Dale’s Daily Data

From weird and wacky to really informative, actually, Dale Mussen gives you a new piece of trivia every weekday morning. (Don't worry, we won't tell your friends where all that knowledge came from!)

The Day The Music Died
In the Don McLean song “American Pie”, it’s known as the “day the music died.” It’s the day in 1959 when Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and “the Big Bopper” J.P. Richardson were killed wh…
All You Ever Wanted To Know About Groundhogs
Groundhog Day is this Sunday.  You already know the Groundhog Day story. It’s been going on every February 2 since 1887 in Punxsutawney, Penn., when Punxsutawney Phil makes his prediction on whether we’re going to get an early spring.
But what do you know about gr…
The Beatles’ Strange Final Performance
A week from Sunday will mark the 50th anniversary of Beatlemania in this country. It’s when the Beatles made their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. It began the British invasion of rock acts, and some say the Beatles may have lifted the spirits of a country still mourning th…
National Hugging Day
Sometimes, timing is everything. On a day that’s bitterly cold in the northeast, our calendar says it’s National Hugging Day.
Corvette Had A Shaky Start
On this day in 1953, a prototype Chevy Corvette debuted at a Motorama auto show in New York City. Then, in June of that year, the first production Corvette rolled out of a plant in Flint, Mich. That first Corvette had an all-fiberglass body, white on the outside, red on the inside, and had a price t…

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