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COMIC STRIP DABUT ON THIS DAY IN 1934

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The comic strip Li’l Abner appeared in many newspapers across the United
States, Canada and Europe.  It was written and drawn by
Al Capp. The strip
ran for 43 years, from August 13, 1934 through November 13, 1977 and was
distributed by
United Feature Syndicate.

    
    
    

    

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Al Capp (Alfred Gerald Caplin)
(September 28, 1909 – November 5, 1979)

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Camille Bohannon

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It began on this day in 1965.

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President Ronald Reagan’s bombing Russia joke during a voice
test for a political advertisement causes a Cold War flap on this
day in 1984.

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On this day in 1992, in Bloomington, MN, the Mall of America
opened. It was the largest shopping mall in the
United States.

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Haley’s photo from his Service Record.

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Alexander Murray Palmer "Alex" Haley
(August 11, 1921 – February 10, 1992)

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Paul Jackson Pollock (January 28, 1912 – August 11, 1956)

Jackson Pollock was one of the greatest artists of his generation, well known
for his innovative style of drip painting (shown below). He died at the age of
44 after driving drunk and crashing into a tree in New York.   

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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England’s Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer were married
on this day in 1981.

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Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini
(July 29, 1883 – April 28 1945)
 

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Vincent Willem van Gogh (March 30, 1853 – July 29, 1890)

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Vincent van Gogh: Olive Trees with Yellow Sky. Oil on Canvas
Saint-Rémy: November, 1889.

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RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1938

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"Begin the Beguine" is a popular song written by Cole Porter. It
became such a classic during World War II that Max Beckmann
adopted the title for a painting in 1946 that is now at University
of Michigan Museum of Art
(below).

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Begin the Beguine painting by Max Beckmann.

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Artie Shaw (Arthur Jacob Arshawsky)
(May 23, 1910 – December 30, 2004)

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ROSS SIMPSON

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John Lennon (left) and Paul McCartney were introduced to each
other on this day in 1957.
 

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The first All-Star baseball game was held in Chicago on this day
in 1933. The American League beat the National League 4-2.

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The Biafran War erupted on this day in 1967. The war
lasted two-and-a-half years. About 600,000 people died.

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Frida Kahlo de Rivera (Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón)
(July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954).
 

Mexican painter Frida Kahlo was associated with Surrealism and Magic Realism
and is best known for her 55 self-portraits. She was inspired by the indigenous
Mexican culture and Mexican mythology. Her childhood home, Casa Azul, was transformed into a Mexico City museum and tourist attraction after her death.

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Trailblazing athlete Althea Gibson became the first African-American player to win the Wimbledon women’s singles tennis title on this day
in 1957.

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Roy Rogers (Leonard Franklin Slye)
(November 5, 1911 – July 6, 1998)

Known as the "King of the Cowboys", Roy Rogers 
appeared in over 100 films and numerous radio
and television episodes of The Roy Rogers Show
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