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PAUL ALLEN HAS DIED AT 65

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Paul Allen (left) and Bill Gates.

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Paul Gardner Allen (January 21, 1953 – October 15, 2018)

Business magnate, investor and philanthropist Paul Allen co-founded
Microsoft alongside Bill Gates in 1975. He owned two professional
sports teams: the
Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League
and the
Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association,
and was part-owner of the
Seattle Sounders FC, which joined Major
League
Soccer
in 2009. Allen died in Seattle from complications of
non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.



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ICONIC SLIPPERS TO GO BACK ON DISPLAY

Fans of “The Wizard of Oz” looking for a glimpse of the iconic ruby slippers are in for a treat.

(Fox News) – Fans of “The Wizard of Oz” looking for a glimpse of the ruby
slippers are in for a treat.

The National Museum of American History revealed on Twitter Friday the
famous shoes from the celebrated movie are being put back on display.

The museum said “After their journey to the museum’s Conservation Lab,
they are stabilized, sparkling clean, and ready to be on view for years to
come.”  

Oct. 19 kicks off the “opening weekend of the Ruby Slippers gallery,” as
well as other displays, the museum said
on its website, after the shoes
paid a visit to the conservation lab for restoration.


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THE RED ROCKER IS 71 TODAY

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Singer Sammy Hagar replaced David Lee Roth as the lead singer
of rock band Van Halen. In 2017, he began touring with The Circle. 

On March 12, 2007, Hagar was inducted into the Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame
as a member of Van Halen.

      

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HEADLINES THAT MADE HISTORY

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The cornerstone of the Executive Mansion was laid in Washington,
DC. on this day in 1792. The building became known as the White
House in 1818.

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The 1903 World Series was the first modern World Series to be
played in Major League Baseball. It was between the Boston
Americans of the American League and the Pittsburgh Pirates
of the National League in a best-of-nine series, with Boston
prevailing five games to three, winning the last four.

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The Pittsburgh Pirates.

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Paul Frederic Simon is 77 years old today.

Singer-songwriter Paul Simon is known for his partnership
with
Art Garfunkel in Simon & Garfunkel. He went on to find
solo success with albums like Graceland and Still  Crazy
After All These Years. Simon met
Garfunkel while both
were performing in Alice in Wonderland for their sixth
grade graduation and they went on to perform at school
dances together.

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‘STAR TREK ACTRESS’ HAS DIED AT 74

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Celeste Jeanne Yarnall (July 26, 1944 – October 7, 2018)

(Fox News) – It was learned Wednesday, Celeste Yarnall, who
wooed Elvis Presley on screen, captivated audiences on “Star
Trek” and made pulses race as “the original flower child” in the
1968 cult classic “Eve,” passed away Sunday afternoon after
“a long struggle” with ovarian cancer. 


Celeste Yarnell celebrated the 50th anniversary of Star Trek with 
William Shartner at a convention in Bellaria, Italy.

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Celeste Yarnall with Elvis Presley

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