Today in history
Music master dies at age 73
Jun 12, 2014 at 7:30 AM
50 years ago, 1964: The Stadium Diner, West Perkins Avenue, offered Sunday Swiss steak dinners for $1.75, and all you could eat fresh perch every Friday for 99 cents. They also offered special noonday luncheons.
25 years ago, 1989: The Chinese government whipped up a campaign to cast astrophysicist Fang Lizhi as the ringleader of the democracy movement, charging China's leading dissident walked on the "dead bodies and blood" of soldiers as he took refuge in the U.S. Embassy.
10 years ago, 2004: Ray Charles, a transcendent talent who erased musical boundaries between the sacred and the secular with hits such as "What'd I Say," "Georgia on My Mind" and "I Can't Stop Loving You," died at the age of 73 in Beverly Hills, Calif.
click here for a nice rendition of Georgia