Archive for October 29th, 2011

SONG WITH THE OLDEST LYRICS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1965

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The Byrds 

“Turn! Turn! Turn! (to Everything There Is a Season)", often abbreviated to "Turn!
Turn! Turn!", is a adapted entirely from the Book of Ecclesiastes in the Bible. It
reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on December 4 and remained on top until
the 18th of December.

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A 68TH BIRTHDAY FOR KATE JACKSON

 

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Actress Kate Jackson is best known for her role as Sabrina Duncan in ABC
television series Charlie’s Angels (1976-1981). She is a three-time Emmy
Award nominee in the Best Actress category and has been nominated for
several Golden Globe Awards.

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Original Charlie’s Angels cast in 1976 from left: Jaclyn Smith, Farrah
Fawcett-Majors and Kate Jackson 

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FIRST BALLPOINT PEN SOLD ON THIS DAY IN 1945

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First-Ballpoint-Pen 
The Reynolds Rocket ballpoint pen

Businessman, Milton Reynolds formed the Reynolds International Pen
Company, producing the first ballpoint pens and beating Eversharp to
market. It went on sale at Gimbles department store in New York City
on 29 October 1945 for $9.75 each. This pen was widely known as the
Reynolds Rocket
into the late 1950s.

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NEWS PROGRAM DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1956

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Chet Huntley                                               David Brinkley

The Huntley-Brinkley Report (known also as The Texaco Huntley-Brinkley Report
for one of its early sponsors) was the flagship evening news program for the NBC
television network from Monday October 29, 1956 until July 31, 1970. The shows
anchors were Chet Huntley in New York City, and David Brinkley in Washington,
D.C. The program succeeded the Camel News Caravan with John Cameron
Swayze. The original news series ran for 15 minutes and expanded to 30
minutes in September of 1963.

 

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“good night, Chet…good night David, and good night, for NBC News”.

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#1 ON THIS DAY IN 1966

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“96 Tears” was written by Rudy Martinez (Question Mark) and was first
released on the small Pa-Go-Go label. It was soon picked up by Cameo
Records for national distribution. The original issue of the record is quite
rare and is a collectors item. The song is widely-recognized as one of the
first garage band hits and is ranked #210 on the Rolling Stone list of the
500 Greatest Songs of All Time.    

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