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COMEDY ACTOR HAS DIED AT 49

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Verne Troyer (January 1, 1969 – April 21, 2018) Was born in Sturgis, Michigan.

(CNN) — Verne Troyer, who played Mini-Me in two of the Austin Powers
comedy films, has died at the age of 49. According to statements posted
to his social media accounts Saturday, no cause of death was immediately 
released. Various reports stated,Troyer was hospitalized earlier this month
after emergency responders in Los Angeles were dispatched to his home.

Mike Meyers (l) and Verne Troyer Star In Austin Powers
Mike Myers (right) and Verne Troyer starring in Austin Powers,
1997.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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DAVID MELENDY

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In Blacksburg, VA, on this day in 2007, a student killed 33 people at Virginia Tech before killing himself.

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The 23-year-old student gunman Seung-Hui Cho.

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In Texas City, TX. on this day in 1947, the French ship Grandcamp, carrying ammonium nitrate fertilizer, caught fire and blew up, leaving
576 people dead.

    
   
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On this day in 1917, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin returned to Russia to start Bolshevik Revolution after years of exile.

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

Comedic silent film icon Charlie Chaplin gained world fame for portraying
his character, The Tramp (1915) and starred in
The Great Dictator (1940)
and
Modern Times. He had a career that lasted over 75 years, and became
one of the most important people in film history.

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On this day in 1996, Britain’s Prince Andrew and his wife, Sarah, the Duchess of York, announced that they were in the process of getting
a divorce.

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The Rolling Stones released their debut album on this day in 1964.

   

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Michael Jordan played his last NBA game on this day in 2003.

Michael Jordan, who was on the bench and unlikely to enter the game,
was re-inserted into the line-up by Washington Wizards coach Doug
Collins with 2:35 left in the fourth quarter after the crowd of 20,000+
chanted Michael’s name.

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A RECAP OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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"The Boston Massacre" took place on this day in 1770 when British troops fired on a crowd in Boston killing five people. Two British
troops were later convicted of manslaughter.

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The senseless killing of a black man, Crispus Attucks (above) and 
his compatriots spurred one of the most significant revolutions in modern history.

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Winston Churchill delivered his "Iron Curtain Speech" on this day in 1946. He warned of the Soviet Unions growing influence in Eastern
Europe after WW 2.

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Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin died on this day in 1952. He had been
in power for 29 years
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John Adam Belushi (January 24, 1949 – March 5, 1982)

The comedians death was investigated by forensic pathologist Michael Baden,
among others, and, while the findings were disputed, it was officially ruled
a drug-related accident.

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Patsy Cline (Virginia Patterson Hensley)
(September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963)

Patsy Cline along with Cowboy Copas, and Hawkshaw
Hawkins
died in a plane crash near Nashville, TN. on
this day in 1963.

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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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