Conversation starters for today from @The Olde Disc Jockey's Almanac
June 29, 1925…General Electric Co. chemist Marvin Pipkin filed for a patent for the frosted electric light bulb.
June 29, 1953…The U.S. Federal Highway Act was passed, authorizing the construction of 42,500 miles of coast-to-coast Interstate freeways.
June 29, 1957…At Norman Petty's studio in Clovis, New Mexico, Buddy Holly and the Crickets began a three-day recording session that produced "Peggy Sue," "Listen To Me," "I'm Gonna Love You Too," and "Oh Boy!"
June 29, 1994…Barbra Streisand grossed nearly $16 million for a series of comeback concerts at New York City's Madison Square Garden, thereby setting a new record.
June 29, 2007…The Apple iPhone, the company's first mobile telephone, went on sale in the U.S.
June 29, 2012…Savannah Guthrie was named co-host of NBC-TV's early morning "Today" show, one day after the departure of Matt Lauer's previous co-host, Ann Curry. Prior to joining "Today" in June 2011 as co-host of the program's third hour, Guthrie was the NBC News White House Correspondent.
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