Today In History – March 5, 2012

1750 – The first Shakespearean play in America was presented at the Nassau Street Theatre in New York City. The play enjoyed by the audience was the famous “King Richard III”. 1821 – James Monroe became the first President of the United States to be inaugurated on March 5th. The reason? The usual inauguration date of March 4th fell on a Sunday that year and a President cannot be inaugurated on the Sabbath. It’s still the law, even though the Inauguration Day was officially set back to January 20th.

1864 – For the first time, Oxford met Cambridge in track and field competition in England.

1872 – George Westinghouse of “You can be sure if it’s Westinghouse” fame patented the air brake on this day. They were, and remain, especially important to trains, big trucks, buses and amusement park rides.

1922 – Annie Oakley broke all existing records for women’s trap shooting. She smashed 98 out of 100 clay targets thrown at 16 yards while at a match at the Pinehurst Gun Club in North Carolina. She hit the first fifty, missed the 51st, then the 67th.

1923 – Old-age pension laws were enacted in the states of Montana and Nevada.

1925 – Lace up those bowling shoes, keglers, grab that 16-pounds of rubber or hi-tech plastic and let it rip down the lane, as we bring you bowling news. Frank Caruana of Buffalo, New York, became the first bowler to roll two perfect games in a row and an amazing 29 strikes in succession! He rolled five strikes in a row in a third game in sanctioned play, as well.

1936 – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s “Mutiny On The Bounty” (produced by Irving Thalberg and Albert Lewin) was voted Outstanding Production, as they used to say. The 8th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) Academy Awards ceremony was held at the Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles. Director/producer/writer/actor Frank Capra hosted the big giveaway honoring the films of 1935, which saw Victor McLaglen take the Best Actor prize for “The Informer” (John Ford won for directing this one). Best Actress was Bette Davis in “Dangerous”. In case you are wondering, they didn’t start handing out those Supporting Actor/Actress awards until 1937. The Best Music/Song award winners were Harry Warren (music) and Al Dubin (lyrics) for the song “Lullaby of Broadway” from “Gold Diggers of 1935”. An Oscar for Short Subject/Cartoon was awarded to some guy named Walt Disney for his ’toon, “Three Orphan Kittens”.

1946 – Winston Churchill delivered his famous Iron Curtain Speech at Fulton, MO, “From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.”

1960 – Elvis Presley returned to civilian life after a two-year hitch in the U.S. Army. Not since General Douglas MacArthur returned from battle has a soldier received such publicity. Elvis said he probably would not be growing his famous and long sideburns back, though he did relent in later years.

1963 – Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas and Hankshaw Hawkins were killed in a plane crash at Camden, TN, near Nashville. The famous country music stars were returning from a benefit performance. Cline, the ‘Queen of Country Music’ was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1973. Jessica Lange played Patsy in the 1985 biographical film, “Sweet Dreams”, named after one of Cline’s hugely popular songs. Willie Nelson wrote her biggest hit, “Crazy”, which become a number one country hit and a top 10 pop song in November, 1961.

1969 – The rock magazine, “Creem”, was published for the first time this day.

1973 – Roberta Flack, riding at #1 on the pop music charts with, “Killing Me Softly with His Song”, could hardly wait to rip into the fancy frame containing her brand new gold record. She flew to the stereo machine and set the needle down on the shiny surface, only to hear “Come Softly to Me”. She was so impressed by this unexpected turn of the table that she wound up humming the old Fleetwoods song for three days.

1984 – The Los Angeles Express of the United States Football League signed quarterback, Steve Young, from Brigham Young University, to a “substantial” contract on this day. The football all-American inked a pact that would earn him $40 million dollars over a 43-year period, in one of the most complicated contracts ever — lasting until 2027. The USFL folded not long after he signed the lucrative deal. Young became the back-up quarterback for football legend, Joe Montana, in San Francisco. In 1994, when Montana moved to the Kansas City Chiefs, Steve Young took over the reins to lead the 49ers.

1985 – Mike Bossy of the New York Islanders became the first National Hockey League player to score 50 goals in eight consecutive seasons. Two players have scored 50 goals in six seasons: Wayne ‘The Great One’ Gretzky of Los Angeles and Guy Lafleur of Montreal.

1993 – Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson was banned for life from racing by the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) after he failed a dope test. He also had been forced out of the 1988 Seoul Olympics after failing a drug test.

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Doctor Medica Announces Updated Website Offering Medical and Cosmetic Products at Affordable Prices

Updated site is easy to navigate and allows medical professionals to access cosmetic and medical products at unbeatable prices.

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, March 05, 2012 — Doctor Medica is an international pharmaceutical product supply company that delivers cosmetic injectable medication such as Botox, Restylane, Juvederm, Surgiderm, Radiesse and Sculptra to medical professionals primarily in North America. In addition to cosmetic medication products, this company also supplies orthopedic medication to customers.

Doctor Medica primarily supplies its products to medical specialists such as doctors, offering an affordable alternative for medication purchase to them. Delivery is rapid and customer service is exceptional; shipping is free on all orders made and further discounts are readily available for large volume orders. If you are unable to find a particular product on their site, Doctor Medica’s customer service team will be happy to provide you with assistance. If you would like to have convenient access to cosmetic and orthopedic medication products at competitive prices, Doctor Medica will be your best bet.

“Doctor Medica’s range of cosmetic products has been sourced from international manufacturers,” says Steve Phillips, customer representative. “We supply brand name products that have stood the test of time. Our reliable and consistent customer service makes us one of the best suppliers of cosmetic products on the Internet today. Our prices are guaranteed to be the lowest available, offering our customers huge savings over regular pricing.”

There is virtually no difference at all between what is offered at Doctor Medica and what is available at the nearest pharmacy; the products themselves may be identical. Medical professionals looking for more affordable places to shop at should contact www.DoctorMedica.com for further information.

Walt Disney World Vacation Planning Site Expands with Useful Information About Disney Resorts

WorldofWalt.com has added new information about Disney resorts to enhance its ability to help people plan an affordable and exciting Disney World vacation.

CELEBRATION, FL, March 05, 2012 — WorldofWalt.com has recently expanded its website to include a new section with comprehensive information about Disney resort hotels, making it even easier for families and individuals to plan a successful Walt Disney World vacation.

The website now features a Disney Resort Hotels page that extensively covers various benefits and categories of Disney resorts. Visitors can use this area of the site to determine which type of accommodations will best suit their needs based on the cost, services, amenities and location. World of Walt Founder Herb Leibacher is excited about being able to provide the additional information to enhance the value of the website for visitors. “Disney is one of the most popular leisure destinations in the world,” he said. “We are pleased to be able to offer detailed, independent and useful information to help vacationers simplify the process of selecting Disney resorts.”

Visitors to the World of Walt website can view a description of Disney resorts within four categories: deluxe villa resorts, deluxe resorts, moderate resorts and value resorts. If they are interested in a particular resort, they can simply click on the link provided to obtain more information. For example, the list of deluxe villa resorts features a brief description of the Old Key West Resort, the first Disney Vacation Club resort. Visitors can click on the link for further details about this tropical Disney resort, including the layout and rooms, recreational opportunities, places to eat, transportation, and pros and cons.

World of Walt is an unbiased website that takes a unique approach to providing Disney World vacation planning information. It is committed to providing a single resource where people can find timely and accurate information about Walt Disney World, Disney World vacations and Disney resorts. The site offers a wealth of information about Disney’s amazing theme parks: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. There are also related articles to help visitors enhance their knowledge of the different parks and other Disney attractions.

Visitors to the World of Walt website will also find useful information about Disney World tickets, Disney Cruise Lines and general advice about planning a Disney World vacation. For instance, the Disney World Tickets page covers how to acquire discounted pricing by purchasing tickets for multiple parks, from Disney partners, from auction sites and for package deals. It also shares other creative ways to save money at Disney, including choosing a budget hotel, opting for a suite with a mini kitchen to minimize eating at expensive restaurants, and using a layaway plan to lock in Disney resort and ticket prices.

For more information about World of Walt’s new Disney resorts section, please visit www.worldofwalt.com or contact Herb Leibacher at (877) 290-9407.

About Herb Leibacher
Herb Leibacher is a self-proclaimed Disney enthusiast who created World of Walt as a true labor of love. His passion for Disney is driven by fond, childhood memories of exploring the Magic Kingdom with his family. Now he enjoys helping others create fun-filled Disney World vacations. Leibacher lives in Celebration, Fla. just 5 minutes away from Walt Disney World.