NOVEMBER 8: The Daily Flashback

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1793: In Paris, the Louvre Museum opened to the public for the first time.
1805: The Lewis and Clark expedition – which began on May 14, 1904 – reached the Pacific Ocean.
1880: French actress Sarah Bernhardt made her American stage debut in Adrienne Lecouvreur in New York City.
1887: Emile Berliner was granted the first patent for the gramophone.
1957: Elvis Presley’s third movie, “Jailhouse Rock,” opened nationally.
1959: The Minneapolis Lakers’ Elgin Baylor scored 64 points, setting an NBA record.
1961: The Beach Boys released their debut single, “Surfin’.”
1965: The soap opera “Days of Our Lives” premiered on NBC-TV.
1966: Ronald Reagan was elected governor of California.
1967: Nilsson recorded “Everybody’s Talkin’.”
1968: Diana Ross left The Supremes to begin her solo career.
1971: Led Zeppelin’s album Led Zeppelin IV (featuring “Stairway to Heaven”) was released.
1975: David Bowie made his US television debut on the CBS-TV variety show “Cher,” performing “Fame.”
1977: Glam rocker Suzi Quatro made her first appearance as Leather Tuscadero, the little sister of Fonzie’s girlfriend Pinky, on ABC-TV’s “Happy Days.”
1985: Miles Davis guest starred on “Miami Vice,” playing a pimp named Ivory Jones.

1986: Bassist Jason Newstead made his debut with Metallica.
1988: Jerry Lee Lewis declared bankruptcy.
1994: Sonny Bono, half of Sonny and Cher and former mayor of Palm Springs, was elected to the US House of Representatives, representing the 44th district in California.
1997: Johnny Paycheck became the 72nd member to join the Grand Ole Opry.
2000: Hanging chads! In Florida, a statewide recount began to decide the winner of the 2000 U.S. presidential election.
2002: “8 Mile,” a semi-biographical look at Eminem’s early days as a struggling rapper in Detroit, opened in theaters.
2005: The original “Guitar Hero” game was released.

BIRTHDAYS
1847: Bram Stoker
1927: Patti Page
1944: Bonnie Bramlett
1946: Roy Wood
1948: Minnie Riperton
1949: Bonnie Raitt
1954: Rickie Lee Jones
1968: Parker Posey
1970: Diana King
1977: Bucky Covington
1994: Lauren Alaina

DEATHS
1974: Ivory Joe Hunter
1997: Dr. Tommy Comeaux
1999: Lester Bowie

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