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LAST MAN ON THE MOON HAS DIED AT 82

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Eugene Andrew "Gene" Cernan (March 14, 1934 – January 16, 2017)

(FoxNews) – Gene Cernan, an early NASA astronaut who was the last man to
set foot on the moon, died Monday, according to a NASA announced in a
tweet.

Cernan was the commander of Apollo 17 in December 1972 – the last lunar
mission and one of the final Apollo flights.

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DICK GAUTIER HAS DIED AT 85

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Richard "Dick" Gautier (October 30, 1931 – January 13, 2017)

(AP) – Actor Dick Gautier, who gained fame playing an Elvis-like singer
in the Broadway musical "Bye Bye Birdie" and went on to play Hymie the
Robot on TV’s "Get Smart," has died.

His publicist Harlan Boll told The Associated Press.Gautier died Friday
at an assisted living facility in Los Angeles County.

Gautier, who started out as a standup comic, was nominated for a Tony
for his stage turn as Conrad Birdie.

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“Get Smart” Don Adams and Barbara Feldon with Richard
‘Dick’ Gautier, who plays Hymie the Robot.

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Dick Gautier and Company in “BYE BYE BIRDIE” (1961).

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FROM THE PDX RETRO BLOG ~

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On November 2, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill, proposed by Representative Katie Hall of Indiana, to create a federal holiday honoring
Martin Luther King JR. The bill had passed the House of Representatives
by a count of 338 to 90, a veto-proof margin. The holiday was observed for
the first time on January 20, 1986.

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PAST NEWS THAT MADE HEADLINES

today in history

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ED DONAHUE

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Space Shuttle Columbia Launch for it’s
28th and final mission.

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FORMER PRO WRESTLER IS DEAD AT 73

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James Reiher Snuka (born James Wiley Smith)  
(May 18, 1943 – January 15, 2017)  

Former pro wrestler Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka died Sunday, 12
days after a Pennsylvania judge dismissed a murder case
against him in the 1983 death of his girlfriend.

In December 2016, it was announced that Snuka was in hospice
and had an expected six months left to live, due to a terminal
illness
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Jimmy Snuka (l) and ed Francis during a match from
the Portland sports arena in portland, or, 1973.

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