Today in 1927, public television was broadcast over distance for the first time. The broadcast was from Washington, DC to New York City, displaying the image of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover. Compelling, must-see programming! Callers are standing by!!
You can’t make this stuff up.
Today in 1992 Republika Srpska announced its independence. Their first official act as an independent country was to ask to buy a vowel. (Actually I did make up that last part)
It’s World Health Day!
I feel pretty good about it.
It’s another fine jazz day.
- Billie Holiday was born today in 1915.
- Trumpet wizard Freddie Hubbard was born today in 1938.
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The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “South Pacific” opened today in 1949. We’ll let one of the big numbers from that show be our celebratory libation for today.
Bali Hai Cocktail
2 oz. Ron Diaz Light Rum
1 oz. Brandy
2 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
2 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
1 tsp Orgeat Syrup
1 tsp Grenadine
Shake ingredients (except champagne) with cracked ice and pour into a collins glass.
Fill with champagne.
“In your heart, you’ll hear it call you.”