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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1972

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                On this day in 1911.

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SANDY KOZEL

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Lewis and Clark departing St. Louis, Missouri.


On this day in 1804 the “Corps of Discovery”–featuring approximately
45 men (although only an approximate 33 men would make the full
journey)–left St. Louis for the American interior.

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Skylab, America’s first space station, was successfully launched into
an orbit around the earth on this day in 1973. Eleven days later, U.S.
astronauts Charles Conrad, Joseph Kerwin, and Paul Weitz made a
rendezvous with Skylab, repairing a jammed solar panel and also
conducting scientific experiments during their 28-day stay aboard
the space station.

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George Walton Lucas Jr. is 74 years old today.

George Lucas began his collegiate career studying anthropology
at Modesto Junior College, then transferred to the University of
Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. He attempted to join
the U.S. Air Force after graduation but they wouldn’t accept him
because of the number of speeding tickets on his record, so
instead he re-enrolled at USC as a graduate student in film
production.

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Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998)

Frank Sinatra was one of the most popular and influential musical
artists of the 20th century and one of the
best-selling music artists
of all time
, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide.

          

 

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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       It was on this day in 1932.

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Burt Freeman Bacharach is celebrating birthday 89 today.

Burt Bacharach has composed hundreds of popular hit songs from
the late 1950s through the 1980s, many with lyrics written by Hal
David
. A six-time Grammy Award winner and three-time Academy
Award
winner, Bacharach’s songs have been recorded by more
than 1,000 different artists. As of 2014, he had written 73 US and
52 UK Top 40 hits. He is considered one of the most important
composers of 20th-century popular music.

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MICHAEL PARKS HAS DIED AT 77

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Michael Parks (Harry Samuel Parks) (April 24, 1940 – May 9, 2017)

Parks was a singer and actor who appeared in many films and made frequent
television appearances, but was probably best known for his work in his later
years with filmmakers such as Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, and
Kevin Smith. Michael Parks died in his Los Angeles home Tuesday.  A cause
of death  has yet to be revealed.   


                2008

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Alan Shepard became the first American in space when he made
a short suborbital flight on this day in 1961.

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On the  day in 1821, Napoleon Bonaparte on his deathbed.

The cause of his death has been debated. Napoleon’s physician, François
Carlo
Antommarchi
, led the autopsy, which found the cause of death to be
stomach cancer. He was 51.

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The member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army died while on
a hunger strike during imprisonment at HM Prison Maze (Long Kesh).

He was the leader of the strike in which prisoners protested against
the removal of Special Category Status.

 

 

 

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Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "Fifth of May") is a celebration held on May 5. The
date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army‘s victory over French
forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General
Ignacio Zaragoza.

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