Archive for March 5th, 2013

COLT’S FIRST PISTOL ON THIS DAY IN 1836

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Sam Colt’s success story began with the issuance of a U.S. patent in
1836 for the Colt firearm equipped with a revolving cylinder containing
five or six bullets and folding trigger, the Paterson .34-caliber pistol.

            Samuel Colt 
                                                    Samuel Colt 

Colt

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CHART ENTRY DURING THIS TIME IN 1956

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On March 3, 1956, “Heartbreak Hotel” entered the Billboard pop chart at 
number 68, and the Country and Western chart at number nine. Within
two months, "Heartbreak Hotel" reached number one on both charts. It
also made the top five on the R&B chart, the first Presley single to chart
there. This resulted in the song becoming only the second single to reach
all three Billboard charts, after
Carl Perkins‘ "Blue Suede Shoes". It spent
a total of twenty-seven weeks in the top 100. By April, "Heartbreak Hotel” 
became a million-seller.

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Elvis Presley’s debut recording session at RCA in Nashville, January 10,
1956, where ”Heartbreak Hotel” was recorded.

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DEAN STOCKWELL TURNED 77 TODAY

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Dean Stockwell (Robert Dean Stockwell) of film and television,
with a career spanning over 65 years, began as a child actor
under contract to
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. He first came to the
public’s attention in films such as Anchors Aweigh (1945) and
The Green Years (1946).

Stockwell is currently known for television roles, in the 1989–
1993 NBC television series Quantum Leap, and the
Sci Fi
Channel
21st century revival of Battlestar Galactica.

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A FAMOUS CIVILIAN ON THIS DAY IN 1960

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Elvis Presley receiving his Army discharge papers and last pay of
$109.54.

elvis-presley meeting with reporters

Elvis is seen here meeting with reporters at Fort Dix Army Base in New 
Jersey after being honorably discharged with the rank of sergeant.

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NEWS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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