Archive for June 14th, 2011

HALL OF FAME CLASS FOR 2012 ANNOUNCED

NASCAR HALL OF FAME 
Here are the inductees:

     

 

    

 

                                 

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Burl Ives (June 14, 1909 – April 14, 1995)

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Burl Ives was a actor, writer and folk music singer. As an actor, Ives work
included comedies, dramas, and voice work in theater, television, and film. He
is most known as the narrator, Sam the Snowman, in the stop-motion animated
TV special, Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Ives continues to be linked to
the Christmas season with the yearly rebroadcast of the special.

burl ives as frosty
Ives with Sam the Snowman


This 1949 version of Lavender Blue was nominated for an
Academy Award for Best Original Song.

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FIRST COMMERCIAL COMPUTER ON THIS DATE IN 1951

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The UNIVAC I (UNIVersal Automatic Computer I, seen below) was the first
commercial computer produced in the United States. It was delivered to the 
U.S. Census Bureau on March 31, 1951, and was dedicated on June 14 that
same year. 

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UNIVAC-1-OPERATERS

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LEAD SINGER OF ROCK GROUP, DEAD AT 83

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(AP) Carl Gardner, original lead singer of the R&B group the Coasters
of "Poison Ivy" and Yakety Yak" fame, has died in Florida after along battle
with congestive heart failure and vascular dementia. He was 83.

Gardner’s wife Veta said her husband died Sunday at a local hospital. Funeral
services are slated for next week.

"He loved his singing," Veta Gardner said of her husband of 24 years. "That was
his whole life.”

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, the Coasters had a string
of hits in the late 1950s,

 

1959

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OBSERVANCE BEGAN ON THIS DATE IN 1777

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Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the  U.S. Flag by the Second Continental Congress on June 14, 1777. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day. It is not an official federal holiday, though on June 14, 1937, Pennsylvania became the first and only state to celebrate Flag Day
as a state holiday, beginning in the town of Rennerdale. In August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.

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