ROCK GUITARIST IS 60 TODAY

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Edward Lodewijk "Eddie" Van Halen was born in Nijmegen,
Netherlands

Eddie Van Halen co-founded the rock band Van Halen. He was
joined in the band by Alex Van Halen, Wolfgang Van Halen, David
Lee Roth
and Michael Anthony. He is ranked #8 on Rolling Stone’s
list of Top 100 Guitarists.

Released in December 1983 as the lead single from their album 1984

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IT WAS NEWS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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Mike Gracia

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Douglas MacArthur (January  26, 1880 – April 5, 1964)

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RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1956

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Buddy Holly’s first official recording session began on
January 26, 1956 at Decca Records’ Nashville studios. It
was during that session "Blue Days, Black
Nights" was
recorded and became his debut single.

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NUMBER-ONE RECORD ON THIS DAY IN 1964

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"There! I’ve Said It Again" was written by Redd Evans and David Mann and was
originally made popular by Vaughn Monroe in 1945. Bobby Vinton’s version topped
the Billboard Hot 100 chart on January 4, 1964 and remained there for four weeks,
making it the first #1 song of 1964.

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Stanley Robert "Bobby" Vinton, Jr. will be 80 in April.

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A LOCK OF LINCOLN’S HAIR AUCTIONED

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A lock of Abraham Lincoln’s hair (above) was among the items auctioned
Saturday at a Historical Americana auction in Dallas, Texas.

(AP) – A lock of Lincoln’s hair sold for $25,000. It was taken by Surgeon General
Joseph K. Barnes shortly after the president was assassinated by John Wilkes
Booth.

The Donald P. Dow collection brought top bids totaling more than $800,000,
doubling expectations.

A 1861 letter written by Booth to a friend boasting about his career and value 
as an actor sold for $30,000.

A piece of linen from Lincoln’s death bed and stained with his blood (below) sold
for $6,000 while an 1864 letter signed by Lincoln authorizing a prisoner swap 
involving Gen. Robert E. Lee’s son from a Union POW camp sold for $27,500
and Booth’s military arrest warrant also went for $21,250.

 

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