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PAINTING SETS WORLD AUCTION RECORD

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The painting ‘Salvator Mundi’ by Leonardo da Vinci at Christie’s.

(Fox News) – A painting by Italian Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci that
depicts Jesus Christ holding an orb sold for a world record $450.3 million at
Christie’s auction house in New York Wednesday night.

The painting, called "Salvator Mundi," Italian for "Savior of the World," is one of
fewer than 20 paintings by Leonardo known to exist and the only one in private
hands. The buyer was not immediately identified.

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Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519) 
    
   

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SMOKEY BEAR IS 73 YEARS OLD TODAY

Smokey Bear’s debut poster (above) was released on August 9, 1944, which is
considered his birthday. Overseen by the Cooperative Forest Fire Prevention
Campaign, the first poster was illustrated by Albert Staehle. That same year,
Forest Service worker Rudy Wendelin became the full-time campaign artist;
he was considered Smokey Bear’s "manager" until he retired in 1973.   

  
  
  
  
  
 

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Artist Albert Staehle

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ROSS SIMPSON

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             (February 22, 1732  – December 14, 1799)

George Washington’s older half-brother, Lawrence, used personal connections
with the Fairfax family to have him appointed official surveyor for Culpeper
County, a prestigious position.

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Andy Warhol (Andrew Warhola) (August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987)  

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BRIAN THOMAS

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Norman Perceval Rockwell (February 3, 1894 – November 8, 1978)

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Launch of space shuttle Discovery on it’s Maiden Voyage in 1995.

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               Astronaut Eileen Collins at pilot’s station onboard
               shuttle Discovery.

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