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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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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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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.
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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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When they discover the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to discover they are not it.
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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

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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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When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to laugh at him.
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Toy Soldiers - Martika
Express Yourself - Madonna
Batdance - Prince
What’s Going on in Your World - George Strait


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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

Quote of the Day

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

Quote of the Day

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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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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Today's Birthdays

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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Steven Wright (1955 - )



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Today in History - Aug 4th

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

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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

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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

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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 in History - Aug 8th

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'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.

Quote of the Day

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

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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

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Today in History - Aug 13th

Today's Birthdays

1860 Annie Oakley, sharpshooter (Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show) died Nov 3, 1926
1895 Bert Lahr (Irving Lahrheim), actor (The Wizard of Oz) died Dec 4, 1967
1899 Alfred Hitchcock, director (Psycho, Vertigo, The Birds) died Apr 29, 1980
1912 Ben Hogan, golf champion, died July 25, 1997
1920 Neville Brand, soldier/actor (Stalag 17, Birdman of Alcatraz) died Apr 16, 1992
1926 Fidel Castro (Ruz), Cuban dictator
1929 Pat Harrington, comedian/actor (One Day at a Time)
1930 Don Ho, singer/entertainer (Tiny Bubbles) died April 14, 2007
1933 Joycelyn Elders, former Surgeon General
1944 Kevin Tighe, actor (Emergency, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Roadhouse)
1949 Cliff Fish, bassist (Paper Lace)
1949 Bobby Clarke, Hockey Hall of Fame player/coach/GM (Philadelphia Flyers)
1951 Dan Fogelberg, folk/rock singer (Part of the Plan, Run for the Roses) died December 16, 2007
1952 Herb Ritts, glamour photographer, died Dec 26, 2002
1955 Paul Greengrass, film director (United 93)
1958 Feargal Sharkey, singer (The Undertones)
1959 Danny Bonaduce, actor (The Partridge Family)
1962 John Slattery, actor (Mad Men)
1967 Quinn Cummings, actress (The Goodbye Girl)
1969 Midori Ito, Japanese figure skater
1974 Sam Endicott, singer (The Bravery)

Today's Deaths in History

1910 Florence Nightingale, English nurse/humanitarian, dies at 90
1946 H. G. Wells, English writer (War of the Worlds, The Time Machine) dies at 79
1982 Joe Tex, singer/songwriter (I Gotcha!) dies at 49
1989 Tim Richmond, NASCAR driver, dies at 34 of AIDS
1991 Jack Ryan, toy designer (Barbie) dies at 64
1995 Mickey Mantle, Baseball Hall of Famer (NY Yankees) dies of liver cancer at 63
2004 Julia Child, chef/television personality, dies at 91
2007 Brooke Astor, philanthropist, dies at 105
2007 Phil Rizzuto, Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop/broadcaster, dies at 89
2009 Les Paul, virtuoso guitarist, dies at 94

Today in History

1521 Spanish conqueror Hernando Cortez captured present-day Mexico City from the Aztecs.
1704 The Battle of Blenheim was fought during the War of the Spanish Succession, resulting in a victory for English and Austrian forces.
1889 German Ferdinand von Zeppelin patented his "Navigable Balloon."
1913 Harry Brearley invented stainless steel.
1918 Opha Mae Johnson became the first woman to enlist in the United States Marine Corps.
1932 Adolf Hitler rejected the post of vice-chancellor of Germany, saying he was prepared to hold out "for all or nothing."
1934 The comic strip Li'l Abner by Al Capp made its debut.
1942 Walt Disney's animated feature Bambi premiered at Radio City Music Hall in New York.
1960 The first two-way telephone conversation by satellite took place with the help of Echo 1, a balloon satellite.
1961 Berlin was divided as East Germany sealed off the border between the city's eastern and western sectors in order to halt the flight of refugees.
1979 The roof of the incomplete Rosemont Horizon near Chicago, Illinois collapsed, killing 5 workers and injuring 16.
1981 President Ronald Reagan signed a historic package of tax and budget reductions.
2003 Libya agreed to set up a $2.7 billion fund for families of 270 people killed in the 1988 Pan Am bombing.
2004 The 28th summer Olympic games opened in Athens.
2007 President Bush's political strategist, Karl Rove, announced his resignation.
2008 Michael Phelps set the Olympic record for most the gold medals won by an individual in Olympic history with his win in the men's 200m butterfly.

Chart Toppers

1948
It’s Magic - Doris Day
Woody Woodpecker Song - The Kay Kyser Orchestra (vocal: Gloria Wood & the Campus Kids)
A Tree in the Meadow - Margaret Whiting
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
Everybody Loves Somebody - Dean Martin
Where Did Our Love Go - The Supremes
Dang Me - Roger Miller

1972
Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O’Sullivan
Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl) - Looking Glass
(If Loving You is Wrong) I Don’t Want to Be Right - Luther Ingram
Bless Your Heart - Freddie Hart & the Heartbeats

1980
Magic - Olivia Newton-John
Take Your Time (Do It Right) - The S.O.S. Band
Sailing - Christopher Cross
Stand by Me - Mickey Gilley

1988
Roll with It - Steve Winwood
Hands to Heaven - Breathe
Make Me Lose Control - Eric Carmen
Don’t Close Your Eyes - Keith Whitley

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You know you're getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you're down there.
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Today in History - Aug 14th

Today's Birthdays

1851 Doc Holliday, gambler/gunslinger/dentist (Gunfight at the OK Corral) died Nov 8, 1887
1863 Ernest Thayer, author (Casey at the Bat) died in 1940
1881 Francis Ford, actor (The Quiet man) died September 5, 1953
1916 Wellington Mara, Co-Owner (New York Giants) died Oct 25, 2005
1926 Alice Ghostley, actress (Bewitched, To Kill a Mockingbird) died September 21, 2007
1940 Dash Crofts, drummer/mandolin/keyboards (Seals & Crofts)
1941 David Crosby, guitarist/songwriter/singer (The Byrds, Crosby Stills Nash & Young)
1943 Jimmy Johnson, NFL coach (Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins)
1945 Steve Martin, comedy writer/comedian/actor (Roxanne, The Jerk, Three Amigos, Planes Trains & Automobiles, Saturday Night Live)
1945 Wim Wenders, German-born film director (The Goalkeeper's Fear of the Penalty)
1946 Antonio Fargas, actor (Car Wash, Shaft, Starsky and Hutch)
1946 Larry Graham, bassist/singer (Sly and the Family Stone, Graham Central Station)
1946 Susan Saint James, actress (McMillan and Wife, Kate and Allie, Love at First Bite)
1947 Danielle Steel, author (Vanished, Daddy, The Ring, Secrets, Going Home)
1950 Gary Larson, cartoonist (The Far Side)
1950 Terry Adams, blues/rock singer/guitarist (NRBQ)
1954 Mark "The Bird" Fidrych, MLB pitcher (Detroit Tigers) died April 13, 2009
1959 Magic (Earvin Jr.) Johnson, NBA Hall of Famer (LA Lakers)
1959 Marcia Gay Harden, actress (Meet Joe Black, Space Cowboys)
1960 Sarah Brightman, operatic singer
1961 Susan Olsen, actress (The Brady Bunch)
1963 Emmanuelle Beart, actress (Mission Impossible)
1966 Halle Berry, actress (Monster’s Ball, Boomerang, Bulworth, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, X-Men series)
1968 Catherine Bell, actress (JAG, Army Wives)
1970 Kevin Cadogan, guitarist (Third Eye Blind)
1974 Christopher Gorham, actor (Ugly Betty)
1974 Ana Matronic, singer (Scissor Sisters)
1981 Julius Jones, NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys, Seattle Seahawks)
1983 Mila Kunis, actress (That 70's Show)
1987 Tim Tebow, Heisman trophy-winning football player (Florida)

Today's Deaths in History

1951 William Randolph Hearst, newspaper publisher, dies at 88
1956 Bertolt Brecht, German dramatist, dies at age 58
1964 Johnny Burnette, rockabilly singer, dies at 30
1972 Oscar Levant, actor/pianist (An American in Paris) dies at 65
1980 Dorothy Stratten, actress/model/playmate (Playmate of the Year 1980) is murdered at 20
1988 Enzo Ferrari, Italian car maker, dies at 90
1992 Tony Williams, R&B singer (The Platters) dies at 64
1999 Pee Wee Reese, MLB All-Star shortstop (Brooklyn/LA Dodgers) dies at 81
2002 Dave Williams, singer (Drowning Pool) dies at 30
2006 Bruno Kirby, actor (Good Morning Vietnam, When Harry Met Sally, City Slickers) dies at 57

Today in History

1848 The Oregon Territory was established.
1900 International forces, including U.S. Marines, entered Beijing to put down the Boxer Rebellion, which was aimed at purging China of foreigners.
1917 China declared war on Germany and Austria during World War I.
1935 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law, creating unemployment insurance and pension plans for the elderly.
1941 President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill issued the Atlantic Charter, a statement of principles that renounced aggression.
1945 President Harry S. Truman announced that Japan had surrendered unconditionally, ending World War II.
1947 Pakistan became independent of British rule.
1969 British troops arrived in Northern Ireland to intervene in sectarian violence between Protestants and Roman Catholics.
1973 U.S. bombing of Cambodia came to a halt.
1980 Workers went on strike at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdansk, Poland, a job action that resulted in the creation of the Solidarity labor movement.
1980 President Jimmy Carter and Vice President Walter Mondale were nominated for a second term at the Democratic National Convention in New York.
1994 Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, the terrorist known as "Carlos the Jackal," was captured.
1996 The Republican National Convention in San Diego nominated Bob Dole for president and Jack Kemp for vice president.
1997 An unrepentant Timothy McVeigh was sentenced to death for the Oklahoma City bombing.
2003 A blackout hit the northeastern United States and part of Canada; 50 million people lost power.
2006 Israel halted its offensive against Hezbollah guerrillas as a U.N.-imposed cease-fire went into effect after a month of warfare that killed more than 900 people.
2007 Toy company Mattel recalled 18.6 million lead-tainted, Chinese-made toys worldwide.
2008 President George W. Bush signed consumer-safety legislation that banned lead from children's toys.

Chart Toppers

1949
Some Enchanted Evening - Perry Como
Bali Ha’i - Perry Como
Again - Doris Day
I’m Throwing Rice (At the Girl that I Love) - Eddy Arnold

1957
(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear - Elvis Presley
Love Letters in the Sand - Pat Boone
Tammy - Debbie Reynolds
Bye Bye Love - The Everly Brothers

1965
I Got You Babe - Sonny & Cher
Save Your Heart for Me - Gary Lewis & the Playboys
Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers
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
Brother Louie - Stories
Trip to Heaven - Freddie Hart & the Heartbeats

1981
Jessie’s Girl - Rick Springfield
Endless Love - Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
Theme from "Greatest American Hero" (Believe It or Not) - Joey Scarbury
Too Many Lovers - Crystal Gayle

1989
Right Here Waiting - Richard Marx
On Our Own - Bobby Brown
Once Bitten Twice Shy - Great White
Timber, I’m Falling in Love - Patty Loveless

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Today in History - Aug 15th

Today's Birthdays

1769 Napoleon Bonaparte, emperor of France, died May 5, 1821
1771 Sir Walter Scott, writer (Ivanhoe) died Sep 21, 1832
1859 Charles Comiskey, baseball owner (Chicago White Sox) died Oct 26, 1931
1879 Ethel Barrymore, actress (None But the Lonely Heart) died June 18, 1959
1885 Edna Ferber, novelist (Show Boat, Cimarron, Giant) died Apr 16, 1968
1912 Julia Child (McWilliams), Culinary Institute of America Hall of Fame chef/author/TV host (Dinner with Julia) died Aug 12, 2004
1912 Dame Wendy Hiller, actress (Murder on the Orient Express) died May 14, 2003
1923 Rose Marie (Mazetta), comedienne/actress (The Dick Van Dyke Show)
1925 Mike Connors (Krekor Ohanian), actor (Mannix)
1925 Bill Pinkney, bassist (The Drifters) died July 4, 2007
1933 Bobby Helms, singer (Jingle Bell Rock) died June 19, 1997
1936 Pat Priest, actress (The Munsters)
1938 Stephen Breyer, Supreme Court Justice
1942 Peter York, drummer (Spencer Davis Group)
1945 Gene Upshaw, NFL Hall of fame guard (Oakland Raiders) died August 20, 2008
1946 Jimmy Webb, songwriter (Up, Up and Away, MacArthur Park, Wichita Lineman)
1948 Tom Johnston, singer.musician (The Doobie Brothers)
1950 Princess Anne (Mountbatten), daughter Queen Elizabeth II
1951 Bobby Caldwell, singer/musician (What You Won't Do for Love)
1958 Craig MacTavish, NHL center (NY Rangers)
1961 Matt Johnson, guitarist/singer (The The)
1963 Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, director (Babel)
1964 Debi Mazar, actress (So I Married an Axe Murderer, Entourage)
1967 Peter Hermann, actor/Mr. Mariska Hargitay (United 93)
1968 Debra Messing, actress (Will & Grace, The Mothman Prophecies)
1970 Anthony Anderson, actor (Barbershop, Transformers)
1972 Ben Affleck, actor (Pearl Harbor, Good Will Hunting, Armageddon)
1974 Natasha Henstridge, actress (Species, The Whole Nine Yards series)
1978 Kerri Walsh, beach volleyball champion
1989 Joe Jonas, singer (Jonas Brothers)

Today's Deaths in History

1935 Wiley Post, pilot/inventor (pressure suit) dies in an airplane crash at 36
1935 Will Rogers, humorist/actor, dies in an airplane crash at 55
1959 Blind Willie McTell, blues singer, dies at 61
1975 Clay Shaw, John F. Kennedy assassination investigator, dies at 61
1995 John Cameron Swayze, journalist/spokesperson (Timex watches) dies at 89
2007 John Gofman, Manhattan Project scientist, dies at 88
2008 Jerry Wexler, music producer (coined the term "Rhythm & Blues") dies at 91

Today in History

1057 Macbeth, the King of Scotland, was slain by the son of King Duncan.
1824 Freed American slaves founded Liberia.
1843 The Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace in Honolulu, Hawaii was dedicated; now the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu, it is the oldest Roman Catholic cathedral in continuous use in the United States.
1843 Tivoli Gardens, one of the oldest still intact amusement parks in the world, opened in Copenhagen, Denmark.
1935 Humorist Will Rogers and aviator Wiley Post were killed when their airplane crashed near Point Barrow, Alaska.
1939 The Wizard of Oz premiered at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
1940 An Italian submarine torpedoed and sank the Greek cruiser Elli at Tinos harbour during peacetime, marking the most serious Italian provocation prior to the outbreak of the Greco-Italian War in October.
1944 Allied forces landed in southern France during World War II.
1945 The Allies proclaimed V-J Day, one day after Japan agreed to surrender unconditionally.
1947 India became independent after some 200 years of British rule.
1948 The Republic of Korea (South Korea) was proclaimed.
1965 The Beatles played to nearly 60,000 fans at Shea Stadium in New York City, in an event later seen as marking the birth of stadium rock.
1969 The Woodstock Music and Art Fair opened in upstate New York.
1971 President Richard M. Nixon announced a 90-day freeze on wages, prices and rents.
1995 In South Carolina, Shannon Faulkner became the first female cadet matriculated at The Citadel; she dropped out less than a week later.
1998 A car bomb in Omagh, Northern Ireland, killed 29 people and injured 370; it was the single deadliest act of violence in 30 years of sectarian violence in Northern Ireland.
2000 One hundred people from North Korea arrived in South Korea for temporary reunions with relatives they had not seen for half a century; 100 South Koreans visited the North.
2001 Astronomers announced the discovery of the first solar system outside our own - two planets orbiting a star in the Big Dipper.
2006 Israel began withdrawing its forces from southern Lebanon.
2007 A magnitude-8 earthquake in Peru's southern desert killed at least 540 people.
2008 Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili grudgingly signed a U.S.-backed truce with Russia, even as he denounced the Russians as invading barbarians and accused the West of all but encouraging them to overrun his country.

Chart Toppers

1950
Mona Lisa - Nat King Cole
I Wanna Be Loved - The Andrews Sisters
Sam’s Song - Bing & Gary Crosby
I’m Moving On - Hank Snow

1958
Poor Little Fool - Ricky Nelson
Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare) - Domenico Modugno
My True Love - Jack Scott
Alone with You - Faron Young

1966
Summer in the City - The Lovin’ Spoonful
They’re Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa! - Napoleon XIV
Sunny - Bobby Hebb
Almost Persuaded - David Houston

1974
Feel like Makin’ Love - Roberta Flack
The Night Chicago Died - Paper Lace
Please Come to Boston - Dave Loggins
Rub It In - Billy "Crash" Craddock

1982
Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
Hurts So Good - John Cougar
Abracadabra - The Steve Miller Band
I’m Gonna Hire a Wino to Decorate Our Home - David Frizzell

1990
Vision of Love - Mariah Carey
The Power - Snap!
If Wishes Came True - Sweet Sensation

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Today in History - Aug 16th

Today's Birthdays

1888 T.E. Lawrence, British soldier (Lawrence of Arabia) died May 19, 1935
1894 George Meany, labor leader (American Federation of Labor) died Jan 10, 1980
1913 Menachem Begin, 6th Prime Minister of Israel, died Mar 9, 1992
1924 Fess Parker, singer/actor (Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett)
1930 Robert Culp, actor (I Spy, Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice)
1930 Frank Gifford, College/Pro Football Hall of Famer/sportscaster (New York Giants)
1932 Eydie Gorme (Edith Gormezano), singer (Blame it on the Bossa Nova)
1933 Julie Newmar (Newmeyer), actress (Batman)
1942 Robert Lester, R&B singer (The Chi-Lites)
1945 Bob Balaban, actor (Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Ghost World)
1946 Lesley Ann Warren, actress (Portrait of a Showgirl, Portrait of a Stripper)
1948 Barry Hay, singer (Golden Earring)
1949 Scott Asheton, drummer (The Stooges)
1951 Richard Hunt, muppeteer (Janice, Beaker, Statler) died Jan 7, 1992
1952 Reginald VelJohnson, actor (Die Hard series, Family Matters)
1953 Kathie Lee Gifford (Kathryn Lee Epstein), talk show host (Live with Regis and Kathie Lee)
1953 James ‘J.T.’ Taylor, singer (Kool and the Gang)
1954 James Cameron, director (The Terminator series, Aliens, The Abyss, True Lies)
1955 Jeff Perry, actor (Grey's Anatomy)
1957 Tim Farriss, guitarist (INXS)
1958 Angela Bassett, actress (Waiting to Exhale, What’s Love Got to Do with It)
1958 Madonna (Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone), singer (Material Girl)
1959 Laura Innes, actress (ER, Wings)
1960 Timothy Hutton, actor (Taps, Ordinary People, Falcon and the Snowman)
1963 Steve Carell, actor (The Office, Anchorman, The 40-Year Old Virgin)
1968 Andy Milder, actor (Weeds)
1970 Bonnie Bernstein, sportscaster (ESPN)
1978 leetchie69, board member
1980 Vanessa Carlton, singer (1000 Miles)
1980 Robert Hardy, bassist (Franz Ferdinand)
1982 Cam Gigandet, actor (Twilight)
1988 Rumer Willis, actress/daughter of Bruce Willis & Demi Moore

Today's Deaths in History

1705 Jakob Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician/scientist (Bernoulli numbers) dies at 50
1888 John Pemberton, druggist/inventor (Coca-Cola) dies at 57
1899 Robert Wilhelm Bunsen, German chemist (Bunsen Burner) dies at 88
1938 Robert Johnson, blues singer/guitarist/Rock and Roll Hall of Famer (Crossroads) dies at 27
1948 Babe Ruth, Baseball Hall of Famer, dies at 53
1949 Margaret Mitchell, novelist (Gone with the Wind) dies at 48
1956 Bela Lugosi, Hungarian actor (Dracula) dies at 73
1977 Elvis Presley, 'The King of Rock and Roll,' dies at 42
1989 Amanda Blake, actress (Gunsmoke) dies at 60
1993 Stewart Granger, British film actor (The Hound of the Baskervilles) dies at 80
2002 Abu Nidal, Palestinian terrorist (Fatah) is killed at 65
2003 Idi Amin, former dictator (Uganda) dies at 77
2005 Joe Ranft, animator (Pixar) dies at 45
2007 Max Roach, jazz percussionist/drummer/composer, dies at 83
2008 Elena Leuṣtean, Romanian gymnast (Olympic medalist) dies at 73

Today in History

1777 American forces won the Revolutionary War Battle of Bennington, Vt.
1812 Detroit fell to British and Indian forces in the War of 1812.
1829 Chang and Eng, a pair of conjoined twins from Siam, arrived in Boston to be exhibited to the Western world; the term Siamese twins became a common phrase for conjoined twins.
1858 A telegraphed message from Britain's Queen Victoria to President James Buchanan was transmitted over the recently laid trans-Atlantic cable.
1861 President Abraham Lincoln prohibited the states of the Union from trading with the seceding states of the Confederacy.
1920 Ray Chapman of the Cleveland Indians was hit in the head by a fastball thrown by Carl Mays of the New York Yankees, and died early the next day.
1948 Baseball Hall of Famer Babe Ruth died at 53.
1954 Sports Illustrated was first published by Time Inc.
1956 Adlai E. Stevenson was nominated for president at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
1960 Britain granted independence to Cyprus.
1960 Joseph Kittinger parachuted from a balloon over New Mexico at 102,800 feet, setting three records that still stand today: High-altitude jump, free-fall, and highest speed by a human without an aircraft.
1962 Pete Best was replaced by Ringo Starr as drummer for The Beatles.
1977 Elvis Presley died at Graceland Mansion in Memphis, Tenn., at 42.
1987 Northwest Airlines Flight 255 crashed while trying to take off from a Detroit airport, killing 156 people; the sole survivor was a 4-year-old girl.
1987 Thousands of people worldwide began a two-day celebration of the "harmonic convergence," which believers called the start of a new, purer age of humankind.
1988 Vice President George H.W. Bush tapped Indiana Sen. Dan Quayle to be his running mate on the Republican ticket.
1989 A solar flare created a geomagnetic storm that affected micro chips, leading to a halt of all trading on Toronto's stock market.
2000 Delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles nominated Vice President Al Gore for president.
2002 Terrorist mastermind Abu Nidal was found shot to death in Baghdad, Iraq.
2003 Rep. Bill Janklow, R-S.D., was involved in an accident that killed a motorcyclist in South Dakota; he was convicted of manslaughter and resigned from Congress.
2003 Idi Amin, the former dictator of Uganda, died in Saudi Arabia.
2006 A man was arrested in Thailand as a suspect in the slaying of child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey. However, his confession was later discredited.
2007 Jose Padilla, a U.S. citizen held for 3-1/2 years as an enemy combatant, was convicted in Miami of helping Islamic extremists and plotting overseas attacks; he was sentenced to 17 years, four months in prison.
2008 Michael Phelps won the 100-meter butterfly by a hundredth of a second for his seventh gold medal of the Beijing Olympics, tying Mark Spitz's 1972 record.
2008 Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and actress Portia de Rossi were married at their Beverly Hills, Calif., home.

Chart Toppers

1951
Too Young - Nat King Cole
Come on-a My House - Rosemary Clooney
My Truly, Truly Fair - Guy Mitchell
Hey, Good Lookin’ - Hank Williams

1959
A Big Hunk o’ Love - Elvis Presley
My Heart is an Open Book - Carl Dobkins, Jr.
There Goes My Baby - The Drifters
Waterloo - Stonewall Jackson

1967
Light My Fire - The Doors
All You Need is Love - The Beatles
Pleasant Valley Sunday - The Monkees
I’ll Never Find Another You - Sonny James

1975
Jive Talkin’ - Bee Gees
One of These Nights - Eagles
Someone Saved My Life Tonight - Elton John
Wasted Days and Wasted Nights - Freddy Fender

1983
Every Breath You Take - The Police
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Eurythmics
She Works Hard for the Money - Donna Summer
He’s a Heartache (Looking for a Place to Happen) - Janie Fricke

1991
(Everything I Do) I Do It for You - Bryan Adams
P.A.S.S.I.O.N. - Rythm Syndicate
Every Heartbeat - Amy Grant
She’s in Love with the Boy - Trisha Yearwood

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Today in History - Aug 17th

Today's Birthdays

1786 Davy Crockett, frontiersman/soldier, killed Mar 6, 1836 at the Alamo
1882 Samuel Goldwyn, movie pioneer/producer (MGM) died Jan 31, 1974
1893 Mae West, actress (I’m No Angel, Diamond Lil) died Nov 22, 1980
1920 Maureen O’Hara, actress (Miracle on 34th Street, How Green was My Valley, The Quiet Man)
1929 Francis Gary Powers, spy plane pilot (U-2) killed in helicopter crash Aug 1, 1977
1933 Mark Dinning, singer (Teen Angel) died Mar 22, 1986
1939 Luther Allison, blues guitarist, died Aug 12, 1997
1943 Robert DeNiro, actor/director (Raging Bull, The Deer Hunter, The Untouchables, Taxi Driver, A Bronx Tale)
1947 Gary Talley, guitarist (The Box Tops)
1949 Sib Hashian, drummer (Boston)
1953 Kevin Rowland, guitarist/singer (Dexy’s Midnight Runners)
1955 Colin Moulding, songwriter/singer/bassist (XTC)
1958 Belinda Carlisle, guitarist/singer (The Go-Go’s)
1959 David Koresh, cult leader (Branch Davidians) died Apr 19, 1993
1960 Sean Penn, actor (Mystic River, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Casualties of War, Colors, Dead Man Walking)
1962 Gilby Clarke, guitarist (Guns N' Roses)
1963 Jon Gruden, former NFL head coach (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
1964 Maria McKee, singer (Lone Justice)
1965 Steve Gorman, drummer (The Black Crowes)
1966 Jill Cunniff, bassist/singer (Luscious Jackson)
1967 David Conrad, actor (The Ghost Whisperer)
1969 Posdnuos, rapper (De La Soul)
1969 Donnie Wahlberg, singer/actor (New Kids on the Block; Kill Point)
1970 Jim Courier, Tennis Hall of Famer
1974 Tony Hajjar, drummer (At the Drive-In, Sparta)
1980 Shannon Lucio, actress (The O.C.)

Today's Deaths in History

1896 Bridget Driscoll, world's first automobile fatality, dies at 44
1940 Billy Fiske, Olympic bobsledder/pilot, is killed at 29 in the Battle of Britain
1962 Peter Fechter, killed at 18 trying to cross the Berlin Wall
1973 Paul Williams, R&B singer (The Temptations) dies at 34
1979 Vivian Vance, actress (I Love Lucy) dies at 70
1983 Ira Gershwin, lyricist (Porgy and Bess) dies at 86
1987 Rudolf Hess, Nazi deputy, dies in Spandau Prison at 93
1990 Pearl Bailey, singer/actress, dies at 72
1995 Howard Koch, screenwriter (Casablanca) dies at 92
2007 Eddie Griffin, NBA forward/center (Minnesota Timberwolves) dies in a car crash at 25

Today in History

1807 Robert Fulton's first American steamboat left New York City for Albany on the Hudson River, inaugurating the first commercial steamboat service in the world.
1896 A prospecting party discovered gold in Alaska, a finding that touched off the Klondike gold rush.
1915 A mob in Cobb County, Ga., lynched Jewish businessman Leo Frank, whose death sentence for the murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan had been commuted to life imprisonment.
1942 U.S. Marines raided the Japanese-held Pacific island of Makin (Butaritari); Sgt Clyde Thomason was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in that raid, becoming the first enlisted Marine Medal of Honor recipient of WWII.
1943 The Allied conquest of Sicily was completed as U.S. and British forces entered Messina.
1945 Indonesian nationalists declared independence from the Netherlands.
1948 Former State Department official Alger Hiss faced his chief accuser, Whittaker Chambers, during a closed-door meeting of the House Un-American Activities Committee in New York; Hiss repeated his denial that he'd ever been a Communist agent.
1959 Miles Davis' Kind of Blue, the much acclaimed and highly influential best selling jazz recording of all time, was released.
1962 East German border guards shot and mortally wounded 18-year-old Peter Fechter, who had attempted to cross over the Berlin Wall into the western sector.
1969 Hurricane Camille slammed into the Gulf Coast, killing 248 people.
1980 Azaria Chamberlain disappeared, likely taken by a dingo, leading to what was then the most publicised trial in Australian history (A Cry in the Dark).
1982 The first Compact Discs (CDs) were released to the public in Germany.
1987 Rudolf Hess, the last member of Adolf Hitler's inner circle, died at Spandau prison in West Berlin at age 93, having apparently committed suicide by strangling himself with an electrical cord; he had been the only inmate at Spandau for 21 years.
1992 Actor-director Woody Allen admitted being romantically involved with Soon-Yi Previn, the adopted daughter of his longtime companion, actress Mia Farrow.
1998 President Bill Clinton underwent grand jury questioning in the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
1998 Russia devalued the ruble.
2000 The Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles nominated Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman for vice president.
2002 Pope John Paul II arrived in Krakow, Poland, for the ninth and final visit to his native country during his papacy.
2005 Israeli security forces began the forcible removal of Jews from four settlements in the Gaza Strip.
2008 Michael Phelps and three teammates won the 400-meter medley relay for Phelps' record-breaking eighth gold medal at the Beijing Olympics.

Chart Toppers

1944
I’ll Be Seeing You - Bing Crosby
Amor - Bing Crosby
Milkman, Keep Those Bottles Quiet - Ella Mae Morse
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
Half as Much - Rosemary Clooney
A Full Time Job - Eddy Arnold

1960
It’s Now or Never - Elvis Presley
Walk--Don’t Run - The Ventures
Walking to New Orleans - Fats Domino
Please Help Me, I’m Falling - Hank Locklin

1968
People Got to Be Free - The Rascals
Born to Be Wild - Steppenwolf
Light My Fire - Jose Feliciano
Heaven Says Hello - Sonny James

1976
Don’t Go Breaking My Heart - Elton John & Kiki Dee
You Should Be Dancing - Bee Gees
Let ’Em In -Wings
Say It Again - Don Williams

1984
Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr.
What’s Love Got to Do with It - Tina Turner
State of Shock - Jacksons
That’s the Thing About Love - Don Williams

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Today in History - Aug 18th

Today's Birthdays

1750 Antonio Salieri, Italian composer, died May 7, 1825
1774 Meriwether Lewis, explorer (Lewis and Clark) died of gunshot wounds Oct 11, 1809
1904 Max Factor Jr., cosmetics mogul, died June 7, 1996
1917 Caspar W. Weinberger, 15th U.S. Secretary of Defense, died Mar 28, 2006
1920 Shelley Winters, actress (The Poseidon Adventure, A Place in the Sun) died Jan 14, 2006
1927 Rosalynn Carter (Smith), former First Lady (wife of 39th President, Jimmy Carter)
1933 Roman Polanski, director (Rosemary’s Baby, Chinatown, MacBeth)
1934 Roberto Clemente, Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder (Pittsburgh Pirates) killed in plane crash Dec 31, 1972
1937 Robert Redford, actor/director (All the President’s Men, Quiz Show, The Sting, Sneakers, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Natural)
1939 Johnny Preston, singer (Running Bear, Cradle of Love)
1943 Martin Mull, comedian/actor (Mary Hartman Mary Hartman, Mr. Mom)
1950 Dennis Elliott, drummer (Foreigner)
1952 Patrick Swayze, dancer/actor (Dirty Dancing, Ghost, Red Dawn, Point Break, Roadhouse)
1957 Ron Strykert, guitarist (Men at Work)
1957 Denis Leary, actor/comedian (The Ref, Rescue Me)
1957 Carole Bouquet, French actress (For Your Eyes Only)
1958 Madeleine Stowe, actress (Unlawful Entry, The Last of the Mohicans)
1961 Bob Woodruff, broadcast journalist (ABC World News Tonight)
1964 Craig Bierko, actor (Cinderella Man)
1967 Dan Peters, drummer (Mudhoney)
1969 Edward Norton, actor (Fight Club, American History X, Keeping the Faith, Primal Fear)
1969 Christian Slater, actor (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Interview with the Vampire)
1969 Everlast, hip-hop artist
1970 Malcolm-Jamal Warner, actor (The Cosby Show, The Tuskegee Airmen)
1975 Kaitlin Olson, actress (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
1976 Dirk Lance, bassist (Incubus)
1977 Régine Chassagne, singer/musician (Arcade Fire)
1978 Andy Samberg, comedian (Saturday Night Live)
1987 Mika Boorem, actress (Blue Crush, Dawson's Creek)

Today's Deaths in History

1227 Genghis Khan, Mongol conquerer, dies at around 65
1919 Joseph E. Seagram, Canadian distillery founder (Seagram's) dies at 78
1940 Walter P. Chrysler, American automobile executive, dies at 65
1981 Anita Loos, screenwriter (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) dies at 93
1990 B.F. Skinner, psychological theorist, dies at 86
1998 Persis Khambatta, Indian actress (Star Trek: The Motion Picture) dies at 47
2003 Tony Jackson, bassist (The Searchers) dies at 65
2004 Hiram Fong, former U.S. Senator from Hawaii, dies at 97
2004 Elmer Bernstein, film score composer (Stripes, National Lampoon's Animal House) dies at 82
2007 Michael Deaver, Reagan Administration Deputy White House Chief of Staff, dies at 69
2009 Kim Dae-jung,15th President of South Korea, dies at 83
2009 Robert Novak, journalist/commentator (CNN) dies at 78

Today in History

1587 Virginia Dare became the first child of English parents to be born on American soil, on what is now Roanoke Island, N.C.
1846 U.S. forces led by Gen. Stephen W. Kearny captured Santa Fe, N.M.
1868 French astronomer Pierre Jules César Janssen discovered helium.
1877 Asaph Hall discovered the Martian moon Phobos.
1894 Congress established the Bureau of Immigration.
1909 Mayor of Tokyo Yukio Ozaki presented Washington, D.C. with 2,000 cherry trees, which President Taft decided to plant near the Potomac River.
1914 President Woodrow Wilson issued his Proclamation of Neutrality, aimed at keeping the United States out of World War I.
1917 A great fire in Thessaloniki, Greece destroyed 32% of the city, leaving 70,000 individuals homeless.
1920 The 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which guaranteed the right of women to vote, was ratified when Tennessee became the 36th state to approve it.
1938 The Thousand Islands Bridge, connecting New York State with Ontario over the St. Lawrence River, was dedicated by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
1941 Adolf Hitler ordered a temporary halt to Nazi Germany's systematic euthanasia of the mentally ill and the handicapped due to protests.
1954 Assistant Secretary of Labor James E. Wilkins became the first African-American to attend a meeting of a president's Cabinet as he sat in for Labor Secretary James P. Mitchell.
1958 The novel Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov was first published in New York by G.P. Putnam's Sons, almost three years after the book was originally published in Paris.
1963 James Meredith became the first African-American to graduate from the University of Mississippi.
1969 The Woodstock Music and Art Fair in Bethel, N.Y., concluded with a mid-morning set by Jimi Hendrix.
1971 Australia and New Zealand decided to withdraw their troops from Vietnam.
1977 Steve Biko was arrested at a police roadblock under the Terrorism Act No 83 of 1967 in King William's Town, South Africa; he would later die of the injuries sustained during this arrest, bringing attention to South Africa's apartheid policies.
1983 Hurricane Alicia slammed into the Texas coast, leaving 22 dead and causing more than $1 billion damage.
1988 Indiana Sen. Dan Quayle was nominated as George H.W. Bush's running mate during the Republican National Convention in New Orleans.
1991 Soviet hard-liners launched a coup aimed at toppling President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, who was vacationing in the Crimea.
1997 Virginia Military Institute admitted a female student for the first time in its 158-year history.
2005 A judge in Wichita, Kan., sentenced BTK serial killer Dennis Rader to 10 consecutive life terms.
2005 Pope Benedict XVI began his first foreign trip as pontiff in low-key style, returning to his German homeland.
2008 Pervez Musharraf resigned as the president of Pakistan.

Chart Toppers

1945
If I Loved You - Perry Como
I Wish I Knew - Dick Haymes
Till the End of Time - Perry Como
Oklahoma Hills - Jack Guthrie

1953
No Other Love - Perry Como
I’m Walking Behind You - Eddie Fisher
Vaya Con Dios - Les Paul & Mary Ford
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
Honky Tonk Women - The Rolling Stones
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Workin’ Man Blues - Merle Haggard

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
The Power of Love - Huey Lewis & the News
Freeway of Love - Aretha Franklin
Highwayman - Waylon Jennings/Willie Nelson/Johnny Cash/Kris Kristofferson

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The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
Aesop, Greek slave & fable author (620 BC - 560 BC)


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Today in History - Aug 19th

Today's Birthdays

1871 Orville Wright, aviation pioneer (Wright Brothers) died Jan 30, 1948
1883 Coco (Gabriel Bonheur) Chanel, fashion designer/perfume creator (Chanel #5) died Jan 10, 1971
1902 Ogden Nash, poet (nonsense rhymes) died May 19, 1971
1903 Claude (Legrand) Dauphin (Franc-Nohain), actor (Les Miserables) died Nov 16, 1978
1906 Philo Farnsworth, inventor (all-electronic television) died March 11, 1971
1915 Ring Lardner Jr. , screenwriter (M*A*S*H, Semi-Tough) died Oct 31, 2000
1919 Malcolm Forbes Sr., publishing magnate (Forbes magazine) died Feb 24, 1990
1921 Gene (Eugene Wesley) Roddenberry, creator/producer (Star Trek) died Oct 24, 1991
1931 Willie Shoemaker, jockey (record for most wins in a career: 8,833) died Oct 12, 2003
1935 Bobby (Robert Clinton) Richardson, MLB 2nd baseman (NY Yankees)
1938 Diana Muldaur, actress: (Star Trek: The Next Generation, L.A. Law)
1939 Ginger (Peter) Baker, drummer (Cream)
1940 Johnny Nash, singer (I Can See Clearly Now, Stir It Up)
1940 Jill St. John (Oppenheim), actress (Diamonds are Forever)
1942 Fred Thompson, actor/US Senator/Presidential candidate
1945 Ian Gillan, singer (Deep Purple)
1946 William Jefferson Clinton, 42nd U.S. President
1948 Gerald McRaney, actor (Simon & Simon, Major Dad)
1948 Tipper (Mary) Gore (Aitcheson), wife of former U.S. Vice President Al Gore
1951 John Deacon, bassist (Queen)
1952 Jonathan Frakes, actor (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
1955 Peter Gallagher, actor (Sex Lies and Videotape, The O.C.)
1956 Adam Arkin, actor (The West Wing, Chicago Hope)
1957 Martin Donovan, actor (Weeds, The Sentinel)
1962 Valérie Kaprisky, French actress (Breathless)
1963 John Stamos (Stamotopoulos), actor (General Hospital, Full House)
1963 Joey Tempest, singer (Europe)
1965 Kevin Dillon, actor (Platoon, A Midnight Clear, Entourage)
1965 Kyra Sedgwick, actress (Phenomenon, Something to Talk About, Heart & Souls, The Closer)
1966 Lee Ann Womack, country singer
1967 Tabitha Soren, MTV reporter
1969 Matthew Perry, actor (Friends, The Whole Nine Yards series, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip)
1973 Callum Blue, actor (Dead Like Me, The Tudors)
1975 Tracie Thoms, actress (Cold Case)
1980 Michael Todd, bassist (Coheed and Cambria)
1982 Erika Christensen, actress (Traffic, Swimfan)

Today's Deaths in History

1895 John Wesley Hardin, gunfighter, shot in the back and killed by lawman John Seldon at 42
1976 Alastair Sim, Scottish actor/rector of Edinburgh University (Scrooge) dies at 75
1977 Groucho Marx, comedia/actor/TV host (Marx Brothers, You Bet Your Life) dies at 86
1979 Dorsey Burnette, rockabilly singer (The Rock and Roll Trio) dies at 46
1994 Linus Pauling, Nobel chemist (chemical bonds) dies at 93
2001 Betty Everett, singer/pianist (The Shoop Shoop Song-It's in His Kiss) dies at 61
2008 LeRoi Moore, saxophonist (Dave Matthews Band) dies at
2009 Don Hewitt, television news producer/director (60 Minutes) dies at 86

Today in History

1692 In Salem, Massachusetts, Province of Massachusetts Bay, five people (one woman and four men) including a clergyman were executed after being convicted of witchcraft.
1812 The USS Constitution defeated the British frigate Guerriere east of Nova Scotia during the War of 1812.
1929 The comedy Amos 'n' Andy made its network radio debut on NBC.
1934 A plebiscite in Germany approved the vesting of sole executive power in Adolf Hitler as Fuhrer.
1934 The first All-American Soap Box Derby was held in Dayton, Ohio.
1942 About 6,000 Canadian and British soldiers launched a disastrous raid against the Germans at Dieppe, France, suffering about 50 percent casualties.
1945 The Viet Minh, led by Ho Chi Minh, took power in Hanoi, Vietnam.
1953 The CIA helped to overthrow the government of Mohammed Mossadegh in Iran and reinstated the Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
1955 Severe flooding in the Northeast caused by the remnants of Hurricane Diane claimed some 200 lives.
1960 A tribunal in Moscow convicted American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers of espionage.
1969 Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis began three days of recording sessions that yielded the album Bitches Brew.
1974 U.S. Ambassador Rodger P. Davies was fatally wounded by a bullet that penetrated the American embassy in Nicosia, Cyprus, during a protest by Greek Cypriots.
1976 President Gerald R. Ford won the Republican presidential nomination at the party's national convention in Kansas City.
1981 United States Navy F-14 Tomcat fighters intercepted and shot down two Libyan Sukhoi Su-22 fighter jets over the Gulf of Sidra.
1990 Leonard Bernstein conducted his final concert, ending with Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 7.
1994 President Bill Clinton halted the nation's three-decade open-door policy for Cuban refugees.
1996 A judge sentenced former Arkansas Gov. Jim Guy Tucker to four years' probation for his Whitewater crimes.
2003 A suicide truck bomb struck U.N. headquarters in Baghdad, killing 22, including the top U.N. envoy, Sergio Vieira de Mello.
2003 A Hamas planned suicide attack on a bus in Jerusalem killed 23 Israelis, 7 of them children.
2004 Internet search engine Google went public.
2005 A Texas jury found pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. liable for the death of a man who'd taken the once-popular painkiller Vioxx, awarding his widow $253.4 million in damages; the award was reduced to about $26 million by state caps on punitive damages.

Chart Toppers

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

1954
Sh-Boom - The Crewcuts
The Little Shoemaker - The Gaylords
Hey There - Rosemary Clooney
I Don’t Hurt Anymore - Hank Snow

1962
Breaking Up is Hard to Do - Neil Sedaka
The Loco-Motion - Little Eva
You Don’t Know Me - Ray Charles
Wolverton Mountain - Claude King

1970
(They Long to Be) Close to You - Carpenters
Make It with You - Bread
Spill the Wine - Eric Burdon & War
Don’t Keep Me Hangin’ On - Sonny James

1978
Three Times a Lady - Commodores
Grease - Frankie Valli
Miss You - The Rolling Stones
Talking in Your Sleep - Crystal Gayle

1986
Papa Don’t Preach - Madonna
Higher Love - Steve Winwood
Venus - Bananarama
You’re the Last Thing I Needed Tonight - John Schneider

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Today in History - Aug 20th

Today's Birthdays

1833 Benjamin Harrison, 23rd U.S. President, died Mar 13, 1901
1890 H.P. Lovecraft, horror/sci-fi auithor (Call of Cthulhu) died Mar 15, 1937
1918 Jacqueline Susann, author (The Valley of the Dolls) died Sep 21, 1974
1923 ‘Gentleman’ Jim Reeves, singer (I Guess I’m Crazy, Four Walls) killed in plane crash July 31, 1964
1941 Slobodan Milošević, President of Serbia and of Yugoslavia, died March 11, 2006
1942 Isaac Hayes, singer/songwriter/voice actor (Shaft; South Park) died August 10, 2008
1942 Anthony Earl Numkena, actor (Wagon Train, A Man Called Horse)
1944 Shri Rajiv Gandhi, Prime Minister of India, assassinated May 21, 1991
1946 Connie Chung (Yu-Hwa), broadcast journalist (CBS Evening News)
1947 Jim Pankow, trombonist/songwriter (Chicago)
1948 Robert Plant, singer (Led Zeppelin, Honeydrippers)
1949 Phil Lynott, Irish guitarist (Thin Lizzy) died Jan 4, 1986
1952 Doug Fieger, guitarist/singer (The Knack)
1953 Peter Horton, actor (thirtysomething)
1953 Gerry Bertier, football player/wheelchair Olympian (Remember the Titans) died March 20, 1981
1954 Al Roker, TV weatherman (The Today Show)
1956 Joan Allen, actress (Searching for Bobby Fischer, Pleasantville)
1962 Geoffrey Blake, actor (The Last Starfighter, Young Guns, Forrest Gump, Apollo 13)
1962 James Marsters, actor (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel)
1965 KRS-One, rapper/producer
1966 Dimebag Darrell, guitarist (Pantera, Damageplan) shot and killed onstage December 8, 2004
1970 Fred Durst, singer (Limp Bizkit)
1971 Jonathan Ke Quan, actor (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom)
1974 Amy Adams, actress (Enchanted, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian)
1975 Monique Powell, singer (Save Ferris)
1976 Chris Drury, NHL center (NY Rangers)
1981 Benjamin Barnes, English actor (Prince Caspian)

Today's Deaths in History

1912 William Booth, English founder of the Salvation Army, dies
1959 William "Bull" Halsey, Jr, WWII Admiral, dies at 76
2001 Kim Stanley, actress (Bus Stop, The Right Stuff) dies at 76
2006 Joe Rosenthal, Associated Press photographer (Iwo Jima flag-raising) dies at 94
2007 Larry Hartsell, martial artist/bodyguard/trainer (student of Bruce Lee) dies at 65
2007 Leona Helmsley, hotel operator/real estate investor/jailbird, dies at 87
2008 Gene Upshaw, Football Hall of Famer (Oakland Raiders) dies at 63

Today in History

1804 The Lewis and Clark Expedition, exploring the Louisiana Purchase, suffered its only death when Sergeant Charles Floyd died from acute appendicitis.
1858 Charles Darwin first published his theory of evolution in The Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, alongside Alfred Russel Wallace's same theory.
1866 President Andrew Johnson formally declared the American Civil War over.
1882 Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture debuted in Moscow.
1914 German forces occupied Brussels, Belgium, during World War I.
1918 Britain opened an offensive on the Western front during World War I.
1920 The first commercial radio station, 8MK (WWJ), began operations in Detroit, Michigan.
1938 Lou Gehrig hit his 23rd career grand slam, a record that still stands.
1940 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill paid tribute to the Royal Air Force, saying, "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few."
1953 The Soviet Union publicly acknowledged it had tested a hydrogen bomb.
1955 Hundreds of people were killed in anti-French rioting in Morocco and Algeria.
1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a nearly $1 billion anti-poverty measure.
1968 The Soviet Union and other Warsaw Pact nations invaded Czechoslovakia to crush the "Prague Spring" liberalization drive of Alexander Dubcek's regime.
1977 The United States launched Voyager 2, an unmanned spacecraft carrying a 12-inch copper phonograph record containing greetings in dozens of languages, samples of music and sounds of nature.
1986 In Edmond, Oklahoma, U.S. Postal employee Patrick Sherrill gunned down 14 of his co-workers and then committed suicide.
1991 Estonia seceded from the Soviet Union.
1992 The Republican National Convention in Houston nominated President George H.W. Bush and Vice President Dan Quayle for a second term.
1998 Retaliating for deadly embassy bombings in East Africa, the United States launched cruise missile strikes against al-Qaida training camps in Afghanistan and what was described as a chemical plant in Sudan.
1998 The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that Quebec ccould legally secede from Canada without the federal government's approval.
2002 A group of Iraqis opposed to the regime of Saddam Hussein took over the Iraqi Embassy in Berlin for five hours before releasing their hostages and surrendering.
2006 Former Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal, who had taken the iconic Iwo Jima flag-raising picture during World War II, died at age 94.
2008 Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski signed a deal to put a U.S. missile defense base in Poland.

Chart Toppers

1947
Peg o’ My Heart - The Harmonicats
I Wonder, I Wonder, I Wonder - Eddy Howard
Across the Alley from the Alamo - The Mills Brothers
Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) - Tex Williams

1955
Rock Around the Clock - Bill Haley & His Comets
Hard to Get - Gisele MacKenzie
The Yellow Rose of Texas - Mitch Miller
I Don’t Care - Webb Pierce

1963
Fingertips - Pt 2 - Little Stevie Wonder
Blowin’ in the Wind - Peter, Paul & Mary
Judy’s Turn to Cry - Lesley Gore
Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash

1971
How Can You Mend a Broken Heart - The Bee Gees
Mr. Big Stuff - Jean Knight
Take Me Home, Country Roads - John Denver
I’m Just Me - Charley Pride

1979
Good Times - Chic
My Sharona - The Knack
The Main Event/Fight - Barbra Streisand
Coca Cola Cowboy - Mel Tillis

1987
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For - U2
Who’s That Girl - Madonna
Luka - Suzanne Vega
A Long Line of Love - Michael Martin Murphy

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Today in History - Aug 21st

Hawaii Statehood Day


Today's Birthdays

1904 (William Allen) Count Basie, bandleader/composer (One O’Clock Jump, Jumpin’ at the Woodside) died Apr 26, 1984
1906 Friz Freleng, movie animator (Lonney Tunes, Merrie Melodies) died May 26, 1995
1912 Toe Blake, NHL left wing/coach (Montreal Canadiens) died May 17, 1995
1920 Christopher Robin Milne, inspiration for the Winnie-the-Pooh stories, died April 20, 1996
1923 Chris Schenkel, sportscaster (CBS Sports, ABC Sports) died Sep 11, 2005
1924 Jack Buck, sportscaster (St. Luois Cardinals) died June 18, 2002
1930 Princess Margaret Rose, sister of England’s Queen Elizabeth II, died Feb 9, 2002
1932 Melvin Van Peebles, screenwriter/actor (Terminal Velocity, Boomerang)
1936 Wilt (Wilton) Chamberlain, Basketball Hall of Famer (Philadelphia 76ers) died Oct 12, 1999
1938 Kenny Rogers, singer (Coward of the County, The Gambler)
1939 Clarence Williams III, actor (The Mod Squad, Purple Rain)
1944 Jackie DeShannon, songwriter/singer (What the World Needs Now is Love, Put a Little Love in Your Heart)
1944 Peter Weir, director (Dead Poets Society, Witness, The Truman Show)
1945 Basil Poledouris, film score composer (Hunt for Red October) died Nov. 8, 2006
1947 Carl Giammarese, guitarist (The Buckinghams)
1951 Harry Smith, TV host (CBS This Morning, A&E: Biography)
1952 Joe Strummer (John Mellors), guitarist/singer (The Clash) died Dec 22, 2002
1952 Glenn Hughes, singer (Deep Purple)
1956 Kim Cattrall, actress (Police Academy, Mannequin, Sex & the City)
1957 Kim Sledge, singer (Sister Sledge)
1967 Serj Tankian, singer (System of a Down)
1968 Bavoo, board member
1970 Carrie-Anne Moss, actress (Matrix series, Chocolat, Disturbia)
1971 Liam Howlett, keyboardist (Prodigy)
1973 Steve McKenna, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers)
1973 Sergey Brin, co-founder (Google)
1975 Alicia Witt, actress (Cybill, Mr. Holland’s Opus, Four Rooms, Ally McBeal)
1986 Conor Clapton, son of Eric Clapton, died March 20, 1991
1986 Usain Bolt, Jamaican sprinter
1988 Paris Bennett, singer/TV personality (American Idol)
1989 Hayden Panettiere, actress (Remember the Titans, Heroes)

Today's Deaths in History

1814 Benjamin Thompson, physicist/inventor (drip coffee pot, kitchen range, double boiler) dies at 61
1940 Leon Trotsky, Russian revolutionary, is assassinated at 60
1947 Ettore Bugatti, Italian automobile manufacturer, dies at 65
1957 Nels Stewart, Hockey Hall of Fame center (NY Americans) dies at 54
1983 Benigno Aquino, Jr., Philippine opposition leader, assassinated at 50
2005 Robert Moog, electronic music pioneer (Moog synthesizer) dies at 71

Today in History

1770 Captain James Cook formally claimed eastern Australia for Great Britain, naming it New South Wales.
1831 Nat Turner launched a short-lived, violent slave rebellion in Virginia.
1856 America's first consul to Japan, Townsend Harris, arrived in Shimoda.
1858 The first of seven debates between U.S. Senate candidates Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas took place in Ottawa, Ill.
1878 The American Bar Association was founded in Saratoga, N.Y.
1888 The first successful adding machine in the United States was patented by William Seward Burroughs.
1911 The Mona Lisa was stolen by a Louvre employee.
1945 President Harry S. Truman ended the Lend-Lease program that had shipped some $50 billion in aid to America's allies during World War II.
1959 President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed an executive order proclaiming Hawaii the 50th state of the union.
1968 James Anderson, Jr. posthumously received the first Medal of Honor to be awarded to an African-American U.S. Marine.
1983 Philippine opposition leader Benigno S. Aquino Jr., ending a self-imposed exile in the United States, was shot dead moments after stepping off a plane at Manila International Airport.
1986 Carbon dioxide gas erupted from volcanic Lake Nyos in Cameroon, killing up to 1,800 people within a 20-kilometer range.
1987 Sgt. Clayton Lonetree, the first Marine ever court-martialed for spying, was convicted in Quantico, Va., of passing secrets to the KGB.
1991 A hard-line coup against Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev collapsed in the face of a popular uprising led by Russian federation President Boris N. Yeltsin.
1993 NASA lost contact with the Mars Observer spacecraft.
2002 A jury in San Diego convicted David Westerfield of kidnapping 7-year-old Danielle van Dam from her home and killing her; he was later sentenced to death.
2006 British prosecutors announced that 11 people had been charged in an alleged plot to blow up trans-Atlantic jetliners bound for the United States.

Chart Toppers

1948
A Tree in the Meadow - Margaret Whiting
My Happiness - Jon & Sandra Steele
It’s Magic - Doris Day
Bouquet of Roses - Eddy Arnold

1956
My Prayer - The Platters
Hound Dog/Don’t Be Cruel - Elvis Presley
Canadian Sunset - Hugo Winterhalter & Eddie Haywood
I Walk the Line - Johnny Cash

1964
Everybody Loves Somebody - Dean Martin
Where Did Our Love Go - The Supremes
Rag Doll - The 4 Seasons
Dang Me - Roger Miller

1972
Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O’Sullivan
Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl) - Looking Glass
Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress) - The Hollies
Bless Your Heart - Freddie Hart & the Heartbeats

1980
Magic - Olivia Newton-John
Sailing - Christopher Cross
Take Your Time (Do It Right) - The S.O.S. Band
Tennessee River - Alabama

1988
Roll with It - Steve Winwood
Monkey - George Michael
1-2-3 - Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
Bluest Eyes in Texas - Restless Heart

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Emo Phillips



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Today in History - Aug 22nd

Today's Birthdays

1822 Virginia Clemm Poe, wife of Edgar Allan Poe, died Jan 30, 1947
1834 Samuel Langley, aviation pioneer (Langley Air Force Base) died in 1906
1862 Claude Debussy, composer (Clair de Lune, Nocturnes) died Mar 25, 1918
1880 George Herriman, cartoonist (Krazy Kat) died Apr 25, 1944
1902 Leni Riefenstahl, German film director (Triumph des Willens) died Sept 8, 2003
1904 Deng Xiaoping, Premier of the People's Republic of China, died Feb 19, 1997
1917 John Lee Hooker, blues singer (Boom Boom, One Scotch One Bourbon One Beer) died June 21, 2001
1920 Ray Bradbury, author (Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles)
1934 H. Norman Schwarzkopf, U.S. Army General (Operation Desert Storm)
1935 E. Annie Proulx, author (The Shipping News, Brokeback Mountain)
1938 Paul Maguire, football commentator (ESPN)
1939 Carl (Michael) Yastrzemski, Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (Boston Red Sox)
1940 Valerie Harper, actress (Rhoda, The Mary Tyler Moore Show)
1941 Bill (Duane) Parcells, NFL head coach (NY Giants, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Dallas Cowboys)
1945 Steve Kroft, broadcast journalist (60 Minutes)
1947 Cindy Williams, actress (Laverne & Shirley, American Graffiti)
1950 I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, former White House Chief of Staff
1958 Vernon Reid, guitarist (Living Colour)
1958 Colm Feore, actor (The Chronicles of Riddick)
1960 Regina Taylor, actress (The Unit)
1961 Debbi Peterson, drummer/singer (Bangles)
1961 Roland Orzabal, singer/guitarist (Tears for Fears)
1962 Gary Lee Connor, guitarist (Screaming Trees)
1963 Tori Amos, singer/songwriter
1964 Mats Wilander, tennis champion
1965 Courtney Gains, actor (Back to the Future, Can't Buy Me Love)
1967 Layne Staley, singer (Alice in Chains) died April 5, 2002
1967 Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, actor (Lost)
1970 Giada De Laurentiis, chef/television host (Food Network)
1971 Rick Yune, actor (The Fast and the Furious)
1972 Paul Doucette, drummer/rhythm guitarist (Matchbox 20)
1974 Jenna Leigh Green, actress (Wicked)
1975 Rodrigo Santoro, Brazilian actor (Lost, The 300)
1975 Dean Back, bassist (Theory of a Deadman)
1980 Aya Sumika, actress (Numb3rs)

Today's Deaths in History

1922 Michael Collins, Irish revolutionary, killed in an ambush at 31
1940 Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge, English physicist (wireless telegraphy) dies at 89
1965 Ellen Church, first American airline stewardess, dies at 60
1977 Sebastian Cabot, English-born actor (Family Affair) dies at 59
1989 Huey P. Newton, activist (Black Panthers) is shot to death at 47
1991 Colleen Dewhurst, actress (Anne of Green Gables) dies at 67
2004 Al Dvorin, Elvis Presley's concert announcer, dies at 81
2006 Bruce Gary, drummer/producer (The Knack) dies at 55

Today in History

0565 St. Columba reported seeing a monster in Loch Ness, Scotland.
1485 England's King Richard III was killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field, ending the War of the Roses.
1775 King George III declared the American colonies to be in open rebellion.
1831 Nat Turner's slave rebellion commenced just after midnight in Southampton, Virginia, leading to the deaths of more than 50 whites and several hundred African Americans who are killed in retaliation for the uprising.
1846 The United States annexed New Mexico.
1851 The schooner America outraced the Aurora off the English coast to win a trophy that became known as the America's Cup.
1901 Cadillac Motor Company was founded.
1902 President Theodore Roosevelt became the first U.S. chief executive to ride in an automobile, in Hartford, Conn.
1932 The BBC first experimented with television broadcasting.
1950 Althea Gibson became the first black competitor in international tennis.
1952 The penal colony on Devil's Island was permanently closed.
1956 President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Vice President Richard M. Nixon were nominated for second terms by the Republican National Convention in San Francisco.
1968 Pope Paul VI arrived in Bogota, Colombia, for the start of the first papal visit to Latin America.
1986 Kerr-McGee Corp. agreed to pay the estate of Karen Silkwood $1.38 million, settling a 10-year-old nuclear contamination lawsuit.
1989 Black Panther co-founder Huey P. Newton was shot to death in Oakland, Calif.
1989 Nolan Ryan struck out Rickey Henderson to become the first Major League Baseball pitcher to record 5,000 strikeouts.
1992 FBI HRT sniper Lon Horiuchi shot and killed Vicki Weaver during an 11-day siege at her home at Ruby Ridge, Idaho.
1996 President Bill Clinton signed welfare legislation ending guaranteed cash payments to the poor and demanding work from recipients.
2003 Alabama's chief justice, Roy Moore, was suspended for his refusal to obey a federal court order to remove his Ten Commandments monument from the rotunda of his courthouse.
2004 A version of The Scream and Madonna, two paintings by Edvard Munch, were stolen at gunpoint from a museum in Oslo, Norway.
2005 The last Jewish settlers left the Gaza Strip, ending decades of Israel's turbulent occupation.
2007 The Texas Rangers routed the Baltimore Orioles 30-3, the most runs scored by a team in modern MLB history.
2007 The Storm botnet, a botnet created by the Storm Worm, sent out a record 57 million e-mails in one day.
2008 The U.S. carried out airstrikes in western Herat province in Afghanistan; according to a later U.S. estimate, the raid resulted in the deaths of 33 civilians and 22 militants; the Afghan government and U.N. investigators said that 90 civilians had died.

Chart Toppers

1949
Some Enchanted Evening - Perry Como
Room Full of Roses - The Sammy Kaye Orchestra (vocal: Don Cornell)
You’re Breaking My Heart - Vic Damone
I’m Throwing Rice (At the Girl that I Love) - Eddy Arnold

1957
Love Letters in the Sand - Pat Boone
Tammy - Debbie Reynolds
Whispering Bells - The Dell-Vikings
(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear - Elvis Presley

1965
I Got You Babe - Sonny & Cher
Save Your Heart for Me - Gary Lewis & the Playboys
Help! - The Beatles
Yes, Mr. Peters - Roy Drusky & Priscilla Mitchell

1973
Touch Me in the Morning - Diana Ross
Live and Let Die - Wings
Brother Louie - Stories
Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man - Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn

1981
Endless Love - Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
Theme from "Greatest American Hero" (Believe It or Not) - Joey Scarbury
Slow Hand - Pointer Sisters
I Don’t Need You - Kenny Rogers

1989
Right Here Waiting - Richard Marx
On Our Own - Bobby Brown
Cold Hearted - Paula Abdul
Sunday in the South - Shenandoah

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When a thing is funny, search it carefully for a hidden truth.
George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)




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Today in History - Aug 23rd

Today's Birthdays

1754 Louis XVI, last King of France, executed Jan 21, 1793
1785 Oliver Hazard Perry, naval officer (“We have met the enemy, and they are ours”) died Aug 23, 1819
1912 Gene (Eugene Curran) Kelly, director/dancer/singer/actor (Singin’ in the Rain, An American in Paris, Anchors Aweigh, Three Musketeers) died Feb 2, 1996
1922 Jean Darling (LeVake), actress (March of the Wooden Soldiers, Little Rascals)
1925 Robert Mulligan, director (To Kill a Mockingbird) died December 20, 2008
1929 Vera Miles, actress (Psycho, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance)
1932 Mark Russell (Ruslander), political satirist/comedian (Real People)
1934 Barbara Eden (Barbara Jean Moorhead), actress (I Dream of Jeannie)
1936 Rudy Lewis, singer (Drifters)
1936 Henry Lee Lucas, serial killer, executed March 13, 2001
1940 Richard Sanders, actor (WKRP in Cincinnati)
1946 Keith Moon, singer/drummer (The Who) died Sep 7, 1978
1948 Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger, University of Notre Dame football legend
1949 Shelley Long, actress (Cheers, Night Shift, The Brady Bunch Movie)
1949 Rick Springfield, singer/actor (Jessie’s Girl; General Hospital)
1951 Lisa Najeeb Halaby (Queen Noor), widow of Jordan’s King Hussein
1951 Mark Hudson, singer (The Hudson Brothers)
1951 Jimi Jamison, singer (Survivor)
1961 Dean DeLeo, guitarist (Stone Temple Pilots)
1962 Shaun Ryder, singer (Happy Mondays)
1970 River Phoenix, actor (Stand by Me, Sneakers, Little Nikita) died Oct 31, 1993
1970 Jay Mohr, comedian/actor (Jerry McGuire)
1976 Scott Caan, actor (Varsity Blues, Gone in 60 Seconds)
1978 Kobe Bryant, NBA guard (LA Lakers)
1978 Julian Casablancas, singer (The Strokes)

Today's Deaths in History

1819 Oliver Hazard Perry, naval officer, dies on his 34th birthday
1926 Rudolph Valentino, silent film star, dies at 31
1960 Oscar Hammerstein II, Broadway librettist, dies at 65
1966 Francis X. Bushman, actor (Ben-Hur) dies at 83
1990 David Rose, composer/orchestra leader (The Stripper) dies at 80
1995 Dwayne Goettel, punk keyboardist (Skinny Puppy) dies at 31
1999 Norman Wexler, screenwriter (Saturday Night Fever, Serpico) dies at 73
2002 Hoyt Wilhelm, MLB pitcher/knuckleballer (NY Giants) dies at 79
2003 Bobby Bonds, MLB player/manager (SF Giants) dies at 57
2005 Brock Peters, actor (To Kill a Mockingbird) dies at 78
2006 Maynard Ferguson, jazz trumpeter/bandleader, dies at 78
2007 Robert Symonds, actor (The Exorcist, Primary Colors, Catch Me If You Can) dies at 80

Today in History

1775 Britain's King George III proclaimed the American colonies in a state of open rebellion.
1904 The automobile tire chain was patented.
1914 Japan declared war on Germany in World War I.
1923 Capt. Lowell Smith and Lt. John P. Richter performed the first mid-air refueling on De Havilland DH-4B, setting an endurance flight record of 37 hours.
1927 Italian-born anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were executed in Boston for the murders of two men during a 1920 robbery.
1939 Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed a non-aggression treaty.
1954 The C-130 Hercules transport aircraft made its maiden flight.
1966 Lunar Orbiter 1 took the first photograph of Earth from orbit around the Moon.
1972 The Republican National Convention, meeting in Miami Beach, Fla., nominated Vice President Spiro T. Agnew for a second term.
1979 Soviet dancer Alexander Godunov defected while the Bolshoi Ballet was on tour in New York.
1989 Yusuf Hawkins, an African-American teenager, was shot dead after he and his friends were confronted by white youths in a Brooklyn neighborhood.
1990 Saddam Hussein appeared on Iraqi state television with a number of Western "guests" (actually hostages) to try to prevent the Gulf War.
1990 Armenia declared its independence from the Soviet Union.
1996 Osama bin Laden issued a message entitled 'A declaration of war against the Americans occupying the land of the two holy places.'
2000 An estimated 51 million viewers watched the first season finale of the reality show Survivor on CBS; contestant Richard Hatch won the $1 million prize.
2003 Former priest John Geoghan, the convicted child molester whose prosecution sparked the sex abuse scandal that shook the Roman Catholic Church nationwide, was killed by a fellow inmate in a Massachusetts prison.
2005 Hurricane Katrina formed over the Bahamas.
2005 Israeli forces evicted militant holdouts from two Jewish settlements, completing a historic withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and part of the West Bank.
2006 Natascha Kampusch, who was abducted at the age of 10, managed to escape from her captor Wolfgang Priklopil, after 8 years of captivity.
2008 Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama introduced his choice of running mate, Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware, before a crowd outside the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Ill.

Chart Toppers

1950
Mona Lisa - Nat King Cole
I Wanna Be Loved - The Andrews Sisters
Play a Simple Melody - Bing Crosby
I’m Moving On - Hank Snow

1958
Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare) - Domenico Modugno
Little Star - The Elegants
My True Love - Jack Scott
Alone with You - Faron Young

1966
Summer in the City - The Lovin’ Spoonful
Sunny - Bobby Hebb
See You in September - The Happenings
Almost Persuaded - David Houston

1974
The Night Chicago Died - Paper Lace
(You’re) Having My Baby - Paul Anka
Tell Me Something Good - Rufus
As Soon as I Hang Up the Phone - Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn

1982
Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
Hurts So Good - John Cougar
Abracadabra - The Steve Miller Band
Nobody - Sylvia

1990
Vision of Love - Mariah Carey
Come Back to Me - Janet Jackson
If Wishes Came True - Sweet Sensation
Next to You, Next to Me - Shenandoah

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Today in History - Aug 24th

Today's Birthdays

1890 Duke Kahanamoku, Olympic swimmer/father of modern surfing, died Jan 22, 1968
1916 Hal Smith, actor (The Andy Griffith Show) died Jan 28, 1994
1917 Dennis James, TV host (Chance of a Lifetime) died June 3, 1997
1929 Yasser Arafat, Palestinian leader, died Nov 11, 2004
1934 Kenny Baker, actor (Star Wars)
1938 David Freiberg, bassist (Quicksilver Messenger Service, Jefferson Starship)
1938 Mason Williams, guitarist (Classical Gas)
1943 John Cipollina, guitarist (Quicksilver Messenger Service) died May 29, 1989
1944 Bill Goldsworthy, NHL right wing (NY Rangers) died Mar 29, 1996
1945 Ken Hensley, guitarist/keyboards/composer (Uriah Heep)
1945 Vince McMahon, American professional wrestling promoter
1947 Anne Archer, actress (Fatal Attraction, Patriot Games)
1948 Jean-Michel Jarre, French composer/musician
1949 Charles Rocket, comedian (Saturday Night Live, Dumb & Dumber) died Oct 7, 2005
1952 Mike Shanahan, former NFL coach (Denver Broncos)
1955 Jeffrey Daniel, R&B singer (Shalamar)
1955 Mike Huckabee, Arkansas Governor/Presidential candidate
1957 Stephen Fry, actor (Jeeves & Wooster, Blackadder)
1957 Jeffrey Daniel, singer (Shalamar)
1958 Steve Guttenberg, actor (Three Men and a Baby, Police Academy series)
1960 Cal (Calvin Edwin) Ripken Jr., MLB shortstop (Baltimore Orioles)
1960 Takashi Miike, Japanese filmmaker (Audition, One Missed Call)
1961 Mark Bedford, bassist (Madness)
1962 David Koechner, actor (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy)
1962 Craig Kilborn, TV host (Late Late Show, The Daily Show)
1963 John Bush, singer (Anthrax)
1965 Marlee Matlin, actress (Children of a Lesser God, The West Wing)
1965 Reggie Miller, NBA guard (Indiana Pacers)
1968 Andreas Kisser, guitarist (Sepultura)
1973 Dave Chappelle, actor/comedian (Chappelle's Show, Undercover Brother)
1973 Carmine Giovinazzo, actor (CSI: NY)
1974 Jennifer Lien, actress (Star Trek: Voyager)
1978 Derek Morris, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers)
1986 Nick Adenhart, MLB pitcher (LA Angels) died April 9, 2009
1988 Rupert Grint, actor (Harry Potter series)

Today's Deaths in History

0079 Pliny the Elder, Roman writer/naturalist, dies at 56
1946 James Clark McReynolds, U.S. Supreme Court justice, dies at 94
1967 Henry J. Kaiser, industrialist (shipbuilder) dies at 85
1977 Buddy O'Connor, NHL forward (NY Rangers) dies at 61
1978 Louis Prima, swing band leader/singer (I Wanna Be Like You) dies at 67
1995 Alfred Eisenstaedt, photographer (V-J Day in Times Square) dies at 96
1998 E.G. Marshall, actor (12 Angry Men) dies at 84
1999 Alexandre Lagoya, Greek-Italian classical guitarist, dies at 70
2001 Jane Greer, actress (Prisoner of Zenda) dies at 76
2004 Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, psychiatrist (On Death and Dying) dies at 78
2007 Aaron Russo, film producer/director (The Rose) dies at 64

Today in History

0079 Mount Vesuvius erupted, burying the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum in volcanic ash; an estimated 20,000 people died.
1456 The printing of the Gutenberg Bible was completed.
1572 The slaughter of French Protestants at the hands of Catholics began in Paris.
1682 William Penn received the area that is now the state of Delaware, and added it to his colony of Pennsylvania.
1814 British forces invaded Washington, D.C., and set fire to the Capitol and the White House.
1857 The New York branch of the Ohio Life Insurance and Trust Co. failed, sparking the Panic of 1857.
1858 In Richmond, Virginia, 90 blacks were arrested for learning.
1875 Captain Matthew Webb became first person to swim English Channel.
1891 Thomas Edison patented the motion picture camera.
1909 Workers started pouring concrete for the Panama Canal.
1912 Alaska became a United States territory.
1932 Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly nonstop across the United States, traveling from Los Angeles to Newark, N.J., in just over 19 hours.
1949 The North Atlantic Treaty went into effect.
1950 Edith Sampson became the first black U.S. delegate to the UN.
1954 The Communist Control Act went into effect, virtually outlawing the Communist Party in the United States.
1959 Three days after Hawaiian statehood, Hiram L. Fong was sworn in as the first Chinese-American U.S. senator, while Daniel K. Inouye was sworn in as the first Japanese-American U.S. representative.
1967 Led by Abbie Hoffman, a group of hippies temporarily disrupted trading at the NYSE by throwing dollar bills from the viewing gallery, causing a cease in trading as the brokers scrambled to grab them up.
1968 France became the world's fifth thermonuclear power as it exploded a hydrogen bomb in the South Pacific.
1970 A bomb planted by anti-war extremists exploded at the University of Wisconsin's Army Math Research Center in Madison, killing a researcher.
1981 Mark David Chapman was sentenced in New York to 20 years to life in prison for the murder of rock musician John Lennon.
1989 Baseball Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti banned Pete Rose from the game for gambling.
1990 A judge ruled that Judas Priest were not responsible for the deaths of two youths who committed suicide after listening to the band's music.
1991 Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as head of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
1992 Hurricane Andrew smashed into Florida, causing record damage; 55 deaths in Florida, Louisiana and the Bahamas were blamed on the storm.
1992 Diplomatic relations were established between the People's Republic of China and South Korea.
1995 Microsoft released Windows '95, and introduced the Start Menu.
2006 The International Astronomical Union declared that Pluto was no longer a planet, demoting it to the status of a "dwarf planet."
2007 A judge in Inverness, Fla., sentenced John Evander Couey to death for kidnapping 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford, raping her and burying her alive.
2007 James Ford Seale, a reputed Ku Klux Klansman, was sentenced to three life terms for his role in the 1964 abduction and murder of two black teenagers in Mississippi.
2007 The NFL indefinitely suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick without pay for his involvement in dogfighting; he was reinstated with conditions in July 2009 after serving 18 months in prison.

Chart Toppers

1951
Too Young - Nat King Cole
Because of You - Tony Bennett
My Truly, Truly Fair - Guy Mitchell
Hey, Good Lookin’ - Hank Williams

1959
The Three Bells - The Browns
Sea of Love - Phil Phillips
Lavender-Blue - Sammy Turner
Waterloo - Stonewall Jackson

1967
All You Need is Love - The Beatles
Pleasant Valley Sunday - The Monkees
Baby I Love You - Aretha Franklin
I’ll Never Find Another You - Sonny James

1975
Fallin’ in Love - Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds
One of These Nights - Eagles
Get Down Tonight - K.C. & The Sunshine Band
Rhinestone Cowboy - Glen Campbell

1983
Every Breath You Take - The Police
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Eurythmics
She Works Hard for the Money - Donna Summer
Love Song - The Oak Ridge Boys

1991
(Everything I Do) I Do It for You - Bryan Adams
It Ain’t Over ’Til It’s Over - Lanny Kravitz
Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave) - Roxette
You Know Me Better Than That - George Strait

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Today in History - Aug 25th

Today's Birthdays

1819 Allan Pinkerton, created first private detective agency, died July 1, 1884
1909 Ruby (Ethel Hilda) Keeler, dancer/actress (42nd Street, No No Nanette) died Feb 28, 1993
1909 Michael Rennie, actor (The Devil’s Brigade, The Day the Earth Stood Still) died June 10, 1971
1913 Walt Kelly, cartoonist/animator (Pogo) died Oct 19, 1973
1916 (Charles) Van Johnson, actor (Brigadoon, The Caine Mutiny) died Dec 12, 2008
1917 Mel Ferrer, actor (The Sun Also Rises, War and Peace) died June 2, 2008
1918 Leonard Bernstein, composer/conductor (New York Philharmonic Orchestra) died Oct 14, 1990
1919 George Wallace, Governor of Alabama/segregationist, died Sep 13, 1998
1921 Monty Hall (Halparin), TV host (Let’s Make a Deal)
1927 Althea Gibson, tennis champion, died Sep 28, 2003
1930 Sir Sean Connery, actor (The Untouchables, The Hunt for Red October, Highlander, James Bond films)
1931 Regis Philbin, TV host (Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, Live with Regis and Kathie Lee/Kelly)
1933 Tom Skerritt, actor (Picket Fences, Steel Magnolias, Top Gun, Alien)
1936 Gordon Johncock, Indy car driver
1942 Walter Williams, singer (The O’Jays)
1944 Anthony Heald, actor (The Client, Boston Public, Searching for Bobby Fischer, Silence of the Lambs)
1949 John Savage, actor (The Godfather Part 3, The Onion Fields, Hair, The Deer Hunter)
1949 Gene Simmons, bassist (Kiss)
1951 Rob Halford, singer (Judas Priest)
1952 Geoff Downes, pop/rock musician (The Buggles, Asia)
1954 Elvis Costello (Declan Patrick McManus), singer/songwriter (Watching the Detectives, Oliver’s Army, Every Day I Write the Book)
1958 Tim Burton, director (Beetlejuice, Batman, Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, Mars Attacks!)
1960 Ashley Crow, actress (Heroes)
1961 Ally Walker, actress (Happy Texas, Universal Soldier)
1961 Billy Ray Cyrus, singer (Achy Breaky Heart)
1962 Vivian Campbell, guitarist (Def Leppard, Whitesnake, Dio)
1964 Blair Underwood, actor (L.A. Law)
1964 Joanne Whalley, actress (Trial by Jury, The Singing Detective)
1965 Mia Zapata, punk singer (The Gits) murdered July 7, 1993
1966 Robert Maschio, actor (Scrubs)
1967 Jeff Tweedy, singer (Wilco)
1968 Rachael Ray, TV chef
1968 Stuart Murdoch, Scottish singer/songwriter (Belle & Sebastian)
1970 Jo Dee Messina, country singer
1970 Claudia Schiffer, supermodel/actress
1970 Robert Horry, NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs)
1972 Marvin Harrison, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)
1974 Eric Millegan, actor (Bones)
1977 Jonathan Togo, actor (CSI: Miami)
1978 Kel Mitchell, actor (Kenan & Kel)
1981 Rachel Bilson, actress (The O.C.)
1987 Blake Lively, actress (Accepted, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, Gossip Girl)

Today's Deaths in History

1867 Michael Faraday, English scientist (electromagnetism and electrochemistry) dies at 75
1900 Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher, dies at 55
1939 Babe Siebert, NHL forward (NY Rangers) dies at 35
1945 John Birch, intelligence officer/missionary, is killed by supportors of the Communist Party of China at 27
1956 Alfred Kinsey, sex researcher/biologist (The Kinsey Report) dies at 62
1965 Moonlight Graham, baseball player (New York Giants) dies at 87
1967 Paul Muni, actor (The Story of Louis Pasteur) dies at 71
1979 Stan Kenton, jazz bandleader, dies at 67
1984 Truman Capote, author (In Cold Blood) dies at 59
1985 Samantha Smith, social activist, dies in a plane crash at 13
1998 Lewis F. Powell, Former Supreme Court Justice, dies at 90
1999 Rob Fisher, keyboardist/songwriter (Naked Eyes, Climie Fisher) dies at 42
2000 Carl Barks, Disney cartoonist (Scrooge McDuck) dies at 99
2000 Jack Nitzsche, producer/film score composer (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Seventh Sign) dies at 63
2001 Aaliyah, R&B singer/actress, dies in a plane crash at 22
2008 Kevin Duckworth, NBA Center (Portland Trailblazers) dies at 44

Today in History

1537 The Honourable Artillery Company, the oldest surviving regiment in the British Army and the second most senior, was formed.
1609 Galileo Galilei demonstrated his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers.
1718 Hundreds of French colonists arrived in Louisiana, with some of them settling in present-day New Orleans.
1825 Uruguay declared its independence from Brazil.
1835 The New York Sun perpetrated the Great Moon Hoax, a series of six articles about the supposed discovery of life and civilization on the Moon.
1910 Yellow Cab was founded.
1916 The National Park Service was established within the Department of the Interior.
1921 The United States signed a peace treaty with Germany.
1943 U.S. forces overran New Georgia in the Solomon Islands during World War II.
1944 Paris was liberated by Allied forces after four years of Nazi occupation.
1948 The House Un-American Activities Committee held the first-ever televised congressional hearing.
1950 President Harry S. Truman ordered the Army to seize control of the nation's railroads to avert a strike.
1975 The Bruce Springsteen album Born to Run was released.
1981 The U.S. spacecraft Voyager 2 came within 63,000 miles of Saturn's cloud cover, sending back pictures and data about the ringed planet.
1985 Samantha Smith, the schoolgirl whose letter to Soviet leader Yuri V. Andropov resulted in her peace tour of the communist country, was killed with her father in an airplane crash in Maine.
1991 Belarus declared its independence from the Soviet Union.
1997 The tobacco industry agreed to an $11.3 billion settlement with the state of Florida.
2003 Tennis champion Pete Sampras announced his retirement during a news conference at the U.S. Open in New York.
2008 Democrats opened their convention in Denver with a program that included a speech by Michelle Obama, wife of soon-to-be presidential nominee Barack Obama.
Chart Toppers

1944
Amor - Bing Crosby
I’ll Be Seeing You - Bing Crosby
Time Waits for No One - Helen Forest
Is You is or is You Ain’t (Ma’ Baby) - Louis Jordan

1952
Auf Wiedersehn, Sweetheart - Vera Lynn
Walkin’ My Baby Back Home - Johnnie Ray
Kiss of Fire - Georgia Gibbs
It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels - Kitty Wells

1960
It’s Now or Never - Elvis Presley
Walk--Don’t Run - The Ventures
The Twist - Chubby Checker
Alabam - Cowboy Copas

1968
People Got to Be Free - The Rascals
Born to Be Wild - Steppenwolf
Light My Fire - Jose Feliciano
Already It’s Heaven - David Houston

1976
Don’t Go Breaking My Heart - Elton John & Kiki Dee
You Should Be Dancing - Bee Gees
Let ’Em In - Wings
Bring It on Home to Me - Mickey Gilley

1984
Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr.
What’s Love Got to Do with It - Tina Turner
Stuck on You - Lionel Richie
Long Hard Road (The Sharecropper’s Dream) - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Quote of the Day

Doing nothing is very hard to do ... you never know when you're finished.
Leslie Nielsen (1926 - )



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