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A CULTURAL MUSIC ICON HAS DIED AT 76

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Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018)


Aretha Franklin, the “Queen of Soul” has died after a battle with advanced
pancreatic cancer.

Franklin received numerous honors throughout her career including a 1987 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in which she became the first
female performer to be inducted.

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Flowers and tributes are placed on the star for Aretha Franklin on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (AFP)

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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It was on this day in 1977.

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Forest Hill Cemetery.

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Sports Illustrated was published for the first time on this day in
1954. It was claimed that 250,000 subscriptions had been sold
before the first issue came off of the presses.

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Madonna Louise Ciccone is 60 years young today.

Pop icon and diva Madonna was one of the most prominent faces in
music during the 1980’s. She has sold over 300 million albums across
the world. Her best known songs include "
Like A Virgin," "Papa Don’t
Preach
," and "4 Minutes."  

She grew up in an Italian-American household and was a straight A
student, as well as
a cheerleader, in high school. After earning a degree
from the
University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, she
moved to New York City to pursue dance.

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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On this day in 1945, the Allies proclaimed V-J Day, victory over
Japan, a day after Japan agreed to surrender unconditionally.

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Woodstock began on this day in 1969 at Max Yasqur’s
dairy farm in upstate New York.

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Napoléon Bonaparte (August 15, 1769 – May 5, 1821)

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Napoleon was the Emperor of France who rose to power in the aftermath of
the French Revolution in 1799 and waged war with every major European
power in a series of wars known as the Napoleonic Wars. After a series
of military failures he was finally defeated at the Battle of Waterloo in
1815 and spent the last 6 years of his life in exile on the island of St.
Helena.
 

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On this day in 1947, India became independent from Britain and was divided into the countries of India and Pakistan. India had been
under British rule for about 200 years.

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The Omagh bombing was a car bombing that took place on this day
in 1998 in Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It was carried
out by a group calling themselves the Real Irish Republican Army,
a Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) splinter group who
opposed the IRA’s ceasefire and the Good Friday Agreement.

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An aerial view of the devastation caused in Omagh after the bombing.

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The Panama Canal was officially opened to commercial traffic on
this day in 1914, as an American ship sailed from the Atlantic to
the Pacific Ocean. The first vessel to pass through the canal was
the American cargo and passenger ship SS Ancon.

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A newly expanded Panama Canal in 1016.

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"The Wizard of Oz" premiered in Hollywood, CA. on this day
in 1939.
Judy Garland became famous for the movie’s song
"Somewhere Over the Rainbow."

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Judy Garland (Frances Ethel Gumm) (June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969)

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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It was announced by President Truman on this day in 1945, Japan
had surrendered unconditionally. The surrender ended World War II.


Japanese foreign affairs minister Mamoru Shigemitsu signs the 
their  Instrument of Surrender on board USS Missouri as General
Richard K. Sutherland watches, September 2, 1945.

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It was on this day in 2003.

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into
law on this day in 1935. The act created unemployment insurance
and pension plans for the elderly.

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On this day in 1969, British troops arrived in Northern Ireland to
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Operation Banner

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Lech Walesa

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Stephen Glenn Martin is 73 years old today. Born in Waco, Texas.

Comedian, actor and musician Steve Martin is best known films include 
The Jerk (1979), Father of the Bride (1991), Roxanne (1987), Three Amigos
(1986), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988) and Planes, Trains, and Automobiles 
(1987).
He hosted the Academy Awards in 2001, 2003 and 2010 and he has
hosted
NBC’s Saturday Night Live on a number of occasions

While he has played banjo since an early age, and included music in his
comedy routines from the beginning of his professional career, he has
increasingly dedicated his career to music since the 2000s, acting less
and spending much of his professional life playing banjo, recording,
and touring with various bluegrass acts, including
Earl Scruggs.

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MOVIE WAS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1973

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(History) – On this day in 1973, “American Graffiti,” a nostalgic coming-of-
age tale set  in 1962 on the streets and steeped in the car-centric culture of suburban
California, was released in theaters across the U.S. The movie 
went  on to become a sleeper hit.   

“American Graffiti” was the second full-length feature film directed by George Lucas (below) who would later become best known for the blockbuster hit
“Star Wars” (1977) and its sequels.

   
    
    
    
    
   
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