Archive for September 1st, 2011

NUMBER ONE ON THIS DAY IN 1958

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“Nel blu dipinto di blu” (“In the blue, painted blue”), popularly known as
“Volare” is Domenico Modugno’s signature song. It became the first
Grammy winner for the Grammy Award for Song of the Year in 1958. It
is the only foreign-language record to achieve the honor. The song spent
five non-consecutive weeks atop the Hot 100 and was Billboard’s number-
one single for the year. It was one of three one-hit wonders to become
single of the year in the history of the Hot 100.

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FIRST FEMALE OPERATOR ON THIS DAY IN 1878

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Emma Mills Nutt (above) became the world’s first female telephone operator in 
operator in history when she began working for the Edwin Holmes Telephone
Dispatch Company in Boston, Mass. She was paid a salary of $10 a month 
for a 54 hour work week. The first operators for the company were teenage 
teenage boys who did not work well with the customers. Emma reportedly 
could remember every number in the directory of New England Telephone
Company. Within seven years, all telephone operators in Boston were  
women. The trend soon went nationwide. 
   

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Operators at AT&T in Connecticut around the 1890s

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WORLD WAR II BEGAN ON THIS DATE IN 1939

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invasion of poland

The global military conflict known as World War II, or the Second World War began
on September 1, 1939, with the invasion of Poland by Germany, and the subsequent declarations of war on Germany by France and most of the British Empire. It officially ended on September 2, 1945.

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War begins world war one

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MATCH OF THE CENTURY ON THIS DAY IN 1972

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The World Chess Championship of 1972 was a match between challenger Bobby
(above) of the United States and defending champion Boris Spassky (below) of the
Soviet Union for the World Chess Championship.The first game of the match began
on July 11, 1972 and took place  in Reykjavik, Iceland. Fischer won the match 12 1/2
to 8 1/2. He became the eleventh official World Champion. 

 

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Boris Spassky

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The match begins

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FISCHER-SPASSKY

Winner Bobby Fischer being congratulated by Boris Spassky

               Checkmate

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NUMBER ONE SONG ON THIS DAY IN 1962

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“Sheila” remained in the top position for two weeks on the Billboard
Hot 100 chart and climbed to number six on the R&B charts.

 

tommy roe - sheila 45 rpm label  

      Tommy Roe today

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