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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1961, America was asked by President Kennedy to
work toward putting a man on the moon before the end of the
decade.

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On this day in 1977, "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" opened
and became the largest grossing film to date.

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Director George Lucas.

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In Houston on this day in 2006, former Enron Corp. chiefs Kenneth
Lay and Jeffrey Skillinng were convicted of conspiracy and fraud
for the downfall of Enron.

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It was on this day in 1992, Jay Leno debuted as the new permanent
host of NBC’s "Tonight Show."

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Comedian Billy Crystal (left) was Leno’s first guest on the show. He
also appeared on Leno’s final “Tonight Show” episode on February
6, 2014.

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CAMILLE
BOHANNON

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On this day in 1980, Mount St. Helens in Washington erupts, causing
a massive avalanche and killing 57 people on this day in 1980. Ash
from the volcanic eruption fell as far away as Minnesota. Seismic
activity at Mount St. Helens, which is 96 miles south of Seattle,
began on March 16.

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USGS geologist Don Swanson (in red) and his colleague, Jim
Moore, view a car filled with ash deposits from the eruption of
Mount St. Helens.

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On this day in 1896, the U.S. Supreme court upheld the "separate but equal" policy in the Plessy vs. Ferguson decision. The ruling was overturned 58 years later with Brown vs. Board of Education.


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Pope Saint John Paul II (Karol Józef Wojtyła)
(May 18, 1920 – April 2, 2005)

Pope John Paul was the second longest-serving pope
in history who was the leader of the Catholic Church
from 1978 to 2005. He was one of the most influential
leaders of the 20th century who worked to bring Jews,
Christians, and Muslims together. He was canonized
as a Saint in April of 2014.

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Frank Russell Capra (Francesco Rosario Capra)
(May 18, 1897 – September 3, 1991)

Capra became one of America’s most influential directors during
the 1930s, winning three
Oscars from his six nominations as 
Best Director, along with three other Oscar wins from nine
nominations in other categories. Among his leading films
were It Happened One Night (1934), You Can’t Take It with You
(1938), and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington(1939);
Capra was
nominated as Best Director and as producer for Academy
Award for Best Picture on all three films, winning both
awards on the first two.


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On this day in 2003, "Les Miserables" closed after 6,680 shows and
16 years on Broadway.

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Les Misérables has been voted the greatest musical of all time in
a public poll conducted by a new online radio station dedicated
to musical theatre.

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AWARD WINNING DIRECTOR DIES AT 86

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Miloš Forman (Jan Tomáš Forman)
(February 18, 1932 – April 13, 2018)

(AP) – Czech filmmaker Milos Forman, whose American movies "One
Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest" and "Amadeus" won a deluge of
Academy Awards, including best director Oscars, died Saturday
morning. According to a statement released by the director’s
agent, Dennis Aspland. Milos died at Danbury Hospital, near his
home in Warren, Conn. He had been admitted to the hospital on
Friday due to an unknown illness.

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MIKE GRACIA

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On this day in 1997, Dr. Martin Luther King JR’s son Dexter (left) 
met with James Earl Ray, the accused assassin of his father.

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It was on this day in 2002.

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On this day in 1998, the FDA approved the prescription drug Viagra,
the first pill for male impotence.

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Quentin Jerome Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Film director, producer, and screenwriter Quentin Tarantino first received
acclaim for his 1990s crime films
Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and Jackie
Brown
.  He dropped out of High School his freshman year to go to acting
school.

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SANDY KOZEL

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State troopers and a sheriff’s posse broke up a march by civil rights demonstrators in Selma, AL. on this day in 1965.

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On this day in 1936, Hitler sent German troops into the Rhineland in violation of the Locarno Pact and the Treaty of Versailles.

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Stanley Kubrick (July 26, 1928 – March 7, 1999)

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