Archive for May 15th, 2015

FIRST STEWARDESS ON THIS DAY IN 1930


Ellen Church (September 22, 1904 – August 22, 1965)

Church, a registered nurse and aspiring pilot, became the world’s first
stewardess to fly when she embarked on a Boeing 80A for a 20-hour
flight from Oakland/San Francisco to Chicago with 13 stops and 14 
passengers. According to one source, the pilot was another aviation
pioneer, Elrey Borge Jeppesen (below).



 

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SINGER TRINI LOPEZ IS 78 TODAY


Trinidad "Trini" López III was born in Dallas, Texas.

Lopez formed his first band in Wichita Falls, Texas, at the age
of 15. In 1958, at the recommendation of Buddy Holly, Trini
and his group "The Big Beats" went to producer Norman Petty
in Clovis, New Mexico. Petty secured them to a contract with
Columbia Records, which released the single "Clark’s Expedition"
/"Big Boy", both instrumental. Lopez left the group and made his
first solo recording, his own composition "The Right To Rock",
for the Dallas-based Volk Records.

"If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)" is a song written by Pete Seeger and Lee Hays. It was written in 1949 in support of the progressive movement.

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PAST NEWS EVENTS ON THIS DAY

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