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ANGELA LANSBURY IS 92 TODAY

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Dame Angela Brigid Lansbury was born in London, England.

Golden Globe-winning actress Angela Lansbury played Jessica Fletcher
on the CBS television series  Murder, She Wrote (1984-1996), and also
gained recognition for her role in Mame (1966). She also provided the
voice of the teapot Mrs. Potts in the 1991 animated film
Beauty and the
Beast.
She was nominated for an Oscar for her role in the 1945 film
The
Picture of Dorian Gray.

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PAST WORLD NEWS HEADLINES

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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Over Rogers Dry Lake in Southern California on this day in 1947, pilot Chuck Yeager flew the Bell X-1 rocket plane and became the first person to break
the sound barrier.

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Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager turned 94 on February 13.

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The Battle of Hastings occurred in England on this day in 1066. The Norman forces of William the Conqueror defeated King Harold II of England.

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On this day in 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was awarded the
Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent resistance to racial prejudice
in America. He was the youngest person to receive the award.

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Former President Theodore Roosevelt was shot while campaigning
in Milwaukee, WI. on this day in 1912. His wound in the chest was
not serious and he continued with his planned speech. William
Schrenk was captured at the scene of the shooting.

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Bloodstained shirt worn by Roosevelt, photographed following the
assassination attempt.  

 

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William Schrenk

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Singer Bing Crosby died of a heart attack at the age of 74 on this day in1977.

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Harry Lillis
"Bing" Crosby Jr. (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977)

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Bing Crosby (right) on Pebble Beach in 1977.

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RACING STAR IS 43 TODAY

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Ralph Dale Earnhardt, Jr. was born in Kannapolis, NC.

NASCAR racer Dale Earnhardt, Jr. won the Busch Series Championship in
1998 and 1999 and the Daytona 500 in 2004 and 2014. He went into his
first race with a car he co-owned with his half brother Kerry. Junior, as he
is called by many, won his 12th consecutive Sprint Cup Series Most Popular
Driver Award in 2014. He is the son of NASCAR Hall of Fame member Dale
Earnhardt Sr.

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Junior (left) with father Dale Sr. who was killed on February 18, 2001
on the final lap of the Daytona 500. 

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SIGOURNEY WEAVER IS 68 TODAY

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Sigourney Weaver played the resourceful action hero Ellen Ripley in Alien
(1979), Aliens (1986) for which she was nominated for the Academy Award
for Best Actress, Alien 3 (1992), and Alien Resurrection (1997). She also
played Dana Barrett in Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989) 
and Dr. Grace Augustine in Avatar (2009).
 

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Sigourney Weaver in Alien.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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MIKE  GRACIA

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On this day in 20001, 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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On this day in 1985.

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On this day in 1991.

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Clarence Thomas turned 69 on June  23.

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It was on this day in 1998.

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The musical "Cats" opened at the Winter Garden Theatre on this day
in 1982. In 1997 the show became the longest running show in
Broadway history.

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John J Mellencamp  (John Cougar Mellencamp) is 66 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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