On this Day August 22
1968 – Bickering and tension among The Beatles while recording “The White Album” prompts Ringo Starr to quit the band. “Back In the USSR” is recorded with Paul McCartney on drums and John Lennon on bass. News of Ringo’s departure is kept secret and he rejoins the band about two weeks later.
1906 – Way before the turntable and CD player are invented, the Victor Talking Machine Company of Camden, New Jersey begins to manufacture the Victrola record player. The hand-cranked unit, with horn cabinet, sells for $200.
1973 – President Richard Nixon appoints Henry Kissinger secretary of state. Kissinger helped ease relations with the Soviet Union and China, and negotiated an end to the Vietnam War, but remains a controversial figure for his role in American actions in Cambodia, Latin America and elsewhere.
1973 – Actress-comedian Kristen Wiig (“Saturday Night Live,” “Knocked Up,” “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story,” “Bridesmaids,” “Girl Most Likely,” “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” “The Skeleton Twins,” “The Martian,” “Ghostbusters”)
Own a Piece of This Day
Where Did Our Love Go / The Supremes
The Supremes’ second album captures the trio in sparkling hit-making form. Opening with the foot-tapping soul of “Where Did Our Love Go,” the collection is a sing-along blast of pop-friendly ’60s R&B, with the yearning “Baby Love” quickly followed by the exuberant “When the Love Light Starts Shining Through His Eyes.”
The Best of Bread
These are the finest slices of Bread, the L.A. folk-pop band that skillfully set romantic yearning to soft rock. Singer/songwriter David Gates distills the essence of hopeful romanticism in “Make It with You” and “Everything I Own,” his sweetly keening vocals nestled in shimmering ’70s ballads.
The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, “The River of Doubt” is the true story of Theodore Roosevelt’s harrowing exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth.
The Story of The America's Cup 1851- 2013
Awe-inspiring and breathtaking, this volume takes sailing beyond its competitive limits. Throwing caution to the wind, it is exciting and terrifying at turns, as it highlights some of the world’s most technical yachts and the skills of those who sailed them.
Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel “Fahrenheit 451” is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future.