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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Elvis Presley died at the age of 42 in Memphis, TN. of coronary
arrhythmia on this day in 1977.

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The Graceland viewing of Elvis.

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It was on this day in 1948.

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George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. (February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948)

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Sports Illustrated was published for the first time on this day in
1954. It was claimed that 250,000 subscriptions had been sold
before the first issue came off of the presses.

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Known as “The
Queen of Pop", Madonna Louise Ciccone is 59 years 
young today.

Madonna grew up in an Italian-American household and was a straight A
student, as well as a cheerleader, in high school. After earning a degree
from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, she
moved to New York City to pursue dance.

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BUDDY GOT MARRIED ON THIS DAY IN 1958

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Buddy Holly and Maria Elena Santiago (above) were married in a
private ceremony at his parents home in Lubbock,
TX.

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Buddy and Elena with Buddy’s parents.

Buddy & Maria Elena Holly

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María Elena Holly will be 85 on December 20.

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On this day in 1945, the Allies proclaimed V-J Day a day after
Japan agreed to surrender unconditionally.

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It began on this day in 1969.

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India became independent from Britain and was divided into the countries of India and Pakistan. India had been under British
about 200 years.

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It was on this day in 1998.

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On this day in 1914, the Panama Canal was officially opened to commercial traffic as an American ship sailed from the Atlantic
to the Pacific Ocean. The first vessel to pass through the canal
was the American cargo and passenger ship SS Ancon.
 

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"The Wizard of Oz" premiered in Hollywood, CA. on this day in 1939
and Judy Garland became famous for the movie’s song “Somewhere
Over the Rainbow.” 


The Hollywood premiere of the movie was at
Grauman’s Chinese
Theatre
(above).

Judy Garland performing the song “Over the Rainbow” for the film
The Wizard of Oz.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY IN 1896

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On this day in 1896 – Gold was discovered in Canada’s Yukon
Territory. Within the next year more than 30,000 people rushed
to the area looking for gold.

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Miner’s camp at the head of the Yukon River during the Klondike
Gold Rush.

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AREA ESTABLISHED ON THIS DAY IN 1848

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Originally inhabited by Native Americans, The Territory of Oregon was an 
organized incorporated territory of the United States that existed from
August 14, 1848, until February 14, 1859, when the southwestern portion
of the territory was admitted to the
Union as the State of Oregon.

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