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ED DANNAHUE

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On this day in 1938, Orson Welles’ "The War of the Worlds" aired on CBS
radio. The belief that the realistic radio dramatization was a live news event
about a Martian invasion caused panic among listeners.

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George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985)

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A deadly mudslide hit Nicaragua after hurricane Mitch on this
day in 1998.

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On this day in 1974.

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Stephen Valentine Patrick William Allen
(December 26, 1921 – October 30, 2000)

Comedian Steve Allen achieved national fame as the first host of NBC’s 
The Tonight Show, the first late night television talk show in September
1954.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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The first of the Federalist Papers were published in the New York Independent
on this day in 1787. The series of 85 essays, written by Alexander Hamilton,
James Madison and John Jay, were published under the pen name "Publius."

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Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919)

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On this day in 1978, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat (right) and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin (left) were named winners of the Nobel Peace Prize
for their progress toward achieving a Middle East accord.     

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It was on this day in 2004.

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John Marwood Cleese 78 years old today.

Monty Python comic actor and writer John Cleese played a role in A Fish
Called Wanda
(1988). His most timeless works include Monty Python and
the Holy Grail
(1975), The Meaning of Life (1983), and Life of Brian (1979). 

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Camille Bohannon

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On this day in 2002, congress gave  Authorization
for Use of Military Force Against Iraq.

   
    

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It was on this day 2002, when former President Jimmy Carter won
the Nobel Peace Prize.  

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The accusations were made by Anita Hill on this day in 1991.

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Anita Hill turned 61 in July.

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Clarence Thomas became 69 years old in June.

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"Saturday Night Live" was broadcast for the first time on this
day in 1975. George Carlin (below) was the guest host.

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SNL, 1975
Members of the original Saturday Night Live cast during the show’s
1975 season.

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MIKE GRACIA

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Bob Stevens of American Media in Florida.

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On this day in 1988, during a debate between candidates for vice president of
the
U.S., Democrat Lloyd Bentsen (left) told Republican Dan Quayle, “You’re
no Jack Kennedy."

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On this day in 1962, "Love Me Do" by the Beatles was released in the U.K. It
was their first single.

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On this day in 1969, "Monty Python’s Flying Circus" debuted on BBC television. The British sketch comedy series, created by the comedy group Monty Python, aired until 1974.

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It was on this day in 2001.

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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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