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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1998, President Bill Clinton’s Grand Jury testimony in the
Monica Lewinsky scandal is aired on national television.

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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again
is a
children’s fantasy
novel
by English author J. R. R. Tolkien. It was published on
this day in 1937 to wide critical acclaim, being nominated for
the
Carnegie Medal and awarded a prize from the New York
Herald Tribune
for best juvenile fiction.

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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (January 3, 1892 – September 2,1973)

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On this day in 1970,  "NFL Monday Night Football" made its debut on
ABC-TV. The game was between the Cleveland Browns and the New
York Jets. The Browns won 31-21.


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The booth team: Howard Cosell, Keith Jackson and Don Meredith.

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Sandra Day O’Connor was confirmed as the first woman to serve as a
Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court on this day in 1981. President Ronald
(above) made the appointment.

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Sandra Day O’Connor turned 87 in March.

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Stephen Edwin King is 70 years old today.

Author Stephen King‘s bestselling horror, science fiction, and suspense
novels include Carrie, The Shining, Misery, and The Dark Tower series. His numerous literary honors include a
Bram Stoker Award, an O. Henry Award,
and a National Book Foundation Medal.

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William (Bill) James Murray is 67 years old today.

Comedian and actor Bill Murray was nominated for an Academy
Award for Best Actor for his starring role in the 2003 film Lost
in Translation. Murray’s best known films include Caddyshack,
Ghostbusters, and Groundhog Day. Prior to his film career, he
was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1977 to 1980. In
his youth, he worked as a golf caddy to fund his high school
education. Bill began taking pre-med courses at Regis University
in Denver, Colorado, but dropped out.

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From Caddyshack, 1980.

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Bill Murry in the 1993 comedy Groundhog Day.

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From Goastbusters, 1984.

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SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1967

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Original airing on CBS-TV: September 11, 1967 – March 29, 1978

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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President Gerald Ford granted an unconditional pardon to former President Richard Nixon on this day in 1974.   

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It began on this day in 1941.

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The Dutch surrendered New Amsterdam to the British, who then
renamed it New York on this day in 1664.
 

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NBC-TV aired the first episode of "Star Trek" entitled "The Man Trap"
on this day in 1966. The show was canceled on September 2, 1969.

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Isaac Sidney "Sid" Caesar
(September 8, 1922 – February 12, 2014)

Comic actor and writer Sid Caesar is best known for
two pioneering 1950s live NBC television series:
Your
Show of Shows
, which was a 90-minute weekly show
watched by 60 million people, and its successor,

Caesar’s Hour, both influenced later generations of
comedians.

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The comedy team of Carl Reiner, Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca.

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BOB NEWHART IS 88 YEARS OLD TODAY

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George Robert Newhart

Actor/comedian Bob Newhart starred in The Bob Newhart Show on CBS
(1972-1978) as well as the sitcoms Newhart and Bob. He made several
appearances on various variety shows, such as The Dean Martin Show,
The Ed Sullivan Show, and guest hosted The Tonight Show 87 times. He
studied at Loyola Law School but never completed his degree and worked
as an accountant.

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AMONG SOME GREAT MEMORIES

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The Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon
was an annual event held
on the eve of and during the
Labor Day holiday to raise money for the
Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). The show was founded and
hosted by actor and comedian
Jerry Lewis, who hosted the broadcast
from its 1966 inception until 2010. We recently lost Jerry on August
20. He was 91 years old.

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