Archive for February 26th, 2016

FOUNDER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1829


Levi Strauss (born Löb Strauß)
(February 26, 1829 – September 26, 1902)

Strauss was a GermanAmerican businessman of German
Jewish
descent who founded the first company to manufacture
blue jeans. His firm, Levi Strauss & Co., began in 1853 in San
Francisco
, California.

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RECAPPING PAST NEWS EVENTS

today in history

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ROSS SIMPSON


Antoine "Fats" Domino, Jr. is 88 today.

Fats and his family were thought to have perished
in Hurricane Katrina, the 2005 natural disaster that
wiped out his hometown of New Orleans.


J.R. Cash at 17


Johnny
"J.R." Cash (February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003)

Johnny Cash began singing at the age of five while working on his family’s
cotton farm.

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HIT SINGLE RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1977


Eagles

The song "Hotel California" is the title track from the Eaglesalbum of the same
name
and was released as a single. It is considered the most famous recording
of the band, and its long guitar piece has been voted the best guitar solo of all
time. The song was awarded the Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 1978.

On January 18, 2016, band member Glenn Frey died in New York City at the age
of 67. According to the band’s website, the causes of his death were rheumatoid
arthritis
, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia while recovering from intestinal
surgery. At the 58th Annual Grammy Awards in February, the Eagles and
Jackson Browne performed "Take It Easy" in honor of Frey.


Glenn Lewis Frey (November 6, 1948 – January 18, 2016)

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