JANUARY 11: The Daily Flashback

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1770: The first shipment of rhubarb was sent to the United States from London.
1902: The first issue of Popular Mechanics magazine was published.
1928: “Ol’ Man River” was recorded by Paul Whiteman and his orchestra with Bing Crosby as the featured vocalist.
1935: Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo from Hawaii to California.
1958: Starring Lloyd Bridges, “Seahunt” debuted on CBS-TV.
1964: Billboard published its first Country and Western Albums chart. Johnny Cash landed the first No. 1 with Ring of Fire.
1967: Jimi Hendrix recorded “Purple Haze” at De Lane Lea Studios in London.
1973: Owners of American League baseball teams voted to adopt the designated-hitter rule on a trial basis.
1985: Queen, Iron Maiden and Whitesnake played on Day One of the first Rock In Rio festival.
1992: In Johannesburg, Paul Simon began a South African concert tour, making him the first international star to perform in South Africa following the end of the UN cultural boycott.

BIRTHDAYS
1755: Alexander Hamilton
1924: Don Cherry
1942: Clarence Clemons
1946: Naomi Judd
1956: Robert Earl Keen
1958: Vicki Peterson
1971: Mary J. Blige

DEATHS
1999: Toni Fisher
2005: Spencer Dryden

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1 Comment
  1. steve nover says

    I was in Rio 34 years ago w/ friend Karen, we had no idea our trip was at the same time as the first of 10 concerts, though we didn’t go the day Queen played, we were about 50 feet from Brian May the day we went to Sugarloaf mt……my wallet was stolen on the beach when I went to get a beverage for us (along w/ 2 tickets for a concert & went a different day-James Taylor, George Benson, Al Jarreau, Gilberto Gil was 1 of the 3 Brazilian performers///we were able to watch the B52’s performance on tv (joined by Chris & Tina from Talking Heads)

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