Plus, a record made just for E.T. and Regis sets a record of his own.
Monday, August 20th, the 233rd Day of 2012
Today is National Stop and Smell Your Dog Day. And possibly Give Your Dog a Bath Day.
1866 President Andrew Johnson formally declares the Civil War over.
1977 – Voyager 2 was launched by the United States. The spacecraft was carrying a 12 inch copper phonograph record containing greetings in dozens of languages, samples of music and sounds of nature.
2004 Regis Philbin enters the record books after logging an unprecedented 15,188 hours on TV.
1955: Ellas Otha Bates made his first appearance at the Apollo Theater in New York City. He was a singer, guitarist and songwriter known as “The Originator” because of his key role in the transition from blues music to rock & roll, influencing a host of legendary acts including Buddy Holly, Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton. He was much better known as Bo Diddley.