Merrell In The Morning Fun You May Have Missed – October 30th, 2013
Create A Great Funeral Day
Devil's Night or Mischief Night
Haunted Refrigerator Night
National Candy Corn Day
War of the Worlds Day - On this night in 1938 Orson Welles, known to radio audiences as The Shadow, presented his famous dramatization of H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds on CBS’s Mercury Theater.
1735 - John Adams - 2nd U.S. President [1797-1801], 1st Vice President; married to Abigail Smith [two sons, three daughters]; nickname: Atlas of Independence; father of John Quincy Adams [6th U.S. President]; died July 4, 1826
1908 - Patsy Montana is born in Hope, Arkansas. She records the first million-selling country single by a female, "I Wanna Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart," and enters the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1996
1947 - Timothy B. Schmit (66) - musician: bass guitar, singer: group: Poco: Crazy Love, Heart of the Night; Eagles: Hotel California, Life in the Fast Lane, Heartache Tonight, The Long Run, I Can’t Tell You Why
1954 - T. Graham Brown (59) is born in Atlanta, Georgia. Infusing country with a blue-eyed soul style, Brown finds favor in the late-1980s with such hits as "Don't Go To Strangers," "Darlene" and "Hell And High Water"
1976 - Kassidy Osborn (37) is born near Magna, Utah. Along with two sisters, she forms SHeDAISY, a harmony-based vocal group that signs with Disney's Lyric Street Records and achieves one gold and one platinum album.
Norway Televises Live Knitting
From dw.de -
It all started when producers at Norway's public broadcaster NRK dreamt up filming the seven hour Bergen to Oslo train journey and broadcasting it in real time back in 2009, they had no idea they'd be starting a movement – the now hugely successful ‘slow TV' concept. NRK2‘s usual 4% market share skyrocketed to include 15% of Norway's viewers. “After midnight we will try to beat a Guinness world record,” “It's called ‘From back to back' and involves sheering a sheep, spin the wool and knit a jumper. The current record is four hours and 51 minutes and was set in Australia. We'll try to beat that during the program.”
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Our Man In Nashville - Jimmy Carter