Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Wow, is NYC the new Illinois?
And I thought I was having a bad day
My new favorite band - U900, Japanese Ukulele Duo!
What day can't be a little bit brighter without Ukulele music
I guess these fall up the category; Instruction Booklets for kids
Once again, I guess I missed these on the bookshelves.
It's Gypsy Rose Lee's (Louise Hovick) Birthday
Everybody sing out.
February 9, 1976 -
Paul Simon's song, 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover, hits number 1.
It his first no. 1 hit single since ending his 13-year partnership with Art Garfunkel in 1970 .
Today in History -
On February 9, 772, Adrian I was elected pope. His election was won largely due to strong Frank support. (This Gaelic support system was the precursor to French support, which remains anything but Frank.)
Adrian worked closely with Charlemagne, also known as Carolus Magnus (Big Chuck), the inventor of France.
William Henry Harrison was born on February 9, 1773. Mr. Harrison was the ninth president of the United States.
He died after 32 days in office, although historians are quick to point out that it has never been adequately proven that he was alive prior to his inauguration.
The Great Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky died on February 9, 1881.
But what the hell do you care, you didn't read him anyway.
February 9, 1909 -
The first federal law prohibiting the importation of opium is enacted, aimed not particularly at the ravages the drug was having on American society
(note: white people weren't using opium in large quantities at the time), but at the Chinese.
February 9, 1950 -
Senator Joseph McCarthy announces he has a list of 205 State Department employees who are Communist Party members.
He did not mention that J. Edgar Hoover likes to wear garters and pumps.
February 9, 1964 -
The Beatles made their first live American television appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show on this date. Approximately 74 million viewers — about half of the American population — watched the group perform on the show.
If you listen very quietly, you can still hear those little girls screaming at the Ed Sullivan Theatre.
February 9, 1968 -
You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!
The film, Planet of the Apes premiered on this date.
In case you are contemplating suicide today - here's a Friendly Reminder: Get your Free Grand Slam on at Denny’s — today only, from 6 AM to 2 PM!
And so it goes.