Archive for August, 2012

A BRIEF LOOK AT TODAY IN HISTORY

ap teletype

Van-Morrison-thn 

In 1997, "Days Like This" was featured on the soundtrack of the film, As Good as It Gets.

van morrison today
The Northern Irish singer-songwriter is 67 today

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NUMBER-ONE ON THIS DAY IN 1975

get down tonight

"Get Down Tonight" by KC & The Sunshine Band was widely successful,
becoming the first of their five number-one hits on the Billboard Hot 100
chart. It also reached the top of the Hot Soul Singles chart and was an
international chart hit.

                kc-and-the-sunshine-band 
                Harry "KC" Wayne Casey turned 61 in January

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COVERED BY LIFE ON THIS DATE

life august 30-37
1937

life august 30- 43
1943

life august 30 1954
1954

life august 30-63
1963

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THEY FINALLY GOT THE LEAD OUT!

dutch-boys-lead-party-1923
1923 brochure

NOTE:
Due to the discovered effects of lead poisoning by the Consumer
Product Safety Commission, laws banning the use of lead house paint
were not passed until 1971, when a phase out began. The Chemical’s
use was not fully banned until 1978. 

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BATTING DEBUT ON THIS DAY IN 1905

ty Cobb card

Ty Cobb, nicknamed “The Georgia Peach”, spent 22 seasons with the
Detroit Tigers, the last six as the team’s player-manager and finished
his career with the Philadelphia Athletics. He received the most votes
of any player on the inaugural Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, 222 out
of a possible 226, in 1936. Cobb is widely credited with setting 90
Major League Baseball records during his career.

ty cobb bat

            TyCobbPin

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