The beginning of a revolution!

It was the Sexual Revolution that began on this day in 1960.

Also an errant throw uncovers a vast fortune and a promising new group from England gets a recording contract…

for Wednesday, May 9th, the 130th day of 2012

Today is National School Nurse Day…National Receptionists DayNational Nightshift Workers Day.

1903: Blacksmith Fred LaRose of Cobalt, Ontario, threw his hammer at a fox and struck the world’s largest silver vein. Unfortunately, he didn’t know it, so he sold his claim for a paltry $30,000.

1960: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Enovid, the first pill considered safe for birth control use. And the Sexual Revolution was on!

In a speech to the National Association of Broadcasters on May 9, 1961, FCC Chairman Newton Minnow condemned television programming as a “vast wasteland.”

And in Music History –

1962 – Brian Epstein met with EMI producer George Martin which would lead to the first recording contract of the act that Epstein had recently signed on to manage: the Beatles.