Archive for May 31st, 2012

FIRST JAZZ RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1917

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jazz band
The Original Dixieland Jazz Band

"Darktown Strutters’ Ball", words and music by Shelton Brooks, was inducted into
the Grammy Hall of Fame
in 2006. There are many variations of the title, including
"At
the Darktown Strutters’ Ball", "The Darktown Strutters’ Ball", and just "Strutters’
Ball".

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Shelton Brooks (1886 – 1975) 

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IT’S GOODBYE FOR NOW!

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After informing KOIN-TV 6 viewers of the days news events for 44 years,
Anchor Mike Danahue did is final newscast tonight. We wish you the best
retirement years ahead Mike!

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A CLUE IN THE AMELIA EARHART MYSTERY?

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Amelia Earhart
mysteriously vanished while flying over the Pacific Ocean 
on July 2, 1937 attempting
a record flight around the world at the equator. 

 

Glass fragments make up a nearly complete jar identical to the style used by Dr. C. H Berry's Freckle Ointment, a concoction marketed in the early 20th century that was supposed to make freckles fade (it was 11 percent mercury).

Glass fragments make up a nearly complete jar identical to the style used
by Dr. C. H Berry’s Freckle Ointment (right).

(Discovery News) A small cosmetic jar offers more circumstantial evidence that
the legendary aviator, Amelia Earhart, died on an uninhabited island in the
southwestern Pacific republic of Kiribati.

Found broken in five pieces, the ointment pot was collected on Nikumaroro Island
by researchers of The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (
TIGHAR),
which has long been investigating the last, fateful flight taken by Earhart 75 years
ago.

When reassembled,‭ the glass fragments ‬make up a nearly complete jar identical
in shape to the ones used by Dr.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬H Berry’s Freckle Ointment. The ointment was marketed in the early‭ ‬20th century as a concoction guaranteed to make freckles
fade.

"It’s well documented Amelia had freckles and disliked having them," Joe Cerniglia,
the TIGHAR researcher who spotted the freckle ointment as a possible match, told Discovery News.

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FILM ICON IS 82 TODAY

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Clint Eastwood tdy

Clint Eastwood first came to prominence as a supporting cast member in the
TV
series Rawhide (1959–1965). He rose to fame for playing the Man with
No
 Name in Sergio Leone‘s Dollars trilogy of spaghetti westerns during the 
late 1960s and as Harry Callahan in the Dirty Harry films. Eastwood won
Academy Awards for Best Director and Producer of the Best Picture for
the films Unforgiven In 1992 and Million Dollar Baby in 2004. Eastwood
has contributed to over 50 films over his career as actor, director, and
producer.



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Clint in Dirty Harry

 

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Eastwood in Unforgiven

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Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino, 2008

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IN THE RING WITH ‘’THE GREATEST’’!

beatles & mohammad ali 1964

The Beatles meet  Muhammad Ali (then Cassius Clay) for the first time during
their first U.S. visit on February 18, 1964. The boxer reportedly had no idea
who they were!

Beatles Muhammad Ali

Another photo op picture taken while at Ali’s training camp

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