This Day Day In History – February 24

1956

Cleveland, Ohio changed a 25 year old law that barred people under the age of 18 from dancing in public without an adult guardian present.

This reminds me of something:

1969

Johnny Cash recorded his second live prison performance!

Johnny Cash at San Quentin, with the hit single A Boy Named Sue, was recorded live. This was his second prison concert after performing at Folsom Prison

1988

The Supreme Court overturned a $200,000 award to Rev. Jerry Falwell that had been won against Larry Flynt & Hustler magazine.

The ruling expanded legal protections for parody and satire.

Thus, this is how we got this movie:

and then lastly…

One of my all-time favorite movies!

1992

Wayne’s World opened in theaters!

Party time! Excellent! 

-Tyler Jackson

Season 20 DWTS Cast!

Yes. it’s already Season 20, and “Dancing With the Stars” is still going strong!

 

Check out the full list of “Stars” that will be dancing for the mirror ball trophy this season here!

Full List of The 2015 Acadamey Award Winners and Nominees

Best Picture

Winner: Birdman, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, and James W. Skotchdopole
American Sniper, Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper, and Peter Morgan
Boyhood, Richard Linklater and Cathleen Sutherland
The Grand Budapest Hotel, Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales, and Jeremy Dawson
The Imitation Game, Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky, and Teddy Schwarzman
Selma, Christian Colson, Oprah Winfrey, Dede Gardner, and Jeremy Kleiner
The Theory of Everything, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, and Anthony McCarten
Whiplash, Jason Blum, Helen Estabrook, and David Lancaster

Best Actress

Winner: Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night
Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon, Wild

Best Actor

Winner: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
Bradley Cooper, American Sniper
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Michael Keaton, Birdman

Best Director

Winner: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher
Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game

Best Adapted Screenplay

Winner: Graham Moore, The Imitation Game
Jason Hall, American Sniper
Paul Thomas Anderson, Inherent Vice
Anthony McCarten, The Theory of Everything
Damien Chazelle, Whiplash

Best Original Screenplay

Winner: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., and Armando Bo, Birdman
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman, Foxcatcher
Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Dan Gilroy, Nightcrawler

Best Original Score

Winner: The Grand Budapest Hotel, Alexandre Desplat
The Imitation Game, Alexandre Desplat
Interstellar, Hans Zimmer
Mr. Turner, Gary Yershon
The Theory of Everything, Jóhann Jóhannsson

Best Original Song

Winner: “Glory,” John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn (Selma)
“Everything Is Awesome,” Shawn Patterson (The LEGO Movie)
“Grateful,” Diane Warren (Beyond the Lights)
“I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond (Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me)
“Lost Stars,” Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois (Begin Again)

Best Documentary Feature

Winner: CitizenFour, Laura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefoy, and Dirk Wilutzky
Finding Vivian Maier, John Maloof and Charlie Siskel
Last Days in Vietnam, Rory Kennedy and Keven McAlester
The Salt of the Earth, Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, and David Rosier
Virunga, Orlando von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara

Best Film Editing

Winner: Whiplash, Tom Cross
American Sniper, Joel Cox and Gary D. Roach
Boyhood, Sandra Adair
The Grand Budapest Hotel, Barney Pilling
The Imitation Game, William Goldenberg

Best Cinematography

Winner: Birdman, Emmanuel Lubezki
The Grand Budapest Hotel, Robert Yeoman
Ida, Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski
Mr. Turner, Dick Pope
Unbroken, Roger Deakins

Best Production Design

Winner: The Grand Budapest Hotel, Adam Stockhausen and Anna Pinnock
The Imitation Game, Maria Djurkovic and Tatiana Macdonald
Interstellar, Nathan Crowley and Gary Fettis
Into the Woods, Dennis Gassner and Anna Pinnock
Mr. Turner, Suzie Davies and Charlotte Watts

Best Animated Feature

Winner: Big Hero 6, Don Hall, Chris Williams, and Roy Conli
How to Train Your Dragon 2, Dean DeBlois and Bonnie Arnold
The Boxtrolls, Anthony Stacchi, Graham Annable, and Travis Knight
Song of the Sea, Tomm Moore and Paul Young
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, Isao Takahata and Yoshiaki Nishimura

Best Animated Short

Winner: Feast, Patrick Osborne and Kristina Reed
The Bigger Picture, Daisy Jacobs and Christopher Hees
The Dam Keeper, Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi
A Single Life, Joris Oprins
Me and My Moulton, Torill Kove

Best Visual Effects

Winner: Interstellar, Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter, and Scott Fisher
Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill, and Dan Sudick
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett, and Erik Winquist
Guardians of the Galaxy, Stephane Ceretti, Nicolas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner, and Paul Corbould
X-Men: Days of Future Past, Richard Stammers, Lou Pecora, Tim Crosbie, and Cameron Waldbauer

Best Supporting Actress

Winner: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Laura Dern, Wild
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
Emma Stone, Birdman
Meryl Streep, Into the Woods

Best Sound Editing

Winner: American Sniper, Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman
Birdman, Martín Hernández and Aaron Glascock
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Brent Burge and Jason Canovas
Interstellar, Richard King
Unbroken, Becky Sullivan and Andrew DeCristofaro

Best Sound Mixing

Winner: Whiplash, Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins, and Thomas Curley
American Sniper, John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff, and Walt Martin
Birdman, Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, and Thomas Varga
Interstellar, Gary A. Rizzo, Gregg Landaker, and Mark Weingarten
Unbroken, Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, and David Lee

Best Documentary Short

Winner: Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1, Ellen Goosenberg Kent and Dana Perry
Joanna, Aneta Kopacz
Our Curse, Tomasz Sliwinski and Maciej Slesicki
The Reaper (La Parka), Gabriel Serra Arguello
White Earth, J. Christian Jensen

Best Live-Action Short

Winner: The Phone Call, Mat Kirkby and James Lucas
Aya, Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezis
Boogaloo and Graham, Michael Lennox and Ronan Blaney
Butter Lamp (La Lampe au Beurre se Yak), Hu Wei and Julien Féret
Parvaneh, Talkhon Hamzavi and Stefan Eichenberger

Best Foreign Language Film

Winner: Ida (Poland)
Leviathan (Russia)
Tangerines (Estonia)
Timbuktu (Mauritania)
Wild Tales (Argentina)

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Winner: The Grand Budapest Hotel, Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier
Foxcatcher, Bill Corso and Dennis Liddiard
Guardians of the Galaxy, Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou and David White

Best Costume Design

Winner: The Grand Budapest Hotel, Milena Canonero
Inherent Vice, Mark Bridges
Into the Woods, Colleen Atwood
Maleficent, Anna B. Sheppard and Jane Clive
Mr. Turner, Jacqueline Durran

Best Supporting Actor

Winner: J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
Robert Duvall, The Judge
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Edward Norton, Birdman
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher

This Day In History – February 23

1898

Leo Hirschfield introduced the Tootsie Roll!

1945

The 28th Regiment of the Fifth Marine Division of the U.S. Marines reached the top of Mount Surabachi during the battle of Iwo Jima, and they raised the American flag!

Once upon the summit, Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal then captured perhaps the most iconic photograph of all-time! It was certainly the biggest of World War II

2014

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. won his second Daytona 500 race!

It was his first 500 win since 2004

lastly…

2000

Happy birthday to RC McGraw’s!

Located in the Blue Hills Shopping Center, they have been a Manhattan tradition for 15 years now!

How did RC Mcgraw’s get their name? 

Well, according to urban legend, the original owner Doug wanted to name his new establishment after his friends. The R stands for the late Roger Reinbold, and the C stands for Chuck Dowling, a longtime friend. Well, he knew he wanted to have RC in the name, but it needed something else. Well, one late night when Doug couldn’t sleep, he turned the tv on to country music videos, and a Tim McGraw video was on. That was it! That’s how the name RC McGraw’s came about!

These days, Nick Powers carries the torch, and he does well! This Friday, the 27th, go see Ned Ledoux at Manhattan’s Premiere concert venue! 

-Tyler Jackson 

Pitbull/Dachsund Mix Becomes Humane Society Ambassador!

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A dog with the head of a pit bull and the body of a dachshund has just become an ‘ambassador’ for a Humane Society in Georgia where he lives, and he’ll train to become a special therapy dog while raising awareness for other pets in need of good homes.

Rami’s Facebook page has gained more than 4,500 fans in just three weeks and even sells T-shirts. The page also shared details about his life as an ambassador.

It read, ‘At night I go to my other home where I can play and sleep with my fosters. No more worries as a dog on the street, now I have food in my tummy, a warm cozy bed, and lots of friends and most important…LOVE!!’

Rami has also received so many offers of adoption that the rescue shelter says it is no longer accepting applications.

Read more here!

Heart-Warming Story of the Day!

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Cops and firefighters in St. Cloud, Florida attended an autistic boy’s birthday party after none of his classmates showed up.The 6-year-old boy’s mom invited her son class of 16 children to his birthday, and when no one showed up, he was devastated.The mom then posted what happened on a locally run Facebook page. This led to the local sheriff’s department, firefighters and town residents coming to the party with presents.The sheriff’s department even flew their helicopter over the party to wave to the boy.

Read more here!

This Day In History – February 20

1962

America’s first space hero, John Glenn, made space history!

Glenn became the first American to orbited the world when he did it three times! He made it happen in 4 hours, 55 minutes. 

1987

A bomb exploded in a computer store in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The blast was blamed on the Unabomber.

1998

Tara Lipinski, at age 15, became the youngest gold medalist in winter Olympics history!

She won the ladies’ figure skating title at Nagano, Japan.

and then lastly…

So tragic.

2003

In West Warwick, RI, 99 people were killed when fire destroyed the nightclub The Station.

The fire started with sparks from a pyrotechnic display being used by Great White.

Ty Longley, guitarist for Great White, was one of the victims in the fire.

-Tyler Jackson