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Re: On this day in history

Postby Nancy » Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:18 am

Jan 14

In 1873, "Celluloid" was registered as a trademark

In 1882, a country club named "The Country Club" became the first Country Club in the US in Brookline Massachusetts

In 1943, US President Franklin D Roosevelt became the first President to fly in an airplane while in office

In 1952, at 7am, NBC-TV opened the first today Show's broadcast with host Dave Garroway looking outside through the "Windows On The World" in New York City. It was the first program that featured Garroway's signature sign-off - hand raised, uttering one word, "Peace"

In 1964, a hootenanny was held for the first time at the White House - the New Christy Minstrels
entertained President and Lady Bird Johnson, as well as Italy's President

In 1990, the Fox network's animated show "The Simpsons" premiered

Births:
1741 - Benedict Arnold, General in the Revolutionary War, turncoat :shock:
1875 - Albert Schweitzer, philosopher
1906 - William Bendix, actor (The Life Of Riley)
1919 - Andy Rooney, featured writer (60 Minutes)
1924 - Guy Williams, actor (Zorro, Lost In Space)
1941 - Faye Dunaway, oscar-winning actress (Network)
1968 - LL Cool J, rap artist/actor (NCIS LA) - my daughter's hip hop dance troupe opened for him in Providence - he was really great to them!
1969 - Jason bateman, actor (Juno)

Deaths:
1898 - Lewis Carroll, writer (Alice In Wonderland), age 65
1957 - Humphrey Bogart, oscar-winning actor (African Queen), of cancer of the esophagus, age 57
1984 - Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald's, age 81
1986 - Donna Reed, oscar-winning actress (It's A Wonderful Life), of cancer, age 64
2009 - Ricardo Montalban, actor (Fantasy Island, Star Trek: The Wrath Of Khan), age 88
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Re: On this day in history

Postby Nancy » Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:51 am

Jan 15

In 1559, England's Queen Elizabeth I was crowned in Westminster Abbey

In 1844, the University of Notre Dame received its charter from the State of Indiana

In 1943, work was completed on the Pentagon, headquarters of the US Department of Defense

In 1947, the mutilated remains of 22-year-old Elizabeth Short, aka the "Black Dahlia", were found in a vacant lot - her slaying remains unsolved

In 2009, US Airways Captain Chester "Sully" Sullenberger ditched his Airbus 320 in the Hudson River after a flock of birds disabled both of the plane's engines - all 155 people aboard survived

Births:
1622 - Jean Baptiste Moliere, playwright (Tartuffe)
1909 - Gene Krupa, drummer (Sing, Sing, Sing)
1913 - Lloyd Bridges, actor (Sea Hunt, High Noon, Airplane!)
1929 - Martin Luther King, Jr, civil rights leader
1947 - Andrea Martin, comic actress (SCTV)
1957 - Mario Van Peebles, director/writer/actor (New Jack City)

Deaths:
1983 - Meyer Landsky, reputed mobster, age 80
1987 - Ray Bolger, actor/singer/dancer (Wizard Of Oz), age 83
1994 - Harry Nilsson, musician (Everybody's Talkin'), age 52
2008 - Brad Renfro, actor (The Client), of a heroin overdose, age 25
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Re: On this day in history

Postby Nancy » Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:49 am

Jan 16

In 1920, Prohibition began in the US as the 18th Amendment

In 1942, actress Carole Lombard, 33, her Mom, and about 20 other people died when their plane crashed near Las Vegas while returning from a War Bond promotional tour

In 1957, the Cavern Club opened in Liverpool - it became the hangout for 4 neighborhood kids who later became The Beatles

In 2007, Senator Barack Obama, D=Illinois, launched his bid for the White House

Births:
1909 - Ethel Merman, actress/singer/Broadway star (There's No Business Like Show Business/Gypsy)
1947 - Dr Laura Schlessinger, radio talk show host
1948 - John Carpenter, director (The Fog)
1950 - Debbie Allen, actress/singer/dancer/choreographer (Fame, TV and movie)
1974 - Kate Moss, model

Deaths:
1942 - Carole Lombard, actress, age 33 (see above)
1957 - Arturo Toscanini, conductor (Fantasia), age 89
1969 - Vernon Duke, composer (Takin' A Chance On Love), age 65
1972 - Dave Seville, aka Ross Bagdasarian, songwriter (Come on-a My House)/creator of Alvin And The Chipmunks, age 52
1979 - Ted Cassidy, actor (Lurch - The Addams Family, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid), age 46
1987 - Earl Wilson, Broadway columnist, age 79
1997 - Innis Cosby, son of Bill and Camille, murdered on an LA Highway, age 29
2009 - Andrew Wyeth, artist, age 91
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No, no, she's a fish that's just a little bit

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Re: On this day in history

Postby Nancy » Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:43 pm

Jan 17

In 1871, Andrew Hallidie of San francisco received a patent for a cable car system which was put into operation in the City by the Bay in 1873

In 1916, the PGA (Professional Golfers' Association) was formed in NYC

In 1991, Operation Desert Storm began (US and UN Allies went to war to drive Saddam Hussein's army out of Iraqi-occupied Kuwait)

In 1995, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Kobe Japan, killing 6,000 people and injuring more than 26,000

Births:
1706 - Ben Franklin, statesman/printer/author/publisher (Poor Richard's Almanack")/inventor (Franklin Stove, bifocals, lightning rod)
1880 - Mack Sennett, silent movie director (Tillie's Punctured Romance)
1899 - Al Capone, "Scarface", gangster
1922 - Betty White, actress (Mary Tyler Moore Show, Golden Girls)
1931 - James Earl Jones, actor (Field Of Dreams, voice of Darth Vader - Star Wars)
1933 - Shari Lewis, puppeteer (Shari lewis Show with Lambchop and Charley Horse)
1942 - Muhammed Ali, boxing champ
1949 - Andy Kaufman, actor (Taxi)
1952 - Pete LaCock, baseball star, son of Hollywood Squares host Peter Marshall
1962 - Jim Carrey, actor (The Truman Show)/comedian (In Living Color)
1964 - Michelle Obama, US First Lady

Deaths:
1893 - Rutherford B Hayes, 19th US President (1877-81), age 70
2003 - Richard Crenna, actor (Rambo), age 75
2007 - Art Buchwald, columnist, posted his video obituary in which he declared, "Hi, I'm Art Buchwald and I just died", age 81
2008 - Bobby Fischer, chess champ, age 64
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Re: On this day in history

Postby Nancy » Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:55 pm

Jan 18

In 1896, the x-ray machine was exhibited for the first time

In 1929, Walter Winchell made his radio debut

In 1949, Ted Mack came to TV with his Original Amateur Hour

In 1967, Albert De Salvo, nicknamed The Boston Strangler, was convicted in Cambridge Massachusetts of armed robbery, assault, and sex offenses (He was killed in prison in 1973)

In 1997, Norwegian-born Borge Ousland completed the first solo crossing of Antarctica via the South Pole, the first to traverse the continent alone

In 2009, a star-studded pre-inaugural concert took place on the National Mall

Births:
1779 - Peter Roget, man behind the Thesaurus/inventor of log-logslide rule
1782 - Daniel Webster, statesman
1882 - AA Milne, author (The House At Pooh Corner)
1892 - Oliver Hardy, comedian (Laurel and Hardy)
1904 - Cary Grant, actor (The Philadelphia Story)
1913 - Danny Kaye, actor/singer/dancer (White Christmas)
1941 - David Ruffin, singer (Temptations)
1941 - Bobby Goldsboro, singer (Honey)
1955 - Kevin Costner, actor/director (Dances With Wolves)

Deaths:
1949 - Charles Ponzi, engineer of one of the most spectacular swindles in history, hence the phrase Ponzi Scheme. He died destitute in the charity ward of a Rio de Janiero hospital, age 66
1980 - Cecil Beaton, photographer, age 76
1996 - Minnesota Fats (Rudolf Wanderone, Jr), billiard hustler, age 82
1997 - Paul Tsongas, US Senator (Massachusetts), age 55
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Re: On this day in history

Postby Nancy » Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:12 am

Jan 19

In 1915, George Claude patented the neon tube advertising sign

In 1937, millionaire Howard Hughes set a transcontinental air record by flying his monoplane from LA to Newark, New Jersey in 7 hours, 28 minutes and 25 seconds

In 1966, Indira Gandhi was elected Prime Minister of India

In 1983, Klaus Barbie, the "Butcher of Lyon", was arrested in Bolivia on charges of having tortured and killed thousands

Births:
1923 - Jean Stapleton, actress (All In The Family)
1942 - Michael Crawford, actor/singer (Phantom Of the Opera)
1943 - Janis Joplin, singer (Me and Bobby McGee)
1944 - Shelley Fabares, actress (Donna Reed Show, Brian's Song)
1946 - Dolly Parton, singer/songwriter/actress (9 To 5)
1947 - Paula Dean, TV chef
1949 - Robert Palmer, singer (Addicted To Love)
1972 - Drea de Matteo, actress (Sopranos)
1992 - Shawn Johnson, Gold Medal gymnast, Dancing With The Stars champ

Deaths:
1954 - Sydney Greenstreet, actor (The Maltese Falcon), age 74
1998 - Carl Perkins, singer/songwriter, age 65
1997 - Adriana Caseloti, voice of Snow White, age 70
2000 - Hedy Lamarr, actress/inventor, age 86
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Re: On this day in history

Postby Nancy » Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:32 am

Jan 20

In 1885, the roller coaster was patented by LaMarcus Thompson of Coney Island

In 1937, US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the first Chief Executive to be inaugurated on Jamuary 20 instead of March 4

In 1942, Nazi officials held the notorious Wannsee Conference, during which they arrived at their "final solution" that called for exterminating Jews

In 1981, Iran released 52 Americans it had held hostage for 444 days, minutes after the Presidency had passed from Jimmy Carter to Ronald Reagan

In 2009, Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the US

Births:
1896 - George Burns, entertainer (The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show)
1920 - Federico Fellini, director (8 1/2)
1920 - DeForest Kelly, actor (Bones - Star Trek)
1924 - Slim Whitman, yodeling singer (Rose-Marie)
1926 - Patricia Neal, oscar-winning actress (Hud)
1930 - Buzz Aldrin, astronaut, 2nd man to walk on the Moon
1946 - David Lynch, director (The Elephant Man, Twin Peaks)
1956 - Bill Maher, comedian/TV Host (Politically Incorrect
1966 - Rainn Wilson, actor (The Office)

Deaths:
1984 - Johnny Weissmuller, actor (Tarzan)/Gold Medalist (5 swimming Gold Medals), age 79
1989 - Beatrice Lillie, actress (Thoroughly Modern Millie), age 94
1990 - Barbara Stanwyck, actress (Double Indemnity), age 82
1993 - Audrey Hepburn, oscar-winning actress (Roman Holiday), of colon cancer, age 63
2003 - Al Hirschfeld, Broadway cartoonist, age 99
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Re: On this day in history

Postby Nancy » Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:31 pm

I'm sorry catching up has been so slow. It will be completed soon. :nod:

Today marks the anniversary of the small plane crash in Clear Lake, Iowa in 1959, in which rock 'n' roll stars Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and JP "The Big Bopper" Richardson were killed
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Re: On this day in history

Postby Nancy » Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:10 am

Jan 21

In 1908, smoking by women became illegal

In 1922, the first slalom event in skiing was held in Murren, Switzerland

In 1954, the "Nautilus", the first atomic-powered submarine, was launched in Groton, Connecticut

In 1976, the French Concorde began regular commercial service for Air France and British Airways

In 1978, the soundtrack of "Saturday Night Fever" reached #1 on the album charts and remained #1 for 6 months

Births:
1824 - Stonewall Jackson, Confederate General
1905 - Christian Dior, fashion designer
1922 - Telly Savales, actor (Kojak)
1938 - Wolfman Jack, disc jockey/announcer (Midnight Special)
1940 - Jack Nicklaus, golf champ
1941 - Placido Domingo, opera star
1950 - Billy Ocean, singer (Caribbean Queen)
1956 - Geena Davis, oscar-winning actress (Accidental Tourist)

Deaths:
1984 - Jackie Wilson, singer (Lonely Teardrops), after suffering a massive heart attack while performing in 1975, which left him in a coma. He remained hospitalized until his death, age 49
1987 - Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis' manager of 22 years, of a stroke, age 87
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No, no, she's a fish that's just a little bit

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Re: On this day in history

Postby Nancy » Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:32 am

Jan 22

In 1879, James Shields became the first Senator to serve in 3 different states (Illinois, Minnesota, and Missouri)

In 1946, the CI Group, later known as the CIA, was established by US President Harry S Truman

In 1968, NBC TV's show, "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In", debuted from "beautiful downtown Burbank"

In 1973, the US Supreme Court struck down state laws that had restricted abortions during the first 6 months of pregnancy

Births:
1561 - Sir Francis Bacon, philosopher/writer (The Advancement Of Learning)
1788 - Lord Byron, poet
1875 - DW Griffith, film producer/director (Birth Of A Nation)
1904 - George Balanchine, choreographer (Nutcracker), founder of New York City Ballet
1940 - John Hurt, actor (The Elephant Man, Alien :shock: , Midnight Express)
1949 - Steve Perry, musician (Journey - Open Arms)
1959 - Linda Blair, actress (Exorcist)
1965 - Diane Lane, actress (Unfaithful)

Deaths:
1973 - Lyndon Baines Johnson, 36th US President (1963-69), age 64
1994 - Telly Savales, actor (Kojak), of prostate cancer, age 70
1995 - Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, mother of JFK, RFK, and Ted Kennedy, age 104
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No, no, she's a fish that's just a little bit

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Re: On this day in history

Postby Nancy » Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:33 am

Jan 23

In 1907, Charles Curtis of Kansas began serving in the US Senate, the first American Indian to become a US Senator. He resigned in March of 1929 to become President Herbert Hoover's Vice President

In 1977, the mini-series "Roots" premiered on ABC-TV

In 1986, the first induction of the Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame took place. Those inducted were: Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, The Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis Presley

Births:
1737 - John hancock, US Statesman, Patriot, first to put his signature on the Declaration of Independence
1832 - Howard Manet, artist, leader of the impressionist movement
1898 - Randolph Scott, actor (To The Shores Of Tripoli)
1899 - Humphrey Bogart, oscar-winning actor (The African Queen)
1919 - Ernie Kovaks, comedian (The Ernie Kovaks Show)
1933 - Chita Rivera, actress/singer/dancer (Broadway - West Side Story, Chicago)
1950 - Richard Dean Anderson, actor (MacGuyver)
1974 - Tiffani-Amber Thiesen, actress (Saved By The Bell)

Deaths:
1944 - Edvard Munch, painter (The Scream), age 80
1977 - Bernard "Toots" Shor, barkeeper (Toots Shor's, NYC), age 73
1981 - Samuel Barber, composer (Adagio For Strings), age 70
1989 - Salvador Dali, surrealist painter, age 84
2003 - Nell Carter, actress (Gimme A Break), age 54
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No, no, she's a fish that's just a little bit

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Re: On this day in history

Postby Nancy » Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:47 am

Jan 24

In 1848, James W Marshall discovered a gold nugget in northern California, a discovery that led to the Gold Rush of '49

In 1908, the Boy Scouts movement began in England under the aegis of Robert Baden-Powell

In 1924, the Russion city of Petrograd (formerly St Petersburg) was renamed Leningrad in honor of the late revolutionary leader

In 1978, a nuclear-powered Soviet satellite (Cosmos 954) plunged through the Earth's atmosphere and disintegrated, scattering radioactive debris over parts of northern Canada

In 1989, confessed serial killer Ted Bundy was executed in Florida's electric chair

Births:
1917 - Ernest Borgnine, oscar-winning actor (Marty)
1941 - Neil Diamond, singer/songwriter (Sweet Caroline)
1958 - Mary Lou Retton, Olympic Gold Medal gymnast
1986 - Mischa Barton, actress (The OC)

Deaths:
1965 - Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of England, age 90
1975 - Larry Fine, comedian (3 Stooges), age 72
1986 - L Ron Hubbard, author, founder of Church of Scientology, age 74
1998 - Jay Monahan, husband of Katie Couric, of colon cancer, age 42
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I don't think so Bro, she's a Lady, Lady, Lady, Lady

No, no, she's a fish that's just a little bit

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Re: On this day in history

Postby Nancy » Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:02 am

Jan 25

In 1915, Alexander Graham Bell in New York spoke to his assistant Thomas Watson in San Francisco, inaugurating the first transcontinental telephone service

In 1964, the Beatles scored their first US #1 hit, "I Want To Hold Your Hand"

Births:
1759 - Robert Burns, poet (wrote Auld Lang Syne)
1874 - W Somerset Maugham, author (Of Human Bondage)
1938 - Etta James, singer (At Last)
1958 - Dinah Manoff, actress (Empty Nest, Ordinary People)
1981 - Alicia Keys, musician/actress (Smokin' Aces)

Deaths:
1947 - Al "Scarface" Capone, gangster, of syphilis, age 48
1981 - Adele Astaire, sister/dance partner of Fred, age 82
1990 - Ava Gardner, actress (Mogambo, Earthquake), of pneumonia, age 67
1997 - Jean Dixon, psychic, of a heart attack, age 79
1997 - Sarah Delany, author/teacher (Having Our Say), age 109
Oh, fish-like Lady

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I don't think so Bro, she's a Lady, Lady, Lady, Lady

No, no, she's a fish that's just a little bit

La-dy-ish! Yeah!

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Re: On this day in history

Postby Nancy » Sat Feb 27, 2010 3:17 am

I'm optimistic I can actually catch this thing up to date soon. :roll:

Jan 26

In 1875, George Green of Kalamazoo, Michigan patented the electric dental drill for sawing, filing, dressing, and polishing teeth

In 1939, the Apollo Theatre opened in NYC as a "Negro vaudeville theatre". It became the showplace for many of the great black entertainers, singers, groups, and instrumentalists in the country

In 1988, The Phantom Of The Opera opened at the Majestic Theater, NYC for 4,000 plus performances - it's still playing 22 years later

Births:
1880 - Douglas MacArthur, US Army General, Commander of the Allied Forces ("Old soldiers never die, they just fade away")
1913 - Jimmy Van Huesen, composer (Call Me Irresponsible)
1925 - Paul Newman, oscar-winning actor (The Color Of Money)
1929 - Jules Feiffer, cartoonist/scriptwriter (Little Murders)
1941 - Scott Glenn, actor (The Right Stuff)
1955 - Eddie Van Halen, musician (Van halen)
1958 - Ellen DeGeneres, comedienne (Ellen DeGeneres show)

Deaths:
1893 - Abner Doubleday, credited with inventing baseball, died on his 74th birthday
1949 - Victor Fleming, director (Wizard Of Oz), age 65
1973 - Edward G Robinson, actor (Little Caesar), age 79
1992 - Jose Ferrer, oscar-winning actor (Cyrano de Bergerac), age 80
1999 - Shinichi Suzuki, music educator, developed the Suzuki Method, age 99
Oh, fish-like Lady

Lady-like Fish

I don't think so Bro, she's a Lady, Lady, Lady, Lady

No, no, she's a fish that's just a little bit

La-dy-ish! Yeah!

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Re: On this day in history

Postby Nancy » Sat Feb 27, 2010 4:09 am

Jan 27

In 1880, Thomas Edison patented the incandescent light bulb

In 1888, the Nationl Geographical Society was incorporated

In 1961, Leontyne Price made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera House in NYC

In 1967, the launch pad of AS 204 was the site of tragedy. A flash fire in the command module during a pre-flight test killed astronauts Virgil "Gus" Grissom, Edward White, and Roger Chaffee

In 1968, Otis Redding's "Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay" was released, seven weeks after his death

In 1984, Michael Jackson's hair caught fire during the filming of a Pepsi commercial

Births:
1756 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, composer (Don Giovanni)
1832 - Lewis Carroll, writer (Alice's Adventures In Wonderland)
1885 - Jerome Kern, composer (Show Boat, "The Way You Look Tonight")
1908 - William Randolph Hearst, publishing mogul (Cosmo, San Francisco Examiner)
1921 - Donna Reed, oscar-winning actress (It's a Wonderful Life)
1936 - Troy Donahue, actor (Hawaiian Eye, A Summer Place)
1964 - Bridget Fonda, actress (Point Of No Return)

Deaths:
1901 - Guiseppe Verdi, composer (Aida), of a stroke, age 87
1993 - Andre "The Giant" Roussimoff, wrestler/actor (The Princess Bride) of a heart attack, age 49
2004 - Jack Paar, TV Host (2nd to host the Tonight Show), age 85
2009 - John Updike, writer (Rabbit Run), of lung cancer, age 76
Oh, fish-like Lady

Lady-like Fish

I don't think so Bro, she's a Lady, Lady, Lady, Lady

No, no, she's a fish that's just a little bit

La-dy-ish! Yeah!


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