Archive for October 10th, 2011

HERE’S ED TOWNSEND FROM 1958

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In 1958 Ed Townsend took his ballad, "For Your Love" to Capitol Records
hoping Nat “King” Cole would be interested in recording it, but, impressed
with his voice, Capitol signed him to record it himself. Townsend went on
Dick Clark’s American Bandstand the very first month the show aired. He
was an overnight success with the song and it reached #13 on the Billboard
pop chart.

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RECORD CUT BY EDDIE COCHRAN ON THIS DAY IN 1958

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TV COMMERCIAL FROM 1984

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IMAGINARY BATTLES BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1965

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The Peanuts comic strip character Snoopy is famous for his alter-egos, one of which 
is the imaginary battles with World War l Flying Ace “The Red Baron”. The fantasy’s
first appeared in the strip on Sunday October 10, 1965 (above).    

 

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Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen was a
German fighter pilot known as "The Red Baron".

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Cartoonist Charles Schultz

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VICE PRESIDENT RESIGNED ON THIS DATE IN 1973

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On October 10, 1973, Spiro Agnew, serving under President Nixon, became the
second Vice President to resign the office. He pled no contest to criminal charges
of tax evasion after resigning. As a result of his no contest plea, the State of
Maryland later disbarred Agnew, calling him "morally obtuse". In 1832, Vice
President John C. Calhoun, while serving under Andrew Jackson, resigned
the office to take a seat in the U.S. Senate.

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Spiro Agnew and President Richard Nixon

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