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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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It was on this day in 1964.

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Assassination of  President John F. Kennedy on  November 22, 1963.

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On this day in 1954, The"Tonight!" show made its debut on NBC-TV
with Steve Allen (below) as host.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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On this day in 1994, Civil war erupted in Rwanda between the
Patriotic Front rebel group and government soldiers. Hundreds
of thousands were slaughtered in the months that followed.

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Aftermath of the Genocide.

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Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947)

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The first long-distance TV transmission was sent from Washington,
DC, to New York City on this day in 1927. The audience saw an image
of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover (below).

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On this day in 1949, the musical "South Pacific" by Rodgers and Hammerstein debuted on Broadway.

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Billie Holiday (Eleanora Fagan) (April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959)

Holiday, was a jazz musician and singer-songwriter with a career
spanning nearly thirty years. Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend
and music partner
Lester Young, she had a huge influence on jazz
music and
pop singing.

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FORMER BLAZER HAS DIED AT 75

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Steve “Snapper” Jones (Stephen Howard Jones)
(October 17, 1942 – November 25,
2017)


Jones, was an ABA and NBA player, who played with the Portland Trail Blazers from 1975 to 1976. He later became known for his local work
as a television analyst for the Blazers. He was the brother of Nick Jones, another former ABA and NBA player.

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TV SHOW PREMIERED ON THIS DAY IN 1954

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Walt Disney Productions (later The Walt Disney Company) has produced an
anthology television series under several different titles since 1954.

The original version of the series premiered on ABC on Wednesday, October
27, 1954. The show was broadcast weekly on one of the Big Three television
networks
until 1990, a 36-year span with only a two-year hiatus from 1984 until
1985. The series was broadcast on Sunday for 25 of those years. From 1991
until 1997, the series aired infrequently and had only two hosts, Walt Disney
and Disney Chairman Michael Eisner. It is the second longest running prime-
time program
on American television, behind rival film anthology, the Hallmark
Hall of Fame
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Film trade headline for January 11, 1954.

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Walt Disney behind the camera.

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REVIEWING PAST WORLD NEWS

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From left: Naval aviators Floyd Bennett and Richard Byrd.

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William Martin "Billy" Joel is 68 years old today.

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and pianist Billy Joel gained fame
for his song "Piano Man" and became the third best-selling solo artist in the
United States. From 1973 to 2013, he wrote 33 top forty hits, including "Just
the Way You Are," which hit #3 in 1977.

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