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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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World War I officially began on this day in 1914 when Austria-
Hungary declared war on Serbia.

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Federal troops forcibly dispersed the "Bonus Army" of World War I veterans
who had gathered in Washington,
DC. They were demanding money they
were not scheduled to receive until 1945.

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A U.S. Army bomber crashed into the 79th floor of New York City’s Empire State Empire State Building on this day in 1945. The freak accident was caused by heavy fog.

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An Army B-25 Mitchell bomber, similar to the aircraft that crashed.

    
     
     
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Jacqueline Lee
"Jackie" Kennedy Onassis
 ( Bouvier) 
(July 28, 1929 – May 19, 1994)

Former First Lady of the United States and widow of President John
F. Kennedy
, Jacqueline was seen as a symbol of American style,
elegance, and grace. The image of her in the aftermath of her
husband’s assassination in 1963 is one of the most iconic images
in American history.

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November 22, 1963 – Not published in LIFE – President John Kennedy
and wife Jackie Kennedy at Love Field in Dallas, Texas… just hours
before his assassination.

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RECORD RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1959

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The instrumental song "Sleep Walk" was written and recorded by brothers Santo &
Johnny
Farina, with their uncle Mike Dee playing the drums. It was recorded at
Trinity Music in Manhattan, New York City. The single entered Billboard‘s Top
40
on August 17, 1959 and rose to the number 1 position for the last two weeks
in September and remained in the Top 40 until November 9. It also reached
number 4 on the R&B chart and was the last instrumental to hit number one in
the 1950s and earned Santo & Johnny a gold record.
 

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PAST WORLD NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

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TIM MAGUIRE

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It was on this day in 1953 at Panmunjon, Korea.

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The U.S. Congress asked for impeachment procedures against
President Richard Nixon on this day in 1974.

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It was on this day in 1996.

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The deposed shah of Iran, Muhammad Riza Pahlavi, died in a
hospital near Cairo, Egypt on this day in 1980.

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Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (October 26, 1919 – July 27, 1980)
 


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Bob Hope (Leslie Townes Hope) (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003)

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FROM THE PDX RETRO HUMOR FILE!

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SINGER WILL RETIRE LATE THIS YEAR

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Kenneth Ray Rogers will be 78 years old on August 21.

Singer Kenny Rogers has announced he is retiring after his current 200-date
tour. He admitted it will be difficult to hold back tears when he and Dolly Parton
perform together for the last time this fall. Rogers said he wants to spend more
time with his wife and twin boys.

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Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers

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