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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reached the Pacific Ocean after passing through the South American strait on this day in 1520.

The strait was named after him. He was the first European to sail the Pacific from the east.

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Ferdinand Magellan
  (1480 – April 27, 1521)

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Margaret Thatcher resigned as prime minister of Britain
on this day in 1990.

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Jeffrey Dahmer, a convicted serial killer, was clubbed
to death in a Wisconsin prison by a fellow inmate on
this day in 1994.

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On this day in 1925, “The Grand Ole Opry” made its radio debut
on station WSM, Nashville under the name "WSM Barn Dance".

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COUNTRY MUSIC LEGEND HAS DIED AT 85

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Lonnie Melvin "Mel" Tillis
(August 8, 1932 – November 19, 2017)

(Fox News) – Country music singer Mel Tillis, whose six-decade career included
hits such as “I Ain’t Never” and “Coca Cola Cowboy,” died today (Sunday).   

His publicist said Tillis passed away at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala,
Fla. He was previously inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville
Songwriters Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry. Former President Barack Obama
awarded Tillis the National Medal of Arts in 2012 (below).

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Mel Tillis was among eight recipients
of President Obama’s National Medal
of the Arts in 2012.  

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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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On this day in 1972

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                On this day in 1911.

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