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TIM MAGUIRE

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The Edmund Fitzgerald, an ore-hauling ship, and its crew of 29
vanished during a storm in Lake Superior on this day in 1975.

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Soviet leader Leonid I. Brezhnev died of a heart attack at age 75
on this day in 1982. He was suceeded by Yuri V. Andropov.

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Henry M. Stanley, journalist and explorer, found David Livingstone
on this day in 1871. Livingston was a missing Scottish missionary
in central Africa. Stanley delivered his famous greeting: "Dr.
Livingstone, I presume?"

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On this day in 1969, "Sesame Street" made its debut on PBS.

Sesame Street is a long-running educational children’s television series that
combines live action, sketch comedy, animation and puppetry. It is produced
by Sesame Workshop (formerly known as the Children’s Television Workshop)
and was created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett.


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BOOK MADE ITS DEBUT ON THIS DAY IN 1926

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Author A.A. Milne is most famous for his Winnie The Pooh book about a boy
named
Christopher Robin after his son, Christopher Robin Milne, and various characters inspired by his son’s stuffed animals, most notably the bear named Winnie-the-Pooh.

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Alan Alexander Milne with his son Christopher Robin Milne and his
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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Patty Hearst got prison time on this day in 1976.

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Author F. Scott Fitzgerald was born on this day in 1896.


His other novels include This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and Damned,
and Tender Is the Night. He was so intelligent as a child that he was given
permission to attend only a half-day of
school, and he could decide which
half.

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Mike Wallace (left) and Harry Reasoner.

The television series "60 Minutes" premiered on CBS
on this day in 1968.

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On this day in 1957, the Brooklyn Dodgers played their last game at Ebbets
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Jane and Jim Henson.

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Jim Henson and friends.

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James Maury "Jim" Henson
(September 24, 1936 – May 16, 1990)

Jim Henson was the beloved puppeteer and creator of 
The Muppets, Sesame Street, and Fraggle Rock. He
created the iconic puppets Kermit the Frog, Oscar the
Grouch, and Bert and Ernie. He was honored on the
Hollywood Walk of Fame as both himself and Kermit
the Frog.

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SANDY KOZEL

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The newborn Dionne Quints of Canada

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The Dionne quintuplets were born on this day in 1934 near
Callender, Ontario, to Olivia and Elzire Dionne. The babies
were the first quintuplets to survive infancy.

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The Dionne Quints, grown up at 18 in 1952.

 

The remaining Dionne Quintuplets of Canada
The remaining Dionne Quintuplets of Canada.   

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Ian Lancaster Fleming (May 28, 1908 – August 12, 1964)

Ian Fleming was an English author, journalist and naval intelligence officer
who is best known for his James Bond series of spy novels.

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Edward VIII (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew
Patrick David) (June 23, 1894 – May 28, 1972) 

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National League club owners voted on this day in 1957 to allow the Brooklyn
Dodgers to move to Los Angeles and that the New York Giants could move
to San Francisco.
 

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