Sunday, August 05, 2012


Harry Houdini, full-length portrait, standing,...
Harry Houdini, full-length portrait, standing, facing front, in chains (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


 1962:Marilyn Monroe is found dead in the bedroom of her Los Angeles home, presumably from an overdose of sleeping pills. The film star was 36 years old.

1926: Harry Houdini attempts one of his final and most notable feats — spending 91 minutes in an airtight metal box submerged in a swimming pool at the Hotel Shelton in New York City. The legendary magician and escape artist would die only two months later of appendicitis, at age 52.

1975: Stevie Wonder signs a $37 million recording contract for seven years and seven LPs with Motown Records; it is the largest music contract for a solo artist in history.

1995:Today is Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day for Croatians

1985:Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is announced and established.

1914:First electric traffic light installed

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