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Under the Indian Ocean, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake sent 500-mph
waves across the Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal on this day in
2004. The tsunami killed at least 283,000 people in a dozen
countries, including Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Sumatra, Thailand
and India.

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Six-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey was found beaten and strangled to death in the basement of her family’s home in Boulder,
CO on this day in 1996.

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On this day in 1941, Winston Churchill became the first British prime minister to address a joint meeting of the
U.S. Congress.

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Tennessee Williams’ play "The Glass Menagerie"
was first performed publicly, at the Civic Theatre
in Chicago,
IL. on this day in 1944.

Anthony Ross, Laurette Taylor, Eddie Dowling and Julie Haydon in
the Broadway production of “The Glass Menagerie”.

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Harry S. Truman
(May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972)

Truman served as the 33rd President of the United States (1945–1953),
taking the office upon the death of
Franklin D. Roosevelt.

On December 5, 1972, Truman was admitted to Kansas City’s
Research
Hospital and
Medical Center
with lung congestion from pneumonia. He
developed multiple organ failure and died at 7:50 am on December 26
at the age of 88.

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Although one paper decided early that Dewey won, Truman was victorious, November 4, 1948.

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SHIRLEY JONES IS 83 TODAY

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Shirley Mae Jones was born in Charleroi, Pennsylvania.

Musical actress Shirley Jones starred as the mom of The Partridge Family on
ABC-TV from  September 25, 1970 – March 23, 1974. She won the Miss
Pittsburgh contest in 1952.

 

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DAWN WELLS IS 78 TODAY

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Dawn Wells as Miss Nevada in 1959.

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Dawn Elberta Wells was born in Reno, Nevada.

Actress Dawn Wells played Mary Ann Summers on the CBS 
television series Gilligan’s Island (1964-1967). She later
opened boot camp for actors. Wells gained the title of Miss
Nevada after competing in the Miss America pageant. She 
made her TV debut in a 1961 episode of The Everglades,
playing the character Piney.

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TV ACTRESS LYNDA CARTER IS 65 TODAY


Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman.


Lynda Carter (Linda Jean Córdova Carter) was born in Phoenix, AZ. 

Linda Carter played Wonder Woman, TV’s first female superhero, from 1975
to 1979 (ABC/CBS). She entered a local beauty contest and soon became Miss
World USA in 1972. Lynda tried out for the role of Captain Kathryn Janeway on 
the UPN-TV series Star Trek: Voyager.

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