History Blog

May 13

Happy Birthday RIP “Bea Arthur”(Bernice Frankel 1922–2009) ; Beverley Owen(Ogg)–78 Harvey Keitel–76 “Stevie Wonder”(Stevland Judkins)–65 Dennis Rodman–54 Stephen Colbert–51 Brian Geraghty–40 Neil Hopkins–38 Robert Pattinson–29 ; 1939 – The first commercial FM radio station in the United States is launched in Bloomfield, Connecticut. The station later becomes WDRC-FM ; 1958 – The trademark Velcro is registered for the product line that is basically a fabric type of zipper ; 1963 – The U.S. Supreme Court landmark case “Brady v. Maryland” is decided which now is referred to in legal cases as “Brady Disclosure” meaning “Exculpatory evidence” ; Any evidence which is favorable to the defendant in a criminal trial that exonerates or tends to exonerate the defendant of guilt.