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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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The Battle of Antietam took place during the American Civil War on this day in
1862. More than 23,000 men were killed, wounded, or missing. The Rebel
advance was ended with heavy losses to both armies.

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The Constitution of the United States of America was signed by delegates at
the Constitutional Convention on this day in 1787.

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Hiram King
"Hank" Williams (September 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953)

Regarded as one of the most significant and influential American singers
and songwriters of the 20th century. Williams recorded 35 singles, five
released posthumously, that reached the Top 10 of the Billboard Country
& Western Best Sellers chart, including 11 that ranked number one, three posthumously.

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Hank Williams on the fiddle with Big Bill Lister on guitar

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"M*A*S*H" premiered on CBS-TV on this day in 1972.

The series ended on February 28, 1983, with the finale,
showcased  as a
television film, titled "Goodbye, Farewell
and Amen
",  becoming the most-watched and highest-rated
single television
episode in U.S. television history at the time.  

       

        
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SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1966

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The Roger Miller Show is a music variety television show hosted by
Roger Miller. The NBC program aired on Monday nights from 8:30–9
p.m.
ET from September 12– December 26, 1966. The house band was
the Eddie Karam Orchestra.

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Roger Dean Miller, Sr. (January 2, 1936 – October 25, 1992)

Miller was a lifelong cigarette smoker.  He died of lung and throat cancer
in 1992, at age 56, shortly after the discovery of a malignant tumor under
his vocal cords. His remains were cremated.

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1972

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                On this day in 1911.

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KEVIN COSTNER IS 62 TODAY

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Kevin Michael Costner was born in Lynwood, California.

Actor Kevin Costner  is best known for films that include Field of
Dreams
(1989), The Untouchables (1957) and Bull Durham
(1988). He directed, produced and starred in the 1990 classic
Dances with Wolves, which earned him two Academy Awards for
Best Director and Best Picture. He claims he was inspired by the
1962 film How the West Was Won after seeing it when he was
seven. He began performing with the band Modern West in 2007
(below).

 

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WILLIE NELSON IS 83 TODAY

 


Willie Hugh Nelson was born in Abbott, Texas.

After graduating from high school, in 1950, Willie Nelson joined the 
Air Force but was later discharged due to back problems. After his 
return, he attended Baylor University for two years but dropped out 
because he was succeeding in music. During this time, he worked
as a disc jockey at Texas radio stations while singing in Honky-tonks
And
moved to Vancouver, Washington, where he worked at country
radio station KVAN and wrote "Family Bible" and recorded the song
"Lumberjack" in 1956.

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