JANUARY 7: The Daily Flashback
1842: Gioacchino Rossini’s opera Stabat Mater premieres in Paris.
1896: “The Fannie Farmer Cookbook” was published.
1924: At age 26, George Gershwin completed “Rhapsody in Blue.”
1926: George Burns and Gracie Allen were married.
1927: In Hinckley, Illinois, the Harlem Globetrotters played their first game.
1954: Muddy Waters recorded “Hoochie Coochie Man.”
1955: Marian Anderson became the first African-American to sing at New York’s Metropolitan Opera.
1963: Gary “U.S.” Bonds filed a $100,000 suit against Chubby Checker, alledging that Checker “stole” “Quarter to Three” and turned it into the song “Dancin’ Party.” The case was settled out of court.
1967: Charlie Pride became the first African American solo singer to perform at the Grand Old Opry in Nashville.
1968: The cost of a U.S. first class stamp was raised to six cents.
1970: Max Yasgur, whose farm in upstate New York hosted the original Woodstock Festival, is sued for $35,000 in property damages by neighboring farmers.
1999: President Clinton went on trial before the Senate, only the second time in U.S. history that an impeached president had gone to trial. Clinton was later acquitted of perjury and obstruction of justice charges.
1800: Millard S. Fillmore
1899: Francis Poulenc
1912: Charles Addams
1922: Jean-Pierre Rampal
1938: Paul Revere (of Paul Revere & The Raiders)
1946: Jann Wenner
1948: Kenny Loggins
1949: Marshall Chapman
1958: Kathy Valentine
1970: Doug E. Doug
1973: Sean Paul
1974: John Rich
1980: Larry Williams