LEONARD NIMOY HAS DIED AT 83

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Leonard Simon Nimoy (March 26, 1931 – February 27, 2015)

Leonard Nimoy, best known for playing the role of Spock in the "Star
Trek" movies and television series has died in Los Angeles. He had
been taken to the hospital earlier this week suffering from chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease, despite quitting smoking 30 years
ago.

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HISTORICAL NEWS HIGHTLIGHTS

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Ross Simpson

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Fred McFeely Rogers (March 20, 1928 – February 27, 2003)

Besides being the creator and host of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood
on PBS television (1968–2001) Rogers was a songwriter, author, and
teacher, along with being a Presbyterian minister. He received a
Peabody and countless other awards and honorary degrees for his
work.

Rogers was diagnosed with stomach cancer in December 2002, not
long after his retirement. He underwent surgery on January 6, 2003,
which was unsuccessful.

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NUMBER-ONE ON THIS DAY IN 1961

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Chubby-Checker

This was Chubby Checker’s second #1 hit, after his 1960 single "The
Twist”.
It also introduced a new dance style.

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Chubby Checker (born Ernest Evans) will be 74 on
October 3.

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FROM THE SATURDAY EVENING POST ~ 1949

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COMEDIAN BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1916

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John Herbert “Jackie” Gleason (February 26, 1916 – June 24, 1987)

During his early years,Gleason worked as a MC for a theater, in a pool
hall, as a stunt driver, and carnival barker before working his way up at
New York’s Club 18 as an insult comic.

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