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 Continental Congress adopts a resolution severing ties with the Kingdom of Great Britain although the wording of the formal Declaration of Independence is not approved until July 4. 1777 – Vermont becomes the first American territory to abolish slavery. 1822 – Thirty-five slaves are hanged in South Carolina, including Denmark Vesey, ...
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    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, Peru. 1870 – The Manitoba Act is given the Royal Assent, paving the way for Manitoba to become a province of Canada on July 15. 1885 – North-West Rebellion: The four-day Battle of Batoche, pitting rebel Métis against the Canadian government, comes to an end with a decisive rebel ...
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    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, George Washington takes the oath of office to become the first elected President of the United States. 1803 – Louisiana Purchase: The United States purchases the Louisiana Territory from France for $15 million, more than doubling the size of the young nation. 1900 – Hawaii becomes a territory of the United ...
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    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 for the Central Pacific Railroad working on the First Transcontinental Railroad lay 10 miles of track in one day, a feat which has never been matched. 1881 – Billy the Kid escapes from the Lincoln County jail in Mesilla, New Mexico. 1945 – Benito Mussolini and his mistress Clara Petacci ...
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    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, a Jewish fortress, falls to the Romans after several months of siege, ending the Great Jewish Revolt. 1521 – Protestant Reformation: Martin Luther‘s first appearance before the Diet of Worms to be examined by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and the other estates of the empire. 1818 – ...
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