TODAY IN HISTORY

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COVERED BY LIFE ON THIS DAY IN 1938

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The above Life Magazine cover features the autographs of Fred Astaire and
Ginger Rogers and has an estimated value of $200 – $400. This issue of the
magazine has numerous photos and a discussion of the movie Carefree which
stars the couple.  
 

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VALERIE HARPER IS 75 TODAY

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Valerie Kathryn Harper was born in Suffern, New York

Harper is known for her roles as Rhoda Morgenstern in the CBS television
series The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970-1977) and its spin-off, Rhoda 
(1974-1978), and later as Valerie Hogan in Valerie (NBC/CBS, 1986-1981).

In 2009, Harper was diagnosed with lung cancer and announced in 2013
that tests had revealed she had a rare condition in which the cancer cells
had spread into the membranes surrounding the brain. She is currently
undergoing chemotherapy to slow its progress. As of April of this year,
Valerie is reportedly responding well to the treatment.

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TODAY IN HISTORY

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Kenny Rogers at age 17

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Kenneth Donald "Kenny" Rogers is 76 today

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PATENTED ON THIS DAY IN 1888

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Early Burroughs adding machine

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William S. Burroughs (1855-1898)

Burroughs was the son of a mechanic and worked
with machines throughout his childhood. He invented
a "calculating machine" designed to ease the monotony
of clerical work. He was a founder of the American
Arithmometer Company
(1886), which later became
the Burroughs Adding Machine Company (1904),
then the Burroughs Corporation (1953) and in 1986,
merged with Sperry Corporation to form Unisys. He
was posthumously inducted into the National Inventors
Hall of Fame.

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