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GRAVE ROBBING ON THIS DAY IN 1978

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Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin (April 16, 1889 – December 25, 1977)


In one of history’s most famous cases of body-snatching, two men steal the
corpse of the revered film actor Sir Charles Chaplin from a cemetery in the
Swiss village of Corsier-sur-Vevey, located in the hills above Lake Geneva,
near Lausanne, Switzerland, on this day in 1978.

After a five-week investigation, police arrested two auto mechanics–
Roman Wardas, of Poland, and Gantscho Ganev, of Bulgaria–who on
May 17 led them to Chaplin’s body, which they had buried in a cornfield
about one mile from the Chaplin family’s home in Corsier.

A comic actor who was perhaps most famous for his alter ego, the Little
Tramp, Chaplin was also a respected filmmaker whose career spanned
Hollywood’s silent film era and the momentous transition to “talkies” in
the late 1920s. Chaplin died on Christmas Day in 1977, at the age of 88.

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The Little Tramp

In a 1995 survey of film critics worldwide, Chaplin was
voted the greatest actor in film history.

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ACTRESS NANETTE FABRAY HAS DIED AT 97

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Nanette Fabray (Ruby Bernadette Nanette Fabares)
(October 27, 1920 – February 22, 2018)

(Fox News/ AP) – According to her family, award-winning actress
Nanette Fabray, known for her roles in “The Band Wagon” and
“Caesar’s Hour,” passed away Thursday.

Fabray’s son, Dr. Jamie MacDougall, told The Associated Press
that his mother died at her home in Palos Verdes Estates. He told
the
Los Angeles Times that she passed away from natural causes.

The starlet began her successful career at the age of 3, singing and
dancing in Vaudeville performances as "Baby Nanette."

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Nanette Fabray with comedy partner Sid Caesar.

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A RECAP OF PAST WORLD NEWS

today in history

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1945, the 28th Regiment of the Fifth Marine Division of
the
U.S. Marines reached the top of Mount Surabachi. A photograph
of these Marines raising the American flag was taken by Associated
Press photographer Joe Rosenthal (below).

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Joe Rosenthal poses on top of Mt. Suribachi on Iwo Jima.

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Joseph John Rosenthal
(October 9, 1911 – August 20, 2006)

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During the Persian Gulf War on this day in 1991, ground forces
crossed the border of Saudi Arabia into the country of Iraq. Less
than four days later the war was over due to the surrender or
withdraw of Iraqi forces.

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Iraqi troops emerge from heavily protected bunker to surrender
to gun-toting Saudi soldiers.
 

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Scottish scientists cloned the first mammal, a sheep
called “Dolly”.

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From left: The comedy team of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.

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At the Staples Center in Los Angeles on this day in 2000, Carlos
Santana
received a record-tying eight Grammy’s. Michael Jackson 
set the record back in 1984 when he won awards for "Thriller."

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HE WAS A BIG NAME ON THIS DAY IN 1922 ~

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Ed Wynn became the first big-name, vaudeville talent to sign on as a radio talent.

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Ed Wynn on stage (second from left) as “The Fire Chief,” ca. 1935.

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Ed Wynn (Isaiah Edwin Leopold)
(November 9, 1886 – June 19, 1966)

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COMEDIAN HAS DIED AT 95

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Marty Allen (Morton David Alpern) born in Pittsburgh, PA.
(March 23, 1922 – February 12, 2018)
 
 

Marty Allen was a comedian and actor who worked as a comedy headliner in nightclubs, as a dramatic actor in television roles, and was once called "The
Darling of Daytime TV". He also appeared in films. Allen, a veteran of World 
War ll, died Monday in Las Vegas, Nevada of complications from pneumonia.

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