Archive for November 9th, 2015

SPEED RECORD SET ON THIS DAY IN 1961


Robert Michael "Bob" White  (July 6, 1924 – March 17, 2010)

Major Robert White flew the X-15 at 4,093 mph, making him the first pilot to fly
a winged craft at six times the speed of sound (Mach 6). The Air Force Chief
of Staff General Curtis E. LeMay awarded White a new rating as a Command
Pilot Astronaut.

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MAGAZINE DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1967


John Lennon as Private Gripeweed on the cover of Rolling Stone’s
first issue.

Rolling Stone is a biweekly magazine that focuses on popular culture. It
was founded in San Francisco in 1967 by Jann Wenner, who is still the
publisher, and music critic Ralph J. Gleason.



Jann Simon Wenner turned 69 in January.


Ralph Joseph Gleason
(March 1, 1917 – June 3, 1975)

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Art Carney (left) on the Honeymooners set with Jackie Gleason.


Arthur William Matthew “Art” Carney

(November 4, 1918 – November 9, 2003)

Carney was drafted into the U.S. Army as an infantryman
as a machine gun crewman during World War II
. During the
Battle of Normandy serving in the 28th Infantry Division, he
was wounded in the leg by shrapnel and walked with a limp
for the rest of his life.

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SINGER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1936


Mary Allin Travers (November 9, 1936 – September 16, 2009)

Singer/songwriter Mary Travers was Mary of the folk group Peter, Paul
and Mary, that performed hits like "If I Had a Hammer” in 1962 and the
popular 1963 release of “Puff, the Magic Dragon”. 

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