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Today in History - April 22nd

Today's Birthdays

1724 Immanuel Kant, philosopher; died Feb 12, 1804
1870 Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (Vladimir Lenin), Communist revolutionary; died Jan 21, 1924
1899 Vladimir Nabokov, Russian writer (Lolita) died July 2, 1977
1904 J. (Julius) Robert Oppenheimer, physicist (first atomic bomb) died Feb 18, 1967
1906 Eddie Albert (Edward Albert Heimberger), actor (Green Acres) died May 26, 2005
1920 Hal March (Mendelson), TV emcee (The $64,000 Question) died Jan 19, 1970
1922 Charles Mingus, bassist/piano/singer/bandleader/composer, died Jan 5, 1979
1923 Aaron Spelling, executive producer (Charlie’s Angels, Fantasy Island) died June 23, 2006
1923 Bettie Page, American model/pinup girl, died December 11, 2008
1926 Charlotte Rae, actress (Facts of Life)
1936 Glen Campbell, country singer (Rhinestone Cowboy)
1937 Jack Nicholson, actor (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Prizzi’s Honor)
1946 John Waters, director (Hairspray)
1950 Peter Frampton, guitarist/singer (Show Me the Way)
1951 Paul Carrack, singer (Ace, Squeeze, Mike + the Mechanics)
1952 Marilyn Chambers, adult film actress (Behind the Green Door) died April 12, 2009
1954 Joseph Bottoms, actor (The Net)
1959 Ryan Stiles, comic actor (The Drew Carey Show)
1959 Catherine Mary Stewart, actress (Weekend at Bernie's)
1961 Byron Allen, TV host/comedian (Real People)
1964 Chris Makepeace, actor (My Bodyguard)
1966 Fletcher Dragge, guitarist (Pennywise)
1966 Jeffrey Dean Morgan, actor (Grey's Anatomy, The Watchmen)
1967 Sheryl Lee, actress (One Tree Hill)
1967 Sherri Shepherd, actress (The Wedding Bells)
1971 Eric Mabius, actor (Ugly Betty)
1974 Shavo Odadjian, rock musician (System of a Down)
1976 Dan Cloutier, NHL goaltender (New York Rangers)
1977 Aaron Fink, guitarist (Breaking Benjamin)
1978 Jason Stollsteimer, singer/guitarist (The Von Bondies)
1979 Daniel Johns, singer/guitarist (Silverchair)
1984 Michelle Ryan, actress (The Bionic Woman)
1984 Amelle Berrabah, singer (Sugababes)
1986 Amber Heard, actress (Pineapple Express)

Today's Deaths in History

1778 James Hargreaves, inventor (The Spinning Jenny) dies at 58
1933 Henry Royce, British automobile manufacturer (Rolls-Royce) dies at 70
1946 Harlan F. Stone, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, dies at 73
1978 Will Geer, actor (The Waltons) dies at 76
1983 Earl "Fatha" Hines, jazz pianist, dies at 79
1984 Ansel Adams, American photographer, dies at 82
1994 Richard M. Nixon, 37th president of the United States, dies at 81
1996 Erma Bombeck, humorist/author (The Grass is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank) dies at 69
2002 Linda Lovelace, adult film actress (Deep Throat) dies at 53
2003 Andrea King, actress (Dragnet) dies at 84
2004 Pat Tillman, Arizona Cardinals/Army Ranger, is killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan at 27
2004 Jason L. Dunham, U.S. Marine Corporal/Medal of Honor recipient, dies at 22 when he covered a grenade with his body, saving the lives of the Marines around him

Today in History

1864 Congress authorized the use of the phrase "In God We Trust" on U.S. coins.
1889 The Oklahoma Land Rush began at noon as thousands of homesteaders staked claims.
1898 The first shot of the Spanish-American War rang out as the USS Nashville captured a Spanish merchant ship off Key West, Fla.
1912 Pravda, the "voice" of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, began publication in Saint Petersburg.
1915 The use of poison gas in World War I escalated when chlorine gas was released as a chemical weapon in the Second Battle of Ypres.
1945 After learning that Soviet forces had taken Eberswalde without a fight, Adolf Hitler admitted defeat in his underground bunker and states that suicide was his only recourse.
1952 An atomic test conducted in Nevada became the first nuclear explosion shown on live network TV.
1954 The televised Senate Army-McCarthy hearings began.
1969 British yachtsman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston completed the first solo non-stop circumnavigation of the world.
1970 Earth Day was observed for the first time.
1983 The West German news magazine Stern announced the discovery of 60 volumes of personal diaries purportedly written by Adolf Hitler; they turned out to be a hoax.
1990 Pro-Iranian kidnappers in Lebanon freed American hostage Robert Polhill after nearly 39 months of captivity.
1993 The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum was dedicated in Washington, D.C.
1997 Government commandos stormed the Japanese ambassador's residence in Lima, Peru, ending a 126-day hostage crisis; all 14 Tupac Amaru rebels were killed, and 71 hostages were rescued.
2000 In a pre-dawn raid, armed immigration agents seized Elian Gonzalez from his relatives' home in Miami; the 6-year-old boy was reunited with his father.
2004 Pro football player Pat Tillman, who'd traded in a multimillion-dollar contract to serve as an Army Ranger in Afghanistan, was killed by friendly fire; he was 27.
2005 Zacarias Moussaoui pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiring with the Sept. 11 hijackers to kill Americans; he was later sentenced to life in prison.
2006 The Iraqi parliament elected Jalal Talabani to another term as president.
2008 The United States Air Force retired the remaining F-117 Nighthawk aircraft in service.

Chart Toppers

1944
It’s Love, Love, Love - The Guy Lombardo Orchestra (vocal: Skip Nelson)
I Love You - Bing Crosby
Poinciana - Bing Crosby
Too Late to Worry, Too Blue to Cry - Al Dexter

1952
Wheel of Fortune - Kay Starr
Anytime - Eddie Fisher
Be My Life’s Companion - The Mills Brothers
(When You Feel like You’re in Love) Don’t Just Stand There - Carl Smith

1960
The Theme from "A Summer Place" - Percy Faith
Greenfields - The Brothers Four
Sweet Nothin’s - Brenda Lee
He’ll Have to Go - Jim Reeves

1968
Honey - Bobby Goldsboro
Cry like a Baby - The Box Tops
Lady Madonna - The Beatles
Fist City - Loretta Lynn

1976
Disco Lady - Johnnie Taylor
Let Your Love Flow - Bellamy Brothers
Right Back Where We Started From - Maxine Nightingale
Drinkin’ My Baby (Off My Mind) - Eddie Rabbitt

1984
Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) - Phil Collins
Hello - Lionel Richie
Hold Me Now - The Thompson Twins
The Yellow Rose - Johnny Lee with Lane Brody

Quote of the Day

The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending, then having the two as close together as possible.
George Burns, actor & comedian (1896 - 1996)




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post Apr 23 2009, 12:42 PM
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Today in History - April 23rd

Today's Birthdays

1564 William Shakespeare, playwright (Romeo & Juliet) died April 23, 1616
1791 James Buchanan, 15th President of the United States, died June 1, 1868
1813 Stephen Douglas, Illinois politician/Presidential Candidate, died June 3, 1861
1858 Max Planck, German physicist (Nobel Prize laureate; quantum theory) died Oct 4, 1947
1891 Sergei Prokofiev, pianist/composer (Peter and the Wolf) died Mar 5, 1953
1921 Janet Blair, actress (South Pacific) died February 19, 2007
1928 Shirley Temple Black, Diplomat/former child actress
1932 (Roy) Halston (Frowick), fashion designer, died March 26, 1990
1932 Jim Fixx, runner/writer (The Complete Book of Running) died July 20, 1984
1936 Roy Orbison, singer (Only the Lonely, Oh Pretty Woman, Crying) died Dec 6, 1988
1939 Lee Majors, actor (The Six Millon Dollar Man)
1939 Ray Peterson, singer (Tell Laura I Love Her) died Jan 25, 2005
1942 Sandra Dee (Alexandra Zuck), actress (A Summer Place, Gidget) died Feb 20, 2005
1943 Tony (Anthony James) Esposito, Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender (Chicago Blackhawks)
1943 Hervé Villechaize, actor (Fantasy Island) died Sep 4, 1993
1947 Glenn Cornick, bassist (Jethro Tull)
1948 Blair Brown, actress (Altered States)
1949 Joyce DeWitt, actress (Three's Company)
1949 David Cross, violinist (King Crimson)
1952 Narada Michael Walden, drummer/composer (Weather Report)
1953 James Russo, actor (Donnie Brasco)
1954 Michael Moore, film director (Roger & Me)
1955 Judy Davis, actress (The Ref)
1957 Jan Hooks, actress/comedienne (Saturday Night Live)
1960 Valerie Bertinelli, actress (One Day at a Time)
1960 Steve Clark, guitarist (Def Leppard) died Jan 8, 1991
1960 Craig Sheffer, actor (Some Kind of Wonderful)
1961 George Lopez, comic/actor (George Lopez Show)
1962 John Hannah, Scottish actor (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Sliding Doors, Mummy series)
1964 Tara Morice, actress (Strictly Ballroom)
1967 Melina Kanakaredes, actress (CSI:NY, Providence)
1968 Stan Frazier, drummer (Sugar Ray)
1968 Timothy McVeigh, terrorist (Oklahoma City bombing) executed June 11, 2001
1970 Scott Bairstow, actor (Party of Five)
1977 Kal Penn, actor (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, House MD)
1977 John Cena, wrestler/actor (The Marine)
1979 Jaime King, actress (Pearl Harbor)
1981 Joanna Krupa, model/actress (Scary Movie 4)
1990 Dev Patel, actor (Slumdog Millionaire)

Today's Deaths in History

1616 William Shakespeare, playwright (Romeo & Juliet) dies on his 52nd birthday
1616 Cervantes, Spanish poet, dies at 68
1850 William Wordsworth, English poet (Lyrical Ballads) dies at 80
1951 Charles G. Dawes, Vice President of the United States, dies at 85
1983 Buster Crabbe, swimmer/actor, dies at 75
1986 Otto Preminger, film director (Anatomy of a Murder) dies at 79
1990 Paulette Goddard, actress (The Great Dictator) dies at 79
1991 Johnny Thunders, guitarist/singer/songwriter (New York Dolls) dies at 38
1993 Cesar Chavez, labor leader, dies at 66
1995 Howard Cosell, sportscaster, "The Mouth That Roared," dies at age 77
1998 James Earl Ray, assassin (Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.) dies at age 70
2007 Boris Yeltsin, First President of the Russian Federation, dies at 76
2007 David Halberstam, journalist/author, dies in a car crash at 73

Today in History

1597 Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor was first performed, with Queen Elizabeth I in attendance.
1635 The Boston Latin School, the first public school in the United States, was founded in Boston, Massachusetts.
1789 President-elect George Washington and his wife moved into the first executive mansion, the Franklin House in New York City.
1867 William Lincoln patented the zoetrope, a machine which showed animated pictures by mounting a strip of drawings in a wheel.
1896 The Vitascope system for projecting movies onto a screen was demonstrated in New York City.
1908 President Theodore Roosevelt signed an act creating the U.S. Army Reserve.
1940 About 200 people died in a dance-hall fire in Natchez, Miss.
1954 Hank Aaron of the Milwaukee Braves hit the first of his 755 major-league home runs in a game against the St. Louis Cardinals.
1968 Student protesters at Columbia University in New York City took over administration buildings and shut down the university in protets of the Vietnam War.
1968 The Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church merged to form the United Methodist Church.
1969 Sirhan Sirhan was sentenced to death for assassinating New York Sen. Robert F. Kennedy (the sentence was later reduced to life imprisonment).
1971 The Rolling Stones album Sticky Fingers was released.
1985 The Coca-Cola Co. announced it was changing its secret formula for Coke; negative public reaction later forced the company to resume selling the original version.
1987 Twenty-six construction workers were killed when an apartment complex being built in Bridgeport, Conn., suddenly collapsed.
1988 Pink Floyd's album Dark Side of the Moon dropped off the charts for the first time after spending a record 741 consecutive weeks (more than 14 years) on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart.
1992 McDonald's opened its first restaurant in Beijing.
1993 Eritreans voted overwhelmingly for independence from Ethiopia in a United Nations-monitored referendum.
2003 Beijing closed all schools for two weeks because of the SARS virus.
2004 President George W. Bush eased Reagan-era sanctions against Libya in return for Moammar Gadhafi's giving up weapons of mass destruction.

Chart Toppers

1945
Candy - Johnny Mercer & Jo Stafford
I’m Beginning to See the Light - The Harry James Orchestra (vocal: Kitty Kallen)
My Dreams are Getting Better All the Time - The Les Brown Orchestra (vocal: Doris Day)
Smoke on the Water - Bob Wills

1953
Doggie in the Window - Patti Page
Pretend - Nat King Cole
I Believe - Frankie Laine
Your Cheatin’ Heart - Hank Williams

1961
Blue Moon - The Marcels
Runaway - Del Shannon
Mother-In-Law - Ernie K-Doe
Don’t Worry - Marty Robbins

1969
Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In - The 5th Dimension
You’ve Made Me So Very Happy - Blood, Sweat & Tears
It’s Your Thing - The Isley Brothers
Galveston - Glen Campbell

1977
Don’t Leave Me This Way - Thelma Houston
Southern Nights - Glen Campbell
Hotel California - Eagles
She’s Got You - Loretta Lynn

1985
We are the World - USA for Africa
Crazy for You - Madonna
Nightshift - Commodores
I Need More of You - Bellamy Brothers

Quote of the Day

All the world's a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.
Sean O'Casey, Irish dramatist (1880 - 1964)



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Today in History - April 24th

Today's Birthdays

1904 Willem de Kooning, painter (expressionist) died Mar 19, 1997
1906 William Joyce, Irish/Nazi propagandist (Lord Haw-Haw) in World War II, executed Jan 3, 1946
1914 William Castle, film producer (House on Haunted Hill) died May 31, 1977
1922 Aaron Bell, jazz bassist (Duke Ellington) died July 28, 2003
1922 J.D. Cannon, actor (Cool Hand Luke) died May 20, 2005
1928 Johnny Griffin, jazz tenor sax (Chicago Riffin’) died July 25, 2008
1930 Richard Donner, film director/producer (Lethal Weapon series)
1934 Shirley MacLaine (Shirley MacLean Beatty), actress (Terms of Endearment)
1936 Jill Ireland, actress/wife of Charles Bronson, died May 18, 1990
1937 Joe Henderson, composer/tenor sax, died June 30, 2001
1940 Sue Grafton, crime novelist
1942 Richard Daley, Chicago mayor
1942 Barbra (Joan) Streisand, singer/actress (The Way We Were)
1943 Richard Sterban, bassist/singer (The Oak Ridge Boys)
1945 Doug Clifford, drummer (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
1952 Jean-Paul Gaultier, French fashion designer
1953 Eric Bogosian, playwright/actor (Talk Radio)
1954 Captain Sensible (Raymond Burns), bassist/singer (Happy Talk)
1955 Michael O’Keefe, actor (The Great Santini, Caddyshack)
1957 Boris Williams, drummer (The Cure)
1957 David J, bassist (Bauhaus)
1959 Paula Yates, ex-wife of Bob Geldof, died Sept 17, 2000
1963 Billy Gould, bassist (Faith No More)
1964 Cedric the Entertainer, comedian/actor (Barbershop series)
1964 Djimon Hounsou, Beninese actor (ER, Beauty Shop, Gladiator)
1964 Paul Ryder, bassist (Happy Mondays)
1967 Shannon Larkin, drummer (Godsmack)
1967 Patty Schemel, drummer (Hole)
1968 Aaron Comess, drummer (Spin Doctors)
1969 Melinda Clarke, actress (The O.C., CSI)
1973 Damon Lindelof, executive producer (Lost)
1974 Joseph Bruce, rapper (Insane Clown Posse)
1974 Derek Luke, actor (Antwone Fisher)
1974 Brian Marshall, bassist (Creed, Alter Bridge)
1977 Eric Balfour, actor (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, What Women Want)
1979 Rebecca Mader, actress (Lost)
1982 Kelly Clarkson, singer/TV personality (American Idol)
1984 Tyson Ritter, singer/bassist (All-American Rejects)
1985 Courtney Draper, actress (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

Today's Deaths in History

1731 Daniel Defoe, writer (Robinson Cruse) dies at 70
1947 Willa Cather, American writer (My Antonia) dies at 73
1967 Vladimir Komarov, cosmonaut, dies at 40 when his space capsule's parachute failed to open
1974 Bud Abbott, actor/comedian (Abbott & Costello) dies at 78
1986 Wallis Simpson, American wife of Edward, Duke of Windsor, dies at 89
1997 Pat Paulsen, comedian/politician (Laugh-In) dies at 69
2001 Al Hibbler, singer (Unchained Melody) dies at 85
2004 Estée Lauder, cosmetics entrepreneur, dies at 97

Today in History

1184 (BC) The Greeks entered Troy using the Trojan Horse (traditional date).
1704 The first regular newspaper in the United States, the News-Letter, was published in Boston, Massachusetts.
1792 The French national anthem, "La Marseillaise," was composed by Capt. Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle.
1800 Congress approved a bill establishing the Library of Congress.
1877 Federal troops were ordered out of New Orleans, ending the North's post-Civil War rule in the South.
1898 Spain declared war on the United States after rejecting America's ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba.
1913 The Woolworth Building skyscraper in New York City was opened.
1915 The Ottoman Empire rounded up Armenian political and cultural leaders in Constantinople at the start of what many scholars regard as the first genocide of the 20th century, in which an estimated 1.5 million Armenians died.
1916 The Easter uprising began when some 1,600 Irish nationalists seized several key sites in Dublin.
1953 British statesman Winston Churchill was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
1962 The Massachusetts Institute of Technology achieved the first satellite relay of a television signal.
1968 Leftist students at Columbia University in New York City began a weeklong occupation of several campus buildings.
1970 The first Chinese satellite, Dong Fang Hong I, was launched.
1980 The United States launched an abortive attempt to free the American hostages in Iran; eight U.S. servicemen died.
1990 The space shuttle Discovery blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., carrying the $1.5 billion Hubble Space Telescope.
1996 The main assembly of the Palestine Liberation Organization voted to revoke clauses in its charter that called for an armed struggle to destroy Israel.
2004 The United States lifted economic sanctions imposed on Libya 18 years previously as a reward for its cooperation in eliminating weapons of mass destruction.
2005 Pope Benedict XVI was installed as leader of the Roman Catholic Church in cermonies at the Vatican.

Chart Toppers

1946
Oh, What It Seemed to Be - The Frankie Carle Orchestra (vocal: Marjorie Hughes)
You Won’t Be Satisfied - The Les Brown Orchestra (vocal: Doris Day)
Day by Day - Frank Sinatra
Guitar Polka - Al Dexter

1954
Wanted - Perry Como
Here - Tony Martin
The Man with the Banjo - The Ames Brothers
Slowly - Webb Pierce

1962
Good Luck Charm - Elvis Presley
Mashed Potato Time - Dee Dee Sharp
Young World - Rick Nelson
Charlie’s Shoes - Billy Walker

1970
Let It Be - The Beatles
ABC - The Jackson 5
Spirit in the Sky - Norman Greenbaum
Is Anybody Goin’ to San Antone - Charley Pride

1978
Night Fever - Bee Gees
If I Can’t Have You - Yvonne Elliman
Can’t Smile Without You - Barry Manilow
Every Time Two Fools Collide - Kenny Rogers & Dottie West

1986
Kiss - Prince & The Revolution
Manic Monday - Bangles
Addicted to Love - Robert Palmer
Cajun Moon - Ricky Skaggs

Quote of the Day

It is always easier to believe than to deny. Our minds are naturally affirmative.
John Burroughs, essayist & naturalist (1837 - 1921)


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Sorry this post is a little delayed today, folks -- I was attending the ANZAC Commemoration at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

Today in History - April 25th

ANZAC Day



Today's Birthdays

1599 Oliver Cromwell, English statesman, died Sept 3, 1658
1874 Guglielmo Marconi, inventor (‘Father of Radio’) died July 19, 1937
1906 William J. Brennan Jr., U.S. Supreme Court Justice, died July 24, 1997
1908 Edward R. (Roscoe) Murrow, newsman (You Are There) died Apr 27, 1965
1912 Gladys Presley, Elvis' Mom, died Aug 14, 1958
1917 Ella Fitzgerald, singer (Mack the Knife, A-Tisket A-Tasket) died June 15, 1996
1923 Albert King (Nelson), blues singer/guitarist, died Dec 21, 1992
1930 Paul Mazursky, director (Harry and Tonto)
1932 Meadowlark (George) Lemon, basketball (Harlem Globetrotters)
1933 Jerry Leiber, record producer (with Mike Stoller)
1940 Al (Alfredo James) Pacino, actor (Scarface, Serpico, The Godfather series)
1945 Stu Cook, bassist (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
1945 Bjorn Ulvaeus, guitarist/singer (Abba)
1946 Talia Shire (Coppola), actress (Godfather series, Rocky series, GEICO commercials)
1947 Jeffrey DeMunn, actor (The Shawshank Redemption)
1949 Michael Brown (Lookofsky), keyboards (The Left Banke)
1950 Steve Ferrone, drummer (The Heartbreakers)
1952 Vladislav Tretiak, Soviet goaltender
1954 Randy Cross, sportscaster (NFL)
1958 Fish, Scottish singer/lyricist (Marillion)
1964 Andy Bell, singer (Erasure)
1964 Hank Azaria, actor (Mystery Alaska, The Simpsons)
1965 Eric Avery, bassist (Jane's Addiction)
1969 Joe Buck, sports broadcaster (NFL)
1969 Gina Torres, actress (Xena: Warrior Princess)
1969 Renée Zellweger, actress (Bridget Jones series, Jerry Maguire)
1970 Jason Lee, actor (My Name is Earl, Dogma)
1970 Tionne Watkins, singer (TLC)
1977 Marguerite Moreau, actress (Mighty Ducks series)
1988 Sara Paxton, actress (Sleepover)
1996 Allisyn Ashley Arm, actress (Man of the House)

Today's Deaths in History

1744 Anders Celsius, Swedish astronomer (Celcius scale) dies at 42
1800 William Cowper, English poet/hymnist, dies at 68
1878 Anna Sewell, English author (Black Beauty) dies at 58
1915 Frederick William Seward, United States Assistant Secretary of State, dies at 84
1972 George Sanders, actor (The Picture of Dorian Gray) dies at 65
1984 Richard Benedict, actor (Hawaii Five-O) dies at 64
1990 Dexter Gordon, saxophonist, dies at 67
1995 Art Fleming, game show host (Jeopardy) dies at 70
1995 Ginger Rogers, actress/dancer (w/Fred Astaire) dies at 83
1999 Roger Troutman, pop/R&B musician, is shot and killed at 47 by his brother Larry
2000 David Merrick, theatrical producer (42nd Street) dies at 88
2002 Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, rapper (TLC) dies at 30 in an automobile crash
2007 Bobby "Boris" Pickett, singer/songwriter (Monster Mash) dies at 69
2009 Bea Arthur, U.S. Marine/actress (Maude, Golden Girls) dies at 86

Today in History

1507 "America" was first used as the name of a continent on a map when German cartographer Martin Waldseemueller used the name in honor of Italian navigator Amerigo Vespucci.
1792 Highwayman Nicolas Jacques Pelletier became the first person under French law to be executed by guillotine.
1859 Ground was broken for the Suez Canal.
1898 The United States declared war on Spain.
1901 New York became the first state to require automobile license plates.
1915 The invasion of the Turkish Gallipoli Peninsula by Australian and New Zealand troops began with landings at ANZAC Cove.
1916 ANZAC Day was commemorated for the first time, on the first anniversary of the landing at ANZAC Cove.
1939 DC Comics published its second major superhero in Detective Comics #27; he was Batman, one of the most popular comic book superheroes of all time.
1944 The United Negro College Fund was incorporated.
1945 U.S. and Soviet forces linked up on the Elbe River, in central Europe, a meeting that dramatized the collapse of Nazi Germany.
1945 Delegates from some 50 countries met in San Francisco to organize the United Nations.
1959 The St. Lawrence Seaway opened to shipping.
1961 Robert Noyce was granted a patent for an integrated circuit.
1981 More than 100 workers were exposed to radiation during repairs of a nuclear power plant in Tsuruga, Japan.
1990 Violeta Barrios de Chamorro was inaugurated as president of Nicaragua, ending 11 years of leftist Sandinista rule.
1990 The Hubble Space Telescope was deployed from the space shuttle Discovery.
1992 Islamic forces took control of most of the Afghan capital Kabul following the collapse of the Communist government.
1998 Whitewater prosecutors questioned first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton.
2003 Georgia lawmakers voted to scrap the Dixie cross from the state's flag.
2007 The Dow Jones industrial average topped 13,000 for the first time, ending the day at 13,089.89.
2008 Three New York police detectives were acquitted in the 50-shot killing of Sean Bell, an unarmed groom-to-be, on his wedding day.

Chart Toppers

1947
Heartaches - The Ted Weems Orchestra (whistler: Elmo Tanner)
The Anniversary Song - Dinah Shore
Linda - Buddy Clark with the Ray Noble Orchestra
So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed - Merle Travis

1955
The Ballad of Davy Crockett - Bill Hayes
Unchained Melody - Les Baxter
Unchained Melody - Al Hibler
In the Jailhouse Now - Webb Pierce

1963
He’s So Fine - The Chiffons
Can’t Get Used to Losing You - Andy Williams
I Will Follow Him - Little Peggy March
Still - Bill Anderson

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
Knock on Wood - Amii Stewart
Heart of Glass - Blondie
Music Box Dancer - Frank Mills
All I Ever Need is You - Kenny Rogers & Dottie West

1987
I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) - Aretha Franklin & George Michael
Don’t Dream It’s Over - Crowded House
Sign ’o’ the Times - Prince
Rose in Paradise - Waylon Jennings

Quote of the Day

To die for an idea; it is unquestionably noble. But how much nobler it would be if men died for ideas that were true!
H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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Today in History - April 26th

Today's Birthdays

0121 Antonius Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome (161-180) died Mar 17, 0180
1785 John James Audubon, bird watcher/artist, died Jan 27, 1851
1822 Frederick Law Olmsted, architect/writer (designed Central Park) died Aug 28, 1903
1884 Harry Sothern, actor (Buck Rogers) died Feb 22, 1957
1886 Ma Rainey (Gertrude Pridgett), "Mother of the Blues," died Dec 22, 1939
1893 Anita Loos, author (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) died Aug 18, 1981
1895 Rudolf Hess, Hitler's Deputy Führer, died Aug 17, 1987
1900 Charles Richter, earthquake seismologist (Richter scale) died Apr 30, 1985
1917 Ieoh Ming Pei, architect (1961 Brunner Prize)
1918 Stafford Repp, actor (Batman) died Nov 5, 1974
1933 Carol Burnett, comedian/actress (Carol Burnett Show)
1938 Duane Eddy, guitarist (Peter Gunn, Cannonball)
1938 Maurice Williams, singer (The Zodiacs)
1940 Giorgio Moroder, composer/producer/singer (Top Gun)
1941 Bruce MacGregor, NHL forward (NY Rangers)
1942 Bobby Rydell, singer (Bye Bye Birdie)
1943 Gary Wright, singer/keyboardist (Dream Weaver)
1956 Koo Stark, photographer/actress (Emily)
1958 Giancarlo Esposito, actor (Bob Roberts)
1960 Roger Taylor, drummer (Duran Duran)
1961 Anthony Cumia, radio personality (The Opie and Anthony Show)
1961 Joan Chen (Chen Chong), actress (Heaven & Earth, The Home Song Stories)
1961 Chris Mars, drummer (The Replacements)
1963 Jet Li, actor (Romeo Must Die)
1964 Jimmy Stafford, guitarist (Train)
1965 Kevin James, comic/actor (King of Queens)
1967 Marianne Jean-Baptiste, actress (Without a Trace)
1970 Melania Trump, wife of "The Donald"
1970 Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, singer (TLC)
1975 Nathan "Joey" Jordison, drummer (Slipknot)
1976 Jose Pasillas, drummer (Incubus)
1977 Tom Welling, actor (Smallville)
1980 Jordana Brewster, actress (The Fast and the Furious)
1983 Jessica Lynch, US soldier, POW in Operation Iraqi Freedom
1984 Ryan O'Donohue, actress (Byrds of Paradise)

Today's Deaths in History

1865 John Wilkes Booth, assassin, is shot dead near Bowling Green, VA at 27
1956 Edward Arnold, actor (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington), dies at 66
1970 Gypsy Rose Lee (Rose Louise Hovick), stripper/actress, dies at 56
1973 Irene Ryan, actress (Beverly Hillbillies), dies at 69
1981 Jim Davis, actor (Dallas), dies at 65
1984 William "Count" Basie, jazz piano great, dies at 79
1986 (William) Broderick Crawford, actor (Highway Patrol), dies at 74
1989 Lucille Ball, comedienne/actress (I Love Lucy), dies at 78
1991 Carmine Coppola, composer/father of Francis Ford Coppola, dies
2003 Peter Stone, screen writer (Father Goose, Charade) dies at 73
2007 Jack Valenti, film industry lobbyist/White House aide, dies at 85

Today in History

1607 An expedition of English colonists went ashore at Cape Henry, Va., to establish the first permanent English settlement in the Western Hemisphere; they later settled at Jamestown.
1805 United States Marines captured Derne, Tripoli under the command of First Lieutenant Presley O'Bannon.
1865 John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln, was surrounded and killed by federal troops near Bowling Green, Va.
1933 The Gestapo, the official secret police force of Nazi Germany, was established.
1937 Planes from Nazi Germany raided the Basque town of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War.
1945 Marshal Henri Philippe Petain, the head of France's Vichy government during World War II, was arrested.
1964 The African nations of Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form Tanzania.
1965 A Rolling Stones concert in London, Ontario was shut down by police after 15 minutes due to rioting.
1986 An explosion and fire at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine killed at least 31 people and sent radioactivity into the atmosphere.
1994 Physicists announced the first evidence of the top quark subatomic particle.
1998 Auxiliary Bishop Juan Gerardi Conedera, a leading human rights activist in Guatemala, was bludgeoned to death two days after a report he'd compiled on atrocities during Guatemala's 36-year civil war was made public.
2000 Vermont Gov. Howard Dean signed the nation's first bill allowing same-sex couples to form civil unions.
2002 An expelled student went on a shooting rampage at a school in Erfurt, Germany, killing 13 teachers, two students and a police officer before taking his own life.
2004 The government unveiled the new colorized $50 bill.
2005 Syria's 29-year military presence in Lebanon ended as Syrian soldiers completed a withdrawal brought about by international pressure and Lebanese street protests.
2008 Police in Austria arrested Josef Fritzl, freeing his daughter Elisabeth and her six children, whom he had fathered while holding her captive in a cellar for 24 years.

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
The Poor People of Paris - Les Baxter
Ivory Tower - Cathy Carr
Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins

1964
Can’t Buy Me Love - The Beatles
Twist and Shout - The Beatles
Do You Want to Know a Secret - The Beatles
Understand Your Man - Johnny Cash

1972
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack
Rockin’ Robin - Michael Jackson
I Gotcha - Joe Tex
Chantilly Lace - Jerry Lee Lewis

1980
Call Me - Blondie
Ride like the Wind - Christopher Cross
With You I’m Born Again - Billy Preston & Syreeta
A Lesson in Leavin’ - Dottie West

1988
Where Do Broken Hearts Go - Whitney Houston
Devil Inside - INXS
Wishing Well - Terence Trent D’Arby
I’ll Always Come Back - K.T. Oslin

Quote of the Day

Thomas Jefferson once said, 'We should never judge a president by his age, only by his works.' And ever since he told me that, I stopped worrying.
Ronald Reagan, 40th U.S. President (1911 - 2004)

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Today's Birthdays

1737 Edward Gibbon, historian/author (History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire) died Jan 16, 1794
1791 Samuel F.B. Morse, inventor (electromagnetic telegraph) died Apr 2, 1872
1822 Ulysses S. Grant, Union General/18th U.S. President, died July 23, 1885
1891 Sergei Prokofiev, Russian composer (Peter and the Wolf) died March 5, 1953
1894 George Petty, WWII Pin-Up Artist (Memphis Belle) died July 21, 1975
1896 Rogers Hornsby, Baseball Hall of Fame 2nd baseman (St. Louis Cardinals) died Jan 5, 1963
1900 Walter Lantz, animator (Woody Woodpecker) died Mar 22, 1994
1916 Enos Slaughter, Baseball Hall of Famer (St Louis Cardinals, NY Yankees) died Aug 12, 2002
1922 Jack Klugman, actor (The Odd Couple)
1926 Tim LaHaye, reverend/author (Left Behind series)
1927 Coretta Scott King, civil rights leader/wife of Dr. Martin Luther King, died Jan 31, 2006
1932 Anouk Aimee (Françoise Sorya Dreyfus), actress (La Dolce Vita)
1932 Casey Kasem (Kemal Amin Kasem), radio DJ/announcer/host (American Top 40)
1937 Sandy Dennis, actress (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolff) died Mar 2, 1992
1938 Earl Anthony, bowling champion; died Aug 14, 2001
1939 Judy Carne (Joyce Betterill), comedienne/actress (Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In)
1939 Jerry Mercer, drummer (April Wine)
1942 Jim Keltner, drummer (George Harrison, Ringo's All-Starr Band)
1944 Cuba Gooding, Sr., singer (The Main Ingredient)
1947 Pete Ham, guitarist/pianist/singer (Badfinger) died April 24, 1975
1948 Kate Pierson, organist/singer (The B-52’s)
1948 Frank Abagnale, Jr., forger (subject of Catch Me if You Can)
1949 Herbie Murrell, R&B singer (The Stylistics)
1951 Paul Daniel ‘Ace’ Frehley, guitarist (Kiss)
1954 Herm Edwards, NFL head coach (Kansas City Chiefs)
1956 Kevin McNally, actor (Pirates of the Caribbean series)
1959 Sheena Easton, singer (Morning Train)
1959 Marco Pirroni, guitarist/songwriter (Siouxsie & the Banshees)
1962 James LeGros, actor (Sleeper Cell)
1979 William James Boyd, bassist (Evanescence)
1979 Travis Meeks, singer (Days of the New)
1984 Patrick Stump, guitarist/singer (Fall Out Boy)

Today's Deaths in History

1521 Ferdinand Magellan, Portuguese explorer, is killed by Filipino natives at 41
1813 Zebulon Pike, American frontiersman and explorer (Pike's Peak) dies at 34
1882 Ralph Waldo Emerson, essayist/poet, dies at 78
1932 Hart Crane, writer/lyricist (White Buildings) commits suicide at 32
1965 Edward R. Murrow, journalist, dies at 57
1977 Stanley Adams, actor (Star Trek-The Trouble with Tribbles) dies at 62
1994 Lynne Frederick, actress/former Mrs. Peter Sellers, dies at 39 of alcoholism
1996 William Colby, American director of the Central Intelligence Agency, dies at 76
1999 Al Hirt, trumpeter, dies at 76
2000 Vicki Sue Robinson, singer (Turn the Beat Around) dies at 45
2002 Ruth Handler, toy manufacturer (Barbie Doll) dies at 85
2005 Red Horner, NHL Hall of Fame defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs) dies at 95

Today in History

1509 Pope Julius II excommunicated the Italian state of Venice.
1521 Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan was killed in the Philippines.
1667 The blind and impoverished John Milton sold the copyright of Paradise Lost for £10.
1773 The Parliament of Great Britain passed the Tea Act, designed to save the British East India Company by granting it a monopoly on the North American tea trade.
1810 Beethoven composed his famous piano piece, Für Elise.
1861 President Abraham Lincoln suspended the writ of habeas corpus.
1865 The steamer Sultana exploded on the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tenn., killing more than 1,400 Union prisoners of war.
1936 The United Auto Workers (UAW) gained autonomy from the American Federation of Labor.
1945 Benito Mussolini was arrested by Italian partisans in Dongo, while attempting escape disguised as a German soldier.
1947 "Babe Ruth Day" was held at Yankee Stadium to honor the ailing baseball star.
1972 Apollo 16 returned to Earth after a manned voyage to the moon.
1978 Former Nixon aide John D. Ehrlichman was released from prison after serving 18 months for Watergate-related crimes.
1981 Xerox PARC introduced the computer mouse.
1982 John W. Hinckley Jr. went on trial in Washington, D.C., in the shooting of President Ronald Reagan; he was acquitted by reason of insanity.
1987 The Justice Department barred Austrian President Kurt Waldheim from entering the United States, saying he had aided in the deportation and execution of thousands of Jews and others as a German Army officer during World War II.
1992 Betty Boothroyd became the first woman in its 700-year history to be elected Speaker of the British House of Commons.
1992 The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was proclaimed in Belgrade by the Republic of Serbia and its lone ally, Montenegro.
1992 Russia and 12 other former Soviet republics won entry into the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
1993 All members of the Zambia national football team lost their lives in a plane crash off Libreville, Gabon in route to Dakar, Senegal to play a 1994 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Senegal.
2005 Russian President Vladimir Putin became the first Kremlin leader to visit Israel.
2006 Construction began on the 1,776-foot Freedom Tower on the site of the World Trade Center in New York City.

Chart Toppers

1949
Cruising Down the River - The Blue Barron Orchestra (vocal: ensemble)
Forever and Ever - Perry Como
"A" You’re Adorable - Perry Como
Candy Kisses - George Morgan

1957
Little Darlin’ - The Diamonds
All Shook Up - Elvis Presley
Mama Look at Bubu - Harry Belafonte
Gone - Ferlin Husky

1965
Game of Love - Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders
Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter - Herman’s Hermits
I Know a Place - Petula Clark
This is It - Jim Reeves

1973
Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree - Dawn featuring Tony Orlando
Sing - Carpenters
The Cisco Kid - War
Superman - Donna Fargo

1981
Kiss on My List - Daryl Hall & John Oates
Morning Train (Nine to Five) - Sheena Easton
Being with You - Smokey Robinson
A Headache Tomorrow (Or a Heartache Tonight) - Mickey Gilley

1989
Like a Prayer - Madonna
Funky Cold Medina - Tone Loc
I’ll Be There for You - Bon Jovi
The Church on Cumberland Road - Shenandoah

Quote of the Day

Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes.
Edgard Varese, composer (1883 - 1965)



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Today in History - April 28

Today's Birthdays

1758 James Monroe, 5th President of the United States, died July 4, 1831
1878 Lionel Barrymore, actor (It’s a Wonderful Life, Key Largo) died Nov 15, 1954
1911 Lee Falk, comic strip artist (The Phantom) died Mar 13, 1999
1916 Ferruccio Lamborghini, Italian automobile manufacturer, died February 20, 1993
1922 Alistair Stuart MacLean, author (The Guns of Navarone) died Feb 2, 1987
1926 Harper Lee, author (To Kill a Mockingbird)
1929 Carolyn Jones, actress (The Addams Family) died Aug 3, 1983
1937 Saddam Hussein, Iraqi dictator, hung Dec 30, 2006
1938 Madge Sinclair, actress (Coming to America) died Dec 20, 1995
1941 Ann-Margret, singer/actress (Tommy, Viva Las Vegas)
1948 Marcia Strassman, actress (Welcome Back Kotter)
1949 Paul Guilfoyle, actor (CSI)
1949 Bruno Kirby, actor (City Slickers, Good Morning Vietnam) died Aug 14, 2006
1950 Jay Leno, comic/talk show host (The Tonight Show)
1952 Chuck Leavell, keyboardist (Allman Brother Band)
1953 Kim Gordon, bassist (Sonic Youth)
1953 Mary McDonnell, actress (Dances with Wolves, Battlestar Galactica)
1967 Kari Wührer, actress (Eight Legged Freaks)
1967 Peter Stoyanovich, kicker (Miami Dolphins)
1968 Daisy Berkowitz, guitarist (Marilyn Manson)
1971 Simbi Khali, actress (3rd Rock from the Sun)
1971 Chris Young, actor (Max Headroom)
1971 Bridget Moynahan, actress (Coyote Ugly, I Robot)
1973 Elisabeth Rohm, actress (Law and Order)
1973 Jorge Garcia, actor (Lost)
1974 Penelope Cruz, actress (Woman on Top)
1978 Nate Richert, actor (Sabrina the Teenage Witch)
1981 Jessica Alba, actress (Fantastic Four)
1991 Aleisha Allen, actress (Are We There Yet?)

Today's Deaths in History

1926 Zip the Pinhead, freak show performer, dies at 83
1945 Benito Mussolini, Italian dictator, is exected at 61
1970 Ed Begley, actor (Sweet Bird of Youth) dies at 69
1975 Tom Donahue, FM radio DJ (pioneer, freeform radio) dies at 46
1981 Steve Currie, musician (T Rex) dies in a car crash at 33
1988 B.W. Stevenson, country singer/songwriter (My Maria) dies at 38
1993 Jim Valvano, college basketball coach (North Carolina State ) dies at 47
1999 Rory Calhoun, actor (Pure Country) dies at 76
2005 Percy Heath, jazz bassist (Modern Jazz Quartet) dies at 71
2007 Dabbs Greer, actor (The Green Mile, Picket Fences) dies at 90

Today in History

1788 Maryland became the seventh state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
1789 The crew of the British ship Bounty mutineed, setting Captain William Bligh and 18 sailors adrift in a launch in the South Pacific.
1862 Admiral David Farragut captured New Orleans, Louisiana.
1930 The first night game in organized baseball history took place in Independence, Kansas.
1932 A vaccine for yellow fever for use on humans was announced.
1945 Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and his mistress, Clara Petacci, were executed.
1947 A six-man expedition sailed from Peru aboard a balsa wood raft named the Kon-Tiki on a 101-day journey across the Pacific Ocean to Polynesia.
1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower resigned as Supreme Commander of NATO.
1967 Heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali refused to be inducted into the Army.
1969 Charles de Gaulle resigned as President of France.
1970 President Richard M. Nixon formally authorized American combat troops to fight communist sanctuaries in Cambodia.
1980 President Jimmy Carter accepted the resignation of Secretary of State Cyrus Vance, who had opposed the failed rescue mission aimed at freeing American hostages in Iran.
1986 The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise became the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to transit the Suez Canal.
1988 The roof of an Aloha Airlines Boeing 737 peeled back during a flight from Hilo to Honolulu, killing flight attendant Clarabelle "C.B." Lansing and injuring 61 people.
1990 The musical A Chorus Line closed after 6,137 performances on Broadway.
1994 Former CIA official Aldrich Ames, who had betrayed U.S.secrets to the Soviet Union and then Russia, pleaded guilty to espionage and tax evasion and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
1996 President Bill Clinton gave 4-1/2 hours of videotaped testimony as a defense witness in the criminal trial of his former Whitewater business partners.
1999 The House rejected on a tie vote a measure expressing support for NATO's five-week-old air campaign against Yugoslavia and voted to limit the president's authority to use ground forces in Yugoslavia.
2001 A Russian rocket lifted off from Central Asia bearing the first space tourist, California businessman Dennis Tito.
2004 The first photos of the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal were shown on CBS' 60 Minutes II.

Chart Toppers

1950
If I Knew You Were Comin’ I’d’ve Baked a Cake - Eileen Barton
My Foolish Heart - The Gordon Jenkins Orchestra (vocal: Eileen Wilson)
The Third Man Theme - Alton Karas
Long Gone Lonesome Blues - Hank Williams

1958
Tequila - The Champs
All I Have to Do is Dream - The Everly Brothers
The Witch Doctor - David Seville
Oh Lonesome Me - Don Gibson

1966
(You’re My) Soul and Inspiration - The Righteous Brothers
Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) - Cher
Secret Agent Man - Johnny Rivers
I Want to Go with You - Eddy Arnold

1974
TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia) - MFSB featuring the Three Degrees
Best Thing that Ever Happened to Me - Gladys Knight & the Pips
The Loco-Motion - Grand Funk
Hello Love - Hank Snow

1982
I Love Rock ’N Roll - Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
We Got the Beat - Go-Go’s
Chariots of Fire - Titles - Vangelis
Crying My Heart Out Over You - Ricky Skaggs

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

It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him.
Abraham Lincoln, 16th U.S. President (1809 - 1865)



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Today in History - April 29th

Today's Birthdays

1745 Oliver Ellsworth, Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, died Nov 26, 1807
1863 William Randolph Hearst, publisher, died Aug 14, 1951
1899 Duke Ellington, Jazz musician/composer; died May 24, 1974
1901 Hirohito, Japan’s longest-reigning emperor; died Jan 7, 1989
1907 Fred Zinnemann, director (High Noon, From Here to Eternity) died Mar 14, 1997
1909 Tom Ewell, actor (The Seven Year Itch) died Sep 12, 1994
1917 Celeste Holm, actress (Gentlemen’s Agreement, All About Eve)
1925 Iwao Takamoto, animator/producer/film director (Hanna-Barbera Productions) died January 8, 2007
1928 Carl Gardner, R&B singer (The Coasters)
1931 (Anthony James) Lonnie Donegan, folk singer/guitarist/banjo (Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour On the Bedpost Overnight) died Nov 3, 2002
1933 Rod McKuen, poet
1934 Otis Rush, blues musician
1936 April Stevens (Carol Lo Tempio), singer (Deep Purple)
1945 Tammi Terrell, singer (w/Marvin Gaye) died March 16, 1970
1946 John Waters, film director/writer (Polyester, Hairspray)
1947 Tommy James, singer (The Shondells)
1947 Jim Ryun, runner/member U.S. House of Representative (Kansas)
1949 Francis Rossi, guitarist/singer (Status Quo)
1951 Dale Earnhardt, NASCAR champion; killed in crash in Daytona 500, Feb 18, 2001
1952 Nora Dunn, actress/comedian (Saturday Night Live)
1954 Jerry Seinfeld, actor/comedian
1954 Debora Iyall, singer (Romeo Void)
1955 Kate Mulgrew, actress (Star Trek: Voyager)
1957 Daniel Day-Lewis, actor (My Left Foot, There Will Be Blood)
1958 Michelle Pfeiffer, actress (Fabulous Baker Boys, Dangerous Liaisons)
1958 Eve Plumb, actress (The Brady Bunch)
1960 Phil King, bassist (Lush)
1960 Audrey Wells, writer (Under the Tuscan Sun)
1967 Curtis "CuJo" Joseph, NHL goaltender (Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings)
1968 Carnie Wilson, singer (Wilson Phillips)
1970 Andre Agassi, professional tennis champion
1970 Uma Thurman, actress (Kill Bill series, Pulp Fiction, Be Cool)
1973 Mike Hogan, bassist (The Cranberries)
1973 Johan Hegg, Swedish heavy metal vocalist (Amon Amarth)
1978 Tyler Labine, actor (Reaper)

Today's Deaths in History

1937 William Gillette, actor (Sherlock Holmes) dies at 83
1967 Anthony Mann, actor/director (Man from Laramie) dies at 60
1980 Alfred Hitchcock, film director (Psycho, The Birds) dies at 80
1993 Mick Ronson, guitarist/composer (Ziggy Stardust's Spiders from Mars) dies at 46
1993 Michael Gordon, film director (Cyrano de Bergerac) dies at 83
1997 Mike Royko, newspaper columnist (Chicago Tribune) dies at 64
1998 Hal Laycoe, hockey defenseman/coach (NY Rangers) dies at 75
2005 William J. Bell, television writer/producer (soap operas) dies at 78
2006 John Kenneth Galbraith, economist, dies at 97
2007 Josh Hancock, relief pitcher (St. Louis Cardinals) dies at 29 in an auto accident
2008 Albert Hofmann, Swiss chemist (first to synthesize LSD) dies at 102

Today in History

1429 Joan of Arc entered the besieged city of Orleans to lead a victory over the English.
1770 Capt. James Cook arrived at and named Botany Bay, Australia.
1861 Maryland's House of Delegates voted against seceding from the Union.
1862 New Orleans fell to Union forces during the Civil War.
1916 The Easter uprising in Dublin collapsed as Irish nationalists surrendered to British authorities.
1945 Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler married his longtime mistress Eva Braun in a Berlin bunker.
1945 American soldiers liberated the Dachau concentration camp in Germany.
1946 Twenty-eight former Japanese leaders were indicted as war criminals.
1953 The first U.S. experimental 3D-TV broadcast showed an episode of Space Patrol on Los Angeles ABC affiliate KECA-TV.
1967 After refusing induction into the United States Army the day before, citing religious reasons, Muhammad Ali was stripped of his boxing title.
1968 The musical Hair opened on Broadway.
1974 President Richard Nixon announced he was releasing edited transcripts of secretly made White House tape recordings related to the Watergate scandal.
1975 The U.S. began to evacuate U.S. citizens from Saigon prior to an expected North Vietnamese takeover.
1981 Truck driver Peter Sutcliffe admitted in a London court to being the "Yorkshire Ripper," the killer of 13 women in northern England over five years.
1983 Harold Washington was sworn in as the first African-American mayor of Chicago.
1986 Roger Clemens, then of the Boston Red Sox, set a major league baseball record with 20 strikeouts in nine innings against the Seattle Mariners.
1992 Rioting erupted in Los Angeles after a jury acquitted four Los Angeles police officers of almost all charges in the videotaped beating of Rodney King; fifty-four people were killed.
1996 Former CIA Director William Colby was missing and presumed drowned after an apparent boating accident in Maryland.
1996 The musical Rent opened on Broadway.
1997 A worldwide treaty to ban chemical weapons went into effect.
1997 Astronaut Jerry Linenger and cosmonaut Vasily Tsibliyev went on the first U.S.-Russian space walk.
2003 The Palestinian parliament approved Mahmoud Abbas as prime minister.
2004 President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney met behind closed doors with the Sept. 11 commission.
2004 A national monument to the 16 million U.S. men and women who served during World War II opened to the public in Washington D.C.
2004 Oldsmobile built its final car, ending 107 years of production.

Chart Toppers

1951
If - Perry Como
Mockingbird Hill -Patti Page
Would I Love You - Patti Page
The Rhumba Boogie - Hank Snow

1959
Come Softly to Me - The Fleetwoods
(Now and Then There’s) A Fool Such as I - Elvis Presley
Guitar Boogie Shuffle - The Virtues
White Lightning - George Jones

1967
Somethin’ Stupid - Nancy Sinatra & Frank Sinatra
A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You - The Monkees
Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley
Need You - Sonny James

1975
(Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song - B.J. Thomas
He Don’t Love You (Like I Love You) - Tony Orlando & Dawn
Supernatural Thing - Ben E. King
Blanket on the Ground - Billie Jo Spears

1983
Come on Eileen - Dexys Midnight Runners
Beat It - Michael Jackson
Der Kommissar - After the Fire
American Made - The Oak Ridge Boys

1991
Baby Baby - Amy Grant
Joyride - Roxette
I Like the Way (The Kissing Game) - Hi-Five
Down Home - Alabama

Quote of the Day

A lot of fellows nowadays have a B.A., M.D., or Ph.D. Unfortunately, they don't have a J.O.B.
Fats Domino singer/songwriter (1928 - )




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Today in History - April 30th

Today's Birthdays

1662 Queen Mary II of England (Mary, Queen of Scots), died Dec 28, 1694
1877 Alice B. Toklas, companion of Gertrude Stein, died March 7, 1967
1908 Eve Arden (Eunice Quedens), actress (Our Miss Brooks, Grease) died Nov 12, 1990
1910 Al Lewis, actor (The Munsters, Car 54 Where are You?) died Feb 3, 2006
1925 Johnny Horton, singer (Battle of New Orleans) died Nov 5, 1960
1926 Cloris Leachman, actress (Young Frankenstein)
1933 Willie Nelson, country singer/songwriter
1940 Burt Young, actor (Rocky series)
1943 Bobby Vee (Robert Velline), singer (Devil or Angel)
1944 Jill Clayburgh, actress (Nip/Tuck)
1953 Merrill Osmond, singer (The Osmonds)
1954 Jane Campion, film director (The Piano)
1963 Michael Waltrip, NASCAR race driver
1965 Adrian Pasdar, actor (Heroes)
1966 Wendy L. Walsh, actress (The Day After Tomorrow)
1969 Clark Vogeler, guitarist (The Toadies)
1969 Paulo Jr., bassist (Sepultura)
1971 Chris Henderson, guitarist (3 Doors Down)
1972 J.R. Richards, singer (Dishwalla)
1972 Lisa Dean Ryan, actress (CSI)
1973 Akon, R&B singer
1975 Johnny Galecki, actor (Roseanne, The Big Bang Theory)
1976 Amanda Palmer, singer (The Dresden Dolls)
1978 Tyler Labine, actor (Boston Legal)
1982 Kirsten Dunst, actress (Interview with the Vampire, Spiderman series)
1985 Ashley Alexandra Dupré, singer/call girl (Eliot Spitzer prostitution scandal)
1987 Nikki Webster, actress (Priscilla Queen of the Desert)

Today's Deaths in History

1883 Édouard Manet, French painter, dies at 51
1900 John Luther "Casey" Jones, train engineer, dies in railroad crash at 37
1945 Adolph Hitler, Nazi dictator, commits suicide at 56
1945 Eva Braun, bride of Adolph Hitler, commits suicide at 33
1970 Inger Stevens, actress (A Guide for the Married Man) commits suicide at 35
1972 Gia Scala, actress (The Guns of Navarone) dies at 38
1974 Agnes Moorehead, actress (Bewitched) dies at 73
1982 Lester Bangs, music journalist/author/musician (Creem, Rolling Stone) dies at 33
1983 George Balanchine, Russian-born dancer/choreographer, dies at 79
1983 Muddy Waters, blues guitarist, dies at 68
1989 Guy Williams, actor (Zorro, Lost in Space) dies at 65
1989 Sergio Leone, film director (Once Upon a Time in America) dies at 60
1994 Richard Scarry, author (Little Golden Books) dies at 74
2007 Kevin Mitchell, NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins) dies at 36
2007 Tom Poston, actor (Newhart) dies at 85
2007 Zola Taylor, singer (The Platters) dies at 69

Today in History

1492 Spain gave Christopher Columbus his commission of exploration.
1789 George Washington took office in New York as the first president of the United States.
1803 The United States purchased the Louisiana Territory from France.
1859 The novel A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens, was first published in serial form in a literary magazine.
1812 Louisiana became the 18th state.
1900 Hawaii became a territory of the United States, with Sanford B. Dole as governor.
1900 Train engineer John Luther "Casey" Jones of the Illinois Central Railroad died in a wreck near Vaughan, Miss., after staying at the controls in an effort to save the passengers; the event was immortalized in song.
1907 Honolulu, Hawaii became an independent city.
1925 Automaker Dodge Brothers, Inc was sold to Dillon, Read & Company for $146 million plus $50 million for charity.
1927 Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford became the first celebrities to leave their footprints in concrete at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
1938 The animated cartoon short Porky's Hare Hunt debuted in movie theaters, introducing Happy Rabbit.
1939 NBC inaugurated its regularly scheduled television service in New York City, broadcasting President Franklin D. Roosevelt's World's Fair opening day ceremonial address.
1945 Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler committed suicide along with his wife of one day, Eva Braun, as Russian troops approached his Berlin bunker.
1970 President Richard Nixon announced the United States was sending troops into Cambodia.
1973 President Richard Nixon announced that top White House aids H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman and others had resigned.
1975 The South Vietnamese capital of Saigon fell to Communist forces.
1993 Top-ranked women's tennis player Monica Seles was stabbed in the back by a man who ran onto the court during a match in Hamburg, Germany.
1995 President Bill Clinton became the first President to visit Northern Ireland.
1997 ABC aired the "coming out" episode of the sitcom Ellen, in which the title character, played by Ellen DeGeneres, admitted she is a lesbian.
2001 Chandra Levy, a federal government intern, went missing; her remains were found more than a year later in a Washington, D.C., park.
2001 The Mitchell Report on the Arab-Israeli conflict was published.
2003 Mahmoud Abbas took office as the first Palestinian prime minister. International mediators presented Israeli and Palestinian leaders with a "road map" to peace.
2003 The U.S. Navy withdrew from its disputed Vieques bombing range in Puerto Rico.
2004 Michael Jackson pleaded not guilty in Santa Maria, Calif., to a grand jury indictment that expanded the child molestation case against him; he was later acquited.
2004 Former NBA star Jayson Williams was acquitted of aggravated manslaughter in the shotgun slaying of a limousine driver at his New Jersey mansion, but found guilty of trying to cover up the shooting.
2004 The media released graphic photos of American soldiers abusing and sexually humiliating Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison.
2005 Missing Georgia woman Jennifer Wilbanks turned up in Albuquerque, N.M., originally claiming to have been abducted but then admitting she was a "runaway bride."
2007 A British judge sentenced five al-Qaida-linked men, all British citizens, to life in prison for plotting to attack London targets with bombs.
2008 Two skeletal remains found near Ekaterinburg, Russia were confirmed by Russian scientists to be the remains of Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia and one of his sisters.

Chart Toppers

1944
I Love You - Bing Crosby
It’s Love, Love, Love - The Guy Lombardo Orchestra (vocal: Skip Nelson)
San Fernando Valley - Bing Crosby
Too Late to Worry, Too Blue to Cry - Al Dexter

1952
Wheel of Fortune - Kay Starr
Anytime - Eddie Fisher
Blacksmith Blues - Ella Mae Morse
(When You Feel like You’re in Love) Don’t Just Stand There - Carl Smith

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
Cry like a Baby - The Box Tops
Young Girl - The Union Gap
The Legend of Bonnie and Clyde - Merle Haggard

1976
Disco Lady - Johnnie Taylor
Let Your Love Flow - Bellamy Brothers
Right Back Where We Started From - Maxine Nightingale
Together Again - Emmylou Harris

1984
Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) - Phil Collins
Hello - Lionel Richie
Hold Me Now - The Thompson Twins
Right or Wrong - George Strait

Quote of the Day

If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.
René Descartes, French mathematician & philosopher (1596 - 1650)



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Today's Birthdays

1852 Calamity Jane, American Wild West performer, died Aug 1, 1903
1907 Kate Smith, singer (God Bless America) died June 17, 1986
1913 Louis Nye, comedian/actor (Beverly Hillbillies) died Oct 9, 2005
1916 Glenn Ford, actor (Blackboard Jungle, Midway) died Aug 30, 2006
1918 Jack Paar, TV host (The Tonight Show) died Jan 27, 2004
1919 Dan O’Herlihy, actor (Halloween 3, RoboCop) died Feb 17, 2005
1923 Joseph Heller, writer (Sex and the Single Girl, Catch-22) died Dec 10, 1999
1924 Art Fleming, game show host (Jeopardy) died April 25, 1995
1925 Scott Carpenter, former astronaut (Project Mercury)
1929 Sonny James (James Loden), singer (Young Love)
1934 Shirley Horn, jazz singer/pianist; died Oct 20, 2005
1939 Judy Collins, singer (Both Sides Now)
1939 Max Robinson, journalist (ABC News World News Tonight) died Dec 20, 1988
1942 Stephen Macht, actor (Sliders)
1945 Rita Coolidge, singer (One Fine Day)
1946 Joanna Lumley, actress (Absolutely Fabulous)
1946 John Woo, director (Face/Off)
1946 Nick Fortune (Fortuna), bassist (The Buckinghams)
1951 Dann Florek, actor (Law and Order: Special Victims Unit)
1954 Ray Parker Jr., R&B singer (Raydio)
1957 Steve Farris, guitarist (Mr. Mister)
1959 Phil Smith, saxophonist (Haircut 100)
1961 Marilyn Milian, judge (The People's Court)
1962 Maia Morgenstern, actress (Passion of the Christ)
1966 Johnny Colt, bassist (Black Crowes)
1966 Charlie Schlatter, actor (18 Again)
1967 Tim McGraw, country singer
1968 D'Arcy Wretzky, bassist (Smashing Pumpkins)
1969 Wes Anderson, director (The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou)
1972 Julie Benz, actress (Dexter)
1976 Darius McCrary, actor (15 Minutes)
1985 Drew Sidora, actress (That's So Raven)
1997 Ariel Gade, actress (Dark Water)

Today's Deaths in History

1873 David Livingstone, Scottish missionary, dies at 60
1904 Antonín Dvořák, Czech composer, dies at 62
1945 Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Minister of Propaganda, commits suicide at 47
1965 Spike Jones, band leader/musician/comedian, dies at 53
1986 Hugo Peretti, songwriter/record producer (The Loin Sleeps Tonight) dies at 69
1989 Sally Kirkland, fashion editor (LIFE) dies at 76
1998 Eldridge Cleaver, Black Panther leader, dies at 62
2000 Steve Reeves, actor (Hercules) dies at 74
2001 Harold 'Happy' Hairston, actor (Airport '79) dies at 58
2003 Elizabeth Hulette, WCW "First Lady of Wrestling," dies at 42
2006 Johnny Paris, saxophonist (Johnny and the Hurricanes) dies at 65
2008 Deborah Jeane Palfrey, Washington, D.C. madam, commits suicide at 52
2009 Danny Gans, Las Vegas entertainer (singer/comedian) dies at 52

Today in History

1707 The Kingdom of Great Britain was created as a treaty merging England and Scotland took effect.
1751 The first cricket match was played in America.
1759 Josiah Wedgwood founded the Wedgwood pottery company in Great Britain.
1785 Kamehameha, the king of Hawai'i, defeated Kalanikupule and established the Kingdom of Hawai'i.
1786 Mozart's opera The Marriage of Figaro premiered in Vienna.
1840 The Penny Black, the first official adhesive postage stamp, was issued in the United Kingdom.
1869 The Folies Bergère opened in Paris.
1886 The Haymarket riots in Haymarket Square in Chicago, Illinois became the start of the general strike which eventually led to the eight-hour workday in the United States.
1898 The United States Navy destroyed the Spanish Pacific fleet in the first battle of the Spanish-American War.
1915 The RMS Lusitania departed from New York City on her two hundred and second, and final, crossing of the North Atlantic.
1927 The first cooked meals on a scheduled flight were introduced on an Imperial Airways flight from London to Paris.
1930 The dwarf planet Pluto was officially named.
1931 The 102-story Empire State Building in New York City was dedicated.
1941 The Orson Welles film Citizen Kane premiered in New York.
1948 The People's Democratic Republic of Korea (North Korea) was proclaimed.
1956 The polio vaccine developed by Jonas Salk was made available to the public.
1960 The Soviet Union shot down an American U-2 reconnaissance plane near Sverdlovsk and captured its pilot, Francis Gary Powers.
1967 Anastasio Somoza Debayle became president of Nicaragua.
1967 Singer Elvis Presley married Priscilla Beaulieu in Las Vegas.
1971 Amtrak went into service, combining and streamlining the operations of 18 intercity passenger railroads.
1989 Disney-MGM Studios opened at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida, United States.
1992 On the third day of the Los Angeles riots, Rodney King appeared in public to appeal for calm, asking "Can we all get along?"
1997 Tasmania became the last state in Australia to decriminalize homosexuality.
1999 The Mercury space capsule Liberty Bell 7 that Gus Grissom flew in 1961 was found in the Atlantic Ocean 300 miles southeast of Cape Canaveral, Fla.
2001 Thomas E. Blanton Jr. became the second ex-Ku Klux Klansman to be convicted in the 1963 bombing of a church in Birmingham, Ala., that claimed the lives of four black girls; he was later sentenced to life in prison.
2003 President George W. Bush landed in a jet on the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln off the California coast and, in a speech to the nation, declared major combat in Iraq over.
2008 Deborah Jeane Palfrey, convicted of being the "D.C. Madam," hanged herself in Tarpon Springs, Fla.

Chart Toppers

1945
Candy - Johnny Mercer & Jo Stafford
I’m Beginning to See the Light - The Harry James Orchestra (vocal: Kitty Kallen)
My Dreams are Getting Better All the Time - The Les Brown Orchestra (vocal: Doris Day)
Smoke on the Water - Bob Wills

1953
Pretend - Nat King Cole
Till I Waltz Again with You - Teresa Brewer
I Believe - Frankie Laine
Mexican Joe - Jim Reeves

1961
Runaway - Del Shannon
Mother-In-Law - Ernie K-Doe
I’ve Told Every Little Star - Linda Scott
Don’t Worry - Marty Robbins

1969
Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In - The 5th Dimension
It’s Your Thing - The Isley Brothers
Hair - The Cowsills
Galveston - Glen Campbell

1977
Southern Nights - Glen Campbell
Hotel California - Eagles
When I Need You - Leo Sayer
She’s Pulling Me Back Again - Mickey Gilley

1985
We are the World - USA for Africa
Crazy for You - Madonna
Rhythm of the Night - DeBarge
Girls Night Out - The Judds

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No man remains quite what he was when he recognizes himself.
Thomas Mann, German writer (1875 - 1955)




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Today in History - May 2nd

Today's Birthdays

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 (Blue Moon, My Funny Valentine) died Nov 22, 1943
1903 Dr. Benjamin Spock, pediatrician/author, died March 15, 1998
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)
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, drummer (Styx)
1972 Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, wrestler/actor (Be Cool)
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 (New York Rangers) commited suicide July 5, 2003
1983 Gaius Charles, actor (Friday Night Lights)
1985 Sarah Hughes, champion figure skater
1985 Lily Allen, English singer/songwriter (Smile)
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, dies at 67
1945 Martin Bormann, Nazi official/Hitler's secretary, dies at 44
1957 Joseph R. McCarthy, U.S. Senator (R-Wis.) dies at 48
1972 J. Edgar Hoover, FBI head, dies at 77
1980 George Pal, film director (The Time Machine) dies at 72
1983 Norm Van Brocklin, Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback (LA Rams) dies at 57
1984 Jack Barry, TV game show producer/host (Joker's Wild), dies at 66
1990 David Rappaport, actor (Time Bandits) dies at 38
1992 Wilbur Mills, U.S. Congressman, dies at 82
1999 Oliver Reed, English actor (Oliver, Gladiator) dies at 61
2001 Gina Mastrogiacomo, actress (Goodfellas) dies at 39
2002 Judy Toll, comedian (The Groundlings) dies at 44
2008 Beverlee McKinsey, actress (Love is a Many Splendored Thing) dies at 72

Today in History

1536 Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, was arrested and imprisoned on false charges of adultery, incest, treason and witchcraft.
1670 The Hudson Bay Co. was chartered by England's King Charles II.
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.
1939 New York Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig's streak of 2,130 consecutive games played came to an end when the ailing slugger removed himself from the lineup.
1945 The Soviet Union announced the fall of Berlin and the Allies announced the surrender of Nazi troops in Italy and parts of Austria.
1955 Tennessee Williams won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
1969 The British ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2 departed on her maiden voyage to New York City.
1974 Former Vice President Spiro T. Agnew was disbarred by the Maryland Court of Appeals.
1994 Nelson Mandela claimed victory in South Africa's first democratic elections.
1997 Tony Blair became, at age 44, Britain's youngest prime minister in 185 years.
2000 President Bill Clinton announced that accurate GPS access would no longer be restricted to the United States military.
2008 Cyclone Nargis made landfall in Myanmar killing more than 130,000 people and leaving millions of people homeless.

Chart Toppers

1946
Oh, What It Seemed to Be - The Frankie Carle Orchestra (vocal: Marjorie Hughes)
Day by Day - Frank Sinatra
All Through the Day - Perry Como
Guitar Polka - Al Dexter

1954
Wanted - Perry Como
Young at Heart - Frank Sinatra
Make Love to Me - Jo Stafford
Slowly - Webb Pierce

1962
Good Luck Charm - Elvis Presley
Soldier Boy - The Shirelles
Stranger on the Shore - Mr. Acker Bilk
Charlie’s Shoes - Billy Walker

1970
ABC - The Jackson 5
American Woman/No Sugar Tonight - The Guess Who
Love or Let Me Be Lonely - The Friends of Distinction
My Woman My Woman, My Wife - Marty Robbins

1978
Night Fever - Bee Gees
If I Can’t Have You - Yvonne Elliman
Can’t Smile Without You - Barry Manilow
Every Time Two Fools Collide - Kenny Rogers & Dottie West

1986
Kiss - Prince & The Revolution
Addicted to Love - Robert Palmer
West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys
Now and Forever (You and Me) - Anne Murray

Quote of the Day

Rogues are preferable to imbeciles because they sometimes take a rest.
Alexandre Dumas, French dramatist & novelist (1802 - 1870)


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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
1903 Bing Crosby, singer/actor, died October 14, 1977
1906 Mary Astor, actress (Maltese Falcon) died Sep 25, 1987
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 Sugar Ray Robinson, International Boxing Hall of Famer, died Apr 12, 1989
1926 Ann B. Davis, actress (The Brady Bunch)
1932 Robert Osborne, film historian/TV Host (American Movie Classics)
1933 James Brown, The Godfather of Soul (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, Popeil Pocket Fisherman)
1944 Pete Staples, bassist (The Troggs)
1946 Greg Gumbel, sportscaster (NFL on CBS)
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)
1959 David Ball, keyboardist (Soft Cell)
1960 Amy Steel, actress (Friday the 13th Part 2)
1971 Bobby Cannavale, actor (Will and Grace)
1971 Josey Scott, singer (Saliva)
1973 Jennifer Tung, actress (Kung Pow: Enter the Fist)
1975 Dule' Hill, actor (The West Wing, Psych)
1981 Farrah Franklin, singer (Destiny's Child)
1983 Joseph Addai, NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts)
1984 Cheryl Burke, dancer (Dancing with the Stars)
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, transsexual, dies at 62
1996 Jack Weston, actor (The Cincinnati Kid) dies at 71
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
2007 Wally Schirra, NASA astronaut (Mercury 7) dies at 84

Today in History

1802 Washington, D.C., was incorporated.
1915 The poem In Flanders Fields was written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae.
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.
1933 Nellie Tayloe Ross became the first woman to head the United States Mint.
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.
1946 The International Military Tribunal for the Far East began in Tokyo with twenty-eight Japanese military and government officials accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
1948 The 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 began their closed door hearings into the dismissal of General Douglas MacArthur by U.S. President Harry Truman.
1957 Walter O'Malley, the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, agreed to move the team from Brooklyn, New York, to Los Angeles, California.
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.
1973 The Sears Tower in Chicago was topped out as the world's tallest building to date.
1978 The first unsolicited bulk commercial e-mail (which would later become known as "spam") was sent by a Digital Equipment Corporation marketing representative to every ARPANET address on the west coast of the United States.
1979 Conservative Party leader Margaret Thatcher became Britain's first female prime minister as the Tories ousted the incumbent Labor government in parliamentary elections.
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.
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

This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer.
Will Rogers, humorist & showman (1879 - 1935)



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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), First Lady, died July 10, 1889
1852 Alice Pleasance Liddell, model for Alice in Wonderland, died Nov 15, 1934
1909 Howard Da Silva (Silverblatt), actor (The Great Gatsby) died Feb 16, 1986
1923 Ed ‘Cass’ Cassidy, drummer (Taj Mahal, Spirit)
1928 Maynard Ferguson, jazz trumpeter/trombone/horns, died August 23, 2006
1928 Hosni Mubarak, Egyptian President
1929 Audrey (Edda Kathleen) Hepburn (van Heemstra), actress (Breakfast at Tiffany's) died Jan 20, 1993
1937 Dick Dale, surf music guitarist
1939 Paul Gleason, actor (The Breakfast Club, Die Hard) died May 27, 2006
1939 Léon Rochefort, NHL center (NY Rangers)
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)
1947 Richard Jenkins,actor (Six Feet Under, The Visitor)
1949 Stella Parton, actress/singer (Dukes of Hazzard TV series)
1950 Darryl Hunt, bassist (The Pogues)
1951 Jackie (Sigmund) Jackson, singer (The Jackson Five)
1951 Mick Mars, rock guitarist (Mötley Crüe)
1952 Anthony Hamilton, actor (Mission: Impossible TV series) died March 29, 1995 1954 Pia Zadora, actress (Hairspray)
1955 Lynne Spears, Britney's mom
1959 Randy Travis (Randy Bruce Traywick), country singer (Forever and Ever Amen)
1961 Mary McDonough, actress (The Waltons)
1962 Oleta Adams, singer (Get Here)
1967 Ana Gasteyer, actress/comedian (Saturday Night Live)
1970 Gregg Alexander, singer/songwriter (New Radicals)
1972 Mike Dirnt, rock bassist (Green Day)
1975 Laci Peterson, housewife/murder victim, died Dec 25, 2002
1977 Emily Perkins, actress (Stephen King's It)
1979 Lance Bass, singer (’N Sync)
1994 Alexander Gould, actor (Finding Nemo, Weeds)

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 (Adam-12) dies in a motorcycle accident at 21
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

1626 Dutch explorer Peter Minuit landed on what is now Manhattan.
1776 Rhode Island declared its freedom from England, two months before the Declaration of Independence was adopted.
1886 A labor demonstration for an eight-hour workday at Haymarket Square in Chicago turned into a riot when a bomb exploded.
1904 The United States began construction of the Panama Canal.
1912 Italy occupied the Greek island of Rhodes.
1927 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was founded.
1932 Mobster Al Capone began serving an eleven-year prison sentence for tax evasion.
1946 A two-day riot at Alcatraz prison in San Francisco Bay ended after five people were killed.
1953 Ernest Hemingway was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for The Old Man and the Sea.
1961 A group of Freedom Riders left Washington, D.C., for New Orleans to challenge racial segregation on interstate buses and in bus terminals.
1970 Ohio National Guardsmen opened fire on anti-war protesters at Kent State University, killing four students and wounding nine.
1972 The Don't Make A Wave Committee, a fledgling environmental organization founded in Canada in 1971, officially changed its name to "Greenpeace Foundation."
1979 Margaret Thatcher became the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
1989 Fired White House aide Oliver North was convicted of shredding documents and two other charges stemming from the Iran-Contra affair; the convictions were overturned on appeal.
1994 Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO leader Yasser Arafat signed an accord on Palestinian autonomy that granted self-rule in the Gaza Strip and Jericho.
1998 Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski was given four life sentences plus 30 years by a federal judge in Sacramento, Calif., under a plea agreement that spared him the death penalty.
2000 Londoners elected their mayor for the first time.
2006 A federal judge sentenced Zacarias Moussaoui to life in prison for his role in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
2007 A judge in Los Angeles sentenced hotel heiress Paris Hilton to 45 days in jail for violating probation in an alcohol-related reckless driving case; Hilton served three weeks.

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

My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.
Adlai E. Stevenson Jr., diplomat & Democratic politician (1900 - 1965)




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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/communist (The Communist Manifesto) died Mar 14, 1883
1867 Nelly Bly, journalist/women’s rights advocate, died Jan 27, 1922
1903 James Beard, chef/cookbook writer, died Jan 21, 1985
1914 Tyrone Power, actor (Witness for the Prosecution) died Nov 15, 1958
1915 Alice Faye (Alice Jeanne Leppert), actress (State Fair) died May 9, 1998
1934 ‘Ace’ Cannon (John Henry Cannon Jr.), saxophonist (Tuff)
1937 Johnnie Taylor, singer (Who's Making Love) died May 31, 2000
1940 Lance Henriksen, actor (Aliens, The Terminator, The Right Stuff)
1942 Tammy Wynette, country singer (Stand By Your Man) died Apr 6, 1998
1943 Michael Palin, comedian/actor (Monty Python)
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, 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)
1970 Will Arnett, actor/comedian (Arrested Development)
1973 Tina Yothers, actress (Family Ties)
1979 Vincent Kartheiser, actor (Angel, Mad Men)
1983 Henry Cavill, actor (The Tudors)
1984 Eve Torres, dancer/model (WWE)
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)
1989 Chris Brown, R&B singer

Today's Deaths in History

1821 Napoléon Bonaparte, French general & politician, dies 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
2007 Theodore Harold Maiman, inventor (first working laser) dies at 79
2008 Irv Robbins, entrepreneur (Baskin-Robbins ice cream) dies at 90

Today in History

1260 Kublai Khan became ruler of the Mongol Empire.
1494 Christopher Columbus landed on the island of Jamaica and claimed it for Spain.
1809 Mary Kies became the first woman awarded a U.S. patent, for a technique of weaving straw with silk and thread.
1862 Troops led by Ignacio Zaragoza halted a French invasion in the Battle of Puebla.
1865 The first train robbery in the United States took place in North Bend, Ohio.
1891 Carnegie Hall (then named Music Hall) opened in New York City.
1892 Congress extended the Chinese Exclusion Act for 10 years.
1893 Panic hit the New York Stock Exchange; by year's end, the country was in the throes of a severe depression.
1904 Cy Young of the Boston Americans pitched the first perfect game in modern major league baseball history in a 3-0 victory over the Philadelphia Athletics.
1921 Coco Chanel introduced Chanel No. 5.
1925 John T. Scopes was arrested in Tennessee for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution.
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 Admiral Karl Dönitz, President of Germany after Hitler's death, ordered all German U-boats to cease offensive operations and return to their bases.
1955 West Germany became a sovereign state.
1955 The baseball musical Damn Yankees opened on Broadway.
1961 Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. became America's first space traveler as he made a 15-minute suborbital flight in a capsule launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla.
1981 Irish Republican Army hunger-striker Bobby Sands died in prison in Northern Ireland on his 66th day without food.
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.
1991 A riot broke out in the Mt. Pleasant section of Washington, D.C. after police shoot a Salvadoran man.
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.

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

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Evan Esar, Humorist (1899 - 1995)



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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 (North Pole, Greenland) died Jan 20, 1920
1895 Rudolph Valentino, actor (The Sheik) died Aug 23, 1926
1903 (Bernard) Toots Shor, restaurateur/barkeep, died Jan 23, 1977
1907 Weeb Ewbank, Pro Football Hall of Fame 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
1931 Willie Mays, Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (New York/San Francisco Giants)
1945 Bob Seger, guitarist/singer (Night Moves)
1947 Alan Dale, actor (Ugly Betty, Lost)
1948 Mary MacGregor, singer (Torn Between Two Lovers)
1951 Davey Johnstone, guitarist (Elton John)
1952 Gregg Henry, actor (Payback)
1953 Tony Blair, former British Prime Minister
1955 Tom Bergeron, TV host (Dancing with the Stars)
1959 Heather Ripley, actress (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang)
1960 John Flansburgh, singer (They Might Be Giants)
1960 Roma Downey, actress (Touched by an Angel)
1960 Anne Parillaud, actress (Man in the Iron Mask)
1960 John Flansburgh, guitarist/singer (They Might Be Giants)
1961 George Clooney, actor (Ocean's Eleven series, Leatherheads)
1964 Tony Scalzo, 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, guitarist (Hootie and the Blowfish)
1971 Chris Shiflett, guitarist (Foo Fighters)
1972 Martin Brodeur, NHL goaltender (New Jersey Devils)
1981 Mark O'Connell, drummer (Taking Back Sunday)
1983 Adrianne Palicki, actress (Friday Night Lights)

Today's Deaths in History

1862 Henry David Thoreau, author/philosopher, dies at 44
1902 Bret Harte, author/poet, dies at 64
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

1536 King Henry VIII ordered English language Bibles be placed in every church.
1835 James Gordon Bennett, Sr. published the first issue of the New York Herald.
1840 The Penny Black postage stamp became valid for use in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
1840 A tornado that touched down in eastern Louisiana and crossed the Mississippi River into Natchez, Miss., killed 317 people, most of them on boats in the river.
1861 Richmond, Virginia was declared the new capital of the Confederate States of America.
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 opened, featuring the just-completed Eiffel Tower.
1915 Babe Ruth of the Boston Red Sox hit the first of his 714 major league home runs in a 4-3 loss to the New York Yankees at the Polo Grounds.
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.
1940 John Steinbeck was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Grapes of Wrath.
1942 Some 15,000 Americans and Filipinos on Corregidor surrendered to the Japanese during World War II.
1945 Axis Sally delivered her last propaganda broadcast to Allied troops.
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.
1960 Britain's Princess Margaret married Anthony Armstrong Jones, a commoner, at Westminster Abbey.
1981 A jury of architects and sculptors unanimously selected Maya Ying Lin's design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial from 1,421 other entries.
1983 The Hitler diaries were revealed as a hoax after examination by experts.
1994 Former Arkansas state worker Paula Jones filed suit against President Bill Clinton, alleging he'd sexually harassed her in 1991.
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.
1998 Kerry Wood struck out 20 Houston Astros to tie the major league record held by Roger Clemens.
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.
2004 The final first-run episode of Friends aired on NBC.
2007 Conservative Nicolas Sarkozy was elected president of France.

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

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I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
Charles De Gaulle, French general & politician (1890 - 1970)



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Today in History - May 7th

Today's Birthdays

1812 Robert Browning, poet, 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 Hayes, actor/vaudevillian (silent movie villain) died Feb 9, 1969
1892 Archibald MacLeish, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet/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, inventor (polaroid instant photography) died March 1, 1991
1919 Eva (Evita) Peron, wife of Argentina’s President, died July 26, 1952
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
1933 Johnny Unitas, Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Baltimore Colts) died Sep 11, 2002
1939 Jimmy Ruffin, R&B singer (What becomes of the Broken Hearted)
1946 Thelma Houston, R&B singer (Don't Leave Me This Way)
1946 Bill Kreutzmann, drummer (Grateful Dead)
1950 Tim Russert, broadcast journalist (Meet the Press) died June 13, 2008
1950 Randall 'Tex' Cobb, boxer/actor (Ace Ventura: Pet Detective)
1951 Robert Hegyes, actor (Welcome Back, Kotter)
1951 Janis Ian (Janis Eddy Fink), songwriter/singer (At Seventeen)
1954 Amy Heckerling, writer/director (Clueless, Fast Times at Ridgemont High)
1959 Michael E. Knight, actor (All My Children)
1961 Phil Campbell, singer/guitarist (Motorhead)
1962 Robbie Knievel, daredevil/son of Evel Knievel
1963 Johnny Lee Middleton, bassist (Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra)
1965 Chris O'Connor, singer/guitarist (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, singer (Save Tonight)
1974 Breckin Meyer, actor (Clueless, Road Trip, Kate & Leopold)
1984 Alex Smith, NFL quarterback (San Francisco '49ers)
1986 Matt Helders, drummer (Arctic Monkeys)

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

1429 Joan of Arc ended the Siege of Orléans, pulling an arrow from her own shoulder and returning, wounded, to lead the final charge.
1789 The first inaugural ball was held in New York in honor of President George Washington and his wife, Martha.
1824 Ludwig van Beethoven's Ninth Symphony had its premiere in Vienna, Austria.
1847 The American Medical Association was founded in Philadelphia.
1915 A German torpedo sank the British liner Lusitania off the Irish coast, killing nearly 1,200 people.
1939 Germany and Italy announced a military and political alliance known as the Rome-Berlin Axis.
1945 Germany signed an unconditional surrender at Allied headquarters in Rheims, France, bringing an end to World War II in Europe.
1952 The concept of 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.
1960 Leonid Brezhnev replaced Marshal Kliment Voroshilov as president of the Supreme Soviet.
1977 Seattle Slew won the Kentucky Derby, on his way to horse racing's Triple Crown.
1984 A $180 million out-of-court settlement was announced in the Agent Orange class-action suit brought by Vietnam veterans.
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 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 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.
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.
2007 The tomb of Herod the Great was discovered.
2008 Dmitry Medvedev was sworn in as Russia's president.

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

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Speech is conveniently located midway between thought and action, where it often substitutes for both.
John Andrew Holmes



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Today in History - May 8th

Today's Birthdays

1828 Jean Henri Dunant, author/philanthropist (Red Cross Society) died Oct 30, 1910
1848 Oscar Hammerstein I, playwright/producer; died Aug 1, 1919
1884 Harry S Truman, 33rd U.S. President, died Dec 26, 1972
1906 Roberto Rossellini, director (Seven Deadly Sins, The Messiah) died June 3, 1977
1911 Robert Johnson, Blues Hall of Fame singer/songwriter/guitarist,died Aug 16, 1938
1913 Bob Clampett, animator (Looney Tunes) died May 4, 1984
1919 Lex Barker, actor (La Dolce Vita) died May 11, 1973
1926 Don Rickles, comedian/actor (CPO Sharkey, Kelly’s Heroes)
1932 (Charles) Sonny Liston, International Boxing Hall of Famer, died Dec 30, 1970
1940 Peter Benchley, author (Jaws, The Deep) died Feb 11, 2006
1940 Ricky Nelson, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer, died 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
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/Hollywood consultant/actor (Saving Private Ryan)
1945 Keith Jarrett, pianist/composer
1951 Philip Bailey, singer (Earth, Wind & Fire)
1951 Chris Frantz, drummer (Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club)
1953 Alex Van Halen, 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, former NFL coach/sportscaster
1958 Lovie Smith, NFL coach (Chicago Bears)
1960 Eric Brittingham, bassist (Cinderella)
1964 Melissa Gilbert, actress (Little House on the Prairie)
1964 Dave Rowntree, drummer (Blur)
1969 Chad Rowan, first foreign sumo Yokozuna (Akebono)
1972 Darren Hayes, singer (Savage Garden)
1974 Korey Stringer, NFL lineman (Vikings) died of a heat stroke Aug 1, 2001
1975 Enrique Iglesias, Spanish singer (Rhythm Divine)
1978 Josie Maran, model (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue)
1980 Kimberlee Peterson, actress (NCIS)
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
1880 Gustave Flaubert, French novelist (Madame Bovary) dies at 58
1903 Paul Gauguin, French painter, dies at 54
1952 William Fox, film producer (Fox Films) dies at 73
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
2008 Eddy Arnold, country music star, dies at
2009 Dom DiMaggio, MLB center fielder (Boston Red Sox) dies at 92

Today in History

1541 Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto reached the Mississippi River.
1794 Antoine Lavoisier, the father of modern chemistry, was executed on the guillotine during France's Reign of Terror.
1846 The first major battle of the Mexican War was fought at Palo Alto, Texas, resulting in victory for Gen. Zachary Taylor's forces.
1877 The first Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show opened Gilmore's Gardens in New York City
1886 Atlanta pharmacist John Styth Pemberton invented the flavor syrup for Coca-Cola.
1914 Paramount Pictures was founded.
1933 Mohandas Gandhi began a 21-day fast in protest against British oppression in India.
1942 The Battle of the Coral Sea came to an end with Japanese Imperial Navy aircraft carrier aircraft attacking and sinking the Navy aircraft carrier USS Lexington.
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.
1958 Vice President Richard Nixon was shoved, stoned, booed and spat upon by anti-American protesters in Lima, Peru.
1968 Jim "Catfish" Hunter of the Oakland Athletics pitched a perfect game against the Minnesota Twins in Oakland; he also drove in three of the Athletics' four runs.
1970 Construction workers broke up an anti-war protest on New York City's Wall Street.
1970 The Beatles' album Let It Be was released.
1973 Militant American Indians who had held the South Dakota hamlet of Wounded Knee for 10 weeks surrendered.
1978 David Berkowitz pleaded guilty in Brooklyn to the Son of Sam killings.
1980 The eradication of smallpox was endorsed by the World Health Organization.
1987 Gary Hart, dogged by questions about his personal life, withdrew from the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.
1999 The Citadel, South Carolina's formerly all-male military school, graduated its first female cadet.
2005 The new Canadian War Museum opened, in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of V-E Day.

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

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Setting a good example for children takes all the fun out of middle age.
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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
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
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)
1928 Colin Chapman, English engineer/automobile manufacturer (Lotus)
1928 (Richard) Pancho Gonzales, U.S. Open Tennis Champion, died July 3, 1995
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, 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
1956 Wendy Crewson, actress (The Santa Clause series)
1961 John Corbett, actor (Northern Exposure, The United States of Tara)
1962 David Gahan, singer (Depeche Mode)
1962 Paul Heaton, guitarist/singer (The Housemartins)
1970 Ghostface Killah, rapper (Wu-Tang Clan)
1971 Paul McGuigan, bassist (Oasis)
1977 Dan Regan, saxophonist (Reel Big Fish)
1979 Rosario Dawson, actress (Clerks II)
1982 Rachel Boston, actress (Grey's Anatomy, American Dreams)
1985 Audrina Patridge, TV personality (The Hills)

Today’s Deaths in History

1657 William Bradford, Governor of Plymouth Colony, dies at 67
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
1998 Alice Faye, actress (Fallen Angel) dies at 83
2001 James E. Myers, songwriter/producer (Rock Around the Clock) dies at 81
2002 Dan Devine, former NCAA head coach (Notre Dame) dies at 77
2004 Akhmad Kadyrov, Chechen president assassinated at 52
2004 Alan King, comedian, dies at 76
2009 Chuck Daly, basketball coach (Detroit Pistons) dies at 78

Today in History

1502 Christopher Columbus left Cadiz, Spain, on his fourth and final trip to the Western Hemisphere.
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 Americans Richard Byrd and Floyd Bennett made what they claimed was the first airplane flight over the North Pole; evidence suggests they may have missed their target by 150 miles.
1936 Italy annexed Ethiopia.
1941 The German submarine U-110 was captured by the Royal Navy; on board was the latest Enigma cryptography machine which Allied cryptographers later used to break coded German messages.
1942 The SS murdered 588 Jewish residents of the Podolian town of Zinkiv.
1945 Hermann Göring was captured by the United States Army.
1950 L. Ron Hubbard's Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health is released.
1955 Sam and Friends debuted on a local United States television channel, marking the first television appearance of both Jim Henson and what would become Kermit the Frog and the Muppets.
1960 The Food and Drug Administration approved use of a birth control pill.
1961 Jim Gentile of the Baltimore Orioles became the first player in baseball history to hit grand slams in 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.
1974 The House Judiciary Committee opened hearings on whether to recommend the impeachment of President Richard Nixon.
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."
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 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 gunmen and one police officer were killed and 33 police and civilian vehicles were destroyed in the chase.
1994 South Africa's newly-elected parliament chose Nelson Mandela to be the country's first black president.
1994 Kinshasa, the capital of Zaire, was placed under quarantine after an outbreak of Ebola virus.
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 and 23 other people were killed in a bombing in the capital Grozny.

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

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Wilson Mizner (1876 - 1933)




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Today in History - May 10th

Today’s Birthdays

1760 Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, 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, died June 26, 2003
1922 Nancy Walker, 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
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, 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) died February 2, 1979
1960 Bono, Irish rock singer (U2)
1960 Victoria Rowell, actress (Diagnosis: Murder)
1961 Danny Carey, drummer (Tool)
1965 Linda Evangelista, supermodel
1965 Krist Novoselic, guitarist (Nirvana)
1967 Young MC, rapper (Bust a Move)
1968 Eric Palladino, actor (ER, U-571)
1970 Gina Phillips, actress (Hawaii)
1973 Dario Franchitti, IRL race driver/Mr. Ashley Judd
1975 Hélio Castroneves, Brazilian IRL driver/TV personality (Dancing with the Stars)
1975 Andrea Anders, actress (The Class)
1976 Rhona Bennett, singer (En Vogue)
1978 Kenan Thompson, actor/comedian (Saturday Night Live, Snakes on a Plane)

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
1968 Scotty Beckett, child actor (Our Gang) dies at 38
1977 Joan Crawford, actress (Mildred Pierce, Caged) 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

1503 Christopher Columbus visited the Cayman Islands and named them Las Tortugas after the numerous turtles there.
1774 Louis XVI ascended the throne of France.
1775 Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys captured the British-held fortress at Ticonderoga, N.Y.
1863 Confederate General Stonewall Jackson died eight days after he was accidentally shot by his own troops.
1865 Union forces captured Confederate President Jefferson Davis in Irwinville, Ga.
1869 A golden spike was driven at Promontory, Utah, marking the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in the United States.
1872 Victoria Woodhull became the first woman nominated for President of the United States.
1893 The Supreme Court ruled in Nix v. Hedden that a tomato was a vegetable, not a fruit, under the Tariff Act of 1883.
1908 The first Mother's Day observance took place during church services in Grafton, W.Va., and Philadelphia.
1924 J. Edgar Hoover became director of the FBI, a job he held until his death in 1972.
1933 The Nazis staged massive public book burnings in Germany.
1940 British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain resigned, and Winston Churchill formed a new government.
1941 Adolf Hitler's deputy, Rudolf Hess, parachuted into Scotland on what he claimed was a peace mission.
1954 Bill Haley & His Comets released "Rock Around the Clock", the first rock and roll record to reach number one on the Billboard charts.
1960 The nuclear submarine USS Triton completed the first underwater circumnavigation of the earth.
1968 Preliminary Vietnam peace talks began in Paris.
1994 The state of Illinois executed convicted serial killer John Wayne Gacy for the murders of 33 young men and boys.
1994 Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as South Africa's first black president.
1997 An earthquake in northeastern Iran killed at least 2,400 people.
2002 A 39-day standoff between Israeli troops and Palestinian gunmen at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem ended with 13 suspected militants flown into European exile and 26 released into the Gaza Strip.
2002 F.B.I. 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 Germany dedicated a national Holocaust memorial.
2005 A hand grenade thrown by Vladimir Arutinian landed about 65 feet from U.S. President George W. Bush while he was giving a speech to a crowd in Tbilisi, Georgia, but it malfunctioned and did not detonate.
2008 Jenna Bush, daughter of President George W. Bush, married Henry Hager at the Bush family ranch in Crawford, Texas.

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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Of course the game is rigged. Don't let that stop you--if you don't play, you can't win.
Robert Heinlein (1907 - 1988)



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Today in History - May 11th

Today’s Birthdays

1811 Chang and Eng Bunker, famous conjoined twins, died Jan 17, 1874
1875 Harriet Quimby, aviator (first woman to receive pilot's license) died July 1, 1912
1888 Irving Berlin, composer (God Bless America, White Christmas) died Sept 22, 1989
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
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
1933 Louis Farrakhan, Black Muslim leader
1935 Doug McClure, actor (Shenandoah) died Feb 5, 1995
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)
1958 Christian Brando, actor/eldest child of Marlon Brando, died January 26, 2008
1959 Martha Quinn, television personality (MTV VJ)
1963 Natasha Richardson, actress (Widow’s Peak, Nell) died March 18, 2009
1965 Greg Dulli, singer (The Afghan Whigs)
1966 Christoph Schneider, drummer (Rammstein)
1966 Nancy Hower, actress (Star Trek: Voyager)
1968 Jeffrey Donovan, actor (Burn Notice)
1970 Nicky Katt, actor (Dazed & Confused, Grindhouse)
1975 Coby Bell, actor (Third Watch)
1978 Laetitia Casta, supermodel/actress
1982 Jonathan Jackson, actor (Tuck Everlasting)
1983 Holly Valance, actress/singer (DOA: Dead or Alive)
1983 Matt Leinart, NFL quarterback (Arizona Cardinals)

Today’s Deaths in History

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, 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
2008 John Rutsey, drummer (founding member of Rush) dies at 55

Today in History

1310 In France, fifty-four members of the Knights Templar were burned at the stake as heretics.
1647 Peter Stuyvesant arrived in New Amsterdam to become governor.
1858 Minnesota became the 32nd state.
1862 The ironclad CSS Virginia was scuttled in the James River northwest of Norfolk, Virginia.
1894 Workers at the Pullman Palace Car Co. in Illinois went on strike; the job action spread and crippled railroad service nationwide before the federal government intervened to end the strike in July.
1910 Glacier National Park in Montana was established.
1924 Mercedes-Benz was formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merging their two companies.
1927 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was founded.
1944 Allied forces launched a major offensive in central Italy.
1946 The first CARE packages for Europe arrived at Le Havre, France.
1947 The B.F. Goodrich Co. of Akron, Ohio, announced the development of a tubeless tire.
1949 Israel was admitted to the United Nations.
1949 Siam changed its named to Thailand.
1953 An F5 tornado hit downtown Waco, Texas, killing 114.
1960 The first contraceptive pill was made available on the market.
1973 Charges against Daniel Ellsberg for his role in the Pentagon Papers case were dismissed by a judge who cited government misconduct.
1987 Klaus Barbie went on trial in Lyon for war crimes committed during World War II.
1996 An Atlanta-bound ValuJet DC-9 caught fire shortly after takeoff from Miami and crashed into the Florida Everglades, killing all 110 people on board
1997 The Deep Blue IBM computer defeated Garry Kasparov to win a six-game chess match between man and machine in New York.
1998 India set off three underground atomic blasts, its first nuclear tests in 24 years.
1998 A French mint produced the first coins of Europe's single currency, the euro.
2004 A video on an al-Qaida-linked Web site showed the beheading of American hostage Nicholas Berg, who had been kidnapped in Iraq.

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

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My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I'm happy. I can't figure it out. What am I doing right?
Charles M. Schulz (1922 - 2000)



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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
1907 Katharine Hepburn, actress (Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, The African Queen) died June 29, 2003
1912 Archibald Cox, special prosecutor (Watergate) died May 29, 2004
1914 Howard K. Smith, journalist/TV anchorman (ABC News) died Feb 15, 2002
1915 Mary Kay Ash, founder (Mary Kay Cosmetics) died November 22, 2001
1918 Julius Rosenberg, convicted spy, executed June 19, 1953
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)
1936 Tom Snyder, broadcaster (The Late Show with Tom Snyder, Tomorrow) died July 29, 2007
1937 George Carlin, actor/comedian (Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure) died June 22, 2008
1938 Millie Perkins, actress (Ensign Pulver)
1939 Ronald L. Ziegler, Press Secretary (President Nixon) died Feb 10, 2003
1942 Ian Dury, singer (Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll) died Mar 27, 2000
1942 Billy Swan, songwriter/singer (I Can Help)
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 Billy Squier, singer/guitarist (Everybody Wants You, The Stroke)
1950 Gabriel Byrne, Irish actor (The Usual Suspects, A Simple Twist of Fate)
1956 Greg Phillinganes, keyboardist (Toto)
1958 Kim Greist, actress (Throw Momma from the Train)
1958 Eric Singer, 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, NFL wide reciever (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
2002 Joseph Bonanno, Italian-born gangster (Joe Bananas) dies at 97
2007 Teddy Infuhr, child actor (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn) dies at 70

Today in History

1870 Manitoba entered the confederation as a Canadian province.
1932 The body of the kidnapped son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh was found in a wooded area of Hopewell, N.J.
1937 Britain's King George VI was crowned at Westminster Abbey.
1942 1,500 Jews were sent to gas chambers in Auschwitz.
1943 Axis forces in North Africa surrendered during World War II.
1949 The Soviet Union announced an end to the Berlin blockade.
1962 Douglas MacArthur delivered his famous "Duty, Honor, Country" valedictory speech at the United States Military Academy.
1965 West Germany and Israel established diplomatic relations.
1967 Pink Floyd staged the first-ever quadraphonic rock concert, at Queen Elizabeth Hall, England.
1970 The Senate voted unanimously to confirm Harry A. Blackmun as a Supreme Court justice.
1972 The Rolling Stones' album Exile on Main St. was released.
1975 The Cambodian navy seized the American merchant ship SS Mayaguez in international waters.
1982 Pope John Paul II was assaulted by a knife-wielding Spanish priest while visiting the shrine of Fatima in Portugal.
1992 Four suspects were arrested in the beating of trucker Reginald Denny at the start of the Los Angeles riots.
2002 Jimmy Carter became the first present or former U.S. president to visit Cuba since Fidel Castro seized power in 1959.
2003 Suicide bombers in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, killed 26 people, including nine U.S. citizens.
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.
2008 A devastating earthquake in China's Sichuan province killed some 70,000 people.
2008 Cleveland Indians second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera turned the 14th unassisted triple play in major league history.

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

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I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
Thomas A. Edison, inventor (1847 - 1931)




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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
1914 Joe Louis (Barrow), ‘The Brown Bomber,’ champion boxer, died Apr 12, 1981
1923 Bea (Beatrice) Arthur, actress/U.S. Marine (The Golden Girls, Maude) died April 25, 2009
1927 Herbert Ross, film director (Steel Magnolias, Footloose) died Oct 9, 2001
1931 Jim Jones, cult leader, died Nov 18, 1978
1939 Harvey Keitel, actor (Pulp Fiction, Taxi Driver, From Dusk 'til Dawn)
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
1945 Magic Dick, harmonica player (The J. Geils Band)
1946 Danny Klein, bassist (J. Geils Band)
1947 (Pete) Overend Watts, bassist (Mott the Hoople)
1949 Franklyn Ajaye, comic/actor (The Jazz Singer, Car Wash)
1950 Stevie Wonder (Stevland Morris), singer/songwriter (My Cherie Amour, For Once in My Life)
1950 Danny Kirwan, guitarist/singer/songwriter (Fleetwood Mac)
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 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
1968 Buckethead, guitarist (Guns N' Roses)
1977 Samantha Morton, actress (Minority Report)
1977 Neil Hopkins, actor (Lost)
1979 Michael Madden, bassist (Maroon 5)
1987 Hunter Parrish, actor (Weeds)
1987 Carrie Prejean, beauty pageant contestant (Miss California)

Today’s Deaths in History

1884 Cyrus McCormick, inventor (mechanical reaper) dies at 75
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
2006 Johnnie Wilder, Jr., R&B singer (Heatwave) dies at 56

Today in History

1607 An English colony was settled at Jamestown in present-day Virginia.
1787 Captain Arthur Phillip left Portsmouth, England with eleven ships full of convicts (First Fleet) to establish a penal colony in Australia.
1846 The United States declared that a state of war existed against Mexico.
1880 Thomas Edison performed the first test of his electric railway in Menlo Park, New Jersey.
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.
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."
1958 Vice President Richard Nixon's limousine was battered by rocks thrown by anti-U.S. demonstrators in Caracas, Venezuela.
1958 The trade mark Velcro 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.
1981 Pope John Paul II was shot and seriously wounded in St. Peter's Square by Turkish assailant Mehmet Ali Agca.
1985 Philadelphia police dropped an explosive onto the headquarters of the radical group MOVE; 11 people died in the resulting fire.
1994 Johnny Carson made his last television appearance on Late Night with David Letterman.
2003 The government unveiled a new version of the $20 bill - the first to be colorized in an effort to thwart counterfeiters.

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

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Today in History - May 14th

Today’s Birthdays

1265 Dante Alighieri, Italian poet (The Divine Comedy) died September 13, 1321
1727 Thomas Gainsborough, artist (The Blue Boy) died Aug 2, 1788
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)
1929 Gump (Lorne John) Worsley, Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender (New York Rangers) died January 26, 2007
1936 Bobby Darin (Cassotto), singer (Mack the Knife, Splish Splash) died Dec 20, 1973
1943 Jack Bruce, bassist (Cream)
1943 Derek Leckenby, guitarist (Herman’s Hermits) died June 4, 1994
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 Tamara Dobson, actress (Cleopatra Jones) died Oct 2, 2006
1951 Pierre Plante NHL winger (NY Rangers)
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, singer (Marillion)
1961 Tim Roth, English actor (Pulp Fiction, Four Rooms)
1962 Ian Astbury, singer (The Cult)
1962 C.C. DeVille, guitarist (Poison)
1964 Suzy Kolber, sportscaster (NFL)
1964 Eric Peterson, guitarist (Testament)
1966 Fabrice Morvan, notorious lipsyncer (Milli Vanilli)
1966 Mike Inez, 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)
1976 Hunter Burgan, rock bassist (AFI)
1978 Henry Garza, singer/guitarist (Los Lonely Boys)
1982 Rachel Roth, actress (Titus)
1983 Amber Tamblyn, actress (Joan of Arcadia)
1984 Mark Zuckerberg, founder & CEO (Facebook)

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 Jamestown, Virginia was settled as an English colony.
1643 Four-year-old Louis XIV became King of France upon the death of his father, Louis XIII.
1796 Edward Jenner administered the first smallpox vaccination.
1804 The Lewis and Clark Expedition departed from Camp Dubois, beginning its historic journey by traveling up the Missouri River.
1913 New York Governor William Sulzer approved the charter for the Rockefeller Foundation.
1939 Peruvian Lina Medina became the world's youngest confirmed mother at the age of five years, 7 months and 21 days.
1942 The Women's Auxiliary Army Corps was established.
1948 Israel was declared to be an independent state and a provisional government was established; immediately after the declaration, Israel was attacked by the neighboring Arab states, triggering the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.
1961 The Freedom Riders bus was fire-bombed near Anniston, Alabama, and the civil rights protesters were beaten by an angry mob.
1970 Mississippi state police kill two black students at Jackson State University.
1973 The United States launched Skylab 1, its first manned space station.
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.
1996 A tornado flattened 80 villages in nothern Bangladesh, killing more than 440 people.
1998 The hit TV series Seinfeld aired its final episode after nine years on NBC.
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 on the road to canonization into sainthood.
2005 The USS America (CV-66), a decommissioned Navy supercarrier, was deliberately sunk in the Atlantic Ocean after four weeks of live-fire exercises, the largest ship ever to be disposed of as a target in a military exercise.
2007 DaimlerChrysler said it was selling almost all of Chrysler to private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management for $7.4 billion, backing out of a troubled 1998 takeover.
2007 The trial of suspected al-Qaida operative Jose Padilla opened in Miami; Padilla was later convicted of terrorism conspiracy and sentenced to 17 years in prison.
2008 The Interior Department declared the polar bear a threatened species because of the loss of Arctic sea ice.
2008 Justine Henin, 25, became the first woman to retire from tennis while ranked No. 1 in the world.

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

When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.'
Theodore Roosevelt, 26th U.S. President (1858 - 1919)




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Today in History - May 15th

Today’s Birthdays

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
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 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) died May 8, 2008
1923 Richard Avedon, glamour photographer, died October 1, 2004
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)
1937 Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State
1938 Lenny Welch, singer (Since I Fell for You)
1940 Lainie Kazan (Lainie Levine), singer/actress (My Big Fat Greek Wedding)
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 Chazz Palminteri, actor/writer/director (A Bronx Tale, The Usual Suspects)
1951 Jonathan Richman, punk guitarist (The Modern Lovers)
1953 Pat Hickey, NHL left wing (NY Rangers)
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)
1961 Giselle Fernandez, actress/dancer (Dancing with the Stars)
1961 Melle Mel, Rapper (Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five)
1970 Prince B, rapper/R&B musician (PM Dawn)
1972 David Charvet, actor (Baywatch, Melrose Place)
1974 Ahmet Zappa, musician/son of Frank Zappa
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)
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
2007 The Rev. Jerry Falwell (Moral Majority) dies at 73
2007 Yolanda King, daughter of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., dies at 51
2008 Alexander Courage, composer (original Star Trek theme) dies at 88
2009 Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Australian actor (Breaker Morant, The Castle) dies at 86

Today in History

1776 The Virginia Convention instructed its Continental Congress delegation to propose a resolution of independence from Great Britain, paving the way for the United States Declaration of Independence.
1817 The first private mental health hospital in the United States opened, the Asylum for the Relief of Persons Deprived of the Use of Their Reason (now Friends Hospital) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1869 Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton formed the National Woman's Suffrage Association in New York.
1911 The Supreme Court ordered the dissolution of Standard Oil Co., ruling it violated the Sherman Antitrust Act.
1930 Ellen Church, the first airline stewardess, went on duty aboard a United Airlines flight from San Francisco and Cheyenne, Wyo.
1940 Nylon stockings went on general sale for the first time in the United States.
1941 Joe DiMaggio of the New York Yankees began his record-breaking 56-game hitting streak.
1942 Gasoline rationing went into effect in 17 states.
1948 Hours after declaring its independence, the new state of Israel was attacked by Transjordan, Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon.
1963 NASA launchede the final Mercury mission, Mercury-Atlas 9 with astronaut L. Gordon Cooper on board; he became the first American to spend more than a day in space.
1969 Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas resigned amid a controversy over his past legal fees.
1970 Two black students at Jackson State University in Mississippi were killed when police opened fire during student protests.
1970 President Richard Nixon appoints Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington the first female United States Army Generals.
1972 Alabama Gov. George Wallace was shot while campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination in Laurel, Md., and left permanently paralyzed below the waist.
1972 The island of Okinawa, under U.S. military governance since its conquest in 1945, reverted to Japanese control.
1988 The Soviet Union began withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan.
1990 Portrait of Doctor Gachet by Vincent van Gogh was sold for a record $82.5 million, the most expensive painting at the time.
1995 Dow Corning Corp. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, citing potentially astronomical expenses from liability lawsuits.
1996 Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole announced he was leaving the Senate after 27 years to challenge President Bill Clinton full time.
1997 The United States government acknowledged the existence of the "Secret War" in Laos and dedicates the Laos Memorial in honor of Hmong and other Secret War veterans.
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.
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.
2008 California's Supreme Court declared gay couples in the state could marry – a victory for the gay rights movement that was overturned by the passage of Proposition 8 the following November.

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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Today in History - May 16th

Today’s Birthdays

1801 William H. Seward, United States Secretary of State (bought Alaska) died October 10, 1872
1905 Henry (Jaynes) Fonda, actor (Grapes of Wrath, Mister Roberts) died Aug 12, 1982
1912 Studs Terkel, writer/broadcaster (Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression) died October 31, 2008
1913 Woody Herman, musician/band leader, died October 29, 1987
1919 (Wladziu Valentino) Liberace, concert pianist/showman, died Feb 4, 1987
1921 Harry Carey, Jr., actor (Monkey Business, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Rio Bravo)
1928 Billy (Alfred Manuel) Martin, baseball player/manager (NY Yankees) died Dec 25, 1989
1937 Yvonne Craig, actress (Batgirl)
1944 Billy Cobham, virtuoso drummer
1945 Nicky Chinn, songwriter (Sweet, Suzi Quatro)
1946 Roger Earl, drummer (Savoy Brown, Foghat)
1946 Robert Fripp, guitarist (King Crimson)
1953 Pierce Brosnan, actor (Remington Steele, The Thomas Crown Affair, James Bond)
1955 Olga Korbut, Russian gymnast (1972, 19876 Olympics)
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, bassist (Nirvana)
1966 Janet Jackson, singer (Control, Miss You Much)
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)
1986 Megan Fox, actress (Transformers)

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
1969 Robert R., first confirmed to die from AIDS in North America, dies at 15
1984 Andy Kaufman, comedian/actor (Taxi, Andy's Funhouse) dies at 35
1984 Irwin Shaw, author (Rich Man Poor Man) dies at 71
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
1993 Marv Johnson, R&B/soul singer (I Love The Way You Love) dies at 54
1994 Jack Dodson, actor (The Andy Griffith Show) dies at 63
1996 Jeremy Michael Boorda, Navy Admiral, commits suicide at 56
2001 Brian Pendleton, guitarist (The Pretty Things) dies at 57

Today in History

1532 Sir Thomas More resigned as Lord Chancellor of England.
1770 Marie Antoinette, age 14, married the future King Louis XVI of France, who was 15.
1836 Edgar Allan Poe married his 13-year-old cousin Virginia.
1866 Congress authorized minting of the nickel.
1866 Charles Elmer Hires invented root beer.
1868 The U.S. Senate failed by one vote to convict President Andrew Johnson as it took its first ballot on one of 11 articles of impeachment against him; he was acquitted of all charges.
1920 Joan of Arc was canonized in Rome.
1929 The first Academy Awards were presented during a banquet at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
1946 The musical Annie Get Your Gun opened on Broadway.
1948 Chaim Weizmann was elected the first President of Israel.
1951 The first regularly scheduled transatlantic flights began between John F Kennedy International Airport in New York City and Heathrow Airport in London, operated by El Al Israel Airlines.
1960 Nikita Khrushchev demanded an apology from U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower for U-2 spy plane flights over the Soviet Union.
1965 The Campbell Soup Company introduced SpaghettiOs under its Franco-American brand.
1966 The Beach Boys album Pet Sounds was released.
1966 The Bob Dylan album Blonde on Blonde was released.
1975 Japanese climber Junko Tabei became the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
1988 A report by Surgeon General C. Everett Koop stated that the addictive properties of nicotine were similar to those of heroin and cocaine.
1991 Queen Elizabeth II became the first British monarch to address the U.S. Congress.
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.
1997 Zaire's president, Mobutu Sese Seko, ended 32 years of autocratic rule, giving control of the country to rebel forces.
2001 Former FBI agent Robert Hanssen was indicted on charges of spying for Moscow.
2002 The remains of kidnapped Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl were unearthed in Pakistan.
2003 Five simultaneous suicide attacks claimed the lives of 33 victims and a dozen suicide bombers in Casablanca, Morocco.
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.
2005 Army Specialist Sabrina Harman was convicted at Fort Hood, Texas, of six of the seven charges she faced for her role in the mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib; she was later sentenced to six months in prison.
2005 Kuwait permitted women's suffrage in a 35-23 National Assembly vote.
2007 Nicolas Sarkozy took over from Jacques Chirac as France's president.

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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A man thinks that by mouthing hard words he understands hard things.
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Today in History - May 17th

Today’s Birthdays

1682 Bartholomew Roberts (Black Bart), notorious Welsh pirate, died Feb 17, 1722
1866 Erik Satie, French composer (Gymnopédies) died July 1, 1925
1903 James ‘Cool Papa’ Bell, Baseball Hall of Famer (Negro League) died Mar 7, 1991
1911 Maureen (Paul) O’Sullivan, actress (Tarzan films) died June 23, 1998
1936 Dennis Hopper, actor/director (Easy Rider, Apocalypse Now)
1938 Pervis Jackson, R&B singer (The Spinners) died August 18, 2008
1942 Taj Mahal, blues singer
1949 Bill Bruford, drummer (Genesis, Yes)
1955 Bill Paxton, actor (Twister, True Lies, Aliens, Apollo 13)
1956 Sugar Ray Leonard, champion boxer
1956 Bob Saget, actor/comedian (Full House)
1958 Paul Di'Anno, 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 (The Late Late Show)
1963 Page McConnell, keyboardist/songwriter (Phish)
1964 Paige Turco, actress (The Agency)
1965 Trent Reznor, singer/songwriter/musician (Nine Inch Nails)
1966 Hill Harper, actor (CSI: NY)
1970 Jordan Knight, singer (New Kids on the Block)
1971 Princess Máxima of the Netherlands
1973 Matthew McGrory, actor (Big Fish, Carnivalé) died August 9, 2005
1973 Josh Homme, guitarist/songwriter (Queens of the Stone Age)
1974 Andrea Corr, Irish singer (The Corrs)
1974 Sendhil Ramamurthy, actor (Heroes)
1978 Kat Foster, actress ('Til Death)
1980 Dallas Taylor, singer (Underoath)
1982 Tony Parker, NBA point guard (San Antonio Spurs)
1982 Matt Cassel, NFL quarterback (Kansas City Chiefs)
1985 Derek Hough, dancer/singer (Dancing with the Stars)
1988 Nikki Reed, actress (The O.C., Lords of Dogtown)

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) dies at 84
2005 Frank Gorshin, impressionist/actor (Batman) dies at 72
2007 Lloyd Alexander, author (The Chronicles of Prydain) dies at 83

Today in History

1775 The Continental Congress banned trade with Canada.
1792 The New York Stock Exchange was founded by brokers meeting under a tree on what is now Wall Street.
1875 The first Kentucky Derby was run; the winner was Aristides.
1939 Britain's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth arrived in Quebec on the first visit to Canada by reigning British sovereigns.
1939 The Columbia Lions and the Princeton Tigers played in the first-ever televised sporting event, a collegiate baseball game in New York City.
1940 The Nazis occupied Brussels, Belgium, during World War II.
1943 The United States Army contracted with the University of Pennsylvania's Moore School to develop the ENIAC.
1946 President Harry S. Truman seized control of the nation's railroads, delaying a threatened strike by engineers and trainmen.
1954 The Supreme Court issued its landmark Brown v. Board of Education ruling, which declared that racially segregated public schools were inherently unequal.
1973 The Senate began hearings into the Watergate scandal.
1974 Police in Los Angeles, California, raided the Symbionese Liberation Army's headquarters, killing six members, including Camilla Hall.
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.
1987 An Iraqi warplane attacked the U.S. Navy frigate Stark in the Persian Gulf, killing 37 American sailors; Iraq and the United States called the attack a mistake.
1992 The WHO took homosexuality off of its list of mental illnesses.
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.
1997 Rebel leader Kabila declared himself president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, formerly Zaire.
1998 New York Yankees pitcher David Wells became the 13th player in modern major league baseball history to throw a perfect game in a 4-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins.
1999 Labor Party leader Ehud Barak unseated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israeli elections.
2000 Two former Ku Klux Klansmen were arrested on murder charges in the 1963 church bombing in Birmingham, Ala., that killed four black girls.
2003 A top Vatican official confirmed that Pope John Paul II was suffering from Parkinson's disease.
2004 Massachusetts became the first state to allow legal same-sex marriages.
2005 Los Angeles Councilman Antonio Villaraigosa trounced Mayor James Hahn to be elected the city's first Hispanic mayor in more than a century.
2007 World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz announced he would resign following controversy over his handling of a pay package for his girlfriend.
2007 Trains crossed the border dividing the two Koreas for the first time in more than half a century.

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

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Today in History - May 18th

Today’s Birthdays

1892 Ezio Pinza, Italian-born bass (South Pacific) died May 9, 1957
1897 Frank Capra, director (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, died April 2, 2005
1922 Bill Macy, actor (Maude)
1928 Pernell Roberts, actor (Bonanza, Trapper John, M.D.)
1931 Don Martin, cartoonist (MAD magazine) died January 6, 2000
1937 Brooks (Calbert) Robinson, Baseball Hall of Fame 3rd baseman (Baltimore Orioles)
1942 Albert Hammond, singer/composer (It Never Rains in Southern California)
1946 Reggie Jackson, Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (NY Yankees, California Angels)
1949 Rick Wakeman, songwriter/keyboards (Yes)
1949 Bill Wallace, bassist (The Guess Who)
1950 Mark Mothersbaugh, composer/singer (Devo)
1952 George Strait, countrty singer/songwriter (All My Exes Live in Texas)
1955 Chow Yun-Fat, actor (Replacement Killers, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon)
1957 Michael Cretu, German musician (Enigma)
1960 Page Hamilton, singer (Helmet)
1963 Marty McSorely, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers)
1965 Ingo Schwichtenberg, German drummer (Helloween) died March 8, 1995
1966 Cathie Speakman, actress (24)
1969 Martika, singer (Toy Soldiers)
1970 Tina Fey, comedian/actress (Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock)
1973 Dario Franchitti, Scottish racecar driver/Mr. Ashley Judd
1975 Jack Johnson, guitarist/singer/songwriter (Bubbly Toes)
1983 Vince Young, NFL quarterback (Tennessee Titans)
1992 Spencer Breslin, actor (The Kid, The Santa Clause 2, The Cat in the Hat)

Today’s Deaths in History

1808 Elijah Craig, minister/inventor (bourbon whiskey) dies at 70
1911 Gustav Mahler, Austrian composer, dies at 50
1973 Jeannette Rankin, first U.S. Congresswoman, dies at 92
1980 Ian Curtis, singer (Joy Division) hangs himself at 23
1981 Arthur O'Connell, actor (Anatomy of a Murder, The Hiding Place) dies at 73
1990 Jill Ireland, actress/Mrs Charles Bronson, dies at 54
1995 Elisha Cook, Jr., actor (Salem's Lot) dies at 91
1995 Alexander Godunov, Russian ballet dancer/actor, dies at 45
1995 Elizabeth Montgomery, actress (Bewitched) dies at 62
1996 Kevin Gilbert, songwriter/keyboards/guitarist (Madonna) dies at 29
2004 Elvin Jones, jazz drummer (Charles Mingus, Miles Davis) dies at 76
2006 Andrew Martinez, U.C. Berkeley's "Naked Guy," commits suicide at 33
2008 Joseph Pevney, television director (Bonanza, Star Trek, The Paper Chase) dies at 96

Today in History

1642 The Canadian city of Montreal was founded.
1804 The French Senate proclaimed Napoleon Bonaparte emperor.
1860 Abraham Lincoln won the Republican Party nomination over William H. Seward, who later becomes the United States Secretary of State.
1896 The Supreme Court endorsed the concept of "separate but equal" racial segregation in Plessy v. Ferguson, a precedent that was overturned in Brown v. Board of Education in 1954.
1897 A public reading of Bram Stoker's new novel Dracula, or, The Un-dead was staged in London.
1933 The Tennessee Valley Authority was created.
1951 The United Nations moved out of its temporary headquarters in Lake Success, N.Y., for its permanent home in Manhattan.
1953 Jackie Cochran became the first woman to break the sound barrier.
1969 Apollo 10 was launched on a mission that served as a dress rehearsal for the first moon landing.
1980 The Mount St. Helens volcano in Washington state erupted, killing 57 people.
1990 In France, a modified TGV train achieved a new rail world speed record of 515.3km/h.
1998 The federal government filed a sweeping antitrust case against Microsoft Corp.
2003 Les Miserables, the third-longest running show in Broadway history, closed after more than 16 years and 6,680 performances.
2004 Randy Johnson became the oldest pitcher in major league history to throw a perfect game; the 40-year-old 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.

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We are inclined to believe those whom we do not know because they have never deceived us.
Samuel Johnson, English author, critic, & lexicographer (1709 - 1784)



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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), civil rights activist, assassinated Feb 21, 1965
1925 Pol Pot, Cambodian dictator, died April 15, 1998
1928 Colin Chapman, founder (Lotus Cars) died Dec 16, 1982
1934 James Lehrer, journalist/news anchor (The MacNeil-Lehrer News Hour)
1935 David Hartman, TV personality (Good Morning America)
1939 Dick Scobee, astronaut (Challenger) died January 28, 1986
1941 Nora Ephron, author (Heartburn, Sleepless in Seattle)
1944 Peter Mayhew, actor (Star Wars)
1945 Peter Townshend, guitarist (The Who)
1946 André the Giant, wrestler/actor (The Princess Bride) died January 27, 1993
1947 David Helfgott, Australian pianist (Shine)
1949 Dusty Hill, bassist/singer (ZZ Top)
1949 Archie Manning, NFL quarterback (New Orleans Saints)
1951 Joey Ramone (Jeffrey Hyman), singer (The Ramones) died Apr 15, 2001
1952 Grace Jones (Mendoza), singer/actress (Slave to the Rhythm)
1954 Phil Rudd, drummer (AC/DC)
1956 Martyn Ware, keyboardist (The Human League)
1959 Nicole Brown Simpson, O.J.'sex-wife/murder victim, killed June 12, 1994
1962 Iain Harvie, guitarist (Del Amitri)
1966 Polly Walker, actress (Patriot Games, Rome)
1970 Jason Gray-Stanford, actor (Monk)
1972 Jenny Berggren, singer (Ace of Base)
1976 Kevin Garnett, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
1979 Barbara Nedeljakova, Slovak actress (Hostel)
1980 Drew Fuller, actor (Charmed)
1983 Jessica Fox, actress (The Muppet Christmas Carol)
1986 Eric Lloyd, actor (The Santa Clause trilogy)
1988 Lily Cole, model/actress (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus)

Today’s Deaths in History

1536 Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII of England, is beheaded at 35
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
1994 Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, former First Lady, dies at 64
2001 Susannah McCorkle, jazz singer, dies at 55
2005 Henry Corden, actor/voice artist (Fred Flintstone) dies at 85
2006 Freddie Garrity, singer (Freddie and the Dreamers) dies at 69

Today in History

1536 Anne Boleyn, the second wife of England's King Henry VIII, was beheaded after being convicted of adultery.
1568 Queen Elizabeth I of England had Mary Queen of Scots arrested.
1588 The Spanish Armada set sail for England.
1848 Mexico ratified the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ending the war and ceding California, Nevada, Utah and parts of four other modern-day U.S. states to the United States for $15 million.
1921 The U.S. Congress passed the Emergency Quota Act, establishing national quotas on immigration.
1935 T.E. Lawrence, also known as "Lawrence of Arabia," died in England from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash.
1962 Actress Marilyn Monroe performed a sultry rendition of "Happy Birthday" for President John F. Kennedy during a fund-raiser at New York's Madison Square Garden.
1964 The State Department disclosed that 40 hidden microphones had been found in the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.
1967 The Soviet Union ratified a treaty with the United States and Britain banning nuclear weapons from outer space.
1992 Vice President Dan Quayle criticized the CBS sitcom Murphy Brown because the title character chose to have a child out of wedlock.
1992 Mary Jo Buttafuoco was shot and seriously wounded in Massapequa, N.Y., by her husband Joey's teenage lover, Amy Fisher.
1992 The 27th Amendment to the Constitution, which prohibits Congress from giving itself midterm pay raises, went into effect.
1993 The White House set off a political storm by firing the entire staff of its travel office.
2003 WorldCom Inc. agreed to pay investors $500 million to settle civil fraud charges.
2004 Specialist Jeremy C. Sivits received 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 Revenge of the Sith, the final chapter of the Star Wars saga, opened in movie theaters.

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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The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.
Terry Pratchett




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Today in History - May 20th

Today’s Birthdays

1768 Dolley Madison (Payne), U.S. First Lady, 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
1919 George Gobel, comedian, died February 24, 1991
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 (Witches of Eastwick)
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)
1954 David Paterson, governor (New York)
1954 Guy Hoffman, drummer/singer (Violent Femmes)
1954 Cindy Hensley McCain, wife of John McCain
1958 Jane Wiedlin, singer (The Go-Go's)
1959 Bronson Pinchot, actor (Perfect Strangers)
1959 Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, Hawaiian singer (Over the Rainbow/Wonderful World) died June 26, 1997
1960 Tony Goldwyn, actor (Ghost)
1961 Nick Heyward, guitarist/singer/songwriter (Haircut 100)
1963 Brian ‘Nasher’ Nash, guitarist (Frankie Goes to Hollywood)
1963 David Wells, pitcher (NY Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays)
1965 Ted Allen, TV personality (Queer Eye for the Straight Guy)
1966 Gina Ravera, actress (The Closer)
1966 Mindy Cohn, actress (Facts of Life)
1966 Lisa Edelstein, actress (House)
1966 Tom Gorman, guitarist (Belly)
1968 Timothy Olyphant, actor (Deadwood, The Girl Next Door, Hitman)
1971 Tony Stewart, NASCAR race driver
1972 Busta Rhymes, rapper
1977 Angela Goethals, actress (24)

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 von Rosen, wife of Ingmar Bergman, dies at 65
2002 Stephen Jay Gould, paleontologist, dies at 60
2008 Hamilton Jordan, former White House Chief of Staff (Carter Administration) dies at 63

Today in History

1861 North Carolina voted to secede from the Union.
1862 U.S. President Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act into law.
1873 Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis received a U.S. patent for blue jeans with copper rivets.
1902 The United States ended its occupation of Cuba.
1916 The Saturday Evening Post published its first cover with a Norman Rockwell painting ("Boy with Baby Carriage").
1927 Charles Lindbergh took off for Paris from Roosevelt Field in Long Island, N.Y., aboard the Spirit of St. Louis on the first nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
1932 Amelia Earhart took off from Newfoundland for Ireland to become the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
1939 Regular trans-Atlantic air service began as a Pan American Airways plane took off from Port Washington, N.Y., bound for Europe.
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.
1969 U.S. and South Vietnamese forces captured Apbia Mountain, referred to as Hamburger Hill by the Americans, following one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War.
1970 Some 100,000 people demonstrated in New York's Wall Street district in support of U.S. policy in Vietnam and Cambodia.
1971 The Marvin Gaye album What's Going On was released.
1989 Chinese authorities declared 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.
1995 President Bill Clinton announced that the two-block stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House would be permanently closed to traffic as a security measure.
1996 The Supreme Court struck down a Colorado measure banning laws that protect homosexuals from discrimination.
2002 East Timor became an independent nation.
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.
2006 Iraq's new unity government took office, five months after elections.
2006 The FBI searched the Capitol Hill office of Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., as part of a bribery investigation; Jefferson was indicted in 2007 and lost his re-election bid in 2008; he is awaiting trial.
2006 San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds tied Babe Ruth for second place on the career list with his 714th home run.
2008 Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor.

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

Don't worry about people stealing an idea. If it's original, you will have to ram it down their throats.
Howard Aiken, computer scientist (1900 - 1973)




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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
1901 Sam Jaffe, film producer (Born Free) died January 10, 2000
1904 Fats Waller, blues pianist/songwriter (Ain’t Misbehavin’) died Dec 15, 1943
1904 Robert Montgomery, actor (Night Must Fall) died September 27, 1981
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 (first Soviet atomic bomb) died Dec 14, 1989
1923 Ara Parseghian, College Football Hall of Fame head coach (Notre Dame)
1924 Peggy Cass, actress (Don't Drink the Water) died March 8, 1999
1941 Ronald Isley, singer (The Isley Brothers)
1943 Hilton Valentine, guitarist (The Animals)
1945 Richard Hatch, actor (Battlestar Galactica)
1948 Leo 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)
1957 Judge Reinhold, actor (Beverly Hills Cop series, Fast Times at Ridgemont High)
1959 Nick Cassavetes, actor/director (Face/Off)
1960 Jeffrey Dahmer, serial killer, died Nov 28, 1994
1963 Kevin Shields, singer/guitarist (My Bloody Valentine)
1967 Chris Benoit, professional wrestler, died June 24, 2007
1968 Lisa Edelstein, actress (House M.D., Keeping the Faith)
1972 The Notorious B.I.G. (Christopher Wallace), rapper, shot and killed Mar 9, 1997
1974 Fairuza Balk, actress (The Craft, Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead)
1977 Ricky Williams, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins)
1978 Adam Gontier, singer (Three Days Grace)

Today’s Deaths in History

1894 Emile Henry, French anarchist, is executed at 22
1952 John Garfield, actor (The Postman Always Rings Twice) dies at 39
1965 Geoffrey de Havilland, aircraft designer, dies 82
1973 Vaughn Monroe, trumpeter/bandleader (There I've Said It Again) dies at 61
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
1999 Karnail "Bugz" Pitts, rapper (D12) dies at 21
2000 Barbara Cartland, English author (romance novels) dies at 98
2000 Sir John Gielgud, British actor (Arthur) dies at 96
2005 Howard Morris, comic actor/director (The Andy Griffith Show) dies at 85
2006 Spencer Clark, NASCAR race driver, dies at 29 in an auto accident

Today in History

1542 Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto died while searching for gold along the Mississippi River.
1832 The first Democratic National Convention got under way, in Baltimore.
1840 New Zealand was declared a British colony.
1881 Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross.
1892 The opera I Pagliacci by Ruggiero Leoncavallo was first performed, in Milan, Italy.
1894 22-year-old French Anarchist Émile Henry was executed by guillotine.
1924 Nathan Leopold Jr. and Richard Loeb, two students at the University of Chicago, killed a 14-year-old boy in a "thrill killing."
1927 Charles Lindbergh landed his Spirit of St. Louis near Paris, completing the first solo airplane flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
1936 Sada Abe was arrested after wandering the streets of Tokyo for days with her dead lover's severed genitals in her hand; her story soon became one of Japan's most notorious scandals.
1956 The United States exploded the first airborne hydrogen bomb, over Bikini Atoll in the Pacific.
1959 The musical Gypsy," starring Ethel Merman, opened on Broadway.
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.
1972 Michelangelo's Pietà in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome was damaged by a vandal, mentally disturbed Hungarian geologist Laszlo Toth.
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."
1991 Former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by a suicide bomber.
1998 A 15-year-old student open fired inside Thurston High School in Springfield, Ore., killing two students and wounding 23, one day after killing his parents.
1999 Susan Lucci, star of the ABC soap opera All My Children, won her first Daytime Emmy Award for best actress 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, becoming the first nation to hold both the World and Olympic titles separately in the same year.
2007 The clipper Cutty Sark was badly damaged by fire in London, England.
2008 David Cook won American Idol in a landslide over David Archuleta.

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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To err is human; to forgive, infrequent.
Franklin P. Adams (1881 - 1960)




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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
1910 Johnny Olson, game show announcer (The Price Is Right) died October 12, 1985
1914 Sun Ra, jazz musician/composer, died May 30, 1993
1927 Michael Constantine, actor (My Big Fat Greek Wedding)
1939 Paul Winfield, actor (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan) died Mar 7, 2004
1942 Theodore Kaczynski, terrorist (The Unabomber)
1942 Calvin Simon, musician (P Funk)
1943 Tommy (Thomas Edward) John, pitcher (NY Yankees)
1950 Bernie Taupin, lyricist (Elton John)
1955 Jimmy Lyon, guitarist (Eddie Money)
1955 Jerry Dammers, keyboardist (The Specials)
1959 Morrissey (Stephen Morrissey), singer (The Smiths)
1962 Jesse Valenzuela, musician (Gin Blossoms)
1966 Johnny Gill, R&B singer (New Edition)
1967 Brooke Smith, actress (Grey's Anatomy, Crossing Jordan)
1967 Dan Roberts, bassist (Crash Test Dummies)
1970 Naomi Campbell, model
1972 Anna Belknap, actress (CSI: NY)
1972 Alison Eastwood, actress (Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil)
1974 A. J. Langer, actress (MY So-Called Life)
1978 Ginnifer Goodwin, actress (Big Love, Walk the Line)
1978 Katie Price (Jordan), British glamour model
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

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; it arrived at Liverpool, England on June 20.
1840 The transporting of British convicts to the New South Wales colony was abolished.
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.
1872 President Ulysses S. Grant signed the Amnesty Act of 1872 into law, restoring full civil rights to all but about 500 Confederate sympathizers.
1906 The Wright brothers were granted U.S. patent number 821,393 for their "Flying-Machine."
1939 The foreign ministers of Germany and Italy signed a "Pact of Steel" committing the two countries to a military alliance.
1942 Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox enlisted in the United States Marine Corps as a flight instructor.
1947 The Truman Doctrine was enacted as Congress appropriated military and economic aid for Greece and Turkey.
1968 The nuclear-powered submarine USS Scorpion sank with 99 men aboard 400 miles southwest of the Azores.
1969 The lunar module of Apollo 10 separated from the command module and flew to within nine miles of the moon's surface in a dress rehearsal for the first lunar landing.
1972 The island nation of Ceylon became the republic of Sri Lanka with the adoption of a new constitution.
1980 Namco released the highly influential video game Pacman.
1990 North Yemen and South Yemen merged to form the Republic of Yemen.
1990 Microsoft released the Windows 3.0 operating system.
1992 Johnny Carson hosted NBC's Tonight Show for the last time after nearly 30 years in the job.
1997 Kelly Flinn, US Air Force's first female bomber pilot certified for combat, accepted a general discharge in order to avoid a court martial for adultery.
1998 Voters in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland cast ballots giving resounding approval to a Northern Ireland peace accord.
2002 A jury in Birmingham, Alabama, convicted former Ku Klux Klansman Bobby Frank Cherry of murder in a 1963 church bombing that killed four black girls. 2002 The remains of Chandra Levy, the federal intern who had disappeared more than a year earlier, were found in a Washington, D.C., park; an arrest warrant was issued in March 2009 for a man serving a 10-year-sentence for assaulting two other women in the same park.
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 U.S. town of Hallam, Nebraska, was wiped out by a powerful F4 tornado.

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

When the politicians complain that TV turns the proceedings into a circus, it should be made clear that the circus was already there, and that TV has merely demonstrated that not all the performers are well trained.
Edward R. Murrow, broadcast journalist & newscaster (1908 - 1965)



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Today in History - May 23rd

Today’s Birthdays

1824 Ambrose Burnside, hirsute Civil War general (sideburns) died Sept 13, 1881
1846 Arabella Mansfield (Belle Aurelia Babb), first woman lawyer in U.S., died Aug 2, 1911
1883 Douglas Fairbanks, actor (The Three Musketeers) died Dec 12, 1939
1910 Scatman Crothers, entertainer/actor (The Shining) died Nov 22, 1986
1910 Artie Shaw, 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
1943 General Norman Johnson, singer (Chairmen of the Board)
1951 Anatoly Karpov, Russian chess master
1952 Marvelous Marvin Hagler, International Boxing Hall of Famer
1957 Baltimora, singer (Tarzan Boy) died of AIDS Mar 29, 1995
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, drummer (Radiohead)
1968 Laurel Holloman, actress (The L Word)
1968 Guinevere Turner, actress (American Psycho, The Notorious Bettie Page)
1970 Matt Flynn, drummer (Maroon 5)
1974 Jewel Kilcher, pop/folk singer
1974 Ken Jennings, game show contestant (won $3,022,700 on Jeopardy)
1976 Kelly Monaco, playmate/actress/TV personality (Dancing with the Stars)
1978 Scott Raynor, drummer (original Blink-182 drummer)
1980 Lane Garrison, actor (Prison Break)
1983 Heidi Range, singer (Sugababes)
1988 Morgan Pressel, LPGA golfer

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
1937 John D. Rockefeller, entrepreneur (Standard Oil) dies at 97
1945 Heinrich Himmler, Nazi SS commander, commits suicide at 44
1975 Moms Mabley, comedian (Boarding House Blues) dies at 81
1981 George Jessel, actor (The Jazz Singer) dies at 83
1986 Sterling Hayden, actor (The Asphalt Jungle, The Godfather) dies at 70
1999 Owen Hart, wrestler, dies in a stunt gone bad at 34
2002 Sam Snead, golf champion, dies at 89
2006 Lloyd Bentsen, politician/Vice Presidential candidate, dies at 85
2009 Roh Moo-hyun, 16th President of the Republic of Korea, commits suicide at 62

Today in History

1430 Joan of Arc was captured by the Burgundians, who sold her to the English.
1533 The marriage of England's King Henry VIII to Catherine of Aragon was declared null and void.
1701 Captain William Kidd was hanged in London after being convicted of piracy and murder.
1788 South Carolina became the eighth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
1863 Sgt. William Harvey Carney became the first African-American to be awarded the Medal of Honor, for his heroism in the assault on Battery Wagner.
1873 Canada's North West Mounted Police force was established.
1911 The New York Public Library was dedicated.
1915 Italy declared war on Austria-Hungary in World War I.
1929 The first talking cartoon of Mickey Mouse, The Karnival Kid, was released.
1934 Bank robbers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were shot to death in a police ambush as they were driving a stolen car in Bienville Parish, La.
1939 The U.S. Navy submarine USS Squalus sank off the coast of New Hampshire during a test dive, causing the death of 24 sailors and two civilian technicians; the remaining 32 sailors and one civilian naval architect were rescued the following day.
1945 Nazi official and SS chief Heinrich Himmler committed suicide while imprisoned in Luneburg, Germany.
1960 Israel announced it had captured former Nazi official Adolf Eichmann in Argentina.
1967 Egypt closed the Straits of Tiran and blockaded the port of Eilat at the northern end of the Gulf of Aqaba to Israeli shipping, laying the foundations for the Six Day War.
1992 The United States and four former Soviet republics signed an agreement in Lisbon, Portugal, to implement the START missile reduction treaty that had been agreed to by the Soviet Union prior to its dissolution.
1995 In Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the remains of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building were imploded.
1995 The first version of the Java programming language was released.
1997 Iranians elected a moderate president, Mohammad Khatami, over hard-liners in the ruling Muslim clergy.
2003 Congress sent President George W. Bush a $330 billion package of tax cuts, the third of his presidency.
2006 ABC named 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

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The worst moment for the atheist is when he is really thankful and has nobody to thank.
Dante Gabriel Rossetti, English painter & poet (1828 - 1882)


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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
1879 H. B. Reese, inventor (Reese's Peanut Butter Cups) died May 16, 1956
1909 Wilbur Mills, politician (Fannie Foxe scandal) died May 2, 1992
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, Elvis' widow/actress (Naked Gun series)
1949 Jim Broadbent, actor (Hot Fuzz, Time Bandits, Moulin Rouge)
1953 Alfred Molina, actor (Spiderman 2, Chocolat, Maverick)
1956 Larry Blackmon, R&B musician (Cameo)
1960 Guy Fletcher, keyboardist (Dire Straits)
1960 Kristen Scott Thomas, actress (The English Patient)
1962 Gene Anthony Ray, actor/dancer (Fame) died Nov 14, 2003
1963 Vivian Trimble, keyboardist/singer (Luscious Jackson)
1964 Pat Verbeek, NHL right wing (NY Rangers)
1965 John C. Reilly, actor (Talladega Nights Walk Hard)
1967 Heavy D, rapper/actor (Now That We Found Love)
1967 Eric Close, actor (Without a Trace)
1969 Rich Robinson, guitarist (The Black Crowes)
1972 Layne Beachley, professional surfer/actress (Blue Crush)
1978 Johan Holmqvist, NHL goaltender (NY Rangers)
1984 Sarah Hagan, actress (Freaks and Geeks)
1989 Tara Correa-McMullen, actress (Judging AMy, Rebound) murdered Oct 21, 2005

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
1984 Vincent J. McMahon, pro wrestling promoter, dies at 69
1991 Gene Clark, singer/songwriter (The Byrds) dies at 46
1997 Edward Mulhare, actor (Knight Rider) dies at 74
2005 Vivian Liberto, first wife of Johnny Cash, dies at 71
2006 Desmond Dekker, ska/reggae singer/songwriter, dies at 64
2008 Dick Martin, comedian (Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In) dies at 86
2008 Rob Knox, British actor (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) is stabbed to death at 18

Today in History

1830 "Mary Had a Little Lamb" by Sarah Josepha Hale was published.
1830 The first passenger railroad in the United States began service between Baltimore and Elliott's Mills, Md.
1844 Samuel F.B. Morse transmitted the message, "What hath God wrought!" from Washington to Baltimore as he opened America's first telegraph line.
1881 Turkey ceded Thessaly and Arta back to Greece.
1883 The Brooklyn Bridge was opened to traffic.
1895 Henry Irving became the first personage from the theatre to be knighted.
1930 Amy Johnson landed in Darwin, Northern Territory, becoming the first woman to fly from England to Australia.
1935 The first major league baseball game played at night took place at Cincinnati's Crosley Field as the Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1.
1940 Igor Sikorsky performed the first successful single-rotor helicopter flight.
1943 Josef Mengele became chief medical officer of the Auschwitz concentration camp.
1958 United Press International was formed through a merger of the United Press and the International News Service.
1961 Freedom Riders were arrested in Jackson, Mississippi for "disturbing the peace" after disembarking from their bus.
1962 Astronaut Scott Carpenter became the second American to orbit the Earth as he flew aboard Aurora 7.
1976 Britain and France opened trans-Atlantic Concorde service to Washington.
1976 In the Judgment of Paris, wine testers rated wines from California higher than their French counterparts, challenging the notion of France being the foremost producer of the world's best wines.
1980 The International Court of Justice called for the release of United States embassy hostages in Tehran, Iran.
1992 The last Thai dictator, General Suchinda Kraprayoon, resigned following pro-democracy protests.
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 Israeli troops pulled out of southern Lebanon, ending 18 years of occupation.
2001 Democrats gained control of the U.S. Senate for the first time since 1994 when Sen. James Jeffords of Vermont abandoned the Republican Party and declared himself an independent.
2004 North Korea banned mobile phones.

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

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The reverse side also has a reverse side.
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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 (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
1925 Jeanne Crain, actress (State Fair, Cheaper by the Dozen) died December 14, 2003
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
1929 Beverly Sills, operatic soprano, died July 2, 2007
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, singer (Scorpions)
1958 Paul Weller, guitarist/singer (The Jam, The Style Council)
1963 Mike Myers, actor/comedian (Wayne's World, Shrek, The Love Guru)
1969 Anne Heche, actress (Wag the Dog)
1969 Glen Drover, guitarist (Megadeth)
1970 Jamie Kennedy, actor (Scream series)
1971 Justin Henry, actor (Kramer vs Kramer)
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, Remember the Titans)
1978 Todd Whitener, guitarist (Tantric)
1978 Brian Urlacher, linebacker (Chicago Bears)
1980 Joe King, guitarist (The Fray)
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
2003 Jeremy Michael Ward, musician (The Mars Volta) dies at 27
2005 Ismail Merchant, film producer (Merchant/Ivory films) dies at 68
2005 Domenic Troiano, guitarist/songwriter (James Gang, Guess Who) dies at 59
2006 Desmond Dekker, Jamaican ska musician, dies at 64
2007 Charles Nelson Reilly, actor/TV personality (Match Game) dies at 76

Today in History

1787 The Constitutional Convention was convened in Philadelphia.
1810 Argentina began its revolt against Spain.
1844 The first telegraphed news dispatch, sent from Washington, D.C., to Baltimore, appeared in the Baltimore Patriot.
1878 Gilbert and Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore opened at the Opera Comique in London.
1895 Playwright Oscar Wilde was convicted of a morals charge in London and sentenced to prison.
1925 John T. Scopes was indicted for teaching Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.
1935 Jesse Owens of Ohio State University broke five world records and tied a sixth at the Big Ten Conference Track and Field Championships in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
1935 Baseball Hall of Famer Babe Ruth hit the 714th and final home run of his career.
1946 Transjordan became a kingdom as it proclaimed its new monarch, King Abdullah Ibn Ul-Hussein.
1951 Baseball Hall of Famer Willie Mays made his major league debut with the New York Giants.
1953 At the Nevada Test Site, the United States conducted its first and only nuclear artillery test.
1953 The first public television station in the United States officially began broadcasting as KUHT from the campus of the University of Houston.
1961 President John F. Kennedy asked the nation to work toward putting a man on the moon by the end of the decade.
1963 The Organisation of African Unity was established in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
1968 The Gateway Arch in St. Louis was dedicated.
1977 The 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.
1985 Bangladesh was hit by a tropical cyclone and storm surge, which killed approximately 10,000 people.
1986 An estimated 7 million people participated in Hands Across America, forming a line across the country to raise money for the nation's hungry and homeless.
1992 Jay Leno debuted as host of NBC's Tonight Show, succeeding Johnny Carson.
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.
1997 Polish voters adopted a constitution that removed the last traces of communism.
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.
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; Skilling was sentenced to 24 years in prison; Lay died before he could be sentenced.

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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Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
John 15:13, King James Version, Holy Bible



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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, 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)
1955 Masaharu Morimoto, Japanese chef (The Iron Chef)
1959 Wayne Hussey, guitarist/singer (The Mission, Sisters of Mercy)
1960 Doug Hutchison, actor (The Green Mile, The Salton Sea)
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)
1968 Phillip Rhodes, drummer (Gin Blossoms)
1971 Matt Stone, television producer/writer (South Park)
1981 Isaac Slade, singer/pianist (The Fray)

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
2001 Anne Haney, actress (Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil) dies at 67
2003 Kathleen Winsor, writer (Forever Amber) dies at 83
2005 Eddie Albert, actor (Green Acres) dies at 99
2006 Édouard Michelin, CEO of Michelin tires, dies at 43
2008 Sydney Pollack, actor/director/producer/sreenwriter (They Shoot Horses Don't They?, Tootsie) dies at 73

Today in History

1521 Martin Luther was declared an outlaw and his writings were banned by the Edict of Worms.
1647 Alse Young became the first person executed as a witch in the American colonies.
1805 Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned king of Italy.
1864 Montana was organized as a United States territory.
1868 The impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson ended with his acquittal as the Senate fell one vote short of the two-thirds majority required for conviction.
1896 The Dow Jones Industrial Average was first published; the average price of the 11 initial stocks was 40.94.
1908 The first major oil strike in the Middle East took place as engineers working for British entrepreneur William Knox D'Arcy hit a gusher more than 1,100 feet below ground in Masjid-i-Suleiman in present-day Iran.
1913 The Actors' Equity Association was organized.
1938 The House Un-American Activities Committee was established by Congress.
1940 The evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk, France, began during World War II.
1969 Apollo 10 returned to Earth after a mission that served as a dress rehearsal for the first moon landing.
1972 The United States and the Soviet Union signed the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
1977 George H. Willig scaled the outside of the south tower of New York's World Trade Center; he was arrested at the top of the 110-story building.
1978 The first legal casino in the eastern United States opened in Atlantic City, N.J.
1983 A strong 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck Japan, triggering a tsunami that kills at least 104 people, injures thousands.
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.
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.
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.
2006 An earthquake in Java killed more than 5,700 people and left 200,000 homeless.

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

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Steven Wright (1955 - )



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Today in History - May 27th

Today’s Birthdays

1794 Cornelius Vanderbilt, capitalist (Manhattan & Staten Island ferrys) died Jan 4, 1877
1818 Amelia Jenks Bloomer, women’s rights advocate, died Dec 30, 1894
1837 Wild Bill (James Butler) Hickok, frontiersman/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’)
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, 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)
1943 Bruce Weitz, actor (Hill Street Blues)
1944 Christopher Dodd, United States Senator (Connecticut)
1945 Bruce Cockburn, Canadian folk singer/songwriter
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 (Frasier)
1965 Todd Bridges, actor (Diff’rent Strokes)
1970 Joseph Fiennes, actor (Shakespeare in Love)
1971 Brian Desveaux, singer (Nine Days)
1971 Paul Bettany, actor (A Beautiful Mind, A Knight's Tale)
1971 Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes, singer/rapper (TLC) died Apr 25, 2002
1973 Jack McBrayer, actor (30 Rock)
1975 André 3000 (Andre Benjamin) musician/actor (OutKast; Be Cool)
1975 Jamie Oliver, TV chef (The Naked Chef)

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
1993 Mary Philbin, actress (Phantom of the Opera) dies at 89
2000 Maurice "The Rocket" Richard, NHL right wing (Montreal Canadiens) dies at 78
2006 Paul Gleason, actor (Breakfast Club) dies at 67
2006 Alex Toth, cartoonist (Space Ghost, Johnny Quest) dies at 76
2007 Ed Yost, the "father of modern hot-air ballooning," dies at 87
2007 Gretchen Wyler, Brodaway actress (Damn Yankees) dies at 75

Today in History

1703 Tsar Peter the Great founded the city of Saint Petersburg.
1895 Oscar Wilde was imprisoned for sodomy.
1896 A tornado struck St. Louis and East St. Louis, Ill., killing 255 people.
1907 The Bubonic Plague broke out in San Francisco, California.
1927 The Ford Motor Company ceased manufacture of the Ford Model T and began to retool plants to make the Ford Model A.
1933 The Walt Disney Company released the cartoon The Three Little Pigs, with its hit song "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?"
1933 The U.S. Federal Securities Act was signed into law requiring the registration of securities with the Federal Trade Commission.
1935 The Supreme Court struck down the National Industrial Recovery Act.
1937 The Golden Gate Bridge connecting San Francisco and Marin County, Calif., opened.
1941 The British navy sank the German battleship Bismarck off France with a loss of more than 2,100 lives.
1963 The album The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, which featured the song "Blowin' in the Wind," was released.
1967 The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy was launched by Jacqueline Kennedy and her daughter Caroline.
1994 Nobel Prize-winning author Alexander Solzhenitsyn returned to Russia after spending two decades in exile.
1995 Actor Christopher Reeve was paralyzed when he was thrown from his horse during a jumping event in Charlottesville, Va.; he died in 2004.
1996 Russian President Boris Yeltsin negotiated a cease-fire to the war in Chechnya in his first meeting with the rebels' leader.
1997 The Supreme Court ruled Paula Jones could pursue her sexual harassment lawsuit against President Bill Clinton while he was in office.
1998 Michael Fortier, the government's star witness in the Oklahoma City bombing case, was sentenced to 12 years in prison after apologizing for not warning anyone about the deadly plot.
1999 A U.N. tribunal indicted Slobodan Milosevic for crimes against humanity, holding the Yugoslav president personally responsible for the horrors in Kosovo.
2006 A 6.3-magnitude earthquake in central Indonesia killed at least 5,800 people.

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

Quote of the Day

After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one.
Cato the Elder, Roman orator & politician (234 BC - 149 BC)




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Today in History - May 28th

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) died Aug 1, 1964
1908 Ian Fleming, author (James Bond series) died Aug 12, 1964
1917 Papa John Creech, musician (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna) died February 22, 1994
1936 Betty Shabazz, civil rights activist/Mrs Malcolm X, died June 23, 1997
1938 Jerry West, Basketball Hall of Famer (Los Angeles Lakers)
1944 Rudolph Giuliani, former NYC mayor
1944 Billy Vera, singer (At This Moment)
1944 Gladys Knight, R&B singer (Midnight Train to Georgia)
1945 John Fogerty, guitarist/singer/songwriter (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
1947 Sondra Locke, actress (Every Which Way But Loose)
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, guitarist (Siouxsie and the Banshees) died Mar 4, 2004
1962 Brandon Cruz, actor (The Courtship of Eddie's Father)
1962 Roland Gift, singer (Fine Young Cannibals)
1964 Christa Miller, actress (Scrubs)
1965 Chris Ballew, guitarist (Presidents of the USA)
1968 Kylie Minogue, pop singer
1969 Justin Kirk, actor (Weeds)
1970 Glenn Quinn, actor (Angel) died Dec 3, 2002
1971 Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, singer (TLC) died April 25, 2002
1973 gr8flscott, board member
1977 Elisabeth Hasselbeck, TV host (The View)
1979 Jesse Bradford, actor (Bring it On, The West Wing)
1979 Monica Keena, actress (Dawson's Creek)
1985 Colbie Caillat, singer (Bubbly)

Today's Deaths in History

1843 Noah Webster, author/politician/lexicographer, dies at 84
1849 Anne Brontë, English author, dies at 29
1937 Alfred Adler, Austrian psychologist (individual psychology) dies at 67
1971 Audie Murphy, actor/war hero (To Hell and Back) dies at 46
1975 Ezzard Charles, Heavyweight boxing champion, dies at 53
1993 Billy Conn, light-heavyweight boxing champ, dies at 75
1998 Phil Hartman, actor/comedian (Saturday Night Live) is murdered by his wife at 49
1998 Brynn Hartman, wife of Phil Hartman, commits suicide at
2002 James Grant Benton, Hawaiian comic/actor (Booga-Booga) dies at 53
2003 Martha Scott, actress (The Ten Commandments, Ben-Hur, Airport 1975) dies at 91
2007 Marquise Hill, NFL defensive end (New England Patriots) dies at 24
2008 Robert Justman, television producer (Lassie, Adventures of Superman, The Outer Limits) dies at 81

Today in History

1533 England's Archbishop declared the marriage of King Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn valid.
1774 The first Continental Congress convened.
1892 The Sierra Club was organized in San Francisco.
1930 The Chrysler Building in New York City officially opened.
1934 The Dionne quintuplets - Annette, Cecile, Emilie, Marie and Yvonne - were born to Elzire Dionne in Ontario, Canada.
1937 Neville Chamberlain became prime minister of Britain.
1940 The Belgian army surrendered to invading German forces during World War II.
1957 The National League approved the move of the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants baseball teams to Los Angeles and San Francisco, respectively.
1964 The Palestine Liberation Organization was formed.
1977 Fire raced through the Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate, Ky., killing 165 people.
1984 President Ronald Reagan led a state funeral at Arlington National Cemetery for an unidentified American soldier killed in the Vietnam War.
1985 David Jacobsen, director of the American University Hospital in Beirut, Lebanon, was abducted by pro-Iranian kidnappers.
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 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 Pakistan matched India with five nuclear test blasts.
1998 Comic actor Phil Hartman of Saturday Night Live and NewsRadio fame was shot to death by his wife, Brynn, who then killed herself.
2002 NATO declared Russia a limited partner in the Western alliance.
2002 The Mars Odyssey found signs of large ice deposits on the planet Mars.
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

Quote of the Day

The one function TV news performs very well is that when there is no news we give it to you with the same emphasis as if there were.
David Brinkley (1920 - 2003)



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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
1953 Danny Elfman, singer/songwriter/film score composer (Oingo Boingo)
1955 Michael Porcaro, bassist (Toto)
1955 John Hinckley, Jr., shot President Reagan
1956 Larry Blackmon, drummer/singer (Cameo)
1956 LaToya (Yvonne) Jackson, singer
1957 Ted Levine, actor (Silence of the Lambs, Monk)
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, guitarist (Oasis)
1967 Mike Keane, NHL right wing (NY Rangers)
1969 Chan Kinchla, guitarist (Blues Traveler)
1974 Aaron McGruder, comic strip creator (The Boondocks)
1975 Melanie Brown, singer (Spice Girls)
1976 David Buckner, drummer (Papa Roach)
1978 Pelle Almqvist, singer (The Hives)
1979 Casey Sheehan, soldier, died April 4, 2004
1982 Ana Beatriz Barros, Brazilian model (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue)
1984 Carmelo Anthony, NBA forward (Denver Nuggets)
1989 Riley Keough, model/Elvis' granddaughter

Today's Deaths in History

1866 Winfield Scott, American Army general (Grand Old Man of the Army) dies at 79
1942 John Barrymore, actor (grandfather of Drew Barrymore) dies at 60
1951 Fanny Brice, singer/comedian, dies at 59
1979 Mary Pickford, actress/studio founder (Coquette) dies at 86
1989 John Cipollina, guitarist (Quicksilver Messenger Service) dies at 45
1997 Jeff Buckley, singer/guitarist, drowns at 30
1997 George Fenneman, radio/television announcer (You Bet Your Life) dies at 77
1998 Barry Goldwater, former Arizona Senator/Presidential candidate, dies at 89
2004 Archibald Cox, Watergate special prosecutor, dies at 92
2007 Dave Balon, NHL left wing (NY Rangers) dies at 68
2008 Harvey Korman, actor/comedian (Blazing Saddles, Carol Burnett Show) dies at 81

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 became the last of the original 13 colonies to ratify the United States Constitution.
1848 Wisconsin became the 30th state of the union.
1886 Chemist John Pemberton placed his first advertisement for Coca-Cola, the ad appearing in the Atlanta Journal.
1913 Igor Stravinsky's ballet score The Rite of Spring received its premiere performance in Paris, provoking a riot.
1932 World War I veterans began arriving in Washington to demand cash bonuses they weren't scheduled to receive for another 13 years.
1935 The Hoover Dam was completed.
1942 Bing Crosby recorded Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" in Los Angeles for Decca Records.
1953 Mount Everest was conquered as Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and sherpa Tenzing Norgay of Nepal became the first climbers to reach the summit.
1969 The self-titled debut album by Crosby, Stills and Nash was released.
1973 Tom Bradley was elected the first black mayor of Los Angeles.
1982 Pope John Paul II became the first pontiff to visit Canterbury Cathedral.
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.
1996 Benjamin Netanyahu was elected Israeli prime minister.
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.
2004 A memorial to America's World War II veterans was dedicated 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 Pharaohs
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

Quote of the Day

There is nothing so absurd but some philosopher has said it.
Cicero, Roman author, orator, & politician (106 BC - 43 BC)



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Today in History - May 30th

Today's Birthdays

1846 Peter Carl Fabergé, Russian goldsmith/jeweler (Fabergé eggs) died September 24, 1920
1896 Howard Hawks, producer/director (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) died Dec 26, 1977
1899 Irving Thalberg, film producer (The Good Earth) died September 14, 1936
1908 Mel Blanc, 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)
1944 Meredith MacRae, actress (Petticoat Junction) died July 14, 2000
1951 Stephen Tobolowsky, actor (Groundhog Day, Sneakers)
1953 Colm Meaney, actor (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Mystery Alaska)
1955 (Nicky) Topper Headon, drummer (The Clash)
1958 Marie Fredriksson, singer (Roxette)
1958 Ted McGinley, actor (Revenge of the Nerds series, Married...with Children)
1961 Ralph Carter, actor (Good Times)
1962 Kevin Eastman, comic book creator (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
1964 Wynonna Judd (Christina Claire Ciminella), country singer
1964 Tom Morello, guitarist (Audioslave, Rage Against the Machine)
1966 Stephen Malkmus, guitarist (Pavement)
1967 Tim Burgess, singer (The Charlatans)
1971 Patrick Dahlheimer, bassist (Live)
1971 Idina Menzel, actress (Rent, Wicked)
1972 Trey Parker, actor/producer (South Park)
1972 Manny Ramirez, outfielder (Los Angeles Dodgers)
1974 David Wilkie, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers)
1974 Cee-Lo, rapper (Gnarls Barkley)
1981 Blake Bashoff, actor (Bushwhacked, Big Bully)

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
1744 Alexander Pope, English poet (heroic couplets) dies at 56
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, bassist (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/saxophone player (Glenn Miller Orchestra) dies at 86
2003 Mickie Most, English record producer (The Animals, Herman's Hermits, Donovan) dies at 64
2006 Robert Sterling, actor (Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Topper) dies at 88

Today in History

1431 Joan of Arc, condemned as a heretic, was burned at the stake in Rouen, France.
1536 King Henry VIII of England married Jane Seymour, a lady-in-waiting to his first two wives.
1539 Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto landed in Florida.
1854 The territories of Nebraska and Kansas were established.
1868 Decoration Day, the predecessor of the modern Memorial Day, was observed in the United States for the first time.
1879 New York City's Gilmores Garden was renamed Madison Square Garden by William Henry Vanderbilt and was opened to the public at 26th Street and Madison Avenue.
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.
1911 The Indianapolis 500 was run for the first time.
1922 The Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C.
1958 Unidentified soldiers killed in World War II and the Korean War were buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
1971 Mariner 9 was launched to map 70% of the surface and to study temporal changes in the atmosphere and surface of Mars.
1972 In Tel Aviv, members of the Japanese Red Army carried out the Lod Airport Massacre, killing 24 people and injuring 78 others.
1982 Spain became NATO's 16th member.
1982 Cal Ripken Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles played in the first of a record 2,632 consecutive major league baseball games.
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 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 disappeared on a trip to Aruba; the case remains unsolved.
2006 A jury in Rockville, Md., convicted John Allen Muhammad of six of the Washington-area sniper killings.

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

Quote of the Day

It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do.
Jerome K. Jerome, British humor writer (1859 - 1927)




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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, 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, Gran Torino)
1938 Peter Yarrow, singer (Peter, Paul and Mary)
1941 Johnny Paycheck, 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)
1945 Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German film director (The Marriage of Maria Braun) died June 10, 1982
1948 John ‘Bonzo’ Bonham, drummer (Led Zeppelin) died Sep 25, 1980
1949 Tom Berenger, actor (Platoon, Eddie & the Cruisers, Major League)
1950 Gregory Harrison, actor (Trapper John, M.D.)
1952 Karl Bartos, electronic percussionist (Kraftwerk, Electronic)
1954 Vicki Sue Robinson, singer (Turn the Beat Around) died April 27, 2000
1956 Fritz Hilpert, keyboardsit/sound engineer (Kraftwerk)
1957 Jim Craig, 1980 USA Olympic hockey goaltender
1958 Roma Maffia, actress (Nip/Tuck)
1960 Chris Elliott, comic/actor (Groundhog Day)
1961 Lea Thompson, actress (Back to the Future series)
1962 Corey Hart, singer (Sunglasses at Night)
1964 Darryl McDaniels, rapper (Run-D.M.C.)
1964 Scotti Hill, guitarist (Skid Row)
1965 Brooke Shields, model/actress (The Blue Lagoon)
1972 Sarah Murdoch, Australian model (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issues)
1976 Colin Farrell, Irish actor (Phone Booth, Dare Devil)
1977 Eric Christian Olsen, actor (Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd)
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 (NY Rangers) dies at 40
1983 Jack Dempsey, boxing champion, dies at 87
1993 Spuds Mackenzie, advertisement dog (Bud Light) dies at 10
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 The Lady Godiva procession through Coventry began.
1790 The United States enacted its first copyright statute, the Copyright Act of 1790.
1862 Confederate forces under Joseph E. Johnston & G. W. Smith engaged Union forces under George B. McClellan outside Richmond, Virginia.
1889 More than 2,200 people died when a dam break flooded Johnstown, Pa.
1910 The Union of South Africa was founded.
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.
1916 British and German fleets fought the Battle of Jutland off Denmark during World War I.
1927 The last Ford Model T rolled off the assembly line after a production run of 15,007,003 vehicles.
1961 South Africa became an independent republic.
1962 Gestapo official Adolf Eichmann was hanged in Israel for his role in the Holocaust.
1970 An earthquake in Peru killed tens of thousands of people.
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.
1977 The trans-Alaska oil pipeline was completed after three years of work.
1985 Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) became a Schedule I drug in the United States.
1989 House Speaker Jim Wright, D-Texas, dogged by questions about his ethics, announced he would resign.
1991 Leaders of Angola's two warring factions signed a peace treaty, ending a 16-year civil war.
1994 The United States announced it was no longer aiming long-range nuclear missiles at targets in the former Soviet Union.
2003 Bombing suspect Eric Rudolph was arrested outside a grocery store in Murphy, N.C.;he later pleaded guilty to four bombings - including those at a Birmingham. Ala., abortion clinic and at the Atlanta Olympics - and was sentenced to four life terms.
2005 Former FBI official W. Mark Felt stepped forward as "Deep Throat," the secret Washington Post source that helped bring down President Richard M. Nixon during the Watergate scandal.

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

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Ralph W. Sockman



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Today in History - June 1st

Today's Birthdays

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 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)
1937 Colleen McCullough, Australian novelist (The Thorn Birds)
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, 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, former White House press secretary, died July 12, 2008
1956 Lisa Hartman Black, actress (Knots Landing)
1959 Alan Wilder, singer/keyboards (Depeche Mode)
1960 Simon Gallup, guitarist (The Cure)
1963 Mike Joyce, drummer (The Smiths)
1969 Teri Polo, actress (Sports Night, Meet the Parents series)
1972 Mike Dunham, NHL goaltender (NY Rangers)
1973 Heidi Klum, supermodel/actress
1973 leedsy99, board member
1973 Adam Garcia, Australian actor (Coyote Ugly)
1974 Alanis Morissette, singer (You Oughta Know)
1975 Michal Grosek, NHL right wing (NY Rangers)
1976 Angela Perez Baraquio, Miss Hawaii/Miss America 2001
1977 Danielle Harris, actress (Halloween series)
1977 Sarah Wayne Callies, actress (Prison Break)
1982 Justine Henin, professional tennis player

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
2007 Tony Thompson, R&B singer (Hi-Five) dies at 31
2008 Yves Saint Laurent, French fashion designer, dies at 71

Today in History

1495 Friar John Cor recorded the first known batch of scotch whisky.
1533 Anne Boleyn, the second wife of King Henry VIII, was crowned Queen Consort of England.
1792 Kentucky became the 15th state of the union.
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.
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 entered a game as a pinch hitter for the New York Yankees.
1926 Actress Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jeane Mortensen in Los Angeles.
1944 The BBC broadcast a coded message to inform the French resistance that the D-Day invasion was imminent.
1958 Charles de Gaulle became premier of France.
1967 The Beatles' album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was released.
1974 The Heimlich maneuver for rescuing choking victims was published in the journal Emergency Medicine.
1977 The Soviet Union charged Jewish human rights activist Anatoly Shcharansky with treason.
1980 CNN made its debut.
1990 George H. W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev signed a treaty to end chemical weapon production.
2001 A suicide bomber attacked a Tel Aviv nightclub, killing 21 Israelis.
2005 Dutch voters rejected the European Union constitution.
2007 Assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian was released from a Michigan prison after serving eight years for ending the life of a man suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease.
2008 A fire at the backlot of Universal Studios Hollywood destroyed several icons from movies, such as Courthouse Square, the clock tower from Back to the Future, and the King Kong exhibit on the studio tour.

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

The world is governed more by appearances than realities, so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it.
Daniel Webster, diplomat, lawyer, orator, & politician (1782 - 1852)



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Today in History - June 2nd

Today's Birthdays

1731 Martha Washington, First Lady, died May 22, 1802
1740 Marquis de Sade (Comte Donatien Alphonse Francois de Sade), author (Justine) died Dec 2, 1814
1840 Thomas Hardy, writer (Far From the Madding Crowd) died January 11, 1928
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)
1943 Charles Haid, actor (Hill Street Blues)
1944 Marvin Hamlisch, pianist/composer
1946 Peter Sutcliffe, English murderer (Yorkshire Ripper)
1946 Lasse Hallstrom, director (Chocolat)
1948 Jerry Mathers, actor (Leave it to Beaver)
1950 Joanna Gleason, actress (Mr. Holland's Opus)
1952 Gary Bettman, NHL commissioner
1954 Dennis Haysbert, actor (Major League series, 24, The Unit)
1955 Dana Carvey, actor/comedian (Saturday Night Live, Wayne's World)
1955 Michael Steele, bassist/singer (The Bangles)
1960 Tony Hadley, singer (Spandau Ballet)
1960 Kyle Petty, NASCAR driver
1961 Dez Cadena, singer/guitarist (Black Flag)
1970 B-Real, rapper (Cypress Hill)
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, Star Trek)
1978 Nikki Cox, actress (The Norm Show, Las Vegas)
1978 Justin Long, actor (Accepted, Dodgeball, Live Free or Die Hard)
1980 Fabrizio Moretti, drummer (The Strokes)
1983 Brooke White, singer/TV personality (American Idol)
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
1961 George S. Kaufman, playwright (You Can't Take it with You) dies at 71
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 (The 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
1990 Stiv Bators, singer (The Dead Boys, The Lords of the New Church) dies at 40
1996 Ray Combs, game show host/comedian (Family feud) dies at 40
1999 Junior Braithwaite, Jamaican reggae singer (The Wailers)
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
2008 Bo Diddley, singer/songwriter/guitarist, dies at 79
2008 Mel Ferrer, actor/director/producer (The Longest Day) dies at 90

Today in History

1692 Bridget Bishop became the first person to go to trial in the Salem witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts; she was found guilty and hanged June 10.
1835 P. T. Barnum and his circus started their first tour of the United States.
1851 Maine became the first state to enact a law prohibiting alcohol.
1886 President Grover Cleveland married Frances Folsom in a White House ceremony.
1896 Guglielmo Marconi applied for a patent for his radio.
1897 Mark Twain was quoted by the New York Journal as saying "the report of my death was an exaggeration."
1924 Congress granted U.S. citizenship to all American Indians.
1941 Baseball Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig died at age 37 of a degenerative disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
1946 The Italian monarchy was abolished in favor of a republic.
1953 Queen Elizabeth II of Britain was crowned in Westminster Abbey, 16 months after the death of her father, King George VI.
1966 The U.S. space probe Surveyor 1 landed on the moon and began transmitting detailed photographs of the lunar surface.
1979 Pope John Paul II arrived in his native Poland on the first visit by a pope to a Communist country.
1987 President Ronald Reagan announced he was nominating economist Alan Greenspan to succeed Paul Volcker as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board.
1995 A U.S. Air Force F-16C was shot down by Bosnian Serbs while on a NATO air patrol in northern Bosnia; the pilot, Capt. Scott F. O'Grady, was rescued six days later.
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.
2004 Ken Jennings began his 74-game winning streak on the syndicated game show Jeopardy!

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

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The whole dream of democracy is to raise the proletarian to the level of stupidity attained by the bourgeois.
Gustave Flaubert, French realist novelist (1821 - 1880)



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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
1901 Maurice Evans, actor (Planet of the Apes) died Mar 12, 1989
1906 Josephine Baker, dancer (The Black Pearl) died April 12, 1975
1911 Ellen Corby, actress (The Waltons) died April 14, 1999
1911 Paulette Goddard, actress (Ziegfeld Follies) died April 23, 1990
1917 Leo Gorcey, actor (Dead End Kids/Bowery Boys series) died June 2, 1969
1918 Lili St. Cyr, ecdysiast (burlesque stripper) died January 29, 1999
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)
1937 Edward Winter, actor (M*A*S*H) died March 8, 2001
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 Melissa Mathison, screenwriter (E.T.: The Extraterrestrial)
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) died January 28, 2009
1954 Dan Hill, singer (Sometimes When We Touch)
1964 Kerry King, guitarist (Slayer)
1964 James Purefoy, actor (A Knight's Tale, Rome)
1965 Mike Gordon, bassist (Phish)
1967 Anderson Cooper, newsman/anchor (CNN)
1974 Kelly Jones, Welsh singer (Stereophonics)
1986 Rafael Nadal, Spanish tennis champion

Today's Deaths in History

1861 Stephen A. Douglas, politician, dies at 48
1875 Georges Bizet, French composer (Carmen) dies at 36
1924 Franz Kafka, Czech novelist (The Metamorphosis) dies at 40
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 Robert Noyce, American inventor (microchip) dies at 62
1997 Dennis James, television game show host (Name That Tune) dies at 79
2001 Anthony Quinn, actor (Zorba the Greek) dies at
2003 Felix de Weldon, Austrian sculptor (Iwo Jima flag-raising) dies at 96
2006 Johnny Grande, accordion/piano/keyboardist (Bill Haley's Comets) dies at 76

Today in History

1621 The Dutch West India Company received a charter for New Netherlands, present-day New York City.
1888 The poem Casey at the Bat by Ernest Lawrence Thayer was first published, in the San Francisco Daily 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 Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is established by the U.S. Congress.
1937 The Duke of Windsor married American divorcee Wallis Warfield Simpson, for whom he had abdicated the British throne.
1965 Astronaut Edward White became the first American to walk in space, during the flight of Gemini 4.
1968 Pop artist Andy Warhol was shot and critically wounded in his New York film studio, The Factory, by actress Valerie Solanas.
1981 Pope John Paul II left a Rome hospital and returned to the Vatican three weeks after an attempt on his life.
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.
1989 Chinese army troops began a sweep of Beijing to crush student-led pro-democracy demonstrations.
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.
The union of Serbia and Montenegro came to an end with Montenegro's formal declaration of independence.
2007 The USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) engaged pirates after they boarded the Danish ship Danica White off the coast of Somalia.
2008 Barack Obama clinched the Democratic presidential nomination, making him the first black candidate to lead his party.

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

Quote of the Day

It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.
Voltaire, French author, humanist, rationalist, & satirist (1694 - 1778)




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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
1932 John Drew Barrymore, actor (The Trojan Horse) died November 29, 2004
1936 Bruce Dern, actor (Silent Running, Diggstown)
1937 Freddy Fender, singer (Wasted Days and Wasted Nights) 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, musician (The Fixx)
1952 Parker Stevenson, actor (The Hardy Boys Mysteries)
1953 Linda Lingle, Governor of Hawaii
1953 Jimmy McCulloch, guitarist (Wings) died Sept 27, 1979
1956 Keith David, actor (Platoon, The Quick and the Dead)
1961 El DeBarge, R&B singer (DeBarge)
1968 Scott Wolf, actor (Party of Five)
1968 Al B. Sure, R&B singer
1969 Horatio Sanz, comedian (Saturday Night Live)
1971 Noah Wyle, actor (ER)
1974 Stefan Lessard, bassist (The Dave Matthews Band)
1975 Angelina Jolie, actress (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Girl Interrupted)
1975 Russell Brand, actor/comedian (Forgetting Sarah Marshall)
1980 JoJo Garza, bassist (Los Lonely Boys)
1985 Bar Refaeli, Israeli model (Victoria's Secret)

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
1968 Dorothy Gish, actress (Orphans of the Storm) dies at 70
1989 Dik Browne, cartoonist (Hagar the Horrible, Hi and Lois) dies at 71
1990 Stiv Bators, punk singer (The Dead Boys) dies at 40
1992 Carl Stotz, Little League Founder, dies at 82
1994 Derek Leckenby, guitarist (Herman's Hermits) dies at 51
1997 Ronnie Lane, bassist (Faces) dies at 51
2004 Steve Lacy, jazz soprano saxophonist (Charles Mingus, Duke Ellington) dies at 69
2007 Bill France Jr., NASCAR pioneer, dies at 74
2007 Freddie Scott, singer/songwriter (You Got What I Need) dies at 74
2009 David Carradine, actor (Kung Fu, Kill Bill) dies at 72

Today in History

1584 Sir Walter Raleigh established the first English colony on Roanoke Island.
1647 The English army seized King Charles I as a hostage.
1783 The Montgolfier brothers publicly demonstrated their montgolfière (hot air balloon).
1878 Turkey turned Cyprus over to the British.
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.
1940 The Allies completed the evacuation of British troops from Dunkirk, France.
1942 The Battle of Midway began during World War II.
1944 The U.S. Fifth Army began liberating Rome 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.
1973 A patent for the ATM was granted to Don Wetzel, Tom Barnes and George Chastain.
1984 The Bruce Springsteen album Born in the U.S.A. was released.
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.
2007 A federal indictment accused Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., of receiving more than $500,000 in bribes; Jefferson has maintained his innocence and is awaiting trial.

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

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You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance.
Ray Bradbury, science fiction author (1920 - )




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Today in History - June 5th

Today's Birthdays

1718 Thomas Chippendale, English furniture maker, died November 1779
1819 John Couch Adams, mathematician/astronomer (Neptune) died Jan 21, 1892
1850 Pat Garrett, Western lawman (shot Billy the Kid) died February 29, 1908
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 Spalding Gray, actor/screenwriter (The Killing Fields) died Jan 10, 2004
1946 Freddie Stone, singer (Sly and the Family Stone)
1947 Tom Evans, singer/bassist/guitarist (Badfinger)
1949 Ken Follett, Welsh author (Pillars of the Earth)
1952 Nicko McBrain, drummer (Iron Maiden)
1956 Kenny G, jazz saxophonist
1956 Richard Butler, singer/songwriter (Psychedelic Furs, Love Spit Love)
1960 Leslie Hendrix, actress (Law & Order)
1961 Mary Kay Bergman, voice actress (South Park) died Nov 11, 1999
1967 Ron Livingston, actor (Office Space)
1969 Brian McKnight, R&B singer
1971 Mark Wahlberg, singer/actor (Renaissance Man, The Departed)
1974 P-nut, musician (311)
1974 Chad Allen, actor (Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman)
1977 Navi Rawat, actress (Numb3ers)
1977 Liza Weil, actress (Gilmore Girls)
1979 Pete Wentz, 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
1998 Jeanette Nolan, actress (The Horse Whisperer) dies at 86
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.
1851 Harriet Beecher Stowe's anti-slavery serial, Uncle Tom's Cabin or, Life Among the Lowly started a ten-month run in the National Era abolitionist newspaper.
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."
1916 Louis Brandeis was sworn in as a Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
1933 The United States went off the gold standard.
1940 During the World War II Battle of France, Germany attacked French forces along the Somme line.
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 introduced his new single, "Hound Dog," on The Milton Berle Show, scandalizing the audience with his suggestive hip movements.
1967 War erupted in the Middle East as Israel raided Egyptian military targets. Syria, Jordan and Iraq entered the conflict.
1968, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated in Los Angeles after claiming victory in California's Democratic presidential primary; gunman Sirhan Bishara Sirhan was immediately arrested.
1977 The Apple II, the first practical personal computer, went 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.
1998 A strike at a General Motors parts factory near Detroit closed five assembly plants and idled workers nationwide; the walkout lasted seven weeks.
2001 U.S. Senator Jim Jeffords left the Republican Party, an act which shifted control of the United States Senate from the Republicans to the Democratic Party.
2002 Elizabeth Smart, 14, was kidnapped from her bedroom in her family's Salt Lake City home.
2004 Ronald Wilson Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, died in Los Angeles at age 93 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease.
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.
2007 Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for lying and obstructing the CIA leak investigation; President George W. Bush later commuted the prison sentence.

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

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Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
Isaac Newton, mathematician & physicist (1642 - 1727)



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Today's Birthdays

1755 Nathan Hale, patriot (“I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country”) executed Sep 22, 1776
1799 Aleksandr Pushkin, poet (Boris Gudunov, Eugene Onegin) died Feb 10, 1837
1923 V. C. Andrews, author (Flowers in the Attic) died December 19, 1986
1936 Levi Stubbs (Stubbles), singer (The Four Tops) died October 17, 2008
1939 Gary "U.S." Bonds (Anderson), singer (Quarter to Three)
1939 Eddie (Edward) Giacomin, Hockey Hall of Fame goalie (NY Rangers)
1948 Tony Levin, bassist (King Crimson)
1949 Robert Englund, actor (A Nightmare on Elm Street series)
1954 Harvey Fierstein, actor (Torch Song Trilogy, Mrs Doubtfire)
1955 Sandra Bernhard, comedienne/actress
1956 Bjorn Borg, tennis champion
1959 Amanda Pays, actress (Oxford Blues, Max Headroom)
1959 Colin Quinn, comedian (Saturday Night Live)
1959 Jimmy Jam, record producer
1960 Steve Vai, guitar virtuoso
1961 Tom Araya, bassist/singer (Slayer)
1966 Sean Yseult, bassist (White Zombie)
1966 Murdoc Niccals, bassist/lead singer (Gorillaz)
1967 Paul Giamatti, actor (Duets, Sideways)
1967 Max Casella, actor (Doogie Howser)
1970 James "Munky" Shaffer, guitarist (Korn)
1972 Cristina Scabbia, singer (Lacuna Coil)
1975 Sonya Walger, actress (Lost)
1975 Niklas Sundström, NHL forward (NY Rangers)
1978 Carl Barât, singer/guitarist (Dirty Pretty Things)

Today's Deaths in History

1799 Patrick Henry, American patriot, dies at 63
1865 William Quantrill, Confederate raider, dies at 27
1941 Louis Chevrolet, automotive pioneer, dies at 62
1948 Louis Lumière, French movie pioneer, dies at 83
1961 Carl Jung, Swiss psychiatrist, dies at 85
1968 Sen. Robert F. Kennedy dies at 42
1976 J. Paul Getty, industrialist, dies at 83
1979 Jack Haley, actor (Wizard of Oz) dies at 80
1991 Stan Getz, jazz saxophonist, dies at 64
2002 Robbin Crosby, guitarist (Ratt) dies at 42
2003 Dave Rowberry, keyboardist (The Animals) dies at 62
2005 Anne Bancroft, actress/Mrs. Mel Brooks (The Turning Point, The Miracle Worker) dies at 73
2006 Billy Preston, keyboardist/The Fifth Beatle, dies at 59

Today in History

1833 U.S. President Andrew Jackson became the first President to ride a train.
1844 The Young Men's Christian Association was founded in London.
1889 The Great Seattle Fire destroyed the entirety of downtown Seattle, Washington.
1925 Walter Percy Chrysler founded the Chrysler Corp.
1933 The first drive-in movie theater opened, in Camden County, N.J.
1934 The Securities and Exchange Commission was established.
1944 Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, in the D-Day invasion of Europe during World War II.
1966 Black activist James Meredith was shot and wounded as he walked along a Mississippi highway to encourage black voter registration.
1968 Sen. Robert F. Kennedy died at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles, a day after he was shot by Sirhan Bishara Sirhan.
1978 California voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 13, a ballot measure calling for major cuts in property taxes.
1982 Israeli forces invaded Lebanon to drive PLO fighters out of the country.
1984 Video game Tetris was released.
1985 Authorities in Brazil exhumed a body later identified as that of Dr. Josef Mengele, the Nazi doctor who conducted medical experiments on inmates at Auschwitz during World War II.
1990 A federal judge in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., ruled that the 2 Live Crew album As Nasty As They Wanna Be was obscene.
2004 Phylicia Rashad became the first African-American actress to win a Tony for a leading dramatic role for her work in a revival of A Raisin in the Sun.
2005 The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that people who smoke marijuana because their doctors recommend it to ease pain can be prosecuted for violating federal drug laws.
2007 Bob Barker ended his 35-year run as host of the CBS game show The Price Is Right.

Chart Toppers

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

1957
Love Letters in the Sand - Pat Boone
A Teenager’s Romance/I’m Walkin’ - Ricky Nelson
A White Sport Coat (And a Pink Carnation) - Marty Robbins
Four Walls - Jim Reeves

1965
Help Me, Rhonda - The Beach Boys
Wooly Bully - Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs
Crying in the Chapel - Elvis Presley
What’s He Doing in My World - Eddy Arnold

1973
My Love - Paul McCartney & Wings
Daniel - Elton John
Pillow Talk - Sylvia
Satin Sheets - Jeanne Pruett

1981
Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes
Being with You - Smokey Robinson
Stars on 45 medley - Stars on 45
Friends - Razzy Bailey

1989
Rock On - Michael Damian
Soldier of Love - Donny Osmond
Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler
Where Did I Go Wrong - Steve Wariner

Quote of the Day

I believe that every human has a finite number of heart-beats. I don't intend to waste any of mine running around doing exercises.
Buzz Aldrin, astronaut (1930 - )

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Today in History - June 7th

Today's Birthdays

1778 Beau Brummell, English fashion leader, died March 30, 1840
1848 (Eugene Henri) Paul Gauguin, artist (The Yellow Christ) died May 8, 1903
1909 Jessica Tandy, actress (Driving Miss Daisy, Cocoon) died Sep 11, 1994
1917 Dean Martin (Dino Crocetti), singer/actor/Rat Pack member, died Dec 25, 1995
1928 James Ivory, director (Jefferson in Paris, The Remains of the Day, Howard’s End)
1940 Tom Jones, singer (It’s Not Unusual, She’s a Lady, What’s New Pussycat?)
1943 Ken Osmond, actor (Leave it to Beaver)
1946 Jenny Jones, former TV talk show host
1947 Thurman Munson, MLB catcher (NY Yankees) killed in plane crash Aug 2, 1979
1952 Liam Neeson, actor (Schindler’s List, Star Wars Episode I)
1955 William Forsythe, actor (Blue Streak, Deuce Bigelow: Male Gigolo)
1955 Tim Richmond, NASCAR driver, died of AIDS Aug 13, 1989
1956 Bonnie Lee Bakley, wife of Robert Blake, murdered May 4, 2001
1957 Paddy McAloon, singer/songwriter (Prefab Sprout)
1958 Prince (Prince Rogers Nelson), singer/guitarist/composer (Purple Rain, 1999)
1961 Dave Catching, guitarist (Eagles of Death Metal, Queens of the Stone Age)
1962 Michael Cartellone, drummer (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
1963 Gordon Gano, singer/guitarist (The Violent Femmes)
1964 Mark Steines, TV personality (Entertainment Tonight)
1964 Gia Carides, actress (Strictly Ballroom, My Big Fat Greek Wedding)
1966 Eric Kretz, drummer (Stone Temple Pilots)
1967 David M. Navarro, guitarist (Jane’s Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers)
1972 Karl Urban, actor (Lord of the Rings series)
1973 PuckforBrains, board member
1974 Bear Grylls, adventurer/former soldier (Man vs Wild)
1979 Anna Torv, actress (Fringe)
1981 Anna Kournikova, tennis champ/model
1988 Michael Cera, actor (Arrested Development, Superbad, Juno)

Today's Deaths in History

1329 Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland, dies at 54
1937 Jean Harlow, actress (Platinum Blonde) dies at 26
1963 Zasu Pitts, actress (Fibber McGee and Molly) dies at 69
1968 Dan Duryea, actor (Pride of the Yankees) dies at 61
1970 E. M. Forster, English author (Howard's End) dies at 91
1980 Henry Miller, writer (Tropic of Cancer) dies at 88
1988 Vernon Washington, actor (The Last Starfighter) dies at 60
1996 Marjorie Gross, screenwriter (Seinfeld, The Larry Sanders Show) dies at 40
1996 Max Factor, Jr., cosmetics mogul, dies at 91
2003 Trevor Goddard, actor (Mortal Kombat, JAG) dies at 40
2008 Jim McKay, sportscaster (Wide World of Sports) dies at 86

Today in History

1654 Louis XIV was crowned king of France in Rheims.
1776 Richard Henry Lee of Virginia proposed to the Continental Congress a resolution calling for a Declaration of Independence.
1864 Abraham Lincoln was nominated for a second term as president at the Republican Party convention in Baltimore.
1892 Homer Plessy was arrested when he refused to move from a seat reserved for whites on a train in New Orleans; the case led to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark "separate but equal" decision in Plessy v. Ferguson in 1896.
1892 Benjamin Harrison became the first sitting President of the United States to attend a baseball game.
1909 Mary Pickford made her screen debut at the age of 16.
1929 The sovereign state of Vatican City came into existence as copies of the Lateran Treaty were exchanged in Rome.
1939 King George VI and his wife, Queen Elizabeth, arrived at Niagara Falls, N.Y., from Canada on the first visit to the United States by a reigning British monarch.
1942 Japanese soldiers occupied the American islands of Attu and Kiska, in the Aleutian Islands off Alaska.
1965 The Supreme Court of the United States decided on Griswold v. Connecticut, effectively legalizing the use of contraception by married couples.
1971 The United States Supreme Court overturned the conviction of Paul Cohen for disturbing the peace, setting the precedent that vulgar writing is protected under the First Amendment.
1972 The musical Grease opened on Broadway.
1975 Sony introduced the Betamax videocassette recorder for sale to the public.
1981 Israeli military planes destroyed a nuclear power plant in Iraq, a facility the Israelis charged could have been used to make nuclear weapons.
1982 Priscilla Presley opened Graceland to the public; the bathroom where Elvis Presley died five years earlier was kept off-limits.
1991 Mount Pinatubo exploded, generating an ash column 4.5 miles high.
1996 The Clinton White House acknowledged it had obtained the FBI files of prominent Republicans, calling it "an innocent bureaucratic mistake."
1998 James Byrd Jr., a 49-year-old African-American man, was chained to a pickup truck and dragged to his death in Jasper, Texas.
2000 A federal judge ordered the breakup of Microsoft Corp.
2002 A yearlong hostage crisis in the Philippines involving three Americans came to a bloody end as Filipino commandos managed to save only one of the captives.
2003 In a national first, New Hampshire Episcopalians elected an openly gay man, the Rev. V. Gene Robinson, to be bishop.
2006 The U.S. Senate rejected a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage.
2006 Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq, was killed by a U.S. airstrike.
2008 Hillary Rodham Clinton suspended her pioneering campaign for the presidency and endorsed fellow Democrat Barack Obama.

Chart Toppers

1950
My Foolish Heart - The Gordon Jenkins Orchestra (vocal: Eileen Wilson)
Bewitched - The Bill Snyder Orchestra
The Third Man Theme - The Guy Lombardo Orchestra
Birmingham Bounce - Red Foley

1958
The Purple People Eater - Sheb Wooley
Secretly - Jimmie Rodgers
Do You Want to Dance - Bobby Freeman
All I Have to Do is Dream - The Everly Brothers

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
Band on the Run - Paul McCartney & Wings
You Make Me Feel Brand New - The Stylistics
Pure Love - Ronnie Milsap

1982
Ebony and Ivory - Paul McCartney with Stevie Wonder
Don’t Talk to Strangers - Rick Springfield
I’ve Never Been to Me - Charlene
Finally - T.G. Sheppard

1990
Vogue - Madonna
All I Wanna Do is Make Love to You - Heart
Hold On - Wilson Phillips
I’ve Cried My Last Tear for You - Ricky Van Shelton

Quote of the Day

I believe that all government is evil, and that trying to improve it is largely a waste of time.
H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)


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Today in History - June 8th

Today's Birthdays

1625 Giovanni Domenico Cassini, Italian astronomer, died September 14, 1712
1847 Ida McKinley, First Lady, died May 26, 1907
1867 Frank Lloyd Wright, architect (NYC’s Guggenheim Museum) died Apr 9, 1959
1917 Byron White, Supreme Court Justice, died April 15, 2002
1918 Robert Preston, actor (The Music Man, The Last Starfighter) died Mar 21, 1987
1921 LeRoy Neiman, painter
1925 Barbara Bush (Pierce), former First Lady
1927 Jerry Stiller, comedian/actor (Seinfeld, The King of Queens)
1933 Joan Rivers (Joan Alexandra Molinsky), comedienne/TV personality
1936 James Darren (Ercolani), singer/actor (The Guns of Navarone)
1939 Bernie Casey, actor (Revenge of the Nerds, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure)
1940 Nancy Sinatra, singer (These Boots are Made for Walkin’, Something Stupid)
1941 Fuzzy Haskins, guitarist/singer (Parliament-Funkadelic)
1942 Chuck Negron, singer (Three Dog Night)
1944 Boz (William) Scaggs, singer (Lowdown, Lido Shuffle)
1947 Mick Box, guitarist/songwriter (Uriah Heep)
1950 Kathy Baker, actress (Picket Fences, Edward Scissorhands)
1950 Sonia Braga, actress (Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands)
1951 Bonnie Tyler, singer (Total Eclipse of the Heart)
1955 Griffin Dunne, actor (Johnny Dangerously)
1955 Greg Ginn, punk guitarist (Black Flag)
1957 Scott Adams, cartoonist (Dilbert)
1958 Keenan Ivory Wayans, producer/actor/writer (In Living Color)
1960 Mick ‘Red’ Hucknall, singer (Simply Red)
1962 Nick Rhodes (Bates), keyboardist (Duran Duran)
1965 Robert Pilatus, lip-syncer (Milli Vanilli) committed suicide Apr 2, 1998
1967 Julianna Margulies, actress (ER, The Newton Boys)
1967 Neil Mitchell, keyboardist (Wet Wet Wet)
1970 Kelli Williams, actress (The Practice)
1971 Mark Feuerstein, actor (West Wing, Woman on Top, Royal Pains)
1976 Lindsay Davenport, tennis champion
1977 Kanye West, R&B performer
1978 Maria Menounos, TV personality/actress (Entertainment Tonight)
1979 Derek Trucks, guitarist (Allman Brothers Band)
1981 Alex Band, singer (The Calling)
1983 Kim Clijsters, tennis champion

Today's Deaths in History

0632 Mohammed, prophet of Islam, dies at 62
1809 Thomas Paine, American revolutionary/writer (Common Sense) dies at 72
1845 Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the United States, dies at 78
1874 Cochise, Apache leader, dies at 59
1876 George Sand (Amandine Aurore Lucile Dupin), French author, dies at 71
1969 Robert Taylor, actor (Quo Vadis) dies at 57
1982 Satchel Paige, Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher, dies at 75
1993 Root Boy Slim, singer/bandleader (The Sex Change Band) dies at 48
2000 Jeff MacNelly, political cartoonist (Shoe) dies at 51
2006 Robert Donner, actor (Cool Hand Luke, Mork & Mindy) dies at 75

Today in History

1789 James Madison introduced 12 proposed amendments to the Constitution in the House of Representatives; 10 of them were ratified by the state legislatures and became the Bill of Rights.
1861 Tennessee seceded from the Union.
1906 Theodore Roosevelt signed the Antiquities Act into law, authorizing the President to restrict the use of certain parcels of public land with historical or conservation value.
1915 Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan resigned in a disagreement over U.S. handling of the sinking of the Lusitania.
1948 The Texaco Star Theater made its debut on NBC-TV with Milton Berle as guest host.
1949 Celebrities Helen Keller, Dorothy Parker, Danny Kaye, Fredric March, John Garfield, Paul Muni and Edward G. Robinson were named in an FBI report as Communist Party members.
1953 The Supreme Court ruled that restaurants in the District of Columbia could not refuse to serve blacks.
1968 Authorities announced the capture in London of James Earl Ray, the suspected assassin of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
1968 The body of assassinated U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.
1969 The New York Yankees retired Mickey Mantle's uniform No. 7 during Mickey Mantle Day at Yankee Stadium.
1978 A jury in Clark County, Nev., ruled the so-called "Mormon will," purportedly written by the late billionaire Howard Hughes, was a forgery.
1982 In the first speech by an American president to a joint session of the British Parliament, President Ronald Reagan predicted that Marxism-Leninism would wind up "on the ash heap of history."
1987 Fawn Hall, secretary to national security aide Oliver L. North, testified at the Iran-Contra hearings, saying she had helped to shred some documents.
1995 U.S. Marines rescued Capt. Scott O'Grady, whose F16-C fighter jet had been shot down by Bosnian Serbs on June 2.
1995 The first release of the PHP programming language was released by Rasmus Lerdorf.
1998 The National Rifle Association elected actor Charlton Heston its president.
2001 British Prime Minister Tony Blair was elected to a second term in a landslide.

Chart Toppers

1951
Too Young - Nat King Cole
On Top of Old Smokey - The Weavers (vocal: Terry Gilkyson)
How High the Moon - Les Paul & Mary Ford
I Want to Be with You Always - Lefty Frizzell

1959
Dream Lover - Bobby Darin
Personality - Lloyd Price
Quiet Village - Martin Denny
The Battle of New Orleans - Johnny Horton

1967
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Release Me (And Let Me Love Again) - Engelbert Humperdinck
Creeque Alley - The Mamas & the Papas
It’s Such a Pretty World Today - Wynn Stewart

1975
Thank God I’m a Country Boy - John Denver
Sister Golden Hair - America
Bad Time - Grand Funk
Window Up Above - Mickey Gilley

1983
Flashdance...What a Feeling - Irene Cara
Overkill - Men At Work
Time (Clock of the Heart) - Culture Club
Lucille (You Won’t Do Your Daddy’s Will) - Waylon Jennings

1991
More Than Words - Extreme
I Wanna Sex You Up - Color Me Badd
Rush, Rush - Paula Abdul
Meet in the Middle - Diamond Rio

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Those who welcome death have only tried it from the ears up.
Wilson Mizner (1876 - 1933)



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Today in History - June 9th

Today's Birthdays

1672 Peter the Great (Piotr Alekseevich Romanov), Russian Czar, died Feb 8, 1725
1781 George Stephenson, inventor (steam locomotive), died Aug 12, 1848
1890 Leslie Banks, British actor (The Man Who Knew Too Much) died Apr 21, 1952
1891 Cole Porter, composer/lyricist (It’s De-Lovely, Night and Day), died Oct 15, 1964
1915 Les Paul (Polfus), guitarist/Rock and Roll Hall of Famer
1922 George Axelrod, playwright (Breakfast at Tiffany’s) died June 21, 2003
1929 Johnny Ace, R&B singer (Hound Dog) died Dec 25, 1954
1930 Marvin Kalb, journalist (NBC News, Meet the Press)
1931 Jackie Mason (Jacob Moshe Maza), comedian/actor (Caddyshack 2)
1934 Jackie Wilson, R&B singer (Lonely Teardrops) died Jan 21, 1984
1939 Dick Vitale, sportscaster/basketball analyst (ABC, ESPN)
1941 Jon Lord, keyboardist (Deep Purple, Whitesnake)
1950 Trevor Bolder, bassist (Spiders from Mars, Uriah Heep)
1951 James Newton Howard, film composer (The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Signs)
1956 Patricia Cornwell, author (crime novelist)
1961 Michael J. Fox, actor (Back to the Future series, Spin City)
1961 Aaron Sorkin, writer/producer (The West Wing, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip)
1963 Johnny Depp (John Christopher Depp III), actor (Pirates of the Caribbean series)
1964 Gloria Reuben, actress (ER)
1964 Wayman Tisdale, basketball player/jazz bassist, died May 15, 2009
1967 Dean Felber, bassist (Hootie & the Blowfish)
1967 Dean Dinning, bassist (Toad the Wet Sprocket)
1978 Michaela Conlin, actress (Bones)
1978 Matthew Bellamy, singer/songwriter/guitarist (Muse)
1981 Natalie Portman, actress (The Professional, Star Wars series)

Today's Deaths in History

0068 Nero, Roman Emperor, commits suicide at 31
1870 Charles Dickens, author (Tale of Two Cities, A Christmas Carol) dies at 58
1958 Robert Donat, English actor (Goodbye, Mr. Chips) dies at 53
1979 Cyclone Taylor, Hockey Hall of Fame forward (Ottawa Senators) dies at 94
1981 Allen Ludden, TV personality (Password) dies at 62
2006 Roosevelt Brown, NFL tackle (NY Giants) dies at 73

Today in History

1732 James Oglethorpe was granted a royal charter for the colony of Georgia.
1856 Five hundred Mormons left Iowa City, Iowa and head west for Salt Lake City carrying all their possessions in two-wheeled handcarts.
1915 William Jennings Bryan resigned as Woodrow Wilson's Secretary of State over a disagreement regarding the United States' handling of the sinking of the RMS Lusitania.
1928 Charles Kingsford Smith completed the first trans-Pacific flight in a Fokker Trimotor monoplane, the Southern Cross.
1930 Chicago Tribune reporter Jake Lingle was killed during rush hour at the Illinois Central train station by the Leo Vincent Brothers, allegedly over a $100,000 gambling debt owed to Al Capone.
1934 Donald Duck made his debut in The Wise Little Hen.
1940 Norway surrendered to the Nazis during World War II.
1954 Army counsel Joseph N. Welch confronted Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy during the Senate-Army hearings over McCarthy's attack on a member of Welch's law firm; said Welch: "Have you no sense of decency?"
1959 The USS George Washington, the first submarine to carry ballistic missiles, was launched.
1968 President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a national day of mourning following the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
1969 The Senate confirmed Warren Burger to be chief justice of the United States, succeeding Earl Warren.
1973 Secretariat became horse racing's first Triple Crown winner in 25 years by winning the Belmont Stakes.
1978 Leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints struck down a 148-year-old policy of excluding black men from the Mormon priesthood.
1980 Comedian Richard Pryor suffered near-fatal burns at his home when a mixture of "free-base" cocaine exploded.
1986 The Rogers Commission released its report on the Challenger disaster, criticizing NASA and rocket-builder Morton Thiokol for management problems leading to the explosion that claimed the lives of seven astronauts.
1993 Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito married commoner Masako Owada.
2004 The Federal Communications Commission agreed to a record $1.75 million settlement with Clear Channel to resolve indecency complaints against Howard Stern and other radio personalities.
2008 Ken Griffey Jr. of the Cincinnati Reds became the sixth player in baseball history to hit 600 home runs.

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 - Bing Crosby
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
Burning Bridges - Jack Scott
Paper Roses - Anita Bryant
Please Help Me, I’m Falling - Hank Locklin

1968
Mrs. Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel
Tighten Up - Archie Bell & the Drells
This Guy’s in Love with You - Herb Alpert
Honey - Bobby Goldsboro

1976
Love Hangover - Diana Ross
Silly Love Songs - Wings
Get Up and Boogie (That’s Right) - Silver Convention
One Piece at a Time - Johnny Cash

1984
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
Oh Sherrie - Steve Perry
The Reflex - Duran Duran
Someday When Things are Good - Merle Haggard

Quote of the Day

You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans.
Ronald Reagan, 40th U.S. President (1911 - 2004)




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