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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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It was on this day in 1977.

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Forest Hill Cemetery.

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Sports Illustrated was published for the first time on this day in
1954. It was claimed that 250,000 subscriptions had been sold
before the first issue came off of the presses.

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Madonna Louise Ciccone is 60 years young today.

Pop icon and diva Madonna was one of the most prominent faces in
music during the 1980’s. She has sold over 300 million albums across
the world. Her best known songs include "
Like A Virgin," "Papa Don’t
Preach
," and "4 Minutes."  

She grew up in an Italian-American household and was a straight A
student, as well as
a cheerleader, in high school. After earning a degree
from the
University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, she
moved to New York City to pursue dance.

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FATAL PLANE CRASH ON THIS DAY IN 1935

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Will Rogers and Wiley Post were killed in a plane crash near Point
Barrow,
AK.on this day in 1935.  Post and American humorist Will
Rogers perished when the aircraft Post was piloting crashed on
takeoff from a lagoon near Point Barrow in the Territory of Alaska.

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Will Rogers (left) and Wiley Post before taking off for Alaska.

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1945, the Allies proclaimed V-J Day, victory over
Japan, a day after Japan agreed to surrender unconditionally.

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Woodstock began on this day in 1969 at Max Yasqur’s
dairy farm in upstate New York.

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Napoléon Bonaparte (August 15, 1769 – May 5, 1821)

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Napoleon was the Emperor of France who rose to power in the aftermath of
the French Revolution in 1799 and waged war with every major European
power in a series of wars known as the Napoleonic Wars. After a series
of military failures he was finally defeated at the Battle of Waterloo in
1815 and spent the last 6 years of his life in exile on the island of St.
Helena.
 

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On this day in 1947, India became independent from Britain and was divided into the countries of India and Pakistan. India had been
under British rule for about 200 years.

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The Omagh bombing was a car bombing that took place on this day
in 1998 in Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It was carried
out by a group calling themselves the Real Irish Republican Army,
a Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) splinter group who
opposed the IRA’s ceasefire and the Good Friday Agreement.

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An aerial view of the devastation caused in Omagh after the bombing.

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The Panama Canal was officially opened to commercial traffic on
this day in 1914, as an American ship sailed from the Atlantic to
the Pacific Ocean. The first vessel to pass through the canal was
the American cargo and passenger ship SS Ancon.

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A newly expanded Panama Canal in 1016.

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"The Wizard of Oz" premiered in Hollywood, CA. on this day
in 1939.
Judy Garland became famous for the movie’s song
"Somewhere Over the Rainbow."

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Judy Garland (Frances Ethel Gumm) (June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969)

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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SANDY KOZEL

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Berlin was once divided by a barbed wire fence to halt the flight of refugees. Two days later on this day in 1961, work on the Berlin Wall began.

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Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (August 13, 1926 – November 25, 2016)

Infamous Cuban dictator and revolutionary Fidel Castro came to power in
1959 and served as his country’s Prime Minister until 1976 and President
from 1976 to 2008.

 

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Present day Mexico City was captured by Spanish conqueror Hernando Cortez from the Aztec Indians on this day in 1521.

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Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock
(August 13, 1899 – April 29, 1980)
 
 

Iconic director Alfred Hitchcock is known as The
Master of Suspense for his classic films such as
 
Psycho (1960), Rear Window (1954), Dial M for
Murder
(1954), and The Birds (1963). One of the
most influential filmmakers of all time, he directed
over 50 feature
films, and his work continues to
circulate through film circles and classic movie
channels.

 

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It was on this day in 1995.

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Mickey Charles Mantle
(October 20, 1931 – August 13, 1995)

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Mantle played his entire Major League Baseball career with the New
York Yankees
as a center fielder and first baseman, from 1951
through 1968. He was nicknamed The Commerce Comet and The
Mick.

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THE TAN – MAN IS 79 YEARS OLD TODAY

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Actor George Stevens Hamilton, born in Memphis, Tennessee.

Hamilton won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for a BAFTA
Award
. He has received one additional BAFTA nomination and two
additional Golden Globe nominations. George Hamilton began his film
career in 1952.

 

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