Happy 75th Birthday to Spanish singer and songwriter Julio Iglesias. The Grammy-award winner in 2013 was the Latin artist who sold the most records in history and is one of the top ten record sellers in music history, with more than 100 million records sold worldwide in 14 languages.
During his career he has played more than 5000 concerts for over 60 million people, and is the most popular international artist in China, Brazil, France, Romania, Italy, and others. WATCH a duet with Willie Nelson, performing To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before… (1943)
MORE Good News on this Day:
- American commander John Paul Jones was said to have declared, “I have not yet begun to fight!” during a Revolutionary War naval battle (1779)
- Ray Charles, the American singer, songwriter, musician and composer, who was blind since childhood and pioneered the genre of soul music by combining rhythm and blues, gospel, and blues, was born (1930)
- Saudi Arabia National Day celebrates unification (1932)
- Bruce Springsteen, the New Jersey singer-songwriter was “Born In the USA” and turns 69 today (1949)
- Silent movie star Charlie Chaplin returned to his native England after 21 years (1952)
- Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City opened its first venue, Philharmonic Hall — now Avery Fisher Hall (1962)
- The Jetsons first aired, a Hanna-Barbera cartoon and the first color series of the ABC TV network (1962)
- The Box Tops started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘The Letter’, one of the most recognizable pop songs, which sold over four million copies, earned two Grammy nominations, and became a Top Ten hit for Joe Cocker (1967)
- Mozilla’s Firefox web browser (the fastest and safest browser until Chrome came along) was born: version 0.1 (2002)
And, on this day in 1806, Lewis and Clark returned to St. Louis from their groundbreaking exploration to the Pacific Northwest during which they mapped the land and established friendship and trade with at least two dozen indigenous nations.
Commissioned by President Thomas Jefferson, Army volunteers commanded by Captain Meriwether Lewis and close friend, Second Lieutenant William Clark, endured the perilous expedition for more than two years, mapping a route to the Pacific Ocean and studying the area’s plants, animals, and geography. WATCH a video that describes their meeting with Sacagawea, and how she traveled with the group and was reunited with her long lost brother, a tribal leader who played a pivotal role in aiding the expedition’s travel over the Rocky Mountains.