On This Day September 13
1971 – A four-day revolt by inmates at Attica Prison in upstate New York comes to an explosive end as state police troopers and National Guardsmen storm the maximum-security facility with teargas and a hail of gunfire. Forty-three people are killed.
2008 – Hurricane Ike makes landfall along the Texas Gulf coast in the early morning hours as a Category 2 storm, with maximum sustained winds of 110 miles per hour. The third costliest storm in U.S. history after Hurricane Katrina causes flooding and severe wind damage across Galveston and Houston, leaving many without power for weeks.
Own a Piece of This Day
The Definitive Collection / Louis Armstrong
This production features stunningly remastered sound (even the earliest Louis Armstrong cuts from 1938 are hiss-free, full-bodied and remarkably clear), along with a 16-page booklet containing rare photos and detailed session liner notes. It’s a rich portrait of Satchmo, covering numerous highlights in the career of this legendary American artist.
The Best of Berlin / Millennium Collection
Berlin’s music is submerged new wave synth-pop that is varied most successfully by Terri Nunn’s agile vocal arrangements. This collection features such fan favorites like “No More Words,” “Take My Breath Away,” “The Metro” and many more.
Scooby-Doo Where Are You
From its first airings in September 1969, “Scooby-Doo Where Are You” became an animated classic. Sleuthing up mystery and suspense, the Mystery Inc. gang — Fred, Velma, Daphne, Shaggy, and their talking dog Scooby — always find that no mystery is too scary and no adventure too dangerous for their collective detective work.
Jim Henson: The Biography
Jim Henson was a gentle dreamer whose genial bearded visage was recognized around the world. Most people only got to know him through the iconic characters born of his imagination: Kermit the Frog, Bert and Ernie, Miss Piggy, Big Bird. The Muppets made Henson a household name, but they were just part of his remarkable story.
What I Know For Sure
From Tavis Smiley, the man who catapulted “The Covenant with Black America” to No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list comes, a searing memoir of poverty, ambition, pain and atonement.
The name Hershey evokes images of chocolate and the town in Pennsylvania. But who is the man behind the name? In this compelling biography, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael D’Antonio presents the rags-to-riches story of Milton Hershey, a largely uneducated businessman whose idealistic sense of purpose created an immense financial empire, a town and a legacy that lasts to this day.