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GRAMMY-WINNING SINGER HAS DIED AT 81

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Nancy Sue Wilson (February 20, 1937 – December 13, 2018)

Los Angeles (AP) – Nancy Wilson, the Grammy-winning "song stylist"
and torch singer whose polished pop-jazz vocals made her a platinum
artist and top concert performer, has died.

According to her manager and publicist Devra Hall Levy, Wilson, who
retired from touring in 2011, died after a long illness at her after a long
illness at her home in Pioneer town, a California desert community near
Joshua Tree National Park.

She received many nicknames including "Sweet Nancy", "The Baby",
"Fancy Miss Nancy" and "The Girl With the Honey-Coated Voice".

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THE NEWS THAT MADE HISTORY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1941,the United States entered World War II when it
declared war against Japan. The act came one day after the attack
on Pearl Harbor. Britain and Canada also declared war on Japan.

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Smoke rises from the battleship USS Arizona as it sinks during the
Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941.

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John Winston Ono Lennon (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980)

Lennon (left) signing a copy of Double Fantasy for Chapman several hours before the murder.
John Lennon (left) signing a copy of Double Fantasy album for Mark Chapman several hours before the murder.


In New York City on this day in 1980, Mark David Chapman shot former Beatle 
John Lennon to death. Earlier in the day, Lennon had autographed an album
for Chapman (above).


The main entrance to The Dakota, where Lennon was shot.

Mark Chapman's mugshot.
1980 mug shots.

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Mark David Chapman turned 63 May 10.

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HEADLINES THAT MADE HISTORY

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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The cornerstone of the Executive Mansion was laid in Washington,
DC. on this day in 1792. The building became known as the White
House in 1818.

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The 1903 World Series was the first modern World Series to be
played in Major League Baseball. It was between the Boston
Americans of the American League and the Pittsburgh Pirates
of the National League in a best-of-nine series, with Boston
prevailing five games to three, winning the last four.

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The Boston Americans

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The Pittsburgh Pirates.

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Paul Frederic Simon is 77 years old today.

Singer-songwriter Paul Simon is known for his partnership
with
Art Garfunkel in Simon & Garfunkel. He went on to find
solo success with albums like Graceland and Still  Crazy
After All These Years. Simon met
Garfunkel while both
were performing in Alice in Wonderland for their sixth
grade graduation and they went on to perform at school
dances together.

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NEWS THAT MADE HISTORY

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On this day in 2001, the U.S. and Great Britain began airstrikes in Afghanistan in response to that state’s support of terrorism and
Osama bin Laden. The act was the first military action taken in
response to the terrorist attacks on the U.S. on September 11,
2001.

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In this image taken from video, US President George W. Bush addresses the nation from the White House on October 7, 2001. He announced that US and British forces had begun airstrikes on Taliban and al Qaeda targets in Afghanistan. The United States linked the Sept. 11 attacks to al Qaeda, a group that operated under the protection of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. The military operation was launched to stop the Taliban from providing a safe haven to al Qaeda and to stop al Qaeda's use of Afghanistan as a base for terrorist activities.
President George W. Bush addresses the nation announcing the
airstrikes.

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US airstrikes destroy Taliban camp in Afghanistan.

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A cross marked the fence where 21-year-old Matthew Shepard
was robbed, beaten and left to die on this day in 1998. He was
lured by two men pretending to also be gay. Shepard was taken
to a hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado, where he died six days
later from severe head injuries. The fence has since been torn
down.

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Matthew Wayne "Matt" Shepard
(December 1, 1976 – October 12, 1998)

Shepard’s death inspired the play The Laramie Project, later
turned into a television movie, countless songs, a foundation
devoted to his memory along with a political lobbying effort
that pressed for, and eventually obtained, a new federal hate
crimes statute named after him.
 

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From left: Russell Henderson and Aaron McKinney
were charged with the murder of Matthew Shepard
and are both serving long prison terms.

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John J Mellencamp (previously known as John Cougar Mellencamp)
is 67 years old today.

Singer-songwriter John Mellencamp is best known for his #1 hit song, "Jack
& Diane." He has been nominated for more than ten Grammy Awards and
was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1952, Richard Nixon gave his "Checkers Speech". At
the time he was a candidate for
U.S. vice-president.

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The expedition of Meriwether Lewis (Left) and William Clark
(Right)
ended their trek to the Pacific Northwest on this day
in 1806.

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A replica of Fort Clatsop in the National Memorial at the mouth of the
Columbia River in Oregon.

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Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen is 69 years old today.

Known simply as The Boss, rock legend Bruce Springsteen struck
fame in 1975 with his critically acclaimed album Born to Run and
again in 1984 with his rock anthem "Born in the U.S.A." He won his
20th career Grammy Award in 2009 when his song "Working on a
Dream" took Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance.

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