Archive for January 6th, 2018

COMEDIAN JERRY VAN DYKE IS DEAD AT 86

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Jerry McCord Van Dyke
(July 27, 1931 – January 5, 2018)

Jerry Van Dyke, comedian, actor and younger brother of Dick Van Dyke, died Friday afternoon at his Arkansas home at the age of 86.

Van Dyke’s wife, Shirley, confirmed her husband’s death. She said her husband’s
health began deteriorating after they were both involved in a car accident two years earlier. (Fox  News)

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From left: Jerry Van Dyke and brother Dick.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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Joan of Arc (Jeanne d’Arc)
  (January 6, 1412 – May 30, 1431) 

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The capture of “The Maid of
Orléans”

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Samuel Morse publicly demonstrated the telegraph for the first time
on this day in 1838.

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         (John T. McCoy’s watercolor depiction of the round-the-world flight.)


The first commercial around-the-world airline flight took place on
this day in 1942. Pan American Airlines was the company that
made history with the feat.

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On this day in 1994, figure skater Nancy Kerrigan was clubbed on 
the right leg by an assailant at Cobo Arena in Detroit,
MI. Four
men were later sentenced to prison for the attack, including
Tonya Harding’s ex-husband.

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Shown from left: Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan.

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John Birks
"Dizzy" Gillespie (October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993)

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Dizzy Gillespie’s Trumpet.

Dizzy Gillespie's Trumpet

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