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CARLATA BRADLEY

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Prohibition came to an end on this day in 1933, when Utah became
the 36th state to ratify the 21st Amendment to the
U.S.Constitution.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(January 27, 1756 – December 5, 1791)

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Walter Elias Disney (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966)

Animator- producer Walt Disney founded The Walt Disney Company and
created the iconic character Mickey Mouse and others. He produced such
classic films as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) Pinocchio (1940)  
and Cinderella (1950).



Walt Disney’s business envelope featured a self-portrait around 1921.

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Little Richard Preaching in 1958.

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Little Richard during his last show in Las Vegas.

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Little Richard (Richard Wayne Penniman)
is 85 years old today.

Rock ‘n’ roll icon Little Richard who sang "Good Golly Miss Molly” was inducted
into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He first
performed onstage when he was fourteen. His first single "Tutti Fritti” was
released in 1955.
 
On April 28, 2016, Little Richard’s friend, Bootsy Collins stated on his Facebook
page that, "he (Richard) is not in the best of health so I ask all the Funkateers to
lift him up” and on May 3, 2016, Rolling Stone reported that Little Richard and his
lawyer provided a health information update in which Richard stated, “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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Little Richard is now a Seventh-day Adventist Christian and is seen
here in a recent interview with no wig or make up.

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JOHN BELMONT

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On this day in 1967. in Cape Town, South Africa, a team of surgeons headed by Dr. Christian Barnard, performed the first human heart transplant on Louis Washkansky. He only lived 18 days.

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In Bhopal, India on this day in 1984, more than 2,000 people were
killed after a cloud of poisonous gas escaped from a pesticide
plant. The plant was operated by a Union Carbide subsidiary.

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It was on this day in 1964.

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“A Streetcar Named Desire” is a 1947 play written by American playwright Tennessee Williams that received the Pulitzer Prize
for Drama in 1948. The play opened on Broadway on December
3, 1947, and closed on December 17, 1949, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

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Marlon Brando

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Ozzy in 1974.


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John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne is 69 years old today.

Rock ‘n’ roll performer Ozzy Osbourne gained fame as the lead singer of Black
Sabbath
and became known as the Prince of Darkness and the Godfather of
Heavy Metal. 

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GUADALUPE, Calif. (AP) — Archaeologists working in sand dunes on the central California coast have dug up an intact plaster sphinx (above) that was part of an
Egyptian movie set built more than 90 years ago for Cecil B. DeMille’s silent film
epic "The Ten  Commandments” (1923).

The 300-pound sphinx is the second recovered from the Guadalupe-Nipomo
Dunes.

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Cecil Blount DeMille 
(August 12, 1881 – January 21, 1959)

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JIM NABORS IS DEAD AT 87

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James Thurston Nabors (June 12, 1930 – November 30, 2017)  

The actor, singer and comedian, Jim Nabors, the star who played the clumsy
deputy sheriff Gomer Pyle on “The Andy Griffith Show” on CBS (1960-1968) 
and eventually starred in his own spinoff, died today.Nabors’ health had been
declining for the past year. His immune system also was suppressed after he
underwent a liver transplant about 20 years ago. (Fox News) 

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SEATTLE SEAHAWKS STAR IS 29 TODAY

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Russell Carrington Wilson was born in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Russell Wilson is a popular quarterback for the National Football League’s
Seattle Seahawks. He played college football for the University of Wisconsin
during the 2011 season and set the single-season record for pass efficiency,
leading the team to a Big Ten title and the 2012 Rose Bowl. Wilson was
selected by the Seahawks with the 12th pick in the third round (75th overall)
of the 2012 NFL Draft and led the Seattle team to their first ever Super Bowl
victory in 2013. He is currently the second highest rated NFL passer of all
time behind Aaron Rogers of the Green Bay Packers.

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