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Ed Danahue

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            Young Arnold before bodybuilding

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  Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is 67 years old today

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IT BECAME OFFICIAL ON THIS DAY IN 1956

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The above motto first appeared on U.S. coins during the Civil War in 1864

The 84th Congress passed a joint resolution "declaring IN GOD WE TRUST the
national motto of the United States." The law was signed by President Eisenhower
and the motto was progressively added to paper money over a period from 1957
to 1966. 

             two-cent-piece

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EDD “KOOKIE” BYRNES IS 81 TODAY

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Edd Byrnes was born Edward Byrne Breitenberger in New York City

Byrnes is best remembered for his starring role in the ABC television series
77 Sunset Strip (1958-1964). He also was featured in the 1978 film Grease
as television teen-dance show host, Vince Fontaine. He recorded the hit
single "Kookie, Kookie — Lend Me Your Comb" with Connie Stevens in
1959.

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LAST SURVIVING CREW MEMBER DIES AT 93

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            Theodore Van Kirk (February 27, 1921 – July 28, 2014)

ATLANTA (AP) –  The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic
bomb on Hiroshima, hastening the end of World War II and forcing the world into
the atomic age, has died in Georgia.

According to his son Tom Theodore VanKirk, also known as "Dutch," died Monday
of natural causes at the retirement home where he was living in Stone Mountain,
Georgia.

VanKirk flew nearly 60 bombing missions, but it was a single mission in the Pacific
that secured him a place in history. He was 24 years old when he served as the
navigator on the Enola Gay, the B-29 Superfortress that dropped the first atomic
bomb to be deployed in wartime over the Japanese city of Hiroshima on Aug. 6,
1945.

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Camille Bohannon

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