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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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All alone on stage, actress Marilyn Monroe sings ‘Happy Birthday’
to President John F. Kennedy, New York, on this day in 1962. 

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President John Kennedy acknowledges cheers at Madison Square
Garden during his pre-birthday salute.

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

 


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   It was on this day in 1992.

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Amy Elizabeth Fisher will turn 42 August 21.

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Peter Dennis Blandford "Pete" Townshend is 72 years old today.

Pete Townshend had plans to become a graphic artist before his music career
took off after his grandmother bought him his first guitar in 1956.

After having a spiritual awakening and becoming a Baba disciple, he was one
of very few rock stars who opposed the use of psychedelic drugs.

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931)

Edison sold candy, newspapers, and vegetables to train passengers who
were going from Port Huron to Detroit. He felt that the invention of sound
in film had ruined the medium.

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ED ASNER IS 87 YEARS OLD TODAY

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Yitzhak Edward "Ed" Asner 


Ed Asner is an actor, voice actor and a former president of the
Screen Actors Guild. He is primarily known for his role as Lou
Grant
during the 1970s and early 1980s, on both The Mary
Tyler Moore Show
and its spin-off series Lou Grant (both CBS),
making him one of the few television actors to portray the same
leading character in both a comedy and a drama. He is also
known for playing Santa Claus in the comedy film Elf (2003)
and its animated remake Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas
(2014). He attended the University of Chicago and served
in the U.S. Signal Corps.

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ACTIVIST BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1880



Helen Adams Keller
(June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968)

Helen Keller, though deaf and blind, became a women’s suffragist and
political activist. She published twelve books and a number of articles
over the coarse of her life.

She contracted a disease when she was nineteen months old (likely
scarlet fever or meningitis) that left her blind and deaf. As a young
child, she developed a repertoire of physical signs which she used
to communicate with her parents and with the young daughter of the
Keller family’s cook.

Helen Keller become widely known through the dramatic depictions of 
a 1959 play and the 1962 film The Miracle Worker.

               

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PORTRAIT CHANGE ANNOUNCED TODAY


Harriet Tubman (born Araminta Ross)  (1822 – March 10, 1913)

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew (below) announced plans today for Harriet Tubman
to replace U.S. President Andrew Jackson as the portrait on the front side of the
twenty-dollar bill. The exact design will be announced in 2020.


Tubman, was a Christian African-American, born into slavery who became a humanitarian, abolitionist and one of the leaders’ of the Underground Railroad
during the American Civil War as a Union spy. she became an icon of American 
courage and freedom.


Jacob Joseph "Jack" Lew.


A current $20 bill with the seventh U.S. President (1829–37), Andrew
Jackson
who has been featured on the bill since 1928.

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