166 years ago . . . In 1848, M. Waldo Hanchett, of Syracuse, New York, patented the DENTAL CHAIR.
137 years ago . . . In 1877, THOMAS EDISON wrote a letter to the president of the Telegraph Company telling him that when answering the telephone, the word "HELLO" would be more appropriate than Alexander Graham Bell's suggestion of . . . "AHOY".
75 years ago . . . In 1939, "The Wizard of Oz" premiered at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
49 years ago . . . In 1965, MICK JAGGER, KEITH RICHARDS and about 56,000 other people packed Shea Stadium for a BEATLES concert . . . which was, at that time, the largest single crowd to attend a rock 'n roll show.
45 years ago . . . In 1969, theWOODSTOCK MUSIC AND ART FAIR opened for three groovy days at Max Yasgur's farm in Bethel, New York. Over 400,000 people peacefully attended.
THINGS THAT ROCKED: Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Sly & the Family Stone, The Who, the Grateful Dead, Joan Baez, Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker, Mountain, CANNED HEAT, Crosby, Stills Nash & Young, Jefferson Airplane and two births.
THINGS THAT SUCKED: Rampant drug use, heavy rains, not enough food and sanitation, three deaths and four miscarriages.
35 years ago . . . In 1979, the movie that Charlie Sheen seems to think is actually REAL, "Apocalypse Now",was released . . . starring MARTIN SHEEN, MARLON BRANDO and ROBERT DUVALL. (Robert Duvall delivered the movie's most famous line. Here's his "I love the smell of napalm in the morning!" scene.)
19 years ago . . . In 1995, VINCE NEIL'S four-year-old daughter, Skylar, died of multiple organ failure. He created the Skylar Neil Foundation in her honor and sponsors an annual golf tournament to raise money for cancer.
18 years ago . . . In 1996, a women's shelter on Long Island, New York, refused to accept money from a benefit concert featuring JAMES BROWN. It seems Brother James' wife had accused him of physically abusing her in the past.
17 years ago . . . In 1997, one year after "Kazaam", SHAQUILLE O'NEAL returned to the big screen with the release of "Steel" . . . and the two people who saw it COULDN'T UNDERSTAND A WORD.
15 years ago . . . In 1999, 23-year-old TIGER WOODS won the PGA Championship, becoming the youngest player to win two majors since Seve Ballesteros in 1980.
14 years ago . . . In 2000, DAVID BOWIE'S beautiful Somalian supermodel of a wife, IMAN, gave birth to their beautiful interracial daughter, Alexandria Zahra Jones. (David Bowie's real name is David Robert Jones.)