APRIL 9: The Daily Flashback

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1667: In Paris, the first public art exhibition was held at the Palais-Royale.
1833: Peterborough, New Hampshire, opened the first municipally supported public library in the United States.
1838: The National Galley opened in London.
1860: An anonymous vocalist sang “Au Claire De La Lune” to Parisian inventor Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville, who makes the first known and oldest surviving recording of the human voice.
1913: The Brooklyn Dodgers’ Ebbets Field opened.
1914: In London, the first full-color film, “The World, the Flesh & the Devil,” was shown.
1945: National Football League officials decreed that it was mandatory for football players to wear socks in all league games.
1962: Henry Mancini won the Best Original Song Academy Award for “Moon River” from “Breakfast At Tiffany’s.”
1965: Bruce Johnston joined the Beach Boys as the permanent replacement for Brian Wilson.
1969: Bob Dylan stunned fans and critics alike by releasing Nashville Skyline, a country album sung in an entirely different voice from the one Dylan has been using.
1970: Paul McCartney quit the Beatles.
1973: Queen made their debut performance at the Marquee Theater in London.
1983: Dave Mustaine played his last show with Metallica. He was fired from the band two days later.
1986: Produced by Dave Clark and starring Cliff Richard, the musical Time premiered at the Dominion Theatre in London.
1997 Amidst personal tensions between its band members, Soundgarden announced their break-up, which lasts for 13 years until they decide to reunite.
2007: Apple announced it had sold its one-hundred millionth iPod.

BIRTHDAYS
1932: Carl Perkins
1977: Gerard Way

DEATHS
1976: Phil Ochs
1988: Dave Prater (Sam & Dave)
1997: Mae Axton, co-writer of Elvis Presley’s “Heartbreak Hotel”

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