This Day in Music History

21 Aug 2014

todayAugust 21, 2022

Background

Sir Paul McCartney topped a list of the richest bassists in the world with estimated wealth of $1.2 billion according to the website www.therichest.com. Coming in at No.2 were Sting and Gene Simmons, both with a net worth of $300 million, followed by Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, U2’s Adam Clayton and Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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Historical Facts

20 Aug 1992

First around-the-world telegram sent, 66 years before Voyager II launch On August 20, 1911, a dispatcher in the New York Times office sends the first telegram around the world via commercial service. Exactly 66 years later, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) sends a different kind of message–a phonograph record containing information about Earth for extraterrestrial beings–shooting into space aboard the unmanned spacecraft Voyager II.

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