Archive for April 30th, 2012

CASEY JONES DIED ON THIS DAY IN 1900

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John Luther ("Casey") Jones
(March 14, 1863 – April 30, 1900)

Jones was a railroad engineer from Jackson, Tennessee, who worked for
the
Illinois Central Railroad (IC). On April 30, 1900, he alone was killed
when his passenger train, the Cannonball Express, collided with a stalled
freight train at
Vaughan, Mississippi, on a foggy and rainy night.

His dramatic death, trying to stop his train and save lives, made him a
hero; he was immortalized in a popular
ballad.

 

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Released in 1910

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WHEN YOU THINK OF ASBESTOS…

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FIRST U.S. NATIONAL HOLIDAY

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Inauguration of George Washington

The Electoral College elected George Washington unanimously as the first president 
of the United States in 1789. His inauguration on April 30, 1789 became the first U.S.
national holiday in 1889.

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Centennial celebration of the inauguration of George Washington.

 


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BIRTHDAY 79 FOR WILLIE NELSON TODAY

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Willie Nelson with his Martin guitar, ‘Trigger’ (purchased in 1969).

“Always On My Mind” was originally recorded by Brenda Lee
in 1972. Willie Nelson’s version won a Grammy Award in 1982.

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RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1957

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"Jailhouse Rock" was released as a single on September 24, 1957, to
coincide with the release of Presley’s motion picture, Jailhouse Rock.

The song is #67 on Rolling Stones list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All
Time
and was named one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs
that Shaped Rock and Roll
.

 

 

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