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RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1965

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The song "The Tracks of My Tears" was written by
Smokey Robinson, Pete
Moore
, and Marv Tarplin. It is a multiple award-winning hit R&B song and
was also chosen as one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that
Shaped Rock and Roll.


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William "Smokey" Robinson, Jr. turned 77 on February 19.

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MIKE GRACIA

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President Nixon and White House chief of staff H.R. Haldeman
discussed a plan to use the CIA to obstruct the FBI’s Watergate investigation.

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President Nixon (seated) and H.R. Haldeman.

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It was on this day in 1995.

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Jonas Edward Salk (October 28, 1914 – June 23, 1995)

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KRIS KRISTOFFERSON IS 81 TODAY

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Kristoffer Kristofferson was born in Brownsville, Texas.

Kris Kristofferson is known for many popular songs such as "Me and
Bobby McGee" and "For the Good Times.” He attended Pomoma
College and was featured in Sports Illustrated for his college sports
exploits (below). Kristofferson was inducted into the Country Music
Hall of Fame in 2004. He is also known for his starring roles in Alice
Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
(1974) and A Star Is Born (1976), for the
latter of which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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It was on this day in 1940.

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During World War II, the battle for Okinawa officially ended on this
day in 1945.   

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On this day in 1938.

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Fred Astaire (Frederick Austerlitz) (May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987)

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HIT RECORD RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1952

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Fats Domino scored his first R&B #1 hit with “Goin’ Home,” which he recorded with his own band, due to Dave Bartholomew’s departure.

    
    
    
    
   

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Antoine "Fats" Domino, Jr. turned 89 on February 26.

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