Headlines Du Jour ► Thursday, July 2, 2015

Hey there, Headliners! Today’s birthday belongs to keyboard player, Roy Bittan, of Bruce Springsteen‘s E Street Band. Here are some other Headlines Du Jour of yesteryear: 1613 – The first English expedition from Massachusetts against Acadia led by Samuel Argall takes place. 1698 – Thomas Savery patents the first steam engine. 1776 – The ContinentalRead More

Headlines Du Jour ► Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Hey there, Headliners! Today’s birthday belongs to musician Steve Winwood. Here are some other Headlines Du Jour of yesteryear: 1328 – Antipope Nicholas V, a claimant to the papacy, is consecrated in Rome by the Bishop of Venice. 1551 – National University of San Marcos, the oldest university in the Americas, is founded in Lima,Read More

Headlines Du Jour ► Thursday, April 30, 2015

Hello again, Headliners. Today’s birthday belongs to Blues singer Reverend Gary Davis, who influenced a generation of ’60s Folk artists. Here are some other Headlines Du Jour of yesteryear: 1492 – Spain gives Christopher Columbus his commission of exploration. 1789 – On the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York City, GeorgeRead More

Headlines Du Jour ► Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Hello, Headliners. Today’s birthday belongs to Ann-Margret. Here are some of the other Headlines Du Jour of yesteryear: 1789 – Mutiny on the Bounty: Lieutenant William Bligh and 18 sailors are set adrift and the rebel crew returns to Tahiti briefly and then sets sail for Pitcairn Island. 1869 – Chinese and Irish laborers forRead More

Headlines Du Jour ► Thursday, April 16, 2015

Welcome back! While the Not Now Silly Newsroom’s PC tower was being repaired, Headlines Du Jour was off the air. However, we’re back, Headliners, better than ever, and ready to aggregate! Today’s birthday belongs to Spike Milligan, Comedy genius. He knew a few things about the Headlines Du Jour of yesteryear: 73 – Masada, aRead More

Headlines Du Jour ► Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Hello Headline Hunters. Today’s birthday belongs to bass player Carol Kaye, who has played on more hits tunes than The Beatles, The Beach Boys, and The Rolling Stones combined! Here are some other Headlines Du Jour of yesteryear: 1829 – Catholic Emancipation: The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the Roman Catholic Relief Act 1829,Read More

Headlines Du Jour ► Thursday, March 19, 2015

Hey there, Headliners.Today’s birthday belongs to R&B singer Clarence “Frogman” Henry. Here are some other Headlines Du Jour of yesteryear: 1649 – The House of Commons of England passes an act abolishing the House of Lords, declaring it “useless and dangerous to the people of England”. 1885 – Louis Riel declares a provisional government inRead More

Headlines Du Jour ► Sunday, March 15, 2015

Howdy, Headline hunters. Today’s birthday belongs Sam John Hopkins, better known to Blues aficionados as Lightnin’ Hopkins. Beware the Ides of March because on this date: 44 BC – Julius Caesar, Dictator of the Roman Republic, is stabbed to death by Marcus Junius Brutus, Gaius Cassius Longinus, Decimus Junius Brutus and several other Roman senatorsRead More