Here's what you'll hear today (right-click to download MP3 or to open in a new tab in window):
- Jimmy Philip Pillar: "The Voice of Your Soul"
- Jimmy Philip Pillar: "You Are Unlimited"
Today is International Women's Day. John Casor arrived in the future United States as the first legally recognized slave from Africa this day in 1655. Thomas Paine's article "African Slavery in America" -- the first known call for emancipation of slaves and abolition of slavery in America -- was published this day in 1775. Almost 100 Native American Christian converts were massacred by Pennsylvania militiamen in the Gnadenhütten massacre this day in 1782 Gnadenhutten, Ohio, in retaliation for raids carried out by other natives. Abolitionist minister Henry Ward Beecher died this day in 1887. Blues singer and guitarist Mississippi John Hurt was born this day in 1892. Louis Armstrong's "All of Me" was the No. 1 single in the U.S. this day in 1932. English actress Lynn Redgrave was born this day in 1943. Canadian actor John Kapelos was born this day in 1956. American actress Camryn Manheim was born this day in 1961. Musician Shawn Mullins was born this day in 1968. Actor Freddie Prinze Jr. was born this day in 1976. Actor James Van Der Beek was born this day in 1977. Radio comedy The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy premiered on BBC Radio 4 this day in 1978. Philips gave the first public demonstration of the compact disc this day in 1979. Huey Lewis and the News' "Jacob's Ladder" topped the U.S. singles chart this day in 1987. Baseball legend Joe DiMaggio died this day in 1999. Actor Robert Pastorelli died this day in 2004.