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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1877, Rutherford B. Hayes was declared the winner of
the 1876 presidential election by the
U.S. Congress. Samuel J. Tilden(below) however, had won the popular vote on November 7,
1876.

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Samuel Jones Tilden

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Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev is 87 years old today.

Mikhail Gorbachev was the eighth and last leader of the Soviet Union,
having been
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet
Union
from 1985 until 1991.

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From left: President Ronald Reagan and Mikail Gorbachev.

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The motion picture King Kong had its world premiere in New
York on this day in 1933.

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The Sound of Music is a 1965 American musical drama film produced and
directed by
Robert Wise, and starring Julie Andrews and Christopher
Plummer
premiered on this day in 1965 in  New York City. The film is an
adaptation of the 1959
stage musical of the same name, composed by
Richard Rodgers with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II.

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LINDA BLAIR IS 59 TODAY

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Linda Denise Blair was born in St. Louis, Missouri.

Actress Linda Blair played the possessed Regan in The Exorcist (1973)
which earned her a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress
as well as an Academy Award nomination. In 1977, she reprised her role
in Exorcist II: The Heretic. Her career began as a child model at age six
in 1970.

 

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HORROR DIRECTOR IS 70 TODAY

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John Howard Carpenter

Director and composer John Carpenter is known for his horror,
thriller and science fiction films. His filmography includes The
Thing (1982), Big Trouble in Little China (1986), Halloween (1978),
Escape from New York (1981) and Starman (1984). He has
composed most of the music for his films. Carpenter made
short horror films on 8mm before high school.

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Carpenter at the keyboard.

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MIKE GRACIA

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Communist East Germany opened its borders on this day in
1989, allowing its citizens to travel freely to West Germany.

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On this day in 1938, Nazi troops and sympathizers destroyed and
looted 7,500 Jewish businesses, burned 267 synagogues, killed 91
Jews, and rounded up over 25,000 Jewish men in an event that
became known as Kristallnacht or "Night of Broken Glass."

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The great Northeast blackout occurred on this day in 1965, as
several states and parts of Canada were hit by a series of power
failures lasting up to 13 1/2 hours.

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Dylan Marlais Thomas (October 27, 1914 – November 9, 1953)

Thomas came to be appreciated as a popular poet during his lifetime, though
he found earning a living as a writer difficult. He began augmenting his income
with reading tours and radio broadcasts.

At the post-mortem, the pathologist found three causes of death – pneumonia,
brain swelling and a fatty liver. Despite his heavy drinking his liver showed no
sign of cirrhosis. He was only 39.

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Arthur William Matthew "Art" Carney
(November 4, 1918 – November 9, 2003)

Actor in film, stage, television and radio, Art Carney is best known
for playing sewer worker Ed Norton opposite Jackie Gleason‘s Ralph
Kramden
in the CBS television sitcom The Honeymooners from 1955
to 1956. He won
the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in
Harry and Tonto (1974). Carney died in his sleep of natural causes
on November 9, 2003, 5 days after his 85th birthday, near his home
in Westbrook, Connecticut.

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Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, and Audey Meadows

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Art Carney as a department store Santa Clause in the
1960 Twilight Zone episode "Night of the Meek".
  

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On this day in 1938, Orson Welles’ "The War of the Worlds" aired on CBS
radio. The belief that the realistic radio dramatization was a live news event
about a Martian invasion caused panic among listeners.

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George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985)

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A deadly mudslide hit Nicaragua after hurricane Mitch on this
day in 1998.

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On this day in 1974.

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Stephen Valentine Patrick William Allen
(December 26, 1921 – October 30, 2000)

Comedian Steve Allen achieved national fame as the first host of NBC’s 
The Tonight Show, the first late night television talk show in September
1954.

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