Arguably America’s Greatest Museum


And it was made possible by an Englishman. Also, do you remember who was the second woman to be apppointed to the U. S. Supreme Court?

Friday, August 10th, the 223rd day of 2012





Elvis Week begins today in Memphis.







Today is National Lazy Day, a day to take it easy.







The famous Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. was established on this day in 1846 by the United States Congress as an institute of learning. An Englishman, James Smithson, made it possible to create the institute with his generous monetary gift of $500,000; hence, the name, Smithsonian.






1948: Allen Funt’s “Candid Microphone,” later called “Candid Camera,” made its television debut on ABC Radio.






1993: Ruth Bader Ginsburg was sworn in as the U.S. Supreme Court`s 107th justice, and second female member.







1985: $47.5-million was paid for ATV Music, a catalog of the Beatles’ copyrights, which included 251 songs written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Although one of the bidders was Paul McCartney himself, the winning bidder turned out to be: Michael Jackson.