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March 18th, 2007 Sunday
March 18th, 2007

Dear Gang, Sorry I've been incommmunicado, I have been working on soundtracks for a new TV show in Boston and New York City. I'll send reports soon.
Birthdays: Amerigo Vespucci, Nicholai Rimsky-Korsakov, Wilson Picket, Edgar Cayce, John Updike, Grover Cleveland, Edward Everett Horton, Vanessa Williams, F. W. DeKlerk, George Plimpton, Peter Graves, Irene Cara, Luc Besson, Queen Latifah is 36

1902- BIRTHDAY OF THE RECORDING INDUSTRY. The RCA Victrola company sends its engineers to Milan to record ten discs of the young tenor Enrico Caruso. He becomes a world celebrity and the phonograph moves from being a scientific curiosity to something every home had to have.

1910- Rosie O¹Neill invented the Kewpie Doll.

1924-The film "Thief of Baghdad" starring Douglas Fairbanks and designs by William Cameron Menzies premiered. It is considered the first great special-effects blockbuster.

1931- Schick, Inc. introduced the electric razor.

1942- Paramount¹s "The Lost Dream"-the first Little Audrey cartoon.

1965- Cosmonaut Sergei Leonov is the first human to walk in space.

1965-The Rolling Stones are fined 5 English pence for urinating on a wall in Stratford at ABC recording studio Romford.

1967- The Pirates of the Caribbean ride opened at Disneyland, designed by master animator Marc Davis. In recent years rampant political correctness has disturbed the pirates fun. One diorama that portrayed a lusty buccaneer chasing a wench around a table while she giggles was changed to show he was really only interested in her sandwich tray. YeahŠright.

1968- Mel Brooks first comedy film "The Producers" premiered with Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder and Dick Shawn. His screenplay beat out Kubrick¹s "2001" for Best Screenplay Oscar. "Springtime for Hitler and Germaneee." In the late 1990¹s Brooks reworked the screenplay into a hit Broadway musical.