SONG OF THE DAY
1960 - Please Help Me, I’m Falling - Hank Locklin
1967 - Sam’s Place - Buck Owens
1969 - My Life (Throw It Away if I Want To) - Bill Anderson
1975 - I’m Not Lisa - Jessi Colter
1978 - She Can Put Her Shoes Under My Bed (Anytime) - Johnny Duncan
National Climb a Tree Day
Lucky Penny Day
1785 - In a letter to a friend, Benjamin Franklin reveals his latest invention, spectacles of two thicknesses, the first bi-focals.
1827 - The first nursery school in the United States was established “to relieve parents of the laboring classes from the care of their children, offering the children protection from weather, from idleness and contamination of evil example.”
1873 - The North West Mounted Police, which later became later to become the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, was formed in Canada.
1879 - Iowa State College, located in Ames, Iowa, established the first veterinary school in the US.
1922 - The first debate to be heard on radio was broadcast in Washington, DC. The two debaters argued about the topic of Daylight Saving Time with the audience acting as the judge.
1934 - Fugitives Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker were ambushed and killed in Louisiana.
1939 - The Navy submarine Squalus went down off New Hampshire in 240 feet of water. 33 of the 59 men aboard were saved using a diving bell.
1944 - Chicago University called it quits to sports by withdrawing from the Big 10 Conference of the NCAA and all other athletic competition.
1946 - Railroad workers ignored a seizure order by President Harry S Truman and walked off the job.
1949 - Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin lifted the Berlin Blockade. During the blockade, the U.S. and its allies delivered 2,325,809 tons of supplies, including 23 tons of oranges. Two thirds of the tonnage was coal to provide heat during the brutally-cold 1948-49 winter. The round-the-clock airlift, registered 277,804 flights, and a loss of 78 airmen, killed in crashes and other accidents.
1949 The Federal Republic of Germany was established by a proclamation of the Grundgesetz, Germany's current constitutional body. The foundation of West Germany came four years after the demise of the Nazi regime and the end of World War II.
1951 - Delegates of the Dalai Lama signed the Seventeen Point Agreement affirming Chinese sovereignty over Tibet. According to Tibetan officials, the document was signed under duress and is, therefore, invalid.
1952 – Thirty-seven years after its release, “Birth of a Nation”, D.W. Griffith’s silent film classic, was banned in Maryland for being “morally bad and crime-inciting.”
1960 – Despite a warning issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning System, sixty-one people were killed when a tsunami caused by an 8.5-magnitude earthquake off the coast of Chile hit Hilo, Hawaii. The warning was issued six hours before the wave’s arrival. Yet some islanders choose to ignore the warning and head for the coast to view the 35-foot wave.
1996 - In response to accusations that her popular clothing line was made by sweatshop workers abroad and in the U.S., talk show host Kathie Lee Gifford sent her husband, Frank Gifford, to a New York factory, Seo Fashions, where several workers were owed several hundred dollars in back pay. Gifford gave a dozen workers $300 each.
1999 - 33-year-old Owen Hart, a professional wrestler also known as the Blue Blazer, was killed when he fell 50 feet while being lowered into the ring at a World Wrestling Federation show at the Kemper Arena, Kansas City.
2001 - To deprive rebels in Sierra Leone of a source of funds, President George W. Bush banned the import of rough diamonds from Liberia.
2009 – Eleven people were hurt when two school buses, racing figure eights on a track at Columbus Motor Speedway, collide and crash into a concrete restraining wall. The impact sent pieces of concrete into the crowd.
1734 - Franz Anton Mesmer (physician: used hypnotism and magnetism in treatments; Mesmerism named after him)
1925 - MAC (MALCOLM B.) WISEMAN (Nicknamed “The Voice with a Heart.” Born in Crimora, Virginia, he studied at the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music in Dayton, Virginia and started his career as a disc jockey at WSVA-AM in Harrisonburg, Virginia. His musical career began as upright bass player in the band of country singer Molly O’Day. When Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs left Bill Monroe’s band, Wiseman became the guitarist for their new band, the Foggy Mountain Boys. Later he played with Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys. In the 1950s, he was the star of The Old Dominion Barn Dance on WRVA in Richmond, Va.)
1945 - Misty Morgan (singer: with Jack Blanchard had a hit with The Tennessee Birdwalk)
1951 - Judy Rodman (singer; #1 hit 1986 Until I Met You. Academy of Country Music’s “Top New Female Vocalist” award in 1985. Today, Rodman is a singer, songwriter, producer and vocal instructor in Nashville, Tennessee)
1958 - Shelly West (singer: Jose Cuervo; You’re the Reason God Made Oklahoma (duet with David Frizzell) Daughter of Dottie West)