Back In the Day-A Good Day and a Bad Day for the Gibbs
March 10th, a day of two celebrity deaths and a found planet.
1849 - An Illinois attorney received a patent for an inflatable airbag to lift grounded boats off sandbars. However, the inventor one ABE LINCOLN was too busy pursuing politics and the invention never developed.
1876 - ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL transmitted the FIRST TELEPHONE MESSAGE, to his assistant in the next room: "Mr. Watson, come here, I want you." It sounds gay, but Bell was actually in a panic because he had spilled acid on his clothes.
1880 - THE SALVATION ARMY arrived in the U.S., after being created in England.
1978 - The BEE GEES' "Night Fever" moved into the #1 spot on the chart . . . replacing another masterpiece from the Brothers Gibb, "Stayin' Alive".
1977 - Astronomers discovered RINGS around URANUS.
1988 - ANDY GIBB died of a heart ailment. He was only 30 hairless years old.
1998 - LLOYD BRIDGES died in Westwood, California. He was 85.
2000 - VINCE GILL married AMY GRANT. Today is their 11th Anniversary.
2006 - The Louisiana Supreme Court overturned C-MURDER'S murder conviction for (allegedly) shooting a 16-year-old outside a nightclub back in 2002. He was retried and reconvicted, and he's doing life now.
2007 - Comedian RICHARD JENI committed suicide by shooting himself. His family said he'd been diagnosed with clinical depression and bouts of psychotic paranoia.