Archive for July 22nd, 2016

RARE CIVIL WAR SWORD IS UP FOR AUCTION

(FoxNews) – A rare Civil War sword belonging to Union Brigadier General Eli H.
Murray will be sold at an auction of Americana in Scottsdale, Arizona next week.

A Southerner who fought with the Union Army, Murray was given the German-
made sword in 1862 for his bravery in the first battle of Murfreesboro, Tenn., 
according to auction house J.Levine Auction & Appraisal. Every man is Murray’s 
regiment gave a dollar for the sword, which at the time cost $1,200.

The sword will be part of a three-day auction that begins July 28. J. Levine
Auction & Appraisal estimates that the Damascus folded steel sword, which is
adorned with gold, is now worth between $100,000 and $150,000.


Eli H. Murray later became governor of the Utah
Territory in 1880.

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SAY GOODBYE SOON TO THE VCR!

 

As new formats like DVD, Blu-ray, and now Ultra HD Blu-ray have brought
better picture quality, sound, and room for special features, most people
have moved away from the VCR. As a result, it’s finally time to say goodbye
to the home video progenitor for good.

Funai, the last remaining manufacturer of the VCR, will cease production of
the players by the end of the month, according to Japanese newspaper The
Nikkei
(via Anime News Network). The company is citing a declining market
and increasing difficulty in sourcing parts as the reasons behind the decision.

JVC developed the VHS format and began selling the first VCRs in 1976,
while Funai began selling its first models in 1983. Betamax players, a format
developed by Sony, were released in Japan in early 1975 and discontinued
in 2002.

 

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1963

The "Surfer Girl" single backed with "Little Deuce Coupe"  entered the
Billboard chart on August 3 and it would then hit the Top 40 on August
17 at the number 28 position. After the single had been on the charts
for six weeks it peaked at number 7 on September 14, 1963. It placed
at number 5, for three weeks in Cash Box. The single also peaked on
the Billboard R & B chart at number 18 in September 1963.

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LOUISE FLETCHER IS 82 TODAY

 


Fletcher in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.


Estelle Louise Fletcher was born in Birmingham, Alabama.

Louise Fletcher won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Nurse
Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975). She worked as a secretary
by day and took acting lessons by night.


Jack Nicholson from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

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