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On this day, the daily facts thread

zorro Jul 15, 2014

  1. zorro

    zorro The pointy end goes into the other man Brigade Member

    On this day..............

    In 55 B.C. - Britain was invaded by Roman forces under Julius Caesar.

    1498 - Michelangelo was commissioned to make the "Pieta."

    1842 - The first fiscal year was established by the U.S. Congress to start on July 1st.

    1847 - Liberia was proclaimed as an independent republic.

    1873 - The school board of St. Louis, MO, authorized the first U.S. public kindergarten.

    1896 - In the Philippines, and insurrection began against the Spanish government.

    1920 - The 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution went into effect. The amendment prohibited discrimination on the basis of sex in the voting booth.
    :showem: :hump: :giggle:

    1957 - It was announced that an intercontinental ballistic missile was successfully tested by the Soviet Union.

    1957 - The first Edsel made by the Ford Motor Company rolled of the assembly line.

    1973 - A U.S. Presidential Proclamation was declared that made August 26th Women's Equality Day.
    :female: = :male:

    1978 - Sigmund Jahn blasted off aboard the Russian Soyuz 31 and became the first German in space.

    1987 - The Fuller Brush Company announced plans to open two retail stores in Dallas, TX. The company had sold its products door to door for 81 years.

    GAMBIT The Protector of the Pro-Tech Brigade Member

    On this day August 26, 2014

    1965, Sonny & Cher were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'I Got You Babe', the duo's only UK No.1. Sonny Bono was inspired to write the song to capitalize on the popularity of the term "babe," as heard in Bob Dylan's 'It Ain't Me Babe'.

    1967, Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull joined up with The Beatles in Bangor North Wales to seek guidance from Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

    1967, Small Faces, Move, The Gass, Tomorrow, Denny Laine, Jeff Beck, Eric Burdon and Marmalade all appeared on the first day of the 3-day non-stop happening 'Festival of the Flower Children' at Woburn Abbey, England. Plus DJ's John Peel and Tommy Vance, day tickets cost £1.

    1967, The Beatles held a press conference at University College in Bangor, North Wales with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The Beatles announced that they had become disciples of the guru and that they renounced the use of drugs. The four had become members of the Maharishi's 'Spiritual Regeneration Movement', which obligated them to donate one week's earnings each month to the organization.

    1970, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix, (his last ever UK appearance), Donovan, Jethro Tull, Miles Davis, Arrival, Cactus, Family, Taste, Mungo Jerry, ELP, The Doors, The Who, Spirit, The Moody Blues, Chicago, Procol Harum, Sly and the Family Stone and Free all appeared over three days at the third Isle Of Wight Festival. Weekend tickets, £3.

    1973, 10cc made their live debut at the Palace Lido Isle of Man at the start of an UK tour. Comprising of Graham Gouldman, Eric Stewart, Kevin Godley and Lol Creme, who had written and recorded together for some three years before assuming the 10cc name.

    1977, Uriah Heep, Thin Lizzy, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Eddie and the Hot Rods, Golden Earing, Aerosmith, Doobie Brothers, Hawkwind, Racing Cars, John Miles, Graham Parker, The Enid, No Dice and Frankie Miller's Full House all appeared at the 17th three day Reading Festival, England. A three day ticket cost £7.95.

    1978, Frankie Valli went to No.1 on the US singles chart with the Barry Gibb song 'Grease'. It went on to sell over 2 million in the States (a No. 3 hit in the UK).

    1981, Ottawa City Council named 'Paul Anka Day' to celebrate his 25th anniversary in show-business. The council also named a street in Ottawa 'Paul Anka Drive' in his honour. The Canadian singer songwriter had written over 900 songs including the classic 'My Way'.

    1987, Sonny Bono, who once said that he never voted until he was 53, announced that he was running for mayor of Palm Springs, California. He won the election in 1988 and went on to win a seat in Congress in 1996.

    1988, The first day at this years three day Reading Festival featuring Iggy Pop, Starship, Squeeze, Ramones, Meat Loaf, Bonnie Tyler, Hothouse Flowers, Deacon Blue, Quireboys, Broken English, three day ticket £24.

    1993, A double sided acetate of The Beatles performing live at The Cavern in Liverpool sold for £16,500 at Christies, London, a world record price for a recording.

    1994, Scottish singer Frankie Miller suffered a massive brain haemorrhage in New York, while writing material for a new band he and Joe Walsh from The Eagles had formed. Miller spent five months in a coma. He then entered rehabilitation, re-learning how to walk and talk.

    1995, Blur scored their first UK No.1 single with 'Country House' and won a media battle with Oasis for the No.1 position. Both acts released their new singles on the same day, 'Country House' topped the chart, selling 270,000 copies, compared to 220,000 sold by 'Roll with It', seeing Oasis entering the chart at No.2. More on Oasis

    1995, Seal went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Kiss From A Rose', taken from the film 'Batman Forever' a No.4 hit in the UK.

    1997, Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers was admitted to hospital after crashing on his motorbike while driving down Sunset Boulevard.

    2000, Douglas Allen Woody former bass player with The Allman Brothers was found dead in New York.

    2003, Rolling Stone Magazine named Jimi Hendrix as the greatest guitarist in Rock history. Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Chuck Berry, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Ry Cooder also made the top 10 list. More on Jimi Hendrix

    2004, US Cinematographer David Myers died after suffering a stroke. He worked of various music films including Woodstock, Elvis On Tour, The Last Waltz, The Grateful Dead Movie, Mad Dogs & Englishmen and Cracked Actor: A Film About David Bowie.

    2004, Singer Laura Branigan died of a brain aneurysm. She had had a 1982 US No.2 & UK No.6 single with ‘Gloria’ and a 1984 US No.4 & UK No.5 with ‘Self Control’. She had also played Janis Joplin in the US musical Love, Janis.

    2005, A plaque was unveiled by fellow Quarrymen John Duff Lowe and Colin Hantonat at the site where the band which was to become The Beatles made their first recordings. John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison recorded a version of Buddy Holly's 'That'll Be The Day' and a Lennon-Harrison song, 'In Spite Of All The Danger' as The Quarrymen at the Percy Philips studio in Liverpool in 1958.

    2005, A post office near the Los Angeles studio where Ray Charles recorded much of his music was renamed after the R&B legend. A federal bill was signed by US President George Bush to rename the post office. Charles, died in June 2004 at the age of 74, suffering from acute liver disease.

    2005, Green Day were named best band on the planet at the 12th annual Kerrang! rock awards, they also won best live act. Welsh metal group Funeral For a Friend won best British band, while New Jersey's My Chemical Romance picked up best album and best video. Iron Maiden were inducted into the Kerrang! Hall of Fame and Marilyn Manson took the Icon Award. Best single went to Foo Fighters' 'Best of You' while Trivium were named best international newcomers. Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor was named classic songwriter while Killing Joke were given a lifetime achievement accolade.

    2007, Police who raided the home of US rap star DMX, found 12 neglected pit bull terrier dogs and a number of guns. The bodies of three more dogs had been buried. No arrests were made and DMX told police he had not been at the property in Arizona for at least two months. The rapper who had launched his own range of dog clothing, including caps, scarves and raincoats for canines also featured on the cover of his latest album, Year of the Dog... Again, with a pit bull straining at the leash.

    2007, High School Musical 2 soundtrack album was at No.1 on the US chart. The Disney album stayed at No.1 for 4 weeks. The premiere of the musical brought in a total of 17.2 million viewers in the United States, almost 10 million more than its predecessor, making it the highest rated basic cable broadcast in U.S. history.

    2007, After two years, the Rolling Stones played the final show on their A Bigger Bang World Tour at the O2 Arena in London, England. The longest and biggest tour of their career, it became the highest grossing in rock history ($560 million).
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  3. Bruce2

    Bruce2 Enormous member

    Oh well. What are you gonna do:unintroduced:
  4. crogers

    crogers Magnus advocatus diaboli Super Moderator Brigade Member

    DUCK and COVER!!

    The most powerful volcanic eruption in recorded history occurs on Krakatau (also called Krakatoa), a small, uninhabited volcanic island located west of Sumatra in Indonesia, on this day in 1883. Heard 3,000 miles away, the explosions threw five cubic miles of earth 50 miles into the air, created 120-foot tsunamis and killed 36,000 people.

    Good thing that island was uninhabited!

    Sent out the greens. I'll be back tomorrow!
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  5. 3Bulls

    3Bulls Brigade Member Brigade Member

    On This Day In......

    1667: Earliest recorded hurricane in U.S., Jamestown, Virginia

    1770: born today, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, German philosopher (d. 1831)

    1776: British defeat Americans in Battle of Long Island

    1874: born today, Carl Bosch, German chemist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1940)

    1896: England defeated Zanzibar in a 38-minute war (9:02 AM-9:40 AM)

    1908: born today, Lyndon B. Johnson, American commander and politician, 36th President of the United States (d. 1973)

    1942: born today, Daryl Dragon, American keyboard player and songwriter (Captain & Tennille)

    1955: Guinness Book of World Records 1st published

    1965: Beatles spend an evening with Elvis Presley

    1966: Sir Francis Chichester begins 1st solo ocean voyage around the world

    1981: Divers begin to recover a safe found aboard Andrea Doria

    1992: President George Bush has informed Iraq's President Saddamm Hussein that a no fly zone is now in place over southern Iraq.

    2006 : The world’s oldest woman died on this day of complications caused by pneumonia. Maria Esther de Capovilla was 116 years old and lived in Guayaquil, Colombia. She was generally in good health and her death was unexpected. Maria Esther de Capovilla had five children, eleven grand children, twenty great-grand children, and two great-great grandchildren.

    2011: Hurricane Irene strikes the United States east coast, killing 47 and causing an estimated $15.6 billion in damage
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  6. zorro

    zorro The pointy end goes into the other man Brigade Member

    On this day............

    In 1660 - The books of John Milton were burned in London due to his attacks on King Charles II.
    :king2: :firedevil

    1776: The British defeat the Americans in Battle of Long Island
    :neener: :manganr:

    1789 - The Declaration of the Rights of Man was adopted by the French National Assembly.

    1858 - The first cabled news dispatch was sent and was published by "The New York Sun" newspaper. The story was about the peace demands of England and France being met by China.

    1859 - The first oil well was successfully drilled in the U.S. by Colonel Edwin L. Drake near Titusville, PA.

    1889 - Charles G. Conn received a patent for the metal clarinet.

    1889 - Boxer Jack "Nonpareil" Dempsey was defeated for the first time of his career by George LaBlanche.

    1892 - The original Metropolitan Opera House in New York was seriously damaged by fire.
    :panic: :fireman2:

    1896: England defeated Zanzibar in a 38-minute war (9:02 AM-9:40 AM)
    :owned4: :brit:

    1985 - The Space Shuttle Discovery left for a seven-day mission in which three satellites were launched and another was repaired and redeployed.
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  7. crogers

    crogers Magnus advocatus diaboli Super Moderator Brigade Member

    In 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., the African American civil rights movement reaches its high-water mark when Martin Luther King, Jr., speaks to about 250,000 people attending the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The demonstrators--black and white, poor and rich--came together in the nation's capital to demand voting rights and equal opportunity for African Americans and to appeal for an end to racial segregation and discrimination.

    Later referred to as the "I have a dream" speech, it is probably second only to the Gettysburg address in fame!

    I'll be back tomorrow! :thumbsup:
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  8. 3Bulls

    3Bulls Brigade Member Brigade Member

    August 28, 1609 Delaware Bay explored by Henry Hudson for the Netherlands

    August 28, 1845 Scientific American magazine publishes its first issue.

    August 28, 1884 First known photograph of a tornado is made.

    August 28, 1907 "UPS is founded by James E. Casey in Seattle, Washington."

    August 28, 1937 Toyota Motors becomes an independent company.

    August 28, 1971 The dollar is allowed to float against the yen for the first time.

    August 28, 1990 Iraq declares Kuwait its 19th province

    August 28, 1996 "Britain's Prince Charles and Princess Diana divorce, ending 15 years of marriage."

    August 28, 2009 "Reading Rainbow, the third longest-running children's show on United States public-service television network PBS, ends its 26-year run."

    August 28, 2009 "The detailed chemical structure of a single molecule has been imaged for the first time. The physical shape of single carbon nanotubes has been outlined before, using similar techniques, but the new method even shows up chemical bonds."
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    GAMBIT The Protector of the Pro-Tech Brigade Member

    August 28th: On this Day

    1961, Joe Dowell went to No.1 on the US singles chart with his version of 'Wooden Heart'. The song is best known for its use in the 1960 Elvis Presley film G.I. Blues, which gave Elvis a No.1 hit in the United Kingdom.

    1961, Tamla Records released the Marvelettes first single, 'Please Mr. Postman'. The song went on to sell over a million copies and become the group's biggest hit, reaching the top of both the Billboard Pop and R&B charts. The song is notable as the first Motown song to reach the number-one position on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart.


    1964, After playing a show at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, New York, The Beatles met Bob Dylan for the first time at The Delmonico Hotel. Dylan and mutual journalist friend Al Aronowitz introduce the Fab Four to marijuana. More on The Beatles and marijuana

    1965, The Beach Boys 'California Girls' was at No.3 on the US singles chart, the single peaked at No.26 in the UK. The music for the song came from Brian Wilson's first LSD experience.

    1965, The Rolling Stones announced that Allen Klein, who they had met three days earlier, would co-manage the group along with Andrew Long Oldham. At the same time, The Stones signed a five-year recording deal with Decca Records. More on The Rolling Stones

    1965, Bob Dylan played the first night of a 40 date North American tour at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium in New York City. Dylan played the first set solo and was backed by a band consisting of Robbie Robertson, Levon Helm, Harvey Brooks and Al Kooper in the second set. This format, one acoustic and one electric set was kept through-out the tour.

    1966, Nearing the end of their final tour of America, The Beatles performed one show at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California, before a crowd of 45,000. The Beatles' attempt to escape from the stadium in an armored truck is thwarted when the main gate was found to be locked, and The Beatles have to spend two hours in the back of the truck before they can leave the stadium.

    1968, Simon and Garfunkel started a five-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Bookends'. The duo's fourth studio album featured 'America', 'Mrs. Robinson' and 'A Hazy Shade of Winter'.

    1968, The Beach Boys were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Do It Again', the group's second and final UK No.1.

    1968, Working at Trident Studios, London, The Beatles started recording a new John Lennon song ‘Dear Prudence’. They built the song instrument by instrument, utilizing the 8-track equipment at Trident. John and George played guitars, while Paul plays drums to compensate for Ringo, who had quit The Beatles on August 22.

    1968, Tammy Wynette recorded 'Stand By Your Man' at Epic studios after an idea that came from producer, Billy Sherrill. Wynette and Sherril completed the song in 15 minutes. It proved to be the most successful record of Wynette's career and is one of the most covered songs in the history of country music. The song has appeared in various films, including: Five Easy Pieces, The Blues Brothers, The Crying Game, Sleepless in Seattle, Four Weddings and a Funeral and GoldenEye.
    970, During a four-week engagement at The International Hotel in Las Vegas, a security guard at the hotel received a phone call in which he was told Elvis Presley would be shot during his last show. The person demanded $50,000 to reveal the name of the potential killer. Later that day a menu was found in Elvis’ mail at the hotel on which Elvis’ face was destroyed and a gun had been drawn pointing to his heart. The threats were taken very seriously. Elvis played his last show without any incident. More on Elvis Presley

    1972, Alice Cooper was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'School's Out'. Cooper has said he was inspired to write the song when answering the question, "What's the greatest three minutes of your life?". Cooper said: "There's two times during the year. One is Christmas morning, the next one is the last three minutes of the last day of school."

    1981, Producer Guy Stevens died at the age of 38 years old, having overdosed on prescription drugs he was taking to reduce his alcohol dependency. Worked with Mott The Hoople, Free and The Clash. He was the president of the Chuck Berry Appreciation Society and it was Stevens who brought Berry to the UK for his first tour. He gave Procol Harum and Mott the Hoople their distinctive names.

    1984, The Jacksons' Victory Tour broke the record for concert ticket sales after they surpassed the 1.1 million mark in two months.

    1988, Kylie Minogue set a new UK record when her debut album 'Kylie' became the biggest selling album by a female artist in Britain with sales of almost two million.

    1993, Billy Joel started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'River Of Dreams.' Joel claimed most of the music came to him in his sleep, hence the title. The singers second wife, one time model Christie Brinkley, painted the album cover which was later voted worst album cover of the year.

    1993, German-based multi-national dance act Culture Beat started a four-week run at No.1 in the UK singles chart with 'Mr Vain'. It was the first UK No.1 single not to be available in a 7" version.

    1996, Issac Hayes, who co-wrote the Sam and Dave's classic 'Soul Man', sent a protest letter to presidential candidate Bob Dole, requesting Dole to stop using his song, which supporters had changed to 'I'm A Dole Man.'

    1998, Geri Halliwell announced that she was selling off her Spice Girls clothes in a charity auction. The PVC cat suit she used to wear was up for £5000 knee high boots for £1200 and the Union Jack dress she wore to the Brit Awards for £8000.

    2005, Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was admitted to hospital after being shot in the leg at a party hosted by hip hop star Kanye West. The party was held at a club in Miami, Florida, to celebrate this year's MTV Video Music Awards.

    2005, Green Day cleaned up at this years MTV awards held in Miami winning seven awards including, Video of the Year for 'Boulevard of Broken Dreams' and the Viewer's Choice Award. Best Male Video went to Kanye West for ‘Jesus Walks’, Best Choreography went to Gwen Stefani for ‘Hollaback Girl’ and Breakthrough Video went to Gorillaz for ‘Feel Good Inc.’ The awards went ahead despite concerns over Hurricane Katrina, which hit Florida last week, and after a shooting at a pre-awards party. Record boss Suge Knight was shot in the leg during at a party for Kanye West.

    2005, Art Garfunkel was charged by police for possession after a marijuana cigarette was allegedly found in the ashtray of his car. Garfunkel had pleaded guilty the previous year to possession of marijuana in upstate New York.

    2005, Oasis went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'The Importance Of Being Idle' their 8th No.1 single taken from their 6th album Don't Believe the Truth.

    2009, Noel Gallagher quit Oasis, saying he could no longer work with his brother Liam. Noel, the group's lead guitarist and chief songwriter, had recently been involved in a series of rows with front man Liam, and admitted he and his brother rarely spoke, did not travel together and only saw each other on stage. The guitarist said: "It's with some sadness and great relief to tell you that I quit Oasis tonight. The band were due to play the Rock en Seine festival in Paris but cancelled at the last minute. When the support band said Oasis would not be performing, many fans thought it was a joke, but then screens at either side of the stage showed the message: "As a result of an altercation within the band, the Oasis gig has been cancelled."

    August 28th: Born on this day

    1939, Born on this day, Clem Cattini, drums, The Tornadoes (1962 UK & US No.1 single 'Telstar'). The first major hit from a UK act on the American chart. Cattini has featured on a record 44 different UK number one singles, from artists such as Tom Jones, T. Rex, The Seekers, Bay City Rollers, Rolf Harris and Hot Chocolate.

    1942, Born on this day, Sterling Morrison, guitar, Velvet Underground, (1968 song 'White Light White Heat'). Morrison died of cancer on 30th August 1995.

    1943, Born on this day, Ann Lantree, The Honeycombs, (1964 UK No.1 single 'Have I The Right').

    1943, Born on this day, David Soul, actor, singer (1977 UK & US No.1 single 'Don't Give Up On Us').

    1946, Born on this day, Ken Andrews, Middle Of The Road, (1971 UK No.1 single 'Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep').

    1948, Born on this day, Danny Seraphine, drums, Chicago, (1976 UK & US No.1 single 'If You Leave Me Now').

    1949, Born on this day, Hugh Cornwell, guitar, vocals, The Stranglers, (1982 UK No.2 single 'Golden Brown', and over 20 other Top 40 hits). Solo.

    1949, Born on this day, Martin Lamble drums, Fairport Convention, (1969 UK No.21 single 'Si Tu Dois Partir'). Killed on 14th May 1969 when the bands van crashed on the way home from a gig in Birmingham, England.

    1951, Born on this day, Wayne Osmond, Vocals, The Osmonds, (1971 US No.1 single 'One Bad Apple', 1971 US 1974 UK No.1 single 'Love Me For A Reason', plus 9 other US & UK Top 40 singles).

    1961, Born on this day, Kim Appleby, singer, Mel and Kim, (1987 UK No.1 single 'Respectable').

    1965, Born on this day, Shania Twain, Canadian singer, (Eilleen Regina Edwards). Her 1997 album 'Come On Over', became the best-selling album of all time by a female musician in any genre, and the best-selling country album of all time selling more than 40 million copies worldwide. Twain has won 5 Grammy Awards and 27 BMI Songwriter awards and is sometimes referred to as "The Queen of Country Pop", she is one of the most commercially successful artists of all time, having sold over 80 million albums.

    1969, Born on this day, Mary McCartney, a daughter to Paul and Linda McCartney Mary was named after Paul's mother (who he mentioned in the song 'Let It Be').

    1969, Born on this day, Jack Black, actor, comedian and musician. One half of the comedy/rock duo Tenacious D with Kyle Gass.

    1974, Born on this day, Peter Turner, bass, Elbow, won the Mercury Music Prize for their 2008 album ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’.

    1982, Born on this day, LeAnn Rimes, US singer, known for her rise to fame as an eight-year-old champion on the original Ed McMahon version of Star Search, followed by the release of the Bill Mack song 'Blue' when she was 13 to become the youngest country music star since Tanya Tucker in 1972. Scored the 1997 US No.3 & 1998 UK No.7 single, 'How Do I Live' which spent 30 weeks on the UK top 40 singles chart (the first record, to do so since 'Relax' by Frankie Goes To Hollywood).

    1986, Born on this day, Florence Welch, singer, songwriter, Florence and the Machine, who scored the 2009 UK No.1 album ‘Lungs’. Also scored the 2012 UK No.1 single 'Sweet Nothing' with Calvin Harris.
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  10. Kelper

    Kelper Penguin Egg Eater Lady Devil

    On this day in 1959, rising American rock stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson are killed when their chartered Beechcraft Bonanza plane crashes in Iowa a few minutes after takeoff from Mason City on a flight headed for Moorehead, Minnesota. Investigators blamed the crash on bad weather and pilot error. Holly and his band, the Crickets, had just scored a No. 1 hit with "That'll Be the Day."

    After mechanical difficulties with the tour bus, Holly had chartered a plane for his band to fly between stops on the Winter Dance Party Tour. However, Richardson, who had the flu, convinced Holly's band member Waylon Jennings to give up his seat, and Ritchie Valens won a coin toss for another seat on the plane.

    Holly, born Charles Holley in Lubbock, Texas, and just 22 when he died, began singing country music with high school friends before switching to rock and roll after opening for various performers, including Elvis Presley. By the mid-1950s, Holly and his band had a regular radio show and toured internationally, playing hits like "Peggy Sue," "Oh, Boy!," "Maybe Baby" and "Early in the Morning." Holly wrote all his own songs, many of which were released after his death and influenced such artists as Bob Dylan and Paul McCartney.

    Another crash victim, J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, 28, started out as a disk jockey in Texas and later began writing songs. Richardson's most famous recording was the rockabilly "Chantilly Lace," which made the Top 10. He developed a stage show based on his radio persona, "The Big Bopper."

    The third crash victim was Ritchie Valens, born Richard Valenzuela in a suburb of Los Angeles, who was only 17 when the plane went down but had already scored hits with "Come On, Let's Go," "Donna" and "La Bamba," an upbeat number based on a traditional Mexican wedding song (though Valens barely spoke Spanish). In 1987, Valens' life was portrayed in the movie La Bamba, and the title song, performed by Los Lobos, became a No. 1 hit. Valens was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.

    Singer Don McLean memorialized Holly, Valens and Richardson in the 1972 No. 1 hit "American Pie," which refers to February 3, 1959 as "the day the music died."

    Also on this day Rosie was told that her job was going to be terminated after one week. So went to another dry cleaners this one gave me and interview, hired tomorrow more hours.Have been a littel absent this week. Worked regular job then after that had been mowing so a tiring week so far. Monday going to a park to sleep the day away

    heinho thank you dear accidents happen lovely kind gesture and very much appreciated.

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  11. zorro

    zorro The pointy end goes into the other man Brigade Member

    Keep your chin up Rosie. :tiny: :jdwink2:
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  12. Kelper

    Kelper Penguin Egg Eater Lady Devil

    I am trying funny was given a little cushion that said HOPE today. I liked that a lot before I was feeling somewhat sad and worried about being jobless and homeless.

    Rosie :devilwag:
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  13. 3Bulls

    3Bulls Brigade Member Brigade Member

    And on this day in the year of

    1758 - New Jersey Legislature forms 1st Indian reservation

    1811 - born today is, Henry Bergh, 1st president of SPCA

    1831 - Michael Faraday demonstrates 1st electric transformer

    1862 - US Bureau of Engraving & Printing begins operation

    1883 - Seismic sea waves created by Krakatoa eruption create a rise in English Channel 32 hrs after explosion

    1896 - Chop suey invented in NYC by chef of visiting Chinese Ambassador

    1904 - 1st Olympics in US are held (St Louis)

    1904 - 3rd modern Olympic Games opens in St Louis

    1925 - After a night on the town, Babe Ruth shows up late for batting practice Miller Huggins suspends Ruth & slaps a $5,000 fine on him

    1945 - Gen MacArthur named Supreme Commander of Allied Powers in Japan

    1966 - Beatles last public concert (Candlestick Park, SF)

    1982 - Steve Miller's "Abracadabra" hits #1

    1987 - Nolan Ryan passes the 200-strikeout barrier for record 11th time

    2012 - Banana Spider venom is found to be effective in relieving erectile dysfunction
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  14. crogers

    crogers Magnus advocatus diaboli Super Moderator Brigade Member

    In 2005, Katrina!

    'nuff said!

    Passing out some greens!
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  15. zorro

    zorro The pointy end goes into the other man Brigade Member

    On this day..............

    In 1828 - A patent was issued to Robert Turner for the self-regulating wagon brake.

    1833 - The "Factory Act" was passed in England to settle child labour laws.

    1885 - The first prizefight under the Marquis of Queensberry Rules was held in Cincinnati, OH. John L. Sullivan defeated Dominick McCaffery in six rounds.

    1886 - In New York City, Chinese Ambassador Li Hung-chang's chef invented chop suey.

    1965 - Gemini 5, carrying astronauts Gordon Cooper and Charles ("Pete") Conrad, splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean after eight days in space.
    :shipwrecked: :shipwrecked:

    1983 - The anchor of the USS Monitor, from the U.S. Civil War, was retrieved by divers.

    1990 - Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, in a television interview, declared that America could not defeat Iraq.

    1991 - The republics of Russia and Ukraine signed an agreement to stay in the Soviet Union.
  16. crogers

    crogers Magnus advocatus diaboli Super Moderator Brigade Member

    On this day in 1967, Thurgood Marshall becomes the first African American to be confirmed as a Supreme Court justice. He would remain on the Supreme Court for 24 years before retiring for health reasons, leaving a legacy of upholding the rights of the individual as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.

    Passed out the weekend greens. Hope you got some! Hope errybody has a GREAT weekend!!
  17. 3Bulls

    3Bulls Brigade Member Brigade Member

    On This Day In The Year Of....

    257 - St Sixtus II begins his reign as Catholic Pope

    1481 - 2 Latvian monarchs executed for conspiracy to Polish king Casimir IV

    1645 - Dutch & Indians sign peace treaty (New Amsterdam (NY))

    1682 - William Penn left England to sail to New World

    1776 - US army evacuates Long Island and falls back to Manhattan, NYC

    1850 - Honolulu, Hawaii, becomes a city

    1888 - Lord Walsingham kills 1,070 grouse in a single day

    1922 - Babe Ruth is thrown out of a game for 5th time in 1922

    1972 - John Lennon & Yoko Ono perform at Madison Square Garden

    1979 - US President Jimmy Carter attacked by a rabbit on a canoe trip in Plains, Ga
  18. Buildn

    Buildn JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

    On this day in

    Michael Schumacher won a world championship race for the first time. The previous year, he'd made his Formula One debut at the Belgian Grand Prix. Today, at the age of 23, he won the same race, timing his pit stop expertly to bring his Benetton in well ahead of Nigel Mansell, who started from pole in a Williams and had already clinched the world title (August 16). Before retiring for the first time in 2006, Schumacher won 91 Grands Prix, far and away the record.

    Another tough beat for Carl Lewis. The day we suspected Ben Johnson wasn't for real. At the 1984 Olympics, he'd won bronze in the 100 metres, running 10.22 seconds behind a dominant Lewis (4 August) - and there was nothing to suggest the impact he was going to have, The following year, Johnson broke the Commonwealth record by running 10.00 flat, then won gold at the 1986 Commonwealth Games, well clear of Linford Christie. So progress was being made - and the physique being built up. By 1987, there were mutterings about Johnson's increased chest size and yellowy eyes, such common signs of steroid use that he was nicknamed Benoid. Today at the World Championships in Rome, those suspicions wee raised even higher in the 100 metres final. Johnson sprang out of his blocks like a long jumper, taking an immediate lead over Lewis that he held to the end. The winning time of 9.83 was almost as quantum a leap as Usain Bolt's run at the 2008 Olympics (August 16). It was a yard quicker than the world record of 9.93 set at altitude and left Lewis a metre behind. But of course it didn't end there. Johnson ran even faster at the next Olympics (September 24) but was caught taking the steroids everyone knew about, and Lewis was given this 1987 gold medal and a share of the world record. He broke it at the next World Championships (August 25).
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  19. zorro

    zorro The pointy end goes into the other man Brigade Member

    On this day..............

    In 1146 - European leaders outlawed the crossbow.

    1645 - American Indians and the Dutch made a peace treaty at New Amsterdam. New Amsterdam later became known as New York.

    1682 - William Penn sailed from England and later established the colony of Pennsylvania in America.

    1780 - General Benedict Arnold secretly promised to surrender the West Point fort to the British army.

    1806 - New York City's second daily newspaper, the "Daily Advertiser," was published for the last time.

    1809 - Charles Doolittle Walcott first discovered fossils near Burgess Pass. He named the site Burgess Shale after nearby Mt. Burgess.

    1951 - The Philippines and the United States signed a defense pact.

    1956 - In Louisianna, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway opened.

    1983 - The space shuttle Challenger blasted off with Guion S. Bluford Jr. aboard. He was the first black American to travel in space.
  20. Buildn

    Buildn JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

    Im liking this thread, you learn something obscure, but new and interesting, every time you read or post, its cool!

    This day in 1969

    Rocky Marciano died in a plane crash in Iowa. Born Rocco Marchegiano in Massachusetts in 1923, he was the only world heavyweight boxing champion to remain undefeated throughout his professional career. Comparing him with Muhammad Ali, as so many liked to do, was pointless. Marciano had a fighting weight of 13½ stone, two stone less than Ali at his lightest. The film both boxers took part in, which ended with Marciano winning by a late knockout, was equally daft. And Rocky never fought a single top fighter who was at his peak. He ended Joe Louis's career in 1951, but the former champ was a 37-year-old shell by then. Marciano took the world title from a 38-year-old (September 23 1952) and retained it against Archie Moore, who was even older (September 21 1955). His other wins as champion were against another veteran ex-champion in Ezzard Charles, and two white punchbags, including a blown-up British light-heavyweight (May 16 1955). But, weird as it sounds, none of this matters very much. There was simply no doubt about the Rock's stature. No-one ever took a punch better or came back more furiously. No-one ever trained so long or hard for even a routine fight. No-one threw so many damaging punches in a fight (what he did to the blood vessels in Roland LaStarza's arms doesn't bear repeating). A messianic figure for Italian Americans, he was a legend in all of boxing. The greatest cruiserweight of all time.
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