Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Infant Receives Baboon Heart

Baby Fae received a baboon heart transplant on October 26, 1984
October 26, 1984
On this day in 1984, an infant known as “Baby Fae” was the first to receive the first baboon-to-human heart transplant. The infant was born with hypoplastic left-heart syndrome, a fatal situation where the left side of the heart is actually missing. Before Fae, three other humans had received animal-heart transplants but none of them lived longer than three days. Unfortunately, Fae only lived for 20 days before dying on November 15th.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Zach Williams sings 'Chain Breaker' - Video of the Day

Zach Williams latest music video, "Chain Breaker."

Susan Smith Reports a False Carjacking to Cover Her Murder

Susan Smith had reported that her children were taken by a carjacking on October 25, 1994.
October 25, 1994
Susan Smith reported that her two children were taken from her when her car was carjacked on this day in 1994 in South Carolina. Authorities searched, but could not find the children or even the car. Nine days later, Smith recanted her story stating that there was no carjacking and that it was she who drove her car into the John D. Long Lake in hopes of drowning her children. The story gets worse. Smith was having an affair with a man who didn’t want children and she felt that by eliminating them was the way to keep her relationship.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Good and Plenty Day

October 24 is considered "Good and Plenty" day.
October 24, 1893
In honor of the oldest candy in America, today has been dubbed Good and Plenty Day. The history of the little strips of black licorice coated with a pink and white candy shell is partly unknown. It was first introduced in 1893 by Philadelphia’s Quaker City Confectionery Company but is now owned by the Hershey Foods. Beginning in 1950, the candy was promoted with the cartoon character, Choo-Choo Charlie, a railroad engineer. One unappetizing fact is that the pink ones are colored with a red dye that is produced from the crushed bodies of the female cochineal insect.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Carol Burnett To Star In New Sitcom - Yay

Carol Burnett, a legend when it comes to comedy, has never starred in a sitcom. She has made plenty of guest appearances over the years and hosted a variety show, The Carol Burnett Show, for 11 seasons, but never headlined a sitcom — until now.

Deadline reports that Burnett is in talks to do a multi-camera comedy for ABC with a commitment which guarantees that a pilot will be shot, a move that is only used for high-profile projects. The unnamed project will be written and produced by Michael Saltzman and executive produced by Amy Poehler. Saltzman has a history of multi-camera sitcoms, including Murphy Brown and The Naked Truth, before moving on to shows like Mad Men, Hell on Wheels, and Halt and Catch Fire. Working with Burnett will be dream for Saltzman.

Michael Crichton is Born

Michael Chrichton was born on October 23, 1942.
October 23, 1942
It was on this day in 1942 that Michael Crichton was born in Chicago. Rising up to the height of 6’9,” Crichton lived an incredible life. He was the son of the executive editor of Advertising Age, graduated summa cum laude from Harvard, taught anthropology at Cambridge in England, wrote and co-wrote a number of novels and that was before he became famous for writing under his own name. In 1969 he wrote “The Andromeda Strain” in 1969 followed by many others that became movies including Jurassic Park. Crichton also won the Edgar Award in 1968 and 1980. His life was cut short at age 66 as he died on November 4, 2008 due to cancer.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

The Supremes Become First All-Female Music Group to Make #1

The Supremes Became the First All-Female Group to Make #1 on October 22, 1966.
October 22, 1966 
Originally called the Primettes, the Supremes were the most commercially successful Motown act and still hold the record for America’s most successful vocal group. The group began performing together in 1959. On this day in 1966, the Supremes became the first all-female group to have a No. 1 selling album with “The Supremes A ‘Go-Go. Together, they had 12 number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100. In 1970, Diana Ross left the group to pursue a solo career, but the Supremes continued on until 1977 ending a 18-year run.