Archive for March 2nd, 2013

THE FIRST ADMIRAL OF THE U.S. NAVY

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Admiral George Dewey

The rank of Admiral of the U.S. Navy was granted only once in American history
to George Dewey by an act of Congress. President William McKinley signed the 
the measure on March 2, 1899.

 

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William McKinley

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RELEASED ON THIS DATE IN 1964

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John Lennon was suffering from a cold at the time “Twist and
Shout” was recorded and was drinking milk and sucking on 
cough drops to soothe his throat. Producer George Martin,
feeling John’s voice would suffer from the performance,
had the band record the song last, with
only 15 minutes
of scheduled recording time left.

 

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FLIGHT COMPLETED ON THIS DAY IN 1949

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Lucky Lady II

The plane landed at Carswell Air Force Base at 10:31 AM, two minutes before the estimated time of arrival calculated at take-off.
at take-off.

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The fuselage of Lucky Lady ll is currently on display at the Planes of Fame
Museum in Chino, California.

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TODAY IN HISTORY ~

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REMEMBERING DR. SEUSS

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Theodor Seuss Geisel
(March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991)

The author of immortal children’s poems was not a real doctor, but he
always dreamed of practicing medicine and added the Dr. to his name
upon receiving an honorary degree.

Geisel’s birthday, March 2, has been adopted as the annual date for
National Read Across America Day, an initiative on reading created
by the National Education Association.

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