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MIKE GRACIA

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In a debate between candidates for vice president of the United States,  
Democratic Lloyd Bentsen (left) told Republican Dan Quayle (right),
"You’re no Jack Kennedy
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The Los Angeles Dodgers were winning 2-1 and Barry Bonds had
four-hundred ninety-nine career home runs. Then in the bottom of
the eighth inning, Bonds (above) hit a 2-0 fastball from reliever
Terry Adams into McCovey Cove giving the Giants a 3-2 lead, an
eventual victory, and a spectacular five-hundredth career home
run.

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Barry Lamar Bonds turned 54 July 24.

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LOCAL CLAYMATION CREATOR DIES AT 70

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Will Vinton (November 17, 1947 – October 4, 2018)

(Portland, Oregon) – Will Vinton, the creator of the beloved Claymation
characters of the 1980s, like the California Raisins and the Domino’s
Pizza Noid, has died. His family announced his death in a Facebook
post Thursday afternoon. They said he battled multiple myeloma, a
cancer in white blood cells, for 12 years. Vinton won an
Oscar for his
work and several
Emmy Awards and Clio Awards for his studio’s work.

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The California Raisins

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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Tim maguire
TIM MAGUIRE

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The first televised debate between presidential candidates Richard
M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy took place in Chicago,
IL. on this
day in 1960.

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The musical "West Side Story" opened at the Winter Garden Theatre
on this day in 1957.

The Broadway production ran for 732 performances before going on tour. It
was nominated for six
Tony Awards including Best Musical in 1957, but the
Best Musical award went to
Meredith Willson‘s The Music Man.

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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DIANE KEPLY

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On this day in 1957, the Arkansas National Guard was ordered by Governor Orval Faubus to keep nine black students from going into
Little Rock’s Central High School.

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Orval Eugene Faubus (January 7, 1910 – December 14, 1994)

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The Ford Motor Company began selling the Edsel on this day in
1957. The car was so unpopular that it was taken off the market
two years later.

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Los Angeles, CA, was founded by Spanish settlers on this day in
1781. The original name was "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora La Reina
de Los Angeles de Porciuncula," which translates as "The Town of
the Queen of Angels."

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View of a statue depicting the Governor Felipe de Neve, in Los
Angeles Plaza.

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George Eastman registered the name "Kodak" and patented his
roll-film camera on this day in 1888. The camera took 100 photos 
per roll.

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On this day in 1972, swimmer Mark Spitz captured his seventh
Olympic gold medal in the 400-meter medley relay event at Munich, Germany. Spitz was the first Olympian to win seven gold medals.

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Mark Andrew Spitz turned 68 in February.

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Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is 37 years young today.

Former member of the R&B girl group Destiny’s Child who also
became a widely successful solo artist. She has won a total of 2
2 Grammy Awards for songs such as "
Single Ladies (Put a Ring
on It)
," "Drunk in Love" and "Crazy in Love." She won her first
school talent show with her rendition of "Imagine" by
John
Lennon.

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POPULAR PLAYWRIGHT HAS DIED AT 91

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Marvin Neil Simon  (July 4, 1927 – August 26, 2018)

NEW YORK (AP) — Playwright Neil Simon, a master of comedy whose
laugh-filled hits such as "The Odd Couple," ”Barefoot in the Park" and
his "Brighton Beach" trilogy dominated Broadway for decades, has died.

A longtime friend said Simon died early Sunday of complications from
pneumonia surrounded by family at New York Presbyterian Hospital in
Manhattan.

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