Monday, January 02, 2012


Left to right: Maxene, Patty, LaVerne
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1941:The Andrews Sisters — LaVerne, Maxene and Patty — record the World War II hit “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” for Decca Records in Hollywood. The catchy song, about a boogie-playing trumpeter drafted into the U.S. Army, would be featured in the Abbott and Costello film Buck Privates, released the same year, and is one of the first jump blues recordings.

1929: Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King and U.S. Minister to Canada William Phillips sign an agreement to invest $2 million to preserve Niagara Falls from erosion and divert the Niagara River in order to harness hydroelectric power.

1960: Sen. John F. Kennedy announces his candidacy for president of the United States. He would secure the Democratic Party’s nomination and narrowly defeat Republican challenger Richard Nixon in the general election.
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