Archive for February 24th, 2016

“SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN” DIES AT 87


Sonny James (James Hugh Loden) (May 1, 1928 – February 22, 2016)

In May 2007, Sonny James and his Southern Gentlemen were officially inducted
into the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. James died in hospice care
Monday in Nashville, Tennessee.

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RECORD RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1970


The Jackson 5

The hit song "ABC"  by the Jackson 5 was first heard on American Bandstand 
(ABC-TV) on February 21, 1970 (above) just before it was released. It knocked
the Beatles‘ song Let It Be off the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100
and was also number one on the soul singles chart for four weeks.

"ABC" was the first single from the Jackson 5’s second album ABC which was
released on May 8, 1970, and is considered to be one of the band’s signature
songs. It is one of the shortest titles to hit #1, and is the first song alphabetically
in the list of #1 hits of the Billboard Hot 100.


Richard Augustus Wagstaff "Dick" Clark Jr.
(November 30, 1929 – April 18, 2012)

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CO-FOUNDER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1955


Steve Jobs spent one summer picking Macintosh apples, which
was how his PC company’s name originated.


Steven Paul "Steve" Jobs was born in San Francisco, CA.
(February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011)

Steve Jobs was a information technology entrepreneur and inventor. He was
also the co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc.

 

   

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LEASED TO THE U.S. ON THIS DAY IN 1903

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Aerial view of Guantanamo Bay (GITMO) 

Cuba signed a lease that allowed the U.S. the use of land on Guantanamo
Bay (above) as a naval station. Since 2002, the naval base has contained
a military prison, the detention camp, for unlawful combatants captured in
Afghanistan, Iraq, and other places during the War on Terror.

At the United Nations Human Rights Council in 2013, Cuba’s Foreign Minister
demanded the U.S. return the base and the "usurped territory", which the
Cuban government considers to be occupied since the U.S. invasion of Cuba
during the Spanish–American War in 1898.

 


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