On This Day: September 3rd in Music History


Today’s On This Day includes some historical facts that don’t have to do with music.

In 1833 what would become the first successful penny newspaper “The New York Sun,” was established by Benjamin H. Day.

In 1942  Frank Sinatra went solo and began his singing career on his own.

In 1954 “The Lone Ranger” aired on radio for the last time after 2,956 episodes. The show ran for a total of 21 years.

In 2010 – A giant bale of hay crashed down a hill and struck a van in Devon, England. It caused the death of Mike Edwards, who played with Electric Light Orchestra.

In 2013 hunters caught a 727-pound alligator in Mississippi. Yikes!