Today In History – February 10, 2012

1956 – Elvis Presley wiggled his way through Heartbreak Hotel this day for RCA Records in Nashville, TN. The record received two gold records, one for each side. The hit on the other side was I Was the One. For those wanting to know even more trivia that will make you a big hit at cocktail parties, tell your friends that the first known million-seller was by Ben Selvin back in 1919. It, too, was a two sided hit, featuring I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles and Darandella. Now, you really are up to date!

1961 – The Los Angeles franchise in the American Football League was transferred to San Diego. The previous year, Hollywood resident Gerald Courtney had won an all-expenses-paid trip to Mexico City and Acapulco after submitting the winning name: Chargers. Three reasons for choosing Chargers have been offered: 1) It sounded dynamic, 2) The club’s new stationary featured a horse and 3) Owner Baron Hilton had recently instituted the Carte Blanche card.

1964 – The press reported on this day that “millions of teenage boys are spending extra time in front of the mirror trying to make their hair look like Paul McCartney’s…,” following an appearance of The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show the night before.

1965 – A quote, often used later by others, was first stated by Hubert H. Humphrey. He said, “The impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbor.” Humphrey was a noted and beloved U.S. Senator from Minnesota and a Vice-President in the Lyndon Johnson administration. He ran for the Presidency but lost to Richard M. Nixon.

1967 – The 25th Amendment to the Constitution, dealing with presidential disability and succession, was ratified by the U.S. Congress this day. The amendment provided, in part, “In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President.”

1979 – Rod Stewart’s Do Ya Think I’m Sexy was the #1 US single. It was a track from the album Blondes Have More Fun, which was the #1 U.S. album this day. The album stayed at the top for three weeks. Do Ya Think I’m Sexy was number one for four weeks: If you want my body and you think I’m sexy; come on sugar let me know. “If you really need me just reach out and touch me; come on honey tell me so…”

1985 – One of the Houston Rockets’ ‘Twin Towers’, seven-foot-four-inch Ralph Sampson (the Rockets star center), scored 24 points to lead the West over the East, 140-129 in the NBA All-Star Game in Indianapolis, IN. Sampson was named the games’ Most Valuable Player.

1998 – AOL raised its monthly flat access rate from $19.95 to $21.95, explaining it needed to upgrade its network to handle the onslaught of people taking advantage of its flat price.

2000 – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ordered inspections of MD-80, MD-90, DC-9 and Boeing 717 series jetliners in the wake of the crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261, which crashed off the California coast January 31, killing all 88 people on board.

Simpsonville SC Hotel Invites Guests to Relax in Their Room with a Movie

liday Inn Express Simpsonville Hotel near Greenville, SC offers the Premiere Movie Package for guests to enjoy.

ATLANTA, GA, February 10, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ — Holiday Inn Express Simpsonville Hotel announces an ideal special savings package for their guests to enjoy. For a limited time only, this hotel near Greenville SC is offering the Premiere Movie Package. Guests can sit back and enjoy the show from the comfort of their own room. Package rates start at $103 per night and include:

– 1 In-room movie per night
– Popcorn for 2 persons per night
– 1 Non-alcoholic beverage per person (maximum of 2) per night

With the Premiere Movie Package, you’ll enjoy a little taste of the movie theater experience every night of your stay–right in the comfort of your Simpsonville hotel room. Rates are limited and subject to availability. Unused components of package are non refundable.

“Catching up on the Hollywood hits you’ve missed or re-watching favorite classics are great ways to unwind after a long day of business or relax with the family after a long day on the road,” explains Greg Carpenter, the Holiday Inn Express Simpsonville’s General Manager. “Conveniently located just off I-385, our Simpsonville South Carolina hotel is the perfect choice for travelers to stay,” says Carpenter. The 4 story interior corridor property provides guests with convenient smoking and nonsmoking rooms to choose from.

This Simpsonville SC hotel is situated only 16 miles from downtown Greenville and the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport. They are also a hotel close to Southchase Business Park, Woodfield Business Park, BMW Visitors Center, BiLo Center, and Greenville Zoo. Guests are sure to enjoy free high-speed Internet access, complimentary hot breakfast, business center, meeting facility, a fitness center and outdoor pool. The hotel also offers special saving to groups needing 10 to 25 sleeping rooms.

For more information about the Premiere Movie Package or to book your stay at the Holiday Inn Express Simpsonville hotel with complimentary breakfast, call 864-962-8500 or visit them online at www.SimpsonvilleHotel.com.

About the Holiday Inn Express Simpsonville

The Holiday Inn Express Simpsonville is located just south of Greenville and only minutes from Mauldin, Fountain Inn and Laurens. The hotel located just off I-385 at exit 27 with easy access to I-85, I-185 and I-26. Both Southchase and Woodfield Business Parks are located within 5 miles of our Simpsonville hotel. This property offers a full range of services and amenities to make your stay exceptional.

For more information visit: http://www.SimpsonvilleHotel.com

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PawnUp.com Online Pawn Shop Helps Small Businesses to Get Cash Fast

While banks are turning their backs on small business owners, PawnUp.com Online Pawn Shop is helping small businesses to get cash fast when they need it, hassle free.

MONTREAL, QC, February 10, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ — During the times of economic instability, small businesses usually suffer the most. Private businesses, unfortunately, are the most vulnerable ones when market fluctuations take place, and, as a result, they are considered to bear “high risks” when it comes to getting a small business loan from a bank or a private lender. Today, online pawn shops appear to be an ideal solution for small business owners, helping to save thousands of jobs and prevent numerous companies from going bankrupt nation-wide.

While many individuals are struggling today to get small business loans from their local banks, PawnUp.com’s online pawn shop is able to lend money regardless of its customer’s credit history, financial status or proof of income. With the combination of one of the industry’s lowest interest rates on loans (only 5%), getting a cash loan for a small business from an online pawn shop became a very popular way to get funds. Many small businesses that were turned down by other lenders are getting cash within days from PawnUp.com’s online pawn shop.

PawnUp.com’s small business loans have earned their popularity mainly due to the following reasons:

– PawnUp.com doesn’t need its customers to have a job, proof of income or good credit history.
– At PawnUp.com, loan amounts vary from $200 to $2,000,000.
– The interest rate is as low as 5% (subject to Terms and Conditions).
– Cash is usually provided in 24 hours upon the customer’s acceptance of the final offer.
– Money is deposited directly to customer’s bank account.
– PawnUp.com will evaluate, store and ship customer’s valuables for free.
– PawnUp.com customers get their cash from the privacy of their own home.
– There are no obligations to try the service.

About PawnUp.com

PawnUp.com is the leading provider of online pawn shop services. PawnUp.com loans money to their customers regardless of whether they have a job or good credit history. PawnUp.com’s customers can also sell their valuables outright: they are shipped for free and insured by PawnUp.com.

Website: http://www.PawnUp.com


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