Archive for November 21st, 2011

ZENITH HANDCRAFTED COLOR TV FOR 1965

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A GREAT SONG BY THE BEACH BOYS!

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God Only Knows is one of the most widely recognized songs from the 1966
album Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys. It was one of the first commercial songs
to use the word ‘God’ in its title. Mojo magazine ranked the song as the 13th
greatest song of all time and was named the best song of the 1960s by Pitchfork
Media. Its at #25 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 greatest songs of all time.

 

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FIRST HOT AIR BALLOON FLIGHT ON THIS DAY IN 1783

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On November 21, 1783, physicist Jean Francois Pilatre de Rozier, along with the
Marquis d’Arlandes, became the first humans to fly. Their flight, in a untethered hot
air balloon designed by brothers Joseph and Etienne Montgolfier, was witnessed by thousands in Paris, France including the royal family and Benjamin Franklin. It soon  
inspired a ballooning craze that exists to this day.

 

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KENNEDY ARRIVED IN TEXAS ON THIS DAY IN 1963

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President John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline, arriving at San Antonio, Texas, International Airport. They were about to begin an ill-fated, two-day tour of Texas that
would end in Dallas.

 

Kennedy speaking at the Dedication of the Aerospace Medical Health
Center.

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President John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline at the Rice Hotel in Houston on
the night before his assassination in Dallas.

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ELVIS SIGNED WITH RCA ON THIS DAY IN 1955

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Elvis after signing his first contract with RCA Records

On November 21, 1955 Elvis Presley’s contract was officially transferred from Sun Records to RCA Records. Colonel Tom Parker negotiated the sale, which included
his five Sun singles and his unreleased Sun material. The price is an unprecedented $40,000, with a $5,000 bonus for Elvis. His first RCA single was "Heartbreak Hotel”
in 1956.

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