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John Howard Carpenter

Director and composer John Carpenter is known for his horror,
thriller and science fiction films. His filmography includes The
Thing (1982), Big Trouble in Little China (1986), Halloween (1978),
Escape from New York (1981) and Starman (1984). He has
composed most of the music for his films. Carpenter made
short horror films on 8mm before high school.

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Carpenter at the keyboard.

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MIKE GRACIA

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Hubert Horatio Humphrey Jr. (May 27, 1911 – January 13, 1978)

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Japanese Chief Government Spokesman Koichi Kato issues an
official apology concerning World War ll sex slaves.

On this day in 1992, Japan apologized for forcing tens of thousands of Korean
women to serve as sex slaves or “comfort girls”, as they were called, for the 
Japanese soldiers during World War II. He said, "We cannot deny that the
former Japanese army played a role" in abducting and detaining the "comfort
girls," and "We would like to express our apologies and contrition".


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L. Douglas Wilder of
Virginia, the nation’s first elected black
governor, took the oath of office in Richmond on this day in 
1990.


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Lawrence Douglas Wilder will turn 87 on January 17.

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Emile Zola’s "J’accuse" was published in Paris on this day in 1898.

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Stephen Collins Foster
  (July 4, 1826 – January 13, 1864)

Foster is known as "the father of American music", was an American
songwriter known primarily for his parlor and minstrel music. Foster
wrote over 200 songs; among his best-known are "Oh! Susanna",
"Camptown Races", "My Old Kentucky Home", and "Beautiful
Dreamer
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CARLATA BRADLEY

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Prohibition came to an end on this day in 1933, when Utah became
the 36th state to ratify the 21st Amendment to the
U.S.Constitution.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(January 27, 1756 – December 5, 1791)

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Walter Elias Disney (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966)

Animator- producer Walt Disney founded The Walt Disney Company and
created the iconic character Mickey Mouse and others. He produced such
classic films as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) Pinocchio (1940)  
and Cinderella (1950).



Walt Disney’s business envelope featured a self-portrait around 1921.

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Little Richard Preaching in 1958.

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Little Richard during his last show in Las Vegas.

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Little Richard (Richard Wayne Penniman)
is 85 years old today.

Rock ‘n’ roll icon Little Richard who sang "Good Golly Miss Molly” was inducted
into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He first
performed onstage when he was fourteen. His first single "Tutti Fritti” was
released in 1955.
 
On April 28, 2016, Little Richard’s friend, Bootsy Collins stated on his Facebook
page that, "he (Richard) is not in the best of health so I ask all the Funkateers to
lift him up” and on May 3, 2016, Rolling Stone reported that Little Richard and his
lawyer provided a health information update in which Richard stated, “I’m still
singing. I don’t perform like I used to, but I have my singing voice, I walk around,
I had hip surgery a while ago but I’m healthy.”

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Little Richard is now a Seventh-day Adventist Christian and is seen
here in a recent interview with no wig or make up.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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During World War II, German war planes destroyed most of the
English town of Coventry when about 500 Luftwaffe bombers
attacked on this day in 1940.

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A German Luftwaffe high-performance medium bomber.

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Novel published on this day in 1851.

American writer and Nobel Prize laureate William Faulkner once stated
he wished he had written it himself, and
D. H. Lawrence called it "one
of the strangest and most wonderful books in the world", and "the
greatest book of the sea ever written".

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On this day in 1889, New York World reporter Elizabeth Cochrane
(pen name Nellie Bly) began an attempt to surpass the fictitious
journey of Jules Verne’s Phileas Fogg by traveling around the
world in less than 80 days. Bly succeeded by finishing the trek
the following January in 72 days, 6 hours and 11 minutes.

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On this day in 1943, Leonard Bernstein made his debut with the
New York Philharmonic when he filled in for the ailing Bruno
Walter prior to a nationally broadcast concert. Bernstein was
25 years old and
was an assistant conductor at the time.         

      
      
      
     

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

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Aaron Copland
(November 14, 1900 – December 2, 1990)

Copland was an American composer, composition teacher, writer,
and later a conductor of his own and other music. He was referred
to by his peers and critics as "the Dean of American Composers."

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TIM MAGUIRE

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The Edmund Fitzgerald, an ore-hauling ship, and its crew of 29
vanished during a storm in Lake Superior on this day in 1975.

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Soviet leader Leonid I. Brezhnev died of a heart attack at age 75
on this day in 1982. He was suceeded by Yuri V. Andropov.

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Henry M. Stanley, journalist and explorer, found David Livingstone
on this day in 1871. Livingston was a missing Scottish missionary
in central Africa. Stanley delivered his famous greeting: "Dr.
Livingstone, I presume?"

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On this day in 1969, "Sesame Street" made its debut on PBS.

Sesame Street is a long-running educational children’s television series that
combines live action, sketch comedy, animation and puppetry. It is produced
by Sesame Workshop (formerly known as the Children’s Television Workshop)
and was created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett.


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