Claudia Wheeler / The Price Is Right by Bradley Loos
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ARTIST: Claudia Wheeler TITLE: The Price Is Right LABEL: Beacon COUNTRY: USA DATE: n/a

It’s Ray Conniff Day on Vintage Vinyl! We’ll be sharing some of his greatest album covers throughout the day.

Joseph Raymond Conniff (November 6, 1916 – October 12, 2002) started The Ray Conniff Singers (12 women and 13 men) and released the album It’s the Talk of the Town in 1959. listed Cleopatra’s death as today, August 30, but pretty much everywhere else lists her date of death as August 12, so must be an error on their part. Apologies for the misinformation!

On this day in history: August 30, 30 B.C. - Following the defeat of her and Marc Antony’s forces, Cleopatra commits suicide in her mausoleum rather than be ruled by Octavian. 

January 18, 1778: “Captain James Cook visited the [Hawaiian] islands on January 18, 1778 and named them the ‘Sandwich Islands’ in honor of John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, who was one of his sponsors as the First Lord of the Admiralty. This name was in use until the 1840s, when the local name 'Hawaii’ gradually began to take precedence.”