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BRIAN WILLSON IS 75 TODAY

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Brian Douglas Wilson was born in Inglewood, California.

Brian Wilson co-wrote over twenty-five top forty hits with the Beach Boys,
among the songs, "Good Vibrations" and "Surfin’ USA." He worked as a
producer and arranger for the band, but suffered from drug addiction
and mental health issues later.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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It took place on this day in 1953.

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The emancipation of slaves was proclaimed in Texas on this day
in 1865. It is the oldest known celebrating commemorating the
ending of slavery in the country.

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Paula Julie Abdul is 55 years young today.

Paula Abdul was inspired to perform by dancer Gene Kelly. She started her
career as an LA Lakers cheerleader and then became a  choreographer. She
won the Lifetime Achievement Award for choreography at The Carnival:
Choreographer’s Ball in 2013.

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ACTOR DIES AT 63

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Stephen Furst (Stephen Nelson Feuerstein)
(May 8, 1954 – June 16, 2017)

(AP) – Stephen Furst, who played naive fraternity pledge Flounder in the hit
1978 movie "Animal House," has died of complications from diabetes, his
family said Saturday. His son Nathan Furst said his father died Friday at his
home in Moorpark, California, north of Los Angeles

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The War of 1812 began as the U.S. declared war against Great
Britain. The conflict began over trade restrictions.

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Depiction of the Tennessee Militia in the War of 1812.

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Amelia Flies Atlantic in 15 Hrs
Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic
Ocean as she completed a flight from Newfoundland to Wales on
this day in 1928. She received the U.S. distinguished flying cross
for the record.

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Dr. Sally Ride became the first American woman in space aboard
the space shuttle Challenger on this day in 1983.

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Sir James Paul McCartney is 75 years old today.

After his time with The Beatles Paul McCartney formed the band Wings and
embarked upon a solo career. He has earned 21 Grammy Awards across his
career.

He met George Harrison on his school bus as a child and he joined John
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‘s skiffle group The Quarrymen when he was fifteen. After Harrison
joined the band as well, they changed their name to The Beatles.

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