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TIM MAGUIRE

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Astronaut Neil Armstrong

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America’s Viking I robot spacecraft made a successful landing
on Mars on this day in 1976.

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First image taken by Viking 1 form the surface of Mars.

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An attempt by a group of German officials to assassinate Adolf
Hitler failed on this day in 1944. The bomb exploded at Hitler’s Rastenburg headquarters. He was only wounded.

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The conference room soon after the explosion that wounded
Hitler.

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Sir Edmund Percival "Ed" Hillary
(July 20, 1919 – January 11, 2008)

Adventurer and philanthropist Sir Edmund Hillary became one
of the first people to reach the top of Everest with the help of his
guide, Tensing Norgay. He became a beekeeper during the
summer so as to keep himself available to climb in the winter.

His adventures led to him being named one of the most influential
people by Time Magazine of the 20th century.

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Sir Edmund Hillary (left) and Tenzing Norgay.

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Carlos Santana is 70 years old today.

Guitarist Carlos Santana blended rock with Latin American music and fronted
Santana. He won the Best Rock Album Award and the Album of the Year
Award for Supernatural in 2000. He began playing the guitar when he was
eight and turned down an opportunity to attend Humbolt State University to
pursue a career in music.

In 2003 Rolling Stone magazine listed Santana at number 20 on their list of
the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. He has won 10 Grammy Awards and
three Latin Grammy Awards.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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ROSS SIMPSON

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The Spanish Civil War began on this day in 1936 as Gen. Francisco Franco led an uprising of army troops based in Spanish North
Africa.

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Mary Jo Kopechne

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Ted Kennedy after the accident.

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Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy
(February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009)
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    

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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (July 18, 1918 – December 5, 2013) 

Nelson Mandela was a South African revolutionary and politician who radically
changed the conditions of the Apartheid state of South Africa by addressing institutionalized racism and inequality. He served 27 years in prison and, upon
his release in 1994, he became South Africa’s first black chief executive, an
office he served for five years. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993
while he was still in prison.

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Rickie Lee Skaggs is 63 years old today.

Rickie Skaggs is a country and bluegrass singer, musician, producer, and
composer. He primarily plays mandolin; however, he also plays fiddle, guitar
and banjo. Skaggs was born in Cordell, Kentucky. He started playing music
at age 5 after he was given a mandolin by his father,

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DONALD SUTHERLAND IS 82 TODAY

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Donald McNichol Sutherland

Canadian born Donald Sutherland played Hawkeye Pierce in
the 1970 movie, M*A*S*H. His other films include The Dirty
Dozen
(1967), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) and
JFK (1991). He graduated from Victoria College with the
intention of becoming an engineer.

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Donald Sutherland in JFK

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MARTIN LANDAU IS DEAD AT 89

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Martin Landau (June 20, 1928 – July 15, 2017) born in Brooklyn,
New York.

Landau died at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles,
California
on Saturday,July 15. He had been briefly hospitalized and,
according to his representative, died of “unexpected complications”

Martin Landau’s film career started in the 1950s, with early appearances
including a supporting role in
Alfred Hitchcock‘s North by Northwest
(1959). He played regular roles in the CBS-TV
series Mission: Impossible
(for which he received several
Emmy Award nominations and a Golden
Globe Award
) and Space: 1999.

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ZOMBIE MOVIE MAKER HAS DIED AT 77

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George Andrew Romero (February 4, 1940 – July 16, 2017)

Both the Los Angeles Times and Variety are reporting movie maestro
George A. Romero died today of lung cancer. The writer/director is
known for his Night of the Living Dead franchise.

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