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Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968)

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day (officially the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., and sometimes referred to as MLK Day) is a federal
holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed
on the third Monday of January each year, which is around King’s birthday, January 15. The holiday is similar to holidays set under
Uniform Monday Holiday Act. The earliest Monday for this
holiday is January 15 and the latest is January 21.

Marchers gather at the Martin Luther King Memorial for a silent walk to a prayer service on the National Mall to mark the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination on 4 April 2018 in Washington DC.
Marchers gather at the Martin Luther King Memorial for a silent
walk to a prayer service on the National Mall in Washington DC.


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Buzz Aldrin (Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr.)

The second person to ever walk on the moon, Buzz Aldrin was the pilot of
NASA’s Apollo 11 mission and was a member of the third group of astronauts
ever selected by NASA. He served as an astronaut from his selection in 1963
until his retirement in 1971. Aldrin served as an U.S. Air Force officer and had
a Command Pilot rating. Appropriately enough, his mother’s maiden name
was Moon.

Aldrin in a space suit stands on the grey soil of the Moon. Armstrong and the lunar module are reflected in his visor.
Aldrin walks on the surface of the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission
in 1969.

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Then & now: Cracker Jack and its signature sailor mascot have
evolved over the years.

One of the oldest American forms of junk food, the Cracker Jack was invented
and trademarked in 1896 when the brothers who formed F.W. Rueckheim &
Bro., mixed molasses-flavored, caramel-coated popcorn and peanuts together.


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Fredrich William Rueckheim

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Louis Rueckheim

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Today,January 19, celebrates all of the different ways the corn-based treat      
popcorn can be enjoyed savory or sweet, caramelized, buttered or plain.

The Popcorn Board, a non-profit started in 1998, says Americans consume
13 billion quarts of popcorn a year, more than any other country in the

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On this day in 2001, President Bill Clinton escaped indictment by surrendering his Arkansas law license for five years and admitting
that he made false statements under oath about his affair with
Monica Lewinsky.

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A twelve-year-old Dolly Parton.

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       Dolly Parton at Sevier High School.  

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Dolly Rebecca Parton is 73 years young today.

Country singer Dolly Parton has released twenty-six #1 Billboard hits,
including "Jolene," "Coat of Many Colors," and "9 to 5." Parton’s music
includes 25 Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)-certified
gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards.

She grew up alongside eleven brothers and sisters in a one-room cabin
in Appalachia, Tennessee where she learned to sing at church.

She received the nickname The Queen of Country Music after releasing
more #1 hits than any other country singer in U.S. history. Dolly is one
of only seven female artists to win the Country Music Association’s
Entertainer of the Year Award and has received 47 Grammy nominations.

Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton in 1969.

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Glen Wood (July 18, 1925 – January 18, 2019)

(Fox News) – Glen Wood died on Friday, leaving behind one
of the most glorious legacies in the sport’s history.

Glen and his brother Leonard founded their namesake Wood
Brothers Racing team in 1950 and entered the NASCAR Cup
series in 1953. Glen would go on to win four races over an
11-year driving career, then help shepherd a long list of racers
that would include 19 named to NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers
list alongside him. Stars like Buddy Baker, Cale Yarborough,
Junior Johnson and Bill Elliott were among the top drivers
that spent time in a Wood Brothers car.

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The Wood brothers from left: Glen and Leonard.

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