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Datebook: August 12 – 30th anniversary of the IBM PC

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The IBM Personal Computer, commonly known as the IBM PC, is the original version and progenitor of the IBM PC compatible hardware platform. It is IBM model number 5150, and was introduced on August 12, 1981. It was created by a team of engineers and designers under the direction of Don Estridge of the IBM Entry Systems Division in Boca Raton, Florida. The original PC proved too expensive for the home market; at introduction, a PC with 64 kB of RAM and a single 5.25-inch floppy drive and monitor sold for $3,005 ($7,257 in today’s dollars).



It’s Friday, August 12.

Murray State’s Residential Colleges open at 10 a.m. tomorrow for new students move-in – An Explore Murray event starts at 6:00 at the CFSB Center. Residential Colleges open at 10 a.m. for move in for all returning students. Sunday at 7 p.m. there’s a Marching Band Performance on the steps of Lovett Auditorium, the WKMS Street Fair and Waterfield Wired.

Tomorrow Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area’s Homeplace offers a program on White Oak Basket Making with Janice Milligan from 10 to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. There’s also a moonlight canoe trip at 7:30 for which reservations are required at 270-924-2020.

Murray State seeks moderately arthritic dogs weighing between 40 and 60 pounds for a five month research project on arthritis medication. Dogs accepted receive free monthly blood work, physical exams, arthritic analysis and a natural medication during the study. For more contact MSU graduate student Baly Barlow at (502) 299-2259 before August 20.

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Datebook: June 8 – Tennessee becomes last state to secede 150 years ago

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The Third Battle of Chattanooga, November 23–25, 1863

In a June 8, 1861 referendum, East Tennessee held firm against separation, while West Tennessee returned an equally heavy majority in favor. The deciding vote came in Middle Tennessee, which went from 51 percent against secession in February to 88 percent in favor in June. Having ratified by popular vote its connection with the fledgling Confederacy, Tennessee became the last state to formally withdraw from the Union.

Here’s Datebook for Wednesday, June 8

Murray State’s Trumpet and French Horn Summer Workshops start Sunday for middle and high school student instrumentalists. Trumpet players register with Dr. Eric Swisher at 270-809-6335. French Horn players register with Dr. John Dressler at 270-809-6445. There’s more at

LBL’s Homeplace 1850 presents Children’s Day: Colors on the Farm — Saturday from 9:30 to 4. Mother Goose Stories and group games begin at 10, 11, 1 and 3. See how natural dyes, minerals and plants from the forest created color for 19th century farm children and how colorful folktales entertained them. Admission is $4 ages 13 and up, $3 ages 5-12 and free for ages 4 and under.

The Calloway County Chapter of the American Red Cross benefits from the 5th Annual Children’s Tea Party – Dine with Disney – Sunday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Murray Woman’s Club House on Vine Street. Tickets are $25 per person at 270-753-1421. Enjoy a scene from Mulan, Jr., games and more.

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Datebook: May 27 – Vincent Price turns 100

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Vincent Price was born on May 27, 1911 (and died October 25, 1993). He was an American actor, best known for his distinctive voice and serio-comic attitude in a series of horror films made in the later part of his career. Some notable films include “The Keys to the Kingdom,” “Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein,” “The Thee Musketeers,” “The Fly,” “House on Haunted Hill,” “Nefertiti, Queen of the Nile,” “Edward Scissorhands,” and… of course… “Michael Jackson’s Thriller.” The list, however, is nearly endless. There is little doubt that Price’s contribution to cinema was substantial and unique. Click here to see his filmography.

Here’s Datebook for Friday, May 27

The Pickin’ Party continues at the Homeplace Sunday while LBL’s Nature Station also has lots to do. At 11 a.m. learn about barred owls. There’s a riverbank puppet show at 1:30, then A Serious Case of the Uglies: Strange Animals of LBL at 3:30. A family oriented sunset canoe trip sets out at 6. Make reservations at 270-924-2020 today.

Today is the deadline for entrees in the My Little Hearts Beauty Pageant at the Tymeless Hearts Carnival in Murray on June 25. Children newborn to 13 may sign up. $25 entry fees benefit families of children with heart defects. E-mail

Ross Bolen stars in the Hank Williams’ tribute Lost Highway at the Badgett Playhouse in Grand Rivers tonight at 7 and tomorrow at 2 and again next weekend. Hear the songs of Williams’ Louisiana Hayride and Grand Ole Opry fame until his demise at age twenty-nine. Get tickets

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