Archive for September 5th, 2011

NUMBER ONE ON THIS DAY IN 1964

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"House of the Rising Sun" is recognized as one of the classics of the British
Invasion. It was the breakthrough hit for The Animals and became their
signature song. It ranked number 122 on Rolling Stone magazine’s 500
Greatest Songs of All Time list. It is also one to The Rock and Roll Hall
of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. The RIAA placed it at
number 240 on their Songs of the Century list. In 1999 “House of the
Rising Sun” received a Grammy Hall of Fame Award.

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JESSE JAMES (September 5, 1847 – April 3, 1882)

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jesse james later

Jesse Woodson James was a outlaw gang leader, a robber of banks,trains,
and stagecoaches as well as a murderer from the state of Missouri. Jesse
and his brother Frank were most active with their gang the James-Younger
Gang from about 1866 until 1876, when their attempted robbery of a bank
in Northfield, Minnesota, resulted in the capture and deaths of several
members. On April 3, 1882, Jesse James was killed by Robert Ford
(below), who was a member of the James Brothers gang.

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Robert Ford

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The body of Jesse James on display

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BOB NEWHART IS 82 TODAY

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Bob Newhart, is a stand-up comedian and actor. He became well-known in
the 1960s when his album of comedy monologues The Button-Down Mind
of Bob Newhart.
It was a worldwide bestseller and reached #1 on the
Billboard pop music charts and remains the 20th best-selling comedy
album in history. Newhart later went into acting, starring in two long-
running and prize-winning sitcoms, The Bob Newhart Show on CBS
from 1972 to 1978 and Newhart from 1982 to 1990, also on CBS.  

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Bob  n show

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RAQUEL WELCH IS 71 TODAY

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Raquel_Welch  today

In 1974, actress Raquel Welch won a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture
Actress in a Musical or Comedy for The Three Musketeers. She was also
nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance in the TV drama Right
to Die
(1987).

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1966

three musketeers r. welch

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THE FIRST LABOR DAY WAS OBSERVED IN 1882

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The first Labor Day observance happened on September 5, 1882, on a Tuesday
at that time, when thousands of workers of the Central Labor Union of New York
marched from Fifth Avenue to Union Square (above), where picnics, fireworks,
and rallies were held, all in support of an 8-hour workday.

It became a national holiday in 1894, following the deaths of a number of striking
Railway Union workers as they were confronted by troops of the Illinois National
Guard during the Pullman Strike. After reaching an agreement with the labor
movement, President Grover Cleveland rushed legislation through Congress
designating the first Monday of September as “National Labor Day”. This was
six days after the end of the strike.

 

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Striking  Railway Union members confront National Guard troops in Chicago
during the Pullman Strike  

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