MORE Good News on this Date:
- The first edition of the Los Angeles Times was published (1881)
- The Montreal Canadiens ice hockey club, the oldest surviving pro hockey franchise in the world, was founded (1909)
- The decision to join the United Nation was approved by the U.S. Senate, 65-7 (1945)
- Journalist Terry Anderson, the last American hostage in Lebanon, was released after 7 years in captivity (1991)
- In Angola, a truce was finalized between the government and UNITA rebels (1993)
- Tens of thousands of people in Hong Kong protested for democracy, calling on the Government to allow universal and equal suffrage (2005)
- An adult giant squid is caught on video for the first time by Tsunemi Kubodera near the Ogasawara Islands, 1,000 km (620 mi) south of Tokyo (2006)
And, on this day in 1956, during a Carl Perkins recording session with Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash at Sun Records in Memphis, Elvis Presley visited the studio and jammed extensively while the tapes rolled.
The four men become known as the Million Dollar Quartet, and the complete tapes from this legendary session eventually were released on CD 31 years later. HEAR one of the songs.
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