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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1998, President Bill Clinton’s Grand Jury testimony in the
Monica Lewinsky scandal is aired on national television.

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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again
is a
children’s fantasy
novel
by English author J. R. R. Tolkien. It was published on
this day in 1937 to wide critical acclaim, being nominated for
the
Carnegie Medal and awarded a prize from the New York
Herald Tribune
for best juvenile fiction.

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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (January 3, 1892 – September 2,1973)

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On this day in 1970,  "NFL Monday Night Football" made its debut on
ABC-TV. The game was between the Cleveland Browns and the New
York Jets. The Browns won 31-21.


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The booth team: Howard Cosell, Keith Jackson and Don Meredith.

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Sandra Day O’Connor was confirmed as the first woman to serve as a
Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court on this day in 1981. President Ronald
(above) made the appointment.

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Sandra Day O’Connor turned 87 in March.

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Stephen Edwin King is 70 years old today.

Author Stephen King‘s bestselling horror, science fiction, and suspense
novels include Carrie, The Shining, Misery, and The Dark Tower series. His numerous literary honors include a
Bram Stoker Award, an O. Henry Award,
and a National Book Foundation Medal.

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William (Bill) James Murray is 67 years old today.

Comedian and actor Bill Murray was nominated for an Academy
Award for Best Actor for his starring role in the 2003 film Lost
in Translation. Murray’s best known films include Caddyshack,
Ghostbusters, and Groundhog Day. Prior to his film career, he
was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1977 to 1980. In
his youth, he worked as a golf caddy to fund his high school
education. Bill began taking pre-med courses at Regis University
in Denver, Colorado, but dropped out.

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From Caddyshack, 1980.

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Bill Murry in the 1993 comedy Groundhog Day.

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From Goastbusters, 1984.

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THE ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET ~

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Sweden and France were the first countries to form the buffet concept. The
smorgasbord originated in Sweden as a way to feed hungry out-of-town
visitors. The offering started out small with just bread and butter, which in
the Swedish language translates to “smorgasbord”. The menu grew to
include salted fish, eggs and boiled vegetables, moving on to cold cuts,
warm entrees and salads, ending the spread with dessert and coffee. The
French offered a more refined display featuring lavish “buffet” tables. 

The Swedish folks brought their smorgasbord to America at the 1939
World’s Fair in New York. The sizable selection of food was located
atop a rotating platform inside the Three Crowns restaurant (below).

The smorgasbord at Three Crowns went on to inspire other buffet-style
restaurants in the 1950’s.      

    
     

   
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Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan left Spain on this day in 1519 to
find a route to the Spice Islands of Indonesia. Magellan was killed during
the trip, but one of his ships eventually made the journey.

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On this day in 1958, Martin Luther King, Jr. was signing books at a store in
Harlem when a woman stabbed him in the chest with a letter opener. The
sharp instrument went through his sternum and came close.

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King during his hospital stay.

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Holocaust survivor and Nazi Hunter Simon Wiesenthal died on this
day in 2005. He was 96.

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Wiesenthal’s grave marker in Israel.

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It was on this day in 1973.

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On this day in 1973, singer Jim Croce was killed in a plane crash on his way
to Sherman,
TX, for a concert. Maury Muehleisen and four others were also
killed.

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Sophia Loren (Sofia Costanza Brigida Villani Scicolone) 
is 83 today.

Italian actress Sophia Loren won an Academy Award for Best
Actress for her role as Cesira in the 1962 film Two Women. She
voiced the character Mama Topolino in the 2011 Disney feature
Cars 2. Before fame, she was a finalist for a beauty pageant in
Naples at the age of fourteen.

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TWIGGY IS 68 YEARS YOUNG TODAY

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Twiggy (Lesley Hornby)

English fashion model Twiggy is known for her very thin look during the
1960s. She popularized the ‘bob’ haircut and heavy eye make up. After
modelling, Twiggy enjoyed a successful career as a screen, stage, and
television actress. Her role in The Boy Friend (1971) brought her two
Golden Globe Awards. She has hosted her own series Twiggy’s People,
in which she interviewed celebrities.

 

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The Battle of Saratoga was won by American soldiers during the Revolutionary War on this day in 1777.

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A picture from the Police Gazette, showing a dying
President Garfield being comforted by his wife
Lucretia on this day in 1881.

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On this day in 1934.

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Bruno Richard Hauptmann (1899-1936) arrested as
a suspect in the Lindbergh kidnapping.

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Charles Lindbergh Jr.

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On this day in 1995.          

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Theodore John Kaczynski turned 75 in May.

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The CBS sitcom debuted on this day in 1970 and ran
till March 19, 1977.  It is one of the most acclaimed TV
programs in US television history. It received high
praise from critics during its run, including Emmy
Awards
for Outstanding Comedy Series three years
in a row (1975–77), and continued to be honored long
after the final episode aired. In 2013, the Writers Guild
of America
ranked The Mary Tyler Moore Show No. 6
in its list of the 101 Best Written TV Series of All Time

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Mary Tyler Moore (December 29, 1936 – January 25, 2017)

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