DECEMBER 13: The Daily Flashback
1636: The United States National Guard was created when militia regiments were organized by the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
1928: George Gershwin’s musical work “An American in Paris” was premiered by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.
1966: Jimi Hendrix released the single “Foxy Lady.” The title was misprinted as “Foxey Lady” on the U.S. version of the album Are You Experienced.
1967: At the Shrine Exhibition Hall in Los Angeles, the Grateful Dead performed “Dark Star” for the first time.
1982: The Sentry Armored Car Company in New York discovered that $11 million had been stolen from its headquarters overnight. It was the biggest cash theft in U.S. history.
1989: In Cape Town, South African President F.W. de Klerk met for the first time with imprisoned African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela.
1991: North Korea and South Korea signed a historic non-aggression agreement.
2000 – U.S. Vice President Al Gore conceded the 2000 Presidential election to Texas Gov. George W. Bush. The Florida electoral votes were won by only 537 votes, which decided the election. The election had been contested up to the U.S. Supreme Court, which said that the Florida recount (supported by the Florida Supreme Court) was unconstitutional.
2001: NBC-TV announced that it would begin running hard liquor commercials.
2008: Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh married Marjorie Bach, making him brother-in-law to Ringo Starr, who is married to Marjorie’s sister Barbara.
2012: Songwriting legend Carole King won the Library of Congress’ Gershwin Prize in recognition of her lifetime achievement. She was the first woman to have been awarded this honor,
2013: In a bold and brilliant marketing move, Beyoncé’s self-titled album is released with no advance notice
1925: Dick Van Dyke
1930: Buck White
1941: John Davidson
1948: Ted Nugent
1949: Tom Verlaine
1957: Steve Buscemi
1975: Tom DeLonge
1981: Amy Lee
1989: Taylor Swift
1961: Grandma Moses
2017: Pat DiNizio