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‘’THE GUINNESS BOOK OF RECORDS” DEBUTS

From left to right: Sir Hugh Beaver, the first Guinness World Records book, Ross and Norris McWhirter, Norris McWhirter
From left to right: Sir Hugh Beaver, the first Guinness World Records book, Ross and Norris McWhirter, Norris McWhirte today.

On August 27, 1955, the first edition of “The Guinness Book of Records” is published in Great Britain; it quickly proves to be a hit. Now known as the “Guinness World Records” book, the annual publication features a wide
range of feats related to humans and animals.

The inspiration for the record book can be traced to November 1951, when
Sir Hugh Beaver, managing director of the Guinness Brewery (founded in
Dublin in 1759), was on a hunting trip in Ireland. After failing to shoot a
golden plover, Beaver and the members of his hunting party debated
whether the creature was Europe’s fastest game bird but were unable
to locate a book with the answer.

Thinking that patrons of Britain’s pubs would enjoy a record book which
could be used to settle friendly disagreements, Beaver decided to have
one produced. He hired twin brothers Norris and Ross McWhirter, the
founders of a London-based agency that provided facts and statistics
to newspapers and advertisers.

The fastest game bird is the golden plover (below), in case you were
wondering!

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CAMILLE
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On this day in 1994, the U.S. Figure Skating Association stripped
Tonya Harding of the 1994 national championship and banned her
from the organization for life for an attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan.

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Tonya Maxene Price (Harding) will be 49 in November. She was
born in Portland, Oregon.

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in Ford’s Theater by John Wilkes Booth. He actually died early the next morning.

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Loretta at age 9.

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Loretta Lynn is a country music singer-songwriter with multiple gold albums
in a career spanning almost 60 years. She is famous for hits such as "
You
Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man)
", "Don’t Come Home A’ Drinkin’ 
(with)
Lovin’ on Your Mind)", "One’s on the Way", "Fist City", and "Coal
Miner’s
Daughter." Loretta is 87 years young today.

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MIKE GRACIA

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DAVID MELENDY
   

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African American taxi driver Rodney King was severely beaten by
Los Angeles police officers on this day in 1991 during an arrest 
that followed a pursuit through the streets of Los Angeles. The
scene was captured on amateur video, one of the first police 
brutality videos of its kind. It forever changed the conversation
about police and race in America.

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Over six nights in April, 53 people were killed and more than 2,000 injured; property damage topped $1 billion.

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National Guardsmen patrol Los Angeles during the rioting after the acquittal of officers involved in the beating of Rodney King.

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The first issue of Time magazine was published on this day in 1923
by Briton Hadden and Henry Luce. It was the first weekly news
magazine in the United States. The distinctive red border for which
the magazine has come to be known was lacking. On the cover
was the now-obscure Joseph G. Cannon, former House Speaker.
.

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