Richard Nixon Once Wished He’d Been A Rapper (Cool Weird Awesome 1166)

Today in 1913, the birthday of President Richard Nixon. In addition to being a politician, Nixon was a capable piano player who once said on tape that he would've gone into music "if there had been a good rap group around in those days."

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Florence Foster Jenkins Stunned Carnegie Hall With Her Singing (Cool Weird Awesome 873)

Today in 1944, the greatest concert in Carnegie Hall history, featuring a truly incomparable singer: the one and only Florence Foster Jenkins. Here's how the woman sometimes called the worst opera singer of all time ended up on one of the most famous stages of all time.

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