First Heart Transplant Surgery

On this date in 1967, the first successful heart transplant surgery took place. Here are some things you may not have known about heart and other organ and tissue transplants. The first successful tissue transplant was a skin graft from one part of the patient’s body to another in 1823. In 1905 the first successful cornea transplant took place. The […]

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Dr Pepper is Served for the First Time

On this date in 1885, the first Dr Pepper soft drink was served in Waco, Texas. Here are some things you may not have known about it. Dr Pepper was created by pharmacist Charles Alderton and sold at Morrison’s Old Corner Drug Store in Waco. The drink was introduced nationally at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair. It is said […]

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“Thriller” by Michael Jackson is Released

On this date in 1982, Epic Records released Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Here are some things you may not have known about the best-selling album of all time. Jackson was unhappy with the reception his previous album, “Off the Wall” received in 1979. He believed it should have won the Grammy for Record of the Year and set about making an […]

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D.B. Cooper Jumps into History

On this date in 1971, a man using the alias Dan Cooper hijacked a Northwest Orient Airlines flight between Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington. Here are some things you may not have known about D.B. Cooper. On November 24, 1971, the day before Thanksgiving, a man identifying himself as Dan Cooper purchased a one-way ticket on an afternoon flight from […]

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220: It’s the Birthday of Harpo Marx

Today is the 127th anniversary of the birth of Harpo Marx, the second-oldest of the Marx Brothers comedy troupe. Here are some things you may not have known about Harpo and his brothers. Adolph Marx was born in New York, and grew up on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. He was the third son of Sam and Minnie Marx, […]

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“Steamboat Willie” and the Debut of Mickey Mouse

[wpdevart_youtube]BBgghnQF6E4[/wpdevart_youtube] “Steamboat Willie” was the first Disney cartoon with synchronized sound and the first cartoon with a fully post-produced soundtrack. All of the voices in the film were performed by Walt Disney. It was actually the third cartoon produced by Disney featuring Mickey Mouse. The first two, “Plane Crazy” and “The Gallopin’ Gaucho” were reworked and released after “Steamboat Willie.” […]

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