JULY 20: The Daily Flashback


1801: A 1,235 pound cheese ball was pressed at the farm of Elisha Brown, Jr. The ball of cheese was later loaded on a horse-driven wagon and presented to U.S. President Thomas Jefferson at the White House.
1859: Brooklyn and New York played baseball at Fashion Park Race Course on Long Island. The game marked the first time that admission was charged for to see a ball game. It cost $.50 to get in, and the players on the field did not receive a salary (until 1863).
1881: Sioux leader Sitting Bull, a fugitive since the Battle of the Little Big Horn, surrendered to federal troops in Montana.
1940: Billboard magazine published its first listing of best-selling singles. The first No. 1 was Tommy Dorsey’s “I’ll Never Smile Again,” with vocals by Frank Sinatra.
1944: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt was nominated for an unprecedented fourth term of office at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
1961: The Leslie Bricusse-Anthony Newley musical Stop the World, I Want to Get Off premiered in London.
1963: Lesley Gore’s “Judy’s Turn to Cry” was released.
1965: Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” was released.
1969: Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon.
1970: The Carpenters appeared as guest bachelor and bachelorette on “The Dating Game.”
1974: Joey Ramone became the lead vocalist for The Ramones.
1975: Steve Van Zandt performed for the first time in concert as a member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band.
1976: America’s Viking I robot spacecraft made a successful landing on Mars.

1932: Nam June Paik
1933: Buddy Knox
1935: Sleepy LaBeef
1938: Diana Rigg
1943: John Lodge
1944: T.G. Shepherd
1946: Kim Carnes
1947: Carlos Santana
1956: Paul Cook
1959: Radney Foster
1964: Chris Cornell
1966: Stone Gossard

1969: Roy Hamilton
2017: Chester Bennington

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1 Comment
  1. Chris Arndt says

    I do enjoy the local 518 Flashbacks and music history. I am looking for two local concert dates from years gone by. America at the Empire State Plaza which as I recall was on the 4th of July about 15 years ago and one other: Howard Jones with opening act Frozen Ghost at the Starlite Theatre in the Summer of 1987? I have found them here or anywhere else on the WWW.

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