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WILLIE NELSON IS 84 TODAY

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Willie Hugh Nelson was born in Abbott, Texas.

Country singer, activist, poet, songwriter, actor, and author Willie Nelson 
helped create Farm Aid. He has written many popular country hits, including
"Funny How Time Slips Away" and "Hello Walls." He grew up during the
Great Depression and played music for money because he did want to
pick cotton. He wrote his first song when he was seven years old. Willy
Nelson is one of the most recognized faces of country music having
appeared in over thirty films. Nelson’s birth was recorded by doctor F.
D. Sims on April 30.

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On this day in 1992.

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The Nazi death camp, Dachau, was liberated on this day in 1945.

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It was on this day in 1974 when President Richard Nixon announced
he was releasing edited transcripts of secretly made White House
tape recordings related to the Watergate scandal.

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Jerome Allen "Jerry" Seinfeld is 63 years old today.

In 2005, Comedy Central named Seinfeld their "12th Greatest Stand- 
up Comedian of All Time".

In the 1990s he had to rent a hangar at Santa Monica Airport to store
his vehicle collection, which included forty-six Porsches.

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It was on this day in 1945

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Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini
(July 29, 1883 – April 28, 1945) 

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On this day in 1967, heavyweight boxing champ Muhammad Ali 
(Cassius Clay) refused to be inducted into the Army claiming he
was a
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On this day in 2001, the first civilian to have ventured into space
was American Dennis Tito. pictured above giving a thumb up. 

California businessman Dennis Tito and two cosmonauts were aboard 
a Russian rocket launched from Central Asia. The destination was the
international space station.  


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James Douglas Muir "Jay" Leno is 68 years old today.

Jay Leno graduated from Emerson College with a Speech Therapy
degree and founded his own comedy club.

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The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
was a late-night talk show hosted
by Jay Leno that first aired from May 25, 1992 to May 29, 2009, and
resumed production on March 1, 2010 until its ending on February
6, 2014.

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OSCAR-WINNING DIRECTOR DEAD AT 73

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Robert Jonathan Demme (February 22, 1944 – April 26, 2017)

The acclaimed director of "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991) and "Philadelphia"
(1993) Jonathan Demme passed away in New York on Wednesday.

According to family sources, he had been battling esophageal cancer and died 
of complications from heart disease.

 

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MOTORSPORTS STAR ABOUT TO RETIRE

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NASCAR Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced today he will retire
from full-time racing after the 2017 season.

Earnhardt, 42, made his debut in NASCAR’s top series in 1999. He is a two-
time winner of the Daytona 500, and he has qualified for the NASCAR playoffs
eight times. Earnhardt’s 600th career start came March 26, soon after he
began his 18th full-time season.

The North Carolina-born driver missed most of the 2016 season after suffering
a concussion from a crash in June.

Even though he was sidelined for 18 races, Earnhardt was the second-highest
earner in NASCAR last year, according to the latest data from Forbes. During
a press conference today he stated, he wanted go out "on my own terms."
(FoxNews)

 

 

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