MARCH 1: The Daily Flashback

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1692: In Salem Village in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, the Salem witch trials began. Four women were the first to be charged.
1872: The U.S. Congress authorized the creation of Yellowstone National Park as the first national park.
1873: E. Remington and Sons of Ilion, NY, began manufacturing the first practical typewriter.
1932: The 22-month-old son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh was kidnapped.
1941: The first FM radio station went on the air – W47NV in Nashville.
1949: Joe Louis announced that he was retiring from boxing as world heavyweight boxing champion.
1961: The Peace Corps was established by U.S. President Kennedy.
1966: Gene Clark announced that he is leaving The Byrds.
1968: Johnny Cash and June Carter were married.
1969: Jim Morrison was arrested on stage at a Doors concert in Miami after allegedly exposing himself to the audience.
1973: Pink Floyd released Dark Side of the Moon.
1973: Tom Waits released his debut album, Closing Time.
1977: Sara Lowndes filed for divorce from Bob Dylan.
1979: The Coca-Cola Company introduced Mello Yello.

1980: Patti Smith married Fred “Sonic” Smith.
1985: Ford licensed the song “Help!” for a commercial, marking the first time that The Beatles’ music was used in a TV ad.
1995: R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry suffered a brain aneurysm while performing onstage in Switzerland.

BIRTHDAYS
1810: Frederic Chopin
1904: Glenn Miller
1927: Harry Belafonte
1944: Roger Daltrey
1944: Mike D’Abo
1958: Nik Kershaw
1987: Kesha
1994: Justin Bieber

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1 Comment
  1. Tom Lindsay says

    “Closing Time” is one of my “Dozen for a Desert Island” albums. It lives between midnight and six in the morning. What a mood he sets; joy, pain, regret…

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