SEPTEMBER 21: The Daily Flashback

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1784: In Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania Packet and Daily Advertiser was published for the first time, making it the first daily newspaper in America.
1897: The New York Sun ran the iconic “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus” editorial in response to a letter from eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon.
1937: J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” was published.
1957: Kicking off a nine-year run, “Perry Mason” made its debut on CBS-TV.
1959: Santo and Johnny’s “Sleep Walk” hit No. 1 for the first of two weeks.
1962: A year and a half before The Beatles break in America, The Springfields’ “Silver Threads and Golden Needles” became the first British song to reach the Top 20 in the U.S.
1963: Bobby Vinton’s “Blue Velvet” hit No. 1.
1970: The Cleveland Browns defeated the New York Jets on the first “NFL Monday Night Football” game on ABC-TV.

1971: The British musical variety show “The Old Grey Whistle Test” premiered on BBC-TV, featuring America.
1974: Jeff “Skunk” Baxter joined the Doobie Brothers.
1981: The U.S. Senate confirmed Sandra Day O’Connor as the first female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
1993: Nirvana’s In Utero was released.
1996: Hank Williams III made his Grand Ole Opry debut.
1999: HBO’s live music show “Reverb” made its debut featuring Alanis Morissette and Everlast.
2001: “America: A Tribute to Heroes” was shown on 35 seperate broadcast and cable networks simultaneously, raising $150 million to benefit families of the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001.
2011: R.E.M. announced that they were calling it quits after more than 30 years.

BIRTHDAYS
1866: H.G. Wells
1874: Gustav Holst
1932: Don Preston
1934: Leonard Cohen
1944: Jesse Ed Davis
1947: Stephen King
1950: Bill Murray
1967: Faith Hill
1972: Liam Gallagher
1989: Jason Derulo

DEATHS
1974: Walter Brennan
1987: Jaco Pastorius
2016: John D. Loudermilk

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