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A COMEDY LEGEND HAS DIED AT 91

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Jerry Lewis  (Joseph Levitch)
(March 16, 1926 – August 20, 2017)

Lewis died this morning of natural causes at his home
in Las Vegas, Nevada at 9:15 AM (PT). His manager Mark
Rozzano said Jerry “passed peacefully.”


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The comedy team of Jerry Lewis (left) and Dean Martin in 1949.  




 

 

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Gaius Julius Caesar, born on this day in 100 B.C.

Caesar was a Roman politician, general, and notable author of Latin prose. He
played a critical role in the events that led to the demise of the Roman Republic
and the rise of the Roman Empire.

         

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Russian republic president Boris N. Yeltsin announced
his resignation from the the Soviet Communist Party on
this day in 1990.

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Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862)

Thoreau was an American essayist, poet, philosopher,
abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic,
surveyor, and historian. A leading transcendentalist,
Thoreau is best known for his book Walden, a reflection
upon simple living in natural surroundings, and an essay
on "Civil Disobedience"

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George Eastman (July 12, 1854 – March 14, 1932)

Eastman was an American entrepreneur who founded the Eastman Kodak 
Company and popularized the use of roll film.

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Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II
(July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960)

Hammerstein was an American librettist, theatrical producer,
and theatre director of musicals for almost forty years. He
won eight Tony Awards and two Academy Awards for Best
Original Song
. Oscar Hammerstein is best known for his
collaborations with Richard Rodgers, which include Oklahoma!
(1943)’, Carousel
(1943), South Pacific (1949), The King and I,
(1951), and The Sound of Music (1959).

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today in history

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TIM MAGUIRE

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It was on this day in 1945.

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On this day in 2000.

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The first section of the boardwalk in Atlantic City, NJ, was opened
to the public on this day in 1870.

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The boardwalk today.

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Charlie Chaplin’s comedy "The Gold Rush" premiered
in Hollywood on this day in 1925.

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Georgia Hale & Charlie Chaplin in The Gold Rush.

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The Berlin Blockade began on this day in 1948.    
    
    
    
    
   
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William Harrison "Jack" Dempsey (June 24, 1895 – May 31, 1983)

Jack Dempsey, nicknamed "Kid Blackie" and "The Manassa Mauler", was
a
professional boxer who competed from 1914 to 1927, and reigned as the 
world
heavyweight champion from 1919 to 1926.

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Referee Dave Berry delivers the count over downed champion
Gene Tunney as challenger Jack Dempsey stands in corner at
left during their heavyweight title rematch at Soldier’s Field in
1927.
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TV’S GOLDEN AGE ON THIS DAY IN 1948

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Texaco Star Theatre was a comedy-variety show, broadcast on radio
from 1938 to 1949 and telecast from 1948 to 1956. It was one of the
first successful examples of American
television broadcasting,
remembered as the show that gave
Milton Berle the nickname
"Mr. Television".

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Milton Berle (Mendel Berlinger)
(July 12, 1908 – March 27, 2002)

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