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On this day in 1981.

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On this day in 1973.

Egypt and Syria attacked Israel in an attempt to win back territory that had
been lost in the third Arab-Israel war. Support for Israel led to a devastating
oil embargo against many nations including the
U.S. and Great Britain on
October 17, 1973. The war lasted 2 weeks.

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A UN weapons inspector in Iraq looking for WMD’s. The findings
were reported on this day in 2004 by chief weapons inspector
David Kay (below) told the senate there were,in fact, no weapons
of mass destruction. 

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On this day in 1989.

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On this day in 1927 "The Jazz Singer" opened in New York starring Al
Jolson. The film, the first ‘talkie,’ was based on the short story "The
Day of Atonement" by Sampson Raphaelson.

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Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan left Spain on this day in 1519 to
find a route to the Spice Islands of Indonesia. Magellan was killed during
the trip, but one of his ships eventually made the journey.

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On this day in 1958, Martin Luther King, Jr. was signing books at a store in
Harlem when a woman stabbed him in the chest with a letter opener. The
sharp instrument went through his sternum and came close.

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King during his hospital stay.

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Holocaust survivor and Nazi Hunter Simon Wiesenthal died on this
day in 2005. He was 96.

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Wiesenthal’s grave marker in Israel.

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It was on this day in 1973.

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On this day in 1973, singer Jim Croce was killed in a plane crash on his way
to Sherman,
TX, for a concert. Maury Muehleisen and four others were also
killed.

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Sophia Loren (Sofia Costanza Brigida Villani Scicolone) 
is 83 today.

Italian actress Sophia Loren won an Academy Award for Best
Actress for her role as Cesira in the 1962 film Two Women. She
voiced the character Mama Topolino in the 2011 Disney feature
Cars 2. Before fame, she was a finalist for a beauty pageant in
Naples at the age of fourteen.

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TWIGGY IS 68 YEARS YOUNG TODAY

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Twiggy (Lesley Hornby)

English fashion model Twiggy is known for her very thin look during the
1960s. She popularized the ‘bob’ haircut and heavy eye make up. After
modelling, Twiggy enjoyed a successful career as a screen, stage, and
television actress. Her role in The Boy Friend (1971) brought her two
Golden Globe Awards. She has hosted her own series Twiggy’s People,
in which she interviewed celebrities.

 

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RAQUEL WELCH IS 77 YEARS YOUNG TODAY

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Raquel in One Million Years B.C. (1966)

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Raquel Welch (Jo Raquel Tejada) born in Chicago
, Illinois.

International sex symbol Raquel Welch appeared in One Million Years B.C. Her
other films include 2001’s Legally Blonde and 1967’s The Oldest Profession. She
performed ballet for ten years. In 1964, she debuted in A House is Not a Home.

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Filming for the 1972 movie took place in Portland, Oregon. Real life
roller derby stars were used as extras.
 

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CINDY WILLIAMS IS 70 TODAY

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Cynthia Jane "Cindy" Williams was born in Los Angeles, California.

Cindy Williams starred as Shirley Feeney on the ABC television series Laverne
and Shirley
from 1976 to 1983. She also portrayed Laurie Henderson in the hit
1973 coming of age film American Graffiti. She debuted as an actress through
a variety of commercials for Foster Grant sunglasses (below).  

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A 1972 Foster Grant Commercial with Cindy Williams.

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