Archive for February 23rd, 2013

HERE’S A YOUNG WILLY NELSON IN 1962

A 1965 episode of the National Life Grand Ole Opry TV show.

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Willie Nelson will turn 80 on April 30

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REMEMBERING THE ALAMO!

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General Santa Anna

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The Battle of the Alamo began on February 23, 1836 and was a turning point 
during the
Texas Revolution. Following a 13-day siege, Mexican troops under President General Antonio López de Santa Anna launched an assault on the
Alamo Mission near San Antonio de Béxar, modern-day San Antonio, Texas.

All of the
Texian defenders, including James Bowie and William B. Travis,
were killed by the end of the siege on March 6, 1836.


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James Bowie

 

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William Travis

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PETER FONDA IS 73 TODAY

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Peter Henry Fonda is the son of Henry Fonda, brother of Jane Fonda,
and father of Bridge. In 1968, he produced and starred in Easy Rider,
the classic film for which he is best known. Fonda was inducted into
the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2002.

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Henry Fonda with young children Jane and Peter

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Peter in a scene from Easy Rider

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ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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CANDY INTRODUCED ON THIS DAY IN 1896

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Leo Hirschfeld, an Austrian immigrant to the U.S. started a candy
business in a small shop located in New York City. He named his
chocolate confection after the nickname of his daughter, Clara
“Tootsie” Hirschfeld. 

By 1905, the company moved to a five-story factory and in 1917
the name was changed to The Sweets Company of America.

Trivia fact: Tootsie Rolls was the first penny candy to be individually
wrapped.

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