TODAY IN HISTORY

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Camille Bohannon

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KEANU REEVES TURNED 50 TODAY

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Keanu Charles Reeves

The Canadian born actor is best known for his roles in Bill & Ted’s Excellent
Adventure
(1989)
,
Speed (1994), Point Break (1991), and The Matrix trilogy 
as Neo (1999-2003-2003).

Excelling in hockey, Reeves originally intended on becoming an Olympic
hockey player for Canada. A serious injury ended this dream.


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SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1931

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Bing Crosby at the CBS microphone

The daily weekday radio show "15 Minutes with Bing Crosby" aired on
CBS. It was Bing’s solo debut on network radio and featured announcer
Ken Carpenter and the Buddy Cole Trio with Rosemary Clooney. Iconic 
guests included Fred Astaire,Tallulah Bankhead, and Johnny Mercer.

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Ken Carpenter

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RECOGNIZING LABOR DAY

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May 29, 1943

Oregon was the first state to pass a law recognizing Labor Day on Feb. 21,
1887. During the following year, Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey and 
New York all made Labor Day a holiday.

According to the US Department of Labor, 23 other states made Labor Day
a holiday by 1894. Then, on June 28, 1894, Congress made the first Monday
in September a legal holiday.

Legend has it that Peter McGuire, who founded the United Brotherhood of
Carpenters in 1881, was the one who actually invented Labor Day.

But recent evidence shows Matthew Maguire, who led several strikes in the
1870s and was considered to be fairly radical in his political beliefs, is actually
the man who should get the credit.

The day was originally designed to be celebrated with parades, festivals and
recreation to honor the American worker. The politicians and speeches came
along later.

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