Hawaii became our 50th state today, August 21, 1959. Welcome, Hawaii!!
The 50th State — Charles Bud Dant and his Orchestra, Coral Records, 1959
And, actually, this record was released before Hawaii officially became a state. Take a look at the above advertisement in Billboard from July 27, 1959.
Inaugural Addresses on Flickr.
Don’t be lured to the mall for sales on things like TVs and shoes. Stay inside and celebrate Presidents Day by listening to some inauguration speeches on vinyl!
Happy 81st Birthday to Abbe Lane!
(Born December 14, 1932)
“Jayne Mansfield may turn boys into men, but I take them from there.”
by Frank Thistle frommen’s magazine Adam, Vol. 7 No. 4, 1963
John Kennedy on Flickr.
A Memorial Album — His Most Famous Speeches
Including comments by Barry Golwater, Adlai Stevenson, Lyndon Johnson, Sir Alec Home, and Pope Paul VI.
Released on Diplomat Records
A Memorial Album — John Fitzgerald Kennedy on Flickr.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy — May 29, 1917 to November 22, 1963
This memorial album products by Premier Albums
Coffee Time — Morton Gould on Flickr.
One of the MOST important days of the year… National Coffee Cup Day!!
Pour yourself a steaming cup’o’joe and relax!
March 7, 1876: Alexander Graham Bell receives US patent 174,465 for the telephone. Bell’s patent covered “the method of, and apparatus for, transmitting vocal or other sounds telegraphically … by causing electrical undulations, similar in form to the vibrations of the air accompanying the said vocal or other sound.”
"Franz Anton Mesmer (May 23, 1734 – March 5, 1815) was a German physician with an interest in astronomy, who theorised that there was a natural energetic transference that occurred between all animated and inanimate objects that he called magnétisme animal (animal magnetism) and other spiritual forces often grouped together as mesmerism.”
Photo: Cassandra calls upon Higher Powers to spirit away a Friday night blemish
March 4, 1933: Franklin Delano Roosevelt is inaugurated as the 32nd President of the United States. He served as president until April 12, 1945.