTV made its debut.
1988 Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh began broadcasting his nationally syndicated radio program.
1995 Westinghouse Electric Corp. struck a deal to buy CBS for $5.4 billion.
2001 Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore had a Ten Commandments monument installed in the judiciary building, leading to a lawsuit to have it removed and his own removal from office.
2004 Alexandra Scott, a young cancer patient who started a lemonade stand to raise money for cancer research, sparking a nationwide fund-raising campaign, died at her home in Wynnewood, Pa., at age 8.
2005 King Fahd of Saudi Arabia died; his half brother, Crown Prince Abdullah, became the country's new monarch.
2005 President George W. Bush used a recess appointment to install John Bolton as ambassador to the United Nations, bypassing the Senate after a testy standoff with Democrats.
2005 Baltimore Orioles first baseman Rafael Palmeiro was suspended for 10 days following a positive test for steroids.
2007 The eight-lane Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis collapsed into the Mississippi River during evening rush hour, killing 13 people.

Chart Toppers

1944
Amor - Bing Crosby
I’ll Be Seeing You - Bing Crosby
Long Ago and Far Away - Helen Forrest & Dick Haymes
Is You is or is You Ain’t (Ma’ Baby) - Louis Jordan

1952
I’m Yours - Don Cornell
Delicado - Percy Faith
Auf Wiedersehn, Sweetheart - Vera Lynn
Are You Teasing Me - Carl Smith

1960
I’m Sorry - Brenda Lee
Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini - Brian Hyland
It’s Now or Never - Elvis Presley
Please Help Me, I’m Falling - Hank Locklin

1968
Grazing in the Grass - Hugh Masekela
Stoned Soul Picnic - The 5th Dimension
Hurdy Gurdy Man - Donovan
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash

1976
Kiss and Say Goodbye - Manhattans
Love is Alive - Gary Wright
Moonlight Feels Right - Starbuck
Teddy Bear - Red Sovine

1984
When Doves Cry - Prince
Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr.
State of Shock - Jacksons
Angel in Disguise - Earl Thomas Conley

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It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.
James Thurber (1894 - 1961)



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Today in History – August 2nd

Today's Birthdays

1835 Elisha Gray, inventor (telephone prototype) died Jan 21, 1901
1892 Jack L. (Leonard) Warner, movie mogul (Warner Bros.) died Sep 9, 1978
1905 Myrna Loy, actress (Thin Man series ) died Dec 14, 1993
1912 Ann Dvorak (Anna McKim), actress (Scarface) died Dec 10, 1979
1914 Beatrice Straight, actress (Network, Poltergeist) died Apr 7, 2001
1924 Carroll O’Connor, actor (All in the Family, In the Heat of the Night, The Devil’s Brigade, Kelly’s Heroes) died June 21, 2001
1932 Lamar Hunt, sports executive (Football, Soccer and Tennis Halls of Fame) died December 13, 2006
1932 Peter O’Toole, actor (Lawrence of Arabia, A Lion in Winter, The Last Emperor)
1937 Dave (David) Balon, NHL left wing (NY Rangers) died May 29, 2007
1937 Garth Hudson, keyboardist (The Band)
1939 Wes Craven, author/director (A Nightmare on Elm Street series)
1939 Edward Patten, singer (Gladys Knight & the Pips)
1941 Doris Kenner-Jackson, singer (The Shirelles) died Feb 4, 2000
1943 Max Wright, actor (ALF, Fraternity Vacation)
1944 Joanna Cassidy, actress (Blade Runner, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?)
1944 Jim Capaldi, drummer/songwriter (Traffic) died Jan 28, 2005
1948 Andy Fairweather Low, British guitarist/songwriter/singer
1950 Lance Ito, judge (O.J. Simpson case)
1951 Andrew Gold, singer (Lonely Boy, Thank You for Being a Friend)
1951 Joe Lynn Turner, singer (Deep Purple, Rainbow)
1953 Butch Patrick, actor (The Munsters)
1957 Mojo Nixon, psychobilly musician
1959 Victoria Jackson, actress (Saturday Night Live, Casual Sex, UHF)
1959 Patricia Apollonia Kotero, singer/actress (Purple Rain)
1960 Linda Fratianne, Olympic figure skater
1961 Graham Dye, singer/songwriter/guitarist (The Alan Parsons Project)
1962 Cynthia Stevenson, actress (Men in Trees)
1964 Mary-Louise Parker, actress (Weeds, Boys on the Side, The Client)
1968 John Stanier, drummer (Helmet)
1970 Tony Amonte, NHL right wing (NY Rangers)
1970 Kevin Smith, director/screenwriter (Clerks series, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back)
1971 NYRhitter, board member
1972 Jacinda Barrett, model/actress (School for Scoundrels)
1972 Jimmy Pop, guitarist/singer/songwriter (The Bloodhound Gang)
1977 Edward Furlong, actor (Terminator 2, American History X)
1992 Hallie Kate Eisenberg, actress (Bicentennial Man, The Goodbye Girl)

Today's Deaths in History

1788 Thomas Gainsborough, English artist (The Blue Boy) dies at 61
1876 James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok, gunfighter, is shot in the back and killed at 39
1921 Enrico Caruso, Italian tenor (Metropolitan Opera) dies at 48
1922 Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish-born inventor (telephone) dies at 75
1923 Warren G. Harding, 29th President of the United States, dies at 57
1972 Brian Cole, bassist (The Association) dies at 29 of a heroin overdose
1976 Fritz Lang, Austrian film director (M) dies at 85
1979 Thurman Munson, MLB catcher, dies in a small plane crash at 32
1986 Roy Cohn, politician (McCarthy Hearings) dies at 59
1997 William S. Burroughs, writer (Naked Lunch) dies at 83
1998 Shari Lewis, puppeteer (Lamb Chop) dies at 65
2001 Ron Townson, R&B singer (The Fifth Dimension) dies at 68
2005 Steven Vincent, journalist/writer (Christian Science Monitor) is killed in Iraq by insurgents at 49

Today in History

1610 Henry Hudson sailed into what it is now known as Hudson Bay, thinking he had made it through the Northwest Passage and reached the Pacific Ocean.
1776 Members of the Continental Congress began signing the Declaration of Independence.
1869 Japan's samurai, farmer, artisan, merchant class system (Shinōkōshō) was abolished as part of the Meiji Restoration reforms.
1876 Frontiersman Wild Bill Hickok was shot and killed while playing poker at a saloon in Deadwood, S.D.
1907 Baseball Hall of Famer Walter Johnson made his major league debut with the Washington Senators.
1921 A jury in Chicago acquitted several former members of the Chicago White Sox and two others of conspiring to defraud the public by throwing the World Series.
1932 The positron (antiparticle of the electron) was discovered by Carl D. Anderson.
1934 German President Paul von Hindenburg died, paving the way for Adolf Hitler's complete takeover.
1939 Albert Einstein signed a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt urging creation of an atomic weapons research program.
1943 PT-109, a Navy patrol torpedo boat commanded by Lt. John F. Kennedy, sank after being sheared in two by a Japanese destroyer off the Solomon Islands. Kennedy was credited with saving members of the crew.
1945 President Harry S. Truman, Soviet leader Josef Stalin and British Prime Minister Clement Attlee concluded the Potsdam conference.
1964 The Pentagon reported the first of two attacks on U.S. destroyers by North Vietnamese torpedo boats in the Gulf of Tonkin.
1979 New York Yankees catcher Thurman Munson died in the crash of his private plane in Canton, Ohio.
1985 A Delta Air Lines jumbo jet crashed while attempting to land at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, killing 137 people.
1990 Iraq invaded Kuwait, seizing control of the oil-rich emirate.
2000 Republicans nominated Texas Gov. George W. Bush for president and Dick Cheney for vice president at the party's convention in Philadelphia.
2003 Liberian President Charles Taylor agreed to cede power.
2007 Mattel recalled nearly a million Chinese-made toys from its Fisher-Price division that were found to have excessive amounts of lead.

Chart Toppers

1945
The More I See You - Dick Haymes
Dream - The Pied Pipers
Sentimental Journey - The Les Brown Orchestra (vocal: Doris Day)
Oklahoma Hills - Jack Guthrie

1953
I’m Walking Behind You - Eddie Fisher
No Other Love - Perry Como
Ruby - Richard Hayman
Rub-A-Dub-Dub - Hank Thompson

1961
Tossin’ and Turnin’ - Bobby Lewis
I Like It Like That - Chris Kenner
Dum Dum - Brenda Lee
Heartbreak U.S.A. - Kitty Wells

1969
In the Year 2525 - Zager & Evans
Crystal Blue Persuasion - Tommy James & the Shondells
What Does It Take (To Win Your Love) - Jr. Walker & the All Stars
Johnny B. Goode - Buck Owens

1977
I Just Want to Be Your Everything - Andy Gibb
I’m in You - Peter Frampton
My Heart Belongs to Me - Barbra Streisand
It was Almost like a Song - Ronnie Milsap

1985
Everytime You Go Away - Paul Young
Shout - Tears for Fears
You Give Good Love - Whitney Houston
Love Don’t Care (Whose Heart It Breaks) - Earl Thomas Conley

Quote of the Day

Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps, for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are and what they ought to be.
William Hazlitt, English essayist (1778 - 1830)






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1811 Elisha Graves Otis, inventor (elevator safety device) died April 7, 1861
1900 Ernie Pyle, journalist (World War II) killed by sniper’s bullet on Ie Shima, off Okinawa, April 18, 1945
1900 John T. Scopes, high school teacher (1925 Scopes Monkey Trial) died Oct 21, 1970
1920 P.D. James, author (Children of Men)
1921 Richard Adler, composer/lyricist (Pajama Game, Damn Yankees)
1924 Leon Uris, author (Exodus, Battle Cry, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral) died June 21, 2003
1926 Tony Bennett (Benedetto), singer (I Left My Heart in San Francisco)
1937 Steven Berkoff, actor (Beverly Hills Cop, A Clockwork Orange)
1940 Martin Sheen (Ramon Estevez), actor (The West Wing, Apocalypse Now, J.F.K., Wall Street, The Final Countdown)
1941 Beverly Lee, singer (The Shirelles)
1941 Martha Stewart, cooking/craft/decorating advisor (Martha Stewart’s Living)
1946 Syreeta Wright, singer/songwriter/former Mrs. Stevie Wonder, died July 6, 2004
1949 B.B. (Morris) Dickerson, bassist/singer (War)
1950 John Landis, director (Twilight Zone: The Movie, The Blues Brothers, Coming to America, National Lampoon’s Animal House)
1951 Marcel Dionne, Hockey Hall of Fame center (NY Rangers)
1951 Johnny Graham, guitarist (Earth, Wind & Fire)
1951 Jay North, actor (Dennis the Menace)
1959 John C. McGinley, actor (The Rock, Point Break, Wall Street, Platoon, Scrubs)
1961 Lee Rocker, bassist (Stray Cats)
1963 James Hetfield, guitarist/singer (Metallica)
1963 Ed Roland, singer/guitarist (Collective Soul)
1963 Isaiah Washington, actor (Grey's Anatomy, Bionic Woman)
1964 Lucky Dube, South African reggae musician, died October 18, 2007
1970 Stephen Carpenter, guitarist ( Deftones)
1971 Spinderella, hip-hop artist (Salt-N-Pepa)
1972 Brigid Brannagh, actress (Army Wives)
1972 Sandis Ozoliņš, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers)
1973 Stephen Carpenter, guitarist (Deftones)
1973 Patrick Wilson, actor (Phantom of the Opera, Hard Candy)
1977 Tom Brady, NFL quarterback (New England Patriots)
1979 Evangeline Lilly, actress (Lost)
1980 Dominic Moore, NHL center (NY Rangers)
1985 Brent Kutzle, bassist (OneRepublic)
1987 Brooklyn Decker, model (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition)

Today's Deaths in History

1924 Joseph Conrad, Polish-born writer (Heart of Darkness) dies at 66
1966 Lenny Bruce, comedian, dies of a morphine overdose at 40
1983 Carolyn Jones, actress (Addams Family) dies at 53
1995 Ida Lupino, actress/director (On Dangerous Ground) dies at 77
2001 Christopher Hewett, British actor (Mr. Belvedere) dies at 79
2003 Roger Voudouris, singer/songwriter (Get Used to It) dies at 48
2006 Arthur Lee, singer/songwriter (Love) dies at 61
2007 John Gardner, British spy novel author (Win Lose or Die) dies at 80
2008 Skip Caray, TV and radio broadcaster (Atlanta Braves) dies at 68
2008 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian writer (The Gulag Archipelago) dies at 89

Today in History

1492 Christopher Columbus set sail from Palos, Spain, on a voyage that would take him to the present-day Americas.
1778 The opera house La Scala opened in Milan, Italy, with a performance of Antonio Salieri's "Europa riconosciuta."
1852 America's first intercollegiate athletic event was held as Yale and Harvard met for a crew race on Lake Winnipesaukee in Center Harbor, N.H.
1900 The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company was founded.
1914 Germany declared war on France.
1914 At the outbreak of World War I, British Foreign Secretary Edward Grey remarked: "The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime."
1923 Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as the 30th president of the United States, one day after President Warren G. Harding died of a heart attack.
1934 Adolf Hitler became the supreme leader of Germany by joining the offices of President and Chancellor into Führer.
1936 Jesse Owens won the 100 meter dash, defeating Ralph Metcalfe, at the Berlin Olympics.
1943 Gen. George S. Patton slapped a private at an army hospital in Sicily, accusing him of cowardice.
1948 Whittaker Chambers, a former Communist, publicly accused former State Department official Alger Hiss of having been part of a Communist underground, a charge Hiss denied.
1949 The National Basketball Association was formed.
1958 The nuclear-powered submarine Nautilus became the first vessel to cross the North Pole underwater.
1972 The United States Senate ratified the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
1981 U.S. air traffic controllers went on strike, despite a warning from President Ronald Reagan that they would be fired.
1949 The National Basketball Association was formed.
1958 The nuclear-powered submarine Nautilus became the first vessel to cross the North Pole underwater.
1981 U.S. air traffic controllers went on strike, despite a warning from President Ronald Reagan that they would be fired.
2001 The Real IRA detonated a car bomb in Ealing, London, U.K injuring seven people.
2004 The pedestal of the Statue of Liberty reopened after being closed since the September 11 attacks.

Chart Toppers

1946
The Gypsy - The Ink Spots
Doin’ What Comes Naturally - Dinah Shore
They Say It’s Wonderful - Frank Sinatra
New Spanish Two Step - Bob Wills

1954
Sh-Boom - The Crewcuts
The Little Shoemaker - The Gaylords
Hey There - Rosemary Clooney
One by One - Kitty Wells & Red Foley

1962
Roses are Red - Bobby Vinton
The Wah Watusi - The Orlons
Sealed with a Kiss - Brian Hyland
Wolverton Mountain - Claude King

1970
(They Long to Be) Close to You - Carpenters
Make It with You - Bread
Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours - Stevie Wonder
Wonder Could I Live There Anymore - Charley Pride

1978
Shadow Dancing - Andy Gibb
Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
Miss You - The Rolling Stones
Only One Love in My Life - Ronnie Milsap

1986
Glory of Love - Peter Cetera
Papa Don’t Preach - Madonna
Mad About You - Belinda Carlisle
Nobody in His Right Mind Would’ve Left Her - George Strait

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Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.
Steven Wright (1955 - )



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Today's Birthdays

1792 Percy Bysshe Shelley, lyric poet (Prometheus Unbound) died July 18, 1822
1900 Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, Queen Elizabeth (The Queen Mother) died March 30, 2002
1901 (Daniel) Louis Armstrong, "Satchmo," jazz trumpeter/singer (Hello Dolly) died July 6, 1971
1910 William Schuman, composer (Secular Cantata No. 2) died Feb 15, 1992
1912 Raoul Wallenberg, architect/humanitarian (rescued at least 100,000 Jews in World War II) died in a Russian prison July 17, 1947
1920 Helen Thomas, journalist (UPI White House correspondent)
1921 Maurice "The Rocket" Richard, Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (Montreal Canadiens) died May 27, 2000
1929 Yasser Arafat, former Palestian Liberation Organization leader, died Nov 11, 2004
1939 Frankie Ford (Guzzo), singer (Sea Cruise)
1942 Don S. Davis, actor (Stargate SG-1) died June 29, 2008
1944 Richard Belzer, comedian/actor (Homicide: Life on the Street, Law & Order: SVU)
1946 Maureen Starkey, ex-wife of Ringo Starr, died December 30, 1994
1955 Billy Bob Thornton, actor (Armageddon, Pushing Tin, Sling Blade, The Astronaut Farmer)
1955 Alberto Gonzales, U.S. Attorney General
1958 Ian Broudie, music producer/singer (Lightning Seeds)
1959 Robbin Crosby, guitarist (Ratt) died June 6, 2002
1961 Lauren Tom, actress (The Joy Luck Club, When a Man Loves a Woman)
1961 Michael Gelman, TV producer (Live with Regis and Kelly)
1961 Barak Hussein Obama, U.S. President
1962 (William) Roger Clemens, MLB pitcher (Boston Red Sox, NY Yankees)
1968 Daniel Dae Kim, actor (Lost)
1969 Michael DeLuise, actor (Wayne's World)
1970 Ron Lester, actor (Varsity Blues)
1971 Jeff Gordon, NASCAR driver
1975 Andy Hallett, actor (Angel) died March 29, 2009
1978 Kurt Busch, NASCAR driver
1981 Abigail Spencer, actress (Twix blogger commercials)

Today's Deaths in History

1875 Hans Christian Andersen, Danish writer (The Little Mermaid) dies at 70
1981 Melvyn Douglas, actor (HUD, Being There) dies at 80
1999 Victor Mature, actor (Samson and Delilah) dies at 86
2001 Lorenzo Music, actor (Rhoda) dies at 64
2007 Lee Hazlewood, country singer/songwriter/producer, dies at 78

Today in History

1735 A jury acquitted John Peter Zenger of the New York Weekly Journal of seditious libel.
1790 The Coast Guard had its beginnings as the Revenue Cutter Service.
1821 Atkinson & Alexander published the Saturday Evening Post for the first time as a weekly newspaper.
1830 Plans for the city of Chicago were laid out.
1892 Andrew and Abby Borden were axed to death in their home in Fall River, Mass.; Lizzie Borden, Andrew Borden's daughter from a previous marriage, was accused of the killings, though she was later acquitted.
1914 Britain declared war on Germany while the United States proclaimed its neutrality.
1916 The United States reached agreement with Denmark to purchase the Danish Virgin Islands for $25 million.
1929 Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was born Rahman Abdel-Raouf Arafat Al-Qudwa in either Cairo or Gaza.
1944 Anne Frank, 15, was arrested along with her sister, parents and four other people after they had spent two years hiding from the Nazis in a building Amsterdam; her diary became a famous account of the Holocaust.
1958 The Billboard Hot 100 was founded.
1964 The bodies of three missing civil rights workers were found buried in an earthen dam in Mississippi.
1964 The destroyers USS Maddox and USS Turner Joy reported coming under attack in the Gulf of Tonkin.
1977 President Jimmy Carter signed a measure establishing the Department of Energy.
1987 The Federal Communications Commission voted to rescind the Fairness Doctrine, which required radio and TV stations to present balanced coverage of controversial issues.
1993 A federal judge sentenced LAPD officers Stacey Koon and Laurence Powell to 30 months in prison for violating motorist Rodney King's civil rights.
1994 Serb-dominated Yugoslavia withdrew its support for Bosnian Serbs, sealing the 300-mile border between Yugoslavia and Serb-held Bosnia.
2002 A Palestinian suicide bomber blew up a bus in northern Israel during rush hour, killing nine passengers.
2005 A mini-submarine carrying seven Russians became caught on an underwater antenna 600 feet below the surface of the Pacific Ocean; the men were rescued three days later with help from a British vessel.
2007 Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants tied Hank Aaron's 755 career home runs in a 3-2 loss to the Padres in San Diego.
2007 Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees became at age 32 the youngest player in major league history to hit his 500th career home run, during a home game against Kansas City.
2007 NASA's Phoenix spaceship was launched.

Chart Toppers

1947
Peg o’ My Heart - The Harmonicats
That’s My Desire - The Sammy Kaye Orchestra (vocal: Don Cornell)
I Wonder, I Wonder, I Wonder - Eddy Howard
Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) - Tex Williams

1955
Rock Around the Clock - Bill Haley & His Comets
Ain’t That a Shame - Fats Domino
Learnin’ the Blues - Frank Sinatra
I Don’t Care - Webb Pierce

1963
So Much in Love - The Tymes
Fingertips - Pt 2 - Little Stevie Wonder
(You’re the) Devil in Disguise - Elvis Presley
Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash

1971
You’ve Got a Friend - James Taylor
Mr. Big Stuff - Jean Knight
Draggin’ the Line - Tommy James
I’m Just Me - Charley Pride

1979
Bad Girls - Donna Summer
Good Times - Chic
Ring My Bell - Anita Ward
You’re the Only One - Dolly Parton

1987
Shakedown - Bob Seger
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For - U2
I Want Your Sex - George Michael
Snap Your Fingers - Ronnie Milsap

Quote of the Day

An intelligence test sometimes shows a man how smart he would have been not to have taken it.
Laurence J. Peter, educator & writer (1919 - 1988)




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Today's Birthdays

1850 Guy de Maupassant, author (The Tellier House) died July 6, 1893
1862 Joseph Merrick, The Elephant Man, died April 11, 1890
1906 John Huston, director (The Maltese Falcon, The African Queen, Prizzi’s Honor) died Aug 28, 1987
1911 Robert Taylor (Spangler Brugh), actor (Quo Vadis, Death Valley Days) died June 8, 1969
1930 Neil Armstrong, NASA astronaut/first man to step on the Moon
1935 John Saxon (Carmen Orrico), actor (Raid on Entebbe, A Nightmare on Elm Street)
1937 Herb Brooks, Olympic/NHL hockey coach (Miracle on Ice, NY Rangers) died Aug. 11, 2003
1941 Bob Clark, film director (Porky's series, A Christmas Story) died April 4, 2007
1942 Rick Huxley, bassist (Dave Clark Five)
1943 Sammi Smith, singer (Help Me Make It Through the Night) died Feb 12, 2005
1945 Loni Anderson, actress (WKRP in Cincinnati)
1947 Rick Derringer, singer/songwriter (The McCoys; Rock and Roll Hootchie Coo)
1948 William Hootkins, actor (Star Wars, The Lost Boys, Flash Gordon, Raiders of the Lost Ark)
1953 Samantha Sang, singer (Emotion)
1956 Maureen McCormick, actress (The Brady Bunch)
1959 Pat Smear, guitarist (Foo Fighters)
1959 Pete Burns, singer (Dead or Alive)
1961 Tawney Kitaen, actress (Bachelor Party, Whitesnake videos)
1962 Patrick Ewing, NBA center (New York Knicks)
1964 MCA, rapper (The Beastie Boys)
1966 Jonathan Silverman, actor (Weekend at Bernie’s series, Caddyshack 2, Brighton Beach Memoirs)
1971 Evil Jared Hasselhoff, bassist (The Bloodhound Gang)
1975 Ami Foster, actress (Punky Brewster)
1981 Travis McCoy, singer (Gym Class Heroes)
1981 Rachel Scott, first victim at Columbine H.S., died April 20, 1999
1983 Dawn Richard, singer (Danity Kane)

Today's Deaths in History

1955 Carmen Miranda, Portuguese actress/singer (The Brazilian Bombshell) dies at 46
1962 Marilyn Monroe, actress/singer (Some Like It Hot, 7 Year Itch) dies at 36 of a drug overdose
1964 Art Ross, NHL Hall of Fame defenseman/executive, dies at 78
1984 Richard Burton, actor (The Robe) dies of a stroke at 58
1991 Paul Brown, NFL coach (Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals) dies at 82
1992 Jeff Porcaro, drummer (Toto) dies at 38
2000 Alec Guinness, actor (Star Wars series) dies at 86
2002 Chick Hearn, basketball announcer (LA Lakers) dies at 85
2006 Susan Butcher, Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race champion, dies at 51

Today in History

1305 William Wallace, who led Scottish resistance to England, was captured by the English near Glasgow and transported to London where he is put on trial and executed.
1620 The Mayflower departed from Southampton, England on its first attempt to reach North America.
1861 The federal government levied an income tax for the first time.
1864 Union Adm. David G. Farragut is said to have given his famous order "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!" as he led his fleet against Mobile Bay, Ala., during the Civil War.
1884 The cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty was laid on Bedloe's Island in New York Harbor.
1914 The first electric traffic light was installed in Cleveland, Ohio.
1924 The comic strip Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray made its debut.
1957 American Bandstand, hosted by Dick Clark, made its network TV debut on ABC.
1962 Actress Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her Los Angeles home at age 36; her death was ruled a probable suicide from an overdose of sleeping pills.
1962 Nelson Mandela was jailed; he would not be released until 1990.
1963 The United States, Britain and the Soviet Union signed a treaty in Moscow banning nuclear tests in the atmosphere, outer space and underwater.
1964 American aircraft from carriers USS Ticonderoga and USS Constellation bombed North Vietnam in retaliation for strikes attacked U.S. destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin.
1966 The Beatles' album Revolver was released.
1969 The U.S. space probe Mariner 7 flew by Mars, sending back photographs and scientific data.
1981 Ronald Reagan fired 11,359 striking air-traffic controllers who ignored his order for them to return to work.
1992 Federal civil rights charges were filed against four Los Angeles police officers acquitted of state charges in the videotaped beating of Rodney King; two were later convicted.
2001 Afghanistan's ruling Taliban jailed eight foreign aid workers, including two Americans, for allegedly preaching Christianity.
2002 The coral-encrusted gun turret of the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor was raised from the floor of the Atlantic.
2003 A car bomb exploded in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta outside the Marriott Hotel, killing 12 and injuring 150.

Chart Toppers

1948
You Can’t Be True, Dear - The Ken Griffin Orchestra (vocal: Jerry Wayne)
Woody Woodpecker Song - The Kay Kyser Orchestra (vocal: Gloria Wood & the Campus Kids)
It’s Magic - Doris Day
Bouquet of Roses - Eddy Arnold

1956
My Prayer - The Platters
Hound Dog/Don’t Be Cruel - Elvis Presley
Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera) - Doris Day
I Walk the Line - Johnny Cash

1964
A Hard Day’s Night - The Beatles
The Little Old Lady (From Pasadena) - Jan & Dean
Everybody Loves Somebody - Dean Martin
Dang Me - Roger Miller

1972
Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O’Sullivan
(If Loving You is Wrong) I Don’t Want to Be Right - Luther Ingram
Daddy Don’t You Walk So Fast - Wayne Newton
It’s Gonna Take a Little Bit Longer - Charley Pride

1980
Magic - Olivia Newton-John
Little Jeannie - Elton John
Take Your Time (Do It Right) - The S.O.S. Band
Dancin’ Cowboys - The Bellamy Brothers

1988
Roll with It - Steve Winwood
Hands to Heaven - Breathe
Make Me Lose Control - Eric Carmen
Don’t We All Have the Right - Ricky Van Shelton

Quote of the Day

No man is exempt from saying silly things; the mischief is to say them deliberately.
Michel de Montaigne, French essayist (1533 - 1592)




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Today's Birthdays

1809 Alfred Tennyson, England’s Poet Laureate (The Charge of the Light Brigade) died Oct 6, 1892
1861 Edith Roosevelt, First Lady, died September 30, 1948
1881 Leo Carrillo, actor (The Cisco Kid) died Sep 10, 1961
1881 Sir Alexander Fleming, bacteriologist (discovered penicillin) died Mar 11, 1955
1911 Lucille Ball, comedienne/actress (I Love Lucy) died April 26, 1989
1917 Robert Mitchum, actor (The Winds of War, Cape Fear) died July 1, 1997
1928 Andy Warhol (Warhola), filmmaker/pop artist, died Feb 21, 1987
1938 Paul Bartel, writer/director/actor (Eating Raoul) died May 13, 2000
1951 Catherine Hicks, actress (Peggy Sue Got Married, The Bad News Bears)
1952 Pat MacDonald, musician/singer (Timbuk 3)
1952 Vinnie Vincent, guitarist (Kiss)
1958 Randy DeBarge, bassist/vocals (DeBarge)
1960 Leland Orser, actor (ER)
1962 Michelle Yeoh, actress (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Memoirs of a Geisha)
1965 David Robinson, Basketball Hall of Famer
1969 Elliott Smith, singer/songwriter, died Oct 21, 2003
1970 M. Night Shyamalan, film director (The Sixth Sense)
1972 Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice), singer (Spice Girls)
1973 Vera Farmiga, actress (Running Scared, The Departed, Orphan)
1974 Ever Carradine, actress (Bubble Boy, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back)
1976 Melissa George, actress (Home and Away, Dark City, Mulholland Drive)
1976 Soleil Moon Frye, actress (Punky Brewster)
1978 Marisa Miller, supermodel (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue)
1981 Travis McCoy, singer (Gym Class Heroes)
1982 Adrianne Curry, model/Mrs. Christopher Knight (Peter Brady)
1984 Eric Roberts, bassist (Gym Class Heroes)
1990 JonBenét Ramsey, murder victim, died Dec 26, 1996

Today's Deaths in History

1623 Anne Hathaway (Shakespeare's wife) dies at 67
1914 Ellen Louise Wilson, First Lady, dies at 54
1931 Bix Beiderbecke, jazz cornetist/composer, dies at 28
1978 Pope Paul VI dies at 80
1991 Harry Reasoner, broadcast news reporter, dies at 68
2004 Rick James, funk guitarist/singer/songwriter, dies of a heart attack at 56
2005 Ibrahim Ferrer, Cuban musician (Buena Vista Social Club) dies at 78
2005 Keter Betts, jazz bassist (bossa nova style) dies at 77
2007 Heinz Barth, German convicted war criminal (Nazi SS) dies at 86

Today in History

1787 The Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia began to debate a draft of the U.S. Constitution.
1806 The Holy Roman Empire went out of existence as Emperor Francis I abdicated.
1819 Norwich University was founded in Vermont as the first private military school in the United States.
1825 Bolivia declared its independence from Peru.
1862 Confederate ironclad CSS Arkansas was scuttled on the Mississippi River after suffering damage in a battle with USS Essex near Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
1890 Convicted murderer William Kemmler became the first person to be executed in the electric chair as he was put to death at Auburn State Prison in New York.
1890 Hall of fame pitcher Cy Young made his major league debut with the Cleveland Spiders of the National League.
1909 Alice Ramsey and three friends became the first women to complete a transcontinental auto trip.
1914 Austria-Hungary declared war against Russia, and Serbia declared war against Germany at the outbreak of World War I.
1926 Warner Brothers premiered its "Vitaphone" sound-on-disc movie system in New York.
1926 Gertrude Ederle of New York became the first American woman to swim the English Channel.
1926 Harry Houdini performed his greatest feat, spending 91 minutes underwater in a sealed tank before escaping.
1942 Queen Wilhelmina became the first reigning queen to address a joint session of the United States Congress.
1945 The United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, that instantly killed an estimated 66,000 people in the first use of a nuclear weapon in warfare.
1962 Jamaica became an independent dominion within the British Commonwealth.
1965 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act.
1965 The Beatles' album Help! was released.
1984 The Prince album Purple Rain was released.
1990 The United Nations Security Council ordered a global trade embargo against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait.
1991 Doi Takako, chair of the Social Democratic Party, became Japan's first female speaker of the House of Representatives.
1996 NASA announced that the ALH 84001 meteorite, thought to originate from Mars, contained evidence of primitive life-forms.
1997 British Prime Minister Tony Blair shook hands with Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams in the first meeting in 76 years between a British leader and the IRA's allies.
1998 Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky spent 8 1/2 hours testifying before a grand jury about her relationship with President Bill Clinton.
1998 A House committee voted to cite Attorney General Janet Reno for contempt of Congress for her refusal to turn over reports recommending that she seek an independent counsel to investigate campaign fund-raising.
2007 The Crandall Canyon Mine in central Utah collapsed, trapping six coal miners; all six miners died, along with three rescuers.
2008 The government declared that Army scientist Bruce Ivins was solely responsible for the anthrax attacks that killed five and rattled the nation in 2001; Ivins had committed suicide on July 29.
2008 A U.S. military jury convicted Osama bin Laden's former driver, Salim Hamdan, of supporting terrorism in the first war crimes trial at Guantanamo Bay.
2008 A military junta led by Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz staged a coup d'état in Mauritania, overthrowing president Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi.

Chart Toppers

1949
Some Enchanted Evening - Perry Como
Again - Gordon Jenkins
Riders in the Sky - Vaughn Monroe
I’m Throwing Rice (At the Girl that I Love) - Eddy Arnold

1957
Love Letters in the Sand - Pat Boone
Tammy - Debbie Reynolds
Diana - Paul Anka
(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear - Elvis Presley

1965
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
I’m Henry VIII, I Am - Herman’s Hermits
What’s New Pussycat? - Tom Jones
The First Thing Ev’ry Morning (And the Last Thing Ev’ry Night) - Jimmy Dean

1973
The Morning After - Maureen McGovern
Live and Let Die - Wings
Diamond Girl - Seals & Crofts
Lord, Mr. Ford - Jerry Reed

1981
Jessie’s Girl - Rick Springfield
Theme from "Greatest American Hero" (Believe it or Not) - Joey Scarbury
I Don’t Need You - Kenny Rogers
Dixie on My Mind - Hank Williams, Jr.

1989
Batdance - Prince
On Our Own - Bobby Brown
So Alive - Love & Rockets
Why’d You Come in Here Lookin’ like That - Dolly Parton

Quote of the Day

A bore is a man who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company.
Gian Vincenzo Gravina (1664 - 1718)




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Today in History - Aug 7th

Today's Birthdays

1876 Mata Hari (Gertrud Margarete Zelle), courtesan/double agent/German spy, executed by firing squad near Paris Oct 15, 1917
1885 Billie Burke, comedienne/actress (The Wizard of Oz) died May 14, 1970
1903 Rudolf Ising, cartoonist (Looney Tunes, Merrie Melodies) died July 18, 1992
1904 Ralph Bunche, American diplomat/Nobel Prize winner (Palestinian peace efforts) died December 9, 1971
1925 Felice Bryant, songwriter (Bye Bye Love, Wake Up Little Susie) died April 22, 2003
1926 Stan Freberg, comedian
1927 Carl Switzer, child actor (Little Rascals) died Jan 21, 1959
1929 Don Larsen, MLB pitcher (pitched only perfect game in World Series history)
1942 Garrison Keillor, humorist/radio host (A Prairie Home Companion)
1942 B.J. (Billy Joe) Thomas, singer (Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head)
1943 Dino Valente, singer/guitarist (Quicksilver Messenger Service) died Nov 16, 1994
1944 David Rasche, actor (Sledge Hammer!)
1945 Alan Page, Football Hall of Fame defensive tackle (Minnesota Vikings)
1952 Caroline Aaron, actress (Edward Scissorhands, Sleepless in Seattle)
1952 Andy Fraser, bassist (Free)
1955 Wayne Knight, actor (Seinfeld, Jurassic Park, Space Jam)
1958 Bruce Dickinson, singer (Iron Maiden)
1960 David Duchovny, actor (The X-Files, Playing God, Evolution, Californication)
1960 Jacquie O'Sullivan, singer (Bananarama)
1963 Harold Perrineau Jr., actor (Lost, Romeo + Juliet)
1966 Kristin Hersh, singer/guitarist (Throwing Muses)
1967 Charlotte Lewis, actress (The Golden Child)
1971 Sydney Penny, actress (The Thorn Birds, Pale Rider, St. Elsewhere)
1971 Rachel York, actress (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels)
1974 Michael Shannon, actor (Groundhog Day, Kangaroo Jack)
1975 Charlize Theron, actress (The Devil’s Advocate, Mighty Joe Young, Monster)
1976 Barry Kerch, drummer (Shinedown)
1978 Jamey Jasta, singer (Hatebreed)
1979 Eric Johnson, actor (Smallville)
1987 Sidney Crosby, NHL center (Pittsburgh Penguins)

Today's Deaths in History

1917 Squadron Commander E.H. Dunning, first pilot to land his aircraft on a moving ship, dies at 25
1957 Oliver Hardy, comedian/actor (Laurel & Hardy) dies at 65
1972 Joi Lansing, model/actress (Beverly Hillbillies) dies at 43
1985 Grayson Hall, actress (Dark Shadows) dies at 62
1992 John Anderson, actor (McGyver) dies at 69
1994 Larry Martyn, comedy actor (Are You Being Served?) dies at 60
1999 Brion James, actor (Blade Runner, Enemy Mine, The 5th Element) dies at 54
2004 Red Adair, oil field firefighter (Hellfighters) dies at 89
2005 Peter Jennings, ABC anchorman, dies at 67
2008 Bernie Brillstein, talent agent/manager/producer (Hee Haw, The Muppet Show, Saturday Night Live) dies at 77

Today in History

1606 The first documented performance of Macbeth took place at the Great Hall at Hampton Court.
1782 George Washington ordered the creation of the Badge of Military Merit to honor soldiers wounded in battle; it was later renamed the Purple Heart.
1789 The War Department was established by Congress.
1912 The Progressive Party nominated Theodore Roosevelt for president.
1927 The Peace Bridge opened between Fort Erie, Ontario and Buffalo, New York.
1942 U.S. forces landed at Guadalcanal, marking the start of the first major allied offensive in the Pacific during World War II.
1944 IBM dedicated the first program-controlled calculator, the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (known best as the Harvard Mark I).
1947 The balsa wood raft Kon-Tiki, which had carried a six-man crew 4,300 miles across the Pacific Ocean, crashed into a reef in a Polynesian archipelago.
1955 Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering, the precursor to Sony, sold its first transistor radios in Japan.
1959 The United States launched Explorer 6, which sent back a picture of the Earth.
1959 The Lincoln Memorial design on the U.S. penny went into circulation, replacing the "sheaves of wheat" design.
1964 Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin resolution, giving President Lyndon B. Johnson broad powers to deal with reported North Vietnamese attacks on U.S. forces.
1965 The infamous first party between Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters and motorcycle gang the Hell's Angels took place at Kesey's estate in La Honda, California, introducing psychedelics to the gang world and forever linking the hippie movement to the Hell's Angels.
1971 Apollo 15 returned to Earth after a manned mission to the moon.
1974 French stuntman Philippe Petit walked a tightrope strung between the twin towers of New York's World Trade Center.
1990 President George H.W. Bush ordered U.S. troops and warplanes to Saudi Arabia to guard the oil-rich desert kingdom against a possible invasion by Iraq.
1998 Al Qaida set off bombs at the U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, killing 224 people, including 12 Americans, and injuring more than 5,500.
2000 Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore chose Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman as his running mate, making him the first Jewish candidate on a major party ticket.
2004 Greg Maddux became the 22nd pitcher in major league history to reach 300 victories as he led the Chicago Cubs to an 8-4 victory over San Francisco.
2007 Barry Bonds became baseball's career home run leader when he hit No. 756 during a home game in San Francisco, passing Hank Aaron's mark.
2008 Georgia launched a military offensive against South Ossetia to counter the alleged Russian invasion, starting the South Ossetia War.

Chart Toppers

1950
Bewitched - The Gordon Jenkins Orchestra (vocal: Mary Lou Williams)
Mona Lisa - Nat King Cole
Count Every Star - The Ray Anthony Orchestra (vocal: Dick Noel)
Mississippi - Red Foley

1958
Poor Little Fool - Ricky Nelson
Patricia - Perez Prado
Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare) - Domenico Modugno
Alone with You - Faron Young

1966
Wild Thing - The Troggs
Lil’ Red Riding Hood - Sam the Sham & the Pharoahs
Summer in the City - The Lovin’ Spoonful
Think of Me - Buck Owens

1974
Annie’s Song - John Denver
Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me - Elton John
Feel like Makin’ Love - Roberta Flack
Rub It In - Billy "Crash" Craddock

1982
Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
Hurts So Good - John Cougar
Abracadabra - The Steve Miller Band
Honky Tonkin’ - Hank Williams, Jr.

1990
Vision of Love - Mariah Carey
Cradle of Love - Billy Idol
Rub You the Right Way - Johnny Gill
Good Times - Dan Seals

Quote of the Day

The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself.
Oscar Wilde, Irish dramatist, novelist, & poet (1854 - 1900)



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Today's Birthdays

1866 Matthew Henson, explorer (North Pole expedition w/Robert Peary) died Mar 9, 1955
1879 Bob Smith, physician/surgeon/founder (Alcoholics Anonymous) died Nov 16, 1950
1896 Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, author (TheYearling) died December 14, 1953
1907 Benny Carter, jazz musician/arranger (Honeysuckle Rose, Crazy Rhythm) died July 12, 2003
1910 Sylvia Sidney, actress (Beetlejuice, You Only Live Once) died July 1, 1999
1919 Dino De Laurentiis, producer (The Bible, Barbarella, Jaws IV)
1921 Webb Pierce, singer (In the Jailhouse Now) died Feb 24, 1991
1922 Rory Calhoun, actor (Apache Uprising, Treasure of Pancho Villa) died Apr 28, 1999
1922 Esther Williams, swimmer/actress (Dangerous When Wet, Neptune’s Daughter, Million Dollar Mermaid)
1926 Richard Anderson, actor (The Six Million Dollar Man, The Bionic Woman)
1932 Mel Tillis, singer/songwriter (Ruby Don’t Take Your Love to Town)
1933 Joe Tex (Arrington, Jr.), singer (I Gotcha) died Aug 13, 1982
1935 Donald P. Bellisario, television producer (Quantum Leap, Magnum PI, JAG)
1937 Dustin Hoffman, actor (Rain Man, Kramer vs. Kramer, The Graduate, Tootsie, Midnight Cowboy, Hook, Outbreak)
1938 Connie Stevens, singer/actress (Hawaiian Eye, Back to the Beach)
1944 Brooke Bundy, actress (Nightmare on Elm Street series)
1947 Larry Wilcox, actor (CHiPs)
1947 Ken Dryden, NHL goaltender/parliamentarian (Montreal Canadiens)
1949 Keith Carradine, actor (Pretty Baby, Dexter)
1949 Airrion Love, R&B singer (The Stylistics)
1950 Andy Fairweather Low, guitarist/singer
1951 Randy Shilts, journalist/writer (And the Band Played On: Politics, People and the AIDS Epidemic) died Feb 17, 1994
1952 Robin Quivers, radio personality (Howard Stern)
1953 Don Most, actor (Happy Days)
1956 Chris Foreman, guitarist (Madness)
1957 Dennis Drew, keyboardist (10,000 Maniacs)
1958 Deborah Norville, TV host (Today, Inside Edition)
1961 The Edge (David Evans), guitarist (U2)
1961 Rikki Rockett, drummer (Poison)
1969 Faye Wong, Hong Kong singer/actress (Chungking Express)
1973 Scott Stapp, singer (Creed)
1976 J.C. Chasez, singer (’N Sync)
1976 Drew Lachey, singer (98 Degrees)
1976 Tawny Cypress, actress (Heroes)
1977 Lindsay Sloane, actress (The Wonder Years, Dharma & Greg)
1980 Michael Urie, actor (Ugly Betty)
1981 Roger Federer, tennis champion
1981 Meagan Good, actress (Eve's Bayou, The Love Guru)
1987 Greatone, board member
1987 Katie Leung, actress (Harry Potter films)
1988 Beatrice (Beatrice Elizabeth Mary Windsor), Princess of York

Today's Deaths in History

1965 Shirley Jackson, author (The Lottery) dies at 48
1975 Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, jazz saxophonist, dies at 46
1985 Louise Brooks, actress (The Gold Rush) dies at 78
1988 Alan Napier, actor (Batman) dies at 85
1991 James Irwin, astronaut (Apollo 15) dies at 61
2001 Maureen Reagan, former President Ronald Reagan's daughter, dies at 60
2004 Fay Wray, actress (King Kong) dies at 96
2005 Barbara Bel Geddes, actress (Dallas) dies at 82
2007 Melville Shavelson, film director/producer/screenwriter (Cast a Giant Shadow, Yours, Mine and Ours) dies at 90

Today in History

1815 Napoleon Bonaparte set sail for St. Helena, in the South Atlantic, to spend the remainder of his days in exile.
1844 Brigham Young was chosen to lead the Mormons following the killing of Joseph Smith.
1863 Following his defeat in the Battle of Gettysburg, General Robert E. Lee sent a letter of resignation to Confederate President Jefferson Davis, which was refused upon receipt.
1876 Thomas A. Edison received a patent for the mimeograph.
1910 The US Army installed the first tricycle landing gear on the Army's Wright Flyer.
1911 The millionth patent was filed in the United States Patent Office by Francis Holton for a tubeless vehicle tire.
1929 The German airship Graf Zeppelin began a round-the-world flight.
1942 Six convicted Nazi saboteurs who had landed in the United States were executed in Washington, D.C.
1945 President Harry S. Truman signed the United Nations Charter.
1945 The Soviet Union declared war against Japan during World War II.
1953 The United States and South Korea initialed a mutual security pact.
1963 Britain's Great Train Robbery took place as thieves made off with 2.6 million pounds in banknotes.
1968 Richard M. Nixon was nominated for president at the Republican National Convention in Miami Beach and chose Maryland Gov. Spiro T. Agnew to be his running mate.
1973 Vice President Spiro T. Agnew branded as "damned lies" reports he had taken kickbacks from government contracts in Maryland and vowed not to resign.
1974 President Richard M. Nixon announced he would resign following damaging revelations in the Watergate scandal.
1978 The United States launched Pioneer Venus II, which carried scientific probes to study the atmosphere of Venus.
1988 U.N. Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar announced a cease-fire between Iran and Iraq.
1988 The lights were turned on at Wrigley Field for the first time, making it the last major league stadium to host night games.
2000 The Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley was raised to the surface after 136 years on the ocean floor.
2005 Iran resumed work at a uranium conversion facility after suspending activities for nine months to avoid U.N. sanctions.
2006 Sen. Joseph Lieberman lost the Connecticut Democratic primary to political newcomer Ned Lamont; Lieberman won re-election to the Senate by running as an independent.
2008 The Summer Olympic Games opened in Beijing.
2008 Former Democratic presidential candidate and vice-presidential nominee John Edwards admitted having an extramarital affair.
2009 Sonia Sotomayor was sworn in as the first Latina justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Chart Toppers

1951
Too Young - Nat King Cole
Mister and Mississippi - Patti Page
Because of You - Tony Bennett
I Wanna Play House with You - Eddy Arnold

1959
Lonely Boy - Paul Anka
A Big Hunk o’ Love - Elvis Presley
My Heart is an Open Book - Carl Dobkins, Jr.
Waterloo - Stonewall Jackson

1967
Light My Fire - The Doors
All You Need is Love - The Beatles
A Whiter Shade of Pale - Procol Harum
I’ll Never Find Another You - Sonny James

1975
One of These Nights - Eagles
Jive Talkin’ - Bee Gees
Please Mr. Please - Olivia Newton-John
Just Get Up and Close the Door - Johnny Rodriguez

1983
Every Breath You Take - The Police
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Eurythmics
She Works Hard for the Money - Donna Summer
Your Love’s on the Line - Earl Thomas Conley

1991
(Everything I Do) I Do It for You - Bryan Adams
P.A.S.S.I.O.N. - Rythm Syndicate
Summertime - D.J. Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
She’s in Love with the Boy - Trisha Yearwood

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Idealism is what precedes experience; cynicism is what follows.
David T. Wolf (1943 - )




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Today in History - Aug 9th

Today's Birthdays

1593 Isaac (Izaak) Walton, fishing expert/author (The Compleat Angler) died Dec 15, 1683
1631 John Dryden, English Poet Laureate (Marriage A-la-Mode) died May1 2, 1700
1809 William Barret Travis, commander at Battle of the Alamo, died March 6, 1836
1927 Robert Shaw, actor (Black Sunday, The Deep, Jaws) died Aug 28, 1978
1928 Bob Cousy, Basketball Hall of Famer (Boston Celtics)
1934 Merle Kilgore, Songwriter Hall of Famer (Ring of Fire, Wolverton Mountain) died February 6, 2005
1938 Rod Laver, tennis champion
1939 Billy Henderson, singer (Spinners)
1942 Jack DeJohnette, jazz drummer
1943 Ken Norton, Boxing Hall of Famer
1944 Sam Elliott, actor (Lonesome Dove, Mask, Tombstone, Road House< The Big Lebowski)
1946 Jim Kiick, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins)
1947 Benjamin Orr (Orzechowski), bassist/singer (The Cars) died October 3, 2000
1957 Melanie Griffith, actress (Working Girl, Born Yesterday, Body Double)
1958 Amanda Bearse, actress (Married......with Children, Fright Night)
1959 Kurtis Blow (Walker), rapper/disc jockey
1963 Whitney Houston, singer/actress (I Will Always Love You, Greatest Love of All)
1964 Chris Cuomo, TV host (Good Morning America)
1964 Hoda Kotb, TV host (Today)
1968 Gillian Anderson, actress (The X Files, Playing by Heart, The Mighty)
1968 Eric Bana, actor (The Hulk, The Time Traveler's Wife)
1968 Karyn Parsons, actress (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air)
1968 Sam Fogarino, drummer (Interpol)
1968 McG, film producer/director (Charlie's Angels series)
1970 Arion Salazar, bassist (Third Eye Blind)
1970 Thomas Lennon, actor (Reno 911)
1971 Nikki Schieler Ziering, Playmate/actress (American Wedding, Serving Sara)
1972 Liz Vassey, actress (The Tick, CSI)
1973 Kevin McKidd, Scottish actor (Rome, Grey's Anatomy)
1975 Rhona Mitra, actress (Get Carter, Shooter)
1976 Jessica Capshaw, actress (The Practice)
1978 Audrey Tautou, French actress (Amelie, The daVinci Code)
1983 Ashley Johnson, actress (Growing Pains)
1985 JaMarcus Russell, NFL quarterback (Oakland Raiders)

Today's Deaths in History

1962 Hermann Hesse, German-born writer (Steppenwolf) dies at 85
1969 Sharon Tate, actress (Valley of the Dolls) is murdered by the Manson "Family" at 26
1979 Walter O'Malley, baseball executive (Brooklyn/LA Dodgers owner) dies at 75
1995 Jerry Garcia, guitarist (Grateful Dead) dies at 53
1996 Sir Frank Whittle, inventor (jet engine) dies at 89
2003 Gregory Hines, dancer/actor (Running Scared, The Cotton Club, White Nights) dies at 57
2004 Tony Mottola, guitarist (Tonight Show Orchestra) dies at 86
2005 Matthew McGrory, actor (Carnivalé) dies at 32
2005 Judith Rossner, novelist (Looking for Mr. Goodbar) dies at 70
2007 Joe O'Donnell, U.S. Marine/documentary photographer/photojournalist (aftermath of atomic bomb explosions at Nagasaki and Hiroshima) dies at 85
2008 Bernie Mac, comedian/actor (Barbershop series, Ocean's series) dies at 50

Today in History

1173 Construction of the Tower of Pisa began; it took two centuries to complete.
1483 The Sistine Chapel was opened.
1854 Henry David Thoreau published Walden, which described his experiences living near Walden Pond in Massachusetts.
1892 Thomas Edison received a patent for a two-way telegraph.
1902 Edward VII was crowned king of England following the death of his mother, Queen Victoria.
1936 Jesse Owens won his fourth gold medal at the Berlin Olympics as the United States took first place in the 400-meter relay.
1944 The United States Forest Service and the Wartime Advertising Council released posters featuring Smokey Bear for the first time.
1945 The United States exploded a nuclear device over Nagasaki, Japan, instantly killing an estimated 39,000 people; the explosion came three days after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
1969 Members of a cult led by Charles Manson brutally murdered pregnant actress Sharon Tate (wife of Roman Polanski), coffee heiress Abigail Folger, Polish actor Wojciech Frykowski, men's hairstylist Jay Sebring, and recent high-school graduate Steven Parent.
1974 Gerald R. Ford was sworn in as the 38th president of the United States following the resignation of Richard M. Nixon.
1985 A federal judge in Norfolk, Va., found retired Navy officer Arthur J. Walker guilty of seven counts of spying for the Soviet Union.
1988 President Ronald Reagan nominated Lauro Cavazos to be secretary of education and the first Hispanic to serve in the Cabinet.
1999 Russian President Boris Yeltsin fired his Prime Minister, Sergei Stepashin, and for the fourth time fired his entire cabinet.
2000 Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. announced it was recalling 6.5 million tires that had been implicated in hundreds of accidents and at least 46 deaths.
2001 President George W. Bush approved federal funding for existing lines of embryonic stem cells.
2002 Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants hit his 600th homer, becoming the fourth major leaguer to reach the mark.
2004 Terry Nichols was sentenced to 161 consecutive life sentences on state murder charges in the Oklahoma City bombing.

Chart Toppers

1944
I’ll Be Seeing You - The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (vocal: Frank Sinatra)
Amor - Bing Crosby
Swinging on a Star - Bing Crosby
Is You is or is You Ain’t (Ma’ Baby) - Louis Jordan

1952
Walkin’ My Baby Back Home - Johnnie Ray
Auf Wiedersehn, Sweetheart - Vera Lynn
I’m Yours - Don Cornell
Are You Teasing Me - Carl Smith

1960
Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini - Brian Hyland
It’s Now or Never - Elvis Presley
Image of a Girl - Safaris
Please Help Me, I’m Falling - Hank Locklin

1968
Hello, I Love You - The Doors
Classical Gas - Mason Williams
Stoned Soul Picnic - The 5th Dimension
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash

1976
Don’t Go Breaking My Heart - Elton John & Kiki Dee
Let ’Em In - Wings
You Should Be Dancing - Bee Gees
Golden Ring - George Jones & Tammy Wynette

1984
When Doves Cry - Prince
Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr.
State of Shock - Jacksons
Mama He’s Crazy - The Judds

Quote of the Day

Illusion is the first of all pleasures.
Oscar Wilde, Irish dramatist, novelist, & poet (1854 - 1900)




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Today in History - Aug 10th

Today's Birthdays

1814 Henri Nestlé, Swiss industrialist (food and beverages) died July 7, 1890
1874 Herbert (Clark) Hoover, 31st U.S. President, died Oct 20, 1964
1889 Charles Darrow, game co-creator (Monopoly) died August 29, 1967
1899 Jack (John Joseph) Haley, actor (The Wizard of Oz) died June 6, 1979
1909 Leo Fender, guitar/amplifier builder, died March 21, 1991
1913 Noah Beery, Jr., actor (The Rockford Files) died November 1, 1994
1928 Jimmy Dean (Seth Ward), sausage mogul/singer (Big Bad John)
1933 Doyle Brunson, professional poker player
1940 Bobby Hatfield, singer (The Righteous Brothers) died Nov 5, 2003
1943 Ronnie Spector (Veronica Bennett), singer (The Ronettes)
1943 Jimmy Griffin, guitarist (Bread) died Jan 11, 2005
1943 Pervez Musharraf, President of Pakistan
1947 Ian Anderson, flautist/singer (Jethro Tull)
1948 Patti Austin, R&B/Jazz singer
1959 Rosanna Arquette, actress (Pulp Fiction, Desperately Seeking Susan)
1960 Nicoletta Braschi, actress (Life is Beautiful)
1960 Antonio Banderas, actor (Assassins, Interview with the Vampire, Philadelphia)
1961 Jon Farriss, drummer (INXS)
1964 Neneh Cherry, R&B singer (Buffalo Stance)
1965 Claudia Christian, actress (Babylon 5, Dallas)
1967 Riddick Bowe, boxing champion
1967 Todd Nichols, guitarist (Toad the Wet Sprocket)
1968 Michael Bivins, R&B singer (New Edition, Bell Biv DeVoe)
1972 Angie Harmon, actress (Law & Order, Batman Beyond)
1974 Reggie Dunlop, board member
1977 Aaron Kamin, guitarist/songwriter (The Calling)
1979 Joanna Garcia, actress (Freaks and Geeks)
1982 Devon Aoki, supermodel/actress (Sin City)

Today's Deaths in History

1932 Rin Tin Tin, German shepherd actor (Rin Tin Tin) dies at 13
1945 Robert Goddard, rocket scientist, dies at 62
1963 Estes Kefauver, U.S. Congressman/Senator from Tennessee, dies at 60
2001 Lou Boudreau, baseball player/manager/announcer (Chicago Cubs) dies at 84
2002 Michael Houser, guitarist (Widespread Panic) dies at 40
2007 Henry Cabot Lodge Bohler, Tuskegee Airman/civil rights activist, dies at 82
2008 Isaac Hayes, soul singer, dies at 65

Today in History

1519 Ferdinand Magellan's five ships set sail from Seville to circumnavigate the globe.
1776 Word of the United States Declaration of Independence reached London.
1821 Missouri became the 24th state.
1846 Congress chartered the Smithsonian Institution, named after English scientist James Smithson, whose bequest of $500,000 made it possible.
1885 America's first commercially operated electric streetcar began operation in Baltimore.
1921 Franklin D. Roosevelt was stricken with polio at his summer home on the Canadian island of Campobello.
1932 A 11.2-pound chondrite-type meteorite broke into at least seven pieces and landed near the town of Archie in Cass County, Missouri.
1944 American forces overcame Japanese resistance on Guam during World War II.
1948 Candid Camera made its television debut after being on radio for a year as Candid Microphone.
1949 The National Military Establishment was renamed the Department of Defense.
1969 Leno and Rosemary LaBianca were murdered in their Los Angeles home by members of Charles Manson's cult, one day after actress Sharon Tate and four other people were slain.
1977 "Son of Sam" serial killer David Berkowitz was arrested in Yonkers, N.Y., accused of six slayings and seven woundings in a year-long spree of random shootings of mostly young couples parked in cars in New York City.
1981 The head of John Walsh's son Adam was found, leading to the creation of the television series America's Most Wanted.
1988 President Ronald Reagan signed a measure providing $20,000 payments to Japanese-Americans interred by the U.S. government during World War II.
1990 The Magellan space probe reached Venus.
1993 Ruth Bader Ginsburg was sworn in as the second female Supreme Court justice.
1994 President Bill Clinton claimed presidential immunity in asking a federal judge to dismiss, at least for the time being, a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by Paula Jones, a former Arkansas state employee.
1995 Norma McCorvey, "Jane Roe" in the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, announced she had joined the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue.
1995 Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols were indicted for the Oklahoma City bombing.
1995 Los Angeles Dodgers were forced to forfeit against the St. Louis Cardinals after fans throw souvenir baseballs on to the field en masse.
2003 Atlanta Braves shortstop Rafael Furcal turned the 12th unassisted triple play in major league history against the St. Louis Cardinals.
2006 British authorities announced they had thwarted a terrorist plot to simultaneously blow up 10 aircraft heading to the United States.
2008 American swimmer Michael Phelps won the first of his record eight gold medals at the Beijing Olympics by winning the 400-meter individual medley in 4:03.84, smashing his own world record.

Chart Toppers

1945
Dream - The Pied Pipers
I Wish I Knew - Dick Haymes
If I Loved You - Perry Como
Oklahoma Hills - Jack Guthrie

1953
No Other Love - Perry Como
I’m Walking Behind You - Eddie Fisher
I Believe - Frankie Laine
Rub-A-Dub-Dub - Hank Thompson

1961
Tossin’ and Turnin’ - Bobby Lewis
I Like It Like That - Chris Kenner
Last Night - Mar-Keys
I Fall to Pieces - Patsy Cline

1969
In the Year 2525 - Zager & Evans
Crystal Blue Persuasion - Tommy James & the Shondells
Honky Tonk Women - The Rolling Stones
All I Have to Offer You (Is Me) - Charley Pride

1977
I Just Want to Be Your Everything - Andy Gibb
I’m in You - Peter Frampton
Best of My Love - Emotions
Rollin’ with the Flow - Charlie Rich

1985
Shout - Tears For Fears
Never Surrender - Corey Hart
The Power of Love - Huey Lewis & the News
I’m for Love - Hank Williams, Jr.

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A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.
H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)



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Today in History - Aug 11th

Today's Birthdays

1862 Carrie Bond, composer (I Love You Truly, A Perfect Day) died Dec 28, 1946
1920 Chuck Rayner, Hockey Hall of fame goaltender (NY Rangers) died Oct 5, 2002
1921 Alex Haley, author (Roots, Queen) died Feb 10, 1992
1925 Mike Douglas (Dowd), TV host (The Mike Douglas Show) died Aug 11, 2006
1925 Carl Rowan, journalist/author (NBC News, Chicago Daily News) died Sep 23, 2000
1928 Arlene Dahl, actress (Three Little Words, One Life to Live)
1933 Jerry Falwell, minister/university president (Liberty University) died May 15, 2007
1942 Mike Hugg, drummer (Manfred Mann)
1943 Jim Kale, bassist (The Guess Who)
1944 Fred Smith, entrepreneur/CEO (FedEx)
1944 Ian McDiarmid, Scottish actor (Star Wars series)
1949 Eric Carmen, songwriter/singer (All By Myself, Almost Paradise, Hungry Eyes)
1950 Erik Braunn, guitarist/singer (Iron Butterfly) died July 25, 2003
1950 Steve Wozniak, co-founder (Apple Computer, Inc)
1952 Bob Mothersbaugh (Bob 1) guitarist (Devo)
1953 Hulk Hogan (Terry Bollea), wrestler/actor
1954 Joe Jackson, pianist/singer (Steppin’ Out, Look Sharp!)
1957 Richie Ramone, drummer (The Ramones)
1964 Miguel A. Nunez Jr., actor (Juwanna Mann, The Return of the Living Dead)
1965 Viola Davis, actress (Doubt)
1965 Shinji Mikami, video game designer (Resident Evil)
1966 Embeth Davidtz, actress (Army of Darkness, Schindler's List)
1967 Joe Rogan, actor/host/comedian (NewsRadio, Fear Factor)
1968 Charlie Sexton, singer/guitarist (Beat So Lonely)
1968 Ashley Jensen, actress (Ugly Betty, Extras)
1970 Andy Bell, bassist/songwriter (Oasis)
1976 Ben Gibbard, singer (Death Cab for Cutie)

Today's Deaths in History

0480 BC Leonidas, King of Sparta, dies in battle at Thermopylae at 40
1919 Andrew Carnegie, Scottish-born industrialist/philanthropist U.S. Steel) dies at 83
1937 Edith Wharton, author (The House of Mirth) dies at 75
1956 Jackson Pollock, abstract artist, dies in an automobile accident at 44
1984 Alfred A. Knopf, publisher, dies at 91
1988 Anne Ramsey, actress (Throw Mama from the Train) dies at 59
1991 J. D. McDuffie, NASCAR driver, dies at 52 in a crash at Watkins Glen racetrack
1994 Peter Cushing, British actor (Dracula, Star Wars) dies at 81
1996 Mel Taylor, drummer (The Ventures) dies at 62
2003 Herb Brooks, ice hockey coach (1980 Olympics Team, NY Rangers) dies at 66 in an auto accident
2006 Mike Douglas, talk show host (The Mike Douglas Show) dies on his 81st birthday
2009 Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of Special Olympics/sister of John F. Kennedy, dies at 88

Today in History

1909 The SOS distress signal was first used by an American ship, the Arapahoe, off Cape Hatteras, N.C.
1929 Babe Ruth became the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio.
1934 The first federal prisoners arrived at the island prison Alcatraz in San Francisco Bay.
1954 A formal peace took hold in Indochina, ending more than seven years of fighting between the French and the Communist Vietminh.
1965 Deadly rioting and looting broke out in the predominantly black Watts section of Los Angeles.
1972 The last United States ground combat unit departed South Vietnam.
1984 President Ronald Reagan joked during a voice test for a paid political radio address that he had "signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes."
1992 The Mall of America, the biggest shopping mall in the country, opened in Bloomington, Minn.
1997 President Bill Clinton made the first use of the line-item veto approved by Congress, rejecting three items in spending and tax bills; the Supreme Court later struck down the line-item veto as unconstitutional.
1998 British Petroleum purchased Amoco for $49 billion.
2000 Pat Buchanan won the Reform Party presidential nomination in a victory bitterly disputed by party founder Ross Perot's supporters, who chose their own nominee in a rival convention.
2002 US Airways filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
2003 NATO took command of the 5,000-strong peacekeeping force in Afghanistan.
2003 Charles Taylor resigned as Liberia's president and went into exile in Nigeria.
2003 Jemaah Islamiyah leader Riduan Isamuddin, better known as Hambali, was arrested in Bangkok, Thailand.
2003 A heat wave in Paris resulted in temperatures rising to 112°F, leaving about 144 people dead.

Chart Toppers

1946
They Say it’s Wonderful - Frank Sinatra
The Gypsy - The Ink Spots
Surrender - Perry Como
New Spanish Two Step - Bob Wills

1954
Sh-Boom - The Crewcuts
The Little Shoemaker - The Gaylords
In the Chapel in the Moonlight - Kitty Kallen
One by One - Kitty Wells & Red Foley

1962
Breaking Up is Hard to Do - Neil Sedaka
The Loco-Motion - Little Eva
Ahab, the Arab - Ray Stevens
Wolverton Mountain - Claude King

1970
(They Long to Be) Close to You - Carpenters
Make It with You - Bread
Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours - Stevie Wonder
Don’t Keep Me Hangin’ On - Sonny James

1978
Miss You - The Rolling Stones
Three Times a Lady - Commodores
Grease - Frankie Valli
Love or Something Like It - Kenny Rogers

1986
Glory of Love - Peter Cetera
Papa Don’t Preach - Madonna
Mad About You - Belinda Carlisle
Rockin’ with the Rhythm of the Rain - The Judds

Quote of the Day

Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.
Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)



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Today in History - Aug 12th

Today's Birthdays

1849 Abbott Thayer, artist (created camouflage pattern for military) died in 1921
1880 Christy (Christopher) Mathewson, Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (New York Giants) died Oct 7, 1925
1881 Cecil B. (Blount) DeMille, Academy Award-winning film producer, died Jan 21, 1959
1887 Erwin Schrödinger, Austrian physicist (Schrödinger's cat thought experiment) died January 4, 1961
1910 Jane Wyatt, actress (Father knows Best, Star Trek) died October 20, 2006
1911 Cantinflas (Mario Moreno Reyes), comic actor (Pepe) died Apr 20, 1993
1917 Marjorie Reynolds, actress (Gone with the Wind, The Time of Their Lives) died Feb 1, 1997
1925 Norris and Ross McWhirter, co-founders of the Guinness Book of Records; Ross died Nov 27, 1975, Norris died Apr 19, 2004
1926 John Derek (Derek Harris), actor/director (All the King’s Men, Exodus, Bolero) died May 22, 1998
1927 Porter Wagoner, country singer/TV Host (The Porter Wagoner Show) died October 28, 2007
1929 Buck Owens (Alvis Edgar Owens Jr.), country singer/TV Host (Hee Haw) died Mar 25, 2006
1931 William Goldman, screenwriter (Marathon Man, The Princess Bride, All the President’s Men, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid)
1932 Charlie O'Donnell, game show announcer (Wheel of Fortune)
1933 Parnelli (Rufus) Jones, Indy car racer/team owner
1935 John Cazale, Italian-American actor (Godfather series, Dog Day Afternoon) died March 12, 1978
1939 George Hamilton, actor (Love at First Bite, Zorro the Gay Blade, Evel Knievel, Doc Hollywood)
1939 Skip Caray, TV/radio baseball announcer (Atlanta Braves) died August 3, 2008
1941 Jennifer Warren, actress (Slap Shot)
1949 Mark Knopfler, guitarist/songwriter/singer (Dire Straits)
1952 Chen Kaige, Chinese film director (Farewell My Concubine, The Last Emperor)
1954 Sam J. Jones, actor (Flash Gordon)
1954 Pat Metheny, Jazz guitarist/composer
1956 Bruce Greenwood, actor (Exotica, The Sweet Hereafter)
1959 Suzanne Vega, guitarist/singer/songwriter (Luka, Tom’s Diner)
1961 Roy Hay, guitarist (Culture Club)
1962 Miss Cleo, informercial psychic
1963 Sir Mix-A-Lot, rapper (Baby Got Back)
1965 Peter Krause, actor (Sports Night, Six Feet Under)
1969 Tanita Tikaram, singer (Twist in My Sobriety)
1971 Pete Sampras, tennis champion
1971 Michael Ian Black, actor (Ed)
1971 Yvette Nicole Brown, actress (That's So Raven)
1972 Rebecca Gayheart, actress (Jawbreaker, Dead Like Me)
1973 Todd Marchant, NHL center (NY Rangers)
1973 Richard Reid, imprisoned shoe bomber
1975 Casey Affleck, actor (Good Will Hunting)
1975 Bill Uechi, bassist (Save Ferris)
1978 Hayley Wickenheiser, Canadian women's ice hockey player
1980 Dominique Swain, actress (Lolita)
1980 Maggie Lawson, actress (Psych)

Today's Deaths in History

0030 BC Cleopatra, Egyptian Queen, commits suicide by asp at 39
1827 William Blake, English poet/artist, dies at 69
1861 Eliphalet Remington, inventor (Remington rifle) dies at 67
1948 Harry Brearley, English inventor (stainless steel) dies at 77
1964 Ian Fleming, English novelist, (James Bond) dies at 56
1982 Henry Fonda, actor (12 Angry Men, On Golden Pond) dies at 77
1988 Jean-Michel Basquiat, Haitian-American artist, dies at 27
1990 B. Kliban, cartoonist (Cats) dies at 55
1997 Luther Allison, blues guitarist, dies at 57
2000 Loretta Young, actress (The Bishop's Wife) dies at 87
2002 Enos Slaughter, Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder (St Louis Cardinals, NY Yankees) dies at 86
2007 Merv Griffin, TV mogul (talk shows, game shows) dies at 82
2007 Mike Wieringo, comic book artist (The Flash, Fantastic Four) dies at 44

Today in History

1833 The city of Chicago was founded.
1851 Isaac Singer was granted a patent on his sewing machine.
1898 The peace protocol ending the Spanish-American War was signed.
1898 The Hawai'ian flag was lowered from Iolani Palace in an elaborate annexation ceremony and replaced with the American flag to signify the transfer of sovereignty from the Republic of Hawai'i to the United States.
1943 The first Philadelphia Experiment test allegedly took place the USS Eldridge.
1944 Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., eldest son of Joseph and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, was killed when an explosives-laden Navy plane blew up over England during World War II.
1953 The Soviet atomic bomb project continued with the detonation of Joe 4, the first Soviet thermonuclear weapon.
1960 The first balloon satellite, Echo 1, was launched by the United States from Cape Canaveral, Fla.
1964 South Africa was banned from the Olympic Games due to the country's racist policies.
1966 John Lennon apologized at a news conference in Chicago for saying "the Beatles are more popular than Jesus."
1977 The space shuttle Enterprise passed its first solo flight test by taking off atop a Boeing 747, separating and then touching down in California's Mojave Desert.
1981 The IBM Personal Computer was released.
1985 A crippled Japan Air Lines Boeing 747 on a domestic flight crashed into a mountain, killing 520 people.
1992 Canada, Mexico, and the United States announced completion of negotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
1994 Major League Baseball players went on strike, forcing the cancellation of the 1994 World Series.
1998 Swiss banks agreed to pay $1.25 billion as restitution to Holocaust survivors to settle claims for their assets.
2000 The Oscar-class submarine K-141 Kursk of the Russian Navy exploded and sank in the Barents Sea during a military exercise.
2004 New Jersey Gov. James E. McGreevey announced his resignation and proclaimed himself "a gay American."
2004 The California Supreme Court voided the nearly 4,000 same-sex marriages sanctioned in San Francisco earlier in the year.
2005 An F1 tornado struck Glen Cove, New York, a rare event on Long Island.
2007 A gunman opened fire in the sanctuary of a southwest Missouri church, killing a pastor and two worshippers; Eiken Elam Saimon was sentenced to three life sentences without parole.
2008 Declaring "the aggressor has been punished," the Kremlin ordered a halt to Russia's devastating assault on Georgia – five days of air and ground attacks that had left homes in smoldering ruins and uprooted 100,000 people.

Chart Toppers

1947
Peg o’ My Heart - The Harmonicats
I Wonder, I Wonder, I Wonder - Eddy Howard
Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba - Perry Como
Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) - Tex Williams

1955
Rock Around the Clock - Bill Haley & His Comets
Ain’t that a Shame - Fats Domino
Learnin’ the Blues - Frank Sinatra
I Don’t Care - Webb Pierce

1963
Fingertips - Pt 2 - Little Stevie Wonder
Wipe Out - The Surfaris
(You’re the) Devil in Disguise - Elvis Presley
Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash

1971
How Can You Mend a Broken Heart - The Bee Gees
Take Me Home, Country Roads - John Denver
Beginnings/Colour My World - Chicago
I’m Just Me - Charley Pride

1979
Bad Girls - Donna Summer
Good Times - Chic
The Main Event/Fight - Barbra Streisand
Suspicions - Eddie Rabbitt

1987
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For - U2
I Want Your Sex - George Michael
Heart and Soul - T’Pau
One Promise Too Late - Reba McEntire

quote of the Day

Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
R. Buckminster Fuller, architect & engineer (1895 - 1983)




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