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ESCAPE ARTIST BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1874

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Harry Houdini (Erik Weisz/Harry Weiss)
(March 24, 1874 – October 31, 1926)

Houdini was a magician and escape artist whose most difficult stunt entailed
escaping from handcuffs that took a locksmith five years to build.

In his youth, he took a job as a trapeze artist under the name Ehrich, the
Prince of the Air, and was a successful cross-country runner. Houdini made
several movies, but quit acting when it failed to bring in money. He was also
was an accomplished aviator (below), and aimed to become the first man to
fly a plane in Australia.

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RECAPPING PAST WORLD NEWS

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President Clinton Commits the United States to the Kosovo War on
this day in 1999.

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RECAPPING WORLD NEWS EVENTS

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The assignation of Julius Caesar on this day in 44 B.B. The Roman
leader was stabbed 23 times by a mob of mutinous senators.

                   

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President Johnson making his historic ‘We Shall Overcome’
speech during a joint session of Congress.

On this day in 1965, as the nation reeled from the "Bloody Sunday" beatings
of civil
rights marchers in Selma, Ala.
, President Lyndon B. Johnson made a
stirring call upon Congress to ensure the voting rights of black Americans.

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My Fair Lady Original Playbill
Opened March 15, 1956 and Closed September
29, 1962 after 2717 performances.

 

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MONKEY MEMBER IS 72 TODAY

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Micky Dolenz in Circus Boy.

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George Michael "Micky" Dolenz, Jr. was born in Los Angeles, CA.

Micky Dolenz was the drummer and lead vocalist with the 1960s rock band
The Monkees. The group rose to fame on the TV series The Monkees and
went on to release a number of hits including "Last Train to Clarksville" and
"Daydream Believer."

Since Davy Jones‘s death in 2012, Dolenz has been the only member of
The Monkees who has been with the band continuously since its inception
in 1965.

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FILM HISTORIAN HAS DIED AT 84

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Robert Jolin Osborne (May 3, 1932 – March 6, 2017) was born in
Colfax, Washington.

Osborne left the air in early 2016 due to an undisclosed health issue. His
death was announced by Turner Classic Movies this morning. The cause
of death was not immediately announced.

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