Have You Heard, today (8/30) marks 40 years since K.C. and the Sunshine Band hit the top of the pop charts for the first time with “Get Down Tonight.” The Florida-based band had four more number-one hits. Singer Christopher Cross had two number-ones. His first, “Sailing,” hit number-one 35 years ago today (1980).
Thurgood Marshall, who worked civil rights cases in our part of South Carolina in the 1950s, became the first African-American member of the U.S. Supreme Court, when he was confirmed 48 years ago today.
Guion Bluford became the first African-American astronaut 32 years ago today, when he flew aboard the shuttle “Challenger.” Bluford, however, was not the first person of African ancestry in space. That designation goes to a Cuban cosmonaut, who flew aboard a Soviet craft in 1980.
Sen. Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina) is 55 today. Warren Buffett is 85.
And today is Toasted Marshmallow Day.
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