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ED DANAHUE


NATO launched air strikes against Yugoslavia (Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo and Vojvodina) on this day in 1999. The attacks marked the
first time in its 50-year history that NATO attacked a sovereign
country. The bombings were in response to Serbia’s refusal to
sign a peace treaty with ethnic Albanians who were seeking independence for the province of Kosovo
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On this day in 1989, the Exxon Valdez spilled 11 million gallons of
oil in Alaska’s Prince William Sound after it ran aground.

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Elvis Presley was sworn in as a private in the U.S. Army on this
day in 1958.

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Elvis Presley receives a haircut on his first full day
as a member of the US Army.

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Playbill - April 1955
On this day in 1955, Tennessee Williams’ play
"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" debuted on Broadway.

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Ben Gazzara (left) and Burl Ives.

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Barbara Bel Geddes

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Thomas Lanier "Tennessee" Williams III
(March 26, 1911 – February 25, 1983)

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Denzel Washington and Halle Berry with their Academy Awards in 
2002.


Denzel Washington and Halle Berry famously became the first black actors to
win both lead acting awards in the same year. That same night, Sidney Poitier,
the first black man to win an Oscar, received an honorary award.

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SANDY KOZEL

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It was on this day in 1775, when American revolutionary Patrick
Henry declared, "give me liberty, or give me death!"

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The German Reichstag adopted the Enabling Act on this day in 1933
that effectively granted Adolf Hitler dictatorial legislative powers.

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On this day in 1983, President Ronald Reagan first proposed development of technology to intercept enemy missiles. The
proposal became known as the Strategic Defense Initiative
and "Star Wars."

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On this day in 2001, Russia’s orbiting Mir space station plunged into
the South Pacific after its 15-years of use.

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It was on this day in 1998.

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James Cameron (above) won three awards for "Titanic," for
director, best picture (as producer) and film editing.

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THE FIRST CEREMONY ON THIS DAY~1929

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The 1st Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the
Academy of Motion
Picture Arts
and Sciences
, honored the best films of 1927 and 1928 and 
took place on May 16, 1929 at a private dinner held at the
Hollywood
Roosevelt Hotel
in Los Angeles, California. The academy’s president
Douglas Fairbanks hosted the show. Tickets cost $5 and 270 people
attended the event. The presentation ceremony lasted 15 minutes. The
Awards were created by
Louis B. Mayer, founder of Louis B. Mayer
Pictures Corporation which merged into
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It is the
only Awards ceremony not to be broadcast either on radio or TV.
The
radio broadcast was aired
the following year in 1930
. The first television
broadcast was made by NBC on March 19, 1953.



 


Emil Jannings with the first ever Academy Award “Oscar”. He
one of Germany’s most popular actors.

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Janet Gaynor won the first Best Actress Academy Award
in the 1929 ceremony.

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GRAVE ROBBING ON THIS DAY IN 1978

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Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin (April 16, 1889 – December 25, 1977)


In one of history’s most famous cases of body-snatching, two men steal the
corpse of the revered film actor Sir Charles Chaplin from a cemetery in the
Swiss village of Corsier-sur-Vevey, located in the hills above Lake Geneva,
near Lausanne, Switzerland, on this day in 1978.

After a five-week investigation, police arrested two auto mechanics–
Roman Wardas, of Poland, and Gantscho Ganev, of Bulgaria–who on
May 17 led them to Chaplin’s body, which they had buried in a cornfield
about one mile from the Chaplin family’s home in Corsier.

A comic actor who was perhaps most famous for his alter ego, the Little
Tramp, Chaplin was also a respected filmmaker whose career spanned
Hollywood’s silent film era and the momentous transition to “talkies” in
the late 1920s. Chaplin died on Christmas Day in 1977, at the age of 88.

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The Little Tramp

In a 1995 survey of film critics worldwide, Chaplin was
voted the greatest actor in film history.

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On this day in 1992, Britain’s Prince Charles and Princess Diana announced they are separating.

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Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem, "The Charge of the Light Brigade,"
was published in England on this day in 1854.

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Solidarity Union leader Lech Walesa won Poland’s first direct
presidential election in the country’s history on this day in 1990.

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Lech Wałęsa turned 74 in September.

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Kirk Douglas in Spartacus 1960.

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Kirk Douglas (Issur Danielovitch) is 101 years old today.

Actor, producer, director, and author Kirk Douglas is one of the
last living people of the film industry’s
Golden Age. During his
career he appeared in more than 90 movies. He has received
three
Academy Award nominations, an Oscar for Lifetime
Achievement, and the
Presidential Medal of Freedom. As an
author, he has written ten novels and memoirs. Currently, he
is No. 17 on the
American Film Institute‘s list of the greatest
male screen legends of classic Hollywood cinema
.

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