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GAME SHOW CREATOR HAS DIED AT 87

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Charles Hirsch "Chuck" Barris  (June 3, 1929 – March 21, 2017)

(AP) – Chuck Barris, whose game show empire included "The Dating Game,"
"The Newlywed Game" and that infamous factory of cheese, "The Gong Show," 

According to publicist Paul Shefrin, Barris.died of natural causes Tuesday
afternoon at his home in Palisades, New York.
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SANDY KOZEL

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Members of the environmental group Greenpeace display banner.

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Debut album released on this day in 1963

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Andrew Lloyd Webber (Baron Lloyd-Webber) is 69 today.

Webber was knighted in 1992 and honored with a peerage
by Queen Elizabeth
II as recognition for his contributions to
Music.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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On this day in 1965.

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Johann Sebastian Bach  (March 21, 1685 – July 28, 1750)

Bach’s abilities as an organist were highly respected during his lifetime and
he is now generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time.

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PAINTING SOLD ON THIS DAY IN 1965

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Portrait of a Boy (previously Portrait of Titus) by Rembrandt
sold for $7,770.00.

Titus van Rijn was born in Amsterdam on September 22, 1641, the
fourth child of the famed artist Rembrandt van Rijn and his wife
Saskia van Uylenburgh. Titus is best known as a figure or model
in his father’s paintings and studies. He died in 1668 and was
buried in the Westerkerk in Amsterdam.

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Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
(July 15, 1606 – October 4, 1669)

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STUDENT PROTEST ON THIS DAY IN 1968

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Students at Howard University, a historically Black college, located in Washington, D.C., seized the administration building. The sit-in lasted
five days and led to campus reform and the establishment of the Afro-
American studies curriculum. In all, more than 100 students stood in
solidarity.

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