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COMPOSER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1735

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Johann Christian Bach
(September 5, 1735 – January 1, 1782)

Bach was a composer of the Classical era, the eleventh surviving child and
youngest son of Johann Sebastian Bach. He is sometimes referred to as "the
London Bach" or "the English Bach", due to his time spent living in the British
capital, where he came to be known as John Bach. He is noted for influencing
the concerto style of Mozart.

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1944, Paris, France, was liberated by Allied forces
ending four years of German occupation.

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Captain Matthew Webb (above) swam from Dover, England, to
Calais, France making him the first person to swim the English
Channel on this day in 1875. The feat took about 22 hours.

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Engraving depicting the completion of the ‘First Swim Across The English Channel”.

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Captain Matthew Webb (1848 – 1883)  

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It was on this day in 1985.

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Kinsey died on this in 1956 at the age of 62. The cause of death was reported to be a heart ailment and pneumonia.

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Sean Connery as agent Bond, James Bond.

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Sir Thomas Sean Connery is 87 years old today.

Iconic Scottish actor Sean Connery starred as secret agent 007
James Bond in seven films from 1962 to 1983, including Dr. No,
From Russia with Love and Goldfinger. He earned an Academy
Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the 1987 gangster
film The Untouchables and also played prominent roles in the
films The Hunt for Red October (1990), The Rock (1996), and
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989).
 

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Elvis Costello (Declan Patrick MacManus) is 63 years old today.

Singer-songwriter Elvis Costello has contributed to the proto-new wave and
punk movements with such songs as "Pump it Up" and "Allison." He released
his debut album My Aim is True in 1976. His group Elvis Costello and the
Attractions were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.

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Leonard Bernstein  (August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990)

Leonard Bernstein was an American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer,
and pianist. He was among the first conductors born and educated in the US to
receive worldwide acclaim. According to music critic Donal Henahan, he was
"one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American
history."      

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Bruce Springsteen‘s album "Born to Run" was released on this day 
in 1975.

Born to Run is the third studio album by singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen. The
album was a commercial success, peaking at number three on the Billboard 200
and eventually selling six million copies in the U.S. It has since been considered
y critics to be one of the greatest albums in popular music.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Burt Freeman Bacharach is celebrating birthday 89 today.

Burt Bacharach has composed hundreds of popular hit songs from
the late 1950s through the 1980s, many with lyrics written by Hal
David
. A six-time Grammy Award winner and three-time Academy
Award
winner, Bacharach’s songs have been recorded by more
than 1,000 different artists. As of 2014, he had written 73 US and
52 UK Top 40 hits. He is considered one of the most important
composers of 20th-century popular music.

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On this day in 1973.

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Daniel Ellsberg (left) speaks to reporters.

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Irving Berlin (Israel Isidore Baline)

(May 11, 1888 – September 22, 1989)

Irving Berlin was an American composer and lyricist, widely considered
one of the greatest songwriters in U.S. history.

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SANDY KOZEL

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The Lusitania, a civilian ship, was sunk by a German submarine
on this day in 1915.

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Germany signed unconditional surrender ending World War II on
this day in 1945. It would take effect the next day.

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It was on this day in 1954.

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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (May 7, 1840 – November 6, 1893)   

Tchaikovsky is famous for composing "The Nutcracker" ballet, as well
as numerous symphonies, concertos, operas, ballets, and chamber-
music pieces. He’s remembered as one of classical music’s most
popular composers. He began taking piano lessons when he was
five and was able to read music at the same level as his first piano
teacher in only three years.

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