Archive for July 11th, 2011

JOHN QUINCY ADAMS (JULY 11, 1776–FEB. 23, 1848)

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John Quincy Adams was the sixth President of the United States (1825–1829). Adams was involved in many international negotiations, and as Secretary of State, he helped
with the making of the Monroe Doctrine. Historians agree that John Quincy Adams was one of the great diplomats in U.S. history.  

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                                The John Quincy Adams Presidential Dollar

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MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT ON THIS DATE IN 1914

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Babe Ruth made his major league debut when he appeared as a starting pitcher 
in four games for the Red Sox in 1914. In 1936, “the Bambino” became one of 
five players elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. He is regarded as one of the  
greatest sports heroes in America.

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YUL BRYNNER (JULY 11, 1920–OCT. 10 1985)

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Yul Brynner was a Russian born American actor of stage and film who was
best known for his portrayal of Mongkut, king of Siam, in the Rodgers and
Hammerstein musical The King and I (1951). Brynner won an Academy
Award for Best Actor for the film version of the musical (1956). He is also
remembered as Rameses ll in the 1956 film The Ten Commandments and
as Chris Adams in The Magnificent Seven (1960). He was also an avid
photographer and the author of two books.

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Yul Brenner, The King and I

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Brynner with Anne Baxter in The Ten Commandments

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The Magnificent Seven

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‘’THE MOONDOG HOUSE’’ DEBUTED ON THIS DATE IN 1951

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In 1951 disc jockey Alan Freed got a job playing classical music on Cleveland,
Ohio radio station WJW. Freed soon met Leo Mintz, the owner of the Record Rendezvous, one of Cleveland’s largest record stores, who proposed buying
airtime on the station to be devoted entirely to R&B recordings, with Freed
as host. On July 11, 1951, Freed started playing rhythm and blues records
on WJW. Freed called his show “The Moondog House” and billed himself as
“The King of the Moondoggers”. He had been inspired by a instrumental
called “Moondog Symphony” that had been recorded by New York street
musician Louis T. Hardin, aka “Moondog”. Freed adopted the record as his
show’s theme music.

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NUMBER ONE ON THIS DATE IN 1960

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The lead vocalist on the track was Norm Davis. He was paid a one-time fee
of $25 for his work on the single. He is currently a poetry teacher in New,
York. The drummer was Sandy Nelson.

 

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