Apr 3, 1882: Outlaw Jesse James is shot and killed in St. Joseph, Missouri, by a fellow gang member. James is namechecked in Toby... Read More.
The Star-Spangled Banner was officially recognized as the national anthem in 1931. Ernest Stoneman, of The Stoneman Family, taped an appearance... Read More.
Slim Whitman held his first recording session, for RCA, at Atlanta's Fox Theatre in 1949. His backing band included Homer & Jethro.
Sam Phillips opened the Sun Recording Studio in 1950. Originally known as the Memphis Recording Service, it remains at 706 Union Avenue... Read More.
In his second stab at the song, Webb Pierce recorded Jimmie Rodgers' In The Jailhouse Now at the Castle Studio... Read More.
The first graphite reactor, designed to produce atomic power, went into operation in the secret government town of Oak Ridge, TN in... Read More.