Interesting stuff about TODAY! October 7, 2010.
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On this day Oct 7
|1849||Author Edgar Allan Poe died at age 40.|
|1949||The Republic of East Germany was formed.|
|1954||Marian Anderson became the first black singer hired by New York’s Metropolitan Opera.|
|1963||President John F. Kennedy signed the documents of ratification for a nuclear test ban treaty with Britain and the Soviet Union.|
|1968||The Motion Picture Association of America adopted a film-rating system.|
|1982||The musical “Cats” opened on Broadway, beginning its record run of 7,485 performances.|
|1996||Fox News Channel made its debut.|
|1998||Matthew Shepard, a gay college student, was beaten, robbed and left tied to a wooden fence post outside Laramie, Wyo.; he died five days later. (Two men are serving life sentences for Shepard’s murder.)|
|2001||The United States and Britain launched air strikes against Taliban positions and Osama bin Laden’s training camps in Afghanistan; bin Laden praised God for the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in a videotaped statement aired on the Arabic satellite station Al-Jazeera.|
|2001||Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants wrapped up his record-breaking season with his 73rd homer, while San Diego’s Rickey Henderson became the 25th player with 3,000 career hits.|
|2003||California voters recalled Gov. Gray Davis and elected actor Arnold Schwarzenegger to replace him.|
|2004||Cambodia’s King Norodom Sihanouk abdicated because of poor health.|
|2006||Anna Politkovskaya, a journalist who had chronicled Russian military abuses against civilians in Chechnya, was found shot to death in Moscow.|
|2008||The Federal Reserve annouced a radical plan to buy massive amounts of short-term debt, known as commercial paper, to get credit markets moving again.|
Toni Braxton, 43, singer, born Severn, MD, Oct 7, 1967.
Simon Cowell, 51, television producer, personality (“American Idol”), born Brighton, East Sussex, England, Oct 7, 1959.
John Mellencamp, 59, singer, songwriter, born Seymour, IN, Oct 7, 1951.
Vladimir Putin, 58, former Russian president, born St. Petersburg, Russia, Oct 7, 1952.
#1 Song Today,
|2009||I Gotta Feeling||The Black Eyed Peas|
|2008||Whatever You Like||T.I.|
|2007||Crank That (Soulja Boy)||Soulja Boy Tell’em|
|2005||Gold Digger||Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx|
|2004||Goodies||Ciara featuring Petey Pablo|
|2003||Baby Boy||Beyoncé featuring Sean Paul|
|2002||A Moment Like This||Kelly Clarkson|
Mr. Know it All (useless info of the day)
Laughing lowers levels of stress hormones and strengthens the immune system. Six-year-olds laugh an average of 300 times a day. Adults only laugh 15 to 100 times a day.
Reason to party today – coz it’s happy hour somewhere in the world.
Oct 7, 1982. The second longest-running production in Broadway history (after Phantom of the Opera) opened this day. Cats was based on a book of poetry by T.S. Eliot and had a score by Andrew Lloyd Webber. More than 10 million theatergoers saw the New York City production, which closed Sept 10, 2000, after 7,485 performances. Catswas also produced in 30 other countries.
England: Nottingham Goose Fair
Oct 7–10. Forest Recreation Ground, Nottingham. Held annually since 1284 (except during the Great Plague in 1665 and the two World Wars), the fair formerly lasted three weeks and boasted as many as 20,000 geese on display. Now lasting four days, the Nottingham Goose Fair always operates in early October. A traditional fair with modern amusements. Est attendance: 500,000.