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RARE NICKEL SOLD FOR BIG BUCKS TODAY

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(Fox News) – An extremely rare nickel up for auction in Philadelphia fetched
$4.56 million from an anonymous buyer Wednesday.

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries offered the Eliasberg 1913 Liberty Head Nickel
for auction during the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of
Money.

According to Brian Kendrella, president of Stack’s Bowers Galleries,“This is
truly a momentous sale and one for the history books.” He said “The new
owner of the Eliasberg nickel now possesses one of the rarest, most valuable United States coins, and one of only three examples of this coveted coin in
private hands.”

The coin is named for financier Louis E. Eliasberg, who bought the coin in
1948, and amassed one of the greatest coin collections in U.S. history.

This special nickel is one of only five ever produced at the Third Philadelphia
Mint.

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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It was announced by President Truman on this day in 1945, Japan
had surrendered unconditionally. The surrender ended World War II.


Japanese foreign affairs minister Mamoru Shigemitsu signs the 
their  Instrument of Surrender on board USS Missouri as General
Richard K. Sutherland watches, September 2, 1945.

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It was on this day in 2003.

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into
law on this day in 1935. The act created unemployment insurance
and pension plans for the elderly.

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On this day in 1969, British troops arrived in Northern Ireland to
intervene in sectarian violence between Protestants and Roman
Catholics.

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Operation Banner

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Stephen Glenn Martin is 73 years old today. Born in Waco, Texas.

Comedian, actor and musician Steve Martin is best known films include 
The Jerk (1979), Father of the Bride (1991), Roxanne (1987), Three Amigos
(1986), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988) and Planes, Trains, and Automobiles 
(1987).
He hosted the Academy Awards in 2001, 2003 and 2010 and he has
hosted
NBC’s Saturday Night Live on a number of occasions

While he has played banjo since an early age, and included music in his
comedy routines from the beginning of his professional career, he has
increasingly dedicated his career to music since the 2000s, acting less
and spending much of his professional life playing banjo, recording,
and touring with various bluegrass acts, including
Earl Scruggs.

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THE TAN – MAN IS 79 YEARS OLD TODAY

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Actor George Stevens Hamilton, born in Memphis, Tennessee.

Hamilton won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for a BAFTA
Award
. He has received one additional BAFTA nomination and two
additional Golden Globe nominations. George Hamilton began his film
career in 1952.

 

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A PIECE OF ROCK AND ROLL HISTORY FOUND

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(AP) – The stars of History Channel’s “American Pickers” never expected to
come across a hunk of rock and roll history, specifically a piece of Aerosmith’s history, while filming their hit TV show.

Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz of “American Pickers” were astonished to find the dilapidated van during filming in Chesterfield, a town about 100 miles west of Boston. The episode aired on July 30.

The property owner said the 1964 International Harvester Metro van was there
when he bought the land from someone with a connection to Aerosmith.

The reality show stars were able to get in contact with Ray Tabano, a founding member of Aerosmith, who confirmed it was the van the rockers used in the
1970s before they hit it

The pickers paid $25,000 for the van Wolfe called a “piece of American rock
and roll history.”

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Aerosmith today.

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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On this day in 1974, President Richard Nixon announced that he
would resign the following day.

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The Great Train Robbery is the name given to a $45 million train
robbery
committed on this day in 1963 at Bridego Railway.

Under the guidance of police officers, three hooded men are taken to waiting police cars at Linslade, Buckinghamshire, after being remanded in custody on charges in connection with the great train robbery the previous week. Two women were also remanded in custody.
Arrests soon followed the robbery. Here three men are taken to a
police van at Linslade Court House, Buckinghamshire, after being remanded in custody in late August 1963.

circa 1963:  English criminal Bruce Reynolds (left), a member of the gang which robbed a mail train of over two million pounds at Cheddington, Buckinghamshire, with (from left) his wife, Frances, Barbara Daly and John Daly.
Gang member Bruce Reynolds, pictured here circa 1963 on 
the left with his wife Frances, Barbara Daly and brother-in-
law John Daly. Daly was arrested but released due to lack
of evidence.

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Actor Dustin Lee Hoffman is 81 today. He was born in 
Los Angeles
, California.

Dustin Hoffman won the Academy Award for Best Actor in
1980 for Kramer vs. Kramer, and in 1989 for Rain Man. He
also played leading roles in the films Midnight Cowboy
(1969) and
Tootsie (1982). Hoffman had his breakthrough
role as Benjamin Braddock in the 1967 classic film The
Graduate.

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