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GENEVA (AP) — A large, drop-shaped natural pearl pendant (above) sold for
a hammer price of $32 million at an auction of jewelry that once belonged
to French Queen Marie Antoinette, which
Sotheby’s is calling a record
price for a pearl at auction.

The "Queen Marie Antoinette’s Pearl," a diamond-and-pearl pendant, was
among the highlight offerings on the block at the Sotheby’s sale of Bourbon-
Parma dynasty jewelry.


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Marie Antoinette (Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna)
November 2, 1755 – October 16, 1793)

Marie Antoinette was the last Queen of France before the
French Revolution. She was convicted by the Revolutionary
of high treason and executed by guillotine on the
Place de la Révolution.

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On this day in 1947, the engagement of Britain’s Princess Elizabeth
to Lt. Philip Mountbatten was announced.

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On this day in 1997, Mike Tyson was banned from the boxing ring
and fined $3 million for biting the ear of opponent Evander Holyfield
during their bout on June 22, 1997 (below).

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Actor Rodney Stephen Steiger
(April 14, 1925 – July 9, 2002)

Cited as "one of Hollywood’s most charismatic
and dynamic stars", Steiger died of
and kidney failure as a result of complications
from surgery for a
gall bladder tumor on July 9,
in Los Angeles. He was 77.

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Rod Steiger in 1969

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Rod Steiger received his third Oscar nomination and won
his only Oscar for playing Gillespie, a police chief in the
1969 film The Heat of the Night (1967).

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Popular actor Thomas Jeffrey Hanks is 62 today.

Legendary actor Tom Hanks has won back-to-back Academy Awards for
Best Actor for his roles in
Philadelphia in 1993 and Forrest Gump in
1994. He has starred in many other classics, including
Cast Away 
The Green Mile (1999), Saving Private Ryan (1998), and Apollo

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(NEWSER) – A ring said to have belonged to Joan of Arc is back in the medieval peasant-turned-warrior’s native France nearly 600 years after she was burned
at the stake. The ring, which had been in England since the 15th century, sold
at auction for more than $400,000 (about 30 times its estimated worth). It was 
purchased by the du Fou foundation, which runs a historical theme park in
western France. The BBC reported the ring arrived home on Friday.

The golden statue of Saint Joan of Arc on the Rue de Rivoli 
in Paris, France.

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Marilyn Monroe with Marlon Brando

A pair of clip-on rhinestone earrings formerly owned by Marilyn Monroe has sold 
at an auction for $185,000. Julian’s Auctions said the actress wore the jewelry in 
1955 when she attended the opening of "The Rose Tattoo,"

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NEW YORK (AP) –  A wristwatch that is believed to have been used to declare 
the time of President John F. Kennedy’s death is going on the auction block in 
New York City.

The 18-carat Patek Philippe timepiece is estimated to bring up to $150,000
at Christie’s on Dec. 17. The stopwatch (above) was made in 1948 and was 
purchased for Dr. Kemp Clark by his mother in Switzerland a year later for

Clark was one of several attending physicians at Parkland Memorial Hospital
in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, when president Kennedy entered the ER. He was
pronounced dead at 1 p.m. by referring to the watch, according to his family,
and signed the death certificate.

"There is endless debate among historians on the actual time of death and
there was most likely also a clock in the ER," said John Reardon, Christie’s
international co-head of watches. "However, the family and historians agree
to these facts: the watch was on his wrist that day and he called the time of
death and signed the death certificate."

A portion of the proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Red Cross.

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           Dr. William Kemp Clark (1925-2007)

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