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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1917

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John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie (October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993)

Considered one of the greatest jazz trumpeters in history, Dizzy Gillespie 
was instrumental in the evolution of bebop and modern jazz. His first pro
gig was in 1935 with the Frank Fairfax Orchestra, followed by stints with
the orchestras of Edgar Hayes, Teddy Hill, and Cab Calloway.

“Summertime’’ (1970)

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Thomas Edison invented a workable electric incandescent lamp on this day in
1879. It would last 13 1/2 hours before it would burn out.

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Anthrax scare claims first two U.S. Postal workers in Washington,
D.C. on this day in 2001.

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The Battle of Trafalgar occurred off the coast of Spain on this day in 1805. The British defeated the French and Spanish fleet.

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SINGLE RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1967

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Smokey Robinson and The Miracles recording of “I Second That Emotion”
peaked for three weeks in the United States at #4 on the
Billboard pop
singles chart
in December 1967. It became the Miracles highest charting
popular single since "
Shop Around".

The song also topped the Billboard Black Singles Chart and was a million-
selling hit for The Miracles, their sixth overall.
 

       

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Depiction of the surrender of the British army of Cornwallis at
Yorktown to General Washington on this day in 1781.

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On this day in 1987.

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On this day in 1812, Napoleon’s forces began retreat from Moscow.

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Concorde makes first landing at JFK Airport in New York on this
day in 1977.

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RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1935

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The song "I’m Getting Sentimental Over You" was recorded
by
Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra. He was the featured
trombone soloist when his orchestra played it.

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