Today is Wednesday, January 6th. It’s National Shortbread Day, National Bean Day, Cuddle Up Day, National Technology Day, Apple Tree Day, National Take Down the Christmas Tree Day, International Jewish & Proud Day, King Cake Day, and National Take a Poet to Lunch Day

There are 18 days until the River Radio Ever After Bridal Fair Experience
There are 39 days until Valentine’s Day
There are 73 days until Spring

Today is the day that…

— in 1838, Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail demonstrate their telegraph machine in New Jersey

— in 1929, Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta to begin her work amongst India’s poorest

— in 1945, future president George Herbert Walker Bush married Barbara Pierce in Rye, N.Y.

— in 1957, Elvis Presley makes his third & final appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. He is only seen from the waist up, leaving viewers to speculate as to what the screams in the audience are about.

— in 1973, Schoolhouse Rock premiered on ABC

— also in 1973, Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain” hits #1 on the Hot 100.

— in 1975, the classic game show Wheel of Fortune debuted, hosted by Chuck Woolery

— in 1976, Ted Turner purchased the Atlanta Braves for $12 million

— also in 1976, Peter Frampton’s live double album, Frampton Comes Alive!, is released. Powered by his trusty talkbox sound, it becomes one of the best-selling live albums in history.

— in 1977, EMI Records drop the punk rock group “Sex Pistols” from the label because of their “notorious public behaviour”

— in 1979, The Village People appear on American Bandstand, where the crowd does the soon-to-be famous arm movements spelling out “Y.M.C.A.”

— in 1987, Elton John has throat surgery in Australia to remove a lesion on his vocal chords, forcing him to cancel his upcoming US tour.

— in 1989, Madonna and Sean Penn announced they were getting a divorce

— in 1992, The federal government urges doctors to stop using silicone breast implants, outlining the health effects

— in 1993, Rolling Stones bass player Bill Wyman leaves the group after 30 years

— in 1994, Nancy Kerrigan was attacked by Tonya Harding’s ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly

— in 2006, soul singer Lou Rawls died at age 72 after a battle with lung cancer

— in 2010, the NBA suspended Gilbert Arenas for bringing guns into the Wizards locker room.

— and in 2016, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” breaks a North American box office record, passing the $760.5 million taken by “Avatar”

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