Monday, November 4, 2013

Just pick up the receiver and whisper "Happy Birthday"

November 4, 1952 -
The US established the National Security Agency (NSA) on this date.

The NSA (is supposed to) serve as an intelligence agency of the US, gathering and analyzing foreign intelligence documentation and other forms of communication, usually involving encrypted information that requires decoding.

November 4, 1967 -
released the Smokey Robinson & The Miracles hit, I Second That Emotion, on this date.

This was the first Top-10 hit for the group after their 1967 name change from The Miracles.

November 4, 1977 -
Martin Scorcese's film, The Last Waltz, featuring the music of The Band, premiered in New York, on this date.

Shot on Thanksgiving 1976 at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco, Ca.

November 4, 1978 -
Even though the skinny white boy is singing -  place one hand on your monitor and the other hand upon the afflicted area. Feel the healing powers of Rev. Green wash over you. Feel his power emanate and pulsate through your loins.

I need a moment - someone fetch me a cold compress.

The Talking Heads released their version of the Al Green classic Take Me To The River, on this date.

Stop what you're doing - Once again it's time to celebrate National Chicken Lady Day.  I lost control of bodily functions - thoughts of the KITH Chicken Lady flooded my mind.

But it was not to be. The real Chicken Lady honored today is Dr. Marthenia "Tina" Dupree.

Dr. Dupree, who was formerly the Community Relations and Training Director for a large chicken restaurant, helps people learn public speaking through her not-for-profit organization - The Professional Speakers Network.

Today in History:
November 4, 1922
It was on this day that a British man named Howard Carter made one of the greatest archeological discoveries of all time by discovering the tomb of King Tutankhamen (Boris Karloff).

Tut has been making his tour and putting a curse on those damn limeys who disturbed his eternal rest for more than 90 years.

November 4, 1928 -
Arnold Rothstein, mobster and the man who fixed the 1919 World Series, was having a bit of bad luck. Rothstein had just finished playing a marathon three day game of poker with some 'business associates'. Realizing that his losses totalled a staggering $320,000.00, Rothstein quit the game and refused to pay his debt. The Brain, as he was known by his associated suspected the game might not be on the up and up. His associates took umbrage at the accusation and 'arranged' to have Rothstein have an allergic reaction to some bullets at the Park Central Hotel in NYC on this date.

The gangster, a man of honor, refused to identify his killers on his deathbed. Had he only thought things might not be on the up and up playing cards with man named George "Hump" McManus and Titanic Thompson, things may have gone differently for him.

November 4, 1963 -
At a Beatles command performance (present: Queen Elizabeth; the Queen Mother; Princess Margaret), John Lennon utters the remark: "Will the people in the cheaper seats clap their hands? And the rest of you, if you'll just rattle your jewelry."

If you look very closely, I believe the Queen Mum gave John the finger.

November 4, 1979 -
The US Embassy in Tehran was stormed by "students", holding 52 hostages for 444 days.

The incident propels Ted Koppel and his magnificent hair onto the national scene with a long series of repetitive Nightline: America Held Hostage specials.

And so it goes

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