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SIGOURNEY WEAVER IS 68 TODAY

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Susan Alexandra Weaver

Sigourney Weaver played the resourceful action hero Ellen Ripley in Alien
(1979), Aliens (1986) for which she was nominated for the Academy Award
for Best Actress, Alien 3 (1992), and Alien Resurrection (1997). She also
played Dana Barrett in Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989) 
and Dr. Grace Augustine in Avatar (2009).
 

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Sigourney Weaver in Alien.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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On this day in 1981.

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On this day in 1973.

Egypt and Syria attacked Israel in an attempt to win back territory that had
been lost in the third Arab-Israel war. Support for Israel led to a devastating
oil embargo against many nations including the
U.S. and Great Britain on
October 17, 1973. The war lasted 2 weeks.

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A UN weapons inspector in Iraq looking for WMD’s. The findings
were reported on this day in 2004 by chief weapons inspector
David Kay (below) told the senate there were,in fact, no weapons
of mass destruction. 

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On this day in 1989.

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On this day in 1927 "The Jazz Singer" opened in New York starring Al
Jolson. The film, the first ‘talkie,’ was based on the short story "The
Day of Atonement" by Sampson Raphaelson.

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1923

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High School yearbook, 1941

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Heston as Moses from The Ten Commandments.

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Charlton Heston (John Charles Carter)
(October 4, 1923 – April 5, 2008)


As a Hollywood star, Charlton Heston appeared in 100 films
over the course of 60 years. He played Moses in  The Ten
Commandments
(1956), for which he received his first
nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor –
Motion Picture Drama
. He also starred in  Ben-Hur (1959),
for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor, and
Planet of the Apes (1968).

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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The Soviet Union launched Sputnik I into orbit around the Earth on
this day in 1957. Sputnik was the first manmade satellite to enter
space. Sputnik I fell out of orbit on January 4, 1958.

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On this day in 1993, dozens of Somalis dragged an American soldier through
the streets of Mogadishu. A videotape showed Michael Durant being taken
prisoner by Somali militants.

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Joseph Frank "Buster" Keaton (October 4, 1895 – February 1, 1966)

Buster Keaton was an American actor, comedian, film director, producer, screenwriter, and stunt performer who  was best known for his silent films,
in which his trademark was
physical comedy with a consistently stoic,
deadpan
expression, earning him the nickname "The Great Stone Face."

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On this day in 1970.

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Janis Lyn Joplin  (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970)

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Mahatma (Mohandas) K Gandhi was born on this day
in
1869.

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On this day in 1919, President Woodrow Wilson suffered a stroke
that left him partially paralyzed.

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Thurgood Marshall was sworn in in this day in 1967. He was the first African-American member of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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On this day in 1985.

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"Peanuts," the comic strip created by Charles M. Schulz, was published for
the first time in seven newspapers on this day in 1950.

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Charles Monroe Schulz  (November 26, 1922 – February 12, 2000)

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Sting (Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner) is 66 years old today.

British born Sting is a multi-instrumentalist and singer for The Police, known
for such hits as "Don’t Stand So Close to Me" and "Message in a Bottle." He
also became a successful solo artist, releasing his first album The Dream of
the Blue Turtles in 1985, followed by ten more albums the next two decades.

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