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It was on this day in 2005.

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On this day in 1996, President Bill Clinton
signed legislation that ended guaranteed cash payments to the poor and demanded work 
from recipients.

   

   

        
        
        
       
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     Assonated on this day in 1989.

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Ray Douglas Bradbury
(August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012)

Ray Bradbury was an American author and screenwriter. He worked
in a variety of genres, including fantasy, science fiction, horror and
mystery fiction.

Widely known for his novel Fahrenheit 451 (1953), and his science
fiction and horror story collections The Martian Chronicles (1950),
and The Illustrated Man (1951).

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A CELESTIAL EVENT WILL OCCUR THIS A.M.



The last total solar eclipse occurred on February 26, 1979.

      

This morning, the
Moon’s shadow will be racing across the surface
of  the earth first touching land just north of Newport, Oregon at
about 10:15 a.m. PDT. After today, this type of event won’t happen
again until Oct. 14, 2023, according to the National Aeronautics and  
Space Administration (NASA).

Clay tablets found at ancient archaeological sites show that the Babylonians not only recorded eclipses—the earliest known
Babylonian record is of the eclipse that took place on May 3,
1375 BCE—but were also fairly accurate in predicting them. They
were the first people to use the Saros Cycle to predict eclipses.          
  
        
        
     
      
      
      
      
      
     
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The hard-line coup against Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev ended on
this day in 1991. The uprising that led to the collapse was led by Russian
federation President Boris Yeltsin.

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Boris Yeltsin (left) and Mikhail Gorbachev.

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It was on this day in 1940.

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Leon Trotsky (Lev Davidovich Bronstein)
(November 7, 1879 – August 21, 1940)

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Nat Turner, a former slave, led a violent insurrection in Virginia on
this day in 1831.
He was later executed.

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Hawaii became the 50th state on this day in 1959. United States
President Eisenhower
(seated/center) also issued the order for
the 50 star flag.

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William James "Count" Basie (August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984)


Count Basie was an American
jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and
composer who introduced several generations of listeners to the Big
Band sound and left an influential catalog.
  

    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
   
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                      Kenneth Ray Rogers is 79 years old today.

Kenny Rogers has sold more than 100 million albums over the course of his
career. His 1970s albums The Gambler and Kenny went 5x Platinum and 3x
Platinum, respectively. In 2013, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall
of Fame. He joined his first band,The Scholars, in the mid-1950s, but the band
dissolved after their frontman left to go solo.

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A COMEDY LEGEND HAS DIED AT 91

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Jerry Lewis  (Joseph Levitch)
(March 16, 1926 – August 20, 2017)

Lewis died this morning of natural causes at his home
in Las Vegas, Nevada at 9:15 AM (PT). His manager Mark
Rozzano said Jerry “passed peacefully.”


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DICK GREGORY HAS DIED AT 84

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Richard Claxton Gregory (October 12, 1932 – August 19, 2017)

LOS ANGELES (AP) –  Dick Gregory, the comedian and activist and who
broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages
of social justice and nutritional health, has died.

Gregory died late Saturday in Washington, D.C. after being hospitalized for
about a week. His son Christian Gregory told The Associated Press he had
suffered a severe bacterial infection.

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