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RECAPPING PAST NEWS EVENTS

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In 1942, U.S. President Roosevelt signed an executive order giving
the military the authority to relocate and intern Japanese-Americans.

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During World War II, about 30,000 U.S. Marines landed on Iwo
Jima in 1945.

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William "Smokey" Robinson, Jr. is 77 years old today.

Smokey Robinson was a big fan of Westerns and thought his uncle’s nickname
Smokey Joe was a cowboy moniker. He was inspired to play by artists like Billy
Ward and His Dominoes.

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SINGLE RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1959

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Billboard magazine wrote that the song “What’d I Say’’ was "the strongest pop
record that the artist has done to date". Within weeks it topped out at number
one on Billboard’s R&B singles chart, number six on the Billboard Hot 100, and
it became Charles’ first gold record. It also became Atlantic Records’ best-
selling song at the time.

 

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PAST EVENTS THAT MADE NEWS

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Michael Jeffrey Jordan is 55 years old today.

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SINGER DIED ON THIS DAY IN 1965

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Nat King Cole (Nathaniel Adams Coles) (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965).

Cole died of complications following surgery for lung cancer at the age of 48. His
recordings remained popular worldwide long after his death.


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SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1958

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Richard Augustus Wagstaff "Dick" Clark Jr.
(November 30, 1929 – April 18, 2012)


The Dick Clark Show
(also known as Dick Clark’s Saturday Night Beechnut Show)
was a musical variety show broadcast weekly on the ABC television network 7:30-
8 PM (Eastern Time) on Saturdays from February 15, 1958 through September 10, 1960, sponsored (except for the first two shows) by Beechnut Gum.

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"For now, Dick Clark — so long!"

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