AUGUST 10: The Daily Flashback

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1846: The Smithsonian Institution was chartered by the U.S. Congress. The “Nation’s Attic” was made possible by $500,000 given by scientist Joseph Smithson.
1954: Construction began on the St. Lawrence Seaway.
1963: Stevie Wonder’s “Fingertips (Part 2)” became the first live recording to hit No. 1 in the US.
1968: The Who’s “Magic Bus” was released.
1975: The vocal group Manhattan Transfer debuted their summer replacement series on CBS-TV, simply called “Manhattan Transfer.” The variety show ran for just four weeks.

BIRTHDAYS
1909: Leo Fender
1927: Jimmy Martin
1928: Jimmy Dean
1933: Rocky Colavito
1940: Bobby Hatfield
1943: Ronnie Spector
1947: Ian Anderson
1948: Patti Austin
1959: Rosanna Arquette
1964: Neneh Cherry

DEATHS
2006: Barbara George
2008: Isaac Hayes
2013: Eydie Gorme

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