1944 - Keith Emerson, English keyboard player and songwriter (Emerson, Lake & Palmer)
1950 – George Bernard Shaw, Irish author, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1856)
1991 - Irwin Allen, Director (Poseidon Adventure)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
2006 - Rod Stewart, rock star divorces model Rachel Hunter
2009 - Actor Ron Livingston marries actress Rosemarie DeWitt (Office Space)
Quote of the Day
Keep Calm and Create!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
To be a learner or have the love of learning is one of the most helpful healthy diet habits in life. Learning allows you to develop Lifestyle Solutions or strategies, which trump willpower, and can bring success in the weight control arena.
The habit of being a learner might one day save or prolong your life! Being a learner, can also make you a more interesting person, will keep you emotionally and physically healthy, and is much more fun that parking yourself in front of the television set!
Find out more tips on how to Be a Learner from Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website.
This Day in History
1880 - North Dakota and South Dakota are admitted to the United States as the 39th and 40th state
1920 - KDKA of Pittsburgh becomes the first commercial radio station in the United States to broadcast
1936 - The British Broadcasting Corporation initiates the BBC Television Service, ultimately renamed BBC1 in 1964
1947 - Howard Hughes performs the maiden and only flight of the Hughes H-4 Hercules, known as the Spruce Goose in California
1956 - Israel occupies the Gaza Strip
1964 - King Saud of Saudi Arabia is deposed by a family coup and replaced by his half brother Faisal
1966 - The Cuban Adjustment Act allows 123,000 Cubans the ability to apply for permanent residence in the United Sates
1983 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs a bill to create Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
1984 - Velma Barfield becomes the first woman executed in the U.S. since 1962
1986 - After 17 months in captivity in Beirut, U.S. hostage David Jacobsen is released
2018 - The Milwaukee Streetcar begins service in Milwaukee
This Day in Music
1978 - Outlandos d'Amour is the debut album released by The Police
1985 - Part-Time Lover by Stevie Wonder hits #1 on the Hot 100
1985 - The Miami Vice soundtrack album features the #1-hit theme song hits #1 on the album charts in the US (video below)
2007 - The Verve reunite and play their first show since 1998 in Glasgow
2018 - The Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, opens in theaters starring Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, ultimately winning four Oscars, including Best Actor for Rami Malek
2020 - Baby Shark becomes the most viewed video on YouTube with over 7 million views
This Day in Sports
1895 - Chicago hosts the first organized auto race in the United States with 6 cars racing over a 52-mile lakefront course. Dueto blizzard conditions, only 2 cars finish the race.
1974 - Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves is traded to the Milwaukee Brewers for outfielder Dave May
2016 - The Chicago Cubs defeat the Cleaveland Indians in the World Series
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
Tell it to the Marines (phrase)
1. (idiomatic) I do not believe what you said.
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