August 12th, 1877
Thomas Edison finishes the prototype of his new invention, the phonograph, and hands it over to his master mechanic John Kreusi to build. Kreusi bets Edison two dollars that the contraption will never work.
1940:Will Bradley, “Down The Road Apiece”
1953:The Four Lads, “Istanbul (Not Constantinople)”
1958:The Crests, “Sixteen Candles”
1978:The Commodores’ “Three Times A Lady” hits #1