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Trivia of the Times!

Major Events of 1929

Stock market crashes on Wall Street, ushering in the "Great Depression".

First Academy Awards ceremony.

US Admiral Richard Byrd becomes the first person to fly over the South Pole.

Colonial Charles Lindberg leaves on a 3,500-mile flight from Detroit to Cape Horn,

US Population reaches 120 Million (Today this is nearly 307 Million)

The 1929 St. Valentine's Day Massacre

Popeye, a comic strip character created by Elzie Crisler Segar, makes his debut.

The soft Drink 7-up is invented by Charles Leiper Grigg

The German airship Graf Zeppelin completes a round-the-world flight

The First car radio is made by Motorola

Sir Alexander Fleming discovers Penicillin

The First Public phone booths appear in London (What did Clark Kent/Superman do before that?)

United States President Calvin Coolidge Till March 4,
United States President Herbert Hoover From March 4,

On This Day In History:

1666 Great Fire of London ends.

1836 Sam Houston elected the first President of the Republic of Texas.

Billboard's Top 20

1. When You're Smiling - Louis Armstrong
2. Makin' Whoopee - Eddie Cantor (Burlesque wasn't the only thing risqué in '29) (Click here to see/hear Eddie Cantor perform this song on YouTube)
3. Singin' In The Rain - Cliff Edwards (Ukelele Ike)
4. College Medley Fox Trot - Guy Lombardo
5. Pagan Love Song - Copley Palza Orchestra (Bob Haring)
6. Louise - Maurice Chevalier
7. Honey - Rudy Vallee
8. Am I Blue? - Ethel Waters
9. Sweethearts On Parade - Guy Lombardo
10. Great Day - Paul Whiteman
11. If I Had A Talking Picture of You - Johnny Hamp's Kentuckey Serenaders
12. Carolina Moon - Gene Austin
13. A Precious Little Thing Called Love - George Olson
14. The Wedding of the Painted Doll - Leo Reisman
15. Exactly Like You - Ruth Etting
16. Pin Top's Boogie Woogie - Clarence Smith
17. Tip Toe Through The Tulips With Me - Nick Lucas
18. Little Pal - Al Jolson
19. Coquette - Rudy Vallee
20. Little Orphan Annie - Coon-Sanders Orchestra

Also born on 9/5:

1847 - Jesse James

1940 - Raquel Welch

1951 - Michael Keaton

1969 - Dweezil Zappa (What was his sister's name; father's name?  Give up yet?  How about Moon Unit and Frank Zappa/Mothers of Invention!)