Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Animal Kingdom, Mr. Roboto, -and- The Salt of the Earth

In the News Today
  • Animal Kingdom - Turtle found dangling from balloons stuck in tree in Oceanside neighborhood
  • Mr. Roboto - Robot to throw first pitch at Detroit Tigers game
  • The Salt of the Earth - Boston Market pulls salt shakers from tables

    Technology in the News Today
  • T-Mobile, MetroPCS Bring Unlimited Data Back
  • Nikon Unveils Android-Powered Coolpix S800c
  • Google Launches YouTube Politics Hub

    Born on this Day in History: August 22, 1917 - John Lee Hooker was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi. As a blues singer and guitarist, he began his career in Detroit in 1948 with the release of "Boogie Chillun," the biggest of his several hit records. He toured continually, and among "deep blues" artists enjoyed an unusually successful career, appearing in concerts and on recordings with many of the leading figures in rock.

    On this Day in History: August 22, 1950 - Officials of the United States Lawn Tennis Association (USLTA) accept Althea Gibson into their annual championship at Forest Hills, New York, making her the first African-American player to compete in a U.S. national tennis competition.

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