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ED DANAHUE

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On this day in 1955, Rosa Parks, a black seamstress in Montgomery,
AL, refused to give up her seat to a white man. Mrs. Parks was
arrested marking a milestone in the civil rights movement in the U.S.

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The bus, restored to the 1955 condition of Ms. Parks’ historic ride, is
located in the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.

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Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005)

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Heywood "Woody" Allen (Allan Stewart Konigsberg) is 83 today.

Iconic writer and director Woody Allen is known for his unique blend of
comedy and style. His most celebrated films include Annie Hall (1977),
Manhattan (1979), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), Deconstructing Harry
(1997), and
Midnight in Paris (2011). He performed card and magic tricks
in his youth and underwent the legal process of changing his name to
Heywood Allen when he was 17.

 

             
1989                                           1998

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FORMER PRESIDENT HAS DIED AT 94

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1994, Jeffrey Dahmer, a convicted serial killer,
was clubbed to death in a Wisconsin prison by a fellow inmate.

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The Grand Ole Opry made its radio debut on station WSM on this day
in 1925.

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The WSM broadcast Tower in Brentwood, TN.

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George D. Hay, original announcer of WSM’s "Barn
Dance" and later "The Grand Ole Opry," known to
his listeners as "The Solemn Old Judge."

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Uncle Jimmy Thompson (80) was the first performer on a new
show called "The WSM Barn Dance."

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CREATOR OF ANIMATED SERIES DIES AT 57

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Stephen McDannell Hillenburg (August 21, 1961 – November 26, 2018)


LOS ANGELES (AP) – "SpongeBob SquarePants" creator Stephen Hillenburg
has died.

Nickelodeon says Hillenburg died Monday of Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known
as ALS.

Hillenburg conceived, wrote, produced and directed the animated series that
began in 1999 and went on to spawn hundreds of episodes, movies and a
Broadway show.

He began his animation career in 1987, pursuing a degree in Experimental Animation at the California Institute of Arts in Valencia and earning his
Master of Fine Arts in 1992.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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On this day in 1973, Rose Mary Woods, told a federal court she was 
responsible for the 18-1/2 minute gap in a key Watergate tape. She demonstrates the stretch (above) that supposedly led to the deletion
on the tape. Woods was
Nixon‘s personal secretary from his days in
Congress in 1951, through the end of his political career.

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Rose Mary Woods (December 26, 1917 – January 22, 2005)

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The motion picture "Casablanca" had its world premiere at the Hollywood Theater in New York City on this day in 1942.

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A behind the scenes production still from “Casablanca”

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The famous hangar 2 featured in the last scenes of "Casablanca,"
(below) as it looks today at Van Nuys Airport. It was built in 1928.

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