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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Union Gen. William T. Sherman and his troops began their "March
to the Sea" during the
U.S. Civil War on this day in 1864.

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William Tecumseh Sherman (February 8, 1820 – February 14, 1891)

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On this day in 1806, explorer Zebulon Pike spotted the mountaintop
that became known as Pikes Peak (above).

 

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Zebulon Montgomery Pike
(January 5, 1779 – April 27, 1813)

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On this day in 1777, The Continental Congress approved the
Articles of Confederation, precursor to the
U.S. Constitution.

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In Washington,
DC. on this day in 1969, a quarter of a million
protesters staged a peaceful demonstration against the
Vietnam War.

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A judge in Mineola, NY, sentenced Joey Buttafuoco (right) to six
months in jail for the statutory rape of Amy Fisher (left). Fisher
was serving a prison sentence for shooting and wounding
Buttafuoco’s wife, Mary Jo.

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Amy Elizabeth Fisher turned 43 August 21.


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                                          Joseph A. Buttafuoco turned 61 March 11.

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MIKE GRACIA

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Communist East Germany opened its borders on this day in
1989, allowing its citizens to travel freely to West Germany.

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On this day in 1938, Nazi troops and sympathizers destroyed and
looted 7,500 Jewish businesses, burned 267 synagogues, killed 91
Jews, and rounded up over 25,000 Jewish men in an event that
became known as Kristallnacht or "Night of Broken Glass."

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The great Northeast blackout occurred on this day in 1965, as
several states and parts of Canada were hit by a series of power
failures lasting up to 13 1/2 hours.

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Dylan Marlais Thomas (October 27, 1914 – November 9, 1953)

Thomas came to be appreciated as a popular poet during his lifetime, though
he found earning a living as a writer difficult. He began augmenting his income
with reading tours and radio broadcasts.

At the post-mortem, the pathologist found three causes of death – pneumonia,
brain swelling and a fatty liver. Despite his heavy drinking his liver showed no
sign of cirrhosis. He was only 39.

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Arthur William Matthew "Art" Carney
(November 4, 1918 – November 9, 2003)

Actor in film, stage, television and radio, Art Carney is best known
for playing sewer worker Ed Norton opposite Jackie Gleason‘s Ralph
Kramden
in the CBS television sitcom The Honeymooners from 1955
to 1956. He won
the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in
Harry and Tonto (1974). Carney died in his sleep of natural causes
on November 9, 2003, 5 days after his 85th birthday, near his home
in Westbrook, Connecticut.

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Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, and Audey Meadows

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Art Carney as a department store Santa Clause in the
1960 Twilight Zone episode "Night of the Meek".
  

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HENRY WINKLER IS 72 YEARS OLD TODAY

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Henry Franklin Winkler was born in New York City.

Henry Winkler rose to fame as the greaser mechanic The Fonz on Happy Days
during the 1970s on ABC. He has since had multiple roles in film and television.

Winkler made his acting debut in his 8th grade school production of Billy Budd,
after which he earned his bachelor’s degree from Emerson College in 1967 and
graduated from Yale School of Drama in 1970.

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Henry Winkler and Ron Howard

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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Over Rogers Dry Lake in Southern California on this day in 1947, pilot Chuck Yeager flew the Bell X-1 rocket plane and became the first person to break
the sound barrier.

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Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager turned 94 on February 13.

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The Battle of Hastings occurred in England on this day in 1066. The Norman forces of William the Conqueror defeated King Harold II of England.

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On this day in 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was awarded the
Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent resistance to racial prejudice
in America. He was the youngest person to receive the award.

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Former President Theodore Roosevelt was shot while campaigning
in Milwaukee, WI. on this day in 1912. His wound in the chest was
not serious and he continued with his planned speech. William
Schrenk was captured at the scene of the shooting.

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Bloodstained shirt worn by Roosevelt, photographed following the
assassination attempt.  

 

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William Schrenk

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Singer Bing Crosby died of a heart attack at the age of 74 on this day in1977.

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Harry Lillis
"Bing" Crosby Jr. (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977)

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Bing Crosby (right) on Pebble Beach in 1977.

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1923

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High School yearbook, 1941

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Heston as Moses from The Ten Commandments.

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Charlton Heston (John Charles Carter)
(October 4, 1923 – April 5, 2008)


As a Hollywood star, Charlton Heston appeared in 100 films
over the course of 60 years. He played Moses in  The Ten
Commandments
(1956), for which he received his first
nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor –
Motion Picture Drama
. He also starred in  Ben-Hur (1959),
for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor, and
Planet of the Apes (1968).

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