Thursday, January 17, 2008

Happy Birthday Lori and Sydney and in remembrance of Grandpa!
Birthdays on Jan. 19th:
1807 Robert Edward Lee Stratford VA, General-in-Chief (Confederacy) 1809 Edgar Allan Poe Boston, author (Pit & the Pendulum)
1936 Ursula Andress Switzerland, actress (She) 1938 Phil Everly Brownie KY, singer (Everly Bros-Wake Up Little Susie)
1943 Janis Joplin Port Arthur TX, blues rock singer (Down on Me)
1953 Desi Arnaz Jr Los Angeles CA, actor (Craig-Here's Lucy, Fakeout, Joyride)
1954 Katey Sagal Los Angeles CA, actress (Peg Bundy-Married with Children)
1982 Jodie Sweetin actress (Stephanie Tanner-Full House)

1903 New bicycle race "Tour de France" announced
1937 Millionaire Howard Hughes sets transcontinental air record
1939 Ernest Hausen of Wisconsin sets chicken-plucking record-4.4 seconds
1955 "Scrabble" debuts on board game market

Birthdays on Jan. 20th:
1928 Martin Landau Brooklyn NY, actor (Mission Impossible, Tucker, Space 1999)
1929 Arte Johnson Chicago IL, comedian (Laugh-in, Don't Call Me Charlie) 1930 Edwin E "Buzz" Aldrin Jr Montclair NJ, USAF/astronaut (Gemini 12, Apollo 11)

1930 1st radio broadcast of "Lone Ranger" (WXYZ-Detroit)
1945 FDR sworn-in for an unprecedented 4th term as President
1958 KUED TV channel 7 in Salt Lake City UT (PBS) begins broadcasting
1965 The Beatles appear on Shindig (ABC-TV)
1969 Richard M Nixon inaugurated as President

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