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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1940, the 114-day Battle of Britain began during World
War II.

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The Telstar Communications satellite was launched on this day
in 1962. It relayed TV and telephone signals between Europe and
the U.S.

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Millard Fillmore (January 7, 1800 – March 8, 1874)

Following Zachary Taylor’s death, Millard Fillmore (above)
became the 13th President of the United States on this day
in 1850. He was the last member of the Whig Party to hold
the office of president.


Zachary Taylor (November 24, 1784 – July 9, 1850)

The identity and source of Taylor’s illness are the subject
of historical speculation, although it is known that Taylor
and several of his cabinet members had come down with
similar intestinal ailments on July 4, 1850, while attending
holiday celebrations during a fund-raising event.

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Shamil Salmanovich Basayev
(January 14, 1965 – July 10, 2006)
 

Basayev was a Chechen militant Islamist and
a leader of the Chechen movement.

He was killed by an explosion on July 10,
2006.  Controversy still surrounds who was
responsible for his death.

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Folk singer/songwriter Arlo Davy Guthrie is 71 years older today.

Like his father, Woody Guthrie, he is known for singing songs of protest
against
social injustice, and storytelling around a song.

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Voice actor/comedian Melvin Jerome Blanc
(May 30, 1908 – July 10, 1989)

Having earned the nickname The Man of a Thousand Voices, Blanc is
regarded as one of the most influential people in the
voice acting
industry
.

Mel Blanc died of advanced coronary artery disease on this day in
1989
at Cedars-Sinai, at the age of 81.

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Mel Blanc at the KGW radio studio in Portland,
Oregon, circa 1948.

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AMERICAS D.J. WAS BORN ON THIS DAY

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Kemal Amin "Casey" Kasem  (April 27, 1932 – June 15, 2014) Born in
Detroit, Michigan.

Casey Kasem was the famed disc jockey of American Top 40, a national radio
show from 1970 until his retirement in 2009. He also provided the voice of
“Shaggy” (below) in the animated Saturday morning TV series Scooby-Doo.

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The New York "Lantern" newspaper published the first "Uncle Sam cartoon" on this day in 1852. It quickly became the symbol of the
United States.

   
    
    
    
    
   

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On this day in 1925, a law in Tennessee that prohibited the teaching
of evolution went into effect. 
 

   

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On this day in 1996, the Dunblane Massacre occurred at a Scottish
elementary school.
Thomas Hamilton, pictured above, murdered
16 children and their
teacher before turning the gun on himself.

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Relatives near the Dunblane primary school on the day of the
shooting.

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The musical "Brigadoon" opened at the Ziegfeld Theater in New
York City on this day in 1947.

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Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865)

Abraham Lincoln was the sixteenth President of the United
States who led the country through the horrific American
Civil War. He also helped abolish slavery with the 13th
amendment.

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Charles Robert Darwin
(February 12, 1809 – April 19, 1882)

Charles Darwin was an English naturalist, geologist and
biologist, best known for his contributions to the science
of
evolution.

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On this day in 1999, United States President Clinton was acquitted by       
the
U.S. Senate on two impeachment articles. The charges were     
lying under oath to a federal grand jury and obstructing justice. He
is the second president in American history to be impeached.      
 
        
        
        
        
       
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President Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky.

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The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded on this day in 1909.

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Charles Monroe Schulz (November 26, 1922 – February 12, 2000)

Charles Schulz was a cartoonist best known for the comic strip Peanuts
which featured the characters
Charlie Brown and Snoopy, among others. He
is widely regarded as one of the most influential cartoonists of all time, cited
as a major influence by many later cartoonists, including
Jim Davis, Bill
Watterson
, and Matt Groening.

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Charlie Brown and his dog Snoopy.

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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Prohibition came to an end on this day in 1933, when Utah became
the 36th state to ratify the 21st Amendment to the
U.S.Constitution.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(January 27, 1756 – December 5, 1791)

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Walter Elias Disney (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966)

Animator- producer Walt Disney founded The Walt Disney Company and
created the iconic character Mickey Mouse and others. He produced such
classic films as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) Pinocchio (1940)  
and Cinderella (1950).



Walt Disney’s business envelope featured a self-portrait around 1921.

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Little Richard Preaching in 1958.

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Little Richard during his last show in Las Vegas.

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Little Richard (Richard Wayne Penniman)
is 85 years old today.

Rock ‘n’ roll icon Little Richard who sang "Good Golly Miss Molly” was inducted
into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He first
performed onstage when he was fourteen. His first single "Tutti Fritti” was
released in 1955.
 
On April 28, 2016, Little Richard’s friend, Bootsy Collins stated on his Facebook
page that, "he (Richard) is not in the best of health so I ask all the Funkateers to
lift him up” and on May 3, 2016, Rolling Stone reported that Little Richard and his
lawyer provided a health information update in which Richard stated, “I’m still
singing. I don’t perform like I used to, but I have my singing voice, I walk around,
I had hip surgery a while ago but I’m healthy.”

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Little Richard is now a Seventh-day Adventist Christian and is seen
here in a recent interview with no wig or make up.

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