August 19, 2014

August 19, 1964 – Beatles’ 1st U.S./Canada Tour starts


After an initial visit to the United States the previous February, the Beatles kicked off a month long North American tour on this date in 1964. The first date was at the Cow Palace near San Francisco, California,...

August 17, 2014

First commercial music CDs made.


On August 17, 1982 the first commercial music CDs were manufactured, pressed in Langenhagen, (near Hanover in then West Germany) by Polygram Records, a subsidiary of Royal Phillips Electronics.  The CD standard, which was co-developed b...

August 12, 2014

August 12, 1877 - Edison invents the phonograph.


As is often the case, the phonograph was created as a result of working on improvements to two other devices—the telegraph and the telephone. Edison wanted a way to record messages and figured out a way to record sound o...

August 11, 2014

AUGUST 11, 1942 - Hedy Markey and George Antheil received a U.S. patent for a frequency-hopping device intended to protect Allied transmissions from being tapped by Nazi forces. Markey is better known by her screen name – Hedy Lamarr.


Lamarr—born Hedwig Eva Maria...

August 10, 2014

On this day in 1937 the United States Patent Office recognized George D. Beauchamp as the inventor of the electric guitar with the award of Patent #2,089.171 to for an instrument known as the Rickenbacker Frying Pan.


It took more than five years for G.D. Beauchamp...

February 17, 2014

Yesterday I got word that Guelph Little Theatre's production of "Rabbit Hole"  will be going to the WODL Festival during March Break. Great News!


For those of you who don't know, WODL is the Western Ontario Drama League and each year in February many of the nearly...

February 5, 2014

It was a pleasure this year to once again work with the Rainbow Chorus of Waterloo/Wellington. For 20 years this amazing group of people have worked hard to provide a welcoming, creative environment for the LBGT community. The challenge here is getting the same results...

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