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CLASSIC COUNTRY #1 SONG OF THE DAY
1950 – I'm Movin' On - Hank Snow
1960 – Alabam - Cowboy Copas
1970 – For the Good Times - Ray Price
1980 - Lookin' for Love - Johnny Lee
1990 - Jukebox In My Mind - Alabama
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1780 - During the American Revolution, General Benedict Arnold met with British Major John Andre to discuss handing over West Point to the British in return for money and a high position in the British army. The plot was foiled and “Benedict Arnold” became synonymous with the word traitor.
1897 - The famous editorial 'Is There a Santa Claus' reply to 8 year old Virginia O'Hanlon letter appeared in the New York Sun.
1903 – Italo Marchiony patented the cone for ice cream. It was first made of paper, then pastry.
1915 – On a mission to buy some dining room chairs for his wife, Cecil Chubb made his way to the local auction house in Salisbury, England. He was a millionaire lawyer, so he had the flexibility to bid to his hearts content. He bid on the deed to the lot that contains Stonehenge, the ancient monument. His wife was not impressed. Consequently, he donated it to the British government in 1918 who studied and developed it into the tourist attraction it is today.
1939 - President Franklin Delano Roosevelt asked Congress to amend the Neutrality Acts. Roosevelt hoped to lift an embargo against sending military aid to countries in Europe facing the onslaught of Nazi aggression during World War II.
1942 – The Boeing B-29 Superfortress, the bomber extensively used by the US in World War II and the Korean War was first put into operation. The Enola Gay and Bockscar, that dropped atomic bombs on Japan were from the Silverplate series of Boeing B-29s.
1959 – Congress authorized the Secretary of Agriculture to run a Food Stamp Program through 1962. Senators Robert LaFollette, Jr. and Hubert Humphrey were instrumental in initiating the bill. The Program was to improve the agricultural sector and increase the quality of nutrition of low-income households. The Eisenhower Administration never used the authority. In 1961, President John Kennedy put the program into motion.
1959 – The first Plymouth Valiant rolled off the assembly line. The sole powertrain was the then-new 170 cid Slant Six with a single-barrel carburetor.
1961 – The Boeing CH-47 Chinook was put into service. The American-made helicopter has been used extensively by the US military. It is often used for medical evacuation and search and rescue operations during natural disasters around the world.
1962 - Janesville's oldest manufacturer, Rock River Woolen Mills, ceased operation after 113 years at the original location. Started in 1849 as Monterey Water Power Mill, the mills initially produced fine yarns, flannels and cashmere. The company moved to Texas.
1970 – Monday Night Football premiered.
1971 – Coca Cola introduced the plastic bottle.
1973 - Henry Kissinger was confirmed by the US Senate to become Secretary of State. He became the first naturalized citizen to hold office in the US.
1977 - After weeks of controversy over past business and banking practices, President Carter's budget director, Bert Lance, resigned.
1983 - In a speech to the US Chamber of Commerce, Interior Secretary James G. Watt jokingly described a special advisory panel as consisting of “a black, a woman, two Jews and a cripple.'' Although Watt later apologized, he ended up resigning.
1987 – The NFL football players went on strike. The club owners quickly hired replacements to keep the season going. Forrest Gregg’s “replacement” Packers finished with a 2-1 record, which was better than the 3-8-1 regular Packers that year. Many of the professional players crossed the picket line, undermining the strike which lasted for only 24 days. The teams that chose to play were often the butt of the joke, the Los Angeles Shams, the Chicago Spare Bears, the Seattle Sea-Scabs, the New Orleans Saint Elsewheres, the Miami Dol-Finks, and the San Francisco Phoney-Niners.
1993 - Russian President Boris Yeltsin announced that he was ousting the Communist-dominated Congress, and effectively seizing all state power.
2009 - Prosecutors announced the indictment of Hassan Nemazee for defrauding the Bank of America, HSBC and Citigroup out of approximately $290 million in loans. He had served as Finance Chairman to Hillary Clinton's 2007-08 presidential campaign, and also donated $50,000 (the maximum amount) to Barack Obama's Presidential Inaugural Committee. In July 2010 Nemazee was sentenced to 12 years in prison, however, he was released from prison in February 2019 under the First Step Act. (a bi-partisan effort to improve criminal justice outcomes, as well as to reduce the size of the federal prison population.)
2010 - AT&T began selling its first satellite phone for areas where there are no cell towers. Cost for the new device was, $799 upfront for the phone and 65 cents per minute for voice, 40 cents per message, and $5 per megabyte of data.
2012 - The iPhone 5 smartphone was formally unveiled as part of a press event on September 12, 2012. It was released to the public on September 21, 2012.
2014 – Detroit Lions middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch suffered a torn ACL when he attempted to mimic Aaron Rodgers’ signature “championship belt” touchdown celebration. The injury forced Tulloch to miss the remainder of the 2014 season.
1941 - Dickey Lee (singer: Patches, I Saw Linda Yesterday, Never Ending Songs of Love, Rocky; songwriter: She Thinks I Still Care)
1957 - Mark Wright (songwriter and producer. As songwriter, he's had 12 BMI Awards, seven of them million sellers, including Mark Chesnutt's Goin' Through The Big D, Oak Ridge Boys' Lucky Moon, and Today My World Slipped Away, cut by both George Strait and Vern Gosdin.)
1967 - Faith Hill (country singer. Hill has sold over 40 million records worldwide and scored eight #1 singles. Married to Tim McGraw.)
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