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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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       It was on this day in 1932.

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Burt Freeman Bacharach is celebrating birthday 89 today.

Burt Bacharach has composed hundreds of popular hit songs from
the late 1950s through the 1980s, many with lyrics written by Hal
David
. A six-time Grammy Award winner and three-time Academy
Award
winner, Bacharach’s songs have been recorded by more
than 1,000 different artists. As of 2014, he had written 73 US and
52 UK Top 40 hits. He is considered one of the most important
composers of 20th-century popular music.

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A RECAP OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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ROSS SIMPSON

 

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President George W. Bush, wearing a flight suit after landing on
the flight deck of the Abraham Lincoln in an S3–Viking aircraft.

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President George W. Bush declares the end of major combat in
Iraq on this day in 2003.

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Francis Gary Powers
(August 17, 1929 – August 1, 1977)

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The Empire State Building in New York was dedicated and
opened on this day in 1931. It was 102 stories tall and was
the tallest building in the world at the time.

    

        
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"Citizen Kane," directed and starring Orson Welles, premiered
in New York on this day in 1941.

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Orson Welles arriving at the premiere of “Citizen Kane”.

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1980.

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The burned remains of a C-130 cargo plane used in the aborted
raid to rescue U.S. embassy hostages.

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Barbara Joan "Barbra" Streisand is 75 today.

Barbra Streisand is among a small group of entertainers
who have been honored with an
Emmy, Grammy, Oscar,
and Tony Award
, and is one of only two artists who have
also won a Peabody. Streisand is one of the best-selling
music artists of all time
, with more than 68.5 million albums
in the U.S.and a total of 145 million records sold worldwide.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor) 

Queen Elizabeth, the longest reigning monarch in British
history is 91 today.

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The Queen and Prince Philip.

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The notorious German flying ace known as “The Red
Baron”, was killed in action by Allied
fire on this day
in 1918.
 


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The Baron prepares for a flight over British lines in his Fokker
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The original Broadway production opened on this day in 1977.

The original Broadway production ran for nearly six years, setting a record for
the Alvin Theatre (now the Neil Simon Theatre). It won the Tony Award for Best
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IT WAS RETALIATION ON THIS DAY IN 1942

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The Doolittle Raid, also known as the Tokyo Raid, on Saturday, April 18, 1942,
was an air raid by the United States on the Japanese capital Tokyo and other
locations on the island of Honshu during World War II, the first air strike to strike
the Japanese Home Islands. It demonstrated that Japan itself was vulnerable to
American air attack, served as retaliation for the Japanese attack on Pearl
Harbor
on Sunday, December 7, 1941, and provided an important boost to
American morale. The raid was planned and led by Lieutenant Colonel James
"Jimmy"
Doolittle
(below) of the United States Army Air Forces.

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Mission commander Jimmy Doolittle (left front) with members
of his Tokyo Raiders. 

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Jimmy Doolittle in his North American B-25B

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On May 19, 1942, President Roosevelt bestows Congressional
Medal of Honor on Brigadier General James Doolittle for the
successful raid on Tokyo.

 

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James Harold "Jimmy" Doolittle
(December 14, 1896 – September 27, 1993)

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