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THE NEWS THAT BECAME HISTORY

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TIM MAGUIRE

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President Abraham Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address as he dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield
in
Pennsylvania on this day in 1863.

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On this day in 1959, Ford Motor Co. announced it was ending the production of the unpopular Edsel. Ford began selling the ill-
fated line of cars in 1957.

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Alicia Christian "Jodie" Foster is 56 years young today.

Foster first gained fame for her role as a teenage prostitute in the 1976
Martin  Scorsese film Taxi Driver. She won Academy Awards for Best
Actress for her performances in
The Accused (1988) and Silence of the
Lambs
(1991) and also had starring roles in Contact (1985),
Anna and
the
King
 
(1999), and Panic Room (2002).




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Jodie Foster in Jonathan Demme’s 1991 masterpiece The Silence
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NEWS THAT BECAME HISTORY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1973, President Richard Nixon told an Associated
Press managing editors meeting in Orlando,
FL, "people have
got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I’m not        
a crook."

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The U.S. Congress held its first session in Washington, DC,
in the newly completed north wing of the unfinished Capitol
building
 (above)  on this day in 1800. They moved from

Philadelphia.

 

        

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COUNTRY MUSIC GREAT HAS DIED AT 85

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Roy Linwood Clark (April 15, 1933 – November 15, 2018)


(Fox News) – Country star Roy Clark, the legendary singer and multi-
instrumentalist with an ear-to-ear smile who headlined the hit TV show
"Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century, has died.

A rep for the singer told Fox News Clark died on Thursday at his Tulsa,
OK., home due to complications from pneumonia.

Clark was the "Hee Haw" host or co-host for its entire 24-year run, with
Buck Owens his best-known co-host. The country music and comedy
show’s last episode aired in 1993, though reruns continued for a few
years thereafter. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame
in 2009.

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The original Hee-Haw was anchored by Bakersfield country legend
Buck Owens on the left, and banjo maestro Roy Clark.

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