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post May 2 2007, 01:59 PM
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Today in History - May 2nd

Today's Birthdays

1729 Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia, died Nov 17, 1796
1843 Elijah McCoy, Canadian-born inventor (automatic lubricators) died Oct 10, 1929
1885 Hedda Hopper, American gossip columnist, died Feb 1, 1966
1892 Manfred von Richthofen, "The Red Baron," German World War I pilot, died Apr 21, 1918
1895 Lorenz Hart, Broadway lyricist, died Nov 22, 1943
1903 Bing Crosby, singer/actor, died Oct 14, 1977
1903 Dr. Benjamin Spock, pediatrician/author, died March 15, 1998
1907 Pinky Lee, vaudeville performer, died Apr 3, 1993
1924 Theodore Bikel, actor (Murder She Wrote)
1925 Roscoe Lee Browne, actor (The Cowboys) died Apr 11, 2007
1929 Link Wray, guitarist (Link Wray & His Ray Men) died Nov 5, 2005
1936 Engelbert Humperdinck, singer
1937 Lorenzo Music, actor (Rhoda) died Aug 4, 2001
1945 Bianca Jagger, human rights activist/ex-Mrs Mick Jagger
1946 Lesley Gore, singer (It's My Party)
1947 Jo Ann Pflug, actress (Love American Style)
1948 Larry Gatlin, gountry singer (Gatlin Brothers)
1950 Lou Gramm, rock singer (Foreigner)
1952 Christine Baranski, actress (Cybil, The Birdcage)
1954 Angela Bofill, R&B singer
1955 Donatella Versace, Italian fashion designer
1956 David Rhodes, guitarist (Peter Gabriel)
1962 Elizabeth Berridge, actress (Amadeus)
1969 Todd Sucherman, rock drummer (Styx)
1972 Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, wrestler/actor (Be Cool)
1972 Jennifer Miriam, playmate (March 1997)
1975 David Beckham, futbol star/Mr Posh Spice
1977 Jenna Von Oy, actress (Blossom)
1978 Steve Bays, singer/keyboards (Hot Hot Heat)
1979 Roman Lyashenko, NHL (Dallas Stars, New York Rangers) commited suicide July 5, 2003
1980 Brad Richards, NHL center (Tampa Bay Lightning)
1983 Gaius Charles, actor (Friday Night Lights)
1985 Sarah Hughes, champion figure skater
1985 Kyle Busch, NASCAR race driver
1986 James Kirk, actor (She's the Man)

Today's Deaths in History

1519 Leonardo da Vinci, artist/inventor, died at 67
1945 Martin Bormann, Nazi official/Hitler's secretary, died at 44
1957 Joseph R. McCarthy, U.S. Senator (R-Wis.) died at 48
1972 J. Edgar Hoover, FBI head, died at 77
1980 George Pal, film director (The Time Machine) died at 72
1983 Norm Van Brocklin, Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback (LA Rams) died at 57
1984 Jack Barry, TV game show producer/host (Joler's Wild), died at 66
1990 David Rappaport, diminutive actor (Time Bandits) died at 38
1992 Wilbur Mills, U.S. Congressman, died at 82
1999 Oliver Reed, English actor (Oliver, Gladiator) died at 61
2001 Gina Mastrogiacomo, actress (Goodfellas) died at 39
2002 Judy Toll, comedian (The Groundlings) died at 44

Today in History

1670 King Charles II of England granted a permanent charter to the Hudson's Bay Company to open up the fur trade in North America.
1829 After anchoring nearby, Captain Charles Fremantle of HMS Challenger declared the Swan River Colony in Australia.
1863 Confederate Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson was accidentally wounded by his own men at Chancellorsville, Va (he died eight days later).
1885 Good Housekeeping magazine went on sale for the first time.
1890 The Oklahoma Territory was organized.
1918 General Motors acquired the Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware.
1920 The first game of the Negro National League baseball was played in Indianapolis, Indiana.
1932 Jack Benny's first radio show debuted on the NBC Blue Network.
1933 Adolf Hitler banned trade unions.
1939 New York Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig's streak of 2,130 consecutive games played came to an end.
1945 The Soviet Union announced the fall of Berlin and the Allies announced the surrender of Nazi troops in Italy and parts of Austria.
1946 Alcatraz Federal prison, San Francisco, was taken over by six inmates following failed escape attempt.
1952 The world's first jet airliner, the De Havilland Comet 1, made its maiden voyage, flying from London to Johannesburg.
1953 Hussein iwa crowned King of Jordan.
1955 Tennessee Williams won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
1967 The Toronto Maple Leafs won their 11th Stanley Cup (their last one in the 20th Century) by defeating the Montreal Canadiens at Maple Leaf Gardens in the sixth game and winning the playoff final series 4 games to 2.
1969 The British ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2 departed on her maiden voyage to New York City.
1972 Buddy Baker became the first stock car driver to finish a 500-mile race in less than three hours en route to winning the Winston Select 500 at the Alabama International Motor Speedway in Talladega, Alabama.
1974 Former Vice President Spiro T. Agnew was disbarred by the Maryland Court of Appeals.
1982 The British nuclear submarine HMS Conqueror sank the Argentine cruiser ARA General Belgrano in the Falklands War.
1994 Nelson Mandela claimed victory in South Africa's first democratic elections.
1995 During the Croatian War of Independence, Serb forces fired cluster bombs at Zagreb, killing 7 and wounding over 175 civilians.
1997 Tony Blair became, at age 44, Britain's youngest prime minister in 185 years.
1998 The European Central Bank was founded in Brussels in order to define and execute the EU's monetary policy.
1999 Mireya Moscoso became the first woman to be elected President of Panama.
2000 Bill Clinton announces that GPS access equivalent to the U.S. military would be available for regular citizens.
2005 The Pontiac Grand Am ceases production at the 100 year-old Lansing Car Assembly plant.

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Quote of the Day

Say what you will about the Ten Commandments, you must always come back to the pleasant fact that there are only ten of them.
H. L. Mencken, US editor (1880 - 1956)



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post May 3 2007, 01:13 PM
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Today in History - May 3rd

Today's Birthdays

1469 Niccolo Machiavelli, philosopher/writer (The Prince) died June 22, 1527
1874 François Coty, French perfume manufacturer, died July 25, 1934
1888 Beulah Bondi, actress (It's a Wonderful Life) died Jan 11, 1981
1898 Golda Meir, Israeli founder and prime minister; died Dec 8, 1978
1906 Mary Astor, actress (Maltese Falcon) died Sep 25, 1987
1910 Norman Lewis Corwin, radio writer/director/producer (We Hold These Truths)
1913 William Inge, playwright (Come Back Little Sheba) died June 10, 1973
1919 Pete Seeger, folk singer
1919 Betty Comden (Cohen), screenwriter (Singin’ in the Rain) died Nov 23, 2006
1921 Joe Ames, singer (The Ames Brothers)
1921 Sugar Ray Robinson, International Boxing Hall of Famer (middleweight champ) died Apr 12, 1989
1926 Ann B. Davis, actress (The Brady Bunch)
1928 Dave Dudley (Pedruska), country singer (The Country Gentlemen, The Roadrunners) died Dec 22, 2003
1931 Joe Layton (Lichtman), choreographer (Thoroughly Modern Millie) died May 5, 1994
1932 Robert Osborne, film historian/TV Host (American Movie Classics)
1933 James Brown, The Godfather of Soul, singer (Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag) died Dec 25, 2006
1934 Frankie Valli, singer (The Four Seasons)
1935 Ron Popeil, inventor (Veg-O-Matic, Poleil Pocket Fisherman)
1944 Pete Staples, bassist (The Troggs)
1946 Greg Gumbel, sports announcer (NFL)
1946 Norm Chow, football offensive coordinator (Tennessee Titans)
1946 Davey Lopes, baseball (LA Dodgers, Oakland Athletics, Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros)
1947 Doug Henning, magician/illusionist (The World of Magic) died Feb 8, 2000
1950 Mary Hopkin, singer (Those Were the Days)
1950 Howard Ashman, lyricist (Little Shop of Horrors) died of AIDS March 14, 1991
1951 Christopher Cross, singer (Sailing, Arthur's Theme)
1953 Bruce Hall, bassist (REO Speedwagon)
1957 Cactus Moser, country musician (Highway 101)
1959 David Ball, rock keyboardist (Soft Cell)
1960 Amy Steel, actress (Friday the 13th, Part 2)
1963 Jeff Hornacek, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns, Philadelphia 76ers)
1964 Ron Hextall, NHL Goaltender (Philadelphia Flyers)
1971 Bobby Cannavale, actor (Will and Grace)
1971 Josey Scott, rock singer (Saliva)
1973 Jennifer Tung, actress (Kung Pow: Enter the Fist)
1975 Dule' Hill, actor (The West Wing)
1976 Jeff Halpern, NHL center (Dallas Stars, Washington Capitals)
1977 Ryan Dempster, pitcher (Florida Marlins, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs)
1990 Jillian Berard, actress (Happy Texas)

Today's Deaths in History

1758 Pope Benedict XIV dies at 83
1972 Bruce Cabot, actor (King Kong) dies at 68
1988 Milton Caniff, cartoonist (Terry and the Pirates, Steve Canyon) dies at 81
1989 Christine Jorgensen, transexual, dies at 62
1996 Jack Weston, actor (The Cincinnati Kid) dies at 71
1999 Steve Chiasson, NHL defenseman (Detroit Red Wings, Calgary Flames, Carolina Hurricanes), dies at 32 in an auto wreck
2000 Cardinal John O'Connor, archbishop of New York, died at 80
2001 Billy Higgins, jazz drummer, dies at 64
2003 Suzy Parker, actress (Kiss Them for Me) dies at 70
2004 Michelle Skalnik, actress (Poltergeist: The Legacy) dies at 27
2006 Earl Woods, father of golfer Tiger Woods, dies at 74

Today in History

1494 Christopher Columbus first sighted land that will be called Jamaica.
1802 Washington, D.C., was incorporated as a city.
1810 Lord Byron swam the Hellespont (the Dardanelles Strait between European and Asian Turkey).
1837 The University of Athens was founded, the oldest university in the eastern Mediterranean.
1867 The Hudson Bay Company gave up all claims to Vancouver Island.
1916 Irish nationalist Padraic Pearse and two others were executed by the British for their roles in the Easter uprising.
1921 West Virginia imposed the first state sales tax.
1923 Lieutenants John Macready and Oakley Kelly landed their Fokker T-2 aircraft in San Diego, California at the end of the first non-stop transcontinental flight (it took nearly 27 hrs).
1927 Francis E.J. Wilde of Meadowmere Park, NY patented the electric sign flasher.
1933 The United States Mint was under the direction of a woman for the first time: Mrs. Nellie Ross.
1936 Baseball Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio made his major league debut with the New York Yankees.
1937 Margaret Mitchell won a Pulitzer Prize for her novel Gone with the Wind.
1938 Viewers of W2XBS-TV (now WCBS-TV) watched the first book review show.
1939 "Beer Barrel Polka," one of the standards of American music, was recorded by The Andrews Sisters for Decca Records.
1941 Jockey Eddie Arcaro rode Whirlaway to the winner’s circle in the Kentucky Derby on his way to winning racing’s Triple Crown.
1942 Japanese naval troops invaded Tulagi Island in the Solomon Islands during the first part of Operation Mo, which resulted in the Battle of the Coral Sea between Japanese forces and forces from the United States and Australia.
1944 Dr. Robert Woodward and Dr. William Doering produced the first synthetic quinine at Harvard University.
1945 Indian forces captured Rangoon, Burma, from the Japanese.
1946 The International Military Tribunal for the Far East began in Tokyo against 28 Japanese military and government officials accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
1948 The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that covenants prohibiting the sale of real estate to blacks and other minorities were legally unenforceable.
1951 The United States Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees begin their closed door hearings into the dismissal of General Douglas MacArthur by U.S. President Harry S. Truman.
1952 The first airplane landed at the geographic location of the North Pole.
1957 Brooklyn Dodgers’ owner, Walter O’Malley, agreed to move the team from Flatbush to Los Angeles.
1959 The first Grammy Awards are announced.
1960 The musical The Fantasticks opened off-Broadway, beginning a record run of nearly 42 years and 17,162 performances.
1971 Anti-war protesters began four days of demonstrations in Washington, D.C., aimed at shutting down the nation's capital.
1971 National Public Radio, the U.S. national, non-commercial radio network, was born.
1973 The Sears Tower in Chicago was topped out as the world's tallest building.
1979 Conservative Party leader Margaret Thatcher became Britain's first female prime minister as the Tories ousted the incumbent Labor government in parliamentary elections.
1986 Horse racing legend Bill Shoemaker became the oldest jockey to win the the Kentucky Derby (54).
1986 Twenty-one people were killed and 41 injured after a bomb exploded in an airliner (Flight UL512) at Colombo airport in Sri Lanka.
1987 A crash by Bobby Allison at the Talladega Superspeedway, Alabama fencing at the start-finish line led NASCAR to develop restrictor plate racing the following season both at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega.
1988 The White House acknowledged that first lady Nancy Reagan had used astrological advice to help schedule President Ronald Reagan's activities.
2001 The United States lost its seat on the U.N. Human Rights Commission for the first time since the commission was formed in 1947.
2002 Pipe bombs exploded in six mailboxes in rural parts of Illinois and Iowa, injuring six people.
2003 New Hampshire's famous Old Man of the Mountain collapsed.
2004 The U.S. military said it had reprimanded seven officers in the abuse of inmates at Baghdad's notorious Abu Ghraib prison; two of the officers were relieved of their duties.
2005 Iraq's first democratically elected government was sworn in.
2006 A federal jury in Alexandria, Va., rejected the death penalty for al-Qaida conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui, deciding he should spend life in prison for his role in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Chart Toppers

1947
Linda - Buddy Clark with the Ray Noble Orchestra
The Anniversary Song - Dinah Shore
Mam’selle - Art Lund
So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed - Merle Travis

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

1963
I Will Follow Him - Little Peggy March
Can’t Get Used to Losing You - Andy Williams
Puff the Magic Dragon - Peter, Paul & Mary
Lonesome 7-7203 - Hawkshaw Hawkins

1971
Joy to the World - Three Dog Night
Put Your Hand in the Hand - Ocean
Never Can Say Goodbye - The Jackson 5
Empty Arms - Sonny James

1979
Heart of Glass - Blondie
Reunited - Peaches & Herb
Stumblin’ In - Suzi Quatro & Chris Norman
Where Do I Put Her Memory - Charley Pride

1987
(I Just) Died in Your Arms - Cutting Crew
Looking for a New Love - Jody Watley
La Isla Bonita - Madonna
Don’t Go to Strangers - T. Graham Brown

Quote of the Day

America believes in education: the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.
Evan Esar, American Humorist (1899 - 1995)





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post May 4 2007, 11:39 AM
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Today in History - May 4th

Today's Birthdays

1655 Bartolomeo Cristofori, Italian inventor (piano) died Jan 27, 1731
1796 Horace Mann, the father of public education in the U.S., died Aug 2, 1859
1820 Julia Tyler (Gardiner), wife of 10th U.S. President John Tyler, died July 10, 1889
1852 Alice Pleasance Liddell, English schoolgirl (model for Alice in Wonderland) died Nov 15, 1934
1889 Cardinal (Francis) Joseph Spellman, Roman Catholic clergy leader, died Dec 2, 1967
1909 Howard Da Silva (Silverblatt), actor (The Great Gatsby) died Feb 16, 1986
1923 Ed ‘Cass’ Cassidy, drummer (Taj Mahal, Spirit)
1928 Hosni Mubarak, President of Egypt
1928 Maynard Ferguson, jazz trumpeter/trombone/horns
1928 Betsy Rawls, golf champion (first of two players to win U.S. Open four times)
1929 Audrey (Edda Kathleen) Hepburn (van Heemstra), actress (Breakfast at Tiffany's) died Jan 20, 1993
1937 Dick Dale, surf guitarist
1938 Tyrone Davis, soul singer (Turn Back the Hands of Time) died Feb 9, 2005
1939 Paul Gleason, actor (The Breakfast Club) died May 27, 2006
1940 Robin Cook, author (Coma, Mortal Fear)
1941 George F. Will, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist
1942 Nickolas Ashford, producer/songwriter/singer (Ashford & Simpson)
1943 Ronnie Bond (Ronald Bulls), drummer (The Troggs)
1944 Fred (Frederic) Stanfield, NHL left winger (Chicago Blackhawks, Boston Bruins, Minnesota North Stars, Buffalo Sabres)
1949 John Force, NHRA funny car driver
1949 Stella Parton, actress/singer (Dukes of Hazzard TV series)
1951 Jackie (Sigmund) Jackson, singer (The Jackson Five)
1951 Colin Bass, bassist (Camel)
1951 Mick Mars, rock guitarist (Mötley Crüe)
1952 Anthony Hamilton, actor (Mission: Impossible TV series) died March 29, 1995 of AIDS-related pneumonia
1954 Pia Zadora, actress (Hairspray)
1955 Danny Brubeck, drummer (Dave Brubeck’s son)
1955 Lynne Spears, Britney's mom
1959 Randy Travis (Randy Bruce Traywick), country singer (Forever and Ever Amen)
1961 Jay Aston, singer (Bucks Fizz)
1961 Mary McDonough, actress (The Waltons)
1962 Tracy Vaccaro, playmate (October 1983)
1962 Oleta Adams, singer (Get Here)
1967 Ana Gasteyer, actress/comedian (Saturday Night Live)
1972 Mike Dirnt, rock bassist (Green Day)
1973 John Madden, NHL center (New Jersey Devils)
1975 Laci Peterson, housewife/murder victim, died Dec 25, 2002
1976 Heather Kozar, playmate (January 1998, PMOY 1999)
1977 Emily Perkins, actress (Stephen King's It)
1979 Lance Bass, singer (’N Sync)
1980 Kristi Cline, playmate (September 1999)
1983 Derek Roy, NHL center (Buffalo Sabres)
1985 Anthony Fedorov, singer/TV personality (American Idol-2005)
1992 Courtney Jines, actress (Third Watch)
1994 Alexander Gould, actor (Finding Nemo)

Today's Deaths in History

1961 Anita Stewart, actress (A Tale of two Cities) dies at 66
1975 Moe Howard, actor/comedian (Three Stooges) dies at 77
1980 Josip Broz Tito, President (Yugoslavia) dies at 87
1983 Todd Starke, actor (Adma-12) dies in a motorcycle accident at 21
1984 Diana Dors, actress/model (The English Marilyn Monroe) dies at 52
1984 Bob Clampett, cartoonist (Looney Tunes) dies at 70
1985 Clarence Wiseman, 10th General of the Salvation Army, dies at 77
1987 Paul Butterfield, blues harmonica player, dies at 44
2001 Bonnie Lee Bakley, wife of Robert Blake, is shot and killed at 44
2005 David Hackworth, U.S. Army officer/military journalist, dies at 74
2006 Michael 'Bear' Taliferro, actor (Half Past Dead) dies at 45

Today in History

1471 Edward IV defeated a Lancastrian Army and killed Edward, Prince of Wales at the Battle of Tewkesbury (Wars of the Roses).
1626 Dutch explorer Peter Minuit arrived in New Netherland (present day Manhattan Island).
1776 Rhode Island became the first American colony to renounce allegiance to King George III.
1855 American adventurer William Walker departed from San Francisco with about 60 men to conquer Nicaragua.
1865 Abraham Lincoln was buried in Springfield, Illinois, three weeks after his assassination.
1871 The National Association, the first professional baseball league, opened its first season in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
1886 A bomb was thrown at policemen trying to break up a labor rally in Chicago, Illinois, United States, killing eight and wounding 60 (Haymarket Square Riot).
1886 The first practical phonograph, better known as the gramophone, was patented.
1904 Construction began by the United States on the Panama Canal.
1905 Belmont Park race track opened on Long Island, New York.
1912 Italy occupied the Greek island of Rhodes.
1919 Student demonstrations took place in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China, protesting the Treaty of Versailles, which transferred Chinese territory to Japan.
1920 The Symphony Society of New York presented a concert at the Paris Opera House, the first American orchestra to make a European tour.
1924 The Summer Olympics opened in Paris, France.
1925 The Terris-Dundee boxing match was the final event held at the old Madison Square Garden in New York City.
1927 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was founded.
1930 British police arrested Mahatma Gandhi and placed him in Yeravda Central Prison.
1932 Public Enemy Number One, Al Capone, was jailed in the Atlanta Penitentiary for tax evasion.
1942 The Battle of the Coral Sea began with an attack by aircraft from the United States aircraft carrier Yorktown on Japanese naval forces at Tulagi Island in the Solomon Islands.
1945 The North Germany Army surrendered to Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery.
1945 June Christy sang with the Stan Kenton band on one of the most famous of all big band hits, "Tampico."
1946 US Marines from the Treasure Island Marine Barracks stopped a two-day riot at Alcatraz federal prison.
1948 Norman Mailer's first novel, The Naked and the Dead, was published.
1953 Ernest Hemingway was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for The Old Man and the Sea.
1956 Gene Vincent and his group, The Blue Caps, recorded "Be-Bop-A Lula" for Capitol Records in Los Angeles.
1961 The "Freedom Riders" began a bus trip through the South as part of the Civil Rights Movement.
1964 The Pulitzer Prize jury failed for the first time to award winners in the areas of fiction, drama and music.
1964 Another World premiered on NBC-TV.
1970 Four Kent State University students were shot down by National Guard members during an anti-Vietnam War demonstration.
1972 The Don't Make A Wave Committee, a fledgling environmental organization founded in Canada in 1971, officially changes its name to Greenpeace Foundation.
1977 Former President Richard M. Nixon spoke with interviewer David Frost in the first of four television interviews.
1985 Spend A Buck posted the third fastest winning time in the Kentucky Derby by running the 1-1/4 mile track at Churchill Downs in 2 minutes and 1/8 second.
1985 The famed Apollo Theatre, once the showcase for the nation’s top black performers, reopened after a renovation that cost $10.4 million.
1988 The PEPCON disaster rocked Henderson, Nevada, as tons of space shuttle fuel detonated during a fire.
1989 Former White House aide Oliver North was convicted of three crimes and was acquitted of nine other charges in the Iran-Contra Affair (the convictions were later overturned on appeal).
1990 Latvia proclaimed the renewal of its independence after the Soviet occupation.
1994 Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO leader Yasser Arafat signed a peace accord regarding Palestinian autonomy, granting self-rule in the Gaza Strip and Jericho.
1996 José María Aznar was appointed Prime Minister of Spain, ending 13 years of Socialist rule.
1998 A federal judge in Sacramento, California, gave "Unabomber" Theodore Kaczynski four life sentences plus 30 years after Kaczynski accepted a plea agreement sparing him from the death penalty.
2000 The Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins played the third longest NHL game in history with 5 overtimes played (the game lasted until Keith Primeau of the Flyers scored 92 minutes and 1 second into overtime).
2000 Londoners elected their mayor for the first time.
2001 Bonny Lee Bakley, wife of actor Robert Blake, was shot to death in Los Angeles (Blake was later acquitted of murder but found liable in a civil case and ordered to pay damages).
2001 Pope John Paul II followed Saint Paul's footsteps across the Mediterranean, from Greece to Syria to Malta.
2002 An EAS Airlines BAC 1-11-500 crashed in a suburb of Kano, Nigeria shortly after takeoff, killing more than 148 people.

Chart Toppers

1948
Now is the Hour - Bing Crosby
The Dickey Bird Song - The Freddy Martin Orchestra (vocal: Glenn Hughes)
Manana - Peggy Lee
Anytime - Eddy Arnold

1956
Heartbreak Hotel/I Was the One - Elvis Presley
Moonglow and Theme from ’Picnic’ - Morris Stoloff
Standing on the Corner - The Four Lads
Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins

1964
Can’t Buy Me Love - The Beatles
Hello Dolly! - Louis Armstrong
Bits and Pieces - The Dave Clark Five
My Heart Skips a Beat - Buck Owens

1972
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack
I Gotcha - Joe Tex
Betcha By Golly, Wow - The Stylistics
Chantilly Lace - Jerry Lee Lewis

1980
Call Me - Blondie
Ride like the Wind - Christopher Cross
Lost in Love - Air Supply
Are You on the Road to Lovin’ Me Again - Debby Boone

1988
Where Do Broken Hearts Go - Whitney Houston
Wishing Well - Terence Trent D’Arby
Angel - Aerosmith
It’s Such a Small World - Rodney Crowell & Rosanne Cash

Quote of the Day

We are more ready to try the untried when what we do is inconsequential. Hence the fact that many inventions had their birth as toys.
Eric Hoffer, American social writer (1902 - 1983)




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Today in History - May 5th

Today's Birthdays

1813 Søren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher, died Nov 11, 1855
1818 Karl Marx, socialist writer/ founder of communism (Das Kapital, The Communist Manifesto) died Mar 14, 1883
1830 John Batterson Stetson, cowboy hat manufacturer, died Feb 18, 1906
1867 Nelly Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman), journalist/women’s rights advocate, died Jan 27, 1922
1890 Christopher Morley, writer (New York Evening Post, Saturday Review) died March 28, 1957
1901 Blind Willie McTell, blues singer, died Aug 15, 1959
1903 James Beard, chef/cookbook writer, died Jan 21, 1985
1913 Duane Carter, Sprint Car Hall of Famer, died Mar 8, 1993
1914 Tyrone Power (Tyrone Edmund Power Jr.), actor (The Mark of Zorro, Witness for the Prosecution) died Nov 15, 1958
1915 Alice Faye (Alice Jeanne Leppert), actress (State Fair) died May 9, 1998
1927 Art Pollard, auto racer, killed during Indianapolis 500 time trials May 12, 1973
1927 Pat Carroll, comedienne/actress (Caesar’s Hour)
1934 ‘Ace’ Cannon (John Henry Cannon Jr.), saxophonist (Tuff)
1934 John Sweeney, AFL-CIO President
1937 Sandy Baron (Sanford Beresofsky), comedian/actor (If It’s Tuesday This Must Be Belgium) died Jan 21, 2001
1937 Johnnie Taylor, singer (Who's Making Love) died May 31, 2000
1938 Michael Murphy, actor (Batman Returns, The Year of Living Dangerously)
1940 Lance Henriksen, actor (Aliens, The Terminator, The Right Stuff)
1942 Tammy Wynette (Virginia Wynette Pugh), country singer (Stand By Your Man, D-I-V-O-R-C-E) died Apr 6, 1998
1943 Michael Palin, comedian/actor (Monty Python)
1944 Jean-Pierre Léaud, actor (The 400 Blow)
1944 Roger Rees, actor (Robin Hood: Men in Tights)
1944 John Rhys-Davies, actor (Sliders, Lord of the Rings series)
1948 Bill Ward, drummer (Black Sabbath)
1952 Alan Clark, rock musician (Dire Straits)
1957 Richard E. Grant, actor (Bram Stoker’s Dracula)
1957 Lisa Eilbacher, actress (Beverly Hills Cop, An Officer and a Gentleman)
1959 Ian McCulloch, singer/guitarist (Echo & the Bunnymen)
1959 Brian Williams, news anchor (NBC Nightly News)
1962 Gary Daly, singer (China Crisis)
1962 Kevin Mooney, bassist (Adam & the Ants)
1965 Shelley Bruce, Broadway actress (Annie)
1966 Shawn Drover, drummer (Megadeth)
1967 Charles Nagy, pitcher (Cleveland Indians, San Diego Padres)
1970 Will Arnett, actor/comedian (Arrested Development)
1970 Kyan Douglas ,TV personality (Queer Eye for the Straight Guy)
1972 Zigmund Palffy, NHL right wing (Pittsburgh Penguins, Los Angeles Kings, NY Islanders)
1972 Wendy Kaye, playmate (July 1991)
1973 Tina Yothers, actress (Family Ties)
1973 Muhsin Muhammad, wide receiver (Chicago Bears)
1979 Vincent Kartheiser, American actor (Angel)
1981 Marcelle Bittar, Brazilian supermodel
1983 Henry Cavill, actor (Hellraiser: Hellworld)
1987 Ian Michael Smith, actor (Simon Birch)
1988 Jessica Dubroff, aviator, died Apr 11, 1996
1988 Brooke Hogan, singer/reality TV star (daughter of Hulk Hogan)

Today's Deaths in History

1821 Napoléon Bonaparte dies in exile at 51
1981 Ronald McQueen, reggae bassist (Steel Pulse), dies at 31
1981 Bobby Sands, Irish activist, dies at 27 during his hunger strike
1996 Jordan Carlton, actor (Mr. Holland's Opus) dies at 15
2001 Cliff Hillegass, writer/publisher (Cliff Notes), dies at 83
2001 Terry Ryan, screenwriter (The Phil Silvers Show) dies at 78
2002 George Sidney, film director (Our Gang comedies) dies at 85

Today in History

1260 Kublai Khan became ruler of the Mongol Empire.
1809 Mary Kies of South Killingly, CT, became the first woman to be issued a U.S. patent, for the rights to a technique for weaving straw with silk and thread.
1847 The American Medical Association was organized in Philadelphia, PA.
1862 General Ignacio Zaragoza's troops were outnumbered three to one as they battled the invading French army and defeated Napoleon III's forces; that battle is now commemorated as Cinco de Mayo.
1865 In North Bend, Ohio (a suburb of Cincinnati), the first train robbery in the United States took place.
1877 Sitting Bull led his band of Lakota into Canada to avoid harassment by the United States Army under Colonel Nelson Miles.
1886 The Bay View Tragedy occurred, militia fired upon a crowd of protesters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin killing seven.
1891 New York City was the site of the dedication of a building called the Music Hall, now known as Carnegie Hall.
1892 Congress extended the Chinese Exclusion Act for 10 more years.
1893 Stock prices plummeted, major railroads went into receivership, 15,000 businesses went bankrupt and 15 to 20 percent of the work force was unemployed in the worst economic crisis to date.
1900 The Billboard, a magazine for the music and entertainment industries, began weekly publication after six years as a monthly.
1904 Cy Young of the Boston Red Sox tossed a perfect game against the Philadelphia Americans.
1916 U.S. Marines invade the Dominican Republic.
1925 John T. Scopes is served an arrest warrant for teaching evolution in violation of the Butler Act.
1936 Edward Ravenscroft of Glencoe, IL received a patent for the screw-on bottle cap with the pour lip.
1941 Emperor Haile Selassie returned to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Liberation Day).
1944 Mohandas Gandhi was freed from prison.
1945 In the only fatal attack of its kind during World War II, a Japanese balloon bomb exploded on Gearhart Mountain in Oregon, killing the pregnant wife of a minister and five children.
1945 German troops in the Netherlands and Denmark capitulate to Canadian and British forces, liberating these countries from Nazi occupation.
1945 Admiral Karl Dönitz, leader of Germany after Hitler's death, ordered all U-boats to cease offensive operations and return to their bases.
1955 West Germany became a sovereign state.
1955 The musical Damn Yankees opened in New York City for a successful run of 1,019 performances.
1956 Jim Bailey became the first runner to break the four-minute mile within the United States.
1961 Alan Shepard became the first American to travel into space, making a sub-orbital flight of 15 minutes.
1966 Willie Mays hit home run number 512 of his career, breaking Mel Ott's National League record.
1973 56,800 fans paid $309,000 to see Led Zeppelin at Tampa Stadium, the largest paid crowd assembled in the U.S. to date to see a single musical act.
1978 Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds smacked his 3,000th major-league hit.
1980 Constantine Karamanlis is elected for the first time President of Greece.
1985 The first husband and wife team to win a major marathon, Ken and Lisa Maratin, won more than $50,000 for their first-place finishes in the Pittsburgh Marathon.
1985 President Ronald Reagan attended a wreath-laying ceremony at a military cemetery in Bitburg, West Germany (the visit drew worldwide condemnation because 49 members of the Waffen SS were buried there).
1988 Eugene Antonio Marino became the first black Roman Catholic Bishop in the United States.
1991 A riot broke out in the Mt. Pleasant section of Washington, DC after a Salvadoran man is shot by police.
1992 Wolfenstein 3D was released, the first-ever first-person shooter computer game.
1994 Michael Fay, an American teenager, was charged along with eight others for vandalism in Singapore; he was sentenced to four strokes with a cane on the buttocks.
2000 Reformers swept Iran's run-off elections, winning control of the legislature from conservatives for the first time since the 1979 Islamic revolution.
2002 French President Jacques Chirac was re-elected in a landslide victory over extreme-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen.
2002 The World Wrestling Federation changed its name to World Wrestling Entertainment due to a lawsuit from the World Wildlife Fund.
2005 The United Kingdom general election took place, in which Tony Blair's Labour Party was re-elected for a third, consecutive term.

Chart Toppers

1949
Cruising Down the River - The Blue Barron Orchestra (vocal: ensemble)
Forever and Ever - Perry Como
Again - Doris Day
Lovesick Blues - Hank Williams

1957
All Shook Up - Elvis Presley
School Day - Chuck Berry
A White Sport Coat (And a Pink Carnation) - Marty Robbins
Gone - Ferlin Husky

1965
Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter - Herman’s Hermits
I Know a Place - Petula Clark
I’ll Never Find Another You - The Seekers
This is It - Jim Reeves

1973
Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree - Dawn featuring Tony Orlando
The Cisco Kid - War
Little Willy - The Sweet
Behind Closed Doors - Charlie Rich

1981
Morning Train (Nine to Five) - Sheena Easton
Just the Two of Us - Grover Washington, Jr./Bill Withers
Being with You - Smokey Robinson
Rest Your Love on Me - Conway Twitty

1989
Like a Prayer - Madonna
I’ll Be There for You - Bon Jovi
She Drives Me Crazy - Fine Young Cannibals
Young Love - The Judds

Quote of the Day

Music has charms to soothe the savage breast
To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.

William Congreve, English dramatist (1670 - 1729), The Mourning Bride, Act 1 Scene 1

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Today in History - May 6th

Today's Birthdays

1758 Maximilian Robespierre, French revolutionary, executed by guillotine July 28, 1794
1856 Sigmund Freud, father of psychoanalysis, died Sept 23, 1939
1856 Robert E. Peary, explorer (discoverer of the North Pole, Greenland, and the Melville meteorite) died Jan 20, 1920
1868 Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, died Jul 17, 1918
1895 Rudolph Valentino (Rodolpho Alfonso Rafaello Pietro Filiberto Guglielmi Di Valentina D’Antonguolla), actor (The Sheik) died Aug 23, 1926
1903 (Bernard) Toots Shor, restaurateur/barkeep, died Jan 23, 1977
1907 (Wilbur Charles) Weeb Ewbank, Pro Football Hall of Famer/head coach (Baltimore Colts, NY Jets) died Nov 17, 1998
1913 Stewart Granger, actor (The Hound of the Baskervilles) died Aug 16, 1993
1915 (George) Orson Welles, actor (War of the Worlds, Citizen Kane) died Oct 10, 1985
1923 Harry (Percival) Watson, Hockey Hall of Fame left wing (Brooklyn Americans, Detroit Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Blackhawks)
1931 Willie Mays, Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (New York Giants, San Francisco Giants)
1945 Bob Seger, rock guitarist/singer (Night Moves)
1947 Alan Dale, actor (Ugly Betty, Star trek: Nemesis)
1948 Mary MacGregor, singer (Torn Between Two Lovers)
1951 Davey Johnstone, guitarist (Elton John)
1952 Gregg Henry, actor (Payback)
1952 Fred McNeil, linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)
1953 Tony Blair, British Prime Minister
1955 Tom Bergeron, TV host (Dancing with the Stars)
1959 Heather Ripley, actress (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang)
1960 John Flansburgh, rock singer (They Might Be Giants)
1960 Roma Downey, actress (Touched by an Angel)
1960 Anne Parillaud, actress (Man in the Iron Mask)
1961 George Clooney, actor (Ocean's Eleven series)
1964 Tony Scalzo, rock bassist/songwriter (Fastball)
1964 Dana Hill, voice actress (Rugrats) died July 15, 1996
1965 Leslie Hope, actress (24)
1966 Thurman Thomas, NFL Hall of Fame running back (Buffalo Bills)
1967 Mark Bryan, rock guitarist (Hootie and the Blowfish)
1971 Chris Shiflett, rock guitarist (Foo Fighters)
1972 Martin Brodeur, NHL goaltender (New Jersey Devils)
1977 Marc Chouinard, NHL center/wing (Vancouver Canucks)
1977 Laura Cover, playmate (July 1999)
1983 Adrianne Palicki, actress (Friday Night Lights)
1985 Chris Paul, NBA point guard (New Orleans Hornets)

Today's Deaths in History

1862 Henry David Thoreau, author/philosopher, dies at 44
1910 King Edward VII of Britian dies at 68
1919 L. Frank Baum, writer (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz) dies at 62
1983 Kai Winding, jazz trombonist/composer, dies at 60
1987 William Casey, Central Intelligence Agency director, dies at 74
1992 Marlene Dietrich, actress (The Blue Angel) dies at 90
1996 William Colby, CIA director, found dead after possible drowning at 76
1999 Mark Tuinei, NFL tackle (Dallas Cowboys) dies of a drug overdose at 39
2002 Otis Blackwell, pianist/singer/songwriter, dies at 70
2004 Barney Kessel, jazz guitarist, dies at 80
2006 Lillian Asplund, last American RMS Titanic survivor, dies at 99

Today in History

1527 Spanish and German troops sacked Rome; some consider this the end of the Renaissance (147 Swiss Guards, including their commander, died fighting the forces of Charles V during the Sack of Rome in order to allow Pope Clement VII to escape into Castel Sant'Angelo).
1536 King Henry VIII ordered translated Bibles be placed in every church.
1682 Louis XIV of France moved his court to Versailles.
1835 James Gordon Bennett published the New York Herald for the first time.
1840 The Penny Black postage stamp was valid for use in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
1851 Dr. John Gorrie of Apalachicola FL, patented the mechanical refrigerator.
1851 Linus Yale of Newport, NY received a patent for the clock-type lock.
1861 Arkansas seceded from the Union.
1877 Chief Crazy Horse of the Oglala Sioux surrendered to United States troops in Nebraska.
1882 Congress passed the Chinese Exclusion Act, which barred Chinese immigrants from the United States for 10 years.
1889 The Paris Exposition formally opened, featuring the just-completed Eiffel Tower.
1915 Babe Ruth hit his first major-league home run, playing for the Boston Red Sox.
1937 The hydrogen-filled German dirigible Hindenburg burned and crashed in Lakehurst, N.J., killing 36 of the 97 people on board and a Navy crewman on the ground.
1941 Joseph Stalin became the premier of Russia.
1941 Bob Hope performed his first USO show, at California's March Field .
1942 Some 15,000 Americans and Filipinos on Corregidor surrendered to the Japanese during World War II.
1942 On Corregidor, the last American forces in the Philippines surrendered to the Japanese.
1945 Axis Sally delivered her last propaganda broadcast to Allied troops.
1946 The New York Yankees announced that they were to be the first major-league baseball team to travel by airplane during the entire 1946 season.
1954 Roger Bannister became the first athlete to run a mile in less than four minutes, finishing in 3 minutes 59.4 seconds during a track meet in Oxford, England.
1957 Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy of Massachusetts was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his book Profiles in Courage.
1959 The Pablo Picasso painting of a Dutch girl was sold for $154,000 in London, the highest price paid to that time for a painting by a living artist.
1960 Britain's Princess Margaret married Anthony Armstrong Jones, a commoner, at Westminster Abbey.
1981 A jury of architects and sculptors unanimously selects Maya Ying Lin's design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial from 1,421 other entries.
1982 Gaylord Perry of the Seattle Mariners became the 15th pitcher in the major leagues to win 300 career victories.
1983 The Hitler diaries were revealed as a hoax when experts examined the books and concluded that they were fake.
1986 Comedienne Joan Rivers put her foot in her mouth by announcing to the world that she was leaving The Tonight Show as permanent guest host to begin her own late-night gabfest on the new FOX TV Network.
1994 Former Arkansas state worker Paula Jones filed suit against President Bill Clinton, alleging he'd sexually harassed her in 1991.
1994 Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and French President François Mitterrand officiated at the opening of the Channel Tunnel.
1996 The body of former CIA director William E. Colby was found washed up on a riverbank in southern Maryland, eight days after he'd disappeared.
1997 Hemophiliacs who contracted AIDS between 1978 and 1985 from tainted blood products accepted a $600 million settlement from four health-care companies.
2001 Pope John Paul II, during a trip to Syria, became the first pope to enter a mosque.
2002 Right-wing Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn was shot and killed in Hilversum, Netherlands.
2002 Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was freed after 19 months of house arrest.
2004 An estimated 51.1 million people tuned in for the final first-run episode of Friends on NBC.

Chart Toppers

1950
My Foolish Heart - The Gordon Jenkins Orchestra (vocal: Eileen Wilson)
Bewitched - The Bill Snyder Orchestra
The Third Man Theme - Alton Karas
Long Gone Lonesome Blues - Hank Williams

1958
Tequila - The Champs
The Witch Doctor - David Seville
Wear My Ring Around Your Neck - Elvis Presley
Oh Lonesome Me - Don Gibson

1966
Good Lovin’ - The Young Rascals
Monday Monday - The Mamas & The Papas
Sloop John B - The Beach Boys
I Want to Go with You - Eddy Arnold

1974
The Loco-Motion - Grand Funk
Dancing Machine - The Jackson 5
The Streak - Ray Stevens
Things Aren’t Funny Anymore - Merle Haggard

1982
I Love Rock ’N Roll - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Chariots of Fire - Titles - Vangelis
Ebony and Ivory - Paul McCartney with Stevie Wonder
Mountain Music - Alabama

1990
Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O’Connor
I Wanna Be Rich - Calloway
How Can We Be Lovers - Michael Bolton
Love on Arrival - Dan Seals

Quote of the Day

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
William J. H. Boetcker



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Today in History - May 7th

Today's Birthdays

1812 Robert Browning, poet/married to poet Elizabeth Barrett, died Dec 12, 1889
1833 Johannes Brahms, composer (Lullaby) died April 3, 1897
1840 Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, composer (1812 Overture) died Nov 6, 1893
1885 Gabby (George Francis) Hayes, actor/vaudevillian (silent movie villain) died Feb 9, 1969
1892 Archibald MacLeish, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet/U.S. Librarian of Congress, died Apr 20, 1982
1892 Josip Broz Tito, President of Yugoslavia, died May 4, 1980
1901 Gary (Frank James) Cooper, actor (Sergeant York, High Noon) died May 13, 1961
1909 Edwin H. Land, American inventor (instant polaroid photography) died March 1, 1991
1919 Eva (Evita) Peron, wife of Argentina’s President Juan Peron (subject of the Broadway musical and film Evita)died July 26, 1952
1921 Gale Robbins, actress/snger (The Belle of New York) died Feb 12, 1980
1922 Darren McGavin, actor (The Night Stalker, A Christmas Story) died Feb 25, 2006
1923 Anne Baxter, actress (The Ten Commandments, All About Eve) died Dec 12, 1985
1930 Totie Fields (Sophie Feldman), entertainer/comedienne, died August 2, 1978
1932 Pete Domenici, U.S. Senator (R-N.M.)
1933 Johnny Unitas, Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Baltimore Colts, San Diego Chargers) Sep 11, 2002
1939 Johnny Maestro, singer (The Worst That Could Happen)
1939 Jimmy Ruffin, R&B singer (What becomes of the Broken Hearted)
1943 Ricky West, guitarist (Brian Poole & The Tremeloes)
1946 Bill Danoff, singer/songwriter (The Starland Vocal Band)
1946 Thelma Houston, R&B singer (Don't Leave Me This Way)
1946 Bill Kreutzmann, rock musician (Grateful Dead)
1947 Dave Hampton, running back (Green Bay Packers, Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles)
1950 Tim Russert, broadcast journalist (Meet the Press)
1950 Randall 'Tex' Cobb, boxer/actor (Ace Ventura: Pet Detective)
1951 Robert Hegyes, actor (Welcome Back, Kotter)
1951 Janis Ian (Janis Eddy Fink), Grammy Award-winning songwriter/singer (At Seventeen)
1953 Terry Richardson, NHL (Detroit Red Wings, St Louis Blues)
1954 Amy Heckerling, writer/director (Clueless, Fast Times at Ridgemont High)
1955 Tim Richmond, NASCAR driver
1959 Michael E. Knight, actor (All My Children)
1961 Phil Campbell, rock singer/musician (Motorhead)
1962 Robbie Knievel, daredevil/son of Evel Knievel
1963 Johnny Lee Middleton, bassist (Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra)
1965 Chris O'Connor, rock musician (Primitive Radio Gods)
1965 Owen Hart, wrestler, died from injuries sustained in a fall May 23, 1999
1969 Traci Lords, actress (Cry Baby)
1972 Eagle-Eye Cherry, rock singer (Save Tonight)
1974 Breckin Meyer, actor (Clueless)
1979 Frenchie Davis, singer/TV perosnlaity (American Idol)
1984 Alex Smith, NFL quarterback (San Francisco '49ers)
1991 Taylor Abrahamse, actor (Hockey: A People's History)

Today's Deaths in History

1825 Antonio Salieri, Italian composer, dies at 74
1989 Guy Williams, actor (Zorro, Lost in Space) dies at 65
1991 Dennis Crosby, actor/son of Bing Crosby, commits suicide at 56
1995 Ray McKinley, jazz drummer/singer/bandleader, dies at 84
1998 Eddie Rabbitt, country singer (I Love a Rainy Night) dies at 56
2000 Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., actor (Little Caesar) dies at 90
2002 Seattle Slew, Triple Crown-winning race horse, dies at 28
2002 James 'Buster' Brown, dancer/choreographer (Cotton Club) dies at 88

Today in History

1274 In France, the Second Council of Lyons opens to regulate the election of the Pope.
1429 Joan of Arc ends the Siege of Orléans, pulling an arrow from her own shoulder and returning wounded to lead the final charge; the victory marks a turning point in the Hundred Years' War.
1664 Louis XIV of France inaugurates The Palace of Versailles.
1763 Chief Pontiac begins the "Conspiracy of Pontiac" by attacking British forces at Fort Detroit.
1789 The first inaugural ball was held in New York in honor of President George Washington and his wife, Martha.
1824 The World premiere of Ludwig van Beethoven's Ninth Symphony was held in Vienna, Austria, conducted by Michael Umlauf under the deaf composer's supervision.
1840 The Great Natchez Tornado struck Natchez, Mississippi, killing 317 people, the second deadliest tornado in U.S. history.
1847 The American Medical Association was founded in Philadelphia.
1895 In Saint Petersburg, Russian scientist Alexander Stepanovich Popov demonstrated to the Russian Physical and Chemical Society his invention, world's first radio receiver.
1912 Columbia University approved final plans for awarding the Pulitzer Prize in several categories (the award was established by Joseph Pulitzer).
1912 The first airplane equipped with a machine gun flew over College Park, MD.
1915 A German torpedo sank the British liner Lusitania off the Irish coast, killing nearly 1,200 people.
1920 Soviet Russia recognized the independence of the Democratic Republic of Georgia only to invade the country six months later.
1939 Germany and Italy announced a military and political alliance known as the Rome-Berlin Axis.
1941 Glenn Miller and his Orchestra recorded one of the great American music standards, "Chattanooga Choo Choo."
1945 Germany signed an unconditional surrender at Allied headquarters in Rheims, France, bringing an end to World War II in Europe.
1945 Baseball owner Branch Rickey announced the organization of the United States Negro Baseball League, consisting of six teams.
1946 Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering (later renamed Sony) was founded with about 20 employees.
1951 Russia was admitted to participate in the 1952 Olympic Games by the International Olympic Committee.
1952 The concept for the integrated circuit, the basis for all modern computers, was first published by Geoffrey W.A. Dummer.
1954 The Battle of Dien Bien Phu in Vietnam ended after 55 days with Vietnamese insurgents overrunning French forces.
1958 Pianist Van Cliburn signed an artist’s contract with RCA Victor Records.
1959 93,103 fans packed the LA Coliseum for Roy Campanella Night, an exhibition game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the New York Yankees in which Sandy Koufax pitched for the Dodgers and lost to the Yankees, 6-2.
1960 Leonid Brezhnev replaced Marshal Kliment Voroshilov as president of the Supreme Soviet.
1960 Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev announced that his nation is holding American U-2 pilot Gary Powers.
1964 Pacific Air Lines Flight 773, a Fairchild F-27 airliner, crashed near San Ramon, California, killing all 44 aboard; the FBI later reported that a cockpit recorder tape indicated that the pilot and co-pilot had been shot by a suicidal passenger.
1966 The Mamas & The Papas made the climb to the top of the Billboard pop music chart with "Monday, Monday."
1977 Seattle Slew won the Kentucky Derby, the first of his Triple Crown victories.
1984 A $180 million out-of-court settlement was announced in the Agent Orange class-action suit brought by Vietnam veterans.
1987 Shelly Long made her last appearance as a regular on the popular TV show, Cheers.
1992 A 203-year-old proposed constitutional amendment barring Congress from giving itself a midterm pay raise was ratified when Michigan became the 38th state to approve it.
1992 Space Shuttle Endeavour was launched on its maiden voyage (STS-49).
1992 Three employees at a McDonald's Restaurant in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, were brutally murdered and a fourth permanently disabled after a botched robbery.
1998 The parent company of Mercedes-Benz agreed to buy Chrysler Corp. for more than $37 billion.
1999 NATO jets struck the Chinese embassy in Belgrade, killing three people and injuring 20; President Bill Clinton called the attack a "tragic mistake."
1999 Pope John Paul II traveled to Romania, becoming the first pope to visit a predominantly Eastern Orthodox country since the Great Schism in 1054.
1999 A jury found The Jenny Jones Show and Warner Bros. liable in the shooting death of Scott Amedure, after the show purposely deceived Jonathan Schmitz to appear on a secret same-sex crush episode (Schmitz later killed Amedure and the jury awarded Amedure's family $25 million).
2000 President Vladimir Putin took the oath of office in Russia's first democratic transfer of power.
2001 Ronnie Biggs, the "Great Train Robber" who had eluded capture for decades following his prison escape in 1965, returned to Britain, where he was arrested and jailed to complete the 28 remaining years of his sentence.
2006 Rolling Stone magazine published its 1000th issue.

Chart Toppers

1951
If - Perry Como
Mockingbird Hill -Patti Page
Sparrow in the Treetop - Bing Crosby
Cold, Cold Heart - Hank Williams

1959
Come Softly to Me - The Fleetwoods
The Happy Organ - Dave ‘Baby’ Cortez
Sorry (I Ran All the Way Home) - The Impalas
White Lightning - George Jones

1967
Somethin’ Stupid - Nancy Sinatra & Frank Sinatra
The Happening - The Supremes
Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley
Need You - Sonny James

1975
He Don’t Love You (Like I Love You) - Tony Orlando & Dawn
Before the Next Teardrop Falls - Freddy Fender
Chevy Van - Sammy Johns
Roll on Big Mama - Joe Stampley

1983
Beat It - Michael Jackson
Jeopardy - Greg Kihn Band
Let’s Dance - David Bowie
Jose Cuervo - Shelly West

1991
Baby Baby - Amy Grant
Joyride - Roxette
I Like the Way (The Kissing Game) - Hi-Five
Rockin’ Years - Dolly Parton with Ricky Van Shelton

Quote of the Day

It is of interest to note that while some dolphins are reported to have learned English -- up to fifty words used in correct context -- no human being has been reported to have learned dolphinese.
Carl Sagan, US astronomer & popularizer of astronomy (1934 - 1996)



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Today in History - May 8th

Today's Birthdays

1828 Jean Henri Dunant, author/philanthropist (founder of Red Cross Society) died Oct 30, 1910
1848 Oscar Hammerstein I, playwright/producer; died Aug 1, 1919
1884 Harry S Truman, "Give ’Em Hell Harry," 33rd U.S. President, died Dec 26, 1972
1895 Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, TV clergyman (Life is Worth Living) died Dec 9, 1979
1906 Roberto Rossellini, director (Seven Deadly Sins, The Messiah) died June 3, 1977
1911 Robert Johnson, Blues Hall of Fame singer/songwriter/guitarist (Sweet Home Chicago) died Aug 16, 1938
1913 Bob Clampett, animator (Looney Tunes) died May 4, 1984
1919 Lex Barker (Alexander Crichlow Barker Jr.), actor (La Dolce Vita) died May 11, 1973
1926 Don Rickles, comedian/actor (CPO Sharkey, Kelly’s Heroes)
1928 Theodore C. (Ted) Sorensen, Special Counsel to U.S. President John F. Kennedy
1932 (Charles) Sonny Liston, International Boxing Hall of Famer, died Dec 30, 1970
1937 Mike (Miguel Angel Santana) Cuellar, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds, St Louis Cardinals, Houston Astros, Baltimore Orioles, California Angels)
1940 Peter Benchley, author (Jaws, The Deep) died Feb 11, 2006
1940 Ricky (Eric Hilliard) Nelson, actor/ Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer (Garden Party) killed in plane crash Dec 31, 1985
1940 Toni Tennille, singer (The Captain and Tenille)
1941 John Fred, singer (Judy in Disguise) died April 14, 2005
1941 James Mitchum, actor (In Harm’s Way)
1943 Paul Samwell-Smith, bassist (The Yardbirds)
1944 Gary Glitter (Paul Gadd), singer (Rock And Roll Parts I & II)
1944 Captain Dale Dye, U.S. Marine/actor (Saving Private Ryan)
1945 Keith Jarrett, pianist/composer
1951 Philip Bailey, singer (Earth, Wind & Fire)
1951 Chris Frantz, rock drummer (Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club)
1953 Alex Van Halen, rock drummer (Van Halen)
1953 Billy Burnette, singer/guitarist (Fleetwood Mac)
1954 David Keith, actor (The Great Santini, An Officer and a Gentleman)
1954 Stephen Furst, actor (Animal House)
1957 Bill Cowher, NFL coach (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1959 Ronnie (Ronald Mandel) Lott, NFL defensive back (SF 49ers, Oakland Raiders, NY Jets)
1960 Eric Brittingham, rock bassist (Cinderella)
1964 Melissa Gilbert, actress (Little House on the Prairie)
1964 Bobby Labonte, NASCAR race driver
1964 Dave Rowntree, rock drummer (Blur)
1969 Chad Rowan, first foreign sumo Yokozuna (Akebono)
1971 Todd Greene, catcher (NY Yankees)
1972 Darren Hayes, singer (Savage Garden)
1972 Ray Whitney, NHL left wing (Carolina Hurricanes, San Jose Sharks)
1974 Korey Stringer, NFL lineman (Minnesota Vikings) died of a heat stroke in training camp Aug 1, 2001
1975 Enrique Iglesias, Spanish singer (Rhythm Divine)
1975 Jussi Markkanen, NHL goaltender (Edmonton Oilers)
1976 Jeff Simmons, IRL race driver
1977 Jennifer Walcott, playmate (August 2001)
1978 Josie Maran, model (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue)
1980 Kimberlee Peterson, actress (NCIS)
1981 John Maine, pitcher (NY Mets)
1985 Sarah Vaillancourt, Canadian Women's hockey player (Olympic Gold medalist)

Today's Deaths in History

1819 Kamehameha I, King of Hawaii, dies at 61
1828 Mauro Giuliani, Italian composer, dies at 47
1880 Gustave Flaubert, French novelist (Madame Bovary) dies at 58
1952 William Fox, film producer (Fox Films)
1967 LaVerne Andrews, American singer (The Andrews Sisters) dies at 55
1982 Neil Bogart, American record executive (Casablanca Records) dies at 39
1982 Gilles Villeneuve, Formula One race driver, dies in a crash during practice for the Belgian Grand Prix at 32
1985 Dolph Sweet, actor (Dark Shadows) dies at 64
1988 Robert A. Heinlein, science fiction writer (Starship Troopers) dies at 80
1994 George Peppard, U.S. Marine/actor (The A-Team) dies at 65
1998 Charles "Bebe" Rebozo, banker/Watergate figure, dies at 85
1999 Dirk Bogarde, actor (The Servant) dies at 78
1999 Dana Plato, actress (Diff'rent Strokes) commits suicide at 34
2006 Iain MacMillan, Abbey Road photographer, dies at 67

Today in History

1541 Hernando de Soto reached the Mississippi River and named it Río de Espíritu Santo.
1794 Branded a traitor during the Reign of Terror by revolutionists, French chemist Antoine Lavoisier, who was also a tax collector with the Ferme Générale, was tried, convicted, and guillotined all on one day in Paris.
1821 In the Greek War of Independence, the Greeks defeated the Turks in Gravia.
1846 The first major battle of the Mexican War was fought at Palo Alto, Texas, resulting in victory for Gen. Zachary Taylor's forces.
1847 Robert W. Thomson of England patented the rubber tire.
1861 Richmond, Virginia, was named the capital of the Confederate States of America.
1877 The first Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show opened at Gilmore's Gardens in New York City.
1879 George Selden of Rochester, NY applied for the first automobile patent.
1886 Dr. John S. Pemberton first sold his secret elixir, Coca-Cola (he sold the formula in 1889 for $2,300).
1902 In Martinique, Mount Pelée erupted, destroying the town of Saint-Pierre and killing more than 30,000 people (only a handful of residents survived the blast).
1915 Regret captured the Kentucky Derby, the only filly to win the Run for the Roses in Louisville, KY.
1919 Edward George Honey first proposed the idea of a moment of silence to commemorate the Armistice of World War I, which later resulted in the creation of Remembrance Day.
1939 Clay Puett invented the electric starting gate, first used to start races at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, CA.
1942 The Battle of the Coral Sea came to an end; it was the first time in naval history where two enemy fleets fought without visual contact between warring ships.
1944 The first eye bank was established, in New York City.
1945 President Harry S. Truman announced in a radio address that World War II had ended in Europe.
1945 V-E Day was celebrated throughout the free world, as the Allied Forces had achieved victory in Europe with the unconditional surrender of Germany.
1958 Vice President Richard Nixon was shoved, stoned, booed and spat upon by anti-American protesters in Lima, Peru.
1959 The final broadcast of One Man’s Family was heard on NBC radio after being on the air 27 years.
1961 The New York Metropolitan Baseball Club Inc. selected the "Mets" as the name for their National League baseball franchise that would begin play at the Polo Grounds in 1962.
1962 Zero Mostel starred in one of his most famous roles, in the Broadway production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.
1965 College sophomore Randy Matson broke his own pending world record in the shot put by breaking the 70-foot barrier (Matson put that shot 70 feet, 7 inches at a meet in College Station, TX).
1968 Catfish Hunter pitched the ninth perfect game in major-league baseball history, as Oakland beat Minnesota 4-0.
1970 The Hard Hat riot occurred in the Wall Street area of New York City as blue-collar construction workers clash with anti-war demonstrators protesting the Vietnam War.
1970 The album Let It Be by the Beatles was released.
1972 U.S. President Richard M. Nixon announced his order to place mines in major North Vietnamese ports in order to stem the flow of weapons and other goods to that nation.
1973 A 71-day standoff, between federal authorities and the American Indian Movement members occupying the Pine Ridge Reservation at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, ended with the surrender of the militants.
1978 David Berkowitz pleaded guilty in a Brooklyn courtroom to the "Son of Sam" killings.
1981 Fernando Valenzuela, of the Los Angeles Dodgers, won his fifth shutout of the young baseball season.
1984 The Soviet Union announced that it would boycott the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California.
1984 Cpl. Denis Lortie entered the Quebec National Assembly and opened fire, killing three and wounding 13 (René Jalbert, sergeant-at-arms of the assembly, succeeded in calming him, for which he would later receive the Cross of Valour).
1984 Joanie (Erin Moran) and Chachi (Scott Baio) got married on Happy Days.
1985 Larry Bird scored a career-high 43 points to lead the Boston Celtics to a 130-123 win over the Detroit Pistons.
1987 Gary Hart, dogged by questions about his personal life, withdrew from the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.
1999 Nancy Mace became the first female cadet to graduate from The Citadel military college.

Chart Toppers

1944
I Love You - Bing Crosby
I’ll Get By - The Harry James Orchestra (vocal: Dick Haymes)
Long Ago and Far Away - Helen Forrest & Dick Haymes
Too Late to Worry, Too Blue to Cry - Al Dexter

1952
Blue Tango - The Leroy Anderson Orchestra
Blacksmith Blues - Ella Mae Morse
Anytime - Eddie Fisher
Easy on the Eyes - Eddy Arnold

1960
Stuck on You - Elvis Presley
Sink the Bismarck - Johnny Horton
Sixteen Reasons - Connie Stevens
He’ll Have to Go - Jim Reeves

1968
Honey - Bobby Goldsboro
Tighten Up - Archie Bell & The Drells
Young Girl - The Union Gap
The Legend of Bonnie and Clyde - Merle Haggard

1976
Welcome Back - John Sebastian
Right Back Where We Started From - Maxine Nightingale
Boogie Fever - Sylvers
My Eyes Can Only See as Far as You - Charley Pride

1984
Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) - Phil Collins
Hello - Lionel Richie
Hold Me Now - The Thompson Twins
I Guess It Never Hurts to Hurt Sometimes - The Oak Ridge Boys

Quote of the Day

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

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Today in History - May 9th

Today’s Birthdays

1800 John Brown, American abolitionist, tried for treason and hanged Dec 2, 1859
1843 Belle Boyd, actress/author/Confederate spy, died June 11, 1900
1860 J. M. Barrie, Scottish author (Peter Pan) died June 19, 1937
1882 Henry J. Kaiser, builder (Hoover Dam, Kaiser Shipyards) died Aug 24, 1967
1893 William Moulton Marston, psychologist/writer (co-creator of Wonder Woman) died May 2, 1947
1914 Hank Snow, country singer/songwriter (Hello Love) died Dec 20, 1999
1918 Mike Wallace, broadcast journalist (60 Minutes)
1920 Richard Adams, English author (Watership Down)
1920 William Tenn, sci-fi author (The Square Root of Man)
1928 Colin Chapman, English engineer/automobile manufacturer (Lotus)
1928 (Richard) Pancho Gonzales, U.S. Open Tennis Champion, died July 3, 1995
1931 Vance Brand, astronaut (Apollo-Soyuz Test Project)
1935 Nokie Edwards, guitarist (The Ventures)
1936 Albert Finney, actor (Murder on the Orient Express)
1936 Glenda Jackson, actress (A Touch of Class)
1937 Sonny Curtis, guitarist (Buddy Holly & the Crickets)
1937 David Prater, singer (Sam & Dave) died April 9, 1988
1940 James L. Brooks, film producer/writer (Terms of Endearment)
1941 Pete Birrell, bassist (Freddie & the Dreamers)
1942 John Ashcroft, United States Attorney General
1942 Tommy Roe, singer/songwriter (Dizzy)
1944 Richie Furay, rock singer/songwriter/guitarist (Poco, Buffalo Springfield)
1945 Steve Katz, producer/guitarist/harmonica/singer (Blood, Sweat and Tears)
1946 Candice Bergen, actress (Murphy Brown)
1946 Clint Holmes, singer/songwriter (Playground in My Mind)
1949 Billy Joel, singer/songwriter/pianist (Piano Man)
1950 Tom Petersson, bassist/singer (Cheap Trick)
1955 Kevin Peter Hall, actor (Predator, Harry & the Hendersons) died April 10, 1991 of AIDS contracted from a blood transfusion
1960 Tony Gwynn, Hall of Fame right fielder (San Diego Padres)
1961 John Corbett, actor (Northern Exposure, My Big Fat Greek Wedding)
1962 David Gahan, singer (Depeche Mode)
1962 Paul Heaton, guitarist/singer (The Housemartins)
1965 Steve Yzerman, NHL Center (Detroit Red Wings)
1970 Ghostface Killah, rapper
1971 Paul McGuigan, rock bassist (Oasis)
1974 Sam Schmidt, IRL driver/team owner
1977 Maggie Dixon, Women's college basketball coach (US Military Academy) died April 6, 2006
1977 Dan Regan, rock musician (Reel Big Fish)
1978 Aaron Harang, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
1979 Rosario Dawson, actress (Clerks II)
1979 Brandon Webb, pitcher (Arizona Diamondbacks)
1982 Rachel Boston, actress (Grey's Anatomy)

Today’s Deaths in History

1657 William Bradford, Governor of Plymouth Colony, dies at 67
1791 Francis Hopkinson, signer of the Declaration of Independence, dies at 53
1903 Paul Gauguin, French painter, dies at 54
1914 C.W. Post, food manufacturer (Post cereals) dies at 59
1957 Ezio Pinza, Italian bass (South Pacific) dies at 64
1977 James Jones, writer (From Here to Eternity, The Thin Red Line) dies at 55
1978 Aldo Moro, Prime Minister of Italy, dies at 61
1985 Edmond O'Brien, actor (DOA) dies at 69
1986 Tenzing Norgay, Nepalese sherpa (Edmund Hillary & Mount Everest) dies at 72
1989 Keith Whitley, country music singer, dies at 33 from alcoholism
1998 Alice Faye, actress (Fallen Angel) dies at 83
2001 James E. Myers, American songwriter/producer (Rock Around the Clock) dies at 81
2003 Russell B. Long, U.S. Senator from Louisiana, dies at 84
2004 Akhmad Kadyrov, Chechen president assassinated at 52
2004 Alan King, comedian, dies at 76

Today in History

1502 Christopher Columbus left Spain for his fourth and final journey to the "New World."
1671 Thomas Blood, disguised as a clergyman, attempted to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London.
1754 The first cartoon appeared in The Pennsylvania Gazette, an editorial by Benjamin Franklin commenting on “the present disunited state of the British Colonies.”
1868 The city of Reno, Nevada, was founded.
1887 Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show opened in London.
1901 Australia opened its first parliament in Melbourne.
1913 The 17th amendment to the Constitution, providing for the popular election of U.S. senators, was ratified.
1926 Admiral Richard E. Byrd and Floyd Bennett claimed to have flown over the North Pole (later discovery of his diary seemed to indicate that this did not happen).
1927 The Australian Parliament first convenes in Canberra.
1936 The first sheet of postage stamps of more than one variety went on sale in New York City.
1936 Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy started their own radio show on NBC, only months after they had debuted on Rudy Vallee’s radio program.
1940 Actress Vivien Leigh made her American theatre debut with Laurence Olivier in Romeo and Juliet in New York City.
1941 German submarine U-110 was captured by the Royal Navy; on board is the latest Enigma cryptography machine which Allied cryptographers later use to break coded German messages.
1942 Belgrade became the first Axis-conquered city to murder or eliminate its Jewish population, largely with the help of Serbian collaborators.
1942 The German SS murdered 588 Jewish residents of the Podolian town of Zinkiv (Khmelnytska oblast, Ukraine); the victims were shot with machine gun in ravine on the order from Gebietskomissar Eggers and Chief of Gendarmerie Busse.
1945 The final German surrender to Marshal Georgy Zhukov at Berlin-Karlshorst was signed by Colonel-General Hans-Jürgen Stumpff as the representative of the Luftwaffe, Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel as the Chief of Staff of OKW, and Admiral Hans-Georg von Friedeburg as Commander-in-Chief of the Kriegsmarine.
1945 Hermann Göring was captured by the United States Army.
1949 Rainier III of Monaco became Prince of Monaco.
1950 L. Ron Hubbard published his book on Dianetics, entitled Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health.
1955 Sam and Friends debuted on a local U.S. television channel, marking the first television appearance of both Jim Henson and what would become Kermit the Frog and the Muppets.
1960 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved sale of the birth control pill.
1961 Jim Gentile of the Baltimore Orioles set a major-league baseball record by hitting grand slam home runs in two consecutive innings.
1961 Federal Communications Commission chairman Newton N. Minow condemned TV programming as a "vast wasteland" in a speech to the National Association of Broadcasters.
1962 The Beatles inked their first recording contract with EMI Parlophone.
1970 In Washington, D.C., 75,000 to 100,000 Vietnam War protesters peacefully demonstrated behind a barricaded White House.
1974 Bruce Springsteen performed a concert in Cambridge, Mass., that prompted rock critic Jon Landau to write, "I saw rock and roll future and it's name is Bruce Springsteen."
1974 The United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee opened formal and public impeachment hearings against President Richard M. Nixon.
1978 The bullet-riddled body of former Italian prime minister Aldo Moro, who'd been abducted by the Red Brigades, was found in an automobile in the center of Rome.
1980 In Florida, Liberian freighter SS Summit Venture hit the Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Tampa Bay, sending 35 people (most in a bus) to their deaths as a 1,400-foot section of the bridge collapsed.
1980 In Norco, California, five masked gunman held up a Security Pacific bank, leading to a violent shoot-out and one of the largest pursuits in California history (two of the gunman and two police officers were killed while 33 police and civilian vehicles were destroyed in the chase).
1984 It took the Chicago White Sox 25 innings (8 hours, 6 minutes) and two days to finally defeat the Milwaukee Brewers, 7-6, in the longest game (in elapsed time) in major-league history.
1994 Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as South Africa's first black president.
1994 Kinshasa, the capital of Zaire, was placed under quarantine after an outbreak of Ebola virus.
1999 On Mother's Day, a bus carrying 43 mostly elderly passengers to a Mississippi casino crashed on Interstate 610 in New Orleans, LA when the driver apparently passed out (22 passengers died).
2000 Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards was convicted of extortion schemes to manipulate the licensing of riverboat casinos.
2002 Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening suspended executions in his state while a study was done on whether the death penalty was being meted out in a racially discriminatory way (Glendening's successor, Gov. Robert Ehrlich, lifted the moratorium seven months later).
2002 The 38-day stand-off in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem came to an end when the Palestinians inside agreed to have 13 suspected militants among them deported to several different countries.
2004 Chechen President Akhmad Kadyrov was killed in a landmine bomb blast under a VIP stage during a World War II memorial victory parade in Grozny, Chechnya.
2004 The Canadian national team won the World Ice Hockey Championship in Prague.
2005 Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was selected as the successor of Pope John Paul II.
2006 Two miners, Todd Russell and Brant Webb, were freed after 14 days trapped underground in a goldmine at Beaconsfield, Tasmania, Australia.
2006 Estonia ratifies the European Constitution.

Chart Toppers

1945
Candy - Johnny Mercer & Jo Stafford
I’m Beginning to See the Light - The Harry James Orchestra (vocal: Kitty Kallen)
He’s Home for a Little While - Dinah Shore
Smoke on the Water - Bob Wills

1953
Pretend - Nat King Cole
Song from Moulin Rouge - The Percy Faith Orchestra
I Believe - Frankie Laine
Mexican Joe - Jim Reeves

1961
Runaway - Del Shannon
Mother-In-Law - Ernie K-Doe
A Hundred Pounds of Clay - Gene McDaniels
Hello Walls - Faron Young

1969
Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In - The 5th Dimension
Hair - The Cowsills
Hawaii Five-O - The Ventures
Hungry Eyes - Merle Haggard

1977
Hotel California - Eagles
When I Need You - Leo Sayer
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Play, Guitar Play - Conway Twitty

1985
We are the World - USA for Africa
Crazy for You - Madonna
Don’t You Forget About Me - Simple Minds
There’s No Way - Alabama

Quote of the Day

I am not one of those who in expressing opinions confine themselves to facts.
Mark Twain, US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit (1835-1910)




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Today in History - May 10th

Today’s Birthdays

1760 Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, French composer (La Marseillaise) died June 26, 1836
1838 John Wilkes Booth, actor/assassin (Abraham Lincoln) died April 26, 1865
1850 Thomas Lipton, founder (Lipton Tea Co.) died Oct 2, 1931
1899 Fred Astaire, dancer/actor (Daddy Long legs) died June 22, 1987
1902 David O. Selznick, film producer (Gone With the Wind) died June 22, 1965
1909 Maybelle Carter, country singer (mother of June Carter Cash) died Oct 23, 1978
1915 Denis Thatcher, British businessman/husband of Margaret Thatcher
1922 Nancy Walker (Ann Myrtle Swoyer), actress (McMillan and Wife) died Mar 25, 1992
1930 Pat Summerall, sports broadcaster (CBS, Fox, ESPN)
1930 Scott Muni, Disc Jockey (Beatles) died Sept 28, 2004
1933 Barbara Taylor Bradford, writer (Emma's Secret)
1935 Larry Williams, singer/songwriter (Bonie Maronie) died Jan 7, 1980
1936 Gary Owens, actor/announcer (Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In)
1938 Henry Fambrough, singer (Spinners)
1941 Danny Rapp, singer (Danny & the Juniors)
1942 Jim Calhoun, collecge basketball coach (Connecticut)
1944 Jim Abrahams, film director (Naked Gun series)
1946 Donovan, Scottish singer (Hurdy Gurdy Man, Mellow Yellow)
1946 Dave Mason, guitarist/singer (Traffic)
1946 Graham Gouldman, guitarist/bassist/songwriter (10cc)
1947 Jay (John) Ferguson, singer (Spirit)
1951 Ron Banks, R&B singer (The Dramatics)
1955 Chris Berman, sportscaster (ESPN)
1955 Mark David Chapman, assassin (John Lennon)
1957 Sid Vicious, punk bassist (The Sex Pistols)
1960 Bono, Irish rock singer (U2)
1960 Victoria Rowell, actress (Diagnosis: Murder)
1961 Danny Carey, rock drummer (Tool)
1963 Lisa Nowak, former astronaut (attempted to kidnap U.S. Air Force Captain Colleen Shipman)
1965 Linda Evangelista, supermodel
1965 Krist Novoselic, rock guitarist (Nirvana)
1967 Young MC, rapper (Bust a Move)
1968 Eric Palladino, actor (ER, Over There)
1970 Gina Phillips, actress (Hawaii)
1973 Dario Franchitti, IRL race driver/Mr. Ashley Judd
1975 Hélio Castroneves, Brazilian IRL driver
1975 Andrea Anders, actress (The Class)
1976 Rhona Bennett, singer (En Vogue)
1977 Nick Heidfeld, German Formula 1 driver
1977 Amanda Borden, Olympic Gold Medal gymnast
1978 Kenan Thompson, actor/comedian (Snakes on a Plane)
1979 Kat Oberle, model (Playboy)

Today’s Deaths in History

1566 Leonhart Fuchs, German botanist (co-founder of botany) dies at 65
1774 King Louis XV of France dies at 64
1818 Paul Revere, American patriot, dies at 83
1863 Stonewall Jackson, Confederate general, dies at 39 after being accidentally being shot by his own men
1963 Gene "Big Daddy" Lipscomb, football player (LA Rams, Baltimore Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers) dies at 31 of a heroin overdose
1977 Joan Crawford, actress (Mildred Pierce) dies at 73
1989 Woody Shaw, jazz trumpeter/composer, dies at 44
1990 Susan Oliver, actress (Star Trek) dies at 58
1994 John Wayne Gacy, serial killer, is executed at 52 for the rape and murder of 33 boys
1999 Shel Silverstein, poet/composer (Where the Sidewalk Ends) dies at 68
2000 Bart the Bear, animal actor (The Edge, Legends of the Fall) dies at 23
2001 Deborah Walley, actress (Gidget Goes Hawaiian) dies at 57
2005 David Wayne, rock singer (Metal Church) dies at 47 after a car crash
2006 A.M. Rosenthal, newspaper editor (New York Daily News) dies at 84

Today in History

1497 Amerigo Vespucci left Cádiz for his first voyage to the New World.
1503 Christopher Columbus visited the Cayman Islands and named them Las Tortugas after the numerous sea turtles there.
1774 Louis XVI became King of France.
1775 Fort Ticonderoga is taken by a small force led by Colonel Benedict Arnold and Ethan Allen.
1775 Representatives from the 13 colonies of the United States met in Philadelphia and raised the Continental Army to defend the new republic, placing it under command of George Washington of Virginia.
1801 The Barbary pirates of Tripoli declare war on the United States.
1864 Colonel Emory Upton led a 10-regiment "attack-in-depth" assault against the Confederate works at the Battle of Spotsylvania, which, though ultimately unsuccessful, provided the idea for the massive assault against the Bloody Angle on May 12.
1865 Confederate President Jefferson Davis is captured by Union troops near Irwinville, Georgia.
1865 Union soldiers ambushed and mortally wounded Confederate raider William Quantrill in Kentucky (he died June 6).
1869 The First Transcontinental Railroad, linking the eastern and western United States, was completed at Promontory Summit, Utah, with a golden spike.
1872 Victoria Woodhull became the first woman nominated for President of the United States.
1908 Mother's Day was observed for the first time.
1924 J. Edgar Hoover was appointed the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a post he held until his death in 1972.
1927 The Hotel Statler in Boston, MA. became the first hotel to install radio headsets in each of its 1,300 rooms.
1930 The Adler Planetarium opened to the public in Chicago, IL.
1933 The Nazis staged massive public book burnings in Germany.
1940 Jimmy Dorsey and his orchestra recorded the classic, "Perfidia," for Decca Records.
1940 Germany invaded Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg.
1940 British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain resigned, and Winston Churchill formed a new government.
1941 The House of Commons in London was destroyed by the Luftwaffe in an air raid.
1941 Rudolf Hess parachuted into Scotland in order to try and negotiate a peace deal between the United Kingdom and Nazi Germany.
1954 Bill Haley and the Comets released "Rock Around the Clock," the first rock and roll record to reach number one on the charts.
1960 The nuclear submarine USS Triton completed the first underwater circumnavigation of the earth.
1963 The Rolling Stones produced their first recordings, "Come On" and "I Wanna Be Loved."
1969 The National and American Football Leagues announced plans to merge for the 1970-71 season.
1969 The Battle of Dong Ap Bia began with an assault on Hill 937 (Hamburger Hill).
1970 The Boston Bruins won their first Stanley Cup since the beginning of World War II by defeating St. Louis.
1979 The Federated States of Micronesia became self-governing.
1981 François Mitterrand took office as the first Socialist President of France.
1985 Gordon Johncock announced that he was retiring from auto racing (Indy car).
1986 Navy Lt. Commander Donnie Cochran became the first black pilot to fly with the celebrated Blue Angels precision aerial demonstration team.
1994 Nelson Mandela became the first black president of South Africa.
1996 A "rogue storm" near the summit of Mount Everest killed eight climbers, making it the deadliest day in the mountain's history.
1997 An earthquake near Ardekul in northeastern Iran killed at least 2,400 people.
2001 In Ghana, a stampede at a futbol game killed more than 120 spectators.
2002 FBI agent Robert Hanssen was given a life sentence without the possibility of parole for selling United States secrets to Moscow for $1.4 million in cash and diamonds.
2003 The New York Times announced that one of its reporters, Jayson Blair, had "committed frequent acts of journalistic fraud."
2005 A hand grenade allegedly thrown by Vladimir Arutinian landed about 65 feet (20 meters) from United States President George W. Bush while he was giving a speech to a crowd in Tbilisi, Georgia, but malfunctioned and did not detonate.
2005 A federal bankruptcy judge approved United Airlines' plan to terminate its employees' pension plans.
2005 Germany dedicated its new national Holocaust memorial.

Chart Toppers

1946
Oh, What It Seemed to Be - The Frankie Carle Orchestra (vocal: Marjorie Hughes)
Shoo Fly Pie - The Stan Kenton Orchestra (vocal: June Christy)
One-zy, Two-zy - Phil Harris
New Spanish Two Step - Bob Wills

1954
Wanted - Perry Como
Young at Heart - Frank Sinatra
Little Things Mean a Lot - Kitty Kallen
Slowly - Webb Pierce

1962
Soldier Boy - The Shirelles
Mashed Potato Time - Dee Dee Sharp
Stranger on the Shore - Mr. Acker Bilk
Charlie’s Shoes - Billy Walker

1970
American Woman/No Sugar Tonight - The Guess Who
Vehicle - The Ides of March
Love or Let Me Be Lonely - The Friends of Distinction
The Pool Shark - Dave Dudley

1978
Night Fever - Bee Gees
If I Can’t Have You - Yvonne Elliman
The Closer I Get to You - Roberta Flack with Donny Hathaway
It’s All Wrong, But It’s All Right - Dolly Parton

1986
West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys
Greatest Love of All - Whitney Houston
Why Can’t This Be Love - Van Halen
Grandpa (Tell Me ’bout the Good Old Days) - The Judds

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, US author & physician (1809 - 1894)



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Today in History - May 11th

Today’s Birthdays

1811 Chang and Eng Bunker, famous conjoined twins, died Jan 17, 1874
1852 Charles W. Fairbanks, United States Vice President, died Jun 4, 1918
1875 Harriet Quimby, aviator (first woman to receive pilot's license) died July 1, 1912
1888 Irving Berlin (Israel Baline), composer (God Bless America, White Christmas) died Sept 22, 1989
1892 Margaret Rutherford, actress (The Importance of Being Earnest) died May 22, 1972
1894 Martha Graham, modern dancer/choreographer, died Apr 1, 1991
1904 Salvadore (Felipe Jacinto) Dalí (y Domenech), surrealist artist, died Jan 23, 1989
1911 Phil Silvers (Philip Silversmith), comedian/actor (Sgt. Bilko) died Nov 1, 1985
1911 Doodles (Winstead) Weaver, actor (Road to Nashville) died Jan 17, 1983
1912 Foster Brooks, comedian/actor (Mork & Mindy) died Dec 20, 2001
1918 Richard Feynman, physicist/Nobel Prize laureate (atomic bomb) died Feb 15, 1988
1920 Denver Pyle, actor (The Dukes of Hazzard) died Dec 25, 1997
1927 Mort Sahl, comedian/actor (Don’t Make Waves)
1932 Valentino (Garavani), fashion designer
1935 Doug McClure, actor (Shenandoah) died Feb 5, 1995
1939 Milt (Miltiades Stergios Papastegios) ‘Gimpy’ Pappas, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles, Cincinnati Reds, Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs)
1940 Butch (Larry) Hartman, USAC auto racer
1941 Eric Burdon, singer (War, The Animals)
1943 Les (John) Chadwick, bassist (Gerry & the Pacemakers)
1946 Robert Jarvik, physician/inventor (Jarvik 7 artificial heart)
1947 Butch Trucks, drummer (The Allman Brothers Band)
1952 Shohreh Aghdashloo, actress (House of Sand and Fog)
1955 Mark Herndon, country musician (Alabama)
1959 Martha Quinn, television personality (MTV VJ)
1963 Natasha Richardson, actress (Widow’s Peak, Nell)
1964 Bobby Witt, pitcher (Arizona Diamondbacks)
1965 Greg Dulli, rock singer (The Afghan Whigs)
1966 Christoph Schneider, metal drummer (Rammstein)
1966 nancy Hower, actress (Star Trek: Voyager)
1970 Nicky Katt, actor (Dazed & Confused, Grindhouse)
1975 Coby Bell, actor (Third Watch)
1978 Laetitia Casta, supermodel/actress
1983 Matt Leinart, quarterback (Arizona Cardinals)
1983 Holly Valance, actress/singer (DOA: Dead or Alive)

Today’s Deaths in History

1778 William Pitt the Elder, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, dies at 69
1960 John D. Rockefeller, Jr., philanthropist, dies at 86
1970 Johnny Hodges, Jazz saxophonist (Duke Ellington) dies at 62
1973 Lex Barker, actor (Tarzan) dies at 54
1979 Barbara Hutton, former Mrs. Cary Grant, dies at 66
1979 Lester Flatt, bluegrass musician (Flatt & Scruggs) dies at 64
1981 Bob Marley, Jamaican reggae singer/musician, dies at 36
1985 Chester Gould, cartoonist (Dick Tracy) dies at 1984
1988 Kim Philby, British intelligence officer/KGB spy, dies at 76
2001 Douglas Adams, author (Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy series) dies at 49
2003 Noel Redding, rock bassist (The Jimi Hendrix Experience), dies at 57
2004 John Whitehead, R&B singer (McFadden & Whitehead) dies at 54
2006 Floyd Patterson, champion boxer (youngest to win the heavyweight title) dies at 71
2006 Frankie Thomas, actor (Tom Corbett: Space Cadet) dies at 85

Today in History

1310 54 members of the Knights Templar were burned at the stake in France for being heretics.
1792 Captain Robert Gray became the first documented white person to visit the Columbia River.
1812 Prime Minister Spencer Perceval was assassinated by John Bellingham in the lobby of the House of Commons, London.
1816 The American Bible Society was formed in New York City.
1858 Minnesota entered the United States of America as the Union’s 32nd state.
1862 The ironclad CSS Virginia was scuttled in the James River northwest of Norfolk, Virginia.
1864 Confederate General JEB Stuart was mortally wounded at Yellow Tavern, Virginia.
1894 Four thousand Pullman Palace Car Company workers went on a wildcat strike in Illinois.
1900 In an effort to regain the heavyweight boxing title, James J. Corbett, known as Gentleman Jim, was knocked out cold by James J. Jeffries in the 23rd round.
1910 Glacier National Park in Montana was created by an act of Congress.
1911 The United States became a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
1924 Mercedes-Benz was formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merging the two companies.
1927 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was founded.
1928 WGY-TV in Schenectady, NY began the first schedule of regular TV programs.
1934 A strong two-day dust storm removed massive amounts of Great Plains topsoil in one of the worst dust storms of the Dust Bowl in North America.
1943 American troops invaded Attu in the Aleutian Islands in an attempt to expel occupying Japanese forces.
1946 B.F. Goodrich announced the development of the tubeless tire.
1946 The first CARE packages for Europe arrived at Le Havre, France.
1949 Siam changed its name to Thailand.
1949 Israel joined the United Nations.
1956 Former heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Marciano went into public relations for the Raynham Dog Racing Track in Massachusetts.
1960 In Buenos Aires, Argentina, four Israeli Mossad agents captured fugitive Nazi Adolf Eichmann, living under the assumed name Ricardo Klement.
1967 Andreas Papandreou is imprisoned in Athens by the Greek military junta.
1970 The Chairmen of the Board received a gold record for the hit, "Give Me Just a Little More Time."
1970 The Beatles song "The Long and Winding Road" was released as a single in the United States.
1972 The San Francisco Giants announced that they were trading Willie Mays to the New York Mets.
1973 Citing government misconduct, Daniel Ellsberg had charges for his involvement in releasing the Pentagon Papers to The New York Times dismissed.
1981 Heavyweight boxing challenger Gerry Cooney left former champ Ken Norton on the ropes and unconscious after 54 seconds of the first round at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
1984 The Detroit Tigers defeated the California Angels 8-2 and set a major-league record for victories at the beginning of a baseball season, winning 26 of their first 30 games.
1985 Duane ‘Pancho’ Carter grabbed the pole position for the Indianapolis 500, entering the history books with a speed of 212.583 mph for four qualifying laps.
1985 Scott Brayton turned in the fastest lap ever at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, hitting 214.199 mph in the third lap of qualifying.
1987 Klaus Barbie went on trial in Lyon for war crimes committed during World War II.
1987 The first heart-lung transplant took place in Baltimore, Maryland, performed by Dr. Bruce Reitz of Stanford University School of Medicine.
1995 In New York City, more than 170 countries decided to extend the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty indefinitely and without conditions.
1996 After taking-off from Miami, a fire started by improperly handled oxygen canisters in the cargo hold of Atlanta-bound ValuJet Flight 592 caused the Douglas DC-9 to crash in the Florida Everglades, killing all 110 on board.
1997 IBM's Deep Blue chess-playing supercomputer defeated Garry Kasparov, becoming the first computer to beat a world-champion chess player.
1998 India conducted three underground nuclear tests in Pokhran, including a thermonuclear device.
1998 A French mint produced the first coins of Europe's single currency, the euro.
2004 The Stockline Plastics factory explosion in Glasgow killed nine people.
2004 A video on an al-Qaida-linked Web site showed the beheading of American hostage Nicholas Berg, who had been kidnapped in Iraq.
2006 A science team at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign successfully converted pig waste into crude oil.

Chart Toppers

1947
Linda - Buddy Clark with the Ray Noble Orchestra
Heartaches - The Ted Weems Orchestra (whistler: Elmo Tanner)
The Anniversary Song - Dinah Shore
New Jolie Blonde (New Pretty Blonde) - Red Foley

1955
Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White - Perez Prado
Unchained Melody - Les Baxter
Honey-Babe - Art Mooney
In the Jailhouse Now - Webb Pierce

1963
I Will Follow Him - Little Peggy March
Puff the Magic Dragon - Peter, Paul & Mary
If You Wanna Be Happy - Jimmy Soul
Lonesome 7-7203 - Hawkshaw Hawkins

1971
Joy to the World - Three Dog Night
Never Can Say Goodbye - The Jackson 5
I Am...I Said - Neil Diamond
How Much More Can She Stand - Conway Twitty

1979
Reunited - Peaches & Herb
Music Box Dancer - Frank Mills
Stumblin’ In - Suzi Quatro & Chris Norman
Backside of Thirty - John Conlee

1987
(I Just) Died in Your Arms - Cutting Crew
Looking for a New Love - Jody Watley
With or Without You - U2
The Moon is Still Over Her Shoulder - Michael Johnson

Quote of the Day

The second half of a man's life is made up of nothing but the habits he has acquired during the first half.
Fyodor Dostoevsky, Russian novelist (1821 - 1881)


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Today in History - May 12th

Today’s Birthdays

1812 Edward Lear, illustrator/poet (Edward Lear’s Book of Nonsense) died June 29, 1888
1820 Florence Nightingale, nurse/author (Notes on Nursing) died Aug 13, 1910
1828 Dante Rossetti, poet/artist (The Annunciation) died Apr 9, 1882
1850 Henry Cabot Lodge, statesman, died Nov 9, 1924
1900 Captain Mildred McAfee (Horton), first Director of U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service) died Sep 2, 1994
1907 Katharine Hepburn, actress (Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, The Lion in Winter, On Golden Pond, The African Queen) died June 29, 2003
1912 Archibald Cox, U.S. Solicitor General/special prosecutor (Watergate) died May 29, 2004
1914 Howard K. (Kingsbury) Smith, journalist/TV anchorman (ABC News) died Feb 15, 2002
1918 Julius Rosenberg, convicted spy, executed June 19, 1953
1922 Bob Goldham, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings) died Nov 6, 1991
1925 Yogi (Lawrence Peter) Berra, Baseball Hall of Fame catcher/manager (NY Yankees, NY Mets)
1928 Burt Bacharach, composer (Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head)
1935 Felipe (Felipe Rojas) Alou, outfileder/1st baseman (SF Giants, Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves, Oakland Athletics, NY Yankees, Montreal Expos, Milwaukee Brewers)
1935 John Bucyk, NHL left winger (Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins)
1936 Tom Snyder, broadcast journalist (The Late Show with Tom Snyder, Tomorrow)
1937 George Carlin, actor/comedian (Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure)
1938 Millie Perkins, actress (Ensign Pulver)
1939 Ronald L. Ziegler, journalist/Press Secretary (President Richard M. Nixon) died Feb 10, 2003
1942 Ian Dury singer (Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll) died Mar 27, 2000
1942 Billy Swan, songwriter/singer (I Can Help)
1942 Ted (Theodore Rodger) Kubiak, infielder (KC Athletics, Oakland Athletics, Milwaukee Brewers, StL Cardinals, Texas Rangers, SD Padres)
1943 David Walker, guitarist (Gary Lewis & The Playboys)
1945 Ian McLagan, keyboardist (The Faces)
1948 Lindsay Crouse, actress (Places in the Heart, Slap Shot)
1948 Steve Winwood, keyboardist/singer (Blind Faith, Traffic, Spencer Davis Group)
1950 Bruce Boxleitner, actor (Scarecrow and Mrs. King)
1950 Pat (Patrick Leonard) Darcy, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
1950 Billy Squier, singer/guitarist (Everybody Wants You, The Stroke)
1950 Gabriel Byrne, Irish actor (The Usual Suspects)
1956 Bernie Federko, NHL center (St Louis Blues)
1956 Greg Phillinganes, keyboardist (Toto)
1958 Kim Greist, actress (Throw Momma from the Train)
1958 Eric Singer, rock drummer (KISS, Alice Cooper)
1959 Ving Rhames, actor (Pulp Fiction)
1961 Billy Duffy, guitarist (The Cult)
1962 Emilio Estevez, actor (Breakfast Club, Mighty Ducks series)
1962 Brett Gurewitz, songwriter/producer (Bad Religion)
1962 April Grace, actress (Lost)
1963 Vanessa A. Williams, actress (Soul Food)
1963 Deborah Kara Unger, actress (The Game, Payback)
1966 Stephen Baldwin, actor (The Usual Suspects)
1967 Paul D'Amour, bassist (Tool)
1968 Tony Hawk, skateboard champion
1969 Kim Fields, actress (The Facts of Life, Living Single)
1970 Samantha Mathis, actress (Broken Arrow, American Psycho)
1978 Jason Biggs, actor (American Pie series)
1978 Amy Sloan, actress (Gilmore Girls)
1979 Steve Smith, wide receiver (Carolina Panthers)
1984 Cheryl Burke, ballroom dancer (Dancing with the Stars)
1986 Emily VanCamp, actress (Everwood)
1992 Malcolm David Kelley, actor (Lost)

Today’s Deaths in History

1864 J. E. B. Stuart, Confederate Army general, dies at 31
1889 John Cadbury, English chocolate entrepreneur, dies at 87
1957 Erich von Stroheim, film director/actor (Sunset Boulevard) dies at 71
1992 Robert Reed, actor (Brady Bunch) dies at 59 of AIDS-related cancer
2000 Adam Petty, NASCAR driver, dies at 19 in a crash during race practice
2001 Perry Como, singer, dies at 88
2001 Alexei Tupolev, Russian aircraft designer, dies at 75

Today in History

1551 The National University of San Marcos, the oldest university in the Americas, was founded in Lima, Peru.
1831 The first indicted bank robber in the U.S., Edward Smith, was sentenced to five years hard labor on the rock pile at Sing Sing Prison.
1847 Mormon pioneer William Clayton got tired of counting the revolutions of a rag tied to a spoke of a wagon wheel to figure out how many miles he had traveled; so, while he was crossing the plains in his covered wagon, he invented the odometer.
1870 The Manitoba Act was given the Royal Assent, paving the way for Manitoba to become a province of Canada on July 15.
1888 Charles Sherrill of the Yale track team became the first runner to use the crouching start for a fast break in a foot race.
1932 Ten weeks after his abduction, the infant son of Charles Lindbergh was found dead in Hopewell, New Jersey, just a few miles from the Lindberghs' home.
1941 Konrad Zuse presented the Z3, the world's first working programmable, fully automatic computer in Berlin.
1949 The Soviet Union announced an end to the Berlin blockade.
1950 The American Bowling Congress abolished its white males-only membership restriction after 34 years.
1955 Sam Jones of the Chicago Cubs pitched a no-hitter against the Pittsburgh Pirates, winning 4-0, becoming the first black pitcher to throw a major-league no-hitter.
1955 Passengers crowded in to ride the last run of the Third Avenue elevated, "The El", in New York City.
1957 A.J. Foyt earned his first auto racing victory in Kansas City, Missouri.
1958 A formal North American Aerospace Defense Command agreement was signed between the United States and Canada.
1962 Douglas MacArthur delivered his famous "Duty, Honor, Country" valedictory speech at West Point.
1966 Busch Memorial Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals major league baseball team, opens in St. Louis, Missouri.
1967 At Queen Elizabeth Hall, England, Pink Floyd staged the first-ever quadraphonic rock concert.
1970 Ernie Banks of the Chicago Cubs smacked home run number 500.
1970 The Senate voted unanimously to confirm Harry A. Blackmun as a Supreme Court justice.
1971 The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger married Bianca Perez Morena de Macias.
1972 The album Exile on Main St. by the Rolling Stones was released.
1975 The Cambodian navy seized the American merchant ship SS Mayaguez in international waters.
1977 The Eagles earned a gold record for the hit, "Hotel California".
1978 The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that it would alternate men’s and women’s names in the naming of hurricanes.
1982 During a procession outside the shrine of the Virgin Mary in Fátima, Portugal, security guards overpowered Juan Fernandez Krohn before he could attack Pope John Paul II with a bayonet.
1985 Lionel Richie received an honorary Doctor of Music degree from Tuskegee Institute in Alabama (his alma mater).
1992 Four suspects were arrested in the beating of trucker Reginald Denny at the start of the Los Angeles riots.
1999 David Steel became the first Presiding Officer (speaker) of the modern Scottish Parliament.
2002 Former President Jimmy Carter arrived in Cuba for a five-day visit with Fidel Castro becoming first President of the United States, in or out of office, to visit the island since Castro's 1959 revolution.
2003 The Riyadh compound bombings in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, carried out by Al Qaeda, killed 26.
2003 Fifty-nine Democratic lawmakers brought the Texas House to a standstill by going into hiding in a dispute over a Republican congressional redistricting plan.

Chart Toppers

1948
Now is the Hour - Bing Crosby
Manana - Peggy Lee
The Dickey Bird Song - The Freddy Martin Orchestra (vocal: Glenn Hughes)
Anytime - Eddy Arnold

1956
Heartbreak Hotel/I Was the One - Elvis Presley
Standing on the Corner - The Four Lads
The Wayward Wind - Gogi Grant
Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins

1964
Hello Dolly! - Louis Armstrong
Do You Want to Know a Secret - The Beatles
My Guy - Mary Wells
My Heart Skips a Beat - Buck Owens

1972
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack
I Gotcha - Joe Tex
Betcha By Golly, Wow - The Stylistics
Grandma Harp - Merle Haggard

1980
Call Me - Blondie
Ride like the Wind - Christopher Cross
Lost in Love - Air Supply
Beneath Still Waters - Emmylou Harris

1988
Wishing Well - Terence Trent D’Arby
Anything for You - Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
Pink Cadillac - Natalie Cole
Cry, Cry, Cry - Highway 101

Quote of the Day

The universal brotherhood of man is our most precious possession, what there is of it.
Mark Twain, US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit (1835 - 1910)


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Today in History - May 13th

Today’s Birthdays

1842 Arthur (Seymour) Sullivan, operetta composer (The Mikado, Pirates of Penzance) died Nov 22, 1900
1907 Dame Daphne du Maurier, English author (The Birds, Rebecca) died Apr 19, 1989
1911 Robert Middleton (Samuel Messer), actor (The Harrad Experiment) died June 14, 1977)
1911 Maxine Sullivan (Marietta Williams), singer (Loch Lomand) died Apr 7, 1987
1914 Johnny ‘Johnnie’ Wright, country singer/Mrs Kitty Wells
1914 Joe Louis (Barrow), ‘The Brown Bomber,’ champion boxer, died Apr 12, 1981
1923 Bea (Beatrice) Arthur (Bernice Frankel), actress (The Golden Girls, Maude)
1927 Herbert Ross, film director (Steel Magnolias, Footloose) died Oct 9, 2001
1931 Jim Jones, cult leader, died Nov 18, 1978
1933 Johnny (John Junior) Roseboro, catcher (Brooklyn Dodgers, LA Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, Washington Senators) died Aug 16, 2002
1937 Zohra Lampert, actress (Splendor in the Grass)
1939 Harvey Keitel, actor (Pulp Fiction, Taxi Driver)
1941 Ritchie Valens (Richard Steven Valenzuela), singer (Donna, La Bamba) killed in a plane crash Feb 3, 1959
1943 Mary Wells, singer (My Guy) died July 26, 1992
1946 Danny Klein, bassist (J. Geils Band)
1946 Tim Pigott-Smith, actor (Remains of the Day)
1947 (Pete) Overend Watts, bassist (Mott the Hoople)
1949 Franklyn Ajaye, comic/actor (The Jazz Singer, Car Wash)
1950 Stevie Wonder (Stevland Morris), singer/somgwriter (My Cherie Amour, For Once in My Life)
1950 Bobby Valentine, baseball manager (Texas Rangers, NY Mets)
1951 Paul Thompson, drummer (Roxy Music)
1957 Alan Ball, screenwriter/director/producer (American Beauty, Six Feet Under)
1957 Koji Suzuki, Japanese writer (The Ring, Dark Water)
1958 Karen Cellini, actress (Dynasty)
1960 Julianne Phillips, actress/Mrs Bruce Springsteen (Skin Deep)
1961 Dennis Rodman, basketball player (Chicago Bulls)
1961 Siobhan Fallon, comic/actress (Saturday Night Live, Men in Black)
1964 Stephen Colbert, comedian/actor (The Colbert Report)
1964 Tom Verica, actor (American dreams, From the Earth to the Moon)
1966 Darius Rucker, singer/guitarist (Hootie & the Blowfish)
1967 Chuck Schuldiner, heavy metal guitarist (Death) died Dec 13, 2001
1967 Melanie Thornton, singer (La Bouche) died in a plane crash Nov 24, 2001
1977 Samantha Morton, English actress (Minority Report)
1978 Barry Zito, pitcher (Oakland A's, San Francisco Giants)
1979 Mickey Madden, rock musician (Maroon 5)

Today’s Deaths in History

1884 Cyrus McCormick, inventor (mechanical reaper) dies at 75
1937 Ekaterina Geladze, mother of Joseph Stalin, dies at 78
1961 Gary Cooper, actor (Sergeant York, High Noon) dies at 60
1972 Dan Blocker, actor (Bonanza) dies at 43
1975 Bob Wills, country singer/songwriter, dies at 70
1988 Chet Baker, jazz trumpeter, dies at 58
2000 Paul Bartel, actor/writer/director (Eating Raoul) dies at 61
2003 Noel Redding, bassist (Jimi Hendrix Experience) dies at 57
2004 Terry McCrea, actor (Cecil B. Demented) dies at 31 in an auto accident
2006 Johnnie Wilder, Jr., R&B singer (Heatwave) dies at 56

Today in History

1568 The forces of Mary Queen of Scots were defeated by a confederacy of Scottish Protestants under James Stewart, Earl of Moray, her half-brother.
1787 Captain Arthur Phillip left Portsmouth, England with eleven ships full of convicts (First Fleet) to establish a penal colony in Australia.
1821 Samuel Rust of New York City patented the first practical printing press built in the U.S.
1846 The United States declared war on Mexico.
1854 The first big American billiards match was held at Malcolm Hall in Syracuse, NY.
1865 In far south Texas, more than a month after Confederate General Lee's surrender, the last land battle of the Civil War ended with a Confederate victory.
1873 Ludwig M. Wolf of Avon, CT patented the sewing machine lamp holder.
1880 In Menlo Park, New Jersey, Thomas Edison performed the first test of his electric railway.
1912 In the United Kingdom, the Royal Flying Corps (now the Royal Air Force) was established.
1913 Igor Sikorsky became the first man to pilot a four-engine aircraft.
1917 Three peasant children near Fatima, Portugal, reported seeing a vision of the Virgin Mary.
1918 The first airmail postage stamps were issued in six, 16 and 24-cent denominations. 1938 Louis Armstrong and his orchestra recorded the New Orleans jazz standard, "When the Saints Go Marching In," on Decca Records.
1939 The first commercial FM radio station in the United States was launched in Bloomfield, Connecticut.
1940 Winston Churchill told the British House of Commons in his first speech as prime minister, "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat."
1943 German Afrika Korps and Italian troops in North Africa surrendered to Allied forces.
1949 The first gas turbine to pump natural gas was installed in Wilmar, AR.
1954 The Pajama Game made its debut on Broadway in New York City at the St. James Theatre.
1958 During a visit to Caracas, Venezuela, Vice President Richard M. Nixon's car was attacked by anti-American demonstrators.
1958 Velcro's trademark was registered.
1960 Hundreds of UC Berkeley students congregated for the first day of protest against a visit by the House Un-American Activities Committee.
1967 Mickey Mantle joined six other baseball legends as he hit home run number 500, in Yankee Stadium.
1971 Aretha Franklin, the ‘Queen of Soul’, received a gold record for her version of "Bridge over Troubled Water."
1973 Tennis star Bobby Riggs defeated Margaret Court in a televised tennis match that was seen worldwide.
1976 The final game in the history of the American Basketball Association was played as the New York Nets defeated the Denver Nuggets 112-106 in New York to win the 1976 ABA Championship.
1981 Mehmet Ali Ağca attempted to assassinate Pope John Paul II in St. Peter's Square in Rome.
1982 The Chicago Cubs became the first major-league baseball team to win 8,000 games, beating the Houston Astros 5-0 (win number 8,000 came after playing 15,337 games in over 107 years).
1984 The Fantasticks, playing at the Sullivan Theatre in Greenwich Village in New York City, became the longest-running musical in theatre history with performance number 10,000.
1985 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania police stormed MOVE headquarters to end a stand-off, killing 11 MOVE members and destroying the homes of 250 city residents.
1985 Tony Perez became the oldest major-league baseball player to hit a grand slam home run, just a month shy of his 43rd birthday.
1985 ‘The Boss,’ Bruce Springsteen, married actress/model Julianne Phillips in ceremonies in Lake Oswego, OR.
2003 The government unveiled a new version of the $20 bill, the first to be colorized in an effort to thwart counterfeiters.
2005 Malcolm Glazer completed a hostile takeover of the world's biggest sports club, Manchester United Football Club, for $1.4 billion.

Chart Toppers

1949
Cruising Down the River - The Russ Morgan Orchestra (vocal: The Skyliners)
Forever and Ever - Perry Como
Careless Hands - Mel Torme
Lovesick Blues - Hank Williams

1957
School Day - Chuck Berry
A White Sport Coat (And a Pink Carnation) - Marty Robbins
So Rare - Jimmy Dorsey
All Shook Up - Elvis Presley

1965
Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter - Herman’s Hermits
Count Me In - Gary Lewis & The Playboys
Ticket to Ride - The Beatles
Girl on the Billboard - Del Reeves

1973
Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree - Dawn featuring Tony Orlando
You are the Sunshine of My Life - Stevie Wonder
Little Willy - The Sweet
Come Live with Me - Roy Clark

1981
Morning Train (Nine to Five) - Sheena Easton
Just the Two of Us - Grover Washington, Jr./Bill Withers
Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes
Am I Losing You - Ronnie Milsap

1989
I’ll Be There for You - Bon Jovi
Real Love - Jody Watley
Forever Your Girl - Paula Abdul
Is It Still Over? - Randy Travis

Quote of the Day

Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't.
Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady (1884 - 1962)


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Today in History - May 14th

Today’s Birthdays

1727 Thomas Gainsborough, artist (The Blue Boy) died Aug 2, 1788
1897 Sidney Bechet, jazz saxophonist/composer; died May 14, 1959
1900 Billie Dove (Lilian Bohny), actress (The Black Pirate) died Dec 31 1997
1916 Skip (Lloyd) Martin, bandleader/composer/arranger (Singin’ in the Rain, Guys and Dolls) died in Feb 1976
1921 Richard Deacon, actor (Leave It to Beaver, Carousel) died Aug 8, 1984
1925 Al Porcino, jazz trumpeter (Louis Prima, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie)
1925 Les (John Lester) Moss, catcher (St Louis Browns, Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox)
1929 Gump (Lorne John) Worsley, Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender (New York Rangers, Montreal Canadians, Minnesota North Stars; consented to wear a mask during his last season in NHL)
1936 Bobby Darin (Cassotto), singer (Mack the Knife, Splish Splash) died Dec 20, 1973
1936 Dick (Richard Dalton) Howser, shortstop (KC Athletics, Cleveland Indians, NY Yankees) died June 17, 1987
1942 Tony (Atanasio Rigal) Perez, 3rd baseman/manager (Cincinnati Reds, Montreal Expos, Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies)
1943 Jack Bruce, bassist (Cream)
1943 Derek Leckenby, guitarist (Herman’s Hermits)
1943 Elizabeth Ray, sex scandal figure (U.S. Rep. Wayne Hays)
1944 George Lucas (George Walton Lucas Jr.), film producer/director (Star Wars series, Indiana Jones series, American Graffiti)
1946 Gene Cornish, guitarist (The Young Rascals/Rascals)
1947 Dick (Richard William) Tidrow, pitcher (Cleveland Indians, NY Yankees, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, NY Mets)
1947 Tamara Dobson, actress (Cleopatra Jones) died Oct 2, 2006
1948 Dave (David Eugene) LaRoche, pitcher (California Angels, Minnesota Twins, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, NY Yankees)
1951 Pierre Plante NHL winger (Philadelphia Flyers, St Louis Blues, Chicago Blackhawks, NY Rangers, Quebec Nordiques)
1952 David Byrne, singer/composer (Talking Heads)
1952 Robert Zemeckis, director/executive producer (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future trilogy)
1953 Tom Cochrane, guitarist/singer (Red Rider)
1959 Steve Hogarth, British singer (Marillion)
1959 Connie Brighton, playmate (September 1982)
1961 Tim Roth, English actor (Pulp Fiction, Four Rooms)
1962 Ian Astbury, singer (The Cult)
1962 C.C. DeVille, rock guitarist (Poison)
1964 Suzy Kolber, sportscaster (NFL)
1966 Fabrice Morvan, notorious lipsyncer (Milli Vanilli)
1966 Mike Inez, rock bassist (Ozzy Osbourne)
1966 Raphael Saadiq, singer/producer (Tony! Toni! Toné!)
1967 Tony Siragusa, NFL tackle/sportscaster (Indianapolis Colts)
1969 Danny Wood, singer (New Kids On the Block)
1969 Cate Blanchett, actress (Elizabeth, Bandits)
1971 Sofia Coppola, film director/writer (Lost in Translation)
1974 Jennifer Allan, playmate (September 1996)
1976 Michelle Rogers, playmate (June 2002)
1976 Hunter Burgan, rock bassist (AFI)
1977 Roy Halladay, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
1978 Henry Garza, singer/guitarist (Los Lonely Boys)
1982 Rachel Roth, actress (Titus)
1983 Amber Tamblyn, actress (Joan of Arcadia)

Today’s Deaths in History

1919 Henry John Heinz, founder of the H. J. Heinz Company, dies at 75
1959 Sidney Bechet, jazz saxophonist/composer, dies on his 62nd birthday
1968 Husband E. Kimmel, Pacific Fleet Admiral (Pearl Harbor) dies at 86
1970 Billie Burke, actress (The Wizard of Oz) dies at 84
1976 Keith Relf, singer/harmonica player (The Yardbirds) dies at 33
1982 Hugh Beaumont, actor (Leave It To Beaver) dies at 73
1987 Rita Hayworth, actress (Gilda) dies at 68
1992 Lyle Alzado, defensive lineman (Oakland Raiders, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos) dies at 42
1993 William Randolph Hearst Jr., newspaper magnate, dies at 85
1997 Harry Blackstone Jr., magician, dies at 62
1998 Frank Sinatra, singer/actor (Old Blue Eyes) dies at 82
2003 Dave DeBusschere, NBA Hall of Famer, dies at 62
2003 Wendy Hiller, actress (Voyage of the Damned) dies at 90
2003 Robert Stack, actor (Untouchables) dies at 84
2004 Anna Lee, actress (How Green Was My Valley) dies at 91

Today in History

1607 The Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery arrived from Plymouth, England in Jamestown, Virginia, to establish the first permanent colony in the New World.
1610 Henri IV of France was assassinated, bringing Louis XIII to the throne.
1643 Four-year-old Louis XIV became King of France upon the death of his father, Louis XIII.
1787 In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, delegates began to meet to write a new Constitution for the United States.
1796 Edward Jenner administered the first smallpox vaccination.
1804 The Lewis and Clark Expedition departed from Camp Dubois and began their historic journey by traveling up the Missouri River.
1862 Adolphe Nicole of Switzerland patented the chronograph, a timepiece that allows for split-second timing of sporting events.
1870 The first game of rugby in New Zealand was played between Nelson College and the Nelson Rugby Football Club.
1874 McGill University of Canada and Harvard met on Jarvis Field, Cambridge, MA, for the first game of intercollegiate football in America.
1878 The trademarked name Vaseline (for a brand of petroleum jelly) was registered by Robert A. Chesebrough.
1897 A statue of George Washington was unveiled in Philadelphia, PA; to commemorate the occasion, John Philip Sousa’s march, "The Stars and Stripes Forever," was performed for the first time in public.
1900 The 1900 Summer Olympics opened in Paris.
1904 The Olympic Games opened in St. Louis, MO, the first time that the games were held in the United States.
1913 John D. Rockefeller made the largest monetary gift to that time by establishing the Rockefeller Foundation for $100,000,000.
1937 Duke Ellington and his band recorded the classic, "Caravan," for Brunswick Records.
1939 Lina Medina became the world's youngest confirmed mother at the age of five.
1942 Aaron Copland's "Lincoln Portrait" was first performed by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
1942 The Women's Auxiliary Army Corps was established.
1948 Israel declared to be an independent state and a provisional government was established (immediately after the declaration, Israel was attacked by the neighboring Arab states).
1955 Eight communist bloc countries, including the Soviet Union, signed a mutual defense treaty called the Warsaw Pact.
1960 Bally Ache, the winner of the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore, MD, was sold for $1,250,000.
1961 The Freedom Riders' bus is fire-bombed near Anniston, Alabama, and the civil rights protestors were beaten by an angry mob.
1969 Jacqueline Susann’s second novel, The Love Machine, was published by Simon and Schuster.
1971 The Honey Cone received a gold record for the single, "Want Ads."
1973 Skylab, the United States' first space station, was launched (it was also the last launch of the Saturn V rocket).
1985 The Pill became the leading form of contraception.
1985 The first McDonald’s restaurant, in Des Plaines, IL, became the first museum of the fast-food business
1988 A drunk driver going the wrong way on Interstate 71 near Carrollton, Kentucky, hit a converted school bus carrying a church youth group; the crash and ensuing fire killed 27.
1998 The Seinfeld finale aired on NBC, with 76 million viewers tuning in.
2001 The Supreme Court ruled that there is no exception in federal law for people to use marijuana to ease their pain from cancer, AIDS or other illnesses.
2004 The Constitutional Court of South Korea overturned the impeachment of President Roh Moo-hyun.
2005 Pope Benedict XVI observed his first beatification, elevating Blessed Marianne of Molokai (Hawaii) on the road to canonization into sainthood.
2005 USS America (CV-66), a decommissioned supercarrier of the United States Navy, was deliberately sunk in the Atlantic Ocean after four weeks of live-fire exercises.
2006 Much of New England was hit with a massive flood, forcing people out of their homes and causing millions of dollars worth of damage.
2007 American television show King of Queens airs its final episode after nine seasons.

Chart Toppers

1950
My Foolish Heart - The Gordon Jenkins Orchestra (vocal: Eileen Wilson)
It Isn’t Fair - The Sammy Kaye Orchestra (vocal: Don Cornell)
The Third Man Theme - Alton Karas
Long Gone Lonesome Blues - Hank Williams

1958
All I Have to Do is Dream - The Everly Brothers
Wear My Ring Around Your Neck - Elvis Presley
Return to Me - Dean Martin
Oh Lonesome Me - Don Gibson

1966
Monday Monday - The Mamas & The Papas
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 - Bob Dylan
Kicks - Paul Revere & The Raiders
I Want to Go with You - Eddy Arnold

1974
The Loco-Motion - Grand Funk
The Streak - Ray Stevens
Dancing Machine - The Jackson 5
Is It Wrong (For Loving You) - Sonny James

1982
Chariots of Fire - Titles - Vangelis
Ebony and Ivory - Paul McCartney with Stevie Wonder
Don’t Talk to Strangers - Rick Springfield
Always on My Mind - Willie Nelson

1990
Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O’Connor
Vogue - Madonna
All I Wanna Do is Make Love to You - Heart
Help Me Hold On - Travis Tritt

Quote of the Day

I had an epiphany a few years ago where I was out at a celebrity party and it suddenly dawned on me that I had yet to meet a celebrity who is as smart and interesting as any of my friends.
Moby, pop musician


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Today in History - May 15th

Today’s Birthdays

1567 Claudio Monteverdi, composer (Orfeo) died Nov 29, 1643
1856 Lyman Frank Baum, newspaperman/author (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz) died May 5, 1919
1859 Pierre Curie, French physicist/Nobel Prize laureate, died Apr 19, 1906
1890 Katherine Anne Porter, writer (Ship of Fools) died Sep 18, 1980
1902 Richard Joseph Daley, ‘The Boss,’ politician (former mayor of Chicago) died Dec 20, 1976
1905 Joseph (Cheshire) Cotten, actor (Tora Tora Tora, The Philadelphia Story) died Feb 6, 1994
1909 James (Neville) Mason, actor (The Desert Fox, Lolita) died July 27, 1984
1914 Walter ‘Turk’ Broda, Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender (Toronto Maple Leafs) died Oct 17, 1972
1914 Tenzing Norgay, Nepalese Sherpa (Mt Everest) died May 9, 1986
1918 Eddy (Richard Edward) Arnold, Country Music Hall of Famer (Make the World Go Away)
1923 Richard Avedon, glamour photographer
1923 Ellis Larkins, pianist (Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Williams) died Sep 29, 2002
1936 Anna Maria Alberghetti, singer/actress (Carnival)
1936 Paul Zindel, writer (The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds) died Mar 27, 2003
1936 Ralph Steadman, cartoonist/illustrator (Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas)
1937 Trini López, singer/actor (The Dirty Dozen)
1938 Lenny Welch, singer (Since I Fell for You)
1940 Lainie Kazan (Lainie Levine), singer/actress (My Big Fat Greek Wedding)
1940 Don Nelson, basketball coach (Golden State Warriors)
1940 Roger Ailes, Fox News Chairman and CEO
1941 K.T. Oslin, country singer/songwriter
1943 David Cronenberg, film director (Dead Ringers, The Fly)
1945 Jerry Quarry, heavyweight boxing champion
1947 Graham Goble, guitarist/singer (Little River Band)
1948 Brian Eno (Brian Peter George St. John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno), composer/musician/producer (Roxy Music)
1950 Nicholas Hammond, actor (Lord of the Flies, Spiderman TV series)
1951 Wally Chambers, defensive tackle (Chicago Bears, Tampa Bay Bucaneers)
1951 Chazz Palminteri, actor/writer/director (A Bronx Tale, The Usual Suspects)
1951 Jonathan Richman, punk guitarist (The Modern Lovers)
1953 George (Howard) Brett, Baseball Hall of Famer (Kansas City Royals)
1953 Pat Hickey, NHL left wing (NY Rangers, Colorado Rockies, Toronto Maple Leafs, Quebec Nordiques, StL Blues)
1953 Mike Oldfield, composer/musician (Tubular Bells)
1955 Lee Horsley, actor (North and South Book II)
1955 Melinda Culea, actress (The A-Team)
1956 Dan Patrick, sportscaster (ESPN)
1959 Andrew Eldritch, singer/songwriter (The Sisters of Mercy)
1960 Bernadette Yao, TV personality (Zoom)
1961 Giselle Fernandez, actress/dancer (Dancing with the Stars)
1962 Melle Mel, Rapper (Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five)
1967 John Smoltz, pitcher (Atlanta Braves)
1968 Seth Putnam, bassist (Anal C**t)
1969 Emmitt Smith, running back (Dallas Cowboys, Arizona Cardinals)
1970 Desmond Howard, NFL running back (Green Bay Packers)
1970 Rod Smith, wide receiver (Denver Broncos)
1970 Prince B, rapper/R&B musician (PM Dawn)
1972 David Charvet, actor (Baywatch, Melrose Place)
1974 Ahmet Zappa, musician/son of Frank Zappa
1975 Ray Lewis, linebacker (Baltimore Ravens)
1976 Ryan Leaf, former NFL quarterback
1978 Amy Chow, gymnastic Gold Medalist (1996 Atlanta Olympics)
1978 David Krumholtz, actor (NUMB3RS, The Santa Clause series)
1978 Krissy Taylor, model (Cosmo, Vogue) died July 2, 1995
1981 Jamie-Lynn Sigler, actress (The Sopranos)
1981 Justin Morneau, first baseman (Minnesota Twins)
1982 Jessica Sutta, dancer/singer (The Pussycat Dolls)
1982 Alex Breckenridge, actress (She's the Man, Dirt)
1983 Devin Bronson, guitarist (Avril Lavigne)

Today’s Deaths in History

1886 Emily Dickinson, poet (Because I Could Not Stop for Death) dies at 55
1948 Father Edward Flanagan, priest/founder (Boys Town) dies at 61
1954 William March, writer (The Bad Seed) dies at 60
1967 Edward Hopper, painter (Nighthawks) dies at 84
1982 Gordon Smiley, Indy race car driver, killed at 36 while attempting to qualify for the Indianapolis 500
1986 Theodore White, journalist/historian (The Making of the President) dies at 71
1989 Johnny Green, songwriter (Easy Come Easy Go) dies at 80
1996 Charles B. Fulton, jurist (Federal Judge) dies at 86
2003 June Carter Cash, country musician/singer/Mrs Johnny Cash, dies at 73

Today in History

1252 Pope Innocent IV issued the papal bull ad exstirpanda, which authorized the torture of heretics in the Medieval Inquisition.
1602 Bartholomew Gosnold became the first European to see Cape Cod.
1718 James Puckle, a London lawyer, patented the world's first machine gun.
1776 The Virginia convention instructed its delegates to propose a declaration of independence from Great Britain.
1817 The first private mental health hospital in the United States, the Asylum for the Relief of Persons Deprived of the Use of Their Reason (now Friends Hospital) opened in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1836 Francis Baily observed "Baily's beads" during an annular eclipse.
1862 The U.S. Department of Agriculture was established by President Abraham Lincoln.
1864 In the Battle of New Market, Virginia, students from the Virginia Military Institute fought alongside the Confederate Army to force Union General Franz Sigel out of the Shenandoah Valley.
1869 In New York, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton formed the National Woman Suffrage Association.
1902 In a field outside Grass Valley, California, Lyman Gilmore reportedly became the first person to fly a powered airplane (a steam-powered glider).
1905 Las Vegas, Nevada, was founded when 110 acres (0.4 km²), in what later would become downtown, were auctioned off.
1911 The United States Supreme Court declared Standard Oil to be an "unreasonable" monopoly under the Sherman Antitrust Act and ordered the company to be dissolved.
1918 Regular airmail service between New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. began under the direction of the Post Office Department, a forerunner of the United States Postal Service.
1926 The New York Rangers became the newest franchise to be awarded by the National Hockey League (the Rangers won their first Stanley Cup two years later).
1928 The animated short Plane Crazy, featuring the first appearances of Mickey and Minnie Mouse, was released.
1930 Ellen Church became the first stewardess for an airline, serving passengers flying between San Francisco, California and Cheyenne, Wyoming on United Airlines.
1934 The United States Department of Justice offered a $25,000 reward for John Dillinger.
1938 Guy Lombardo and his orchestra recorded "Ride, Tenderfoot, Ride," the group’s last side for Victor Records.
1940 Nylon hose went on sale at stores throughout the United States.
1940 After fierce fighting, the poorly trained and equipped Dutch troops surrendered to Nazi Germany, marking the beginning of five years of occupation.
1941 Joe DiMaggio began his historic major-league hitting streak of 56 games.
1953 World heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano collected his 44th pro boxing victory, knocking out former champ Jersey Joe Walcott at Chicago Stadium in two minutes, 25 seconds of the first round.
1957 Britain tested its first hydrogen bomb in Operation Grapple.
1963 America launched the last mission of the Mercury Space Program, Mercury.
1964 The Smothers Brothers, Dick and Tom, gave their first concert in Carnegie Hall in New York City.
1969 Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas resigned amid a controversy over his past legal fees.
1970 Close to You, the Carpenter’s second album, and the one that launched them to meteoric fame, was released by A&M Records.
1970 The Beatles' last LP, Let It Be, was released in the United States.
1970 Two black students at Jackson State University in Mississippi were killed when police opened fire during student protests.
1970 President Richard Nixon appointed Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington the first female United States Army Generals.
1972 Glen Campbell earned a gold record for his Greatest Hits album.
1972 The island of Okinawa, under U.S. military governance since its conquest in 1945, reverted to Japanese control.
1972 In Laurel, Maryland, Arthur Bremer shot and paralyzed Alabama Governor George Wallace while Wallace is campaigning for President.
1973 Nolan Ryan threw his first no-hitter (at Kansas City).
1981 Len Barker, the 25-year-old pitching sensation of the Cleveland Indians, became the tenth major-league hurler to toss a perfect game. leading the Indians past the Toronto Blue Jays, 3-0.
1985 Prince Michael of Moldavia and Amanda Carrington tied the knot on the nighttime soap opera, Dynasty.
1987 The Soviet Union launched the Polyus prototype orbital weapons platform, which failed to reach orbit.
1988 After more than eight years of fighting, the Red Army began its withdrawal from Afghanistan.
1990 Portrait of Doctor Gachet, by Vincent van Gogh, was sold for a record $82.5 million, the most for a painting at the time.
1991 Edith Cresson became France's first female prime minister.
1995 Dow Corning Corp. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, citing potentially astronomical expenses from liability lawsuits revolving around silicone breast implants.
1996 Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole announced he was leaving the Senate after 27 years to challenge President Bill Clinton full time.
2001 A runaway freight train rolled about 70 miles through Ohio with no one aboard before a railroad employee jumped onto the locomotive and brought it to a stop.
2003 Texas Democrats boarded two buses and returned home after a self-imposed four-day exile in Oklahoma that temporarily succeeded in killing a redistricting plan they opposed.
2004 The largest known prime number at the time of its discovery, 224036583 − 1, was found by Josh Findley and the GIMPS collaborative effort.
2004 Arsenal completed an English Premiership season, 38 games, unbeaten.
2006 A defiant Saddam Hussein refused to enter a plea at his trial, insisting he was still Iraq's president as a judge formally charged him with crimes against humanity.
2006 The Pentagon disclosed the names of everyone detained at the Guantanamo Bay prison since it opened four years earlier.
2006 The United States removed Libya from its list of terrorist states and said it would restore normal diplomatic relations.

Chart Toppers

1951
If - Perry Como
Mockingbird Hill -Patti Page
On Top of Old Smokey - The Weavers (vocal: Terry Gilkyson)
Cold, Cold Heart - Hank Williams

1959
The Happy Organ - Dave ‘Baby’ Cortez
Sorry (I Ran All the Way Home) - The Impalas
Kookie, Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb) - Edward Byrnes & Connie Stevens
White Lightning - George Jones

1967
The Happening - The Supremes
Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley
Groovin’ - The Young Rascals
Sam’s Place - Buck Owens

1975
He Don’t Love You (Like I Love You) - Tony Orlando & Dawn
Before the Next Teardrop Falls - Freddy Fender
Jackie Blue - Ozark Mountain Daredevils
She’s Actin’ Single (I’m Drinkin’ Doubles) - Gary Stewart

1983
Beat It - Michael Jackson
Let’s Dance - David Bowie
Overkill - Men at Work
Whatever Happened to Old Fashioned Love - B.J. Thomas

1991
Joyride - Roxette
I Like the Way (The Kissing Game) - Hi-Five
Here We Go - C + C Music Factory Presents Freedom Williams and Zelma Davis
If I Know Me - George Strait

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All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.
Aristotle, Greek critic, philosopher, physicist, & zoologist (384 BC - 322 BC)





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Today in History - May 16th

Today’s Birthdays

1905 Henry (Jaynes) Fonda, actor (Grapes of Wrath, Mister Roberts) died Aug 12, 1982
1919 (Wladziu Valentino) Liberace, concert pianist/showman, died Feb 4, 1987
1928 Billy (Alfred Manuel) Martin, baseball player/manager (NY Yankees, KC Athletics, Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds, Milwaukee Braves, Minnesota Twins) died Dec 25, 1989
1946 Robert Fripp, rock guitarist (King Crimson)
1953 Pierce Brosnan, actor (Remington Steele, The Thomas Crown Affair, James Bond)
1955 (Mary) Debra Winger, actress (Terms of Endearment, An Officer and a Gentleman)
1959 Mare Winningham, actress (Turner and Hooch, St. Elmo’s Fire)
1961 Kevin McDonald, actor (The Kids in the Hall, That 70's Show)
1964 Boyd Tinsley, violinist (Dave Matthews Band)
1965 Krist Novoselic, Arock bassist (Nirvana)
1966 Janet Jackson, singer (Control, Miss You Much)
1966 Thurman Thomas, running back (Buffalo Bills)
1968 Ralph Tresvant, singer (New Edition)
1969 Tracey Gold, actress (Growing Pains)
1969 David Boreanaz, actor (Angel, Bones)
1970 Gabriela Sabatini, tennis champion
1970 Danielle Spencer, Australian singer/actress/Mrs. Russell Crowe
1973 Tori Spelling, actress (Beverly Hills 90210)
1974 Sonny Sandoval, rock singer (P.O.D.)
1977 Jean-Sebastien Giguere, NHL goaltender (Anaheim Ducks)
1979 Kaila Yu, actress (The Fast & the Furious: Tokyo Drift)

Today’s Deaths in History

1953 Django Reinhardt, Belgian jazz guitarist, dies at 43
1955 James Agee, writer (A Death in the Family) dies at 45
1956 H. B. Reese, founder of Reese's candies, dies at 77
1957 Eliot Ness, federal agent (The Untouchables) dies at 54
1984 Andy Kaufman, comedian/actor (Taxi, Andy's Funhouse) dies at 35
1985 Margaret Hamilton, actress (The Wizard of Oz) dies at 82
1990 Sammy Davis Jr., singer/dancer/entertainer, dies at 64
1990 Jim Henson, puppeteer (Muppets) dies at 53

Today in History

1866 Charles Elmer Hires invented root beer.
1868 President Andrew Johnson was acquitted during his impeachment trial, by one vote in the United States Senate.
1929 The first Academy Awards were presented, hosted by Douglas Fairbanks and William C. de Mille.
1948 Chaim Weizmann was elected as the first President of Israel.
1953 Bill Haley and His Comets made it to the Billboard music charts for the first time with "Crazy Man Crazy," the first rock ’n’ roll record to make the pop music chart.
1965 The Campbell Soup Company introduces SpaghettiOs under its Franco-American brand.
1985 Michael ‘Air’ Jordan was named Rookie of the Year in the National Basketball Association.
1987 Bobro 400, a huge barge, set sail within eyesight of the Statue of Liberty with 3,200 tons of garbage that nobody wanted, beginning an eight-week, 6,000 mile odyssey in search of a willing dumping site.
1988 A report by United States' Surgeon General C. Everett Koop states that the addictive properties of nicotine are similar to those of heroin and cocaine.
1995 Japanese police arrested doomsday cult leader Shoko Asahara, holding him in connection with the nerve-gas attack on Tokyo's subways two months earlier.
1999 Daisuke Matsuzaka, in his rookie season at age 18, faced Ichiro Suzuki for the first time and recorded three strikeouts in three at bats with a walk.
2002 The remains of kidnapped Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl were unearthed in Pakistan.
2005 Kuwait permitted women's suffrage in a 35-23 National Assembly vote.
2005 Newsweek magazine retracted a story that claimed investigators had found evidence the Quran was desecrated by interrogators at the U.S. naval prison at Guantanamo Bay. The story had sparked deadly protests in Afghanistan.
2006 Richard Hatch, who had won $1 million in the debut season of "Survivor," was sentenced in Providence, R.I., to more than four years in prison for failing to pay taxes on his reality TV prize and other income.

Chart Toppers

1944
Long Ago and Far Away - Helen Forrest & Dick Haymes
I’ll Get By - The Harry James Orchestra (vocal: Dick Haymes)
San Fernando Valley - Bing Crosby
Too Late to Worry, Too Blue to Cry - Al Dexter

1952
Blue Tango - The Leroy Anderson Orchestra
Kiss of Fire - Georgia Gibbs
Blacksmith Blues - Ella Mae Morse
The Wild Side of Life - Hank Thompson

1960
Stuck on You - Elvis Presley
Cathy’s Clown - The Everly Brothers
Night - Jackie Wilson
Please Help Me, I’m Falling - Hank Locklin

1968
Honey - Bobby Goldsboro
Tighten Up - Archie Bell & The Drells
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - Hugo Montenegro
Have a Little Faith - David Houston

1976
Boogie Fever - Sylvers
Silly Love Songs - Wings
Fooled Around and Fell in Love - Elvin Bishop
What Goes on When the Sun Goes Down - Ronnie Milsap

1984
Hello - Lionel Richie
Hold Me Now - The Thompson Twins
Let’s Hear It for the Boy - Deniece Williams
To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before - Julio Iglesias & Willie Nelson

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The way I remember it being reported was that the barge from Islip traveled 'round the world more than once, and a 1/3rd of the waste was lost in the various oceans...
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Today in History - May 17th

Today’s Birthdays

1682 Bartholomew Roberts (Black Bart), notorious Welsh pirate, died Feb 17, 1722
1903 James (Thomas) Bell, ‘Cool Papa,’ Baseball Hall of Famer (Negro League) died Mar 7, 1991
1911 Maureen (Paul) O’Sullivan, actress (Tarzan films, Hannah and Her Sisters) died June 23, 1998
1936 Dennis Hopper, actor/director (Easy Rider, Apocalypse Now)
1949 Bill Bruford, rock drummer (Genesis, Yes)
1955 Bill Paxton, actor (Twister, True Lies, Aliens, Apollo 13)
1956 Sugar Ray Leonard, champion boxer
1958 Paul Di'Anno, rock singer (Iron Maiden)
1959 Jim Nantz, CBS sportscaster (NFL)
1961 Enya, Irish singer/songwriter (Orinoco Flow)
1962 Craig Ferguson, Scottish actor/comedian/talk show host (Drew Carey Show, The Late Late Show)
1963 Page McConnell, keyboardist/songwriter (Phish)
1965 Trent Reznor, singer/songwriter/musician (Nine Inch Nails)
1966 Hill Harper, actor (CSI:NY)
1973 Josh Homme, guitarist/songwriter (Queens of the Stone Age)
1974 Andrea Corr, Irish singer (The Corrs)
1974 Sendhil Ramamurthy, actor (Heroes)
1976 José Guillén, right fielder (Seattle Mariners)
1982 Tony Parker, NBA point guard (San Antonio Spurs)
1983 Reggie Williams, wide receiver (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1985 Dergy, Board Member smile.gif

Today’s Deaths in History

1510 Sandro Botticelli, Italian painter (The Birth of Venus) dies at 65
1536 George Boleyn, English diplomat/brother to Anne Boleyn, is executed at 34 for incest and adultery with his sister
1829 John Jay, first Chief Justice of the United States, dies at 83
1886 John Deere, American blacksmith/manufacturer, dies at 82
1992 Lawrence Welk, musician/TV Host, dies at 89
1995 Hector "Toe" Blake, NHL left wing/coach (Montreal Maroons, Montreal Canadiens) dies at 82
1996 Scott Brayton, Indy race driver, dies at 39 in a crash practicing for the Indy 500
1999 Bruce Fairbairn, record producer/musician (Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Loverboy) dies at 49
2002 Dave Berg, cartoonist (Lighter Side) dies at 81
2004 Tony Randall, actor (The Odd Couple) 84
2005 Frank Gorshin, impressionist/actor (Batman)

Today in History

1792 Twenty-four brokers sat down to fix rates on commissions on stocks and bonds, and from that agreement came what has been known since as the New York Stock Exchange.
1846 The saxophone was patented by Adolphe Sax.
1902 Greek archaeologist Valerios Stais discovered the Antikythera mechanism, an ancient mechanical analog computer.
1943 The United States Army contracted with the University of Pennsylvania's Moore School to develop the ENIAC computer.
1954 The United States Supreme Court handed down a unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, paving the way for the integration of schools.
1970 Thor Heyerdahl set sail from Morocco on the papyrus boat Ra II to sail the Atlantic Ocean.
1974 Police in Los Angeles, California, raided the Symbionese Liberation Army's headquarters, killing six members.
1975 NBC-TV paid a whopping $5,000,000 for the rights to show Gone with the Wind just one time.
1975 Elton John’s Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy album was released and certified a platinum record on the very same day, the first album to be certified a million seller (in this case, a two-million seller) on the first day of release.
1980 Rioting that claimed 18 lives erupted in Miami's Liberty City neighborhood after an all-white jury in Tampa acquitted four former Miami police officers of fatally beating a black man.
1983 Lebanon, Israel, and the United States signed an agreement on Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon.
1984 Mario Soto of the Cincinnati Reds threw four strikeouts in one inning, only the 15th pitcher to do so since 1900.
1987 An Iraqi fighter jet fired two missiles into the USS Stark (FFG-31), killing 37 and injuring 21 of her crew.
1996 President Bill Clinton signed a measure requiring neighborhood notification when sex offenders move in; Megan's Law was named for 7-year-old Megan Kanka, who was raped and killed in 1994.
1998 New York Yankees pitcher David Wells pitched a perfect game against the Minnesota Twins, only the 15th perfect game in the 118 years of major-league baseball.
2000 Two former Ku Klux Klansmen were arrested on murder charges in the 1963 church bombing in Birmingham, Ala., that killed four black girls; Thomas E. Blanton Jr. and Bobby Frank Cherry were later convicted and sentenced to life in prison.
2004 Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage.
2005 Los Angeles Councilman Antonio Villaraigosa trounced Mayor James Hahn to be elected the city's first Hispanic mayor in more than a century.
2006 It was announced that Paul McCartney and his second wife, Heather Mills McCartney, had agreed to separate.

Chart Toppers

1945
Candy - Johnny Mercer & Jo Stafford
I’m Beginning to See the Light - The Harry James Orchestra (vocal: Kitty Kallen)
Dream - The Pied Pipers
At Mail Call Today - Gene Autry

1953
I Believe - Frankie Laine
April in Portugal - The Les Baxter Orchestra
Song from Moulin Rouge - The Percy Faith Orchestra
Mexican Joe - Jim Reeves

1961
Runaway - Del Shannon
Mother-In-Law - Ernie K-Doe
A Hundred Pounds of Clay - Gene McDaniels
Hello Walls - Faron Young

1969
Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In - The 5th Dimension
Hair - The Cowsills
Get Back - The Beatles
My Life (Throw It Away if I Want To) - Bill Anderson

1977
When I Need You - Leo Sayer
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Couldn’t Get It Right - Climax Blues Band
Some Broken Hearts Never Mend - Don Williams

1985
Don’t You Forget About Me - Simple Minds
One Night in Bangkok - Murray Head
Everything She Wants - Wham!
Somebody Should Leave - Reba McEntire

Quote of the Day

Whenever you hear the consensus of scientists agrees on something or other, reach for your wallet, because you're being had.
Michael Crichton, US author & screenwriter (1942 - )

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Today in History - May 18th

Today’s Birthdays

1897 Frank Capra, director (Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, It's a Wonderful Life) died Sep 3, 1991
1912 Perry (Pierino) Como, singer (Catch a Falling Star) died May 12, 2001
1920 Pope John Paul II (Karol Wojtyla), 264th pope of the Roman Catholic Church, died April 2, 2005
1937 Brooks (Calbert) Robinson, Baseball Hall of Fame third baseman (Baltimore Orioles)
1946 Reggie (Reginald Martinez) Jackson, ‘Mr. October,’ Baseball Hall of Famer (Kansas City Athletics, Oakland Athletics, Baltimore Orioles, NY Yankees, California Angels)
1949 Rick Wakeman, songwriter/keyboards (Yes)
1950 Mark Mothersbaugh, composer/singer (Devo)
1955 Chow Yun-Fat, actor (Replacement Killers, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon)
1960 Jari Kurri, NHL right winger (Edmonton Oilers, LA Kings, NY Rangers, Colorado Avalanche, Anaheim Ducks)
1960 Page Hamilton, rock singer (Helmet)
1963 Marty McSorely, NHL defenseman (Pittsburgh Penguins, Edmonton Oilers, LA Kings, NY Rangers, San Jose Sharks, Boston Bruins)
1966 Cathie Speakman, actress (24)
1970 Tina Fey, comedian/actress (Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock)
1975 Jack Johnson, guitarist/singer/songwriter (Bubbly Toes)
1984 Scarlett Keegan, playmate (September 2004)

Today’s Deaths in History

1911 Gustav Mahler, Austrian composer, dies at 50
1980 Ian Curtis, singer (Joy Division) hangs himself at 23
1990 Jill Ireland, actress/Mrs Charles Bronson, dies at 54
1995 Alexander Godunov, Russian ballet dancer/actor, dies at 45
1995 Elizabeth Montgomery, actress (Bewitched) dies at 62
1996 Kevin Gilbert, songwriter/keybaords/guitarist (Madonna) dies at 29
2006 Andrew Martinez, U.C. Berkeley's "Naked Guy," commits suicide at 33

Today in History

1631 John Winthrop took the oath of office and became the first Governor of Massachusetts.
1804 Napoleon Bonaparte was proclaimed Emperor of the French by the French Senate.
1860 Abraham Lincoln of Springfield, IL was nominated for the U.S. Presidency by Republican Party leaders at a meeting in Chicago.
1876 Wyatt Earp started work in Dodge City, Kansas under Marshal Larry Deger.
1896 The United States Supreme Court ruled in Plessy v. Ferguson that separate but equal is constitutional.
1897 Dracula, by Irish author Bram Stoker, was published.
1951 The United Nations moved out of its temporary headquarters in Lake Success, N.Y., for its permanent home in Manhattan.
1953 The first woman to fly faster than the speed of sound, Jacqueline Cochran, piloted an F-86 Sabrejet over California at an average speed of 652.337 miles per hour.
1980 9,677-foot Mt. St. Helens, quiet for 93 years, blew its top; the blast was five hundred times more powerful than the atomic bomb that leveled Hiroshima.
1992 The season finale of Murphy Brown aired on CBS with Murphy Brown, played by Candice Bergen, giving birth to an illegitimate son.
1992 The Archivist of the United States issued a proclamation to officially announce that the 27th Amendment (Congressional salaries) to the U.S. Constitution has been ratified, despite more than 200 years for completion of the ratification process by the state legislatures.
1998 The United States Department of Justice and 20 U.S. states filed an antitrust case against Microsoft.
2004 Randy Johnson, at age 40, became the oldest pitcher in major league history to throw a perfect game; the lefty retired all 27 batters to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks over the Atlanta Braves 2-0.

Chart Toppers

1946
All Through the Day - Perry Como
The Gypsy - The Ink Spots
Shoo Fly Pie - The Stan Kenton Orchestra (vocal: June Christy)
New Spanish Two Step - Bob Wills

1954
Wanted - Perry Como
Little Things Mean a Lot - Kitty Kallen
If You Love Me (Really Love Me) - Kay Starr
I Really Don’t Want to Know - Eddy Arnold

1962
Soldier Boy - The Shirelles
Stranger on the Shore - Mr. Acker Bilk
She Cried - Jay & The Americans
She Thinks I Still Care - George Jones

1970
American Woman/No Sugar Tonight - The Guess Who
Vehicle - The Ides of March
Cecilia - Simon & Garfunkel
My Love - Sonny James

1978
If I Can’t Have You - Yvonne Elliman
The Closer I Get to You - Roberta Flack with Donny Hathaway
With a Little Luck - Wings
It’s All Wrong, But It’s All Right - Dolly Parton

1986
Greatest Love of All - Whitney Houston
Why Can’t This Be Love - Van Halen
What Have You Done for Me Lateley - Janet Jackson
Ain’t Misbehavin’ - Hank Williams, Jr.

Quote of the Day

Democracy is a process by which the people are free to choose the man who will get the blame.
Laurence J. Peter, US educator & writer (1919 - 1988)




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Today in History - May 19th

Today’s Birthdays

1890 Ho Chi Mihn (Nguyen That Thanh), North Vietnamese leader, died Sep 2, 1969
1925 Malcolm X (Malcolm Little), black nationalist and civil rights activist, assassinated Feb 21, 1965
1934 James Lehrer, journalist/news anchor (The MacNeil-Lehrer Newshour)
1941 Nora Ephron, author (Heartburn, Sleepless in Seattle)
1944 Peter Mayhew, actor (Star Wars)
1945 Peter Townshend, rock guitarist (The Who)
1949 Dusty Hill, bassist/singer (ZZ Top)
1949 Archie Manning, NFL quarterback (New Orleans Saints, Houston Oilers, Minnesota Vikings)
1951 Joey Ramone (Jeffrey Hyman), punk singer (The Ramones) died Apr 15, 2001
1952 Grace Jones (Mendoza), singer/actress (Slave to the Rhythm)
1954 Phil Rudd, rock drummer (AC/DC)
1956 Martyn Ware, keyboardist (The Human League)
1972 Jenny Berggren, pop singer (Ace of Base)
1973 Dario Franchitti, Indy race car driver/Mr. Ashley Judd
1976 Kevin Garnett, NBA forward (Minnesota Timberwolves)

Today’s Deaths in History

1536 Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII of England, is beheaded
1864 Nathaniel Hawthorne, author (The Scarlet Letter) dies at 59
1935 T. E. Lawrence, English soldier (Lawrence of Arabia) dies at 46
1946 Booth Tarkington, novelist (The Magnificent Ambersons) dies 76
1971 Ogden Nash, poet (light verse) dies at 68
1980 Ian Curtis, singer (Joy Division) commits suicide at 23
1994 Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, former First Lady of the United States, dies at 64
2006 Freddie Garrity, singer (Freddie and the Dreamers) dies at 69

Today in History

1536 Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII of England, was beheaded for adultery.
1780 A never-explained complete darkness fell on Eastern Canada and the New England area of the United States at 2 pm.
1857 William F. Channing and Moses G. Farmer patented the electric fire alarm system in Boston, MA.
1911 Caesar Cella became the first person to commit a crime and be convicted through the use of fingerprints.
1921 Congress passed the Emergency Quota Act, which established national quotas for immigrants.
1926 Thomas Edison spoke at a dinner for the National Electric Light Association in Atlantic City, NJ; when asked to speak into the microphone, he said, “I don’t know what to say. This is the first time I ever spoke into one of these things...Good night.”
1958 Bobby Darin’s single "Splish Splash" was released as the first eight-track master recording pressed to a plastic 45 RPM disc.
1962 A birthday salute to U.S. President John F. Kennedy took place at Madison Square Garden; the highlight was Marilyn Monroe's infamous rendition of "Happy Birthday."
1964 The State Department disclosed that 40 hidden microphones had been found in the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.
1973 Secretariat won the second jewel of horse racing’s Triple Crown by capturing the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore, MD.
1984 The Edmonton Oilers defeated the New York Islanders by a 5-2 score to win the Stanley Cup.
1992 In a speech to the Commonwealth Club of California, Vice President Dan Quayle criticized television character Murphy Brown for ignoring the importance of fathers and bearing a child alone.
1992 Mary Jo Buttafuoco was shot and seriously wounded in Massapequa, N.Y., by her husband Joey's teenage lover, Amy Fisher.
2003 WorldCom Inc. agreed to pay investors $500 million to settle civil fraud charges.
2004 Specialist Jeremy C. Sivits wept and apologized after receiving a year in prison and a bad conduct discharge in the first court-martial stemming from abuse of Iraqis at the Abu Ghraib prison.
2005 The final Star Wars film, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, debuted.
2006 A key U.N. panel joined European and United Nations leaders in urging the Bush administration to close its prison in Guantanamo Bay, saying the indefinite detention of terror suspects there violated the world's ban on torture.

Chart Toppers

1947
Mam’selle - Art Lund
Linda - Buddy Clark with the Ray Noble Orchestra
My Adobe Hacienda - Eddy Howard
New Jolie Blonde (New Pretty Blonde) - Red Foley

1955
Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White - Perez Prado
Unchained Melody - Les Baxter
A Blossom Fell - Nat King Cole
In the Jailhouse Now - Webb Pierce

1963
If You Wanna Be Happy - Jimmy Soul
Surfin’ USA - The Beatles
Foolish Little Girl - The Shirelles
Lonesome 7-7203 - Hawkshaw Hawkins

1971
Joy to the World - Three Dog Night
Never Can Say Goodbye - The Jackson 5
Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
I Won’t Mention It Again - Ray Price

1979
Reunited - Peaches & Herb
Hot Stuff - Donna Summer
In the Navy - Village People
If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me - Bellamy Brothers

1987
With or Without You - U2
The Lady in Red - Chris DeBurgh
Heat of the Night - Bryan Adams
To Know Him is to Love Him - Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris

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Love truth, and pardon error.
Voltaire, French author, humanist, rationalist, & satirist (1694 - 1778)




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The new Ian Curtis/Joy Division biopic is getting strong positive reaction at Cannes.


I saw some articles on-line about that -- apparently the kid who plays Curtis is getting quite the buzz about his performance. I'd like to see that film, but there's a snowball's chance in a volcano that it'll ever come out here, so I'll just have to hope is finds a distributor and eventually comes to DVD.



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Heh..

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Today in History - May 20th

Today’s Birthdays

1768 Dolley Madison (Payne), U.S. First Lady/wife of 4th U.S. President James Madison, died July 12, 1849
1908 (Jimmy) James (Maitland) Stewart, actor (It’s a Wonderful Life, Harvey, Rear Window, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Vertigo) died July 2, 1997
1926 Bob Sweikert, Indy car racer, killed in race at Salem, IN, June 17, 1956
1927 Bud (Henry) Grant, Pro Football Hall of Famer/coach (Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings)
1940 Stan Mikita, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks)
1942 Carlos Hathcock, Marine sniper (93 confirmed kills in Vietnam) died Feb 23, 1999
1944 Joe (John Robert) Cocker, singer/songwriter (With a Little Help from My Friends)
1946 Cher (Cherilyn Sarkisian LaPierre), singer/actress (Moonstruck)
1946 Bobby (Ray) Murcer, center fielder (NY Yankees, SF Giants, Chicago Cubs)
1949 Dave Thomas, Canadian comedian/actor (Strange Brew)
1952 Warren Cann, rock drummer (Ultravox)
1958 Jane Wiedlin, rock singer (The Go-Go's)
1959 Bronson Pinchot, actor (Perfect Strangers)
1961 Nick Heyward, guitarist/singer/songwriter (Haircut 100)
1962 TeddyC, board member
1963 Brian ‘Nasher’ Nash, guitarist (Frankie Goes to Hollywood)
1963 David Wells, pitcher (NY Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays)
1966 Mindy Cohn, actress (Facts of Life)
1966 Lisa Edelstein, actress (House)
1971 Tony Stewart, NASCAR race driver
1972 Busta Rhymes, rapper


Today’s Deaths in History

1506 Christopher Columbus, Italian explorer, dies at 55
1989 Gilda Radner, comedian/actress (Saturday Night Live) dies at 42
1995 Ingrid Bergman, wife of Ingmar Bergman, dies at 65

Today in History

1813 Napoleon Bonaparte led his troops into the Battle of Bautzen in Saxony, Germany, against the combined armies of Russia and Prussia.
1830 H.D. Hyde of Reading, Pennsylvania patented the fountain pen.
1861 The capital of the Confederacy was moved from Montgomery, Ala., to Richmond, Va.
1873 Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis received a U.S. patent for blue jeans with copper rivets.
1891 The first public display of Thomas Alva Edison's prototype kinetoscope was held at Edison's Laboratory for a convention of the National Federation of Women's Clubs.
1899 Jacob German of New York City became the first driver to be arrested for speeding.
1902 Cuba gained independence from the United States.
1916 Norman Rockwell's first cover of The Saturday Evening Post was published.
1927 ‘Lucky’ Lindbergh took off from Roosevelt Field in New York aboard the small airplane "Spirit of St. Louis," en route to Paris, France.
1932 Amelia Earhart took off from Newfoundland to begin the world's first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean by a female pilot, landing in Ireland the next day.
1939 Regular trans-Atlantic air service began as a Pan American Airways plane took off from Port Washington, N.Y., bound for Europe.
1940 The first prisoners arrived at Auschwitz.
1949 The Armed Forces Security Agency, the predecessor to the National Security Agency, was established.
1961 A white mob attacked a busload of Freedom Riders in Montgomery, Ala., prompting the federal government to send in U.S. marshals to restore order.
1978 Mavis Hutchinson, 53, made it to New York City, becoming the first woman to run across America.
1982 TV’s Barney Miller was seen for the last time in its original network run on ABC-TV.
1983 First publications were made of the discovery of the virus that causes AIDS in the journal Science by Luc Montagnier and Robert Gallo individually.
1985 The Dow Jones industrial average broke the 1300 mark for the first time.
1989 The Chinese authorities declare martial law in the face of pro-democracy demonstrations, setting the scene for the Tiananmen Square massacre.
1993 An estimated 93 million people tuned in for the final first-run episode of Cheers on NBC.
1996 The Supreme Court of the United States ruled in Romer v. Evans against a law that would have prevented any city, town or county in the state of Colorado from taking any legislative, executive, or judicial action to protect the rights of gays and lesbians.
2002 East Timor becomes independent from Indonesian rule.
2003 The United States banned beef imports from Canada after a case of mad cow disease was discovered in Canada's cattle country.
2004 Iraqi police backed by American soldiers raided the home and offices of Ahmad Chalabi, a prominent Iraqi politician once groomed as a possible replacement for Saddam Hussein.

Chart Toppers

1948
Now is the Hour - Bing Crosby
Baby Face - The Art Mooney Orchestra
The Dickey Bird Song - The Freddy Martin Orchestra (vocal: Glenn Hughes)
Anytime - Eddy Arnold

1956
Heartbreak Hotel/I Was the One - Elvis Presley
The Wayward Wind - Gogi Grant
I’m in Love Again - Fats Domino
Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins

1964
My Guy - Mary Wells
Love Me Do - The Beatles
Ronnie - The 4 Seasons
My Heart Skips a Beat - Buck Owens

1972
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack
Oh Girl - Chi-Lites
I’ll Take You There - The Staple Singers
Grandma Harp - Merle Haggard

1980
Call Me - Blondie
Ride like the Wind - Christopher Cross
Lost in Love - Air Supply
Gone Too Far - Eddie Rabbitt

1988
Anything for You - Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
Shattered Dreams - Johnny Hates Jazz
One More Try - George Michael
I’m Gonna Get You - Eddy Raven

Quote of the Day

There is not any memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some temptation we resisted.
James Branch Cabell, US essayist & novelist (1879 - 1958)

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FIXED. Thanks Giac. I'm in hiding today...so you're only the 3rd person to acknowledge my BD to me!
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Today in History - May 20th

Today’s Birthdays

1768 Dolley Madison (Payne), U.S. First Lady/wife of 4th U.S. President James Madison, died July 12, 1849
1908 (Jimmy) James (Maitland) Stewart, actor (It’s a Wonderful Life, Harvey, Rear Window, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Vertigo) died July 2, 1997
1926 Bob Sweikert, Indy car racer, killed in race at Salem, IN, June 17, 1956
1927 Bud (Henry) Grant, Pro Football Hall of Famer/coach (Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings)
1940 Stan Mikita, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks)
1942 Carlos Hathcock, Marine sniper (93 confirmed kills in Vietnam) died Feb 23, 1999
1944 Joe (John Robert) Cocker, singer/songwriter (With a Little Help from My Friends)
1946 Cher (Cherilyn Sarkisian LaPierre), singer/actress (Moonstruck)
1946 Bobby (Ray) Murcer, center fielder (NY Yankees, SF Giants, Chicago Cubs)
1949 Dave Thomas, Canadian comedian/actor (Strange Brew)
1952 Warren Cann, rock drummer (Ultravox)
1958 Jane Wiedlin, rock singer (The Go-Go's)
1959 Bronson Pinchot, actor (Perfect Strangers)
1961 Nick Heyward, guitarist/singer/songwriter (Haircut 100)
1962 TeddyC, board member
1963 Brian ‘Nasher’ Nash, guitarist (Frankie Goes to Hollywood)
1963 David Wells, pitcher (NY Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays)
1966 Mindy Cohn, actress (Facts of Life)
1966 Lisa Edelstein, actress (House)
1971 Tony Stewart, NASCAR race driver
1972 Busta Rhymes, rapper


Today’s Deaths in History

1506 Christopher Columbus, Italian explorer, dies at 55
1989 Gilda Radner, comedian/actress (Saturday Night Live) dies at 42
1995 Ingrid Bergman, wife of Ingmar Bergman, dies at 65

Today in History

1813 Napoleon Bonaparte led his troops into the Battle of Bautzen in Saxony, Germany, against the combined armies of Russia and Prussia.
1830 H.D. Hyde of Reading, Pennsylvania patented the fountain pen.
1861 The capital of the Confederacy was moved from Montgomery, Ala., to Richmond, Va.
1873 Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis received a U.S. patent for blue jeans with copper rivets.
1891 The first public display of Thomas Alva Edison's prototype kinetoscope was held at Edison's Laboratory for a convention of the National Federation of Women's Clubs.
1899 Jacob German of New York City became the first driver to be arrested for speeding.
1902 Cuba gained independence from the United States.
1916 Norman Rockwell's first cover of The Saturday Evening Post was published.
1927 ‘Lucky’ Lindbergh took off from Roosevelt Field in New York aboard the small airplane "Spirit of St. Louis," en route to Paris, France.
1932 Amelia Earhart took off from Newfoundland to begin the world's first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean by a female pilot, landing in Ireland the next day.
1939 Regular trans-Atlantic air service began as a Pan American Airways plane took off from Port Washington, N.Y., bound for Europe.
1940 The first prisoners arrived at Auschwitz.
1949 The Armed Forces Security Agency, the predecessor to the National Security Agency, was established.
1961 A white mob attacked a busload of Freedom Riders in Montgomery, Ala., prompting the federal government to send in U.S. marshals to restore order.
1978 Mavis Hutchinson, 53, made it to New York City, becoming the first woman to run across America.
1982 TV’s Barney Miller was seen for the last time in its original network run on ABC-TV.
1983 First publications were made of the discovery of the virus that causes AIDS in the journal Science by Luc Montagnier and Robert Gallo individually.
1985 The Dow Jones industrial average broke the 1300 mark for the first time.
1989 The Chinese authorities declare martial law in the face of pro-democracy demonstrations, setting the scene for the Tiananmen Square massacre.
1993 An estimated 93 million people tuned in for the final first-run episode of Cheers on NBC.
1996 The Supreme Court of the United States ruled in Romer v. Evans against a law that would have prevented any city, town or county in the state of Colorado from taking any legislative, executive, or judicial action to protect the rights of gays and lesbians.
2002 East Timor becomes independent from Indonesian rule.
2003 The United States banned beef imports from Canada after a case of mad cow disease was discovered in Canada's cattle country.
2004 Iraqi police backed by American soldiers raided the home and offices of Ahmad Chalabi, a prominent Iraqi politician once groomed as a possible replacement for Saddam Hussein.

Chart Toppers

1948
Now is the Hour - Bing Crosby
Baby Face - The Art Mooney Orchestra
The Dickey Bird Song - The Freddy Martin Orchestra (vocal: Glenn Hughes)
Anytime - Eddy Arnold

1956
Heartbreak Hotel/I Was the One - Elvis Presley
The Wayward Wind - Gogi Grant
I’m in Love Again - Fats Domino
Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins

1964
My Guy - Mary Wells
Love Me Do - The Beatles
Ronnie - The 4 Seasons
My Heart Skips a Beat - Buck Owens

1972
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack
Oh Girl - Chi-Lites
I’ll Take You There - The Staple Singers
Grandma Harp - Merle Haggard

1980
Call Me - Blondie
Ride like the Wind - Christopher Cross
Lost in Love - Air Supply
Gone Too Far - Eddie Rabbitt

1988
Anything for You - Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
Shattered Dreams - Johnny Hates Jazz
One More Try - George Michael
I’m Gonna Get You - Eddy Raven

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There is not any memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some temptation we resisted.
James Branch Cabell, US essayist & novelist (1879 - 1958)

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Today in History - May 21st

Today’s Birthdays

1688 Alexander Pope, poet (The Rape of the Lock) died May 30, 1744
1904 Fats (Thomas Wright) Waller, blues pianist/songwriter (Ain’t Misbehavin’) died Dec 15, 1943
1916 Harold Robbins (Francis Kane), writer (The Carpetbaggers) died Oct 14, 1997
1917 Raymond (William Stacy) Burr, actor (Perry Mason, Ironside) died Sep 12, 1993
1921 Andrei Sakharov, physicist/human rights activist (produced first Soviet atomic bomb) died Dec 14, 1989
1923 Ara Parseghian, College Football Hall of Fame head coach (Notre Dame)
1941 Ronald Isley, singer (The Isley Brothers)
1945 Richard Hatch, actor (Battlestar Galactica)
1948 Leo Sayer (Gerard Hugh Sayer), singer (Long Tall Glasses, You Make Me Feel like Dancing)
1951 Al Franken, comedian/pundit (Air America)
1952 Mr. T (Lawrence Tureaud), actor (The A-Team, Rocky III)
1955 Stan Lynch, rock drummer (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)
1956 Judge Reinhold (Edward Ernest Reinhold Jr.), actor (Beverly Hills Cop series, Fast Times at Ridgemont High)
1960 Jeffrey Dahmer, serial killer, died Nov 28, 1994
1972 Alesha Oreskovich, playmate (June 1993)
1972 The Notorious B.I.G. (Christopher Wallace), rapper, shot and killed in Los Angeles Mar 9, 1997
1974 Fairuza Balk, actress (The Craft)
1977 Ricky Williams, former running back (Miami Dolphins)

Today’s Deaths in History

1894 Emile Henry, French anarchist, is executed at 22
1988 Sammy Davis, Sr., dancer, dies at 87
1991 Rajiv Gandhi, Prime Minister of India, is assassinated at 46
1996 Lash LaRue, actor (Westerns) dies at 80
2000 Barbara Cartland, English author (romance novels) dies at 98
2000 Sir John Gielgud, British actor (Arthur) dies at 96
2006 Spencer Clark, NASCAR race driver, dies at 29 in an auto accident

Today in History

1819 The first bicycles in the United States, called swift walkers, were first seen on the streets of New York City.
1881 The American Red Cross was established by Clara Barton.
1906 Louis H. Perlman of New York City received his patent for the demountable tire-carrying automobile rim.
1927 Charles A. Lindbergh arrived to a hero’s welcome in Paris in his monoplane, "The Spirit of St. Louis."
1932 Amelia Earhart landed in a pasture in Derry, Northern Ireland, becoming the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
1934 Oskaloosa, Iowa, became the first municipality in the United States to fingerprint each of its citizens.
1945 Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart were married.
1947 Joe DiMaggio and five of his New York Yankees teammates were slapped with $100 fines for not fulfilling contract requirements to do promotional duties for the team.
1956 The United States exploded the first airborne hydrogen bomb over Bikini Atoll in the Pacific.
1961 Alabama Governor John Malcolm Patterson declared martial law in an attempt to restore order after race riots break out.
1968 The nuclear-powered U.S. submarine Scorpion, with 99 men aboard, was last heard from (the remains of the sub were later found on the ocean floor 400 miles southwest of the Azores).
1979 Former San Francisco City Supervisor Dan White was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting deaths of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk; White's argument that junk food had fueled his rampage was derided as the "Twinkie defense."
1980 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back was released.
1991 Rajiv Gandhi, the prime minister of India from 1984 until 1989, was assassinated.
1998 At Thurston High School in Springfield, Oregon, Kipland Kinkel, suspended for bringing a gun to school, shot a semi-automatic rifle into a room filled with students, killing 2 wounding 25 others after killing his parents at home.
1999 Susan Lucci, star of the ABC soap opera All My Children, won a Daytime Emmy Award for best actress for the first time in the 19th straight year she was nominated.
2006 The Republic of Montenegro held a referendum proposing independence from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro.
2006 The Swedish ice hockey team Tre Kronor took gold in the World Championship and became the first nation to take gold in both the World Championship and Olympic games in ice hockey.

Chart Toppers

1949
Riders in the Sky - Vaughn Monroe
Again - Gordon Jenkins
Forever and Ever - The Russ Morgan Orchestra (vocal: The Skylarks)
Lovesick Blues - Hank Williams

1957
All Shook Up - Elvis Presley
School Day - Chuck Berry
Love Letters in the Sand - Pat Boone
A White Sport Coat (And a Pink Carnation) - Marty Robbins

1965
Ticket to Ride - The Beatles
Help Me, Rhonda - The Beach Boys
Back in My Arms Again - The Supremes
Girl on the Billboard - Del Reeves

1973
You are the Sunshine of My Life - Stevie Wonder
Little Willy - The Sweet
Frankenstein - The Edgar Winter Group
What’s Your Mama’s Name - Tanya Tucker

1981
Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes
Just the Two of Us - Grover Washington, Jr./Bill Withers
Being with You - Smokey Robinson
I Loved ’Em Every One - T.G. Sheppard

1989
Forever Your Girl - Paula Abdul
Real Love - Jody Watley
Soldier of Love - Donny Osmond
If I Had You - Alabama

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Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable.
Samuel Johnson, English author, critic, & lexicographer (1709 - 1784)


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Today in History - May 22nd

Today’s Birthdays

1813 Wilhelm Richard Wagner, composer (Die Valkyrie) died Feb 13, 1883
1859 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, physician/writer (Sherlock Holmes) died July 7, 1930
1907 Sir Laurence (Kerr) Olivier, actor (Hamlet, The Jazz Singer) died July 11, 1989
1927 Michael Constantine, actor ("My Big Fat Greek Wedding")
1939 Paul Winfield, actor (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan) died Mar 7, 2004
1943 Tommy (Thomas Edward) John, pitcher (Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, LA Dodgers, NY Yankees, California Angels, Oakland Athletics)
1950 Bernie Taupin, lyricist (Elton John)
1959 Morrissey (Stephen Morrissey), singer (The Smiths)
1962 Jesse Valenzuela, rock musician (Gin Blossoms)
1966 Johnny Gill, R&B singer (New Edition)
1967 Brooke Smith, actress (Grey's Anatomy, Crossing Jordan)
1970 Naomi Campbell, model
1972 Anna Belknap, actress (CSI: NY)
1972 Alison Eastwood, actress (Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil)
1973 Julian Tavarez, pitcher (StL Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates, Florida Marlins)
1975 Janne Niinimaa, NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens, Philadelphia Flyers, Edmonton Oilers, NY Islanders)
1978 Ginnifer Goodwin, actress (Win a Date with Tad Hamilton, Big Love)
1979 Maggie Q, actress (Live Free or Die Hard, Mission Impossible III)
1982 Apolo Anton Ohno, short track speed skater

Today’s Deaths in History

1885 Victor Hugo, French author (Les Miserables) dies at 83
1967 Langston Hughes, writer (The Ways of White Folks) dies at 65
1972 Margaret Rutherford, actress (The Importance of Being Earnest) dies at 80
1990 Rocky Graziano, boxing champion, dies at 78
2004 Richard Biggs, actor (Babylon 5) dies at 44
2005 Thurl Ravenscroft, voice actor/singer (How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Tony the Tiger) dies at 91

Today in History

1761 The first life insurance policy issued in the United States was issued.
1807 A grand jury indicted former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr on a charge of treason.
1819 The SS Savannah left port at Savannah, Georgia, on a voyage to become the first steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean, arriving at Liverpool, England on June 20.
1841 Henry Kennedy of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania received a patent for the first reclining chair.
1849 Abraham Lincoln received patent number 6469 for his floating dry dock.
1868 The Great Train Robbery took place near Marshfield, Ind., as seven members of the Reno gang made off with $96,000 in cash, gold and bonds.
1900 A. DeVilbiss, Jr. of Toledo, OH patented his pendulum-type computing scale.
1900 Edwin S. Votey of Detroit, MI patented his pianola, a pneumatic piano player.
1906 The Wright brothers were granted U.S. patent number 821,393 for their "Flying-Machine."
1939 Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini signed a "Pact of Steel" committing Germany and Italy to a military alliance.
1947 The Truman Doctrine was enacted as Congress appropriated military and economic aid for Greece and Turkey.
1955 Jack Benny signed off his last live network radio broadcast after a run of 23 years.
1965 The Beatles got their eighth consecutive number one hit as "Ticket to Ride" rode to the top of the singles list.
1966 Bruce Springsteen recorded his very first song, along with his band, The Castilles, titled, "That’s What You Get."
1967 Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the Public Broadcasting System’s longest-running children’s program, debuted.
1970 The Guess Who earned a gold record for both the album and single, American Woman.
1972 President Richard Nixon became the first U.S. President to visit Moscow.
1990 The Windows 3.0 operating system was released by Microsoft.
1992 Johnny Carson hosted The Tonight Show for the last time.
2002 The remains of the missing Chandra Levy are found in Rock Creek Park, Washington, D.C.
2002 A jury in Birmingham, Alabama, convicted former Ku Klux Klan member Bobby Frank Cherry of the 1963 murders of four girls in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church.
2003 The U.N. Security Council gave the U.S. and Britain a mandate to rule Iraq, ending 13 years of economic sanctions.
2003 Annika Sorenstam became the first woman since 1945 to tee off against the men on the pro tour, playing in the first round of the Colonial golf tournament in Fort Worth, Texas.
2004 The town of Hallam, Nebraska, was wiped out by a powerful F4 tornado that broke a width record at an astounding 2.5 miles wide.

Chart Toppers

1950
My Foolish Heart - The Gordon Jenkins Orchestra (vocal: Eileen Wilson)
Bewitched - The Bill Snyder Orchestra
If I Knew You Were Comin’ I’d’ve Baked a Cake - Eileen Barton
Birmingham Bounce - Red Foley

1958
All I Have to Do is Dream - The Everly Brothers
Return to Me - Dean Martin
Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
Just Married - Marty Robbins

1966
Monday Monday - The Mamas & The Papas
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 - Bob Dylan
When a Man Loves a Woman - Percy Sledge
Distant Drums - Jim Reeves

1974
The Streak - Ray Stevens
Dancing Machine - The Jackson 5
The Entertainer - Marvin Hamlisch
Country Bumpkin - Cal Smith

1982
Ebony and Ivory - Paul McCartney with Stevie Wonder
Don’t Talk to Strangers - Rick Springfield
I’ve Never Been to Me - Charlene
Just to Satisfy You - Waylon & Willie

1990
Vogue - Madonna
All I Wanna Do is Make Love to You - Heart
Hold On - Wilson Phillips
Walkin’ Away - Clint Black

Quote of the Day

There is always more misery among the lower classes than there is humanity in the higher.
Victor Hugo, French dramatist, novelist, & poet (1802 - 1885)


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Today in History - May 23rd

Today’s Birthdays

1824 Ambrose Burnside, hirsute Civil War general (sideburns are named for him) died Sept 13, 1881
1846 Arabella Mansfield (Belle Aurelia Babb), first woman admitted to legal profession in U.S., died Aug 2, 1911
1883 Douglas Fairbanks (Douglas Elton Ulman), actor (The Three Musketeers) died Dec 12, 1939
1910 Scatman (Benjamin Sherman) Crothers, entertainer/actor (The Shining, Twilight Zone: The Movie) died Nov 22, 1986
1910 Artie Shaw (Arthur Arschawsky), clarinetist/bandleader (Begin The Beguine) died Dec 30, 2004
1912 John Payne, actor (Miracle on 34th Street) died Dec 6, 1989
1928 Rosemary Clooney, singer (Come on-a My House) died June 29, 2002
1933 Joan Collins, actress (Dynasty)
1934 Dr. Robert Moog, electronics inventor (Moog synthesizer) died Aug 21, 2005
1954 Marvelous Marvin Hagler, International Boxing Hall of Famer
1956 Buck Showalter, baseball manager (NY Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks. Texas Rangers)
1957 Baltimora, singer (Tarzan Boy) died Mar 29, 1995 of AIDS
1958 Drew Carey, comedian/actor/producer/writer (The Drew Carey Show)
1962 Karen "Duff" Duffy, MTV V-J/actress (Dumb & Dumber)
1963 Gregg "Opie" Hughes, radio personality (The Opie and Anthony Show)
1963 Wally Dallenbach, former NASCAR driver
1967 Phil Selway, rock drummer (Radiohead)
1970 Matt Flynn, rock musician (Maroon 5)
1974 Jewel Kilcher, pop/folk singer
1974 Kimber West, playmate (February 1997)
1976 Kelly Monaco, playmate/actress/TV personality (April 1997; Dancing with the Stars)
1978 Scott Raynor, rock drummer (original Blink-182 drummer)

Today’s Deaths in History

1701 Captain Kidd, Scottish pirate, hanged at 55
1868 Kit Carson, trapper/scout/Indian agent, dies at 58
1906 Henrik Ibsen, playwright (Peer Gynt) dies at 78
1934 Clyde Barrow, outlaw, is gunned down at 25
1934 Bonnie Parker, outlaw, is gunned down at 23
1945 Heinrich Himmler, Nazi SS commander, commits suicide at 44
1999 Owen Hart, wrestler, dies in a stunt gone bad at 34
2002 Sam Snead, golf champion, dies at 89

Today in History

1430 Joan of Arc was captured by the Burgundians, who sold her to the English.
1533 The marriage of King Henry VIII to Catherine of Aragon was declared null and void.
1701 After being convicted of piracy and of murdering William Moore, Captain William Kidd was hanged in London.
1788 South Carolina, the colony originally named in honor of Charles I of England, became one of the United States.
1827 The first nursery school in the United States was established in New York City.
1873 The Canadian Parliament established the North West Mounted Police, the forerunner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
1879 Iowa State College, located in Ames, IA, established the first veterinary school in the U.S.
1900 Sergeant William Harvey Carney became the first African-American to be awarded the Medal of Honor, for his heroism in the assault on the Battery Wagner.
1929 The first talking cartoon of Mickey Mouse, The Karnival Kid, was released.
1934 Bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde were ambushed by police and killed in Black Lake, Louisiana.
1939 The U.S. Navy submarine USS Squalus sank off the coast of New Hampshire during a test dive, causing the death of 26 sailors.
1944 Chicago University announced plans to withdraw from the Big 10 Conference of the NCAA and all other athletic competition.
1945 Heinrich Himmler, the head of the SS, committed suicide while in Allied custody.
1949 Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin lifted the Berlin Blockade.
1960 Prime Minister of Israel David Ben-Gurion announced that Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann has been captured.
1962 The National Basketball Association agreed to plans to transfer the Philadelphia Warriors to San Francisco, CA.
1962 Joe Pepitone of the New York Yankees set a major-league baseball record by hitting two home runs in one inning.
1969 The Who released Tommy, the first rock opera.
1985 Engineer Thomas Patrick Cavanagh was sentenced to life in prison for attempting to sell stealth bomber secrets to the Soviet Union.
1999 WWE superstar Owen Hart fell to his death during Over the Edge at the Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missouri after a botched entrance stunt.
2003 Congress sent President George W. Bush a $330 billion package of tax cuts - the third of his presidency.
2006 ABC appointed Charles Gibson to replace Elizabeth Vargas as anchor of its World News Tonight evening newscast.

Chart Toppers

1951
Mockingbird Hill -Patti Page
On Top of Old Smokey - The Weavers (vocal: Terry Gilkyson)
Too Young - Nat King Cole
Kentucky Waltz - Eddy Arnold

1959
The Happy Organ - Dave ‘Baby’ Cortez
A Teenager in Love - Dion & The Belmonts
Dream Lover - Bobby Darin
The Battle of New Orleans - Johnny Horton

1967
Groovin’ - The Young Rascals
Respect - Aretha Franklin
I Got Rhythm - The Happenings
Sam’s Place - Buck Owens

1975
Shining Star - Earth, Wind & Fire
Before the Next Teardrop Falls - Freddy Fender
Jackie Blue - Ozark Mountain Daredevils
I’m Not Lisa - Jessi Colter

1983
Let’s Dance - David Bowie
Flashdance...What a Feeling - Irene Cara
Little Red Corvette - Prince
Common Man - John Conlee

1991
I Like the Way (The Kissing Game) - Hi-Five
Touch Me (All Night Long) - Cathy Dennis
Here We Go - C + C Music Factory Presents Freedom Williams and Zelma Davis
If I Know Me - George Strait

Quote of the Day

Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
Pythagoras, Greek mathematician, philosopher, & scientist (582 BC - 507 BC)





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Today in History - May 24th

Today’s Birthdays

1686 Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, physicist/inventor (mercury thermometer) died Sep 16, 1736
1816 Emanuel Leutze, artist (Washington Crossing the Delaware) died July 18, 1868
1938 Tommy Chong, comedian (Cheech and Chong)
1941 Bob Dylan (Robert Allen Zimmerman), singer/songwriter (Like a Rolling Stone)
1942 Derek Quinn, guitarist (Freddie and the Dreamers)
1943 Gary Burghoff, actor (M*A*S*H)
1944 Patti LaBelle (Patricia Louise Holte), singer (Lady Marmalade)
1945 Priscilla Beaulieu Presley (Priscilla Ann Wagner), Elvis' widow/actress (Naked Gun series)
1949 Jim Broadbent, actor (Hot Fuzz)
1953 Alfred Molina, actor (Spiderman 2)
1956 Larry Blackmon, R&B musician (Cameo)
1960 Kristen Scott Thomas, actress (The English Patient)
1962 Gene Anthony Ray, actor/dancer (Fame) died Nov 14, 2003
1964 Pat Verbeek, NHL right wing (NJ Devils, Hartford Whalers, NY Rangers, Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings)
1965 John C. Reilly, actor (Talladega Nights)
1967 Heavy D, rapper/actor (Now That We Found Love)
1969 Rich Robinson, guitarist (The Black Crowes)
1971 Kris Draper, NHL center (Detroit Red Wings)
1972 Layne Beachley, professional surfer/actress (Blue Crush)
1973 Elisa Bridges, playmate (December 1994) died Feb 7, 2002 of an accidental drug overdose
1973 Bartolo Colón, pitcher (Los Angeles Angels)
1979 Tracy McGrady, guard/forward (Orlando Magic)

Today’s Deaths in History

1959 John Foster Dulles, United States Secretary of State, dies at 71
1963 Elmore James, "King of the Slide Guitar," blues musician, dies at 45
1974 Duke Ellington, composer/jazz musician, dies at 75
1991 Gene Clark, singer/songwriter (The Byrds) dies at 46
1997 Edward Mulhare, actor (Knight Rider) dies at 74
2006 Desmond Dekker, ska/reggae singer/songwriter, dies at 64

Today in History

1830 "Mary Had a Little Lamb," by Sarah Hale, was published.
1844 Samuel F.B. Morse tapped out the message, “What hath God wrought,” in Morse Code, inaugurating America’s telegraph industry.
1883 The Brooklyn Bridge, linking Manhattan and Brooklyn in New York City, officially opened.
1899 W. T. McCullough of Boston, MA opened the first public garage.
1911 The New York Public Library opened.
1929 The Cocoanuts, the first film to star the Marx Brothers, opens.
1935 The first major-league baseball game to be played under the lights saw the Cincinnati Reds defeat Philadelphia 2-1 at Crosley Field.
1940 Igor Sikorsky performed the first successful single-rotor helicopter flight.
1943 Josef Mengele became chief medical officer in Auschwitz concentration camp.
1950 ‘Sweetwater’ (Nat) Clifton’s contract was purchased by the New York Knicks from the Harlem Globetrotters, making him the first black player in the NBA.
1954 The first traveling sidewalk in a railroad station went into service in Jersey City, NJ.
1958 United Press International was formed through a merger of the United Press and the International News Service.
1962 Astronaut Scott Carpenter orbits the Earth three times in the Aurora 7 space capsule.
1980 Bobby Nystrom scored the game winning overtime goal to lift the New York Islanders to their first of four consecutive Stanley Cups.
1981 Bobby Unser won the Indianapolis 500, but race stewards took the win away from him the next day and awarded it to Mario Andretti.
1983 The Brooklyn Bridge celebrated its 100th birthday with a huge fireworks display.
1984 Ralph Sampson, one of the twin towers of the NBA’s Houston Rockets, became the first unanimous choice for Rookie of the Year since Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabar) of the Milwaukee Bucks in 1970.
1986 Montreal skated past Calgary 4-3 to capture its 23rd National Hockey League Stanley Cup championship (Stanley Cup), the most by any sports franchise.
1993 Microsoft unveiled Windows NT.
1994 Four men convicted of bombing New York's World Trade Center in 1993 were each sentenced to 240 years in prison.
1995 "Hollywood Madam" Heidi Fleiss was sentenced to three years in prison and fined $1,500 for running a call girl ring that catered to the rich and famous.
2000 Anthony Landini sold his pair of ruby slippers, one of several worn by Dorothy (Judy Garland) in the movie, "The Wizard of Oz," at Christie's Auction House for $600,000.
2000 Israeli troops pulled out of southern Lebanon, ending 18 years of occupation.
2001 The Democrats gained control of the U.S. Senate for the first time since 1994 when Senator James Jeffords of Vermont abandoned the Republican Party and declared himself an independent.
2006 Taylor Hicks was named the new American Idol over runner-up Katharine McPhee.

Chart Toppers

1944
Long Ago and Far Away - Helen Forrest & Dick Haymes
San Fernando Valley - Bing Crosby
I’ll Get By - The Harry James Orchestra (vocal: Dick Haymes)
Straighten Up and Fly Right - King Cole Trio

1952
Kiss of Fire - Georgia Gibbs
Blue Tango - The Leroy Anderson Orchestra
Be Anything - Eddy Howard
The Wild Side of Life - Hank Thompson

1960
Cathy’s Clown - The Everly Brothers
Good Timin’ - Jimmy Jones
Cradle of Love - Johnny Preston
Please Help Me, I’m Falling - Hank Locklin

1968
Tighten Up - Archie Bell & The Drells
Mrs. Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel
A Beautiful Morning - The Rascals
I Wanna Live - Glen Campbell

1976
Silly Love Songs - Wings
Love Hangover - Diana Ross
Fooled Around and Fell in Love - Elvin Bishop
After All the Good is Gone - Conway Twitty

1984
Hello - Lionel Richie
Let’s Hear It for the Boy - Deniece Williams
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before - Julio Iglesias & Willie Nelson

Quote of the Day

You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
Mark Twain, US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit (1835 - 1910)




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Today in History - May 25th

Today’s Birthdays

1803 Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer (Essays) died Apr 27, 1882
1878 Bill ‘Bojangles’ (Luther) Robinson, dancer/actor (Shirley Temple films, Stormy Weather) died Nov 25, 1949
1889 Igor Sikorsky, engineer (first successful helicopter) died Oct 26, 1972
1898 Bennett Cerf, publisher/TV personality (What's My Line) died Aug 27, 1971
1898 Gene (James Joseph) Tunney, Heavyweight Boxing Champion, died July 11, 1978
1926 Claude Akins, actor (The Caine Mutiny) died Jan 27, 1994
1926 Miles (Dewey) Davis III, jazz trumpet/flugelhorn, died Sep 28, 1991
1927 Robert Ludlum, novelist (Bourne series) died Mar 12, 2001
1939 Sir Ian McKellen, actor (X-Men series, Lord of the Rings series)
1944 Frank Oz (Richard Frank Oznowicz), muppeteer/film director (Miss Piggy)
1948 Klaus Meine, rock singer (Scorpions)
1958 Paul Weller, guitarist/singer (The Jam, The Style Council)
1963 Mike Myers, actor/comedian (Wayne's World, Shrek)
1969 Anne Heche, actress (Wag the Dog)
1969 Glen Drover, rock guitarist (Megadeth)
1970 Jamie Kennedy, actor (Scream series)
1972 Octavia Spencer, actress (Ugly Betty)
1973 Molly Sims, supermodel/actress (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Las Vegas)
1975 Lauryn Hill, singer (Fugees)
1976 Cillian Murphy, actor (28 Days Later)
1976 Ethan Suplee, actor (My Name Is Earl)
1978 Shannon Stewart, playmate (June 2000)
1978 Todd Whitener, rock musician (Tantric)
1978 Brian Urlacher, linebacker (Chicago Bears)
1984 Shawne Merriman, linebacker (San Diego Chargers)

Today’s Deaths in History

1934 Gustav Holst, English composer (The Planets) dies at 59
1965 Sonny Boy Williamson, singer/songwriter/blues musician, dies at 65
1974 Donald Crisp, actor (How Green Was My valley) dies at 94
1990 Vic Tayback, actor (Alice) dies at 60
1996 Bradley Nowell, singer/guitarist (Sublime) dies at 28 of a heroin overdose
2005 Ismail Merchant, film producer (Merchant/Ivory films) dies at 68
2005 Dominic Troiano, rock musician/songwriter (James Gang, Guess Who) dies at 59

Today in History

1787 Delegates convened a Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to write a new Constitution for the United States with George Washington presiding.
1844 Stuart Perry of New York City patented the gasoline engine.
1844 The first telegraphed news dispatch, sent from Washington, D.C., to Baltimore, appeared in the Baltimore Patriot.
1895 Playwright, poet and novelist Oscar Wilde was convicted of "committing acts of gross indecency with other male persons" and sentenced to serve two years in prison.
1925 John T. Scopes was indicted for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution.
1927 The Ford Motor Company announced that its popular automobile model, the Model T, would be replaced by the more modern Model A.
1927 The Movietone News was shown for the first time at the Sam Harris Theatre in New York City.
1935 Babe Ruth, then of the Boston Braves, hit home runs 713 and 714 at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, the last of his career.
1951 Baseball Hall of Famer Willie Mays made his major league debut with the New York Giants.
1961 U.S. President John F. Kennedy announced before a special joint session of Congress his goal to initiate a project to put a "man on the moon" before the end of the decade.
1965 Cassius Clay knocked out challenger Sonny Liston in one minute and 56 seconds of the first round.
1977 George Lucas' film Star Wars was released.
1979 An American Airlines DC-10 crashed during takeoff at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, killing all 271 people on board and two on the ground.
1981 Twenty-five year old Dan Goodwin, with nothing but three suction cups and a Spiderman cartoon costume, scaled the Sears Tower in Chicago, Il.
1983 Return of the Jedi topped all previous opening day box office records with a gross of $6,219,629.
1985 Bangladesh was hit by a tropical cyclone and storm surge, which killed approximately 10,000 people.
1985 CBS radio began network baseball coverage for the first time in 25 years as Brent Musburger called the play-by-play for the Los Angeles Dodgers-New York Mets game.
1985 Wham!, featuring George Michael, became the first group since the Bee Gees in 1979 to place three consecutive singles in the number one spot on the music charts ("Everything She Wants," "Careless Whisper," and "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go").
1986 An estimated seven million people participated in "Hands Across America," forming a line across the country to raise money for the nation's hungry and homeless.
1997 Sen. Strom Thurmond, R-S.C., became the longest-serving senator in U.S. history, marking 41 years, 10 months in office (Thurmond's record was surpassed in 2006 by Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., who won re-election to a ninth six-year term in November).
1998 St. Louis Cardinals slugger Mark McGwire made baseball history, hitting his 25th home run before June 1.
1999 The United States House of Representatives released the Cox Report which detailed the People's Republic of China's nuclear espionage against the U.S. over the prior two decades.
2001 32-year-old Erik Weihenmayer of Boulder, Colorado became the first blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
2004 The Boston Roman Catholic archdiocese announced it would close 65 of 357 parishes because of financial problems caused in part by the clergy sex abuse scandal.
2006 Former Enron Corp. chiefs Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling were convicted in Houston of conspiracy and fraud for the company's downfall (Lay died in July from heart disease and his convictions were vacated; Skilling was sentenced to 24 years in prison).

Chart Toppers

1945
Dream - The Pied Pipers
Candy - Johnny Mercer & Jo Stafford
Sentimental Journey - The Les Brown Orchestra (vocal: Doris Day)
At Mail Call Today - Gene Autry

1953
Song from Moulin Rouge - The Percy Faith Orchestra
I Believe - Frankie Laine
April in Portugal - The Les Baxter Orchestra
Mexican Joe - Jim Reeves

1961
Mother-In-Law - Ernie K-Doe
Daddy’s Home - Shep & The Limelites
Travelin’ Man - Ricky Nelson
Hello Walls - Faron Young

1969
Get Back - The Beatles
Love (Can Make You Happy) - Mercy
Oh Happy Day - The Edwin Hawkins’ Singers
My Life (Throw It Away if I Want To) - Bill Anderson

1977
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Couldn’t Get It Right - Climax Blues Band
I’m Your Boogie Man - KC & The Sunshine Band
Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love) - Waylon Jennings

1985
Everything She Wants - Wham!
Everybody Wants to Rule the World - Tears for Fears
Axel F - Harold Faltermeyer
Radio Heart - Charly McClain

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Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest.
Isaac Asimov, US science fiction novelist & scholar (1920 - 1992)


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Today in History - May 26th

Today’s Birthdays

1886 Al Jolson (Asa Yoelson), singer/actor (The Jazz Singer) died Oct 23, 1950
1907 John ‘Duke’ Wayne (Marion Morrison), actor (True Grit, The Cowboys, The Green Berets, The Shootist) died June 11, 1979
1912 Jay Silverheels, American actor (Tonto) died March 5, 1980
1913 Peter Cushing, actor (Star Wars, The Horror of Dracula) died Aug 11, 1994
1920 Peggy Lee (Norma Delores Egstrom), singer (Fever) died Jan 21, 2002
1923 James Arness (Aurness), actor (Gunsmoke)
1926 Miles Davis, Jazz trumpeter/band leader, died Sept 28, 1991
1939 Brent Musburger, sportscaster (ABC Sports, CBS Sports)
1940 Levon Helm, drummer/singer (The Band)
1944 Verden Allen, keyboards (Mott the Hoople)
1945 Garry Peterson, drums (The Guess Who)
1946 Mick Ronson, rock guitarist/composer (David Bowie) died Apr 29, 1993
1948 Stevie (Stephanie) Nicks, singer/songwriter (Fleetwood Mac; Edge of Seventeen)
1949 Philip Michael Thomas, actor (Miami Vice)
1949 Pam Grier, actress (Foxy Brown)
1949 Hank Williams Jr., singer (Are You Ready For Some Football?)
1951 Sally Ride, astronaut (first American woman in space)
1959 Wayne Hussey, guitarist/singer (The Mission, Sisters of Mercy)
1962 Genie Francis, actress (General Hospital)
1962 Bobcat Goldthwait, comic/actor (Police Academy series)
1964 Lenny Kravitz, singer/songwriter (Are You Gonna Go My Way?)
1966 Helena Bonham Carter, actress (Planet of the Apes)
1971 Matt Stone, television producer/writer (South Park)

Today’s Deaths in History

1907 Ida McKinley, First Lady, dies at 59
1933 Jimmie Rodgers, singer (The Brakeman’s Blues) dies at 35
1943 Edsel Ford, automobile executive/son of Henry Ford, dies at 49
1968 Little Willie John, singer/songwriter (All Around the World) dies at 30
1977 William Powell, R&B singer (The O'Jays) dies at 35
1995 Friz Freleng, animator (Looney Tunes) dies at 89
2003 Kathleen Winsor, writer (Forever Amber) dies at 83
2005 Eddie Albert, actor (Green Acres) dies at 99

Today in History

1521, Martin Luther was declared an outlaw and his writings were banned by the Edict of Worms because of his religious beliefs.
1836 The United States House of Representatives adopted what has been called the Gag Rule, made to restrict needless, overly long discussion about legislation in Congress.
1864 Montana was organized as a United States territory.
1865 Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith, commander of the Confederate Trans-Mississippi division, became the last general of the Confederate Army to surrender, at Galveston, Texas.
1868 The impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson ended with Johnson being found not guilty by one vote.
1896 Charles Dow published the first edition of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
1956 The first trailer bank opened for business in Locust Grove, Long Island, NY.
1959 Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Harvey Haddix threw a no-hitter for 12 innings, but lost to the Milwaukee Braves 1-0 in the 13th inning.
1969 John Lennon and Yoko Ono began their second Bed-In for Peace at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal.
1977 The man called The Human Fly, George Willig, scaled the World Trade Center in New York City by fixing himself up to the window washer mechanism and walking straight up.
1985 A.J. Foyt drove in his 30th Indianapolis 500.
1986 Sylvester Stallone set a sales record for a non-sequel film with the release of Cobra (Ticket sales for the opening day premiere were $12.4 million).
1994 Pop star Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley were married in the Dominican Republic (they were divorced 19 months later).
1998 The Supreme Court ruled that Ellis Island - historic gateway for millions of immigrants - is mainly in New Jersey, not New York.
2002 Barges being pushed by a towboat crashed into the piers of the Interstate 40 bridge in Webbers Falls, Okla., causing part of the structure to fall into the Arkansas River, killing 14 people.
2002 The Mars Odyssey found signs of huge water ice deposits on the planet Mars.
2004 The New York Times published an admission of journalistic failings, claiming that its flawed reporting and lack of skeptism towards sources during the buildup to the 2003 war in Iraq helped promote the belief that Iraq possessed large stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction.
2004 Terry Nichols was found guilty of 161 state murder charges for helping carry out the Oklahoma City bombing (he later received 161 consecutive life sentences).

Chart Toppers

1946
The Gypsy - The Ink Spots
All Through the Day - Perry Como
Laughing on the Outside - The Sammy Kaye Orchestra (vocal: Billy Williams)
New Spanish Two Step - Bob Wills

1954
Wanted - Perry Como
Little Things Mean a Lot - Kitty Kallen
Man Upstairs - Kay Starr
I Really Don’t Want to Know - Eddy Arnold

1962
Stranger on the Shore - Mr. Acker Bilk
I Can’t Stop Loving You - Ray Charles
Old Rivers - Walter Brennan
She Thinks I Still Care - George Jones

1970
American Woman/No Sugar Tonight - The Guess Who
Turn Back the Hands of Time - Tyrone Davis
Everything is Beautiful - Ray Stevens
My Love - Sonny James

1978
With a Little Luck - Wings
Too Much, Too Little, Too Late - Johnny Mathis/Deniece Williams
You’re the One that I Want - John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
She Can Put Her Shoes Under My Bed (Anytime) - Johnny Duncan

1986
Greatest Love of All - Whitney Houston
Live to Tell - Madonna
On My Own - Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald
Tomb of the Unknown Love - Kenny Rogers

Quote of the Day

It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims.
Aristotle, Greek critic, philosopher, physicist, & zoologist (384 BC - 322 BC)

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Today in History - May 27th

Today’s Birthdays

1794 Cornelius Vanderbilt, capitalist (established ferry service between Manhattan & Staten Islands) died Jan 4, 1877
1818 Amelia Jenks Bloomer, women’s rights advocate/newspaper publisher, died Dec 30, 1894
1837 Wild Bill (James Butler) Hickok, U.S. Marshall/frontiersman/army scout/gambler/legendary marksman, shot from behind and killed Aug 2, 1876 while playing poker holding a pair of aces and a pair of eights (the ‘dead man’s hand’)
1878 Isadora Duncan, dancer/choreographer, killed in freak accident Sep 15, 1927
1894 Dashiell Hammett, author (The Maltese Falcon) died Jan 10, 1961
1911 Hubert Humphrey, 38th vice president of the U.S., died Jan 13, 1978
1911 Vincent (Leonard) Price, actor (Edward Scissorhands) died Oct 25, 1993
1912 ‘Slammin’ Sammy Snead (Samuel Jackson Snead), golf champion, died May 23, 2002
1915 Herman Wouk, writer (The Winds of War)
1922 Christopher (Frank Carandini) Lee, actor (Dracula, Lords of the Rings series)
1923 Henry (Alfred) Kissinger, former U.S. Secretary of State
1935 Ramsey Lewis, jazz/fusion musician (Ramsey Lewis Trio)
1936 Lou Gossett Jr., actor (An Officer and a Gentleman)
1955 Richard Schiff, actor (The West Wing)
1957 Siouxsie Sioux (Janet Susan Ballion), singer (Siouxsie and the Banshees)
1958 Neil Finn, singer/songwriter (Split Enz, Crowded House)
1958 Linnea Quigley, actress (Return of the Living Dead)
1961 Peri Gilpin, actress (Frazier)
1965 Todd Bridges, actor (Diff’rent Strokes)
1970 Joseph Fiennes, actor (Shakespeare in Love)
1971 Paul Bettany, actor (A Beautiful Mind, A Knight's Tale)
1971 Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes, singer/rapper (TLC) died Apr 25, 2002
1971 Brian Desveaux, rock singer, musician (Nine Days)
1975 André 3000 (Andre Benjamin) musician/actor (OutKast; Be Cool)

Today’s Deaths in History

1564 John Calvin, French Protestant theologian, dies at 54
1831 Jedediah Smith, explorer (Rocky Mountains) dies at 32
1840 Niccolò Paganini, Italian violinist/composer, dies at 57
1949 Robert Ripley, cartoonist (Ripley's Believe It or Not!) dies at 58
2000 Maurice "The Rocket" Richard, NHL right Wing (Montreal Candiens) dies at 78
2006 Paul Gleason, actor (Breakfast Club) dies at 67
2006 Alex Toth, cartoonist (Space Ghost, Johnny Quest) dies at 76

Today in History

1647 Alse Young became the first person executed as a witch in America when she was hanged in Hartford, Conn.
1926 The people of Hannibal, MO erected the first statue of literary characters, as the bronze figures of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer were hoisted above a red granite base.
1936 The maiden voyage of the ship RMS Queen Mary began.
1937 Ceremonies marking the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge were held in San Francisco, CA.
1939 DC Comics published its second superhero in Detective Comics #27 (Batman).
1941 The German battleship Bismarck was sunk in the North Atlantic, killing 2,300 men.
1950 Frank Sinatra made his TV debut as he appeared on NBC’s [/i]Star-Spangled Review[/i] with show biz legend Bob Hope.
1957 Senator Theodore F. Green of Rhode Island became the oldest person to serve in the U.S. Congress (89 years, 7 months and 26 days).
1957 "That’ll be the Day," by The Crickets and featuring Buddy Holly, was released by Brunswick Records.
1963 Folk singer Bob Dylan released The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan album, which features "Blowin' in the Wind" and several other of his best-known songs.
1967 Australians vote in favour of a constitutional referendum granting the Australian government the power to make laws to benefit Indigenous Australians, and to count them in the national census.
1968 George Halas retired as head coach of the Chicago Bears.
1985 The Boston Celtics defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 148-114 in the first game of the NBA championship series, setting a new record for total points by a team.
1986 Mel Fisher found a jar containing 2,300 emeralds (recovered from the Spanish ship Atocha, which sank in the 17th century).
1994 Nobel Prize-winning author Alexander Solzhenitsyn returned to Russia after spending two decades in exile.
1995 Actor Christopher Reeve was paralyzed from the neck down after falling from his horse in a riding competition in Charlottesville, Virginia.
1997 The Supreme Court ruled Paula Jones could pursue her sex harassment lawsuit against President Bill Clinton while he was in office.
1998 Michael Fortier was sentenced to 12 years in prison and fined $200,000 for failing to warn authorities about the Oklahoma City bombing terrorist plot.
1999 The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands indicted Slobodan Milošević and four others for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Kosovo.
2006 An earthquake strikes at 5:53:58 AM local time in Indonesia, devastating Bantul and the city of Yogyakarta, and killing more than 6,600 people.
2006 Actress Angelina Jolie gave birth to a daughter, Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, in Namibia, where she and actor Brad Pitt had traveled for privacy.

Chart Toppers

1947
Linda - Buddy Clark with the Ray Noble Orchestra
My Adobe Hacienda - Eddy Howard
Heartaches - The Ted Weems Orchestra (whistler: Elmo Tanner)
What is Life Without Love - Eddy Arnold

1955
Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White - Perez Prado
Unchained Melody - Les Baxter
Learnin’ the Blues - Frank Sinatra
In the Jailhouse Now - Webb Pierce

1963
If You Wanna Be Happy - Jimmy Soul
Surfin’ USA - The Beach Boys
Foolish Little Girl - The Shirelles
Lonesome 7-7203 - Hawkshaw Hawkins

1971
Joy to the World - Three Dog Night
Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
Me and You and a Dog Named Boo - Lobo
I Won’t Mention It Again - Ray Price

1979
Reunited - Peaches & Herb
Hot Stuff - Donna Summer
Love You Inside Out - Bee Gees
If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me - Bellamy Brothers

1987
With or Without You - U2
The Lady in Red - Chris DeBurgh
You Keep Me Hangin’ On - Kim Wilde
Can’t Stop My Heart from Loving You - The O’Kanes
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Today in History - May 28th

Happy Memorial Day

Today's Birthdays

1888 Jim Thorpe, Olympic gold medalist (decathlon, pentathlon) died Mar 28, 1953
1900 Clarence ‘Taffy’ Abel, Hockey Hall of Famer (NY Rangers, Chicago Black Hawks) died Aug 1, 1964
1908 Ian Fleming, author (James Bond series) died Aug 12, 1964
1938 Jerry West, Basketball Hall of Famer (Los Angeles Lakers)
1944 Rudolph Giuliani, former NYC mayor/presidential candidate
1944 Gladys Knight, R&B singer (Midnight Train to Georgia)
1945 John Fogerty, rock musician (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
1949 Wendy O. Williams, punk singer (The Plasmatics) committed suicide Apr 6, 1998
1955 Mark Howe, WHA defenseman/son of Gordie Howe (Houston Aeros)
1955 John McGeoch, guitaristn (Siouxsie and the Banshees) died Mar 4, 2004
1956 Susie Owens, playmate (March 1988)
1962 Brandon Cruz, actor (The Courtship of Eddie's Father)
1962 Roland Gift, rock singer (Fine Young Cannibals)
1964 Christa Miller, actress (Scrubs)
1965 Chris Ballew, rock guitarist (Presidents of the USA)
1968 Kylie Minogue, pop singer
1969 Justin Kirk, actor (Weeds)
1970 Morgan Fox, playmate (December 1990)
1977 Elisabeth Hasselbeck, TV host (The View)
1979 Jesse Bradford, actor (Bring It On)

Today's Deaths in History

1843 Noah Webster, author/politician/lexicographer, dies at 84
1937 Alfred Adler, Austrian psychologist (individual psychology) dies at 67
1971 Audie Murphy, actor/war hero (To Hell and Back) dies at 46
1993 Billy Conn, light-heavyweight boxing champ, dies at 75
1998 Phil Hartman, actor/comedian )Saturday Night Live, NewsRadio) is murderd by his wife at 49
1998 Brynn Hartman, wife of Phil Hartman, commits suicide at 40 after shooting and killing her husband
2002 James Grant Benton, Hawaiian comic/actor (Booga-Booga) dies at 53

Today in History

1533 England's Archbishop declared the marriage of King Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn valid.
1863 The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the first African American regiment, left Boston, Massachusetts, to fight for the Union.
1892 The Sierra Club was organized in San Francisco.
1928 Walter P. Chrysler merged his Chrysler Corporation with Dodge Brothers, Inc.
1929 Warner Brothers debuted the first all-color talking picture, On With the Show.
1930 The Chrysler Building in New York City officially opened.
1937 Neville Chamberlain became prime minister of Britain.
1940 The Belgian army surrendered to invading German forces during World War II.
1953 The first 3-D (three-dimensional) cartoon premiered at the Paramount Theatre in Hollywood, California, a Walt Disney creation/RKO picture, was titled Melody.
1957 The National League approved the move of the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants baseball teams to Los Angeles and San Francisco, respectively.
1957 The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) was established.
1961 Peter Benenson's article "The Forgotten Prisoners" was published in several internationally read newspapers (this will later be thought of as the founding of the human rights organization Amnesty International).
1964 The Palestine Liberation Organization was formed.
1984 President Ronald Reagan led a state funeral at Arlington National Cemetery for an unidentified American soldier killed in the Vietnam War (the remains were later identified as those of Air Force Lt. Michael J. Blassie).
1987 Mathias Rust, a 19-year-old West German pilot, landed a private plane in Moscow's Red Square after evading Soviet air defenses.
1987 A robot probe found the wreckage of the ironclad USS Monitor near Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.
1996 President Bill Clinton's former business partners in the Whitewater land deal, James and Susan McDougal and Arkansas Gov. Jim Guy Tucker, were convicted of fraud.
1998 Comic actor Phil Hartman of Saturday Night Live and NewsRadio fame was shot to death by his wife, Brynn, who then killed herself.
1999 In Milan, Italy, after 22 years of restoration work, Leonardo da Vinci's newly-restored masterpiece The Last Supper was put back on display.
2002 NATO declared Russia a limited partner in the Western alliance.
2003 President George W. Bush signed a 10-year, $350 billion package of tax cuts.
2004 The Iraqi Governing Council chose Ayad Allawi, a longtime anti-Saddam Hussein exile, as prime minister of Iraq's interim government.
2006 Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants hit his 715th home run to pass Babe Ruth on the career list and move into second place behind Hank Aaron.

Chart Toppers

1948
Nature Boy - Nat King Cole
Now is the Hour - Bing Crosby
Baby Face - The Art Mooney Orchestra
Texarkana Baby - Eddy Arnold

1956
Heartbreak Hotel/I Was the One - Elvis Presley
The Wayward Wind - Gogi Grant
The Happy Whistler - Don Robertson
Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins

1964
My Guy - Mary Wells
Love Me Do - The Beatles
Chapel of Love - The Dixie Cups
My Heart Skips a Beat - Buck Owens

1972
Oh Girl - Chi-Lites
I’ll Take You There - The Staple Singers
Look What You Done for Me - Al Green
(Lost Her Love) On Our Last Date - Conway Twitty

1980
Call Me - Blondie
Funkytown - Lipps, Inc.
Don’t Fall in Love with a Dreamer - Kenny Rogers with Kim Carnes
Starting Over Again - Dolly Parton

1988
One More Try - George Michael
Shattered Dreams - Johnny Hates Jazz
Naughty Girls (Need Love Too) - Samantha Fox
Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses - Kathy Mattea

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Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
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Today in History - May 29th

Today's Birthdays

1736 Patrick Henry, patriot (“give me liberty, or give me death!”) died June 6, 1799
1903 Bob Hope (Leslie Townes Hope), comedian/entertainer/actor, died July 27, 2003
1917 John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th U.S. President, assassinated Nov 22, 1963
1938 Francis ‘Fay’ Vincent Jr., baseball commissioner
1939 Al Unser Sr., Indy car racer
1945 Gary Brooker, keyboardist (Procol Harum)
1947 Anthony Geary, actor (General Hospital)
1950 Rebbie (Maureen Reilette) Jackson, singer/Michael's oldest sister
1953 Danny Elfman, singer/songwriter/film score composer (Oingo Boingo)
1955 Michael Porcaro, rock musician (Toto)
1955 John Hinckley, Jr., shot President Reagan
1956 Larry Blackmon, drummer/singer (Cameo)
1956 LaToya (Yvonne) Jackson, singer/Michael's sister
1957 Ted Levine, actor (Silence of the Lambs)
1958 Annette Bening, actress (America Beauty, The American President)
1959 Rupert Everett, actor (My Best Friend's Wedding, Shrek series)
1961 Melissa Etheridge, singer/songwriter (Come to My Window)
1963 Lisa Whelchel, actress (The Facts of Life)
1967 Noel Gallagher, rock guitarist (Oasis)
1967 Mike Keane, NHL right Wing (NY Rangers)
1969 Chan Kinchla, rock musician (Blues Traveler)
1973 Tiffany Sloan, playmate (October 1992)
1974 Aaron McGruder, comic strip creator (The Boondocks)
1976 David Buckner, drummer (Papa Roach)
1978 Pelle Almqvist, rock singer (The Hives)
1982 Ana Beatriz Barros, Brazilian model (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue)
1984 Carmelo Anthony, NBA player (Denver Nuggets)

Today's Deaths in History

1866 Winfield Scott, American Army general (Grand old Man of the Army, served 50 years) dies at 79
1942 John Barrymore, actor (grandfather of Drew Barrymore) dies at 60
1979 Mary Pickford, actress/studio founder (Coquette) dies at 86
1997 Jeff Buckley, singer/guitarist, drowns at 30
1998 Barry Goldwater, former Arizona Senator/Presidential candidate, dies at 89
2004 Archibald Cox, Watergate special prosecutor, dies at 92

Today in History

1765 Patrick Henry denounced the Stamp Act before Virginia's House of Burgesses, saying, "If this be treason, make the most of it!"
1790 Rhode Island, the Ocean State, and the smallest of the United States, joined the first 12 states as number 13.
1848 Wisconsin became the 30th state to enter the United States of America.
1886 Chemist John Pemberton placed his first advertisement for Coca-Cola, the ad appearing in the Atlanta Journal.
1916 The U.S. President’s flag was adopted by executive order.
1932 World War I veterans began arriving in Washington to demand cash bonuses they weren't scheduled to receive for another 13 years.
1942 The biggest selling record of all time, the Irving Berlin classic "White Christmas," was recorded by Bing Crosby for Decca Records.
1953 Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, his Sherpa guide, became the first humans to reach the top of Mount Everest.
1962 Buck (John) O’Neil became the first black coach in major-league baseball (Chicago Cubs).
1973 Tom Bradley was elected the first black mayor of Los Angeles.
1985 Soccer fans rioted at the European Cup Final at Heysel Stadium between Liverpool and Juventus of Turin, killing 39 and injuring 400 or more.
1988 President Ronald Reagan began his first visit to the Soviet Union as he arrived in Moscow for a superpower summit with Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev.
1990 Boris N. Yeltsin was elected president of the Russian republic by the Russian parliament.
1999 Space shuttle Discovery completed the first docking with the International Space Station.
2001 Four followers of Osama bin Laden were convicted in New York of a global conspiracy to murder Americans, including the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa that killed 224 people.
2001 The Supreme Court ruled that disabled golfer Casey Martin could use a cart to ride in tournaments.
2004 America dedicated a memorial to its World War II veterans on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
2005 French voters soundly rejected the European Union's proposed constitution.

Chart Toppers

1949
Riders in the Sky - Vaughn Monroe
Again - Doris Day
Some Enchanted Evening - Perry Como
Lovesick Blues - Hank Williams

1957
All Shook Up - Elvis Presley
Love Letters in the Sand - Pat Boone
A White Sport Coat (And a Pink Carnation) - Marty Robbins
Four Walls - Jim Reeves

1965
Help Me, Rhonda - The Beach Boys
Back in My Arms Again - The Supremes
Wooly Bully - Sam The Sham and The Pharoahs
Girl on the Billboard - Del Reeves

1973
Frankenstein - The Edgar Winter Group
My Love - Paul McCartney & Wings
Daniel - Elton John
Satin Sheets - Jeanne Pruett

1981
Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes
Being with You - Smokey Robinson
Stars on 45 medley - Stars on 45
Seven Year Ache - Rosanne Cash

1989
Forever Your Girl - Paula Abdul
Rock On - Michael Damian
Soldier of Love - Donny Osmond
After All This Time - Rodney Crowell

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A human being must have occupation if he or she is not to become a nuisance to the world.
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Today in History - May 30th

Today's Birthdays

1672 Peter the Great (Piotr Alekseevich Romanov), Russian Tsar, died died Jan 28, 1725
1896 Howard Hawks, producer/director (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) died Dec 26, 1977
1908 Mel Blanc, "the man of a thousand voices," cartoon voice actor (Warner Bros), died July 10, 1989
1909 Benny Goodman, clarinetist/bandleader, died June 13, 1986
1926 Christine Jorgensen, transsexual/activist, died May 3, 1989
1927 Clint Walker, actor (Cheyenne)
1936 Keir Dullea, actor (2001: A Space Odyssey)
1940 Gilles Villemure, NHL goaltender (NY Rangers)
1943 Gayle Sayers, Football Hall of Fame running back (Chicago Bears)
1945 Meredith MacRae, actress (Petticoat Junction) died July 14, 2000
1951 Stephen Tobolowsky, actor (Groundhog Day, Sneakers)
1955 (Nicky) Topper Headon, drummer (The Clash)
1958 Marie Fredriksson, singer (Roxette)
1958 Ted McGinley, actor (Revenge of the Nerds series, Married...with Children)
1962 Kevin Eastman, comic book creator (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
1963 Lynda Wiesmeier, playmate (July 1982)
1964 Wynonna Judd (Christina Claire Ciminella), country singer
1964 Tom Morello, rock guitarist (Audioslave, Rage Against the Machine)
1966 Stephen Malkmus, rock guitarist (Pavement)
1968 Zacarias Moussaoui, convicted terrorist (September 11, 2001 attacks)
1972 Trey Parker, actor/producer (South Park)
1972 Manny Ramirez, outfielder (Boston Red Sox)

Today's Deaths in History

1431 Joan of Arc, French heroine and saint, is burned at the stake at 19
1593 Christopher Marlowe, English playwright, dies at 29
1778 Voltaire, French philosopher and author, dies at 83
1912 Wilbur Wright, aviation pioneer, dies at 45
1939 Floyd Roberts, Indy racer, killed during 1939 Indianapolis 500 at 35
1953 Dooley Wilson, musician/actor (Casablanca, Stormy Weather) dies at 57
1955 Bill Vukovich, Indy racer, killed during 1955 Indianapolis 500 at 36
1960 Boris Pasternak, Russian writer (Doctor Zhivago) dies at 70
1964 Eddie Sachs, Indy racer, killed during 1964 Indianapolis 500 at 24
1964 Dave MacDonald, Indy racer, killed during 1964 Indianapolis 500 at 27
1967 Claude Rains, English actor (Casablanca) dies at 77
1975 Steve Prefontaine, runner, dies at 24
1980 Carl Radle, bass guitarist (Derek & the Dominos) dies at 37
1986 Perry Ellis, fashion designer, dies at 46 of AIDS
1993 Sun Ra, jazz/fusion musician, dies at 79
2000 Tex Beneke, bandleader/singer/saxophone player (Glenn Miller Orchestra) dies at 86

Today in History

1431 Joan of Arc, condemned as a heretic, was burned at the stake in Rouen, France.
1539 Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto landed in Florida.
1783 The first daily paper in the U.S., the Pennsylvania Evening Post, was first published by Benjamin Towne in Philadelphia, PA.
1848 W.G. Young of Baltimore, MD patented the ice-cream freezer.
1854 The territories of Nebraska and Kansas were established.
1868 Decoration day (now Memorial Day) was observed for the first time in the United States, at the request of General John A. Logan, the national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic.
1879 William Vanderbilt renamed Gilmore’s Garden to its current name: Madison Square Garden.
1883 A rumor that the recently opened Brooklyn Bridge was in danger of collapsing triggered a stampede that led to the trampling deaths of 12 people.
1896 The first documented auto accident occurred in New York City, when a Duryea Motor Wagon, driven by Henry Wells from Springfield, MA collided with a bicycle ridden by Evylyn Thomas of NYC.
1911 The first long-distance auto race in Indianapolis was won by Ray Harroun.
1922 The Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C.
1933 Sally Rand made a name for herself when she introduced her exotic and erotic fan dance to audiences at Chicago’s Century of Progress Exposition.
1935 Babe Ruth playsed in his last baseball game, in the uniform of the Boston Braves.
1958 Unidentified soldiers killed in World War II and the Korean War were buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
1967 Daredevil Evel Knievel jumped 16 automobiles in a row in a motorcycle stunt at Ascot Speedway in Gardena, CA.
1975 Alice Cooper received a gold record for the album Welcome to My Nightmare.
1982 Cal Ripken Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles played in the first of a record 2,632 consecutive major league baseball games.
1985 ABC-TV announced that every game of the World Series would be played under the lights for the biggest baseball audience possible.
1989 Student demonstrators at Tiananmen Square in Beijing erected a 33-foot statue they called the "Goddess of Democracy."
1996 Britain's Prince Andrew and the former Sarah Ferguson were granted an uncontested decree ending their 10-year marriage.
1997 Child molester Jesse K. Timmendequas was convicted in Trenton, N.J., of raping and strangling a 7-year-old neighbor, Megan Kanka - a case that inspired "Megan's Law," which requires that communities be notified when sex offenders move in.
2002 A solemn, wordless ceremony marked the end of the cleanup at Ground Zero in New York, 8 1/2 months after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
2005 American teenager Natalee Holloway, during a visit to Aruba, was last seen leaving a bar with three young men before disappearing; her fate remains unknown.
2006 A jury in Rockville, Md., convicted John Allen Muhammad of six of the Washington-area sniper killings.
2006 The FBI said it had found no trace of Jimmy Hoffa after digging up a suburban Detroit horse farm.

Chart Toppers

1950
My Foolish Heart - The Gordon Jenkins Orchestra (vocal: Eileen Wilson)
Bewitched - The Bill Snyder Orchestra
It Isn’t Fair - The Sammy Kaye Orchestra (vocal: Don Cornell)
Birmingham Bounce - Red Foley

1958
All I Have to Do is Dream - The Everly Brothers
Return to Me - Dean Martin
Do You Want to Dance - Bobby Freeman
Just Married - Marty Robbins

1966
When a Man Loves a Woman - Percy Sledge
A Groovy Kind of Love - The Mindbenders
Paint It, Black - The Rolling Stones
Distant Drums - Jim Reeves

1974
The Streak - Ray Stevens
Dancing Machine - The Jackson 5
The Show Must Go On - Three Dog Night
No Charge - Melba Montgomery

1982
Ebony and Ivory - Paul McCartney with Stevie Wonder
Don’t Talk to Strangers - Rick Springfield
I’ve Never Been to Me - Charlene
Just to Satisfy You - Waylon & Willie

1990
Vogue - Madonna
All I Wanna Do is Make Love to You - Heart
Hold On - Wilson Phillips
Walkin’ Away - Clint Black

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Today in History - May 31st

Today's Birthdays

1819 Walt Whitman, poet (Leaves of Grass) died Mar 26, 1892
1898 Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, clergyman/author (The Power of Positive Thinking) died Dec 24, 1993
1908 Don Ameche (Dominic Felix Amici), actor (Cocoon, Trading Places) died Dec 6, 1993
1922 Denholm Elliott, actor (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Trading Places) died Oct 6, 1992
1923 Prince Rainer III, head of state (Monaco) died Apr 6, 2005
1930 Clint Eastwood (Jr.), actor/director/producer (Flags of Our Fathers, Letters from Iwo Jima)
1938 Peter Yarrow, singer (Peter, Paul and Mary)
1941 Johnny Paycheck (Donald Eugene Lytle), country singer (Take This Job and Shove It) died Feb 18, 2003
1943 Sharon Gless, actress (Cagney & Lacey, Queer as Folk)
1943 Joe ‘Broadway Joe’ Namath, Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback (NY Jets)
1948 John ‘Bonzo’ Bonham, drummer (Led Zeppelin) died Sep 25, 1980
1949 Tom Berenger, (Thomas Michael Moore), actor (Platoon, Eddie & the Cruisers, Major League)
1957 Jim Craig, 1980 USA Olympic hockey goaltender
1960 Chris Elliott, comic/actor (Groundhog Day)
1961 Lea Thompson, actress (Back to the Future series)
1962 Corey Hart, rock singer (Sunglasses at Night)
1964 Darryl McDaniels, rapper (Run-D.M.C.)
1965 Brooke Shields, model/actress (The Blue Lagoon)
1976 Colin Farrell, Irish actor (Phone Booth, Dare Devil)
1977 Scott Klopfenstein, trumpeter/guitarist/singer (Reel Big Fish)
1980 Andy Hurley, drummer (Fall Out Boy)

Today's Deaths in History

1809 Joseph Haydn, Austrian composer (Father of the Symphony) dies at 77
1837 Joseph Grimaldi, British clown (Commedia dell'arte) dies at 48
1962 Adolph Eichmann, Nazi SS, is hanged at 56
1970 Terry Sawchuk, NHL goaltender (Detroit Red Wings, NY Rangers) dies at 40
1983 Jack Dempsey, boxing champion, dies at 87
1996 Timothy Leary, professor/LSD advocate, dies at 75
2000 Tito Puente, Latin jazz musician, dies at 77
2000 Johnnie Taylor, singer (Who's Making Love?) dies at 62
2001 Arlene Francis, TV personality (What's My Line) dies at 93
2004 Robert Quine, guitarist (Lou reed, Brian Eno) dies at 61
2006 Lula Mae Hardaway, songwriter/mother of singer Stevie Wonder, dies at 76

Today in History

1678 Lady Godiva began her ride through Coventry to gain a remission of the oppressive toll imposed by her husband on his tenants.
1790 The United States enacted its first copyright statute, the Copyright Act of 1790.
1870 Edward J. de Smedt of New York City patented asphalt.
1880 The League of American Wheelmen was formed in Newport, RI, the first national bicycle society to be organized in the United States.
1911 The R.M.S. Titanic was launched.
1913 The 17th Amendment to the Constitution, providing for the popular election of U.S. senators, was declared in effect.
1927 The last Ford Model T rolled off the assembly line after a production run of 15,007,003 vehicles.
1937 The first quadruplets to complete college courses of study were awarded Bachelor of Arts degrees (Mary, Mona, Roberta and Leota Keys, Baylor University)
1941 The very first issue of Parade: The Weekly Picture Newspaper went on sale.
1964 The longest major-league baseball doubleheader (to the time) ended after 19 hours, 16 minutes (New York Mets vs. San Francisco Giants).
1969 John Lennon and Yoko Ono recorded "Give Peace a Chance," the first single recorded by a solo Beatle, from their hotel bed.
1971 In accordance with the Uniform Monday Holiday Act passed by the U.S. Congress in 1968, observation of Memorial Day occurred on the last Monday in May for the first time, rather than on the traditional Memorial Day of May 30.
1976 The Who put out a total of 76,000 watts of power at 120 decibels, playing the loudest concert ever, making it into The Guinness Book of World Records.
1977 The trans-Alaska oil pipeline was completed after three years of work.
1990 A summer replacement TV show named Seinfeld made its debut.
1994 The United States announced it was no longer aiming long-range nuclear missiles at targets in the former Soviet Union.
2003 1996 Atlanta Olympic bomber Eric Rudolph was captured in Murphy, North Carolina.
2004 A foul-up during routine software update at the Royal Bank of Canada led to a three-day misplacement of 10 million account balances.
2005 W. Mark Felt admitted in Vanity Fair that he was the anonymous source Deep Throat in the Watergate scandal.
2006 NBC's Today show threw a going-away party for 15-year host Katie Couric, who left to become anchor of The CBS Evening News.

Chart Toppers

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

1959
Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison
Dream Lover - Bobby Darin
Personality - Lloyd Price
The Battle of New Orleans - Johnny Horton

1967
Groovin’ - The Young Rascals
Respect - Aretha Franklin
I Got Rhythm - The Happenings
Sam’s Place - Buck Owens

1975
Before the Next Teardrop Falls - Freddy Fender
How Long - Ace
Sister Golden Hair - America
Thank God I’m a Country Boy - John Denver

1983
Flashdance...What a Feeling - Irene Cara
Overkill - Men At Work
Time (Clock of the Heart) - Culture Club
You Take Me for Granted - Merle Haggard

1991
I Don’t Wanna Cry - Mariah Carey
More Than Words - Extreme
I Wanna Sex You Up - Color Me Badd
In a Different Light - Doug Stone

Quote of the Day

A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he gets to know something.
Wilson Mizner, US screenwriter (1876 - 1933)





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Sgt. Pepper Day



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Today's Birthdays

1265 Dante Alighieri, poet (Inferno) died Sept 14, 1321
1801 Brigham Young, Mormon church leader, Aug 28, 1877
1890 Frank Morgan (Francis Wuppermann), actor (The Wizard of Oz) died Sep 18, 1949
1901 Clarence Henry "Happy" Day, NHL Hall of famer (Toronto St. Pats, Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Americans) died Feb 17, 1990
1926 Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jeane Mortensen), actress/singer (Seven Year Itch) died Aug 5, 1962
1926 Andy Griffith, actor (Mayberry RFD, Matlock)
1930 Edward Woodward, actor (The Equalizer)
1934 Pat Boone (Charles Eugene Boone), singer (Love Letters in the Sand)
1937 Morgan Freeman, actor (Driving Miss Daisy, The Shawshank Redemption)
1939 Cleavon (Jake) Little, actor (Blazing Saddles) died Oct 22, 1992
1946 Brian Cox, actor (X-Men United, Manhunter)
1947 Jonathan Pryce, actor (Jumpin' Jack Flash)
1947 Ron Wood, rock guitarist (Rolling Stones)
1949 Powers Boothe, actor (Red Dawn, 24)
1950 Graham Russell, singer (Air Supply)
1950 Wayne Nelson, bassist (Little River Band)
1953 David Berkowitz, serial killer (The Son of Sam)
1955 Tony Snow, White House press secretary
1956 Lisa Hartman Black, actress (Knots Landing)
1959 Alan Wilder, singer/keyboards (Depeche Mode)
1960 Simon Gallup, rock guitarist (The Cure)
1963 Mike Joyce, drummer (The Smiths)
1968 Jeff Hackett, former NHL goaltender (Philadelphia Flyers)
1969 Teri Polo, actress (Sports Night, Meet the Parents series)
1972 Shae Marks, playmate (May 1994)
1973 Heidi Klum, supermodel/actress
1973 Brian Leeds, raconteur/playboy
1973 Derek Lowe, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
1974 Alanis Morissette, rock singer (You Oughta Know)
1976 Angela Perez Baraquio, Miss Hawaii/Miss America 2001
1981 Carlos Zambrano, pitcher (Chicago Cubs)

Today's Deaths in History

1868 James Buchanan, 15th President of the United States, dies at 77
1943 Leslie Howard, English actor (Gone With the Wind) dies at 50
1948 Sonny Boy Williamson I, blues musician, dies at 34
1960 Lester Patrick, NHL Hall of fame defenseman/coach (NY Rangers) dies at 76
1962 Adolf Eichmann, Nazi SS official, is hanged at 56
1965 Earl "Curly" Lambeau, football coach (Green Bay Packers) dies at 67
1968 Helen Keller, blind/deaf/mute advocate, dies at 87
1991 David Ruffin, R&B singer (The Temptations) dies at 50
2001 Hank Ketcham, cartoonist (Dennis the Menace) dies at 81

Today in History

1533 Anne Boleyn was crowned Queen of England.
1792 Kentucky became the 15th state.
1796 Tennessee became the 16th state.
1813 The Navy gained its motto as the mortally wounded commander of the frigate Chesapeake, Capt. James Lawrence, said, "Don't give up the ship" during a losing battle with a British frigate.
1831 Sir James Clark Ross discovered the magnetic North Pole while on his Arctic exploration.
1869 Thomas Edison received a patent for his electric voting machine.
1925 Baseball Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig's streak of playing in 2,130 consecutive games began when he pinch hit for shortstop Pee Wee Wanniger.
1938 The first issue of Action Comics was published, featuring the world's first super hero, Superman.
1944 The British Broadcasting Corp. aired a coded message intended to inform the French resistance that the D-Day invasion was imminent.
1957 Don Bowden became the first American to break the four-minute mile (3 minutes, 58.7 seconds).
1958 Charles de Gaulle became premier of France.
1961 FM multiplex stereo broadcasting was heard for the first time by listeners to FM radio in Schenectady, NY, Los Angeles and Chicago.
1967 The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was released in the U.K.
1975 Nolan Ryan of the California Angels tied the no-hit record in major-league baseball, tossing his fourth career no-hitter with a 1-0 win over the Baltimore Orioles.
1980 CNN made its debut.
1990 George H. W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev signed a treaty to end chemical weapon production.
1997 Betty Shabazz, the widow of Malcolm X, was fatally burned in a fire set by her 12-year-old grandson in her Yonkers, N.Y., apartment.
2001 A suicide bomber attacked a Tel Aviv nightclub, killing 21 Israelis.
2001 The king, queen and seven other members of Nepal's royal family were slain by Crown Prince Dipendra, who then mortally wounded himself.
2004 A federal judge declared the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act unconstitutional, saying the measure infringed on women's right to choose.
2005 Dutch voters rejected the European Union constitution.
2006 A contrite U.S. Army Corps of Engineers took responsibility for the flooding of New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina.
2007 Jack Kevorkian was released from prison after serving eight years of his 10-25 year prison term for second-degree murder in the 1998 poisoning of Thomas Youk, 52, of Oakland County, Michigan.

Chart Toppers

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

1952
Kiss of Fire - Georgia Gibbs
Blue Tango - The Leroy Anderson Orchestra
Be Anything - Eddy Howard
The Wild Side of Life - Hank Thompson

1960
Cathy’s Clown - The Everly Brothers
He’ll Have to Stay - Jeanne Black
Paper Roses - Anita Bryant
Please Help Me, I’m Falling - Hank Locklin

1968
Mrs. Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - Hugo Montenegro
Yummy Yummy Yummy - Ohio Express
Honey - Bobby Goldsboro

1976
Love Hangover - Diana Ross
Get Up and Boogie (That’s Right) - Silver Convention
Misty Blue - Dorthy Moore
One Piece at a Time - Johnny Cash

1984
Let’s Hear It for the Boy - Deniece Williams
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
Oh Sherrie - Steve Perry
As Long as I’m Rockin’ with You - John Conlee

Quote of the Day

Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. And my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.
W. Somerset Maugham, English dramatist & novelist (1874 - 1965)

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Today in History - June 2nd

Today's Birthdays

1740 Marquis de Sade (Comte Donatien Alphonse Francois de Sade), author (Justine) died Dec 2, 1814
1857 Sir Edward Elgar, composer (Pomp and Circumstance) died Feb 23, 1934
1890 Hedda Hopper (Elda Furry), celebrity columnist/show biz gossip, died Feb 1, 1966
1904 Johnny Weissmuller, swimmer/actor (Tarzan films) died Jan 20, 1984
1920 Tex Schramm, NFL team president/GM (Dallas Cowboys) died July 15, 2003
1926 Milo O’Shea, actor (The Playboys)
1930 Charles ‘Pete’ Conrad Jr., NASA astronaut (Gemini, Apollo) died July 8, 1999
1937 Sally Kellerman, actress (M*A*S*H)
1939 Charles Miller, saxophonist/clarinet (War)
1941 (Walter) Stacy Keach Jr., actor (Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer)
1941 William Guest, singer (Gladys Knight & the Pips)
1941 Charlie Watts, drummer (Rolling Stones)
1944 Marvin Hamlisch, pianist/composer
1944 Garo Yepremian, NFL kicker (Miami Dolphins)
1948 Jerry Mathers, actor (Leave It to Beaver)
1951 Larry Robinson, NHL defenseman/coach (New Jersey Devils)
1952 Gary Bettman, NHL commissioner
1954 Dennis Haysbert, actor (Major League series, 24)
1955 Dana Carvey, actor/comedian (Saturday Night Live, Wayne's World)
1955 Michael Steele, bassist/singer (The Bangles)
1959 Tony Hadley, singer (Spandau Ballet)
1960 Kyle Petty, NASCAR driver
1972 Wayne Brady, actor/comedian (Whose Line Is It Anyway?)
1972 Wentworth Miller, actor (Prison Break)
1976 Tim Rice-Oxley, pianist/composer (Keane)
1977 Zachary Quinto, actor (Heroes)
1978 Nikki Cox, actress (The Norm Show, Las Vegas)
1978 Justin Long, actor (Accepted, Dodgeball, Mac ads)
1980 Fabrizio Moretti, rock drummer (The Strokes)
1989 Freddy Adu, Ghanaian/American soccer star

Today's Deaths in History

1941 Lou Gehrig, Baseball Hall of Famer (NY Yankees) dies of ALS at 37
1948 Karl Brandt, personal physician of Adolf Hitler, dies at 44
1969 Leo Gorcey, actor (Dead End Kids/Bowery Boys series) dies at 51
1970 Bruce McLaren, auto racer/designer/manufacturer, dies at 32
1979 Jim Hutton, actor/father of Timothy Hutton (Green berets) dies at 45
1987 Sammy Kaye, bandleader, dies at 77
1990 Rex Harrison, English actor (My Fair Lady, Dr. Doolittle) dies at 82
1999 Junior Braithwaite, Jamaican reggae singer (The Wailers) dies at 50
2001 Imogene Coca, actress/comedienne (partner with Sid Caesar) dies at 92
2003 "Classy" Fred Blassie, professional wrestler, dies at 95
2006 Vince Welnick, keyboardist (The Grateful Dead) dies at 55

Today in History

1835 P. T. Barnum and his circus began their first tour of the United States.
1851 Maine became the first state to enact a law prohibiting alcohol.
1886 Grover Cleveland became the first U.S. President to get married in the White House.
1896 Guglielmo Marconi received a patent for his newest invention, the radio.
1897 Mark Twain was quoted by the New York Journal as saying from London that "the report of my death was an exaggeration."
1924 U.S. President Calvin Coolidge signed the Indian Citizenship Act into law, granting citizenship to all Native Americans born within the territorial limits of the United States.
1933 President Franklin D. Roosevelt accepted the first swimming pool to be built inside the White House.
1953 The coronation of 27-year-old Queen Elizabeth II was broadcast on all three American TV networks.
1967 The Beatles’ album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, was released in the U.S.
1975 Baseball’s Billy Martin appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated 19 years after his April 23, 1956 cover debut, setting the record for length of time between covers on the same subject.
1975 French sex workers occupied a Lyon church in protest against excessive fines and taxes, as well as a lack of police action against violence, thereby sparking the birth of the modern sex worker rights movement.
1979 Pope John Paul II arrived in his native Poland on the first visit by a pope to a Communist country.
1985 The R.J. Reynolds Company proposed a major merger with Nabisco (National Biscuit Company) that would create a $4.9 billion conglomerate of food distribution and other popular products, including tobacco.
1985 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar became the all-time leading point scorer in the National Basketball Association playoffs (4,458 points).
1995 United States Air Force Captain Scott O'Grady's F-16 was shot down over Bosnia while patrolling the NATO no-fly zone.
1997 Timothy McVeigh was convicted of murder and conspiracy in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people.
1998 Voters in California passed Proposition 227, requiring that all schoolchildren be taught in English.
2003 The European Space Agency's Mars Express probe launched from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan.
2005 Georgia "runaway bride" Jennifer Wilbanks pleaded no contest to faking her own abduction; she was sentenced to probation, community service and a fine.
2006 Canadian authorities announced they had foiled a homegrown terrorist attack by arresting 17 suspects.

Chart Toppers

1945
Laura - The Woody Herman Orchestra
Dream - The Pied Pipers
Sentimental Journey - The Les Brown Orchestra (vocal: Doris Day)
At Mail Call Today - Gene Autry

1953
Song from Moulin Rouge - The Percy Faith Orchestra
I Believe - Frankie Laine
April in Portugal - The Les Baxter Orchestra
Take These Chains from My Heart - Hank Williams

1961
Travelin’ Man - Ricky Nelson
Daddy’s Home - Shep & The Limelites
Running Scared - Roy Orbison
Hello Walls - Faron Young

1969
Get Back - The Beatles
Love (Can Make You Happy) - Mercy
Oh Happy Day - The Edwin Hawkins’ Singers
Singing My Song - Tammy Wynette

1977
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
I’m Your Boogie Man - KC & The Sunshine Band
Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love) - Waylon Jennings

1985
Everything She Wants - Wham!
Everybody Wants to Rule the World - Tears for Fears
Axel F - Harold Faltermeyer
Don’t Call Him a Cowboy - Conway Twitty

Quote of the Day

My Father taught me how to be a man – and not by instilling in me a sense of machismo or an agenda of dominance. He taught me that a real man doesn’t take, he gives; he doesn’t use force, he uses logic; doesn’t play the role of trouble-maker, but rather, trouble-shooter; and most importantly, a real man is defined by what’s in his heart, not his pants.
Kevin Smith, film director

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Today in History – June 3rd

Today's Birthdays

1808 Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America, died Dec 5, 1889
1878 Barney Oldfield, Indianapolis Speedway Hall of Famer, died Oct 4, 1946
1901 Maurice Evans, actor (Planet of the Apes) died Mar 12, 1989
1906 Josephine Baker, dancer (The Black Pearl) died April 12, 1975
1911 Paulette Goddard, actress (Ziegfeld Follies) died April 23, 1990
1917 Leo Gorcey, actor (Dead End Kids/Bowery Boys series) died June 2, 1969
1925 Tony Curtis (Bernard Schwartz), actor (Some Like It Hot)
1926 (Irwin) Allen Ginsberg, Beat Generation poet, died Apr 5, 1997
1929 Chuck Barris, producer/TV Host (Dating Game, Newlywed Game, Gong Show)
1936 Larry McMurtry, author (Lonesome Dove)
1939 Ian Hunter (Patterson), guitarist/singer/songwriter (Mott the Hoople)
1942 Curtis Mayfield, songwriter/singer (Superfly)
1945 Hale Irwin, golf champion
1946 Mike Clarke (Michael Dick), drummer (The Byrds) died Dec 19, 1993
1947 Mickey Finn, guitarist/percussionist (T. Rex) died Jan 11, 2003
1950 Suzi Quatro (Susan Kay Quatro), rock singer/guitarist (Stumblin' In)
1950 Deniece Williams, singer (Let’s Hear It for the Boy)
1952 Billy Powell, keyboards (Lynryd Skynyrd)
1954 Dan Hill, singer (Sometimes When We Touch)
1964 Kerry King, rock guitarist (Slayer)
1965 Mike Gordon, bassist (Phish)
1967 Anderson Cooper, newsman/anchor (CNN)
1975 Jose Molina, catcher (Los Angeles Angels)
1977 Travis Hafner, first baseman/DH (Cleveland Indians)
1977 Az-Zahir Hakim, wide receiver (San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins)
1983 Janine Habeck, playmate (September 2006)
1986 Rafael Nadal, tennis champion

Today's Deaths in History

1861 Stephen A. Douglas, politician, dies at 48
1975 Ozzie Nelson, band leader/producer/director/actor, dies at 69
1977 Roberto Rossellini, Italian film director, dies at 71
1989 Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Iranian Shi'ite leader, dies at 89
1990 Stiv Bators, punk singer/guitarist (The Dead Boys, Lords of the New Church) dies at 40
2001 Anthony Quinn, actor (Zorba the Greek) dies at
2003 Felix de Weldon, Austrian sculptor (Iwo Jima flag-raising) dies at 96

Today in History

1539 DeSoto claimed Florida for Spain.
1800 John Adams became the first President to live in the new capital of the United States, Washington, D.C.
1849 The New York Knickerbockers became the first baseball team to wear uniforms.
1856 Cullen Whipple of Providence, RI patented the screw machine (let the jokes begin).
1888 "Casey at the Bat" was first published in The San Francisco Examiner.
1889 The first long-distance electric power transmission line in the United States was completed, running 14 miles between a generator at Willamette Falls and downtown Portland, Oregon.
1916 The ROTC was established by the U.S. Congress.
1932 Lou Gehrig connected for four consecutive home runs, setting a major-league baseball record.
1932 John J. McGraw retired as manager of the New York Giants after leading the Giants to ten National League pennants and three World Series championships.
1937 Mrs. Wallis Warfield Simpson of Baltimore, MD, the woman who was the cause of King Edward VIII’s abdication of the British throne, was married this day to the former King (The Duke of Windsor).
1943 A mob of 60 from the Los Angeles Naval Reserve Armory beat up everyone perceived to be Hispanic, starting the week-long Zoot Suit Riots.
1953 Billy Joe McAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge, according to the 1967 hit song "Ode to Billy Joe" by Bobbie Gentry.
1959 The first class graduated from the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO.
1965 Astronaut Edward White became the first American to walk in space, during the flight of Gemini 4.
1968 Valerie Solanas, author of The SCUM Manifesto, attempted to assassinate Andy Warhol by shooting him three times.
1977 Reggae stars Bob Marley and the Wailers release the classic album Exodus, which would be named Time magazine's Album of the Century in 1999.
1978 Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams combined their singing talents to reach the number one spot on the nation’s pop music charts with "Too Much, Too Little, Too Late."
1979 A blowout at the Ixtoc I oil well in the southern Gulf of Mexico caused at least 600,000 tons (176,400,000 gallons) of oil to be spilled into the waters, the worst oil spill to date.
1983 Gordon Kahl, a militant tax protester wanted in the slayings of two U.S. marshals in North Dakota, was killed in a gun battle with law enforcement officials near Smithville, Ark.
1985 American Health magazine released a survey that indicated 52 percent of doctors claimed that no one really should need to eat red meat more than once or twice a week, and 72 percent said that a vegetarian diet was a passing fad.
1989 The government of China sent troops to force protesters out of Tiananmen Square after seven weeks of occupation.
1992 The Mabo Decision was handed down, recognizing the land rights of Australian Aborigines.
1999 Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic accepted a peace plan for Kosovo designed to end mass expulsions of ethnic Albanians and 11 weeks of NATO airstrikes.
2001 Mel Brooks' musical comedy The Producers won a record 12 Tony Awards.

Chart Toppers

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

1954
Little Things Mean a Lot - Kitty Kallen
Three Coins in the Fountain - The Four Aces
The Happy Wanderer - Frank Weir
I Really Don’t Want to Know - Eddy Arnold

1962
I Can’t Stop Loving You - Ray Charles
Lovers Who Wander - Dion
Shout! Shout! (Knock Yourself Out) - Ernie Maresca
She Thinks I Still Care - George Jones

1970
Everything is Beautiful - Ray Stevens
Love on a Two-Way Street - The Moments
Cecilia - Simon & Garfunkel
My Love - Sonny James

1978
Too Much, Too Little, Too Late - Johnny Mathis/Deniece Williams
You’re the One that I Want - John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
Shadow Dancing - Andy Gibb
Do You Know You are My Sunshine - The Statler Brothers

1986
Greatest Love of All - Whitney Houston
Live to Tell - Madonna
On My Own - Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald
Whoever’s in New England - Reba McEntire

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Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)




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Today in History - June 4th

Today's Birthdays

1910 Sir Christopher Cockerell, inventor (Hovercraft) died June 1, 1999
1917 Robert Merrill (Moishe Miller), Metropolitan Opera singing star, died Oct 23, 2004
1924 (Billy) Dennis Weaver, actor (Gunsmoke, McCloud) died Feb 24, 2006
1928 Dr. Ruth Westheimer (Karola Ruth Siegel), sex therapist/author
1936 Bruce Dern, actor (Silent Running, Diggstown)
1937 Freddy Fender (Baldemar Huerta), singer (Wasted Days and Wasted Nights, Before the Next Teardrop Falls) died Oct 14, 2006
1944 Roger Ball, saxophonist/keyboards (Average White Band)
1944 Michelle Phillips (Holly Michelle Gilliam), singer (The Mamas and the Papas)
1945 Gordon Waller, singer (Peter and Gordon)
1951 Danny Brown, rock musician (The Fixx)
1952 Parker Stevenson, actor (The Hardy Boys Mysteries)
1953 Linda Lingle, Governor of Hawaii
1956 Keith David, actor (Platoon, The Quick and the Dead)
1968 Scott Wolf, actor (Party of Five)
1968 Stacy Arthur, playmate (January 1991)
1971 Noah Wyle, actor (ER)
1971 Tanya Beyer, playmate (February 1992)
1974 Stefan Lessard, rock musician (The Dave Matthews Band)
1974 Horatio Sanz, comedian/actor (Saturday Night Live)
1974 Darin Erstad, center fielder (Chicago White Sox)
1975 Angelina Jolie, actress (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Girl Interrupted)
1980 JoJo Garza, rock bassist (Los Lonely Boys)
1981 Lani Todd, playmate (December 2002)
1985 Bar Refaeli, Israeli model (Victoria's Secret) Leonardo DiCaprio's main squeeze

Today's Deaths in History

1798 Giacomo Casanova, Italian lover/writer, dies at 73
1929 Harry Frazee, Boston Red Sox owner from 1916-1923, dies at 47
1941 Kaiser Wilhelm II, last German emperor, dies at 82
1989 Dik Browne, cartoonist (Hagar the Horrible, Hi and Lois) dies at 71
1990 Stiv Bators, punk rock singer (The Dead Boys) dies at 40
1994 Derek Leckenby, guitarist (Herman's Hermits) dies at 51
1997 Ronnie Lane, bassist (Faces) dies at 51

Today in History

0780 -BC- The first solar eclipse was recorded in China.
1584 Sir Walter Raleigh established first English colony on Roanoke Island, old Virginia (now North Carolina).
1783 The Montgolfier brothers publicly demonstrated their montgolfière (hot air balloon).
1812 Following Louisiana's admittance as a U.S. state, the Louisiana Territory was renamed the Missouri Territory.
1892 The Sierra Club was incorporated in San Francisco.
1896 Henry Ford made a successful pre-dawn test run of his horseless carriage, called a quadricycle, through the streets of Detroit.
1912 Massachusetts became the first state of the United States to set a minimum wage.
1919 The U.S. Congress approved the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which guaranteed suffrage to women, and sent it to the U.S. states for ratification.
1924 In memory of all the soldiers from the state of New York who died in the first World War, an eternal light was dedicated at Madison Square in New York City.
1939 Sylvan Goldman introduced the first grocery-store shopping cart in Oklahoma City, OK.
1939 The SS St. Louis, a ship carrying 963 Jewish refugees, was denied permission to land in Florida after already having been turned away from Cuba; forced to return to Europe, most of its passengers later died in Nazi concentration camps.
1940 The Allies completed the evacuation of British troops from Dunkirk, France.
1942 The Battle of Midway began during World War II.
1947 The House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved the Taft-Hartley Act, which allows the president to intervene in labor disputes.
1954 French Premier Joseph Laniel and Vietnamese Premier Buu Loc initialed treaties in Paris according independence to Vietnam.
1964 Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers tied Bob Feller’s 1951 record by pitching a third career no-hit baseball game.
1973 A patent for the ATM was granted to Don Wetzel, Tom Barnes and George Chastain.
1974 Cleveland Indians public relations experts thought that ‘Ten Cent Beer Night’ would bring out the fans and otherwise help the slumping Indians, but the promotion was a disaster, as rowdy, drunken fans caused the game to have to be forfeited.
1984 Born in the U.S.A., by Bruce Springsteen, was released.
1984 For the first time in 32 years, golfing-great Arnold Palmer failed to make the cut for the U.S. Open golf tournament.
1985 The Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling striking down an Alabama law providing for a daily minute of silence in public schools.
1986 Jonathan Jay Pollard, a former Navy intelligence analyst, pleaded guilty in Washington to spying for Israel.
1989 Chinese army troops stormed Tiananmen Square in Beijing to crush a pro-democracy movement; hundreds, possibly thousands, of people were killed.
1992 The U.S. Postal Service announced the results of a nationwide vote on the Elvis Presley stamp, saying more people preferred the "younger Elvis" design.
1998 A federal judge sentenced Terry Nichols to life in prison for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.
2003 Martha Stewart stepped down as head of her media empire, hours after federal prosecutors in New York charged her with obstruction of justice, conspiracy, securities fraud and lying to investigators.

Chart Toppers

1947
Mam’selle - Art Lund
Linda - Buddy Clark with the Ray Noble Orchestra
My Adobe Hacienda - Eddy Howard
What is Life Without Love - Eddy Arnold

1955
Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White - Perez Prado
A Blossom Fell - Nat King Cole
Rock Around the Clock - Bill Haley & His Comets
In the Jailhouse Now - Webb Pierce

1963
It’s My Party - Lesley Gore
I Love You Because - Al Martino
Da Doo Ron Ron - The Crystals
Lonesome 7-7203 - Hawkshaw Hawkins

1971
Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
Want Ads - The Honey Cone
It Don’t Come Easy - Ringo Starr
I Won’t Mention It Again - Ray Price

1979
Hot Stuff - Donna Summer
Love You Inside Out - Bee Gees
We are Family - Sister Sledge
If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me - Bellamy Brothers

1987
With or Without You - U2
You Keep Me Hangin’ On - Kim Wilde
Always - Atlantic Starr
It Takes a Little Rain (To Make Love Grow) - The Oak Ridge Boys

Quote of the Day

Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.
Mark Twain, US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit (1835 - 1910)




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Today in History - June 5th

Today's Birthdays

1819 John Couch Adams, mathematician/astronomer (determined the existence of the planet Neptune) died Jan 21, 1892
1878 Pancho Villa, Mexican revolutionary, died July 23, 1923
1895 William Boyd, actor (Hopalong Cassidy) died Sep 12, 1972
1919 Richard Scarry, children's books author/illustrator, died Apr 30, 1994
1932 Christy Brown, Irish author (My Left Foot) died Sept 6, 1981
1941 Floyd Butler, singer (Fifth Dimension) died in 1990
1941 Robert Kraft, NFL owner (New England Patriots)
1941 Spalding Gray, actor/screenwriter (The Killing Fields) died Jan 10, 2004
1945 Don Reid, singer (The Statler Brothers)
1946 Freddie Stone, singer (Sly and the Family Stone)
1949 Ken Follett, Welsh author (Pillars of the Earth)
1954 Nicko McBrain, rock drummer (Iron Maiden)
1956 Kenny G, Jazz saxophonist
1956 Richard ‘Butler Rep’ Butler, singer/songwriter (Psychedelic Furs, Love Spit Love)
1961 Mary Kay Bergman, voice actress (Beauty and the Beast, South Park) died Nov 11, 1999
1968 Ron Livingston, actor (Office Space)
1969 Brian McKnight, R&B singer
1970 Martin Gelinas, NHL left wing (Florida Panthers)
1971 Mark Wahlberg, singer/actor (Renaissance Man, The Departed)
1974 P-nut, rock musician (311)
1976 Torry Holt, NFL wide reciever (St Louis Rams)
1976 Kevin Faulk, NFL fullback (New England Patriots)
1977 Navi Rawat, actress (Numb3ers)
1979 Pete Wentz, rock bassist/singer (Fall Out Boy)
1983 Marques Colston, NFL wide receiver (New Orleans Saints)

Today's Deaths in History

1900 Stephen Crane, author (The Red Badge of Courage) dies at 28
1910 O. Henry (William Sydney Porter), author (The Gift of the Magi) dies at 47
1993 Conway Twitty, country singer, dies at 59
1999 Mel Tormé, "The Velvet Fog," singer/songwriter, dies at 73
2002 Dee Dee Ramone, punk rock bassist (The Ramones), dies at 49
2004 Ronald Reagan, movie star/former President of the United States, dies at 93


Today in History

1794 Congress passed the Neutrality Act, prohibiting Americans from enlisting in the service of a foreign power.
1884 Civil War hero Gen. William T. Sherman refused the Republican presidential nomination, saying, "I will not accept if nominated and will not serve if elected."
1917 Conscription begins in the United States as "Army registration day."
1947 Secretary of State George C. Marshall, speaking at Harvard University, outlined an aid program for Europe that came to be known as the Marshall Plan.
1956 Elvis Presley introduces his new single, "Hound Dog," on The Milton Berle Show, scandalizing the audience with his suggestive hip movements.
1959 Bob Zimmerman (Bob Dylan) graduated from high school in Hibbing, MN.
1967 Ongoing political problems -- control and reunification of Jerusalem, access through the strait of Tiran, control of the West Bank of the Jordan River, etc. -- came to a head, causing a major outbreak of hostilities, later referred to as the Six Day War, between Israel and Egypt.
1967 New franchises in the National Hockey League were awarded to the Minnesota North Stars, the California Golden Seals and the Los Angeles Kings.
1968 While celebrating his victory in the California Democratic presidential primary in Los Angeles, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, brother of assassinated U.S. President John F. Kennedy, was shot in the head; he died the following day.
1977 The Apple II, the first practical personal computer, goes on sale.
1981 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that five homosexuals in Los Angeles had come down with a rare kind of pneumonia; they were the first recognized cases of what became known as AIDS.
1987 Ted Koppel and guests discussed the topic of AIDS for four hours on ABC-TV’s Nightline; it is believed that this was a record for the longest live-TV broadcast, other than of space coverage and political conventions.
1989 The "Unknown Rebel" halts the progress of a column of advancing tanks for more than half an hour during the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.
1998 A strike at a General Motors parts factory near Detroit closed five assembly plants and idled workers nationwide; the walkout lasted seven weeks.
2002 Mozilla 1.0, the first 'official' version, is released.
2002 Elizabeth Smart, 14, was kidnapped from her bedroom in her family's Salt Lake City home (she was found alive in March 2003; two people accused of abducting her have been found mentally unfit to stand trial) .
2004 Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan died at his home in Los Angeles, CA.
2006 An Islamic militia with alleged links to al-Qaida seized Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, after weeks of fighting with U.S.-backed secular warlords.
2006 Serbian lawmakers proclaimed their Balkan republic a sovereign state after Montenegro decided to split from a union and dissolve the remnants of what was once Yugoslavia.

Chart Toppers

1948
Nature Boy - Nat King Cole
Toolie Oolie Doolie - The Andrews Sisters
Baby Face - The Art Mooney Orchestra
Texarkana Baby - Eddy Arnold

1956
The Wayward Wind - Gogi Grant
Standing on the Corner - The Four Lads
I’m in Love Again - Fats Domino
Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins

1964
Love Me Do - The Beatles
Chapel of Love - The Dixie Cups
Love Me with All Your Heart - The Ray Charles Singers
My Heart Skips a Beat - Buck Owens

1972
I’ll Take You There - The Staple Singers
The Candy Man - Sammy Davis, Jr.
Sylvia’s Mother - Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show
The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A. - Donna Fargo

1980
Funkytown - Lipps, Inc.
Coming Up - Paul McCartney & Wings
Don’t Fall in Love with a Dreamer - Kenny Rogers with Kim Carnes
My Heart - Ronnie Milsap

1988
One More Try - George Michael
Shattered Dreams - Johnny Hates Jazz
Naughty Girls (Need Love Too) - Samantha Fox
What She Is (Is a Woman in Love) - Earl Thomas Conley

Quote of the Day

When you look at yourself from a universal standpoint, something inside always reminds or informs you that there are bigger and better things to worry about.
Albert Einstein, US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)






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