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OSCAR-WINNING DIRECTOR DEAD AT 73

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Robert Jonathan Demme (February 22, 1944 – April 26, 2017)

The acclaimed director of "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991) and "Philadelphia"
(1993) Jonathan Demme passed away in New York on Wednesday.

According to family sources, he had been battling esophageal cancer and died 
of complications from heart disease.

 

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ED DONAHUE

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Chernobyl reactor number four after the disaster, showing the
extensive damage to the main reactor hall (image centre) and
turbine building (image lower left)

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              John Wilkes Booth (May 10, 1838 – April 26, 1865)

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Colonists Landing at what would become Jamestowne occurred
on this day in 1607.

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Lucille Désirée Ball (August 6, 1911 – April 26, 1989)

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MOTORSPORTS STAR ABOUT TO RETIRE

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NASCAR Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced today he will retire
from full-time racing after the 2017 season.

Earnhardt, 42, made his debut in NASCAR’s top series in 1999. He is a two-
time winner of the Daytona 500, and he has qualified for the NASCAR playoffs
eight times. Earnhardt’s 600th career start came March 26, soon after he
began his 18th full-time season.

The North Carolina-born driver missed most of the 2016 season after suffering
a concussion from a crash in June.

Even though he was sidelined for 18 races, Earnhardt was the second-highest
earner in NASCAR last year, according to the latest data from Forbes. During
a press conference today he stated, he wanted go out "on my own terms."
(FoxNews)

 

 

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SANDY KOZEL

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Marconi was an Italian inventor and electrical engineer known for his pioneering
work on long-distance radio transmission and for his development of Marconi’s
law
and a radio telegraph system. He is often credited as the inventor of radio.

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Soviet and American forces meet at the Elbe River near Torgau,
Germany. World War II in Europe is almost over.

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The Hubble Telescope being deployed from space shuttle Discovery
on this day in 1990.

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The Hubble Space Telescope was deployed into low Earth orbit 
and remains in operation to this day.  

           

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SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1955

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X Minus One
was a half-hour science fiction radio drama series
broadcast
from April 24, 1955 to January 9, 1958 in numerous
timeslots on
NBC. The series was never able to generate a
large following.   

The writers of the magazine stories were not well known then
but now are the giants of today. These stories came from the
minds of Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, and Poul Anderson to
name a few.

 

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A vintage Zenith tube radio from 1955.

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