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Halloween!

Today we celebrate Halloween, the most anticipated holiday of each year by most people, especially kids and adults.  This is observed annually on the last day of October of each year.

Halloween, a celebration for different spooky, scary and creepy ideas for all ages.  Everyone gets excited especially children preparing for the day from what to wear for their costumes and until the day of trick-or-treating.  Others hold their own scary parties or go to a Halloween haunted houses or horror amusement parks with their Halloween costumes to celebrate and have fun.

Every year people spend so much money just to dress up as their favorite characters like a Witch, Devil, some bring out their creativity by creating their own characters out of an item they find in their household.  Parents dress up along with their children with their famous cartoon characters or heroes they follow like Iron Man or Ant-Man.  Nowadays, even our furry babies get to dress up for Halloween.

Halloween is not only celebrated by children but adults too.  Halloween fanatics have their own tradition and spends a tremendous amount of money decorating even their front yard with props with complete sound effects. It’s a lot of fun and sometimes scary when you walk in the neighborhood, knocking on doors for trick or treats.

Halloween is my most favorite holiday of the year, and my favorite costume character is a Witch.  What are you going to be this year?  So, today, celebrate this day by showing off your costume this year on social media using #Halloween.

1963 Ed Sullivan witnesses Beatlemania firsthand, paving the way for the British Invasion

In the autumn of 1963, Beatlemania was a raging epidemic in Britain, and it was rapidly spreading across the European continent. But in the United States, where the likes of Bobby Vinton and Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs sat atop the pop charts, John, Paul, George and Ringo could have walked through Grand Central Terminal completely unnoticed. It wasn’t Grand Central that the Beatles were trying to walk through on October 31, 1963, however—it was Heathrow Airport, London, where they’d just returned from a hugely successful tour of Sweden. Also, at Heathrow that day, after a talent-scouting tour of Europe, was the American television impresario Ed Sullivan. The pandemonium that Sullivan witnessed as he attempted to catch his flight to New York would play a pivotal role in making the British Invasion possible.

It wasn’t for lack of trying that the Beatles were still unknown in the United States. Their manager Brian Epstein had tried and failed repeatedly to convince Capitol Records, the American arm of their British label EMI, to release the singles that had already taken Europe by storm. Convinced that the Merseybeat sound wouldn’t translate across the Atlantic, Capitol declined to release “Please Please Me,” “From Me to You” and “She Loves You,” allowing all three to be released on the minor American labels Vee-Jay and Swan and to languish on the pop charts without any promotion. Desperate to crack the American market, John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote a song explicitly tailored to the American market and recorded it just two weeks before their fateful indirect encounter with Ed Sullivan. That song was “I Want to Hold Your Hand.”

(excerpted from https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ed-sullivan-witnesses-beatlemania-firsthand-paving-the-way-for-the-british-invasion)

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