Archive for January 25th, 2015

NUMBER-ONE RECORD ON THIS DAY IN 1964

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"There! I’ve Said It Again" was written by Redd Evans and David Mann and was
originally made popular by Vaughn Monroe in 1945. Bobby Vinton’s version topped
the Billboard Hot 100 chart on January 4, 1964 and remained there for four weeks,
making it the first #1 song of 1964.

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Stanley Robert "Bobby" Vinton, Jr. will be 80 in April.

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A LOCK OF LINCOLN’S HAIR AUCTIONED

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A lock of Abraham Lincoln’s hair (above) was among the items auctioned
Saturday at a Historical Americana auction in Dallas, Texas.

(AP) – A lock of Lincoln’s hair sold for $25,000. It was taken by Surgeon General
Joseph K. Barnes shortly after the president was assassinated by John Wilkes
Booth.

The Donald P. Dow collection brought top bids totaling more than $800,000,
doubling expectations.

A 1861 letter written by Booth to a friend boasting about his career and value 
as an actor sold for $30,000.

A piece of linen from Lincoln’s death bed and stained with his blood (below) sold
for $6,000 while an 1864 letter signed by Lincoln authorizing a prisoner swap 
involving Gen. Robert E. Lee’s son from a Union POW camp sold for $27,500
and Booth’s military arrest warrant also went for $21,250.

 

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FIRST WINTER OLYMPICS ON THIS DAY IN 1924

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The 1924 Winter Olympics, officially known as the I Olympic Winter Games,
were a winter multi-sport event which was held in 1924 in Chamonix, France.

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The first Olympic logo

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RECAPPING NEWS THAT MADE HISTORY

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Mike Gracia

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POPULAR ATHLETE BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1951

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Steve Roland "Pre" Prefontaine
(January 25, 1951 – May 30, 1975)

Born in Coos Bay, Oregon, Prefontaine was a long-distance runner who
set seven national records before an untimely death in a car accident. He
played football and basketball before discovering cross country in eighth
grade. He was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 1983.

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