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Guglielmo Marconi, (1st Marquis of Marconi) (April 25, 1874 – July 20, 1937) 


Marconi was an
Italian inventor and electrical engineer known for his
pioneering work on long-distance
radio transmission and for his
development of
Marconi’s law and a radio telegraph system. He is
credited as the
inventor of radio, and he shared the 1909 Nobel
Prize in Physics
with Karl Ferdinand Braun "in recognition of
their contributions to the development of wireless telegraphy".

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It was on this day in 1507.

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On this day in 1945, U.S. and Soviet forces met at Torgau, Germany 
near the Elbe River.

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The U.S. Hubble Space Telescope was placed into Earth’s orbit on
this day in 1990. It was released by the space shuttle Discovery
(below).

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Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996)

The Queen of Jazz, Ella Fitzgerald, won thirteen Grammy Awards and
became a legend for singing "Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall"
and "I’m Making Believe." Her rendition of "Summertime" with Louis
Armstrong
is considered one of the best collaborations in music
history.

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Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong in the recording studio.

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On this day in 1968, U.S. troops in Vietnam destroyed a village
consisting mostly of women and children. The event is known
as the My-Lai massacre.

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William Laws Calley Jr. will be 75 in June.

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Terry Anderson, an Associated Press newsman, was taken hostage
in Beirut on this day in 1985. He was released on December 4,1991.

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Physicist Robert H. Goddard launched the first liquid-fuel rocket on
this day in 1926. Goddard is known as the father of modern rocketry.

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Robert Hutchings Goddard
(October 5, 1882 – August 10, 1945)

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Jerry Lewis (Joseph Levitch)  (March 16, 1926 – August 20, 2017)

Comedian, actor, and muscular dystrophy telethon host Jerry Lewis 
formed one of history’s greatest comedy teams with
Dean Martin. He
received
Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Los Angeles Film
Critics Association, The American Comedy Awards, and the Venice
Film Festival.

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From left: Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.

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SANDY KOZEL

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Albert Einstein (March 14, 1879 – April 18, 1955) 


German-born
theoretical physicist Albert Einstein 
developed the
theory of relativity, one of the two
pillars of
modern physics and is also known for its
influence on the
philosophy of science. He received
the 1921
Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to
theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery
of the law of the
photoelectric effect".

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Quincy Delight Jones Jr. is 85 years old today.

Quincy Jones is an Influential record producer, arranger, and
musician of many film scores, classic albums, and hit songs. He
is perhaps best known for producing multiple albums by the great
Michael Jackson, including 1982’s Thriller and 1987’s Bad. He was
inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. 

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Michael Jackson (left) with “Q” (Quincy Jones).

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Sir Michael Caine (Maurice Joseph Micklewhite Jr.)
is 85 years old today.

Across his fifty-year career,Michael Caine has had roles in The
Cider House Rules
(1999), and The Italian Job (1969). He also

played Bruce Wayne’s butler Alfred Pennyworth in The Dark
Knight Trilogy (2005 – 2012). He served in the Korean War for
the British Army and was knighted in 2000.

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Michael Caine as Alfred in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ (2012).

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Eli Whitney received a patent for his cotton gin on this day in
1794.

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On this day in 1995, American astronaut Norman Thagard (above)
became the first American to enter space aboard a Russian rocket.

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Norman Earl Thagard will turn 75 July 3. He retired in 1996.

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Alexander Graham Bell made the first successful call with the
telephone on this day in 1876. He spoke the words "Mr. Watson,
come here, I want to see you."

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On this day in 1969, James Earl Ray pled guilty in Memphis, TN, to
the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Ray later repudiated the
guilty plea and maintained his innocence until his death in April of
1998.

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Police stand with civil rights leaders Ralph Abernathy (2L), Andrew
Young (3L), and Jesse Jackson (4L), and others on the balcony of
the the Lorraine Motel over body of slain American civil rights leader 
Dr. Martin Luther King following his assassination in Memphis, TN
on April 4, 1968.

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Konstantin Ustinovich Chernenko
(September 24, 1911 – March 10, 1985)

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Herman Tarnower
(March 18, 1910 – March 10, 1980)

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Walter Matthau (left) and Art Carney (right) opened
on Broadway in "The Odd Couple" on this day in
1965. It later became a hit on television.

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DAVID MELENDY

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Rodney King was severely beaten by Los Angeles police officers on
this day in1991. The scene was captured on amateur video.

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The deadly L.A. rioting began almost immediately after jurors set the above officers, involved in the Rodney King beating, free on April 29,
1992.

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Alexander Graham Bell (March 3, 1847 – August 2, 1922)

Alexander Graham Bell was a Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer,
and innovator who is credited with patenting the first practical
telephone
and founding the
American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T)
in 1885.

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Alexander Graham Bell places the first New York to Chicago call in
1892.

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The "Star Spangled Banner," written by Francis Scott Key, was
adopted as the American national anthem on this day in 1931. The
song was originally a poem known as "Defense of Fort McHenry."

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The first issue of Time magazine was published on this day in
1923 and featured Speaker Joseph G. Cannon on the cover. The
magazine was founded and originally run by Henry Luce (below).

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Henry Robinson Luce
(April 3, 1898 – February 28, 1967)

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Steve Fossett Completed his solo Around The World Flight without
refueling on this day in 2005.


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James Stephen “Steve” Fossett
(April 22, 1944 – c. September 3, 2007)


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