JULY 6: The Daily Flashback

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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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