Here's what you'll hear today (right-click to download MP3 or to open in a new tab in window):
- Ingrid Michaelson: "You and I"
- Ingrid Michaelson: "Breakable"
- Ingrid Michaelson: "Lady in Spain"
The music in today's show comes courtesy of Music Alley.
Today is Hinamatsuri, a Japanese celebration day for girls. It's also Labour Day in Australia. German composer Johann Pachelbel died this day in 1706. The U.S. Congress passed the Missouri Compromise this day in 1820. Scottish-Canadian inventor Alexander Graham Bell was born this day in 1847. Congress approved the Comstock Law this day in 1873, making it illegal to send "obscene, lewd, or lascivious" books through the mail. Georges Bizet's opera Carmen debuted in Paris this day in 1875. Uber-rich dude J.D. Rockefeller Jr. announced this day in 1910 he would retire from business to become a full-time philanthropist, running what is now the Rockefeller Foundation. Pioneering comic book and graphic novel artist Will Eisner was born this day in 1917. Canadian-born actor James Doohan was born this day in 1920. The first issue of Time magazine was published this day in 1923; bluegrass musician Doc Watson was born the same day. The United States made "The Star-Spangled Banner" its national anthem this day in 1931. Oil was found in Saudi Arabia this day in 1938. British musician Robyn Hitchcock was born this day in 1953. This American Life host Ira Glass was born this day in 1959; comedian and actor Lou Costello died the same day. Heavy metal bassist Jason Newsted (of Metallica, Voivod, and Flotsam and Jetsam) was born this day in 1963. Actress and future celebrity crush profilee Julie Bowen was born this day in 1970. Actress Jessica Biel was born this day in 1982. Actor, singer and comedian Danny Kaye died this day in 1987. Los Angeles police officers beat Rodney King this day in 1991, an incident caught on amateur video. Swiss citizens narrowly voted to join the United Nations this day in 2002. And Holocaust hero turned philanthropist William Herskovic died this day in 2006.