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Ross Simpson

              

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BUDDY’S WEDDING ON THIS DAY IN 1958

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Maria Elena Santiago and Charles Hardin Holley, better known as Buddy
Holly, were married in the home of his parents, Ella and Lawrence Holley. 

Holly met Maria while visiting New York City on business. On February 3,
1959, Holly died in the crash of a private place near Clear Lake, Iowa. He
was only 22.
Maria, who was pregnant, watched the first reports of Holly’s
death on television. The following day she miscarried.

 

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Maria Elena Holly will be 83 in December.

This song along with "It Doesn’t Matter Anymore" and "Raining in My
Heart", was recorded during what would be Buddy’s last recording
session before his death.

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QUIZ SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1943

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Edmund (Tiny) Ruffner

The Better Half was a couples game show on Mutual radio that pitted
husbands and wives against each other to find out who was "the better
half."  The questions were fairly easy and about American life in general
with topics such as household items, color associations, and travel. Tiny
Ruffner hosted the program during its entire run until January 19, 1949.

  

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LOOKING BACK AT TODAY IN HISTORY

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Ed Danahue

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JAMESTOWN WEDDING ON THIS DAY IN 1614

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American Indian Pocahontas married English colonist John Rolfe at a church in
Jamestown, Virginia. Reverend Richard Buck, a Chaplin of the first session of
the Virginia General Assembly, presided their wedding. Pocahontas was later
known as Rebecca Rolfe. They had a son named Thomas who was born on
January 30, 1615.

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John Rolfe contributed greatly to the early development
of the American colonies. His success as a farmer had a 
significant financial impact.

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Portrait of Rebecca (Pocahontas) and her
son Thomas

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