The first issue of Rolling Stone magazine debuted on this day in 1967 with John Lennon on the cover. In the issue, the cheif editor Jann Wenner said the magazine "is not just about the music, but about the things and attitudes that music embraces."
It’s Friday, November 9
The Nature Station at Land Between the Lakes offers a Fall Frolic tomorrow from 10 to 4. Celebrate the fall season with hay rides, guided hikes, old-time live music, and family-friendly programs. See a complete schedule of the day’s events at lbl.org.
It's a day to celebrate for public radio! On this day in 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, establishing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and eventually National Public Radio. He said, "Today we rededicate a part of the airwaves-which belong to all of the people - and we dedicate them for enlightenment of all of the people."
It’s Wednesday, November 7
The Calloway County Public Library offers a free computer class tomorrow morning from 9 to 11. The focus of the class is the Microsoft Excel program. For more information, call the library at (270) 753-2288.
NBC's Meet the Press is the longest-running TV series in American history, debuting on this day in 1947. The show interviews national leaders on issues of politics, economics, foreign policy, and other public affairs, often with two figures with opposing positions. It's also Election Day... Go rock the vote!
It’s Tuesday, November 6
The West Kentucky Community and Technical College Community Health Fair is tomorrow at the Robert Cherry Civic Center. The fair includes free screenings for blood sugar, cholesterol, and blood pressure, as well as blood typing. Services are provided by nursing students and faculty members. Hours are 9:30 to 2:30.
The Gunpowder Plot was a failed assassination attempt against Protestant King James I of England on November 5, 1605. Conspirator Guy Fawkes was arrested while guarding explosives beneath the House of Lords. People lit bonfires and made an annual celebration in remembrance of the survival of the king.
It’s Monday, November 5
“Farming in the Black Patch” premieres tonight at Murray State University’s Curris Center. The new documentary explains the process of tobacco cultivation and outlines the task of running and operating a modern tobacco farm. Doors open at 6, and the film begins at 6:45.
The Hughes H-4 Hercules, aka the "Spruce Goose," made its first and only flight on this day in 1947. Due to wartime restrictions and weight, it was built out of wood (though it was built with birch not spruce). It's the largest flying boat ever built and has the largest wingspan of any aircraft in history. But the food on board is terrible.
It’s Friday, November 2
Broadway Church of Christ in Paducah gives away free clothing tomorrow from 10 until 1. Those in need can visit the Family Life Center, located at 2855 Broadway. For more information, call the church at (270) 443-6206.