JULY 6: The Daily Flashback

1777: British forces captured Fort Ticonderoga during the American Revolution. 1919: A British dirigible landed in New York’s Roosevelt Field, the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by an airship. 1928: The first all-talking movie, “The Lights of New York,” was previewed at New York’s Strand Theatre. 1932: The postage rate for first class mail in the U.S. went from 2-cents to 3-cents. 1933: The first All-Star baseball game was held in Chicago. The American League beat the National League 4-2. 1937: “Sing, Sing, Sing” was recorded by Benny Goodman and his band. 1957: Paul McCartney and John Lennon met for the first time at the Village Fete in the Liverpool suburb of Woolton, where Lennon’s group, the Quarrymen, were performing. 1964: In London, the Beatles’ first film, “A Hard Day’s Night,” premiered at the Pavillion Theatre. 1965: The Jefferson Airplane was formed in San Francisco, 1974: “Rock the Boat” by the Hues Corporation beaome the first disco song to reach No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100. 1994: “Forrest Gump” hit theaters, eventually becoming the top-grossing film of the year in North America. BIRTHDAY 1918: Sebastian Cabot 1924: Louie Bellson 1927: Bill Haley 1931: Della Reese 1937: Gene Chandler 1940: Jeannie Seely 1946: Burt Ward 1949: Michael Shrieve 1953: Nanci Griffith 1976: 50 Cent 1979: Kevin Hart DEATHS 1971: Louis Armstrong 1979: Van McCoy 2003: Skip Battin

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