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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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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1923

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High School yearbook, 1941

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Heston as Moses from The Ten Commandments.

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Charlton Heston (John Charles Carter)
(October 4, 1923 – April 5, 2008)


As a Hollywood star, Charlton Heston appeared in 100 films
over the course of 60 years. He played Moses in  The Ten
Commandments
(1956), for which he received his first
nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor –
Motion Picture Drama
. He also starred in  Ben-Hur (1959),
for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor, and
Planet of the Apes (1968).

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CAREER HOMER HIT ON THIS DAY IN 1969

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Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan left Spain on this day in 1519 to
find a route to the Spice Islands of Indonesia. Magellan was killed during
the trip, but one of his ships eventually made the journey.

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On this day in 1958, Martin Luther King, Jr. was signing books at a store in
Harlem when a woman stabbed him in the chest with a letter opener. The
sharp instrument went through his sternum and came close.

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King during his hospital stay.

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Holocaust survivor and Nazi Hunter Simon Wiesenthal died on this
day in 2005. He was 96.

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Wiesenthal’s grave marker in Israel.

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It was on this day in 1973.

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On this day in 1973, singer Jim Croce was killed in a plane crash on his way
to Sherman,
TX, for a concert. Maury Muehleisen and four others were also
killed.

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Sophia Loren (Sofia Costanza Brigida Villani Scicolone) 
is 83 today.

Italian actress Sophia Loren won an Academy Award for Best
Actress for her role as Cesira in the 1962 film Two Women. She
voiced the character Mama Topolino in the 2011 Disney feature
Cars 2. Before fame, she was a finalist for a beauty pageant in
Naples at the age of fourteen.

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April 6, 1962

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TWIGGY IS 68 YEARS YOUNG TODAY

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Twiggy (Lesley Hornby)

English fashion model Twiggy is known for her very thin look during the
1960s. She popularized the ‘bob’ haircut and heavy eye make up. After
modelling, Twiggy enjoyed a successful career as a screen, stage, and
television actress. Her role in The Boy Friend (1971) brought her two
Golden Globe Awards. She has hosted her own series Twiggy’s People,
in which she interviewed celebrities.

 

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