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Little Richard (Richard Wayne Penniman) is 84 years old today.

Little Richard infused gospel tones with blues music during his performances
as a teenager. He performed for the first time onstage when he was fourteen
and released his first single "Tutti Frutti" in 1955.

Richard has stated that,”I’m still singing. I don’t perform like I used to, but I
have my singing voice, I walk around, I had hip surgery a while ago but I’m
healthy.”

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TODAY IS NATIONAL COOKIE DAY!

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National Cookie Day is observed annually on December 4th. The
English word “cookie” is derived from the Dutch word “koekie”
meaning little cake.

The origin of the cookie appears to begin in Persia in the 7th century,
soon after the use of sugar became common in the region.  They were
then spread to Europe through the Muslim conquest of Spain. Cookies
were common in all levels of society throughout Europe by the 14th
century, from the royal cuisine to the street vendors

Cookies arrived in America in the 17th century.  Macaroons and
gingerbread cookies were among the popular early American
cookies.

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EDISON MEMORABILIA SOLD AT AUCTION

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DALLAS (AP) –  Keys to the New Jersey lab where Thomas Edison invented
the phonograph and some of the light bulbs that he perfected sold for more
than $60,000 at auction on Saturday.

The keys sold for $10,625 at an auction run by Heritage Auctions in Dallas. A 
set of five Edison bulbs used in a court case sold for $30,000.

The items were acquired by Charlie Knudsen, 69, of Pittsburgh, and had
belonged to his great-aunt. She was married to one of the attorneys whose
law firm represented Edison in patent lawsuits.

 

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Thomas Alva Edison  (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931)

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The salvation Army is a charitable organization founded in 1865 in London by
one-time Methodist circuitpreacher William Booth. Originally known as the East
London Christian Mission, in 1878 Booth reorganized the mission, becoming its
first General and introducing the military structure which has been retained to
the present day. The current world leader of The Salvation Army is General
André Cox, who was elected by the High Council of The Salvation Army on
August 3, 2013.

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William Booth (10 April 1829 – 20 August 1912)

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André Cox, General of The Salvation Army.

 

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HIGHLIGHTING PAST NEWS STORIES

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Woody Allen (Allan Stewart Konigsberg) is 81 years old today.

Allen performed card and magic tricks in his youth and underwent the legal
process of changing his name to Heywood Allen when he was 17.

He often played up his neurotic personality for laughs in his films, but was
also open about his extensive stint in psychoanalysis.

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