Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Today in History

I meant to post this yesterday, but never got around to it. So will post it today. Enjoy!

April 10
1849-Walter Hunt of New York City patented the safety pin.

1916-The Professional Golfers Associations (PGA) held its first championship tournament.

1953-Eddie Fisher was discharged from the Army and arrived home to a nice paycheck of $330,000 in record royalties. He sold 7 million records for RCA Victor while on furloughs.

1958-Dick Clark devoted an hour of his American Bandstand show to the memory of Chuck Willis who had died earlier in the day from peritonitis.

1970-Paul McCartney officially resigned from the Beatles, disbanding the most influential rock group in history at a public news conference.

1985-Eddie Murphy's Beverly Hills Cop made it to the top ten on the list of top-grossing motion pictures.

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