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Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan left Spain on this day in 1519 to
find a route to the Spice Islands of Indonesia. Magellan was killed during
the trip, but one of his ships eventually made the journey.

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On this day in 1958, Martin Luther King, Jr. was signing books at a store in
Harlem when a woman stabbed him in the chest with a letter opener. The
sharp instrument went through his sternum and came close.

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King during his hospital stay.

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Holocaust survivor and Nazi Hunter Simon Wiesenthal died on this
day in 2005. He was 96.

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Wiesenthal’s grave marker in Israel.

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It was on this day in 1973.

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On this day in 1973, singer Jim Croce was killed in a plane crash on his way
to Sherman,
TX, for a concert. Maury Muehleisen and four others were also
killed.

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Sophia Loren (Sofia Costanza Brigida Villani Scicolone) 
is 83 today.

Italian actress Sophia Loren won an Academy Award for Best
Actress for her role as Cesira in the 1962 film Two Women. She
voiced the character Mama Topolino in the 2011 Disney feature
Cars 2. Before fame, she was a finalist for a beauty pageant in
Naples at the age of fourteen.

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April 6, 1962

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TWIGGY IS 68 YEARS YOUNG TODAY

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Twiggy (Lesley Hornby)

English fashion model Twiggy is known for her very thin look during the
1960s. She popularized the ‘bob’ haircut and heavy eye make up. After
modelling, Twiggy enjoyed a successful career as a screen, stage, and
television actress. Her role in The Boy Friend (1971) brought her two
Golden Globe Awards. She has hosted her own series Twiggy’s People,
in which she interviewed celebrities.

 

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FAMOUS TRADEMARK~HIS MASTER’S VOICE

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In England, artist Francis Barraud (1856-1924) painted his brother’s dog
Nipper (above) listening to the horn of an early phonograph during the
winter of 1898. Victor Talking Machine Company began using the symbol
in 1900, and Nipper joined the RCA family in 1929.

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CHARACTER ACTOR HAS DIED AT 91

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From Alien, 1979.

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Harry Dean Stanton
(July 14, 1926 – September 15, 2017)


Stanton died on Friday at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los
Angeles
, California. His career spanned over 60 years.

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REMEMBER THIS GREAT SONG FROM 1960?

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Nobody Loves Me Like You was written by the great Sam Cooke. It peaked at #30 on the Billboard Hot 100 and went to #23 on R&B/Hip-
Hop chart.

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Terry “Buzzy” Johnson (center) and his Flamingos. Terry will be
79 years old on November 12, 2017.

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