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OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN IS 69 TODAY

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Four-time Grammy Award-winning actress and singer Olivia Newton-John 
gained fame in Grease (1978) and released the double platinum album
Physical. She has sold over 100 million records and has released over 10 
Top Ten Billboard Hot 100 singles. She formed an all-girl group, Sol Four,
with three of her classmates during her teens.

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On this day in 1957, 300 U.S. Army troops stood guard as nine black students
were escorted to class at Central High School in Little Rock,
AR. The children
had been forced to withdraw 2 days earlier because of unruly white mobs.

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On this day in 1919, President Woodrow Wilson collapsed after a speech in 
Pueblo,
CO. The speaking tour was in support of the Treaty of Versailles.

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On this day in 1897.

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William Cuthbert Faulkner
(September 25, 1897 – July 6, 1962)

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Michael Kirk Douglas is 73 today.

Michael Douglas won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role
in the 1987 film Wall Street. He reprised his role in the 2010 sequel
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. His other notable film credits
include The China Syndrome (1979) Basic Instinct (1992) and Falling
Down (1993). He is the son of legendary actor
Kirk Douglas.

A poster depicting an older man standing on a concrete platform, wearing a business outfit, holding a briefcase and a shotgun. Above in black letters it reads: "Michael Douglas". Below in large white letters over a red background it reads: "Falling Down". Beneath that with the film credits, it reads in small white letters: "A Joel Schumacher Film". In the background are skyscrapers and a smog filled sky.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day on 1776.

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A depiction of the hanging of Nathan Hale.

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A border conflict between Iran and Iraq developed into a full-scale
war on this day in 1980.  

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Gerald Ford looks to where a shot was fired as he is leaving the St.
Francis Hotel.

On Sept. 22, 1975, Sara Jane Moore’s attempt to assassinate President Ford
was thwarted by Oliver Sipple, a disabled former marine. It was the second
attempt on Ford’s life in less than three weeks.


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Sara Jane Moore

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On this day in 1964, "Fiddler on the Roof" opened on Broadway. It was the beginning of a run of 3,242 performances.

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Irving Berlin (Israel Beilin)  (May 11, 1888 – September 22, 1989)

Irving Berlin was a Russian born, American composer and lyricist, widely considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history.

“God Bless America” was composed by  Jewish songwriter, Irving Berlin, in 1938. Berlin’s original name was Israel Baline, and he was born in Eastern Russia in 1888.

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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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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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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April 6, 1962

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