Hello Headliners! Today’s birthday boy is Herb Albert, who was not only the leader of the Tijuana Brass, but also the “A” in A&M Records. It’s no secret: This guy’s in love with the Headlines Du Jour of yesteryear.
- 1492 – Queen Isabella of Castille issues the Alhambra decree, ordering her 150,000 Jewish and Muslim subjects to convert to Christianity or face expulsion.
- 1774 – American Revolutionary War: The Kingdom of Great Britain orders the port of Boston, Massachusetts closed pursuant to the Boston Port Act.
- 1889 – The Eiffel Tower is officially opened.
- 1909 – Construction of the ill fated RMS Titanic begins.
- 1917 – The United States takes possession of the Danish West Indies after paying $25 million to Denmark, and renames the territory the United States Virgin Islands.
- 1918 – Daylight saving time goes into effect in the United States for the first time.
- 1930 – The Motion Pictures Production Code is instituted, imposing strict guidelines on the treatment of sex, crime, religion and violence in film, in the U.S., for the next thirty eight years.
- 1949 – The Dominion of Newfoundland joins the Canadian Confederation and becomes the 10th Province of Canada.
- 1951 – Remington Rand delivers the first UNIVAC I computer to the United States Census Bureau.
- 1994 – The journal Nature reports the finding in Ethiopia of the first complete Australopithecus afarensis skull.
- 1995 – Selena, an American singer, was murdered by her friend and employee of her boutiques Yolanda Saldívar who was embezzling money from the establishments. The event was named “Black Friday” by Hispanics.
Today’s Headlines Du Jour, step this way:
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Marijuana goes mainstream
A business conference in Eugene focuses on a changing industry
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THE “NEWS” IN THE NEWS AGAIN:
FOX “NEWS” IN THE NEWS AGAIN:
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