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THIS WAS #1 ON THIS DAY IN 1973

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"Let’s Get It On” remained at number one for two weeks, while
also remaining at the top of the Billboard Soul Singles chart for
eight weeks. The single was at that time Motown’s largest-selling
recording ever, selling over three million copies between 1973
and 1975. On June 25, 2007, it was certified platinum by the
Recording Industry Association of America.

 

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SENATOR ASSASSINATED ON THIS DAY IN 1935

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Huey Pierce Long, Jr., nicknamed ‘The Kingfish’, served as the 40th
Governor of Louisiana from 1928–1932 and as a U.S. Senator from
1932 to 1935. He was a Democrat, noted for his radical populist policies.

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Sen. Huey P. Long being escorted by police in the Louisiana State Capitol
hours before the shooting

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FIRST TV EPISODE WAS 45 YEARS AGO TODAY

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The first regular episode (“The Man Trap”) of Gene Roddenberry’s Sci-Fi franchise
Star Trek aired on Thursday, September 8, 1966 on NBC-TV. The show was canceled
on September 2, 1969.

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PATSY CLINE (September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963)

PATSY CLINE

Patsy Cline, born Virginia Patterson Hensley in Gore Virginia, was a country music
singer who also had pop music crossover success during the era of the Nashville
sound in the early 1960s. Since her death in 1963 at age 30 in a private airplane
crash at the height of her career, she has been considered one of the most
influential, successful, and acclaimed female vocalists of the 20th century.Ten
years after her death, she became the first female solo artist inducted to the
Country Music Hall of Fame. Posthumously, millions of her albums have sold
over the past 50 years. She was also ranked 46th in Rolling Stone’s "100
Greatest Singers of all Time." Her hits included "Walkin’ After Midnight”,
I Fall to Pieces”, “She’s Got You”, “Crazy”, and “Sweet Dreams”.

 

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COMIC STRIP DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1930

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The comic strip Blondie has been published by King Features Syndicate in
newspapers around the country since Monday, September 8, 1930. The strip
features Blondie Bumstead and her sandwich-loving husband Dagwood. Chic
Young (below) drew Blondie until his death in 1973, and the duties were then
passed on to his son Dean Young, who continues to write the strip today. The
strip has remained popular, appearing in more than 2,000 newspapers in 47
countries and translated into 35 languages.

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Chic Young

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Dean Young

 

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