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ROSS SIMPSON

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On this day in 1979, Soviet forces seized control of Afghanistan
and Babrak Karmal succeeded President Hafizullah Amin, who
was overthrown and executed. 

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On this day in 1831, Charles Darwin set out on a voyage to the Pacific aboard the HMS Beagle (above). Darwin’s discoveries during the trip 
helped him form the basis of his theories on evolution.

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NYC is home to the largest movie theater in the world: Radio
City Music Hall. It opened in Rockefeller Center on this day
1932.

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James Barrie’s play "Peter Pan" premiered in London on this day
in 1904.

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Sir James Matthew Barrie (May 9, 1860 – June 19, 1937)

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A BEATLES FIRST GIG ON THIS DAY IN 1962

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Drummer Ring Starr (above) first performed as a member of the Beatles at
a dance for the 
Horticultural Society at Port Sunlight, U.K. He said the
drums were
 not his.
  



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Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey) turned 77 on July 7.

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN 1960!

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The song “The Twist” became a national sensation after Chubby
Checker (above) performed it on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand
(below).

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Chubby Checker (Ernest Evans) will be 76 years old in October.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1962.

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Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jeane Mortenson)
(June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962)

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On Bedloe’s Island in New York Harbor on this day in 1884, the cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty was laid.

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On this day in 1957, American Bandstand made its network debut
on ABC-TV. The show was hosted by Dick Clark. Until this day the
show had been a local show in Philadelphia since 1952.

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Richard Burton (Richard Walter Jenkins Jr.)
(November 10, 1925 – August  5, 1984)

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Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in Cléopâtre  (1963)

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SCREEN STAR BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1911

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Ginger Rogers (Virginia Katherine McMath) Independence, MO. 
(July 16, 1911 – April 25, 1995)

Ginger Rogers appeared as the dance partner of Fred Astaire in a number
of classic movie musicals, such as Top Hat, Swing Time, and The Gay
Divorce. Her classic line, "Cigarette me, big boy," in the 1930 film Young
Man of Manhattan became a much-quoted catchphrase during the 1930s.

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Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire danced together in 10 movies.

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