AUGUST 29: The Daily Flashback

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1886: In New York City, Chinese Ambassador Li Hung-chang’s chef invented chop suey.
1957: Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina set a filibuster record in the U.S. when he spoke for 24 hours and 18 minutes.
1958: George Harrison joined the band Quarrymen, whose members also included John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
1964: Roy Orbison’s single “Oh, Pretty Woman” was released.
1965: Gemini 5, carrying astronauts Gordon Cooper and Pete Conrad, splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean after eight days in space.
1966: The Beatles played their final public concert, wrapping up their fourth American tour at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park.
1967: The final episode of ABC-TV’s “The Fugitive” aired.
1986: The studio in Philadelphia where “American Bandstand” was shot is entered into the US National Register of Historic Places.
1994: Oasis released their debut album, Definitely Maybe.
1995: The US Internal Revenue Service placed a lien on Aretha Franklin’s home for $600,000 in back taxes.
2004: Outkast’s “Hey Ya!” won Video of the Year at the MTV Video Music Awards,
2005: Hurricane Katrina pounded New Orleans. One of the victims is Barry Cowsill of The Cowsills, who died by drowning at age 50. Fats Domino, 77, survived after he was rescued from his home in the Ninth Ward.

BIRTHDAYS
1920: Charlie Parker
1924: Dinah Washington
1942: Sterling Morrison
1943: Dick Halligan (of Blood, Sweat & Tears was born in Troy)
1958: Michael Jackson
1963: Elizabeth Fraser
1969: Me’Shell NdegeOcello
1993: Liam Payne

DEATHS
1976: Jimmy Reed
1998: Charlie Feathers
2006: Jumpin’ Gene Simmons
2011: David “Honeyboy” Edwards

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