Archive for March 3rd, 2012

THE WURLITZER HI-FI STEREO JUKE BOX

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THE ELVIS SOUND OF RAL DONNER

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Ral Donner scored several pop hits in the early 1960s with a voice similar 
to Elvis Presley’s. His best remembered and biggest song is the 1961 #4
Billboard Hot 100 hit "You Don’t Know What You’ve Got (Until You Lose
It)". Donner was only 40 when he died of lung cancer in April of 1984.
 

 

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APOLLO 9 LAUNCHED ON THIS DAY IN 1969

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Apollo 9, the third manned mission in the Apollo space program, was the first 
flight of the Command/Service Module (CSM) with the Lunar Module (LM).

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SHORT-LIVED COIN ISSUED ON THIS DAY IN 1875

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The U.S. twenty-cent piece was created at the urging of Senator John Percival
from Nevada. Jones represented the silver miners of the Comstock Lode and
was hoping to increase U.S. silver exports.

The twenty cent coin had one of the shortest mintages and lowest circulation
in US coin history, its mintage for general circulation ceased only two years it
began, for both the series and the denomination. It was minted from 1875 to
1878, but was only released for circulation in 1875 and 1876, with only a few
hundred proofs released during the remaining two years, It was too easily
confused with the quarter.

 

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The 1876-CC twenty-cent piece (shown above) 
is a major rarity, with one such piece having
sold for $460,000 at a Heritage Auction held in
April of 2009.

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TIME TURNED 89 TODAY!

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(The premiere issue on March 3, 1923, featuring Speaker Joseph G. Cannon)

Time is the world’s largest circulation weekly news magazine with a
total readership of 25 million, of which 20 million are in the US.

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Time today

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