Archive for August 28th, 2012

NUMBER-ONE SONG ON THIS DAY IN 1961

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“Wooden Heart” by Joe Dowell knocked Bobby Lewis’ "Tossin’ and Turnin’" off the
number-one spot of the Billboard Hot 100 after seven weeks. Dowell’s version also
spent three weeks at number one on the Easy Listening chart.

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          joe dowell today

                  Joe Dowell turned 72 in January

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FIRST REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION

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The first Republican National Convention was held at Lafayette Hall in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on February 22–February 23, 1856. At this convention, the Republican Party was formally organized on a national basis, and the first Republican National Committee was elected. The first Republican National Convention to nominate a presidential candidate convened from June 17–-June 19, 1856 at the Musical
Fund Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 1860 convention nominated the
first successful GOP presidential candidate, Abraham Lincoln of Illinois
.

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THE NUMBER-NINE SONG OF 1952

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The Four Aces are 2001 Inductees – Vocal Group Hall of Fame

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DAVID SOUL IS 69 TODAY

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Soul is a actor and singer, best known for his role as Detective Kenneth
"Hutch" Hutchinson in the television program Starsky and Hutch which 
aired between April 30, 1975 and May 15, 1979 on the ABC network. 

 

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DELIVERY SERVICE STARTED ON THIS DAY IN 1907

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"American Messenger Company" was started in Seattle, Washington by two teenage entrepreneurs, Jim Casey and Claude Ryan with a $100 loan. The company’s name
was later changed to "United Parcel Service” (UPS).

Headquartered in Sandy Springs, Georgia, UPS delivers more than 15 million
packages a day to 6.1 million customers in more than 220 countries and territories around the world.

 

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From left: Claude Ryan and Jim Casey in their basement office

 

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