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Curt Lysne Joins Balboa to Open Broker Direct program
IRVINE, CA. Balboa Capital announces the hiring of Curt Lysne for the newly created position of Vice President, Capital Markets in it's Irvine, CA Corporate Headquarters. Curt will be responsible for developing and rolling out Balboa's Broker Direct program. Curt is a leasing veteran of over twenty years including the last fourteen years at GE Capital-Colonial Pacific Leasing where he served in a variety of leadership roles including Chief Credit Officer, and Vice President, Sales. "The combination of Curt's training, education, industry knowledge, and high level of integrity along with his success in various leadership roles provides Balboa Capital with a outstanding addition to our leadership team", explains Patrick Byrne, Balboa's CEO.
Curt is a past Board Member of the United Association of Equipment Lessors, a Certified Lease Professional (CLP), a speaker/instructor at several NAELB and UAEL conferences, and author of several articles published in The Monitor.
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February 6,1922 Conrad Gozzo birthday
( Perhaps Hollywood's Best Lead Trumpet player, title now passed down to Warren Luening, Jr. )
1756- birthday of Aaron Burr, 3rd vice president of the US (Mar 4, 1801-Mar 3, 1805). While vice president, Burr is remembered most for challenging political enemy Alexander Hamilton to a duel and mortally wounded him July 11,1804, at Weehawken, Aaron Burr and Thomas Jefferson tied in the electoral vote and the election went to Congress. Hamilton, a leading Federalist, supported Jefferson. In those days, president and vice-present were elected separately ( Jefferson when he ran for re-election, choose his own vice-president, George Clinton, starting the tradition.) It was Hamilton who denied Burr the presidency by his one vote, and lead against Burr's politics. ( Hamilton was not familiar with firearms, but was a "Man of Honor" and despite pleas from friends, his wife, sons, he felt he had to defend his honor, knowing it meant his death. ) Indicted for the challenge and for murder, Burr returned to Washington to complete his term of office (during which he presided over the impeachment trial of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase). Ironically, the man who was almost president joined forces, centered around land before Jefferson completed the Louisiana Purchase In 1807, one of his "partners" turned evidence against Burr to escape hanging, and Burr was arrested, tried for treason (in an alleged scheme to invade Mexico and set up a new nation in the West) and acquitted.
Burr journeyed to New Orleans and entered into a conspiracy with U.S. Gen. James Wilkinson, although it is not clear what they conspired about. Wilkinson was actually in the pay of Spain at the time. This was about the time of great wars in Europe and the need for cash had France sell "the Louisiana Purchase" to the U.S. Speculation was that Burr intended either to establish an independent nation in the Southwest or to seize territory, now known as "Texas", for the same purpose in Spanish America. Burr secured financing from Harman Blennerhassett, of Blennerhassett Island in the Ohio River near present-day Parkersburg, West Virginia.. He set out from there in the fall of 1806 with about 60 well-armed men and headed downstream. The expedition aroused suspicion and Wilkinson, seeking to save his own skin, turned against Burr. He spread stories of Burr's intentions and sent dispatches to the government in Washington accusing Burr of treason.
Burr was arrested and charged with of treason. Burr was arrested and charged with treason, but still had many friends in Washington and was acquitted in 1807.
Born at Newark, NJ, he died at Staten Island, NY, Sept 14,1836.
1788- by a vote of 187 to 168, Massachusetts became the sixth state to ratify the Constitution.
The people of this state drafted the first constitution eight years earlier, which was utilized in the formation of the US constitution. Massachusetts is derived from two Indian words meaning 'great mountain place'. This great mountain place in New England was one of the most important of the 13 colonies in the new America, which gave it its other nickname, Old Colony State. Boston, the capital of Massachusetts, has been the center of activity in the state since those old colony days. Massachusetts state symbols include the chickadee, state bird; American elm, state tree; ladybug, state insect; "All Hail to Massachusetts", state song; and mayflower, the state flower.
Which arrived first, the ship or the flower? Unique to Massachusetts is a state beverage:
cranberry juice and a state muffin; I am not making this up, the corn muffin is official. The Massachusetts state motto is: Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem (By the sword we seek peace; but peace only under liberty).
1788- France was the first country to recognize the independent of the United States.
Treaties of amity and alliance between the United States and France were drafted in Paris this day.
1820- US population announced at 9,638,453 (1,771,656 blacks (18.4%)) The number of college graduates in the U.S. was estimated by James Fenimore Cooper to be 8,000. A financial panic that struck the U.S. in 1819 still brought fear as many state banks were closed and much western property was turned over to the Bank of the United States. Immigration slowed to a trickle for almost two decades, especially after the new immigration law was enacted by Congress. Stained relations between the North and the South hinted at trouble to come as the Union consisted of 11 free and 11 slave states. The North, however, was rapidly outdistancing the South in population and held a grown numerical advantage in the House of Representatives. Ready for state were Main, certain to be a free state, and Missouri, part of the Louisiana Purchase and likely to be a slave state. Big time political machines were introduced in the US led by a group of New York Democrats known as the Albany Regency. Martin Van Buren was among the leaders of the group, which controlled New York politics for two decades.
1820- The first organized emigration of U.S. blacks to Africa began when the "Mayflower of Liberia" sailed from New York City for Sierra Leone with 86 blacks aboard. The ship arrived in Sierra Leone on March 9. Twenty-two years later, it took a U.S. Supreme Court ruling for 35 former
passengers of the "Amistad" to accomplish the same thing. During this period of history there
was a growing movement of "free" blacks to return to their native continent. As Northern states made slavery "illegal," the "free" Blacks number grew from a few thousand in 1760 to 319,000 by 1830. Many of the movements were for the benefit of the organizer, who received fees as a "travel agent." Some were outright "scams," and others started the free state of Liberia. At the turn of the century, Marcus Garvey actually bought a steamship to send his followers to Liberia, and other countries in Africa.
1841-Birthday of Pauline Agassiz Shaw, opened the first kindergarten in 1877; five years later she was supporting 37 of them. The Jamaica Plain feminist also founded day nurseries, the pre-cursors of day care centers, which later became settlement houses. in the eastern part of U.S., later opened day nurseries after recognizing the needs of working mothers. One of the most successful was the North Bennet Street Industrial School. She also supported the Woman's Journal, a weekly suffrage newspaper. She was married to Quincy Adams Shaw, a wealthy copper mining investor, and had five children.
1843 - "The Virginia Minstrels", the first minstrel show in the United States, opened at the Bowery Amphitheatre in New York City.
1862 -General Ulysses S. Grant provides the first major Union victory of the war when he captures Fort Henry on the Tennessee River. Ten days later, he captured Fort Donelson on the Cumberland River, which gave the Yankees control of northern Tennessee and paved the way for the occupation of Nashville.
1865- Dashing Confederate General John Pegram is killed at the Battle of Dabney's Mill, Virginia, only three weeks after marrying Hetty Cary, the "handsomest women in the Southland."
Pegram graduated from West Point in 1854, 10th in a class of 46. He served in various posts in the west before resigning his commission at the start of the Civil War. He was well connected, a Southern gentleman, but not considered a good military officer by the troops he served under.
After leaving the US Army, Pegram received an appointment as a lieutenant colonel in the Confederate army. Sent to fight in western Virginia during the summer of 1861, he was captured by General George McClellan's men at the Battle of Rich Mountain. Pegram was exchanged in April 1862 and sent to serve with General Pierre G. T. Beauregard in Mississippi. He fought in Tennessee and Kentucky and earned a promotion to brigadier general. After the Battle of Chickamauga in September 1863, Pegram was transferred to General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. He was wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness in May 1864, but recovered to fight with General Jubal Early during the Shenandoah Valley campaign in the summer of 1864. That fall, he was sent to defend his native city of Petersburg. On January 19, Pegram married Hetty Cary, a prominent Richmond socialite who many called the "handsomest women in the Southland." Even in the gloom of the ongoing siege, the ceremony was a grand affair attended by nearly all of the high-ranking Confederates, including President Jefferson Davis and his wife, Varina. The bride, commented onlookers, was a vision of beauty and one said that the "happy gleam of her beautiful brown eyes seemed to defy all sorrow." Just three weeks later, Pegram's body was returned to the same church, St. Paul's Episcopal, and his young widow knelt beside his coffin as the minister who married them presided over the dashing general's funeral.
1867-The Peabody Fund is established to promote Black education in the South.
( see the Letters of Robert C. Winthrop:
1891-The Dalton Gang's first attempt at train robbery was a fiasco as Bob, Grat, and Bill tried to rob a Southern Pacific train near Alila, California. While Bill kept any passengers from interfering by shooting over their heads, Bob and Grat forced the engineer to show them the location of the cash-carrying express car. When the engineer tried to slip away, one of the brothers shot him in the stomach. Finding the express car on their own, Bob and Grat demanded that the guard inside open the heavy door. The guard refused and began firing down on them from a small spy hole. Thwarted, the brothers finally gave up and rode away. The Daltons would have done well to heed the ominous signs of that first failed robbery and seek safer pursuits. Instead, they returned to Oklahoma, reunited with young Emmett, and began robbing in earnest. A year later, the gang botched another robbery, boldly attempting to hit two Coffeyville, Kansas, banks at the same time. Townspeople caught them in the act and killed Bob, Grat, and two of their gang members.
Emmett was seriously wounded and served 14 years in prison. Of all the criminal Dalton brothers, only Emmett lived into old age. Freed from prison in 1907, he married and settled in Los Angeles, where he built a successful career in real estate and contracting.
1895- George Herman "Babe" Ruth, Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher and outfielder born at Baltimore, MD. One of the baseball's greatest heroes, Ruth was raised at St. Mary's Industrial School for Boys. He was signed to a minor league baseball contract by Jack Dunn of the Baltimore Orioles and became known as "Dunn's Babe." An out-standing pitcher, Ruth began swatting home runs in record numbers and was converted to the outfield. He hit 714 home runs in 22 major league seasons of play ( a record 60 in 1927) and played in 10 World Series. He was the game's greatest star and became an enduring legend. Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 19236. Died at New York, NY, on August 16,1948.
1902- the Young Women's Hebrew Association was organized in New York City. Mrs. Bella Unterbergwas the founder and the first president. The first building used by the organization was at 1584 Lexington Avenue, New York City.
1899 - The Treaty of Paris was ratified by the United States Senate by one vote, ending the Spanish-American War.
1911- birthday of Ronald Wilson Reagan, 40th president of the US (1981-89). Former sportscaster, motion picture actor, governor of California (1967-74); he was the oldest and the first divorced person to become president. He would visit John Birch meetings down the street from us in the Pacific Palisades, CA., as I parked cars for our neighbor who held the meeting at his house. I also delivered flowers to his house when I was working for Oliver Bente Florist in Brentwood, CA. He had Irish maids. He is suffering from Alzheimer's. Born at Tampico, IL. Married actress Jane Wyman in 1940 (divorced in 1948); married actress Nancy Davis, Mar 4, 1952.
1918-Birthday of trumpet player Howard McGhee, Tulsa, OK ;Died July 17,1987, New York City, NY http://www.4stardust.com/howard.htm
1919- a heady display of labor's growing power concluded when a general strike was called off in Seattle, Washington. World War I had swelled the ranks of the nation's unions, while the Marxist revolution in Russia raised hopes of deliverance for the world's workers. In the days before the war, a strong alliance of craft unions enabled Seattle's 35,000 dockworkers to gain some of the highest wages in the nation. With the outbreak of war, the government placed constraints on the shipyard worker's wages, in hopes of rolling their earnings back in line with the rest of the country. In January, the dockworkers retaliated by walking off the job, and on February 1, 25,000 of Seattle's other workers joined the dockworkers on the picket line. The workers began the strikes in response to government sanctioned wage cuts. A riff occurred in the various labor unions, some say due to anarchists, Marxists, socialist and other "malcontents." The mood definitely was to protest the wage cuts. The five-day strike effectively shut down Seattle:
factories, shops and the waterfront all sat dormant, waiting for a resolution to the dispute. A General Strike Committee swiftly stepped in and established temporary systems for feeding and protecting Seattle's citizens. Although the strike was peaceful, and the Committee judged that people were rapidly "learning to manage" the city's daily operations, local government and business chiefs threatened action against the country's unions. Feeling the fire of a potential legal or political nightmare, national labor leaders stepped in and urged Seattle's workers to end their strike. Seattle's strikers had not yet gained ground on their wage demands, but they heeded the call and headed back to work, releasing the city from their grip on this day in 1919.
1921- "The Kid", starring Charlie Chaplin and Jackie Coogan, released.
1921-Birthday of lead trumpet player Ernie Royal, Los Angeles, CA http://www.artistdirect.com/music/artist/bio/0,,487546,00.html?
1924-Birthdayof arranger Sam Nestico, Pittsburgh, PA http://www.52ndstreet.com/reviews/mainstream/cappplayitagain.html
1924 --Station KFSG (Kall Four Square Gospel) went on the air. One of the earliest radio stations licensed, it broadcast the services of Angelus Temple, the flagship congregation of the International Foursquare Gospel Church, founded by Aimee Semple Mc Pherson in 1923.
1926- Norman Rockwell's Colonial Sign Painter cover for the Saturday Evening Post was the first to appear in full color. It depicted a Rockwell kindred spirit--a Colonial sign painter
1933 - The 20th Amendment to the United States Constitution was adopted, allowing the president to take office in January instead of March.
1933 -Birthday of Walter E Fauntroy (Representative-D-DC, 1971-1991 )
1936 -Birthday of rocker Otis Williams rocker (Charms and the Temptations) http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&uid=4:40:55|PM&sq
1937-John Steinbeck's novella Of Mice and Men, the story of the bond between two migrant workers, is published. He adapted the book into a three-act play, which was produced the same year. The story brought national attention to Steinbeck's work, which had started to catch on in
1935 with the publication of his first successful novel, Tortilla Flat. Steinbeck was born and raised in the Salinas Valley, where his father was a county official and his mother a former schoolteacher. A good student and president of his senior class in high school, Steinbeck attended Stanford intermittently in the early 1920s. In 1925, he moved to New York City, where he worked as a manual laborer and a journalist while writing stories and novels. His first two novels were not successful. In 1930, he married Carol Henning, the first of his three wives, and moved to Pacific Grove, California. Steinbeck's father gave the couple a house and a small income while Steinbeck continued to write. He shortly thereafter moved to Los Gatos, California, where he lived in two homes, trying to avoid visitors and celebrity status. His third novel, Tortilla Flat (1935), was a critical and financial success, as were such subsequent books as In Dubious Battle (1935) and Of Mice and Men (1937), both of which offered social commentaries on injustices of various types. In 1939, Steinbeck won the Pulitzer Prize for The Grapes of Wrath, a novel tracing a fictional Oklahoma family as they lose their family farm in the Depression and move to California seeking a better life. His work after World War II, including Cannery Row and The Pearl, continued to offer social criticism but became more sentimental. Steinbeck tried his hand at movie scripts in the 1940s, writing successful films like Forgotten Village (1941) and Viva Zapata (1952). He also took up the serious study of marine biology and published a nonfiction book, The Sea of Cortez, in 1941. His 1962 nonfiction book, Travels with Charlie, describes his travels across the United States in a camper truck with his poodle, Charlie. Steinbeck won the Nobel Prize in 1962 and died in New York in 1968.
1938-Birthday of Isaac Hayes, one of the most important forces in the development of Memphis soul music, born in Covington, Tennessee. He played piano in the house band at Stax Records in the 1960's, and also began composing hit songs, such as "Soul Man" and "Hold On, I'm Coming" for Sam and Dave and "BABY" for Carla Thomas. Hayes's 1969 album "Hot Buttered Soul" established his reputation as a performer. The lushly orchestrated and often lengthy songs that became his trademark laid the foundation for the disco music of such artists as Barry White. Hayes himself, with tights, cape and gold chains around his bare chest was the '70s forerunner to Mr. T. Hayes's commercial peak came in 1971 with his double soundtrack album for "Shaft." "The Theme From Shaft"
hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and made Hayes an international superstar. But by 1976, mismanagement and personal excesses had forced Isaac Hayes into bankruptcy. He made several comeback attempts, one of them in 1979 producing the gold album, "Don't Let Go." He is currently the voice of 'Chef' on the hit adult cartoon "South Park".
1940- TV media journalist Tom Brokaw birthday, Yanton,SD ( Ginny Young's favorite guy. )
1943 - Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower was appointed commander-in-chief of the Allied Expeditionary Forces in North Africa.
1943- Frank Sinatra makes his first appearance on "Your Hit Parade."
1943- birthday of singer Fabian ( Fabianoo Forte ), Philadelphia, PA. One of several manufactured teen idols to come out of Philly in the late 1950's, Fabian had three big hits in 1959, then disappeared from the charts. His most popular record was "Tiger," which hit number three on the Billboard Hot 100. Fabian later turned to acting, and in 1974 posed nude for Playgirl magazine.
1943 - Swashbuckler screen actor Errol Flynn, age 33, was acquitted of three charges of statutory rape by a jury in Los Angeles Superior Court. It was well known that he had a penchant for teenage girls, and in the later years of his life lived openly in Havana, Cuba with 16-17 year old Beverly Aadland.
While it is true, "In Like Flynn" became a popular expression during the 40's, the origination according to A Dictionary of Catch Phrases (Eric Partridge, 1986) came
from: Edward J. Flynn (1892-1953) a New York City political boss who became a campaign manager for the Democratic party during FDR's presidency. Boss Flynn's "Democratic Party machine exercised absolute political control over the Bronx.... The candidates he backed were almost automatically 'in,' and he himself permanently so," Partridge comments.
1943 -- US government requires the 110,000 Japanese-Americans imprisoned in internment camps to answer loyalty surveys. The first questionnaire was issued on February 3 at Tule Lake and by this date all the internment camp require their "prisoners" to answer: Question 27 asks draft-age
men: "Are you willing to serve in the US armed forces on combat duty, wherever ordered?"
22% of the 21,000 second-generation respondents will answer "no" or give no response. Known as Nisei [nih-say], these U.S.-born Japanese-Americans are not expressing disloyalty but their protest against the internment. In January 1944, the Selective Service began reclassifying to 1-A the Nisei men who answered "yes" to the question and issuing draft notices. After more than 300 Nisei refuse to be inducted, authorities arrest & indict Frank Emi and six others for conspiracy to violate the Selective Service Act. The seven are found guilty and sentenced to four years at Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary in Kansas.
1945- birthday of Bob Marley. With his group, The Wailers, Bob Marley was one of the most popular and influential performers of reggae music, an "off-beat-accented Jamaican" music closely associated with the political/religious Rastafarian movement (admirers of the late Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie, who was formerly called Ras Tafari). Marley was born at Rhoden Hall in northern Jamaica. In 1963, Marley formed a vocal quintet, the Wailers, who achieved some success, but little financial reward, in their native country, before disbanding in 1966. The Wailers reunited in 1968, but for several years seemed no closer than before to establishing steady careers. Then, in 1972, Chris Blackwell signed them to Island Records and advanced them the money to record an album in Jamaica. The result was "Catch a Fire," the first album by Bob Marley and the Wailers to be marketed outside Jamaica. It was the start of their climb to international fame,
aided by Eric Clapton's hit single of Marley's "I Shot the Sheriff." Over the next several
years, Marley and the Wailers were largely responsible for the worldwide popularity of reggae music. Marley became a superstar in Jamaica, where he survived an assassination attempt in 1976.
In 1980, a tour of the US was cancelled when Marley collapsed on stage during a concert. He had developed brain and lung cancer, which killed him in May, 1981, Miami, FL.
1946-Birthday of Canadian folk singer Kate McGarrigle was born in St. Sauveur-des-Monts, Quebec. She and her sister Anna first attracted international attention in the 1970's as songwriters. Anna's "Heart Like a Wheel" was recorded in 1972 by McKendree Spring and served as the title song for a 1975 album by Linda Ronstadt. The duo's 1976 debut in London resulted in one British critic saying they were among "the very best voices to be heard in popular music today."
The McGarrigles sing both their own songs and French-Canadian folk tunes.
A Little Bird Told Me - Evelyn Knight
Far Away Places - Margaret Whiting
Powder Your Face with Sunshine - Evelyn Knight I Love You So Much It Hurts - Jimmy Wakely
1950-Birthday of singer Natalie Cole ("This Will Be," "Unforgettable'), born Los Angeles, Ca.
1955- Horace Silver Quintet records "The Preacher" ( Blue Note 5062 ) http://www.harlem.org/people/silver.html
Too Much - Elvis Presley
Young Love - Tab Hunter
Banana Boat (Day-O) - Harry Belefonte
Young Love - Sonny James
1957-The Del-Vikings' first and biggest hit, "Come Go with Me," debuts on the pop chart. In four weeks, it peaks at #5 while on the R&B chart, it hits #3. They were not only one of the best of the era, but perhaps the first R&B integrated singing group.
1958- Ted Williams signs with Red Sox for $135,000, making him highest paid in baseball. He retired from the Boston Red Sox at the end of the 1960 season with a lifetime batting average of .344, a lifetime home run count of 521 and a reputation that will span generations to come.
1962- Birthday of singer Axl Rose [William Bailey] Lafayette IN (Guns & Roses) http://www.celebritystorm.com/mcelebs/pics/AxlRose/
You've Lost that Lovin' Feelin' - The Righteous Brothers The Name Game - Shirley Ellis This Diamond Ring - Gary Lewis & The Playboys You're the Only World I Know - Sonny James
1967 - Muhammad Ali retained his world heavyweight title and won the WBA heavyweight title with a 15-round decision over Ernest Terrell in the Houston Astrodome.
1968 - Joan Whitney Payson was elected as president of the New York Mets. One year later, the 'Miracle' Mets would become world champions.
1968 - The Xth Winter Olympic games opened in Grenoble, France. Some 18,000 people participated in the opening ceremonies as the games were dedicated by General Charles de Gaulle.
Thousands of scented paper roses were dropped from helicopters against a background of five circles drawn in the sky by the smoke of parachutists. And Olympic flags were shot into the air by cannons.
1971 - NASA Astronaut Alan B. Shepard took a six-iron stashed inside his spacecraft took a swing at three golf balls on the surface of the moon. Shepard whiffed the first swing. The others were good shots that went a few hundred yards in space's vacuum. Because his moonwalk suit was so bulky, he didn't get enough of a swing to launch the golf balls into orbit. But he did get a couple of divots.
Crocodile Rock - Elton John
Why Can't We Live Together - Timmy Thomas Oh, Babe, What Would You Say? - Hurricane Smith She Needs Someone to Hold Her (When She Cries) - Conway Twitty
1978 -- Record snowfall of 27.1 inches over 32 hours began which brings the city of Boston to a standstill. The entire city closes, National Guard on alert, as the storm continued, eventually causing 29 deaths and rendering 10,000 people homeless.
The Tide is High - Blondie
Celebration - Kool & The Gang
I Love a Rainy Night - Eddie Rabbitt
I Feel like Loving You Again - T.G. Sheppard
1982- Van Halen's remake of Roy Orbinson's 1964 chart topper, "Oh, Pretty Woman," enters the Hot 100, where it will peak at #12, making it the band's biggest hit single thus far in their career.
1982- Joan Jett's "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" enters the pop chart at #63. The song will catapult the singer to the top of charts near the end of next month.
1985 - For the first time in 123 years, French mineral water company, Perrier, debuted a new product. On grocery store shelves and in trendy establishments, you could find water with a twist of lemon, lime or orange.
1985-Steve Wozniak, cofounder of Apple Computer and inventor of the best-selling Apple II computer, resigned from the company on this day in 1985. The company, which started in Wozniak's garage in 1976, had become a massive bureaucracy by the mid-1980s. Wozniak had developed his first computer, the Apple I, as a project to impress his friends in the Homebrew Computing Club. With Steve Jobs' help, he created the Apple II, which went on sale in 1977 and quickly became popular with mass-market consumers, not just electronics hobbyists. As the fastest growing company in history, Apple experienced serious growing pains, including the hiring of a professional management team. Wozniak, who preferred to remain an engineer rather than participate in management politics, objected to the tactics and strategies of Apple's management. He lives in Los Gatos, California, where he has attempted to start several companies, but basically remains a "dilettante." The San Jose Technology Museum is located on a street named after him called "Woz Way."
1985- skier Dianne Roffe, 17, took first place in a giant slalom race to become the first US woman to win a gold medal in a World Alpine Skiing Championship race.
1985-Microsoft announced it would develop a word processing program for the IBM PC on February 6, 1985. Microsoft later adapted the program, called Word, to the Macintosh. At first, Word was an underdog, competing with category dominator WordPerfect; however, Word's intuitive, user-friendly design quickly won users over, making it the most popular software in history. Word marked an important turning point for Microsoft, which moved from being an operating-systems company catering to computer manufacturers, to a consumer-oriented software company. Perhaps the best marketing ploy was the Microsoft Suite, where the software programs were bundled at a very low price and coordinated with each other: word, excel, access, money, and originally publisher ( later replaced by the browser Explore. It took up to 14 hard floppy disks to install and was quite time consuming and large for its day, but the integration between word and excel doomed the very popular word perfect and other spread sheet programs that were perhaps superior to excel at the time but more difficult to learn and more expensive, plus did not interchange with other software.
1987 - President Ronald Reagan turned 76 years old, adding another year to his already established record as the oldest United States President in ever. President Dwight D. Eisenhower was the previous record holder, by serving the country at age 70.
1987- The late Sonny Bono declares his candidacy for mayor of Palm Springs.
When I'm with You - Sheriff
Straight Up - Paula Abdul
When the Children Cry - White Lion
What I'd Say - Earl Thomas Conley
1989- the first nude musical, "Oh! Calcutta!," closed on Broadway after 5,059 performances.
John Lennon was one of the writers who contributed to the show, which opened off-Broadway in 1969
1990- Brett Hull of the St. Louis Blues scored his 50th goal of the season to join his father, Hall of Fame left wing Bobby Hull, as the only father-son combination in NHL history to score 50 goals in a season. 1993 - Tennis champion Arthur Ashe died of complications brought on by AIDS that he received from a blood transfusion.
1992- Bob Dylan made a rare TV appearance on David Letterman's 10th anniversary special. He performed "Like a Rolling Stone," backed by an all-star band that included Emmylou Harris, Chrissie Hynde and Carole King.
1995- Keith Lockhart replaced John Williams as conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra.
Williams had led the orchestra since 1980, when he took over after the death of the legendary Arthur Fiedler.
1998 - Washington National Airport was renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport, for U.S.
President Ronald Reagan.
1998 - Carl Wilson, the Beach Boys' lead guitarist and youngest of the Wilson brothers, died at age 51 in Los Angeles. He'd been diagnosed with lung cancer which then spread to his brain.
Despite chemotherapy, Wilson lost the battle. During the group's publicized ups and downs with drugs over the years, Carl's steady influence reportedly was responsible for keeping the group together. He went to University High School, West Los Angeles, CA. He really was a surfer, personal testimony; Zuma Beach, Malibu, rarely Santa Monica Beach.
2000- the NFC defeated the AFC 51-31 which set an NFL record for most points scored by a conference and total points combined for a P