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WASHINGTON ARTIFACT GOES ON DISPLAY

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Charles Wilson Peale’s portrait of Washington commemorating the victory at Princeton.

(FoxNews) – The storied blue sash worn by George Washington (above) during
the Revolutionary War has gone on display at Philadelphia’s Museum of the
American Revolution. The sash, on loan from Harvard’s Peabody Museum of
Ethnography and Archaeology, was rediscovered several years ago by Dr.
Philip Mead, chief historian and director of curatorial affairs at the Museum of
the American Revolution. Mead found the artifact at the Peabody Museum,
where it had essentially been hidden in plain sight for decades. He spent years
studying the sash before concluding that it was indeed the one worn by
Washington.

The sash (below) which is on display until Oct. 9, is featured with a 1776 portrait
of Washington by Philadelphia artist Charles Willson Peale, which depicts him
wearing the sash. The portrait is on loan from the Brooklyn Museum.

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Washington’s uniform sash.

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George Washington depicted in the Battle of Princeton.

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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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REVIEWING PAST WORLD NEWS

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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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